Happy Thanksgiving, folks! Welcome to the last week of November.
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Heads up on Acción Latina fundraiser
Acción Latina’s fundraiser, Encuentro del Canto Popular will be held at the Chapel Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to twirl the night away! You can get tickets and see more info here.
And, don’t miss the Calixto Robles exhibit in the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery in the entrance of El Tecolote at 2958 24th St. You can read more about Robles here.
Belly up to the bar for a final drink with Kilowatt’s original owner
This week, the founder of Kilowatt, Peter Athanas, decided to retire after managing the dive bar on 16th Street for 28 years. A new group of bartenders from popular Potrero Hill music venues have already applied for ownership, and will probably bring live music back to Kilowatt. Read the story by Eleni Balakrishnan to find out about Athanas’ “most incredible nights” at the bar.
Try some Korean snacks
On Valencia Street, BoBop, a new boba and Korean snack store was opened two weeks ago. You can find drinks and chobop, a Korean version of sushi, in the store. Meet the owner, Ina Jungin Lee, through Annika Hom’s reporting here.
Tired of standing in the bathroom line at the El Rio?
Here is a chance to make a contribution toward two new bathrooms. The El Rio wants to raise $125,000 to make this happen in 2023. Help them to provide more space for the community!
Holiday food and shopping
Today, Thanksgiving, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., there will be several free Thanksgiving lunches provided by Self-Help for the Elderly in Chinatown, Sunset and the Mission. Check the pick-up and dine-in time slots here.
Healers Without Borders just offered a Thanksgiving lunch and essential-items distribution on Wednesday. They will distribute more items for the holidays in the coming weeks. So keep an close eye on their social media page. If you want to help homeless people, you can simply order through Amazon, and HWB will help deliver all the necessities to people who need them.
Shop small, shop local! DECANTsf, a bottle shop and bar at 1168 Folsom St. is hosting a pop-up market from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 26. There’ll be special wines and goods ranging from jewelry to homewares to gourmet food items. This event is 21+ only. Come and support Bay Area’s producers, artists and business owners.
Kung fu movie
Are you a fan of Chinese kung fu and Bruce Lee? The Chinese Historical Society of America will hold a film screening of “The Way of the Dragon,” accompanied by a discussion on the influence of Bruce Lee on a multicultural society. Book the $15 tickets in advance and save this Sunday afternoon at The Great Star Theater. More info here.
The Drawing Room gallery will open its next exhibition, SEA, at 780 Valencia St. The opening reception will run from 4 to 9 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 3. There will also be artist talk series, music eves and other events throughout the whole December and January.
Anthony Holdsworth, an oil painter from England now based in West Oakland, has canceled his holiday studio exhibition. But if you wish to view his work before the end of this year, he can be contacted for special appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org and 415-879-0829. His studio will be opened on the last Sunday of the first three months of 2023. The theme will be farm and garden, urban landscapes, Italy and Mexico.