2021 Latino Independence events in Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

Join the celebrations as we commemorate history, culture and traditions of 8 Latin American countries. National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is when we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Its roots go back to 1968, beginning on September 15, the […]


Watch “The Latino Experience” on PBS [13 original films]


PBS presents The Latino Experience, a new three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films. Featuring 13 original films, the shorts explore a wide range of experiences, perspectives and styles to highlight the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community across the United States and Puerto Rico. In a 3-hour presentation of FREE nonfiction and […]


[outdoors] San Rafael: Thursdays Dining under the Lights

San Rafael downtown San Rafael downtown

FREE LIVE MUSIC on Thursdays! Downtown San Rafael 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Where: Corner of 4th & A Streets - they close the street.     The band: Rene Escovedo & Tres Amigos. Tres Amigos! A Latin Vocal Trio, that consist of local well known professional musicians. All well versed in many genres and playing […]


GRITO de POESÍA!: Book Launch In Celebration of Chicanx Culture and Life // San Jose

Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery 111 S Sutter StStockton, California,

TODAY AT 6 PM PDT – 9 PM PDT Where: 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116. About: Celebrate the resistance and prosperity of our communities through an evening of poetry. We will be joined by 20 published poets from across this sacred land to celebrate the publication of the anthology In Xóchitl, In […]


Thursday DJ Jose Ruiz @ Comal restaurant // Berkeley

  About COMAL: A gorgeous place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The restaurant is housed in a single-story building (circa 1927) and features a lush, secluded rear patio with a full bar, covered dining area, and al fresco beer garden with fire pit. Executive Chef Matt […]


Latino Music @ Barone’s // Pleasanton

Barone's restaurant 475 Saint John St Pleasanton, CA 94566

Thursdays or Fridays from 7-10pm. Where: Barone's restaurant, Pleasanton, CA.   About tonight's music! Carlos Reyes is in the house tonight! Carlos is an accomplished, world-renowned harpist, violinist and vocalist, who performs fiery Latin-American jazz hits. Carlos' first album, “The Beauty of it All”, was on the Top-Ten Contemporary Jazz charts in Billboard Magazine for […]


Salsa Thursdays @ Allegro // Richmond

Allegro Richmond 12012 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2449.

THURSDAY AT 7 PM PDT – 1 AM PDT ALLEGRO BALLROOM 12012 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2449. Starts this Thursday. 730pm Beginners footwork 830pm Beg/Inter partner work 930pm to 12am Social. Plenty of free parking, please bring vacation proof or must wear a mask.

Salsa Thursdays @ Maykadeh restaurant // San Francisco

  Come dance & join the party ‘Salsa Thursdays’ at Maykadeh restaurant in San Francisco’s Northbeach district…💃🏽 Address: 470 Green St San Francisco, CA 94133. Hours: 7:45pm - 11pm. It's free entrance except for the 7pm Salsa dance lessons. :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/634710923265690/user/657051511/   Photos:


[Exhibit] SF Lowrider 40th Anniversary

Mission Cultral Center 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

SF Lowrider 40th Anniversary Exhibit and Cruise (Sept. 18) Celebrate lowrider culture. Free exhibit through Sept. 27, with a big bash and car cruise on Sept. 18th. . Opens now through September 27th. Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 7pm. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, S.F. Free admission.   […]


[exhibit] MACLA: All Our Senses Gallery // San Jose

MACLA 510 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA

All Our Senses Gallery Exhibit Friday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: MACLA Gallery 510 South 1st Street, San Jose CA 95113 About: California culture, family, intersectionality, vulnerability, and an ever changing landscape is at the forefront of the exhibition. Bringing forth the work of artists Dimebag Darla, Felix Quintana, and Wulffvnky all […]


[free] Diego Rivera exhibit @ SFMOMA musuem

SFMOMA 151 Third Street, San Francisco , CA

See Diego Rivera’s Rare 30-Ton Fresco at SFMOMA for Free. Pan American Unity A Mural by Diego Rivera. Where: Roberts Family Gallery, Floor 1 . Address: SFMOMA, 3rd and Mission streets, SF. Open: Friday-Monday from 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday from 1 pm – 8 pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.   About exhibit: In a […]


Free Farmworker concert! Los Cenzontles + Los Originarios @ Watsonville Plaza

Watsonville Fox Theater 15 Maple Avenue, Watsonville, CA

Don't miss Los Cenzontles + Los Originarios del Plan! Where: Watsonville Plaza on Friday, September 17 at 6pm. This free concert celebrates Mexican culture and our farmworkers! See video below. On Sept. 17 from 6-7:30pm, Los Cenzontles (“mockingbirds” in the Nahuatl language), along with Los Originarios del Plan, and Watsonville’s Estrellas de Esperanza youth Folklorico […]