Diego rivera's painting, which features a group of kids gathered around a fruit bowl and blossom trees spread out in the background
Diego Rivera's "Still Life and Blossoming Almond Trees." Photo Courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Modern art.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our Neighborhood Notes to see what’s happening in the Mission!

MX3 fitness opens

MX3 Fitness has officially opened its facility in the Mission District! The LGBTQ-owned gym is located at 3166 16th St., between Valencia and Guerrero streets. The Mission location features personal training, on-your-own workout monthly memberships and nutrition coaching. MX3 Fitness in the Mission is a 2,000-square-foot gym with lofted ceilings and a bright interior. Unique to the city, the facility features five individual “fitness zones” that aren’t shared with other patrons. 

Mario Woods Day

The Black and Brown Social Club on Valencia Street will host a remembrance and community day for Mario Woods on Friday, July 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Woods was a 26-year-old Black man who was shot 21 times and killed by  San Francisco police officers in Bayview. July 22, 2022, marks what would have been Woods’ 33rd birthday. The event will feature music, merchandise, free food, poetry and speakers.

Epic bake sale for reproductive rights

This Saturday at 2 p.m., Casements Bar at 2351 Mission St. will host a special fundraising event featuring baked goods from some of SF’s best bakeries and home bakers, special drinks and live performances by No More Jazz Van and The Henry Co. A portion of the bar will be donated to the following reproductive health organizations, including Sister Song: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, National Network of Abortion Funds and Repro Legal Defense Fund. 

Talking trash at Manny’s

Have you seen San Francisco’s new prototype trash cans put out by the SF Public Works department? Do you have strong opinions on them? Do you have no idea what we’re talking about? 

Either way, Manny’s at 16th and Valencia streets will host a discussion with SF Public Works on the city’s new trash cans! Come share your thoughts and learn about the future of San Francisco’s trash cans. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 26, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

‘Diego Rivera’s America’ at SF MOMA

Opened just this past weekend, Diego Rivera’s America” is a captivating presentation spanning two defining decades of Rivera’s career. Draw compelling connections between the artist’s sketches, paintings and murals, learn about Rivera’s special presence in the Bay Area, and feel for yourself his belief in the power of art to change the world. The exhibit will be open until Jan. 2, 2023. 

You can also read our coverage of Diego Rivera’s influence on artists in the Mission District here.

Two new shows at The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room, a nonprofit arts organization at 780 Valencia St., will open two new exhibitions on July 30. The first exhibition, “LAND,” explores our relationship to the environment and human justice issues. The second exhibition, “Up in ARMS,” will explore calls for reproductive rights, both domestically and globally. The opening reception for both exhibits will be on July 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. The Drawing Room also just opened up its new space at 210 Clement St. and will host its official grand opening in September.  

The Drawing Room is also putting out a call for donations for one of its interns: Aysia Tiger. The young artist and recent high school graduate is looking for financial assistance to attend Maine College of Art and Design. The link to her GoFundMe is here.

NOTE: We reported earlier that El Farolito would have a grand opening in North Beach. That event has been canceled.

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Intern reporter. Carolyn grew up in Los Angeles. She previously served as a desk editor for her college newspaper The Stanford Daily. When she's not reporting, you can find her going on an unnecessarily long walk.

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