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Returning in its 16th year, ‘SF DocFest’ is around the corner

From activism to the environment, from spirituality to Rock’n’Roll, this year’s repertoire of real life stories told in 55 features and 55 short films screening at the SF Documentary Film Festival is sure to pique a range of interests. On Wednesday morning, the festival’s organizers gave a sneak peek of some of the featured material at a press conference held...

Women, cultural expression celebrated in upcoming “CubaCaribe” festival

This Thursday will kick-off a nine-day festival celebrating the Caribbean’s rich and vibrant music, dance, art, history and politics. The San Francisco tradition is now in its 13th year and will not just honor the contemporary and folkloric cultural expression of the Afr0-Caribbean Diaspora, but pay a special tribute to women and their contributions to Latino and Caribbean cultures where gender roles remain dominant....

Expanded 20th St. Party Honors SF Mission Icon

A Mission leader credited with helping to place some 40,000 Latino and immigrant community members in jobs will be honored at this Saturday’s 20th Street Block Party– a free, day-long neighborhood party expected to draw some 15,000 revelers to the 20th Street Corridor. The building that houses the Mission Language and Vocational School at 2929 19th St. will be named after its...

Crash, Boom, Badass: Taiko at Dance Mission

Complete with ferocious women flailing drumsticks as long as their arms, loincloth-clad men, a lion dance, and the sonic power to make your heart rumble, San Francisco Taiko Dojo is bringing tradition and pure fun to Dance Mission Theater. “It’s stunning,” said taiko first-timer Mariah Landers. “I wasn’t expecting this level of dance and drama and motion.” The group drumming style showcases...

Creativity Flows at Graffiti Arts Festival

Dozens of community artists wielding paint brushes and spray cans celebrated street art at the 18th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival on Saturday. The festival, organized by Precita Eyes, invited artists of all ages to express themselves on 1,000 square feet of portable wall space at Precita Park on Precita Avenue near Folsom Street. Like street art itself, the canvases are ephemeral—they’re recycled from year...

The Irish Mission: A Family History

The story of the Creelys involves persecution and the Gold Rush, horse-shoeing and veterinarians, love, loss, and some Irish nationalism. James and Margaret Creely were among the many Irish immigrants that came to San Francisco shores in the late 1800s and converted the Mission to an Irish neighborhood through and through. But the Creelys’ tale is not unique. “There’s nothing...
event poster for Latin Jazz Festival

Happening Now: Mission Latin Jazz Festival

Four Latin jazz bands will perform throughout this afternoon and early evening at the Mission’s First Annual Latin Jazz Festival. The music begins at 2 p.m. with San Francisco brass band VL Trio, led by Cuban percussionist Carlos Caro, followed by the 20-piece salsa big band Pacific Mambo Orchestra, also from SF. Last spring the orchestra raised over $10,000 on KickStarter...