The new mural 'Birds of the Americas' on Folsom St is described by lead artist Rojas as 'a gift to the community.' Photo by Clara-Sophia Daly.

Acción Latina show celebrates the ’80s, Mission style

On Thursday, Acción Latina opened its exhibition focusing on artists and organizers who worked in the Mission District in the 1980s. 

There will be art from local artists, live performances, and refreshments. The free exhibit features work from local artists and will be on display at the SFMoMA at 151 3rd St., in the Koret Education Center on the second floor. For details, click here.

Poncho Brotherz dispensary opening this weekend

The Mission District’s newest cannabis dispensary is coming to the southeast Mission, with doors opening this weekend. No more trekking all the way to Mission Street for your edibles or prerolls! Poncho Brotherz is a family business located at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Bryant streets. Don’t miss their beautiful mural full of Aztec artifacts, swinging monkeys, and lots of leafy greens, of course. 

For their launch, they have a “penny a preroll” promotion going Friday through Sunday, for the first 100 customers each day. Check their Instagram for details. 

Fiesta de las Américas

This Saturday at La Raza Park (Potrero del Sol Park), come out for a picnic and some music, folk dance, and more. The event, celebrating America from North to Central through the Caribbean and South America, kicks off at 10 a.m. and goes to 1 p.m. For details, click here.

The art of murals

If you want even more Mission District art, this weekend at the SFMOMA you can learn about San Francisco’s mural-making movement in “Proyecto Mission Murals” from some of our favorite Mission muralists. On Saturday, hear from Precita Eyes’ Susan Cervantes, Juana Alicia, and other artists, who will speak about women’s roles in our neighborhood murals. 

On Sunday, learn about the influence that Precita Eyes has had on the city. For details, click here. And while you’re there, be sure to check out Diego Rivera’s America, an exhibit through January, 2023. 

Latino Film Fest 

For opening night of the Latino Film Festival, see “Jose Feliciano: Behind this Guitar” this Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Opera Plaza Cinema (610 Van Ness Avenue at Turk Street). And on Saturday, the short film “The Mission,” co-produced by Mission Local, will be screened at 1 p.m. For the full schedule of in-person screenings, click here.   

Starting on Oct. 12, you can watch the rest of the festival’s films on-demand. Tickets start at $7. Click here for more information. 

Cinema Week

It’s the second-annual Cinema Week, a national celebration of the old days, when we used to go to the movies. To participate in this event, check out your favorite San Francisco movie theater’s website to see what’s playing, from Oct. 7 to 13. 

Organizers say that some locations are offering unlimited popcorn, which is obviously at least half the fun of going to the movies. 

Free concert for Dia de la Raza 

Come out for a free outdoor concert with Cuban timba & Afro-Brazilian jazz fusion presented by Peña Toribio & Illuminate at Golden Gate Park at The Music Concourse Bandshell. Free outdoor concert for everyone.  

The event is this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

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REPORTER. Eleni is our reporter focused on policing in San Francisco. She first moved to the city on a whim nearly 10 years ago, and the Mission has become her home. Follow her on Twitter @miss_elenius.

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