Performing Arts

 

Exclusive First Reading of “Ask a Mexican”

  MACLA Presents an Exclusive First Reading of “Ask A Mexican,” Friday, September 22, 2017  7pm Reception (Doors Open) 7:30pm Opening Remarks by Anthony J Garcia with Gustavo Arellano and Staged Reading Experience an exclusive first reading of a new play in development by playwright Anthony J. Garcia in collaboration with Ask a Mexican award-winning author Gustavo Arellano on Fri, Sep […]
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DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party

DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party

MACLA Presents DJ Latinidad's Latino Dance Party, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2017 Tickets: DJLatinidadatMACLA.eventbrite.com   From the dance party music of the Boogie Down Bronx to the Latin Alternative sounds of Nortec Collective, Mark Valdez’ DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party is an immersive theater experience of dance, drama and comedy woven together by the music of legendary […]
Sandra Antongiorgi in Concert

Sandra Antongiorgi in Concert

MACLA Presents Sandra Antongiorgi Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2016, 8pm Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1pm Tickets at SandraAtMACLA.eventbrite.com With Opening Performance by María José Montijo   MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana presents Chicago-based Latin Neo-Soul singer Sandra Antongiorgi in her Bay Area debut with three live concerts as part of a week-long residency supported by the National Performance Network (NPN). […]
We Gon’ Be Alright: Jeff Chang

We Gon’ Be Alright: Jeff Chang

A Conversation on Resegregation + the Movement for Racial Justice Now with Jeff Chang Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6pm Tickets at JeffChangAtMACLA.eventbrite.com Moderated by Queena Kim (KQED) with guest panelists Teresa Alvarado (SPUR), Jose Antonio Vargas (Define American), Linda Vallejo (Visual Artist, The Brown Dot Project), and Jeff Chang.   At the end of the Obama era, the myth of post-racialism has all […]

C2SV at MACLA, Thu-Sat, Oct 6-8, 2016

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016, at 10am, in conjunction with C2SV: Creative Convergence Silicon Valley, MACLA hosts a FREE Cultural District Forum in the Castellano Playhouse moderated by Jessica Cusick (Cusick Consulting), with guest speakers Teo Castellanos (actor/writer/director), Moy Eng (Community Arts Stabilization Fund), Dr. Ayodele Nzinga (Oakland’s Black Arts Cultural District), and Steven Oliver (philanthropist/civic leader). On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 5:30pm, MACLA opens its doors as part […]
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Candy & Chrome Car Show March 5, 2016

MACLA’s Candy & Chrome Car Show, curated by Marcos Gaitán of Hightone Car Club in conjuction with MACLA. Held outside MACLA at Parque de los Pobladores. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12 – 4 pm. Free and open to the public. A family friendly car show highlighting San Jose’s local lowrider culture as well as Bay […]
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’57 Chevy featuring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash: March 10-13, 2016

’57 Chevy featuring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash March 10 – 13, 2016 Castellano Playhouse Ric Salinas of Culture Clash stars in this hilarious one-man comedy written by Cris Franco that chronicles the misadventures of “double immigrants” who first moved from their homelands to the U.S. barrios in search of opportunity – then moved on up […]
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Las Cafeteras in Concert (2015)

with opening performance by Diana Gameros October 2 – 4, 2015 Castellano Playhouse Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Mexican music from Veracruz, Mexico with modern rhythms and lyrically rich storytelling to create a fresh Urban Folk sound from the streets of East Los Angeles. Their eclectic instrumentation includes jaranas, a requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West […]

Rana Santacruz in Concert (2015)

with opening performance by Cado April 10-12, 2015 An exclusive Bay Area performance, not to be missed! With a fresh and thrilling new album, Por Ahi (out May 5), Rana Santacruz redefines the sound of Mexican-American music. His music, often called “Mexican Bluegrass” or “Irish Mariachi” belong to the realm of magical realism, with tales […]

¡Ser! (2015)

A Theater Performance Written and performed by Karen Anzoategui and directed by Marcos Nájera January 23-25, 2015 ¡Ser! is a riveting and hilarious personal narrative about a queer Latina’s strained relationship with two homes: Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. Spending years in both of The Americas, Karen dreams of a pilgrimage to meet soccer idol […]