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Sun 8/3 | 12:00 pm
Day of the Dead Preparation & Sugar Skull Production

We will be making sugar skulls from scratch, community members are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and help out. Come play with sugar and help us get ready for a SWEET Dia de los Muertos! 

This event is free and open to the public.

Sun 7/13
Fiestas Fridas
Film Screening

$10 entrance fee collected at the door.

We honor the life of the artist with a visual retelling of her life. The first ever Frida Kahlo documentary “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to David and Karen Crommie” of San Francisco. A 1976 documentary with interviews of the eleven people that knew Frida best. Before Salma Hayek produced her iconic film Frida, there was Frida - Naturaleza Viva/Frida - Still Life. Ofelia Medina took on the epic role at the direction of Paul Leduc; considered a classic in Mexican cinematic history. The film evokes memories of Frida's childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment and her love affairs. Featuring live art, music and a toast the Mother of all who survive and thrive.


Fri 6/20 | 10:00 pm
Qumbia Qrew Fundraiser for Galería de la Raza
Dance Party | Fundraiser
Queer and trans-inclusive, poc-centered dance benefit to raise awareness of issues impacting our communities, proceeds support the work of organizations and groups.

Fri 6/20 - Sat 6/21
Join Galería at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Galería De La Raza is co-presenting two films at this years Framline film festival.

Thu 6/19
Reading/ Performance by Juliana Delgado Lopera

Presented in collaboration with the National Queer Arts Festival, Cuéntamelo! is a bilingual collection of oral histories/illustrations from elder LGBT Spanish-speaking immigrants.


Thu 6/19 - Sun 7/27
¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!
¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina. We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas.
Public program at Brava! Theater Center: Saturday, July 26, 8pm  
Under the direction of artists La Chica Boom and DavEnd, participants will present works they have created that offer an antidote to violence at Brava! Theater Center. This program is the result of a year-long project with El/La Para TransLatinas, a community center in the Mission District that provides a safe haven for transgendered Latina immigrants.

Sat 6/14 - Sun 6/15 | 3:00 pm
QWOCMAP Film Festival

Galería del la Raza is proud to be a community sponsor for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts (QWOCMAP) Film Festival!

Join us for 3 days of film. Stop by the Galería table and say hello.

Learn more about the festival


Fri 6/13 | 8:00 pm
La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag!!!!!!
Film Screening
Come see all of la action, la heavy petting and la surrealism in Rob Fatal's feature-length, trash/sci-fi/horror/avant-garde all-drag sequel to the 1987 hit film LA BAMABA….. come see La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag!!!!!! Its The Inferno-meets Faust-meets LA BAMBA!

Featuring a special screening of filmmaker Val Killmore Castro's epic short film ROOM167: An experimental re-imaging of the death of Yasmina Mantequilla from the woman obsessed with her. Finally hear Ofelia's side of the story about what really happened between her and Yasmina on that fateful night, March 31st, 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Perra Pumps will be doing a preshow homage to the music of Richie Valens! 

Thu 6/12 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge - Spring Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featured artists MICHELLE SERROS and GAMAL CHASTEN ~ Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm

Wed 6/11 - Fri 7/25
Youth So Educated Are Dangerous
Exhibition Closing Friday

Presented by Galería de la Raza and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts/YBCA In Community

Galería de la Raza is pleased to partner with the In Community Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in presenting Youth So Educated Are Dangerous, an exhibition featuring work by the Central American Family Resource Center of San Francisco’s Youth Leadership Cohort (YLC).

Fri 5/30 | 6:00 pm
Public Program: Artist Demonstration by Ian Kuali'i

Works in Progress, by Ian Kuali'i

Location: de Young Museum Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

For more information click here

Sat 5/24 - Sun 5/25 | 11:00 am
Galería at Carnaval 2014!

Galeria de la Raza is proud to participate in the 36th annual CARNAVAL SF. This year we will be hosting a booth in the artist/vendors section. Learn about upcoming programs and ways that you can get involved in the Galería community. 

Stop by and say hello!

For more details click here

Page from "When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando"
Page from "When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando"
Sat 4/19 | 1:00 pm
"Connected by the 5"
Shizu Saldamando & Raquel Gutiérrez Double Book Signing

Fri 4/18 | 7:00 pm
"Amorcito Maricón" book release
With author Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano in attendance

Wed 4/16 - Sat 5/31
Estamos Aqui / Fragments 2
By Ian Kuali'i

Mon 4/14 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
National Poetry Month with featured artists Norman Zelaya & Estela de la Cruz under a Total Lunar Eclipse 

Screenprint by local artist Salvador Salazar (age 12)
Screenprint by local artist Salvador Salazar (age 12)
Sat 4/12 | 12:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Day Parade

Sat 4/12 - Sat 5/31
Current Exhibition:"Paper and Blade: Storytelling under the Knife"
Works by Mayumi Hamanaka, Adrienne Heloise, Ian Kuali`i and Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano
Presented in partnership with Kua'aina Associates and the de Young Museum

View the final installation of new works by four diverse paper cut artists as their de Young Artist Fellows project comes to an end. 


Artist Demonstration Friday, May 30 | 6:00 pm Works in Progress, by Ian Kuali'i at de Young Museum, Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

Artist Talk and Closing Party,  Saturday, May 31 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Artist Talk facilitated by Carolyn Kuali'i with artist: Mayumi Hamanaka, Adrienne Heloise, Ian Kuali`i and Kai Margarida-Ramírez

Sat 4/5 - Sat 4/19 | 7:30 pm
Galería presents ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?
Three venues, 22 Latino poets, and much more!

Fri 4/4 - Sat 4/5 | 8:00 pm
Secos Y Mojados: "DREAMS/ueños - AUSCENCIA/bsence" @ Galería
This weekend, Galería de la Raza is proud to present Secos Y Mojados, a San Francisco based transnational performance collective. The trio will be presenting the third and final segment of their BORDER TRIP(tych) project: DREAMS/ueños - AUSENCIA/bsence.

Rupert García's 1973 silkscreen "¡Cesen Deportación!, as printed by Dignidad Rebelde
Rupert García's 1973 silkscreen "¡Cesen Deportación!, as printed by Dignidad Rebelde
Sat 3/29 | 6:00 pm
Southern Graphics Council International Mission Art Walk

Wed 3/26 - Sun 5/4
Studio 24 Presents: "In Homage To Rupert Garcia"

Sun 3/16 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featured artists harold terezón and Jaime Cortez - Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.

Photo courtesy of
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Fri 3/14 - Sat 3/15 | 7:00 pm
Galería, SFMOMA, and YBCA Present: "Inhabitant"
March 14-15, 2014
Galería de la Raza is pleased to partner with SFMOMA and YBCA for Inhabitant, a site-specific dance performance, on the 24th Street corridor & BART Plazas on March 14 – 15, 2014. Performances begin at sundown (approximately 7pm).

Sat 3/8
International Women's Day at Galería

Sat 2/22 - Sat 3/29
Current Exhibition - "In Reference To"
Works by Alejandra Regalado
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present In Reference To as its inaugural 2014 exhibition, featuring documentary photography work by artist Alejandra Regalado. In Reference To explores the experience of Mexican female immigrants across America, and investigates issues of cultural identity and femininity.

Fri 2/14 | 7:30 pm
THIS FRIDAY: Lunada Literary Lounge - Spring 2014 Season Opener
Spoken word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Lunada de Amor on Valentine's Day with featured artists Carrie Leilam Love & Monica Fimbrez

Sat 1/25 | 8:00 pm
"Part 1: Dancing with Fear" by Guillermo Gomez-Peña
With Saul Garcia Lopez, Esther Baker Tarpaga, and Jen Cohen, including a cameo by Sara Shelton Mann
Advance tickets now available

12/25/2013 - 1/8/2014
Happy Holidays from Galeria!
Annotated hours through early January

12/17/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge Fall 2013 Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring guest curator Sarah Guerra and poets of Korima Press: Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano and Maya Chinchilla

12/15/2013 | 2:00 pm
A Life in Struggle
Celebrating Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez fundraiser

12/14/2013 - 4/11/2014
Digital Mural Project: "Youth So Educated Are Dangerous"
Featuring the collaborative work of Jessica Sabogal, Bay Area stencil-graffiti artist, Galería de la Raza, the Central American Resource Center’s (CARECEN) Youth Leadership Cohort (YLC) and legendary artist Yolanda Lopez

12/12/2013 | 6:30 pm
Film Screening + Discussion: "Reel Injun"
Canadian documentary (2009) by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes

Artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña
12/7/2013 - 11/7/2013 | 7:00 pm
Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) at Galería
A La Pocha collaboration

11/17/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
November features multi-media dance performance by Amara Tabor-Smith & Jose Navarrete, and musical guest La Mestiza, accompanied by Jordan Wilson. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.

11/16/2013 - 2/22/2014
U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH) San Francisco Field Office || Artist In Residency: Neil Rivas (Clavo)
A REGEN-funded program

11/16/2013 - 3/16/2014
Studio 24 Presents: Natalia Anciso
A series of window installations and displays by local artists

11/13/2013 - 12/21/2013
Current Exhibition: "Sifting Screens"
New works by Katie Dorame
"Having a mixed heritage and a partially erased cultural identity is a constant hunt for truth where my main clues are Hollywood and artifacts,” says Dorame, whose paintings seek to untangle the complexity of an ignored and fictionalized history.

Photo by Amanda Lopez
Photo by Amanda Lopez
11/2/2013 | 8:30 pm
AltEres: Un Cabaret de Muertos
Galería de la Raza, in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra and Ginger Murray, is pleased to present an evening of radical performance providing a one-night subversive presentation.

11/2/2013 | 12:00 pm
Bazaar: Día de los Muertos @ Galería

10/26/2013 | 1:00 pm
Community Partner: Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color Symposium
Galería de la Raza is proud to present Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color Symposium, an event featuring art, poetry, and more.

10/18/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Hunter's Moon featuring RICO PABON and UMI VAUGHAN, with special guests OBSESION de Cuba! 

Los Rakas
Los Rakas
10/17/2013 | 5:30 pm
Community Partner: 3rd On Third Arts Event in the Bayview
The Bayview will be celebrating Día de los Muertos during its monthly 3rd on Third community events.

Photo by Jenn Hernandez
Photo by Jenn Hernandez
10/9/2013 - 11/20/2013
Galería de la Raza's 2013 REGEN & GINAA Funds Open - deadline extended!
Registrations now due Thursday, October 17 at 12pm noon
Galería de la Raza is excited to announce its 2013 small grants programs, serving Latino artists through our REGEN Artist Fund, and Indigenous & Native American artists through our GINAA FUND

Photo by Ricardo Ibarra/El Mensajero
Photo by Ricardo Ibarra/El Mensajero
10/8/2013 - 12/13/2013
Digital Mural Project: Dennis Maxwell
"Funeral Procession for the Death of the Mission"

Galería is pleased to present the newest installment of the Digital Mural Project with Dennis Maxwell.



10/5/2013 | 6:00 pm
"IN DIASPORA: I.D. for the New Majority"
Presented by San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) in collaboration with Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) and Galeria de la Raza

10/5/2013 - 11/2/2013
Sugar Skull Workshops with The Sugar Skull Gallery
Join the fun!
Join The Sugar Skull Gallery at Galería de la Raza this fall for a series of sugar skull making and sugar skull decorating for all your Dia de los Muertos needs! Workshops are for a small fee and include all materials and decorating supplies.

9/25/2013 - 9/26/2013
Galería + San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Galería is excited to co-present two events at this year's Cine+Mas festival, with a cocktail hour to follow post-film.

Galería presents "Intertwining Roots"
Doors 7:15pm, performance 8pm  ||  Suggested donation: sliding scale $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

9/18/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge - Fall 2013 Season Opener
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
The fall 2013 season opener is this Wednesday! With guest curator and poet Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Christina PerezKay Nilsson, and host Sandra García Rivera

     Panel from "Must there be a Superman?" by Elliot Maggin, 1972
Panel from "Must there be a Superman?" by Elliot Maggin, 1972
9/13/2013 | 7:30 pm
This Friday: "Pocho Adventure Club" closing party / Comic Books As Chicano Theater
Studio 24 Presents Program

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