Roxie Theater: The Dark Side of the Dream

THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM Subversive cinema… for subversive times 1933-1964 Elliot Lavine returns to the Roxie! What more do you need to know? Bay Area legend Elliot Lavine brings his I WAKE UP DREAMING mojo back to the Roxie with a hard-hitting series that takes a sharp look at the dark side of […]

The Chapel: Accion Latina: La Misa Negra at #Encuentro36

It’s that time of the year again! Accion Latina’s annual concert series, Encuentro del Canto Popular, celebrates its 36th year of celebrating peoples’ movements by inviting La Misa Negra to fill The Chapel with some cuuuuuumbia! Hosted by EQUIPTO & CHHOTI MAA We’ve also invited 2 local bands chosen via our Encuentrito concert series to […]

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Victim of fatal 24th St. shooting remembered

Although Jesus Sandoval had spent the last six years of his life living with a friend’s family in Potrero Hill, the Mission – where the 35-year-old spent much of his youth – remained his stomping grounds. “He loved to go to the Mission and meet  friends. He’d come to the Mission to go out,” said […]

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Mission Activists, Newcomers Discuss Ways to Confront Racism in Support of Black Lives Matter

Activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, Mission community organizers and newcomers, many of whom were tech workers, met Wednesday night to discuss ways to confront racial inequality that included collecting data, investing in communities and questioning the diversity within the rank-and-file of tech workers. “What sparked this for me was seeing the number of […]

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Last Chance to See Sheriff’s Wife Onstage

This weekend marks the last chance to see Eliana Lopez’s one-woman re-enactment of the political scandal that almost ended her husband’s career. Political wonks and gossip mongers alike will find plenty of material to think about, including the possible motives and actions of just about everyone involved. The media drama began shortly after former city […]

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The Mission 7 to Unveil New Eclectic Sound

Five uniquely different musicians from contrasting backgrounds form The Mission 7, a band born in the Mission District that specializes in a wide array of sounds:  boogaloo, Latin soul, retro garage rock, and a little bit of Colombia. The Mission 7 developed from Go Van Gogh,  a previous band with Jesse Walkershaw, bassist and vocalist, and sax player Connie […]

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Whimsical Viracocha on Valencia May Close

Viracocha, a Valencia collective filled with market finds, antiques, music and local art — one musician called it “a creative person’s flea incubator” — is set to close its doors by February, according to a letter emailed by its founder Jonathan Siegel. “We’re losing a place for artists from varied backgrounds to come together and […]

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Online Clothier Betabrand Opens on Site of 780 Cafe

By Stevanie Wazna-Blank Local online clothing company Betabrand will open its first storefront this weekend at 780 Valencia Street, previously 780 Cafe. The company’s headquarters have been at Cesar Chavez and Mission streets since 2010, when Betabrand was launched from CEO Chris Lindland’s previous company, Cordarounds. Lindland said that moving to a brick and mortar […]

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The Mission Celebrates Aztec New Year and Mourns a Loss

The ancient Aztec celebration of “Mexika New Year Ce Calli (One House)” at City College of San Francisco’s Mission campus was a bittersweet occasion this year. The annual event memorialized Ernesto Xe YeiKoatl, the son of Aztec calendar interpreter Mazatzin Acosta, one of the main organizers of the event. The 23-year-old CCSF student and worker […]

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Film Festival Brings Surfing and Conservation to the Mission

The Mission District may be several miles from the ocean, but this evening the Save the Waves Film Festival will bring the two together with a handful of short films on subjects loosely themed around surfing, the marine environment and conservation. The films range from four to 25 minutes long and are as varied as […]