Photo by Molly Oleson.


It’s MAPP weekend! The Mission Arts and Performance Project is putting on its bimonthly arts event, which will be featuring music, poetry readings and art shows at six locations around the Mission Saturday evening.

In collaboration with MEXASB from UC Berkeley, MAPP will be hosting an art sale fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Mexico on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (2868 Mission St.). The event will also feature live music by LA GENTE, Taller Bombalele, Amy & The Elements.


Project Commotion, a non-profit for children and families, will be hosting a fundraiser for its student scholarship program on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Mission Neighborhood Centers (362 Capp St.).

The event will feature music performances from Maracatú Pacífico, Grupo Mixcoatl Anahuac and the Project Commotion kids. Food is being provided by Dave and Mauro’s Famous Farm, Bamboo Lantern and other pop-up restaurants.

Proceeds from the benefit will go to Project Commotion’s programs, which are aimed at fostering healthy cognitive and social-emotional development among the community’s youth.

Galería de la Raza seeking submissions for #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength

The deadline is quickly approaching for submissions to Galería de la Raza’s exhibit, #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength, which will feature the artistic work by undocumented or formerly undocumented immigrants about their own narratives in the U.S. The submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 9 at 11:59 p.m.  

“#UndocuJoy is a celebration of the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and empathy needed to stand taller in our power,” Yosimar Reyes, who is curating the exhibit, said in a statement. “This project will bear witness to the personal narrative which then becomes the collective voice created BY us and FOR us.”

The exhibition will run from Nov. 4, 2017, to Jan. 13, 2018. Check out the submission guidelines here.

Bib Gourmand honors Mission restaurants  

Congrats to Dosa (21st & Valencia), Delfina (18th & Guerrero) and Izakaya Rintaro (14th and Folsom) for making it onto Michelin’s 2018 Bib Gourmand list, which honors restaurants that offer gourmet fare at a (slightly) lower price point. They were among 67 Bay Area restaurants to be recognized.

Trick Dog and ABV among 50 Best Bars in the World  

The three aforementioned restaurants weren’t the only Mission District establishments to be decorated of late: two Mission bars, Trick Dog (20th & Alabama) and ABV (16th & Guerrero) were included in the World’s 50 Best Bars list.

Trick Dog, which has been included on this list since 2014, moved up from No. 35 to 26 — the second-highest ranking for a U.S. bar outside of New York City. ABV, included on last year’s list, moved down 10 spots to No. 46.

The top 10 bars are primarily located in London and New York City. Three of the 50, including the Mission’s two bars, are in San Francisco.

“Setting the Word on Fire” shoots for 90-minute cut  

Makers of an upcoming documentary about San Francisco Poet Laureate Emeritus Alejandro Murguia have launched an Indiegogo campaign to extend the film to a 90-minute cut. The film, titled “Setting the Word on Fire,” is a four year effort by an Emmy Award-winning team that follows Murguia and other poet activists in their fight for a more equitable world. So far they’ve raised $2,800 of their $30,000 goal, which they hope to reach in the next month.

Dance Mission Theater fundraiser at castle in Pacifica

Spots are going quickly for Dance Mission Theater’s Youth Program and Grrrl Brigade fundraiser at Mazza Castle in Pacifica on Oct. 22. The event will have cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and the castle’s beautiful view. There are only a few spots left. Tickets are $45 for one person, $65 for you and a plus-one. Purchase them here.

“Protecting Mother Earth: Nature’s Hidden Beauty” at CCSF’s Ocean Campus

Appreciate the the less-obvious wonders of nature through the photographs of Tom Graham at his San Francisco City College exhibit, “Protecting Mother Earth: Nature’s Hidden Beauty,” which is running through Oct. 27 at the Front Page Gallery of CCSF’s Ocean Campus.

“The show continues our tradition of providing insightful and contemporary images that are a part of our daily lives,” Juan Gonzales, department chair of CCSF’s journalism department, said in a statement. “Tom’s ability to capture hidden beauty of nature is breathtaking.”

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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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