Events

Events

SF Barber Shop.  Photo by Lola M. Chavez

San Francisco Barber Shop Welcomes All for Free Haircuts

San Francisco Barber Shop offered free haircuts Sunday night at its shop at 3166 16th St. near Guerrero Street. “We wanted to introduce ourselves to the community alongside getting all the businesses on 16th Street together to do something for the community,” said Christopher Diez, a co-owner of the shop. Diez and his partner Anton Cura worked with Saints of Steel, a non profit that serves underprivileged...
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Artists to Close Empathy Wall Tonight with Community Gathering

The array of sticky notes full of positive, inclusive, hopeful messages written by passerby at 16th and Mission streets will be taken down and preserved on Friday evening, artists who organized the public participatory art installation say. Though they originally planned to remove the notes the same day, the “Dumbledore’s Army Guerillas” have kept the wall open to messages all week. To protect...
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Facing Ageism with Dance, Photography, Fashion at ODC

Choreographer Kate Mitchell was, despite herself, horrified when she discovered wrinkles and sagging start to take hold on her skin. But then she pushed back, artistically. Mitchell had photographer Alessandra Mello take close-up photos of her skin and bones, and what emerged was a topography that Mitchell saw repeated in nature. Extrapolating from this connection and developing a collaborative performance, Mitchell created Terrain,...
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Anti-Trump Protesters March on Market, Through Mission

Thousands of protesters marched from downtown San Francisco to the Castro and Mission districts Wednesday evening protesting the election of Donald Trump to the presidency in a symbolic act of solidary with the neighborhoods that represent those most maligned by Trump’s rhetoric. Many of the at least 2,000 protesters decried Trump’s multiple campaign promises, like his proposal for a border wall and his call...
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The Sound of the Mission’s History Returns Remixed

Think you know the Mission and its history? You might discover something new at the Brava Center for Theater and the Arts when El Son de la Misión re-opens for a two-night on Friday, Nov. 11. The show is a musical and theatrical exploration and expression of the history of the Mission, with a particular focus on activism through the...
Martha Rodriguez Salazar is the curator and music advisor of the Dia de los Muertos festivities at the SF Symphony. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Musician and Teacher Builds Bridges Between Local Culture and SF Symphony

Over the course of nearly a decade, Mission District music teacher Martha Rodriguez Salazar helped Latino song and tradition find a permanent home at the San Francisco Symphony. Now in its ninth year, the Symphony’s annual Día de los Muertos concert will again return to Davies Symphony Hall on Saturday October 5. As curator of the festival and music advisor...
The Mission Science Workshop celebrates 25 years in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Mission Science Workshop Gala at City Hall Tonight

For its 25th birthday, the Mission Science Workshop will party at City Hall – and attending alongside science workshop alums, teachers and supporters will be Gracie, a giant grey whale skeleton recovered from Pescadero. What’s more, the city has declared October 27 “Mission Science Workshop Day” in honor of the workshop’s contribution to the community. The gala, which takes place in the...
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Bissap Baobab is Back with “Sundays at the Village”

On a rainy Sunday, the windows at Little Baobab fogged up with aromatic steam from rice, fish, and bean cake. Latin beats floated through the walls. Jewelry and colorful printed fabrics were stacked high. Feet tapped on the floor and two friends danced in the front of the band. It was a Sunday at the Village – a new weekly event at...
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Where to Watch the Last Presidential Debate

Election day is around the corner (seriously, November 8 is not that far away, have you registered yet? It’s super quick, do it here right now, and do it before October 24) and the candidates are gearing up for their third and final exercise in absurdity  debate tomorrow. Here’s where to go see it: Bar San Pancho, 16th and Guerrero: Debate...
Scaffolding around the Vida condo construction. File Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

SF Influencers to Debate Land Use Ballot Proposals

Supervisors, former legislators, activists, and nonprofit workers will meet at the Swedish American Hall on Market Street Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. to delve into the finer points of four land-use propositions — M, O, U, and X. The propositions, which go before the voters on November 8, would establish a housing commission, allow more office space in a Bayview development, double...
Alley Cat Bookstore on 24th Street in the Mission. Photo by Esther Reyes

Mission Bookstores Unite at Make-Out Room Tonight

The Make-Out Room will host a “words and music celebration” to benefit the literary festival Litquake as well as the United Booksellers of San Francisco tonight at 7 p.m. The  “Mission Bookstores – United We Stand” event is a collaboration between neighborhood bookstores Adobe Books, Alley Cat Books and Dog Eared Books, as well as Modern Times Bookstore Collective, which announced recently that it will close...
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Where to Watch the Presidential Debate Tonight in SF’s Mission

After presidential candidate Donald Trump’s disastrous week,  tonight should be, well, riveting.  Trump faces off with his rival Hilary Clinton at 6 p.m. and the Mission has you covered. Here are the places we know about. Let us know if we have left anyone off: Shotwell’s: Cash only! Zoe’s Bar and Restaurant: Happy hour 3-7. $5 Margaritas, draft beers, wine. The Napper Tandy:...
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Litquake to Shake Up the Mission’s Taste Buds Sunday

The small literary festival with its roots in the Mission stretching back 17 years will blossom into a cornucopia of food for thought this Sunday, October 9, when Litquake’s Eat, Drink and Be Literary comes to the Chapel. Every kind of food media character imaginable will be represented, from “gluten-free experts” to “sea foragers” and even a seven-time champion of the Grilled Cheese...
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A Taste of Africa by Dolores Park Today

Bebebar, a cafe steps away from Dolores Park at 18th and Church streets, will host an event tonight featuring the acrylic paintings of Cheney Beshara and images of photographer Carly Mask. The art captures the pair’s travels through East Africa and will be on display October 6 through December 1. The opening event takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday,...