New production chronicles the fall of Ciudad Juárez

Inspired by his childhood growing up in a middle-class family in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Ruben Polendo conceived and developed “Juárez: A Documentary Mythology” as part of a personal quest to find out what happened to the city he knew

Cuba classic car culture

On a trip to Cuba last month, I was struck by the great variety of 1950s cars on the road.

Cruisin’ down Queer Street: A conversation with the creators of ‘The Q-Sides’ photo exhibit

Galeria de la Raza’s latest exhibit, “The Q Sides,” is a play on the classic imagery of the “East Side Story” music compilations of the 1950s and ‘60s, which re-imagines the original East Side Story photographs with LGBTQI people.

New mural captures spirit of the Mission

Precita Eyes Muralists Association and Center is paying a special tribute to El Tecolote and some of its most respected volunteers by featuring them on a mural in the heart of the Mission District, on the side of Philz Coffee, at the corner of 24th and Folsom streets.

SF Sheriff’s wife tells her side in new production

It’s hard to see how the darkest period in Eliana Lopez’s marriage to San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could be turned into a comedy, but in her new play, “Cual es el Escándalo?,” Lopez does just that that—and with great results.

The spirit of Carnaval still thrives in the Mission

The 37th annual Carnaval San Francisco is set to heat up the Mission District Memorial Day weekend with music, dance, performances, food and more.

Chicano poet’s family artistic legacy celebrated

Poet Andres Montoya was honored at a recent Galería de la Raza event.

The Mission celebrates legacy of César Chávez

The famed three-word phrase that Cesar Chavez embodied during the rise and height of the…

Ibeyi’s San Francisco debut a triumph

“We are Ibeyi,” chanted both Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Díaz, lighting a candle each before the sold-out crowd at The Independent on April 2, and igniting their San Francisco debut. “We are twins. We are French and Cuban.”

Viva el Mariachi!

The sounds of trumpets and strums of guitars could be heard echoing through the grand auditorium of Mission High School on March 19, as students from the Bay Area and from Tucson, Arizona performed a medley of mariachi music for an enthusiastic and attentive crowd.