Queer Latina/o Arts Festival-2000 (QLAFest-2000)
Ten Years of Victory Into the Future
Tickets: On site, except where QCC is listed

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Visual Art Exhibit
Thurs. June 3 through June 27th
A collection of cultural expression through sculpture, painting, photography and much more.
Curators: Virginia Benavidez & Xavier (Chico) Garza
Opening: Saturday, June 3
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery (MCCLA)

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3; 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$3

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“Mi Angel Azul”
Dance Performance by Ricardo Peralta
Saturday, June 3; 8:30-9:30 pm
Donation
Internationally recognized Mexican choreographer/dancer performs his acclaimed modern dance “My Blue Angel.”

Archives Exhibit
June 3 through June 27th
A collaboration with the Gay & Lesbian Historical Society
Coordinators: Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Karla Rosales & Hector Melendez
A look back at our community through paintings, photos, etc.
Opening: Saturday, June 3
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery (MCCLA)

Human Rights/Asylum Issues
A collaboration with the National Center of Lesbian Rights,
the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,
and the Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force
Panelists: Noemi Calonje, Dusty Araujo, Sharon Dulberg,
Sam Toba & Shannon Minter
Learn about immigration/asylum issues for LGBT.
Thursday June 1st – 6:30-8:30pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Gallery (MCCLA)

“Penalty Without A Crime” (Castigo Sin Culpa)
Theater Play Reading & Fundraising Event
Collaboration with Amnesty International & Lawyers’ Committee
Writer: Fabiola Zepeda
A play that depicts the personal stories & realities of poor and
middle class women detained by INS.
Friday June 2nd Reception: 6:30-7:30pm
Play reading & discussion: 7:30-9:00pm
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$12-20 sliding scale

Queer Latina/o Art Panel Discussion
Discussion with Max Mejia, journalist/poet; Alberto Rangel, visual artist;
Max Wolf Valerio, writer/actor; Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, filmmaker;
musician, TBA.
Thurs. June 8th – 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
Donation

“Teatro Popular y Callejero”
Sponsored by Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Director: Berta Hernandez
Five short HIV prevention theater pieces
Fri. June 9th – 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
Free

Writing Workshop by Irene Fornes
Collaboration with Brava! For Women in the Arts
Eight (8) time Obie award winner Cuban playwright/director
Maria Irene Fornes presents a workshop at Brava! Theater
Date: Friday June 9th (6:00-9:00pm) & Saturday June 10th (10:00-6:00pm)
Tickets: $200, Qcc

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Retrospective of Lourdes Portillo’s Films
Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo who won an Oscar for “Madres de la
Plaza de Mayo”, will be presenting a retrospective of some of her work
including “Madres de la Plaza de Mayo”, “Corpus: A Home Movie for
Selena”, “Chiapas and others.
Sat. June 10th 7:00-10:00pm
Film Screening: 7:00-9:00pm; Conversation with Lourdes Portillo 9:00-10:00pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$ 10

A Conversation with Irene Fornes
A Conversation with Playwright/Director Irene Fornes
Come chat with celebrated playwright Maria Irene Fornes
Date: Sunday, June 11th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, June 11; 1- 3pm
Location: Café Fenaris, 2773 – 24th Street
$10

“Mr/Ms Gay Safe Latino-2000″
Sponsored by the Instituto Familiar de La Raza
Director: Pedro Arista
Thurs. June 15th – 7:00-10:00pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$5

Desi’s Looking for a New Girl” Premiere
Film by Mary Guzman – After Party
Sponsored by Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida
Fri., June 16th – Starting at 10:00pm
Location TBA

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First Annual Hank Tavera Fund Benefit –Performance Show
An evening of theater, music, dance and spoken word
Saturday, June 17th
Reception 6:00-7:00pm, Show: 7:00-10:00pm
Location:Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$15 and up

Last Kiss/The Assasination of Federico Garcia Lorca
Written and Performed by Luis Oropeza
Director: Amy Mueller
Dramaturg:Joan Holden
Music: Don Seaver
A look into the mind of the poet in the last hour before his assassination.
Wed. June 21, Preview Performance – 8:00-9:00pm
Opening Reception/Performance Thurs. June 22 – 7:00-9:00pm
Wed. June 21 – Sat. June 24 & June 29- July 2 – 8:00-9:00pm
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street @ 24th
$10

Poetry and Prose Reading
by Cathy Arellano, Mario Balcita, Yoseñio Lewis
Elba Sanchez, krysia lycette villón and Max Wolf Valerio
Show: Friday, June 23rd 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th Street @ Bryant
$5

Latin Stage Exhibit at SF Pride Day
Sunday, June 25
Civic Center, San Francisco
Come and see selected artwork by Queer Latina/o artists.

Closing Party at Pan Dulce
Thursday, June 29; 8:30 pm
10:00pm – 2:00am Lower Level
Location: Asia SF 9th & Howard Streets
Sponsored by Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida

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QueLACo is a nonprofit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Latina/o artists dedicated to promoting the arts within our diverse community.