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Wed 6/27 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic

The Lunada Spring Season Closer will feature YOU, the blood, breath and light of our pueblo, OPEN MIC rolling throughout the night. Sign-up at 7pm, 5 min. ea.

Poets, storytellers, emcees, musicians, laureates, veteranos, and first-timers invited to share their voices under our bilingual lunar spotlight. 

Fri 6/1 | 9:00 pm
Cumbiatón: San Francisco
Galería de la Raza is proud to partner with Cumbiatón Los Angeles to present the first ever Cumbiatón San Francisco!

Tue 5/29 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Roberto Lovato, Fernando Martí, and Jacqueline Scott Ramos. Open Mic sign-up at 7pm.

Sun 5/27 - Sat 7/28
Studio 24 Presents: Vida Vazquez
Please join us in welcoming Vida Vazquez as our next Studio 24 featured artist! 

Sun 5/20 | 1:00 pm
AtmosQueer 2018
Located at Strut
AtmosQueer is designed to connect the members of the San Francisco and Bay Area LGBT community to organizations, groups and events that will provide them with personal enrichment, fulfillment and an opportunity to give back to, and be personally involved in, the community.

Fri 5/11 - Sun 5/13
Hecho en México: Revealing Mexican Life Through Documentary
Roxie Theater
Hecho en México includes some of the most acclaimed and striking documentary films from Mexico in recent years. The series explores the role that cultural and social values play in the memory, identity, and resilience of today’s Mexican society, delving into themes of adaptation and resistance in the face of adversity.

Sun 4/29 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Lunada celebrates National Poetry Month with featured artists Susana Praver-Pérez founder of La Tertulia Boricua, emerging Iranian-American writer and literary editor Dena Rod, and Chicana poet, educator, and scholar Naomi Helena Quiñonez reading from her new book The Exiled Room.

Sat 4/28 | 6:00 pm
Almost Butterflies
Reading by Sarah C. Jimenez
Join us for a night of bringing characters to life! Sarah C. Jiménez’s young adult novel, Almost Butterflies, follows the lives of three teenage cousins on the precipice of adulthood when they unexpectedly find themselves pregnant. 

Sat 4/14 | 4:00 pm
¿Donde Esta Mi Comedy?
Paseo Artistico
Come to Galerìa de la Raza during the April edition of Paseo Artistico for an afternoon of hilarious stories and comedy from Latino Writers and stand-up comedians.

Wed 4/11 | 6:00 pm
SLV Performance + Live Screen Printing

Wednesday Aprill 11th 6pm-8p

Please Join us for a live performance from SLV and Live Screen Printing.


Sat 3/31 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Under the Blue Moon of March, on the final night of Mes Internacional de la Mujer, Lunada is honored to host award winning internationally renowned Chicana author and maestra LUCHA CORPI, and emerging jazz salsa vocalist, ADRIANA MARRERO who will share an intimate set of jíbaro salsa soul favorites from Puerto Rico.

Sat 3/10 | 12:30 pm
Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship Workshop
Come learn about the CLF Scholarship program! These annual awards are given to city college, undergrad or grad students. Join us for an afternoon learning about the process.  

Thu 3/8 - Fri 3/9 | 7:00 pm
Las Hociconas: An Evening of Performance
Studio Grand Oakland & Sarita Ocón present:

An Evening of Culminating Performances / Artist Showcase and Community Celebration
March 8th (International Womxn's Day) and March 9th, 2018


Fri 3/2
Youth Speaks Open Mics and Poetry Slam!
We have been so lucky to be a host site for Youth Speaks' Open Mics these past few months. Held at Galería every last Friday till May 2018. Come to inspire and be inspired by young artists across the Bay Area; sharing poetry, spoken word, music, dance, and more. 

Thu 3/1 - Mon 12/31
Program Announcement: Mission Artivism Project
Rooted in the celebration of community tradition, the Mission Artivism Project (MAP) is a civic engagement program focusing on cultural activism and site place-keeping.

Wed 2/28 - Sun 4/22
Comida es Medicina - Open Call for Artists

Submit art for consideration to be included in the Comida es Medicina Exhibition!

Galería de la Raza is seeking art for an upcoming group exhibition titled Comida es Medicina. This exhibition explores the topic of foods justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives.

Sat 2/10 - Sat 5/26 | 7:00 pm
#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength
Curated by Yosimar Reyes

Please join us for the opening reception of our first exhibition of the year, #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength on Saturday, February 10th at 7PM.

#UndocuJoy is a celebratory exhibition honoring the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and resilience embodied by undocumented communities. With this group exhibition, we challenge the media’s collective archetype of undocumented people, which often conjures images of fear, despair and villains.

Wed 1/31 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge - 2018 Season Opener
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic

Featuring spoken word by JAHAN KHALIGHI and music by ALIANZA DEL TAMBOR.

OPEN MIC sign-up at 7pm

12/31/2017 | 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 for $20p/ticket.

12/17/2017 | 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! 

12/9/2017 | 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.

12/3/2017 | 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.

11/28/2017 - 11/29/2017
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!

11/9/2017 - 12/31/2017
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 with questions!

11/3/2017 | 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.

11/2/2017 | 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!

11/2/2017 | 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


10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017 | 12:00 pm
Sugar Skull Decorating Workshops!
Come decorate with Michele!
Sugar Skull decorating workshops are back!

10/14/2017 | 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.

10/7/2017 | 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!

10/5/2017 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring Francisco Aragón and Nancy Morejón, and 10 spots on the Open Mic.

9/27/2017 - 10/19/2017
#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength Open Artist Call
Curated by Yosimar Reyes
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. 

9/23/2017 | 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.

9/23/2017 - 10/7/2017
Centro de Acopio / Collection Center for Goods

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. 

9/7/2017 - 1/31/2018
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.

9/5/2017 | 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.

8/26/2017 | 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.

8/11/2017 - 10/14/2017
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.

8/7/2017 | 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. 

6/24/2017 - 9/6/2017
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.


6/22/2017 | 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. 

6/22/2017 | 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. 

6/21/2017 | 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.

6/10/2017 | 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.  

6/10/2017 - 7/8/2017
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.

6/9/2017 | 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. 

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.


5/13/2017 | 6:00 pm
Mama Says: QTPOC Linage & Storytelling
Radar Productions & Galeria de la Raza Co-present:
MAMA SAYS: QTPOC Lineage and Storytelling

5/10/2017 | 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.

4/10/2017 | 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.

4/8/2017 | 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."

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