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Sun 12/31 | 9:00 pm
Galería's New Year's Eve Pachanga
Hosted at Virgil's Sea Room

Join us for our last hurrah of the year, Galería’s New Year’s Eve Pachanga! Hosted at Virgil’s Sea Room, this will be an epic party where we will celebrate the past year and raise a glass to welcome 2018. This is also a benefit to support Galería, so bring everyone!

The champagne is chilling; the menu is cooking; the piñatas are on their way and the music is being curated so delen shine a sus shoes y venganse a bailar!

Early Bird ticket sale will end on 12/18/2017. After that, tickets will be availabe at the door for $20p/ticket.


Sun 12/17 | 12:00 pm
Holiday Mercado

The Holiday Mercado is back! Showcasing all your favorite Bay Area artists. Come by to shop for amazingly unique gifts for your friends and family! 

Be prepared to shop 'til you drop! 

 

 


Sat 12/9 | 2:00 pm
Paseo Artístico
The Calle 24 Paseo Artístico, or art stroll, is a new neighborhood series that will bring music, poetry, book readings, film and cultural tours to Calle 24 every second Saturday. Galeria de la Raza will be presenting a screen printing workshop, featuring artist Alyssa Aviles of Suavecita Press.


Sat 12/9 - Wed 1/31
Studio 24 Presents: Alyssa Aviles
Suavecita Press

Bio

Alyssa Aviles is a Xicana artist and arts educator in San Francisco, California. She was born and raised in the city’s Mission District, a place whose spiritual geography has influenced much of her work and career. Alyssa received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work explores the intersecting identities of the Xicana woman through personal narratives of her navigation through Nepantla. She illustrates the complexities, dualities, rituals and spirituality she has inherited from generations of ancestors navigating through the same parameters. Primarily a printmaker, Alyssa has chosen this method of creation because of its inherent ties to her heritage and community. The layered, repetitive and reductive properties of printmaking enable Alyssa to visually evoke her narratives, while the political power of printmaking enables her to both reach and involve her community in her practice.


Sun 12/3 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - 2017 Season Closer
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
The Lunada Fall Season Closer features floricanto with poeta NORMA LILIANA VALDEZ and vocalist LIZA JIMENEZ accompanied by MANUEL CONSTANCIO JR., and a dynamite Open Mic. Sign-up at 7pm.


Tue 11/28 - Wed 11/29
Giving Tuesday

By contributing to Galería de la Raza  you are helping to secure the programs and exhibitions that make Galería the most vibrant nonprofit Latino arts organization in the Bay Area! Help us continue to be an exciting home for Latinx arts and culture.

Click here to securely donate any amount!


Thu 11/9 - Sun 12/31
Host your holiday party at Galería!

Galería is available for rentals this holiday season! Come host your holiday party, end of the year or volunteer appreciation party! We are open for small and large groups and have competitive rental pricing.

Check out the Events tab on our site or email partnerships@galeriadelaraza.org with questions!


Fri 11/3 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featured artists TONY ROBLES, FLAVIA ELISA, and 10 spots on the Open Mic: Sign-up at 7pm.


Thu 11/2 | 7:30 pm
Día de los Muertos with Taller Bombalele

Galería de la Raza will be hosting an after event filled with music and celebration for Día de los Muertos with Taller Bombalele. Join us!


Thu 11/2 | 5:00 pm
ReclaMisión: A Community Día de los Muertos Celebration
Sacred Space- Education- Culture- Art

Join Us For ReclaMisión: A Community Día De Los Muertos Celebration

Location at Mission Preparatory School: Bryant Street Between 22nd & 23rd

Join Us For ReclaMisión: A Community Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Sacred Space – Education – Culture -Art
Thursday Nov 2, 5pm-8pm
Mission Preparatory School: Bryant Street Between 22nd & 23rd
Live Performance & Interactive Art-Making For All Age

 


Sat 10/28 - Sun 10/29 | 12:00 pm
Sugar Skull Decorating Workshops!
Come decorate with Michele!
Sugar Skull decorating workshops are back!


Sat 10/14 | 3:00 pm
Cathy Arellano Book Release
Join us in celebrating the release of poet Cathy Arellano’s second book I Love My Women, Sometimes They Love Me.


Sat 10/7 | 1:00 pm
Queer Latinx Tardeada

Join us for a Queer Latinx Tardeada, hosted by Queer Latinx Social Club!

This is an all ages event, come mingle, enjoy some drinks and check out the current exhibition!

Co-hosted by: Cine+Mas SF/ San Francisco Latino Film Festival 

RSVP on Facebook here!


Thu 10/5 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Francisco Aragón and Nancy Morejón, and 10 spots on the Open Mic.


Wed 9/27 - Thu 10/19
#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength Open Artist Call
Curated by Yosimar Reyes
UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 19TH!
The media has created a certain archetype of undocumented people, often conjuring images of fear and despair. These images populate the collective imagination, but rarely are undocumented people portrayed as entrepreneurs, creators and artists. Too often voices of actual undocumented people are subdued by allies feeling they need to speak on their behalf. #UndocuJoy’s goal is to challenge mainstream media and institutional portrayal of undocumented people across the US. 


Sat 9/23 | 3:00 pm
Fundraiser for Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Mexico City

Galería de la Raza has partnered with community leaders to host a fundraiser to send money and goods to those affected by the earthquakes in Mexico. 

The initial goal was to host an event that would raise funds to send back to Oaxaca, MX.  The latest update is that thousands are now homeless, 1/3 of some towns have completely fallen down, buildings are still falling, and worse, the tremors and aftershocks continue.  The hardest hit areas was in Istmo and Chiapas.

In the process of organizing this event, another earthquake hit which then affected several other areas: Jujutla, Morelos, CDMX, Puebla. 

Our goal now is to raise as much money to then re-grant it to NGOs on the ground doing relief work.  In addition, we have received word that many buildings although they are still standing, have been condemned which has displaced many people who are not receiving help.


Sat 9/23 - Sat 10/7
Centro de Acopio / Collection Center for Goods
DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH SATURDAY!

Collection center of goods for communities affected by the earthquakes in Mexico. 

As part of the fundraiser for the communities affected by the earthquakes in Mexico we are extending the ongoing tangible donations. Drop off is at Galería de la Raza. 


Thu 9/7 - Thu 11/30
To Immigrants with Love
Digital Mural Project by Jess X. Snow and Roger Peet
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present To Immigrants with Love, a digital mural project by Jess X. Snow and Roger Peet.


Tue 9/5 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring the book release celebration of Unaccompanied by Salvadorean poet Javier Zamora, and performance by Sophia Mabelitini, with readings by Leticia Hernandez, Javier Huerta, Joseph Rios, Solmaz Sharif, Charif Shanahan, and Monica Sok.


Sat 8/26 | 12:00 pm
Come Together Rally and March
Galería de la Raza will be co-hosting the Come Together Rally alongside Juanita MORE, Saturday August 26th at 12pm. We would love to see the community come out and support this important gathering for equality. We will be screen printing works by Jessica Sabogal and L7.


Fri 8/11 - Sat 10/14
Queerly Tèhuäntin | Cuir Us

Check out our review in the SF Chronicle!

Read our review in Hyperallergic here!

With this exhibition, Galería de la Raza presents a visual dialog across borders and generations about the ongoing struggle to be simultaneously Mexican or Chicanx and queer, that is, to be who we are.  To be queerly tehuantin,  Nahuatl for “us”.  To be queerly us.  Queer—or cuir, as the term is increasingly used in Spanish—in the sense of noncoventional sexualities and nonnormative gender expressions. Cuir us.


Mon 8/7 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - Fall Season Opener
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Featuring Chris Abani, Denise Chavez, Cathy Arellano, Norman Zelaya & special guests. Open Mic sign-up 7:00pm.

Please arrive early, anticipating a full house. 


Sat 6/24 - Wed 9/6
Para Lxs Migrant Queers
Digital Mural Project by Rommy Sabrado-Torrico

Galería de la Raza is pleased to present Para Lxs Migrant Queers, a digital mural project by Rommy Sabrado-Torrico.

 


Thu 6/22 | 9:30 pm
Film Screening: Extra Terrestrials at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
Co-Presenting for the Frameline 41 Film Festival
Frameline is San Francisco's International LGBTQ Film Festival that showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. The Festival runs from June 15 - 25 at five different venues. 


Thu 6/22 | 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Chavela at Landmark Theaters Piedmont
Co-Presenting for the Frameline 41 Film Festival

Frameline is San Francisco's International LGBTQ Film Festival that showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. The Festival runs from June 15 - 25 at five different venues. 


Wed 6/21 | 9:30 pm
Film Screening: Transit Havana at the Roxie Theater
Co-Presenting for the Frameline 41 Film Festival
Frameline is San Francisco's International LGBTQ Film Festival that showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. The Festival runs from June 15 - 25 at five different venues.


Sat 6/10 | 4:00 pm
Opening Reception: Power Through the Future
Galería de la Raza is proud to present Power Through the Future! Please join us for a day of celebrating these young voices as we open up our exhbition from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 10.  


Sat 6/10 - Sat 7/8
Last week to see Power Through the Future!
Under the new administration our communities have found themselves actively resisting through protest and mobilization. Millennials have been at the forefront of these movements and actions that oppose racist and discriminatory rhetoric. In light of their bold stance, we surveyed the nation through an open call titled the Future vs. 45, and what we present to you is a collection of narratives of resistance and activism in a group exhibition.


Fri 6/9 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Lunada's Spring 2017 Season Closer features Saint-Hills, DJ Glo, and 10 spots on our Open Mic. 


Sat 5/20
Book Launch: Orlando & Other Stories by Norman Zelaya
Join us in celebration for the book launch of Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of poetry by Norman Zelaya published by Pochino Press.

 


Sat 5/13 | 6:00 pm
Mama Says: QTPOC Linage & Storytelling
Radar Productions & Galeria de la Raza Co-present:
MAMA SAYS: QTPOC Lineage and Storytelling


Wed 5/10 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge & Free Me Fast
An evening of youth spoken word, song, & community Open Mic
Featuring Mireya Ixchel A.K.A. 'Lil' Deya, Aleja Cobarruviaz, Joey B. Gomez, singer/songwriter Astu, and Special Guests. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.


Mon 4/10 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featuring poetivist Thea Matthews, healing rhymes by Know Expressions, and Open Mic: Sign-up 7:15pm, hosted by Sandra García Rivera.


Sat 4/8 | 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Split by Denise Benavides
Galería de la Raza is please to welcome Denise Benavides and Kórima Press for a book release party and reading of Denise's new book published by Korima Press "Split."


Sat 4/8 | 12:00 pm
Chicano International Film Festival

 

SATURDAY, April 8, 2017
Galería de la Raza 12-4pm
12:00pm-1:45pm
Panel: Artivism: Art as Resistance
Performance Artists:
L7
*more artists to be announced
Screening: Defend With Me by Ana Saldaña
Screening: Why Should I Vote by Baktun12
 
2:00pm-4:00pm – Xicanx Rising
Film Screening:
Winner of the LGBT film:
400 Miles by Victor Martin
Q&A with Felix Martiz (Producer) and Fabian Martin (Co-Writer/Co-Producer)
*Panelist to be announced separately

12:00pm-1:45pm

Panel: Artivism: Art as Resistance

Performance Artists:

L7

*more artists to be announced

Screening: Defend With Me by Ana Saldaña

Screening: Why Should I Vote by Baktun12

 

2:00pm-4:00pm – Xicanx Rising

Film Screening:

Winner of the LGBT film:

400 Miles by Victor Martin

Q&A with Felix Martiz (Producer) and Fabian Martin (Co-Writer/Co-Producer)

 


Fri 3/31 - Sun 4/30
Artists Open Call: Youth Exhibition
The Future vs. 45

One of the most powerful ways in which our communities have been resisting the new administration has been through protest and mobilization. The youth of this nation have led many of these events, especially in the Bay Area and it is in this spirit that we offer our next exhibition as a call out to them. We are seeking works from artists ages 14-21 across the U.S. who are bringing awareness to issues happening in their communities. We welcome work that explores misconceptions tied to people of color, the school to prison pipeline, everyday harassment of LGBTQIA youth, family separations and deportations, and reinforcements of oppression throughout our institutions, education system, and at home.



Thu 3/16 - Fri 3/17 | 8:00 pm
Naomi Rincón Gallardo: The Formaldehyde Trip
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
Performance in Progress presents the debut of The Formaldehyde Trip, a live concert and video work by Mexico City-based artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo. 


Sun 3/12 | 3:00 pm
Salsa Sundays at El Rio!
Join us on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 3 to 8 pm for a day full of salsa dancing that will directly support Galería de la Raza.


Sat 3/11 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

March Lunada features LAS LUNAS LOCAS with Sharon Elliott, Devi S. Laskar, Sophia Rivera, and MARIA DE LA ROSA.

OPEN MIC: 10 spots on the list, 5 min. each. Sign-up at 7:15pm


Sat 3/11 - Sun 4/30
Échame Aguas

Galería de la Raza presents Échame Aguas, an exhibition that centers water as the source of all life.

We examine water through various lenses, as it connects to the political, spiritual and physical realms within our society. We use the phrase “échame aguas” which translates to “keep a lookout for me” as a gesture of solidarity for all communities being affected by water related issues that threaten the well-being and existence of our earth.

 


Sat 3/4 | 12:00 pm
Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Workshop

The Chicana Latina Foundation and Galería de la Raza have partnered together to provide a workshop on applying for the Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship. 

This workshop is intended to support all self identified Chicana and Latina women to apply to the Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship before the deadline on Friday, March 31st, 2017.


Tue 2/14 - Wed 6/14
Abolish Borders/Derrumban Fronteras
Digital Mural Project by Gilda Posada
Abolish Borders/ Derrumban Las Fronteras/ اهلا وسهلا بالمسلمين هنا/ پناهندگان خوش آمديد is based on Gilda Posada’s Destroy White Supremacy Project. 


Sat 2/11 | 1:00 pm
Artists Don't Have to Starve Forever: A Financial Planning Workshop for Bay Area Artsts

 

A Free Financial Planning workshop with Sean Fletcher Reichert of Rhodes and Fletcher Financial Planning Group focused on helping artists earn, save, and plan their money. This is a collaboration between Paul S. Flores, Galeria de la Raza and Spare Change Artist Space connected to the current gallery show "Money is Killing Me."
Please Register for the workshop by emailing pflo55@yahoo.com
Subject line "FINANCIAL PLANNING ARTISTS WORKSHOP"

 


Fri 2/10 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge ~ Spring 2017 Opener
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

Featured artists ASHA, Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, and Raphael Cohen. Open Mic sign-up 7:15pm, hosted by Sandra García Rivera.

RSVP on FB


12/20/2016 - 1/3/2016
Galería de la Raza Closed During Holiday

We would like to wish everyone a safe and joyus holiday season. Thank you for helping us make 2016 a remarkable year – we couldn't do it with out you!

Please note that staff is checking email and voicemail and we will be physically in the office on January 11.

If you would like to donate to Galería's programs we would be ever grateful. You can make a secure online donation here.

We look forward to continue partnering with the community for a great 2017!


12/13/2016 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Fall 2016 Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Rio Yañez's Night Time on the Internet, Norm Mattox's debut chapbook Get Home Safe! Poems for Crossing the Community Grid, and a report back from Standing Rock with images and stories by Cece Carpio and Nancy Pili. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.


12/11/2016 | 11:00 am
Holiday Art Market

Join us for our Holiday Art Market featuring local artists selling art prints, wearables and more!

Artists include: Jessica Sabogal, Dignidad Rebelde, Melanie Cervantes, Oscar Cisneros, Samantha Sandoval, and Alyssa Mariah Aviles.

Galería will also also have limited edition tee shirts for sale.


11/29/2016
Giving Tuesday
Support Galería with your contribution today!

By contributing to Galería de la Raza today you are helping to secure the programs and exhibitions that make Galería the most vibrant nonprofit Latino arts organization in the Bay Area! Help us continue to be an exciting home for Latinx arts and culture.

Click here to securely donate any amount!


11/15/2016 - 1/31/2017
Son of Baldwin
Digital Mural by Robert Jones, Jr.
We present our latest digital mural: "We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist." - Son of Baldwin


11/14/2016 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge @ SFMOMA
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Kat Evasco, and Camilo y los Robot Ninjas, at the the Koret Education Center. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm


11/2/2016 | 5:00 pm
Día de los Muertos

Join Galería de la Raza for our annual Día de los Muertos remembrance and celebration. This year we will feature poets THEA MATTHEWS and CHRIS “L7” CUADRADO. The evening will be opened with a blessing from the folks at BAAITS and emceed by PERSIA with a DJ set by CHULITA VINYL CLUB.

Studio 24’s voting project “¡Mi Gente Vota!” will also be live screen printing posters.

The event will take place in front of our digital mural project on the corner of 24th Street and Bryant Street.

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Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
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