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Notes on Democracy Dec 1, 2017 – Mar 11, 2018

Notes on Democracy Dec 1, 2017 – Mar 11, 2018 Notes on Democracy examines the work of artists who explore the depths of our country’s current political discourse and process and the very idea of democracy. The artists in this exhibition incite political discourse and engage the process of governance to unwrap the realities of

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Yissy García and Bandancha

Yissy García and Bandancha Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7pm Be a part of the San José debut of international award-winning percussionist Yissy García and her acclaimed jazz cubano band, Bandancha. Direct from La Habana, this ensemble is exemplary of the boundary-breaking stylistically hybrid sounds brewing within Cuba’s contemporary young music scene. Performance takes place at Cafe Stritch. Opening music set by DJ Jigue!

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Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret

Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret Saturday, November 18, 2017 Click here for tickets! Inspired by Greek mythology and drawing on the personal stories of Bay Area community members, Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret features a critically acclaimed cast: mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov Canales, award-winning composer Molly Joyce, acclaimed visual artist Rosemary Felt Covey, and

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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 22,

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Shelter/Refugio Exhibition Jun 2 – Aug 13, 2017 The history of the United States has been one of migration, of refuge and shelter. To commemorate this, in 1885, famed author Emma Lazarus dedicated her poem “The New Colossus” to the Statue of Liberty raised on Ellis Island that same year: a towering emblem of freedom

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19th Latino Art Now Auction and Exhibition

19th Latino Art Now! Art Auction & Exhibition Exhibition: Wednesday, April 5 – Saturday, May 13, 2017 Auction: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Doors open, 6pm Live Auction, 7pm This popular, annual event culminates in a high energy evening with food, drinks, entertainment and friendly bidding. Here you will find art by Bay Area favorites as

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Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition Exhibition Sep 2 — Nov 13, 2016 Aaron De La Cruz, Adrian Esparza and Linda Vallejo construct, unravel, and mark to re-encounter the familiar. Read more about… Linda Vallejo Artist Statement on “The Brown Dot Project” ARTIDATA: “The Brown Dot Project” as a Translative Process by Peter Frank

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DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party

MACLA Presents DJ Latinidad's Latino Dance Party, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2017 Tickets:   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

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Sandra Antongiorgi in Concert

MACLA Presents Sandra Antongiorgi Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2016, 8pm Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1pm Tickets at 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).

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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 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

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