Leah Morrett stands behind the counter at her store Sour Cherry Comics.
Leah Morrett stands behind the counter at her store Sour Cherry Comics. Photo by Carolyn Stein.

“Rivera in America” Film Screening

In conjunction with the Richmond Art Center’s ongoing exhibit “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience,” the center will host a film screening of “Rivera in America” by filmmaker and exhibit curator Rick Tejada-Flores. The film tracks Rivera’s artistic legacy in America, and features interviews with Packard. The event will be held at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. The screening is free and open to the public. More information can be found here

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts turns 45

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will host a gala this Friday to celebrate its 45th anniversary. The gala will unveil the center’s new exhibit “Mayan Rulers in the Heart of the Mission; Reyes Mayas en el Corazón De La Mission.” The exhibit portrays bas-relief masterpieces created by the Mayan people in the ninth and 10th centuries, connecting Mission residents who trace their roots to Guatemala and southern Mexico with the iconography of their ancestors. 

Tickets to the gala are sold out, but residents can still visit the exhibit at Mission and 24th streets. Hours of operation vary by day. Visit the website for more information.  

Black and Pink letter-writing and candle-making workshop

Stop by Sour Cherry Comics, located at 16th and Valencia streets, this Saturday to write birthday cards to incarcerated queer and trans people. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. and all materials will be provided. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., Sour Cherry Comics will also host a candle-making workshop with Maya, a Bay Area artist. Learn how to make your own magical candle!

Jam night!

Do you like music? Do you like dancing? Do you like jamming? How about all three?

Head on over to the Drawing Room Annex at 19th and Valencia streets this Friday for a night of Latin and Cuban music. Eduardo Corzo, a Mission resident for many years, will be jamming out with other neighborhood musicians. Swing by to either join the jam session or just hang out! Further event details can be found here

Rep. Adam Schiff coming to Manny’s

Adam Schiff, the Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District, will be celebrating the paperback release of his book “Midnight in Washington” at Manny’s on Thursday, Aug. 18. 

The memoir offers an eyewitness account of treacherous moments during the Trump presidency, with a strong focus on Trump’s first impeachment trial. You can buy tickets to the event here

Manny’s is located at 16th and Valencia streets. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Creative Discovery Workshop 

Registration for The Mission Arts Center’s Creative Discovery Workshop opens August 20 at 10 a.m. The workshop features an exciting array of tools and skills to explore topics in science, technology, engineering, nature and robotics for 7- to 12-year-olds. The after-school program will take place every Wednesday at Treat Avenue and 20th Street from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 7 to Oct. 5. Link to sign up is here. Spots are limited. 

Valencia Bikeway improvements

As part of an ongoing project to improve bike safety on Valencia Street, SFMTA is finalizing designs this month for its quick-build projects. After finalizing designs, the SFMTA will host an open house in September, where community members can share input on the projects before they are implemented. More information about the Valencia Bikeway improvements can be found here

Call for artists

BART is looking for California-based artists who create anime/manga style digital media to help promote public transit in the Bay Area and engage younger audiences. The budget for artist fees will range from $500 to $5,000. The call for submissions is open until Aug. 24. To find out how to submit your work, click the link here

The City Reawakens

Luna Rienne Gallery, at 22nd and Valencia streets, will feature a new art exhibit from Aug. 20 to Sept. 25. The exhibit, titled “The City Reawakens,” chronicles San Francisco during covid lockdown and the city’s process of reawakening. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit Luna Rienne Gallery’s website to find out more.

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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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