Fiestas Fridas Returns! Events, Performance, Art & Crafts

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Aside from Mexico and Paris, San Francisco was one of Frida Kahlo’s favorite places to be. She spent many days watching Diego paint commissioned murals all over the Bay Area and many days visiting her doctor, whose practice was in San Francisco. In 1931, Frida’s painting “Frieda and Diego Rivera” showed at the “Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists” – the first public showing of her work. She married Diego for the second time at SF City Hall on Diego’s birthday.

Fiestas Fridas SF and Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival seek to revive the love affair between Frida and San Francisco. Our events combine art, food, and music into culturally relevant events that focus on community and Frida’s message of healing through art no matter what tragedies life throws in our path. All funds raised after expenses benefit SF LaTEENo Youth Filmmakers program, Rainbow Teen Center in Oakland and PlayNice Youth programs of the Peninsula.

Our inaugural three day event in 2013 left many wishing they didn’t have to choose between Fourth of July and Frida of July. We have resolved the dilemma by offering a month long celebration this July. Check out what we have in store.


*This year’s Fiestas Fridas SF (he)Art! Exhbit has moved to la Calle 24. Catch our Virtual Art Exhibit running continuously from July 1st – August 10th.

*Puerto Alegre restaurant hosts Bird Levy’s legendary “Pasion de Frida” exhibit for its fifth season featuring FridArte submissions by over 32 talented Friduchos. July 1 – August 15th


*Our “Somos Frida (We are Frida)” Birthday Celebration/Family Day offers shopping, food, art and music. July 6th

  • Stop by our (he)Art! Exhibit Opening celebration of Frida & Mi Otro Yo, meet the artists and
  • Get your Frida PASS for only $10 We’ve got all the Frida stuff you’ve ever dreamed of and more, with over 15 vendors and artisans selling their wares and handmade FridArte at a discount to our Pass holders.
  • We end our celebration at Alley Cat Books and Gallery for the art opening of one of SF’s prolific Friducho artists and San Francisco’s own Santos Perdidos serenading Frida on her special day. Their mix of Latino music will have you on the dance floor throwing down your moves before you can say Diego Rivera.

*JC Events, Mahlae Balenciaga and The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins curate our FriDrAg and Burlesque show at The Café in the Castro for a night of high class drag, no class debauchery and homegrown sass & burlesque. July 7th, doors open at 7, show at 9 PM

*The 60th Anniversary of Frida’s Death. In honor of her 47 years of life we present two films

  • “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to Karen and David Crommie”-40 minutes
  • “Frida – Naturaleza Viva/Frida Still Life” -108 minutes
  • A celebration with music, food and drinks to follow the movie

*The following shops will feature Frida art, Jewelry or clothing for sale in July

  • Runway Style House. Oakland
  • Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery. San Francisco
  • Modern Times Bookstore. San Francisco
  • The Gallery (lower Haight). San Francisco
  • Everlasting Love. San Francisco
  • Niju Jewelry Store
  • Luz de Luna. San Francisco
  • Cliff’s Variety. San Francisco. Join us for the unveiling of the Castro’s Homenaje a Frida Kahlo on July 7th at 5:30 pm. Snacks, beverages and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.


Que viva Frida!

Que viva el arte!

Fiestas Fridas July 5-7 at Victoria Theater San Francisco

FiestasFridasWe invite you to attend Fiestas Fridas on July 5-7 taking place in San Francisco. The event celebrates the life, art, and legacy of Frida Kahlo and her connection to San Francisco.  The event includes music, food, and film. Cine+Mas SF is a co-presenter and benefactor.

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Recetas de Frida Gala

Friday July 5th, 6 to 11pm Mission Cultural Center  TICKETS $40 advanced / $50 at the door.

 ·         Local Restaurants Make and donate one of Frida Kahlo’s recipes for this first ever Gala Opening of San Francisco’s three day Frida Birthday Festival.


Featured restaurants: Puerto Alegre, Gracias Madre, Mijita, Regalito, La Palma Mexitessen, Chili Pie, Green Chili Kitchen, Chilango, Casa de Chocolates and more. Recipes include, Mole Amarillo, Chipotle Guacamole, Chocolates Tradicionales, Fresh Made Tortillas, Pan de Elote con Rajas, Tacos, Savory and Sweet Pies, Aguas Frescas, Fresh salsas y mas.

 Chat with each restaurant to get the inside scoop and tips on making the Frida dishes they select.

 ·       Beverages provided by Tequila Don Pilar, serving it clean or in margaritas, Beer and Wine bar (no host) Proceeds go to CINE+MAS presenters of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival

 ·         Dj Rosa la Rumorosa spinning Salsa, Merengue,World Music and dance classics. Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano (all woman Mariachi Band) playing the best in Mariachi Music, Live Art by local painters, Face Painting for Adults, Pop-up bookstore (cookbook, diaries, Frida posters, etc).

 ·         Frida Inspired Art vendors through out the event, please buy and support local artists and businesses.

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $50 starting at 5 pm July 5th at Mission Cultural Center.

 For more information/Para mas informacion: 415.799.7087

 Teatro Frida

Saturday July 6th 5PM-11PM Tickets   $25 Advanced/ $35 at the door.

Victoria Theater Film/Performance

 ·     5:00 PM   “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to David and Karen Crommie” Documentary 1966 – 40 minutes.

The extraordinary film by the Crommies of San Francisco that started it all. The original documentary that brought Frida Kahlo out from under the shadow of her husband, Diego Rivera, and shared her story with the world. Frida was flamboyant, outrageous, obsessed with the child she couldn’t have and, above all, an artist who uniquely captured her life and emotions on canvas. Narrated by the eleven people who knew her best, the film traces a life that wavered on the cutting edge of art and politics during the 1930s. In English with some Spanish/Subtitles.

 ·     6:00 PM   “Frida – Naturaleza Viva”  1984- 108 minutes The original Frida movie directed by Paul Leduc.

The original full-length movie of the life of Frida Kahlo. The film was produced in Mexico and is said to be “The True Story”…an extraordinary realization by Director Paul Leduc of the life of Frida Kahlo, the most admired Mexican painter in the world. In this drama, Frida’s life story is told in surreal deathbed flashbacks resembling her haunting paintings. The actress Ofelia Medina, who portrays Kahlo, bears not only an uncanny resemblance, but shares her mannerisms, her dignity and her feverish passion. Through Frida’s eyes we get to know her relationship with the great muralist Diego Rivera, the Russian thinker Leon Trotsky and the intellectual and the artistic life of Mexico at the end of the 1940’s.  in Spanish with subtitles featuring Ofelia Medina, directed by Paul Leduc.  In Spanish with English subtitles

 ·    8:30 PM “Somos Frida” Performers Showcase featuring live music, dancers, singers, solo Frida Vignettes, Diego and Frida performance pieces, La Calaverika, I am Frida Kahlo, Jesus Barella, Amelia Avila, Xanthia, Chloe Rose and more.

 ·    Wine, beer bar (no host) Proceeds go to CINE+MAS presenters of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Concession stand inside; Local Food Vendors located just outside the theater.

 Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $35 starting at 4 pm July 6th at The Victoria Theater box office.

VALID Proof of Age Required at all times.

For more information/Para mas informacion: 415.799.7087

Sunday July 7th

Women’s Building Community Event 2pm to 9 pm
* DJ Anthony Valadez (KCRW Los Angeles) Frida inspired World Music Set
* DJ Rosa La Rumorosa Salsa & Latin Music Set
* Live Art, Performers, Dancers & Music on the main stage
* Local artists and vendors of Frida inspired art
* Frida Raffle featuring Restaurant Gift Certificates, Signed Bottle of Tequila Don Pilar, Fossil Calavera Watch and more
* Community Costume Contest – Best Frida, Best Frido (dressed like a boy), Best Fridita (kids), Best FriDrag, Best Frita (Funny Frida), Best Diego and Best Diegito

Audre Lorde Room
* Curated Art Exhibit of FFSF Participating Artists
* Wine, Beer, Snack Area
* Art Vendor Area, Pop-up Bookstore
*Face Painting

Side room
* pARTicipation craft stations. Frida inspired art for adults
Children’s room
*pARTicipation craft area for kids sponsored by La Plazita Preschool 2pm to 6pm