Photo by Alexa Trevino

Wild Humans

Ivan Lopez, a Mission native and the owner of Artillery AG, at 2751 Misson St.,  will introduce Wild Humans, the latest in his series of eco-centric art on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Lopez is best known for his dramatic, abstract paintings of wild animals. His work illuminates how animals struggle against rapid changes in the environment. Now we humans have been included in the mix.

Lopez reminds us that humans are wild animals trying to strike a balance between other animals, nature, and themselves. The collection is dramatic, colorful, and carries a strong message.

The evening will feature music and drumming and is destined to be one to remember. Ivan Lopez is a mission artist with roots in Colombia. –GL

Fabulate! Creativity Explored fashion exhibition

Exploring what can be made using recycled fabrics and other materials, Creativity Explored brings an exhibition on new fashion styles with a runway show to their studio. The exhibition runs until Nov. 15 at 3245 16th St.

Manny’s Kickstarter: a new civic area on 16th and Valencia

Manny Yekutiel has a plan for his newest venue: a community social site where you can meet your neighbors, have a coffee and sit around for a communal chat. This week he took to Kickstarter to start fundraising for his new venue and for new equipment. He’s looking to raise $54,000 by Oct. 11, and has already raised $50,000 since the campaign started on Sep. 13.

Mission Local wrote about Yekutiel and his plan for what used to be a sushi place on the corners of 16th and Valencia back in May. You can view the Kickstarter here.

Prubechu to close

The SF Chronicle reports that after four years on 16th Street, rising rents and a landlord dispute are driving the owners of Prubechu to close their Guam-inspired restaurant. The eatery will close at the end of the month, they wrote. Back in May, Maria Ascarrunz reviewed the restaurant and described their empanadas as the ‘best damned empanadas’ she’s ever had.

Day of the Dead VIP Reception

We’re quickly burning through September, and that means Fall is nearly here. But with October a stone’s throw away comes Day of the Dead. Mission Cultural Center will be hosting a series of events next month showcasing a Day of the Dead VIP reception called “Remember Us” that showcases their exhibit “Vuelo De Los Ancestros”. The reception is set for Friday Oct. 19, from to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30.

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George Lipp has long lived in the Mission. He’s our volunteer extraordinaire – always out taking photos or running across crimes in progress.

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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