Neighborhood Notes: Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, a fundraiser for a muralist with cancer, an art walk


To wake up, Green day! September is over, which means everyone has an official license to visit a pumpkin patch this weekend. While you’re on the go, check out some of these neighborhood resources and events.

What is happening today?

24th Street Art Walk

Hey, I’m walking here! Walk among all the art.

The SMAart Gallery, which has a studio at 3135 24th St., displays artwork amid some of the shops on Calle 24 today and Saturday.

Fifteen artists from the SMAart Gallery will present their work in the Shared Spaces in front of the gallery. Expect to see Ann Marie Hathaway, Celia Bai, Jason Stern, Sofie Kvist and more, as well as appearances from Steve Pierson and DJ Jujubaba.

Other showcases participating in the walk are Jenny Lemons, Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery, Sirron Norris Studio, Luz de Luna, Adobe Books & Arts Collective and Praxis.

Mosey on 24th Street today, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.

Harm reduction sign

While San Francisco ruled by containing * globally * Covid-19 cases, it’s a different story when it comes to opioid deaths.

Today, Thursday, September 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a panel discussion on the opioid crisis in the city takes place at the artist-centric nonprofit, Southern Exposure. The conversation features Kristen Marshall of Project DOPE, a program that distributes opioid reversal medications; artist Liz Roberts; and will be moderated by “50 percent punk, 50 percent low-rider Chola” drag queen Kochina Rude.

Share your thoughts on how to handle and work around the crisis, and the challenges of the sobriety redemption story.

To participate, head to Southern Exposure at 3030 20th St. tonight. For more information, visit Exposition Sud here or call 415-863-2141.

Rent relief is still available

Show me the money! Just because the moratorium on evictions ended today, September 30, does not want to say the California rent relief program has ended. Consider applying if you or a tenant is behind on rent – this helps both tenants and landlords pay off all past Covid-19 debts. In addition, an active app temporarily protects tenants from going to court against evictions.

To apply online here and select your preferred language, or call 833-687-0967 to get started.

If you are looking for in-person support to help you navigate the process, you can find help from some community partner organizations. One of the members of the mission is the Latino Task Force Hub, located at 701 Alabama St. This mission center operates Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the Latino Task Force at (415) 532-7275 or [email protected]

Long live the crazy weekend

Launch of the Bernal Heights Film Festival

It’s time to say sayonara to the summer and move on to the cozy movie season. What better way to do it than the Bernal Heights open-air cinema?

In case you didn’t know, the cinema shows local films in various participating parks, public spaces and playgrounds. This weekend, it all starts with the opening night in a pop-up drive-in at the Alemany Farmer’s Market from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some films include “Indivisible” and “Mom’s Secret Life of Trashing”.

You can not do that ? Try Saturday’s “Under the Stars” event for an outdoor screening of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”, “Minze’s Life”, “I Have a Date with a Polar Bear” and more at 7:00 p.m. in Precita Park. Arrive early at 5:30 p.m. for the music.

According to tradition, some of them will win distinctions such as the “Best of Bernal” and “Spirit of Bernal” awards.

Visit the website for more information.

See “The mission continues” on Vision 20/20

Image: “The mission continues. ” By Anthony Holdsworth.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in 2D? Perhaps this is the opportunity to find out. The Luna Rienne Gallery presents the exhibition “20/20 Vision”, which presents colorful, even drawn, paintings from San Francisco. The artists of the hour are Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth, who created brilliant scenes of the iconic hills of the city and the Mission (see the Taqueria el Farolito sign).

See “Vision 20/20” from October 2 to 31. The gallery’s opening hours in September are Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., and visits by appointment only on weekdays.

The Rienne Gallery is at 3318 22nd St. near Valencia Street. Visit his website or call 415-647-5888 for more information.

Mark your calendars

Help design the Casa Adelante mural

It turns out that the writing on the wall is hopeful. Casa Adelante, the affordable housing development at 681 Florida Street, wants to leave its mark on the neighborhood as many buildings in Mission do: in the form of a large public mural.

But this installation requires the public to help think about what should adorn the building. After all, some of you may see this image every day.

A virtual community contribution meeting takes place on Thursday, October 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. To assist here.

Fundraising for Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez

How about a drink for a “Kookie”?

Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez, a local artist renowned for his historic Cesar Chavez mural that was previously found on 24th and York, is battling cancer. The community is raising money and a drink to help Gonzalez, starting with a fundraiser at a bar at the local waterhole, Pop’s Bar. Come on October 9, 2021 and buy some artwork, participate in the raffle or buy a beer. A quarter of the proceeds from the drink go to Gonzalez.

Meet on Saturday October 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Pop’s Bar is located at 2800, 24th St.

Father take my hand

Calling all dads, dads, fathers, dads, padres …

Mission Neighborhood Centers is launching a fatherhood group starting Thursday, October 14 where fathers can share their experiences raising children. Participate in peer-led discussions where fathers talk about their lives as parents.

If you wish, register on Zoom. Get the link via [email protected] or [email protected] Meetings will be held Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

20th Street Block Party

It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s an ayyyy party! The 20th Street Block Party is back with food and performances galore! This is the seventh year that Bay Area producer Noise Pop has hosted a party and fundraiser for 826 Valencia, the nonprofit that teaches writing to young people and produces the newsletter. from Mission High School.

A myriad of musical groups are planning to play the bash, including Y La Bamba, French Cassettes and Louda y Los Bad Hombres. After digging, grab some food: some vendors will be D’maize, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, and Buko Bakes.

The event is family-friendly and smoke-free. It will begin on Saturday, October 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at 20th and 19th streets near Bryant and Harrison streets.

Admission is free, but you can live like a VIP for $ 49 and access a private lounge, free drinks and food. You can also enter to win free headliner tickets here.

If you would like to be a craft booth and sell your products, contact [email protected]

Be the artist in residence at the David Ireland House

Be a comrade. Applications are open to be the 2022 Artist in Residence at The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street. Next year, the program will focus on the performing arts and run from January 20 through April Fool’s Day. Present the work in an exhibition or public events from April 15, 2022 to May 21, 2022.

Earn up to $ 5,000 if you are selected and receive up to an additional $ 9,000 to produce the work. The scholarship allows the artist to use the David Ireland House for research purposes and also to use it as a studio.

Commissioner Lian Ladia encourages the project to have an educational component. In general, the selected work can use the house to interact with the public, be presented in conversation, or take the form of a multimedia show.

Applications are due on December 10, 2021 and the fellow will be announced in January. Contact [email protected] for more information.


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