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This week, the community said farewell to the more-than-a-century-old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor. Sadly, it never quite bounced back from the pandemic, even though the team tried everything. But at the same time, we see more new restaurants, like soft-open Cauliflower, on 16th Street. Try their featured “Dolores bacon”  and appreciate curated artworks from Nick di Tomasso.

The San Francisco Police Department just launched a new complaint portal to enable citizens to look up their case status and submit documents for case reviews or investigative hearing requests.

If you need Covid-19 or monkeypox vaccinations, visit the vaccine site at 24th and Capp streets on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Appointments are recommended. Staffers are bilingual in English and Spanish. Visit our bilingual vaccine page here.

Oaxacan art show opening TONIGHT

Art lovers can’t miss the opening reception of a new exhibition at contemporary art gallery Sin Título, “Magic, Mystery, Mastery: The Art of Oaxaca.” It’s TONIGHT, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 418 Sutter St. More info can be found here.

Deyci Carrillo reading tomorrow

Deyci Carrillo, a Mexican author who shares her love and experience through poems, will read sections of her book “Entre la miel y el Fuego.” Join to listen, reflect, discuss, and build community at noon tomorrow together.

This event is hosted by the Immigration Committee of the Latino Task Force. The address is 701 Alabama St.

Please email Ivan Corado-Vega at ivan@mlvs.org or call 415-574-9918 to RSVP.

Coming this weekend:

Art Explosion fall open studios

This weekend, more than 100 artists will open their studios at 2425 17th St. and 744 Alabama St. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come meet the artists in their studios and get a personal showing of their art. 

Want to get a first look at all the artwork? The free opening reception gala will be on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. 

They already have some displayed on Facebook.

More artist-hosted studio events will take place next month, as ArtSpan’s SF Open Studios (SFOS) program runs through Sunday, Nov. 13. ArtLaunch will return, which is an in-person kickoff celebration in the SFOS Exhibition at the SOMArts Cultural Center.

Check more detail here and save the date! 

Sour Cherry book fair

Swing by the book fair and pop-up this Saturday and Sour Cherry Comics, 3187 16th St. While they’re selling books, five local artists will show their work.

Want to get a $5 mystery comic bag? Half-price books and graphic novels? Other prizes? Go to the store, and don’t forget to bring your mask.

Rescheduled  “Corazón a la Mission” community celebration

As Yujie Zhou reported last week, a series of eight enormous photos are on display at Folsom and 24th streets. Come to join “Corazón a la Mission” community celebration this Saturday at 3 p.m. It was rescheduled due to the rain last weekend. And guess what? Almost all the faces in the portraits will be there in real life, as well as flowers, prayer, Aztec dancing, and Brazilian samba music. 

Support #MahsaAmini

If you feel sorry and angry for Mahsa Amini’s death last Friday, there is something you can do to support women in Iran.

At 11 am this Sunday, there will be a gathering on Golden Gate Bridge. The meeting point is Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center.

Check more info here. Invite more friends and family in the Bay Area and promote the event on social media!

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

Curious about ancient printing tools? The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 19th annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is back for another all-day public printmaking and book-arts event. Activities include hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, retail vendors, and live printing on Rhode Island Street.

It’s a family-friendly event. Bring your kids to see how texts and illustrations are printed on paper! It’s on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 am to 4 pm. More info about this free event can be found here.

Folsom Street Fair 2022

The world’s largest leather event takes place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can expect to see many amazing people doing what they love. 

Hundreds of vendors and performers will be on 9th St. between Folsom and Howard streets. More info can be found here and here.

Let’s appreciate the city’s diverse subcultures!

Pacific Coast Fog Fest

If you want a fun one-day trip, visiting Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica will be a good choice this weekend.

The Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. Then stay and enjoy more than 200 arts and crafts and vendor booths, food and beverage booths and three stages of live music, a family fun fest and a variety of other activities. Find more information here.

More arts events next week

Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!

Juanita: 30 Years of MORE! will be on view at the SFAC Main Gallery in the War Memorial Veterans Building from September 30 through Nov. 12, 2022. 

This exhibit highlights and celebrates the groundbreaking and radical work of San Francisco drag icon, Juanita MORE! A curated selection of photographs, posters, over 40 original commissioned artworks, and dresses offer a rare glimpse into Juanita’s extraordinary and fabulous life, representing just a fraction of the thousands of objects from her personal archives. 

The opening celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. next Friday, Sept. 30. More info here.

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INTERN DATA REPORTER. Chuqin has two degrees in data journalism and she is passionate about making data more accessible to readers. Before arriving in the Mission, she covered small business and migratory birds in New York City while learning to code and design at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. She loves coastal cities, including SF and her hometown Ningbo.

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