La Lunada


La Lunada: Literary Lounge & Open Mic
Feature: Jaime Cortez; novice performers welcome

June 11 at 7:30 pm, Sign up at the door.
Galería de la Raza

Tickets: $5 (Free with food dish or Galería membership)


Galería de la Raza teams up with the Queer Latina/o Artists’ Coalition (QueLACo) for a special June installment of Lunadas. San Francisco’s only Latino-based spoken word venue, Lunadas have fast become one of the city’s hidden jewels.  Each month, influenced by the power of Mother Moon, spoken word mystics, organic intellectuals and barrio griots mix stories, music, food and spirits in a community ritual that’s far beyond your typical open mic. Featuring the very best of the Bay Area’s spoken word performers and DJs; Lunadas carve out an open space for hope and strength during these increasingly desperate tines.  Novice performers welcome. Sign up at the door.

Jaime Cortez


Jaime Cortez is an artist, writer and cultural worker based in Oakland,   Ca. His visual art has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Oakland Museum of California, Huntington Beach Center for the Arts and in San Francisco art spaces including Southern Exposure, The Lab, Intersection for the Arts and Galería de la Raza.

A performer and writer his credits include stints at Theatre Rhinoceros, Josie’s Cabaret, BRAVA and the Cell.  His writings include Besame Mucho, 2sexE, and Queer PAPI Porn.  He has edited an anthology entitled Virgins, Guerrillas & Locas for Cleis Press (1999) and is the author of a graphic novel, Sexile (Los Angeles; 2004).