Neighborhood Notes: Arts and Pandemic Recovery, Vacation Campaigns, Vaccines and More



Los Delicados back to the Mission

Poet performers Norman Antonio Zelaya, Darren J. DeLeon and Paul S. Flores return to their roots in the Mission neighborhood this Friday to honor the neighborhood’s “Floricanto” legacy of ’70s Chicano-Latin poetry, and the movement. Latino Spoken Word from the 90s.

For their 25th anniversary, Los Delicados will perform at the Brava Theater at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20. For more details and tickets, click here.

Another day, another fresco

The Mission is known for its street art and murals: last week a new room was erected in Lilac Alley in honor of the Godfather of the Graffiti Mission. Meanwhile, a longer-term project that has been running since the summer and completed in September, only hit its fundraising goal of $ 3,000 to pay artists a few weeks ago.

The mural, located on 24th and York streets alongside Juana Alicia’s iconic La Llorona mural, was a collaboration between nurses at San Francisco General Hospital and artists with Precita Eyes Muralists.

Originally, three nurses volunteered to work in shelters at the start of the pandemic and in response, their colleagues raised money to be able to treat themselves. Instead, nurses decided to use the fund to commission a permanent work of art in the community, one that “captures local responses to the pandemic, honoring the lives lost and the courage of workers. frontline and essential ”.

Check out the mural by Elaine Chu, Marina Perez-Wong (aka Twin Walls) and Priya Handa when in the Southeast Mission for unforgettable views of the pandemic: an abuelita sewing face masks, a parade of cars instead of high school graduation, and health workers in PPE.

Thanksgiving Food Drive needs your help

The Mission Food Hub, an essential service for so many during the pandemic, is raising funds to provide families with ingredients for a traditional Salvadoran meal, Pan con Pavo (or turkey with bread).

The turkeys will start to come out on Friday, but they are still over 1000 short and may need your help. To donate click here or by regular mail to CANA – Mission Food Hub at 1333 Florida St. San Francisco, CA 94110

  • $ 30 sponsor a turkey
  • $ 90 sponsor a turkey and side dishes for a family of 4
  • $ 120 sponsor a turkey and side dishes for a family of 6
  • $ 150 sponsor a turkey and side dishes for a family of 8

Or, you can also give your time and sign up for a volunteer position. Click on here to see how to help.

Women’s clothing collection

The Women’s Building has launched a winter community campaign, which will collect scarves, gloves, hats and blankets through December 14. Items must be in new or like new condition.

Donations are accepted at the Women’s Building at 3543 18th St. # 8 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Otherwise, message Kristen Acosta to coordinate at [email protected] or 415-651-2963.

Children’s vaccination clinic

A free vaccination clinic will take place at César Chávez Primary School on Friday November 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All children aged 5 and over are welcome.

10 years of wine

Etcetera Wine Bar celebrates its 10th anniversary in Valencia Street. This Saturday, November 20, they will celebrate with a party – with a DJ and champagne.

Go out and dance, drink and be merry. To reserve, contact [email protected] or call 415-706-7625.

Reopening of the Commission des arts gallery

The first exhibitions in the main gallery of the SF Arts Commission will open tomorrow, November 19 with a free exhibition and reception.

In the first exhibition since the gallery closed in March 2020, Taking Place: Untold Stories of the City “unearths stories, legacies and erasure points in the Civic Center, Bayview-Hunters Point and the Presidio “. Mansur Nurullah discusses urban development while storyteller Trina Michelle Robinson researches her great-great-uncle, a World War I officer who has spent his entire military career posing as white.

The other exhibit, Black Magic, is a collection of videos premiered on the West Coast, created by members of the Three Point Nine Art Collective, an association of living African-American artists, curators and writers. in San Francisco.

Exhibits will be held at the SFAC Gallery in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Ave, Suite 126. After the Friday reception, they will remain open until March 2022.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

To cap off Transgender Awareness Week, Manny’s will host Transgender Day of Remembrance at 6 p.m. Saturday to remember those lost to anti-transgender violence and to demand justice and fairness. Details of the event are here.

Bay Area Arts obtains funding

Local arts organizations in the Bay Area will receive $ 2 million in grants from the Koret Foundation to help venues reopen after the pandemic, once again welcome in-person visitors and revitalize the local arts scene.

Funding will go to 10 organizations: Stanford Live, the San Francisco Symphony, Cal Performances, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Opera, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the American Conservatory Theater, the Berkeley Repertory, the ‘Asian Museum of Art and Ballet in San Francisco.


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