Tag Archives: Events

Neighborhood Notes: Art, dance, a car-free Valencia and a new mural

Art opening René Yañez’s show at the Luggage Store Gallery opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.  It is at 1007 Market St., not far from the Powell Street BART station.   Dance, dance, dance Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater hosts The Mission Youth Arts Festival at Potrero del Sol Park Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m....

Neighborhood notes, music, fraught fête and more

Free music tonight at the Community Music Center The center’s Concert with Conversation, featuring the Catalyst Quartet, begins at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, March 2. The quartet comprises top Laureates and alumni of the Sphinx competition, and the center promises “dynamic selections of classical music.” It all happens at 544 Capp St. Also, a heads-up: it’s time to register for...

Kyoto in the Mission at ArtilleryAG

Mission gallery Artillery A.G., at 2751 Mission St., is hosting a presentation by artist Kana Eto on Friday, Jan. 19. Eto is a traditional Japanese artist from Kyoto, Japan. Her atelier, Saishoku No Fukuyoshi, specializes in the restoration of Buddhist temple artwork. She also paints personal works using traditional styles and materials. These pieces have been placed in Japanese temples...

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: 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...

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...

Little Mission Studio musicians will perform to fundraise for environment

With one socially conscious benefit concert already under their belts, the musicians and teachers at Little Mission Studio are preparing to host the second in a series of donation-funded concerts raising money for nonprofits. On November 17, the studio will host UnRest: The Environment, featuring music inspired by nature. Proceeds will go to the Natural Resources Defense Council. In March,...

Neighborhood Notes: Open studios, library hours, scorpion

Hot on the heels of Día de los Muertos, which always brings out tons of artistic expression in the neighborhood, more local exhibitions and shows of local artists’ work are on the docket for the coming week: Open Studios comes to the Mission next weekend Open Studios Weekend 5, which includes studios in the Mission, takes place Nov. 11 and...

Halloween no holiday for SF cops, but they get in the spirit anyway

Bo Kovitz wrote this post with contributions from the other reporters.  Halloween wasn’t exactly a holiday for San Francisco police officers. Early in the day, they prepared to increase foot patrols throughout the city, shifted work hours for some and got ready for the evening hours. Officers are not allowed to take the 31st off and there’s no overtime. It’s...

If Halloween reflects SF’s psyche, Trump is no longer funny

JoeBill Muñoz wrote this post with contributions from the other reporters.  In the weirdest city, on a weird holiday, San Francisco’s celebration of Halloween offered a barometer of pop culture and politics. Donald Trump masks, no longer funny, were nowhere to be found. A man dressed as Colin Kaepernick popped up at the corner of 18th and Valencia streets and...

Costumed Halloween revelers roam the Mission in mobile dance party

A banana, a cow, a glittery fish and an astronaut made their way through the northern Mission Tuesday night as part of a group of 300 or so people celebrating Halloween with a mobile dance party. The costumed dancers gathered at 16th and Mission streets sometime after 8 p.m., as they have done annually since 2011, when Eda Altiok and...

Día de los Muertos: Celebrations in the Mission this week

The Mission will remember and honor the dead this Thursday, Nov. 2, with the annual Día de los Muertos altars at Garfield Square and procession through the neighborhood – which the Marigold Project is raising funds for to cover permitting and other costs of putting on the event. Organizations throughout the neighborhood are also arranging for special events to mark...

Neighborhood Notes: Bills fair, Benefit, Butterfly Joint

Consumer resources and bills fair On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center will put on an event at Mission Campus of City College to help people with their utility and phone bills. Bilingual resources will be available from noon to 3 p.m.  For more information, call Alberto Romo at 415-401-4253 or email him at aromo@goodsamfrc.org Benefit show...