"We are the borders I have crossed", says the lyrics of the song named "Francisco, el Hombre", from the band of the same name, Francisco, el Hombre. The sentence is what best describes the group, formed by the Mexican brothers Mateo Piracés Ugarte and Sebastianismos, LAZÚLI, Andrei Kozyreff, and Helena Papini. That is because the quintet finds their inspiration on the road. But not only there. The Portuguese-Spanish lyrics have made the band a fundamental piece for the cultural connection in Latin America. Their live performances make the Portuguese-speaking audience sing in Spanish and the Spanish-speaking audience sing in Portuguese. The band believes there is no border that cannot be crossed.
In a spectacle of rhythmic explosions, Francisco, el Hombre has performed more than 700 concerts in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, and Portugal, and was part of important festivals all over the world such as Rock in Rio, Lollapalooza and Vive Latino.
Covid Safety Policy (as of March 4, 2022)
Amidst the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of staff, artists, youth, audiences, and our community. We are committed to following Baltimore City public health guidelines as we rehire, train, and work towards a full reopening in the fall. Thank you for bearing with us!
- All patrons ages 12+ visiting Creative Alliance for performances, screenings, workshops, other theater-based gatherings, gallery openings, or events in the lobby are required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Proof of vaccination may include a physical card, a photo of a complete vaccination card, or digital immunization records. All patrons over the age of 18 will be asked to show a photo ID with their vaccination card.
- Patrons that are not vaccinated are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test completed within 48 hours of the event time. All patrons over the age of 18 will be asked to show a photo ID with their test results.
- Creative Alliance strongly recommends that visitors continue wearing masks in the building to protect staff, volunteers, artists, and vulnerable members of our community. Creative Alliance staff and volunteers will continue wearing masks in the building to help keep our community safe.
- Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear facial masks regardless of vaccination status. Creative Alliance recommends that masks be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking and be replaced when not eating or drinking.
- Creative Alliance may still require masks at certain events or performances based on artists’ requests. Patrons should continue checking our website or contact the Box Office for information about specific events.
- Our bar will be open and beverages will be available for purchase and consumption prior to and during theater-based events. Outside food and drink are prohibited.
- Events will be at full capacity. We are a small venue and physical distancing will be very limited. For theater-based events, you will likely have fellow audience members sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you, at a distance of less than 6 feet.