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Mex I Am: Dance & Opera Gala 

When: Thu., July 31, 7 p.m. 2014
Price: $15-$25
Anyone living is San Francisco will tell you that the Mission is amazing. And despite its changes in the last few years, the Mission will always be the place where Latin American artists, foodies, families, and students gather in a tight-knit community. This summer, a different part of town takes a moment to honor various traditions that this eclectic district offers. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco team up for MEX I AM — Live It to Believe It, a collection of shows exhibiting the very best of contemporary Mexican culture through opera, folk dance, jazz, and cinema — to name a few. The six-day series features a killer lineup, including performances by Elisa Carrillo, a soloist of the prestigious Berlin State Ballet, Natalia Lafourcade, a two-time Latin Grammy winner, as well as talks with NASA’s José Hernández and the United States’ first Mexican-American female Treasurer, Rosario Marin.
— Laura Jaye Cramer

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