Diego Rivera "Zapata" (1932). Photo courtesy of the Mexican Museum.

Another week comes to an end: Let the fun begin. You know the drill. Here are some events worth checking out. 

Glimpse into the mind of Emmy Lou Packard

Learn how Emmy Lou Packard, the famous American printmaker and fresco artist, made her prints, in a demonstration by Art Hazelwood. See the process up close for free at Richmond Art center on Saturday, July 16, from 12 to 2 p.m. 

Black Choreographer Festival returns

Come to the Dance Mission Theatre on 24th Street to watch new artists from various dance companies perform in the Black Choreographer Festival. The show will run both July 16 and July 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are sold on a sliding scale of $10 up to $30 (pay the max price to reserve seating). Purchase tickets here.  

Check out the Diego Rivera showcase this week

On July 16, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents “Diego Rivera’s America,” a collection of more than 150 paintings, frescoes, and large-scale drawings of Mexico and the U.S. from Rivera. Visitors can come anytime after 10 a.m. Purchase tickets here

Read How Rivera once hung in Balmy Alley

Got an idea? Need funding?

The Hope SF initiative and San Francisco Foundation are reopening the Small Grants Program for $10,000 and encouraging city residents and families to apply. 

The foundation is hosting a workshop to field questions anyone may have and to give feedback on applications on Monday, July 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 901 Fairfax Ave. 

The foundation is also offering zoom workshops on July 20.  

Vegan pop-up

Come out to the Callibard Pollinator Sanctuary, 1820 Palou Ave., on July 16 between 2 and 7 p.m to enjoy live music, plant-based food, and the company of vegans. 

A live panel featuring farming and food production organization Dragon Spunk starts at 4 p.m. and a live concert kicks off at 5 p.m.  

Learn more here.

Step into a free capoeira fitness class

Experience a Brazilian martial arts workout that blends acrobatics, dance, and music led by Instructor Sucuri this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The course is open to teens and adults of any level. Online and in-person options are also available. Sign up here

Mattie’s monthly market

It’s the third Sunday of the month, which means Mattie’s community sale will be back in action at 18th and Valencia streets. Swing by July 17 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m for music, jewelry, crafts and more sold by a variety of vendors.

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Christine flew across the country from Long Island to the Bay Area for college. She is a junior at Stanford University, where she served as the Managing Editor for the student newspaper. Before joining Mission, she covered breaking news as an intern at Bay City News and The Sacramento Bee.

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