Fiestas Fridas celebrations continue (July & August)

Fiestas Frida

If you missed the first few celebrations this last weekend, don’t worry there are more coming up in the next few weeks. Erika Guzman has put together a fun schedule and partnered with several community organizations, shops, restaurants and galleries to celebrate this year’s Fiestas Frida. Thank you Erika for including Sanchez Contemporary in Fiestas Frida.

SCHEDULE

Who: Fiestas Fridas and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

When: July 15th and 16th– 7 to 9:30 pm (doors open at 6pm), Sunday July 17th - 3 to 5:30 pm (doors open at 2pm)

Where: 2868 Mission Street, SF

What: The return of the New Documentary about Frida Kahlo, Entre el Dolor y el Placer, by Producer Noemi Cadena and Director Gabriel Santander for Canal 22 of Mexico, featuring Lila Downs. They will also present a rough cut of their new film featuring Frida’s Wardrobe which was recently released for public viewing and is currently on display at the Casa Azul. Dra. Gloria Arjona will present a multi-media performance featuring Fridas letters and vocals by the artist. This event is all ages. $15 entry, for tickets please go to www.missionculturalcenter.org/tickets.

Mercadito Frida: FREE in the upstairs gallery (during the show times listed above) featuring FRIDA clothing, art and jewelry from local artisans and FRIDArte vendors.

 

Who: Sanchez Contemporary Art Gallery

When: Saturday July 23rd 5 to 8 pm

Where: 1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

What: Passion for Frida art show curated by Bird Levy (Polu Manu Productions) and Maria Sanchez hosted by Sanchez Contemporary Gallery. In the 8th year, the show heads to Oakland and brings artwork by local and far away FRIDArtists. Sanchez Contemporary/Tertulia Coffee is a new gallery space and café focused on Chican@/Latin@ and underrepresented artists.  

 

Who: Fiestas Fridas, Frida’s Closet and Twin Walls Mural Company

When: July 24th - 3 to 6 pm

Where: Frida’s Closet, 3473 25th St, SF

What: The SELFrida challenge returns!! Last year we had 36 Fridas taking selfies all at once. This year we plan to break that record. We’re taking selfies in front of the new Frida Kahlo mural at Frida’s closet in the Mission. Elaine Chu from Twin Walls Mural Co. will be on hand as we officially inaugurate the new Mural. Music, food, and Frida Fashions. The SELFIE Challenge is at 5pm with registration starting at 3 PM. This event is free and all ages.

 

Who: Fiestas Fridas, Ragdoll Productions and Pig & Pie

When: Sunday July 31st – 4 to 6 pm

Where: Pig and Pie, 2962 24th St SF

What: Our third year of a Poetry Open Mic with our host Raggedy Andy from Ragdoll Productions and her stellar crew of Santa Cruz poets. Poets have up to 5 minutes with sign ups starting at 3pm. All poets to be accompanied by our Congero and percussionist, Frank Guzman. First prize is $50. This event is free and all ages.

 

Who: Fiestas Fridas and Sanchez Contemporary

When: Friday August 5th – 6 to 8 pm

Where: Tertulia Coffee- 1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

What: Our second Poetry Open Mic goes to Oakland. Join us at Tertulia Coffee for a First Fridays Poetry Open Mic. Poets have up to 5 minutes with sign ups starting at 3pm. All poets to be accompanied by our Congero and percussionist, Frank Guzman. First prize is $50. This event is free and all ages.

 

Who: Jingletown Arts Studio and Janice Stamos

When: Friday August 12th- 6 to 9:00 pm

Where: Jingletown Art Studios, 3001 Chapman Street, Oakland

What: Over forty Fridas curated by Janice Stamos hosted by Jingletown Arts Gallery. Sponsored by Concentric Arts Group. A final celebration before the show closes. This event is free and all ages. For questions please call (510) 220-7242

Maria Sanchez