• July 16th


  • 08:00pm
    Evoking the colors and rhythms of Latin America, it’s an evening of vibrant music by 20th Century Mexican composers performed by one of Mexico’s most exciting orchestras. The program also features Copland’s iconic musical portrait of a dance hall in Mexico City, El Salón Mexico and Gershwin’s Catfish Row Suite from Porgy and Bess with sensuous music inspired by spirituals, jazz, blues, and Broadway.
    Music
    Where
    Davies Symphony Hall

  • July 17th


  • 12:30 pm
    Art
    Where
    Consulate of Mexico

  • 6:00 pm
    Discover the Innovation & Technology ecosystem of Jalisco, Mexico's first state to be home of some of Silicon Valley's most important companies. Join us for a discussion panel and presentations from some of Jalisco's most influential keyplayers, and stay to meet some of the startups from Jalisco now in the Bay Area. Organized by ProMexico and Centro Jalisco
    Talks
    Where
    345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

  • July 18th


  • 7:00pm
    Visions From The Inside focused on letters written by mothers in detention. This time around we include the voices of those who have been released but continue to confront the ongoing effects of traumas incurred through the immigration enforcement process. There are stories of transgender women who must deal with a transphobic world outside of detention centers while having to wear ankle bracelets. We also hear from men who have been physically and emotionally abused at the hands of this system. Participating artists include Breena Nuñez (CA), Ebin Lee (OR), MissTANGQ (WA), Ethan Parker (TX), Cristy C. Road (NY), Celeste De Luna (TX), Rommy Torrico (NY), Robert Trujillo (CA), and many more! Although some of the letters and interviews describe the horrible experiences that migrants endure inside and out of detention centers, these letters and illustrations fight back against the voiceless immigrant narrative. “I tell mothers that they shouldn’t let their partners take advantage of them,” Lilian advises other mothers in her letter where she describes having to migrate from her country in order to escape an abusive husband. “This project had a positive domino-effect as more families began writing their own letters once the art pieces were publicly shared [last year],” said Iris Rodriguez from End Family Detention in reference to last year’s Visions From The Inside release. “A growing number of other [detainees] began to get released, then openly share their testimonies in public forums.” While detained migrants suffer physical and mental abuse, companies such as Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, Inc., profit from the detention of human beings. According to the Detention Watch Network, revenues and stock prices for companies that run correctional and detention facilities are skyrocketing. Beginning July 4th, CultureStrike will be sharing one illustration per weekday at bit.ly/csvisions and other social media networks. We need a world without borders and detention centers! In the meantime artists and migrants across the globe will continue to be in charge of their own narratives through culture and action.
    Art
    Where
    The Mexican Museum

  • July 20th


  • 19:00 - 21:00
    Film
    Where
    ROXY Theatre

  • July 21st


  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Talks
    Where
    De Young Museum

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-nominated, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet, with “a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for.” (NPR Music). Founded by vocalist and string player Mireya Ramos, the group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Performances around the world as a headlining act followed, along with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. with Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach’s new band, the Arcs, culminating in appearances with them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later with Jools Holland. The band’s self-titled debut received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Ranchera Album, and upcoming releases include their new album on Daptone Records, as well as guest performances on records by Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Broadway star Luba Mason, and L.A. rock band Chicano Batman.
    Where
    SFJAZZ Center

  • 8:00 pm  - 10:00 pm
    MEXAM Fest Screening of “Everybody Loves Somebody” Director/Writer Catalina Aguilar Mastretta will appear in person to discuss the film and answer audience questions.
    Film
    Where
    Fox Theater - Redwood City

  • 8:30 pm
    Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-nominated, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet, with “a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for.” (NPR Music). Founded by vocalist and string player Mireya Ramos, the group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Performances around the world as a headlining act followed, along with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. with Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach’s new band, the Arcs, culminating in appearances with them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later with Jools Holland. The band’s self-titled debut received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Ranchera Album, and upcoming releases include their new album on Daptone Records, as well as guest performances on records by Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Broadway star Luba Mason, and L.A. rock band Chicano Batman.
    Where
    SFJAZZ Center

  • July 22nd


  • 10:00am - 9 pm
    MAVA strives to promote wines produced by Mexican-American vintners to consumers in the United States and abroad, and to advocate quality standards for our members and to promote and support the contributions of Mexican-Americans to the wine industry.
    Gastronomy
    Where
    Sonoma & Napa

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-nominated, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet, with “a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for.” (NPR Music). Founded by vocalist and string player Mireya Ramos, the group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Performances around the world as a headlining act followed, along with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. with Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach’s new band, the Arcs, culminating in appearances with them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later with Jools Holland. The band’s self-titled debut received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Ranchera Album, and upcoming releases include their new album on Daptone Records, as well as guest performances on records by Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Broadway star Luba Mason, and L.A. rock band Chicano Batman.
    Where
    SFJAZZ Center

  • 8:00 pm  - 10:00 pm
    MEXAM Fest Screening of “Everybody Loves Somebody” Director/Writer Catalina Aguilar Mastretta will appear in person to discuss the film and answer audience questions.
    Film
    Where
    La Luz Center

  • 8:30 pm
    Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-nominated, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet, with “a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for.” (NPR Music). Founded by vocalist and string player Mireya Ramos, the group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Performances around the world as a headlining act followed, along with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. with Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach’s new band, the Arcs, culminating in appearances with them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later with Jools Holland. The band’s self-titled debut received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Ranchera Album, and upcoming releases include their new album on Daptone Records, as well as guest performances on records by Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Broadway star Luba Mason, and L.A. rock band Chicano Batman.
    Where
    SFJAZZ Center

  • July 23rd


  • 2:00 pm
    Founded in 1992, Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco's mission is to promote Mexican folkloric dance traditions. Ranging from high school students with little dance experience to seasoned working professionals with over 10 years of dancing experience, all dancers are committed to the continuation of one of the richest manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico – folkloric dance. The dedication and skill of dance company members is led by the vision of artistic director Zenon Barron. Combined, the two make for the creation and execution of countless original pieces.This summer, the company is celebrating 25 years of preserving this traditional Mexican dance.
    Music
    Where
    Stern Grove Park. 19 Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco

  • 2:00 pm
    Mexican group Los Ángeles Azules were formed in the early '80s by brothers Elías, José, and Jorge Mejía Avante. Playing a Latin style known as onda grupera, the band became a chart-topping act after issuing Inolvidables in 1996, soon achieving platinum status in Argentina, where they successfully performed live in 1998. Later, singer Carlos Becíes decided to leave the group, forming his own band called Los Ángeles de Charly. In 2001, Los Ángeles Azules were nominated to the Billboard Latin Music Awards; that same year, they toured the U.S. to celebrate their 20th anniversary and released Historia Musical, which peaked at number two on the Latin albums chart and hit number 161 in the Top 200. In 2002, the group introduced audiences to Becíes' replacement, singer Erick de la Peña, via the charting single "Por el Amor a Mi Madre," from the album Alas al Mundo. The full-length peaked at number six on the Latin albums chart and hit number three on the regional Mexican albums list. A live album and two compilations followed over the next two years, each placing on the charts. In 2013 they were invited to play the Vive Latino festival. That performance proved a rousing success, and a reversal of their (mis)fortunes. They were signed by the Sony-distributed OCESA Seitrack. The label enlisted Lara and Toy Selectah to produce a new album. Entitled Cómo Te Voy a Olvidar, it showcased Los Ángeles Azules re-recording their hits in duet with guest vocalists including Carla Morrison, Lila Downs, Ximena Sariñana, and many more. A television program called Cumbia Fuzion followed, which featured the group in performance backed by the Mexico City Symphony Orchestra. The previous album was re-released as Cómo Te Voy a Olvidar Edición de Super Lujo and included a bonus disc with the symphony performance. It eventually landed at number five on the regional Mexican albums charts.
    Music
    Where
    Stern Grove Park. 19 Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco

  • 7:30pm
    Lauded by Rolling Stone as one of their Top 20 Mexican artists breaking boundaries, this hard-hitting sextet from Guadalajara creates a relentlessly danceable amalgam of earth-deep grooves with serious jazz chops, mariachi flavors, power chords, and a scratching DJ – a singular identity that could be seen as a perfect one-band expression of the wildly diverse Mexican music scene. Formed in 2004, Troker takes its name from the Spanish word “troca,” meaning “truck” – a moniker that is meant to suggest music that isn’t polite, but rather something greasy, purposeful, and powerful. Integrating influences from Thelonious Monk to Frank Zappa, the band has built a rabid following on the global festival circuit and recorded four full-length albums including their newest, the cinematically inspired 1919 Música para cine. In keeping with the theme of the album, for this performance, they perform their live soundtrack to a screening of writer/director Enrique Rosas’ classic 1919 silent film El Automóvil Gris, or “The Grey Car.” Sharing a similarly omnivorous musical appetite and instrumental acuity as funk/jazz standard bearers Snarky Puppy with a decidedly unique perspective, Troker brings, in their words, “funkadelic jazz from the tequila land”
    Where
    SFJAZZ Center