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Dia de los Muertos Exhibit & Celebration at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (SF)

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) invites the public to the ‘Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos— Neither So Much, Nor So Dead,’ 35th annual Day of the Dead exhibit and celebration.

This year MCCLA will be honoring the memory of those who recently departed and who were so treasured by so many. We will have altars dedicated to: Hug Lu (visual artist), Ann Halprin (dancer), Jack Hirschman (poet), Yolanda Lopez (visual artist).

The November 2nd Reception begins at 6:30pm with an opening ceremony by Danza Azteca, and will end with music from Inti Batey, starting at 9:00pm. A poetry reading session will be hosted in the theatre, followed by Shamans in the City, MCCLA’s recent docu-film.

November 2 Program — 6pm to 10pm

  • 6:30 — Opening Ceremony Aztec Dancers (Outside)
  • 7:30 — Poetry Reading Poets Brigade (Theatre)
  • 8:00 — Ann Halprin Performance Lab Dance Performance (Gallery)
  • 8:30 — Shamans In The City Docu-film – 30min (Theatre)
  • 9:00 — Inti Batey Music Performance (Outside)
  • Admission $5 to $10 – please note we have no idea if this is a sliding scale, or it’s kids vs. adults price or how price is determined
  • Exhibition dates: October 12 to November 19, 2021
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Fri 10:30am to 7:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Proof Of Covid-19 Vaccination Will Be Required.

Once again, MCCLA prepares for the annual ritual; to jointly explore and reflect on the eternal, ever present cycle of Life and Death. As we slowly emerge from months of mortal pandemia, mandated lockdowns, life losses and disruptions, we confront, even more so, this human duality — the fragility of our existence, and the resiliency of our bodies and our spirit. It is with this deep sense of mourning and gratitude that “Ni Tanto ni Tan Muertos” intends to connect here … and beyond.

Under the theme ‘Y Sigo Aqui‘ (And I’m Still Here) Manos Creativas returned to curate the main altar installation. Manos Creativas is a group of artists and craftsmen of San Francisco, whose main objective is to explore different handcrafting techniques used on Mexican folk art by working with diverse materials, textures, colors, paintbrush strokes, sculpting, and modelling.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $5*
*They list the price as $5-10 but there isn't any mention of if it's a sliding scale, for adv/door tickets, kids/adults, etc..
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