Carnaval!

Salsa Time. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Salsa Time. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Diana Gameros. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Diana Gameros. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Danza Maya. Photo by Claire Weissbluth.

Danza Maya. Photo by Claire Weissbluth.

Diana Santos. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Diana Santos. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Painting together. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Painting together. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Calavera. Photo by Claire Weissbluth.

Calavera. Photo by Claire Weissbluth.

Coco. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Coco. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Esmerelda Padilla and Javier Martinez of Zia SF, who make original hand printed apparel. Esmerelda, who grew up in the Mission and first started printing at Mision Grafica, says "I like Carnaval because it brings everyone out of the woodwork. There's nothing pretentious or hipster about it. It's a little microcosm. It still has the same flavor even though the city is changing."  Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Esmerelda Padilla and Javier Martinez of Zia SF, who make original hand printed apparel. Esmerelda, who grew up in the Mission and first started printing at Mision Grafica, says “I like Carnaval because it brings everyone out of the woodwork. There’s nothing pretentious or hipster about it. It’s a little microcosm. It still has the same flavor even though the city is changing.” Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Aunt Betty of Aunt Betty's corn dogs knits while waiting for customers on Saturday morning. "This is what I do when business is slow," she said. When asked what makes them gourmet, she said, "you'll just have to try one and find out."  Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Aunt Betty of Aunt Betty’s corn dogs knits while waiting for customers on Saturday morning. “This is what I do when business is slow,” she said. When asked what makes them gourmet, she said, “you’ll just have to try one and find out.” Photo by Claire Weissbluth

The Bear is working the crowd. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

The Bear is working the crowd. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Fernando and Diego of Malevo Cocina Argentina grilling some delicious choripan. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Fernando and Diego of Malevo Cocina Argentina grilling some delicious choripan. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Huichol Art Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Huichol Art Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Hand crafted soap. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Hand crafted soap. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Oli Medina is raising money for a mural to honor Chata Gutierrez, the legendary radio DJ who passed away last year. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Oli Medina is raising money for a mural to honor Chata Gutierrez, the legendary radio DJ who passed away last year. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Mike and Judy, Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Mike and Judy, Photo by Claire Weissbluth

 

 

Low Rider, Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Low Rider, Photo by Claire Weissbluth

 

Benjamin Bac Sierra and family selling Justice for Alex Nieto t-shirts and posters.  Photo by Claire Weissbluth

Benjamin Bac Sierra and family selling Justice for Alex Nieto t-shirts and posters. Photo by Claire Weissbluth

#carnavalSF happening now 22nd and Harrison pic.twitter.com/v6ZLxtZ25X

— Camilo Landau (@camilitocamilon) May 24, 2014

12:30 p.m. It’s getting off to a slow but steady start.

Mellow Photo by George Lipp

Mellow Photo by George Lipp

Hats Photo by George Lipp

Hats Photo by George Lipp

Chicken! Photo by George Lipp

Chicken! Photo by George Lipp

Busting Moves Photo by George Lipp

Busting Moves Photo by George Lipp

Bearly fun. Photo by George Lipp

Bearly fun. Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

Photo by George Lipp

One Comment

  1. godzuki

    Love Carnaval. Good down-home, non-pretentious fun. I go every year.

Comments are closed.