Events

Events


Warriors sweep the Cavaliers and the Mission celebrates (PHOTOS!)

The Warriors made history when they racked up a 73-win season in 2016, only to lose the Cleveland Cavaliers in that year’s NBA Finals. Yet, here were are, four finals appearances in four years — all against the same team led by LeBron James. This latest championship victory was sweeter, as the team swept the Cavaliers in four games, a...

Mission activists renounce Alioto’s calls for repealing sanctuary city rules

With about two dozen people present, a coalition of activists from the Mission district held a last-minute press conference at the 24th Street BART station to condemn plans by mayoral candidate Angela Alioto to repeal the city’s blanket sanctuary status for immigrants. The gathering happened on Friday afternoon, a day after Alioto made the plans public. As reported in the...
Friends school student

VIDEO: San Francisco Friends School hosts youth summit

Students at the San Francisco Friends School spent months studying issues like youth homelessness and climate change, then invited other middle school students to participate in a summit to learn more about what they learned. More than 230 students from all over the city joined the summit on May 4.
from Timon of Athens

‘Timon of Athens’ takes on wealth in San Francisco, circa 2018

Amid San Francisco’s ballooning decadence and inequality, ne’er is there more an appropriate time to stage Shakespeare’s wildly byzantine play, Timon of Athens. This version of one of Shakespeare’s later works, showing through May 6 at the Cutting Ball Theater, purports to take place in our foggy metropolis, and the parallel imagery is obvious: the Google Glass and Bluetooth-clad characters,...

Photo illustration: The Mission during the 1906 quake vs. today

The 1906 earthquake leveled most of San Francisco and its old glamour. But the city persisted, rebuilt and now looks to the future. We thought it would be neat to look at some nearby places and see what they looked like during or after the great earthquake and compare it to how the city looks now. All of the archive...

Doc’s Clock raising money to bring back iconic sign

The iconic Doc’s Clock sign is going home. Well, to its new home. The bar is raising cash to have the sign transferred a block down to the bar’s new location at Mission and 20th streets. This could be the final chapter in a saga that began with Doc’s lease not being renewed last year, and an ensuing struggle with...

Neighborhood Notes: Holiday shopping, art walk, history, civics and “safe places”

A holiday walk in Bernal tonight, craft fairs and screen printing tomorrow. ‘Tis the season, and this weekend is loaded with possibilities for buying local or simply enjoying music and art. Holiday Shopping tips The Mission Bernal Merchants Association’s holiday walk will be held Friday (yes, today) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The locally owned restaurants, bars, galleries, coffee...

Community Music Center invites you to music and cocoa at its December Fiesta

“Come in from the cold,” says the Community Music Center: On Dec. 8 and 9, Martha Rodriguez Salazar and Jennifer Peringer are putting on the December Fiesta. What’s that? It’s music — from the Mission District Young Musicians Program, the Children’s Chorus, Coro Solera and the Cuban Charanga Ensemble — plus a piñata, hot chocolate, tamales and dancing. Here’s a...

Neighborhood Notes: MAPP, cookies, bikes, coffee, oh my!

Prefer to listen? It’s on our podcast — or right here. MAPP is this weekend! The Mission Arts and Performance Project, a monthly neighborhood-spanning event presenting live performances and visual art across media and venues, takes place Saturday, Dec. 2. Events this time include laughter yoga, anticapitalist comedy satire, Scottish soliloquy and more, across seven different venues . You can...

Neighborhood Notes: Doc screening, Eco-success, Valencia openings

Prefer your notes in audio? Here you go: Dolores documentary The documentary Dolores, about the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta, will show Sunday at the Brava Theater at 2, 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. There will be a panel after each showing. Proceeds will benefit Mexico, Puerto Rico, Farm Workers, Fire Victims in Napa,...

Neighborhood Notes: Boba Guys proposes expansion, Balompie to return, El Rio gets legacy status

 Boba Guys looks to expand next door on 19th Since the demise of Valencia Eyewear, a small retail store on 19th Street just off Valencia, the windows have been painted and what goes on inside is unclear. Now a sign has been posted making the intentions clear: Boba Guys is seeking a change of use to expand into the former...

After dark history, Homestead rings in 115 years

When Deb Welch first stepped into The Homestead, a bar at the corner 19th and Folsom, it was love at first sight. It was 1996, and a Japanese blues band was playing a tune in the corner. “There was hay all over the floor, and the band didn’t speak a word of English,” she said. “It was so bizarre.” Welch...

In SF, art still thrives — and celebrates its history — at The Farm

It’s been 30 years since farm animals roamed a patch of land in the southeast corner of the Mission. But the place on San Bruno Avenue, tucked into a pocket of a freeway intersection, is still known as The Farm, and it hasn’t lost touch with its offbeat, artistic history. That past life and present creativity will be on display...

Free rides on Ford GoBikes tomorrow

Ford GoBikes will be free for riders tomorrow in San Francisco, the East Bay, and San Jose. Free day passes cover an unlimited number of 30-minute rides for a 24-hour period ending a minute before midnight tomorrow. A ride that goes longer than 30 minutes costs $3 for every additional 15 minutes. Getting a pass requires an app download and credit...