Tag Archives: Events

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...

Boxing fans pack SF Armory to cheer on homegrown favorites

The first prizefighting matches at this location in more than half a century brought out fans in droves to San Francisco’s Armory on Saturday. Raquel “Pretty Beast” Miller knocked out Sydney Le Blanc, and Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield squared off against Miguel Dumas for the WBU Welterweight Americas belt. Watch it unfold:

Arts center hosts silent auction for Puerto Rico relief

Artists and organizers at the Pacific Felt Factory are holding a fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief Friday, Oct. 20. The benefit includes a silent auction and literary readings. From Pacific Felt Factory: Join us as we gather to send a message of hope to the people of Puerto Rico. All of the (voluntary) proceeds from this inagural, kick-ass fundraiser...

After half a century, boxing returns to SF Armory

Walking into the San Francisco Armory’s drill court, the 40,000-square-foot space located inside the ex-National-Guard-base and ex-porn-studio, feels a lot like jumping into the deep end. Not only do you seem to float in the middle of the acre-long expanse, it’s also uncannily devoid of echoes. What seems to reverberate, however, is the room’s history. From the 1920s to the...

Street Food Festival to energize Potrero Power Station on Sunday

Despite — and perhaps even in defiance of — the apocalyptic, smoky haze hovering in the air, culinary business incubator La Cocina will go ahead with its highly anticipated Street Food Festival this weekend, and some of the vendors will be donating all of their profits to fire relief. This year’s festival is of “modest” size, says La Cocina director...

Neighborhood Notes: Hot tub prank, fire aid, and too many birthdays

“Public hot tub” NOT coming to Valencia Street For anyone who wet themselves over a sign outside of Valencia Street’s Betabrand store that reads, “COMING SOON, Betabrand PUBLIC HOT TUB” — sad news: the only thing being installed in front of the store is a sidewalk. The sign, said a Betabrand employee, is a prank — “just one of the...

Día de los Muertos celebration returns to SF Symphony for 10th year

As summer wanes, the San Francisco Symphony is being transformed into a celebratory space, showcasing elements of Mexican Día de los Muertos traditions. In past years, the production has included towering catrinas, colorful alebrijes and, of course, altars. Much of the cross-cultural festivities are orchestrated by musician and teacher Martha Rodríguez Salazar. Through her work at the Community Music Center, the Symphony, and beyond,...