Ever wonder what a BBC report on the Mission District would look like? Well we found you one answer. Laughing Squid posted this fake one. The correspondents, Evan Cinque Terra and David Turkish describe the Mission as a neighborhood where important political discourse happens on t-shirt, where American Apparel was defeated by people in tight clothes, and Dolores Park as a hipster meat market. This 1- minute- 20- second video is worth a watch.
Speaking of video maybe its times for you to make your own. Gov. Schwarzenegger recently announced a bilingual film competition called “Lights, Camera, Save Lives” – an effort to create short public service announcements highlighting the steps to avoid Swine flu. While speaking to a classroom of teenagers Schwarzenegger warned that the flu is estimated to affect one in four Californians this season.
Moving on to music news tonight SFJAZZ launches a series of club shows in the Mission District that will feature young jazz musicians paying tribute to their influences. The series called Hot Plate begins with a performance by Terrence Brewer, who will be performing a tribute to six-string icon Wes Montgomery. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Amnesia, 853 Valencia St (between 19th and 20th).