Events

Events

Cultural Center Celebrates 40 Years with Fashion Show

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts will host a fashion show with more than 75 elaborate outfits by acclaimed Salvadoran designer Mario Chacon on Saturday, March 11. The styles range from ethnic to European-influenced to Carnaval costumes. Chacon, whose designs have graced many a San Francisco Carnaval parade, originally studied architecture in El Salvador but turned to fashion after enrolling...

Saturday’s 24th St. Art Crawl To Celebrate Women’s History Month

Returning to 24th Street this Saturday is Paseo Artistico – a free art crawl that will enliven the 24th Street corridor from Valencia Street to Potrero Avenue with song, art and film. Activities for the event will kick off at 11 a.m. at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center. In celebration of Women’s History Month, participants are invited to embark on a bilingual, guided mural...

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Speaks to the Mission

A career in journalism and advocacy that spans half a century has not only equipped 82-year-old feminist icon Gloria Steinem with a trove of accomplishments and wisdom, but also with a disarming sense of humor. Despite the seriousness of her decades-long fight for women’s rights and gender equality, Steinem drew outbursts of laughter and applause from the some 400 people...

Listen Local: The Women’s Building and Feminism in 2017 San Francisco

Listen Local is Mission Local’s biweekly radio program. We broadcast live online at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. International Women’s Day is coming up and March is Women’s History Month, so Listen Local invited Laura Pereyra, on the Board of the Women’s Building, to talk about why we need the Women’s Building, why we need feminism, and the...

Works of Local Artist Juana Alicia Displayed at Berkeley Center

The expansion of a research center focused on Latino issues at UC Berkeley is being celebrated with the art of Juana Alicia, whose mural work has long been a fixture of Mission District walls. The opening reception is today. Both Juana Alicia and the Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley, where her work will be displayed through March...

SF Mission Artist Pushes for Growth in Shrinking Art World

Even on a weekday morning over coffee, Bernadette Bohan looks like she just stepped out of a Warhol painting. With red lipstick expertly applied and wearing leggings printed with an image of her own staggeringly bright collage artwork, she’s taking no prisoners, and this isn’t even her evening look. At 45, Bohan is ready to bust out of starving artist...

Wining, Dining and Opining: The New Political Discourse?

We started with a toast to a good neighbor, six of us strangers seated around pushed-together café tables inside Robin’s Cafe at the ODC Theater. At the corner farthest from me, Anita Won, an architect and student at California College of the Arts, told us about a woman who lived in her Chinatown apartment building in Manhattan with whom she...

Indie Film Fest Returns to the Mission in February

The Roxie Theater, Brava Theater Center, and the Alamo Drafthouse will play host to dozens of unique films during the annual SF Independent Film Festival February 2-16. Films featured at the festival span genres from foreign to local, drama to comedy, documentary to forays into the bizarre – you can check out titles like “What’s Eating Zach Turnquist,” “Birdy Wouaf Wouaf,” “OMG, I’m...

Homeless Shower Provider Returning to Art to Shift Perceptions

Lately, Doniece Sandoval has been been in the spotlight for bringing showers to the homeless by truck, a program known as Lava Mae. Now, she’s exploring the possibilities of changing perceptions about the homeless through art. On January 13, Sandoval and the Market Street gallery Fouladi Projects will open an exhibition of artwork reflecting on the experience of homelessness. Though...

Dance Mission Theater Leaps Into New Year With 40th Anniversary Show

Through four decades, Dance Mission Theater has steadfastly continued producing shows. On January 13th and 14th, it will celebrate its 40th anniversary with politically themed performances that include drumming, ballet, modern dance, song, and even sign language at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It’s called “Gracias a la Vida: Love in a Bitter Time” and it is a...

Artists Respond to Fire Safety Crackdown By Calling on the Fire Department

In the wake of the tragic fire in Oakland that claimed 36 lives and the city crackdowns that resulted, the founder of a Mission District arts space will bring together firefighters with managers of both underground and above-board arts spaces to help improve fire safety. Spike Kahn, a prominent housing activist who has also been active in a fire safety advocacy...

Armory Makes Entertainment Debut with New Year’s Bash

Though it’s no stranger to hosting major events, the Armory on 14th and Mission streets is expecting some 4,000 people to ring in the new year for its first event as an official show venue. The bash, featuring the French electronic music band Justice, marks the official opening of the events venue “The Armory” – not to be confused with Kink.com, which, though...

Feminist Art Gives Middle Finger to Misogyny, Opens Tonight

A golden Buddha sits cross-legged in front of a mold of the vagina of Japanese artist Rokudenashiko. In Japan, her genitalia themed works are considered obscene and in 2014 they landed her in jail for a week.    But feminist, artist and San Francisco State University associate professor Tanya Augsburg said the vagina mold captures the essence of a dialogue...

“Miracle in the Mission” Returns to O’Connell High Sunday

The community group All In SF will host a “holiday giveback” event including a toy giveaway and a holiday meal at John O’Connell High School on Sunday, December 18 from 11-4 p.m. The event, which also promises activities for children, free haircuts, and live music, is the second holiday event of its kind at John O’Connell by the group, which...

Holiday Cheer and Deals at the Mission Bernal Holiday Walk

A celebration of culture, community, the arts and of course, the holidays, is coming to the stretch of Mission Street between Cesar Chavez and Randall streets Thursday for the neighborhood’s second annual Mission Bernal Holiday Walk. Bars, galleries, restaurants and small businesses on the cusp of the Mission and Bernal Heights will join forces in offering activities, entertainment and special holiday...