Tag Archives: things to do

Neighborhood Notes: Valencia Street dryer fire, Mission Crit, and Equipto’s Timeless Cypher

Dryer Fire on Valencia St. A one-alarm fire caused by a couple of dryers at a laundromat near 19th and Valencia streets sent black smoke billowing onto the corridor at around 10:10 a.m. Friday. The fire was under control within five minutes, according to Acting Battalion Chief Mike Mullin, who was standing in front of the laundromat at 789 Valencia...

Neighborhood Notes: Sun Rise Restaurant, MAPP, Walk Against Rape and more

MAPP & Sun Rise   Sun Rise Restaurant on 24th Street will be hosting live performances this Saturday as part of Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). As Mission Local reported in February, Sun Rise Restaurant received a $3,000 rent hike this month, which will be hard for the restaurant to keep up with. In addition the event, a GoFundMe has...

Sixty minutes in a sensory-deprivation tank on SF’s Valencia Street

When Reboot first popped up on Valencia Street a couple months ago, I was a bit skeptical: Its sleek, sterile decor suggested less a sensory-deprivation spa, and more a laboratory where I’d be guided to a back room, chloroformed and implanted with some sort of mind-control device. Luckily, that wasn’t the case this week when I decided to try a...

A new voice leading the Community Music Center

Julie Rulyak Steinberg has taken the helm of the Community Music Center on Capp Street, assuming the role of Executive Director in mid-September. She comes to the Mission from a similar program in New York. Mission Local sat down for a quick interview about her plans for the future at the 92-year-old institution. The interview has been edited for clarity...

Documentary chronicling deadly 1975 Mission District fire to screen at Roxie

A documentary made by firefighters reconstructing the history and narratives of the Gartland Fire, a 1975 blaze that killed more than a dozen people on 16th Street, will make its public debut Tuesday night. Michael Rustia, Ron Lewin, David Jebe and Adam Wood set out to use the stories of the firefighters who responded to that fire to tell the...

Neighborhood Notes: Holiday shopping, art walk, history, civics and “safe places”

A holiday walk in Bernal tonight, craft fairs and screen printing tomorrow. ‘Tis the season, and this weekend is loaded with possibilities for buying local or simply enjoying music and art. Holiday Shopping tips The Mission Bernal Merchants Association’s holiday walk will be held Friday (yes, today) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The locally owned restaurants, bars, galleries, coffee...

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...

Free rides on Ford GoBikes tomorrow

Ford GoBikes will be free for riders tomorrow in San Francisco, the East Bay, and San Jose. Free day passes cover an unlimited number of 30-minute rides for a 24-hour period ending a minute before midnight tomorrow. A ride that goes longer than 30 minutes costs $3 for every additional 15 minutes. Getting a pass requires an app download and credit...

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...

Where to dance and trick-or-treat in the Mission tonight

Where to dance: “Dance-O-Ween” at 16th and Mission Dance away your demons tonight at the “Insane Roving Dance Party” starting around 8:30 near the 16th Street BART Plaza. Expect music and “surprises” — and don’t forget to wear a costume! Ghoul’s Night Out and Live DJ at Make-Out Room If you hear creepy noises coming out of Make-Out Room around...

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...