Neighborhood Notes: Giant Images, Fundraising, Coding Classes, and the Arts



Huge photos at Folsom and 24e

Impossible to pass by Folsom and 24th Street without being captivated by a series of eight enormous photos.

The ten foot high photographs – known as the Heart of the Mission, or “The Heart of the Mission” – first appeared on the building’s facade last month. All of these people are widely known in the local community and have been covered in various Mission Local stories.

Read more about faces here

“The community here is so amazing, especially the Latino community. It’s the unifying theme across the images,” said Alexa Treviño, photographer of the portraits, who works as an artist under the name LexMex.

The Corazón community party at the Mission will take place this Sunday at 5 p.m. Almost all the faces in the portraits will be there in person, as well as flowers, prayers, Aztec dances and Brazilian samba. More information about the Sunday celebration can be found here.

Fundraising tonight!

8 p.m. tonight at the Slate Bar, San Francisco Chronicle Journalist Trisha Thadani will team up with local group Magic School Busk for a fundraiser where she will play her other role – bartender.

The money raised will be split 50/50, with half of Trisha going to Liberation Institute, a local organization that provides discounted/free therapy for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it, and half to Magic School Busk. goes to EduSkate, an after-school program that provides students with a safe place to do homework and make art.

Those who can’t come are also welcome to Venmo Trisha directly on @TrishaThadani. The event is scheduled to run until 1 a.m., and more information can be found here.

Free coding courses in the Mission

For those looking for a career change, the Bay Area’s booming tech industry may seem appealing. A free coding course that Mission Economic Development Agency has continued to offer for years may be an opportunity for those who want to join the tech industry but aren’t sure if it’s for them.

“Mission Techies” is a 16-week online course that teaches both programming skills such as JavaS, SQL, CSS and HTML, and career development skills including networking, resume writing and planning careers.

More information and the registration link can be found here.

Dog Eared Books celebrates 30 years!

The beloved bookstore at 20e and Valencia turns 30 this Sunday. “The support we have felt during the pandemic has reminded us that San Francisco and especially the District of Mission believe Dog Eared Books is a valuable resource,” they say.

They plan to celebrate the anniversary with a “Thank You, Oh So Much” sale (30% off most books) and a screen printing party (bring a shirt, book bag, bed sheet, whatever and they will project it with their logo for free).

The celebration is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Dog Eared Books. More information can be found here.

Arts

Long live Mexico!

Image courtesy of Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

Noche Mexicana (Mexican Night) will be held at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on September 16 to celebrate Mexico’s 212th Independence Day. Live entertainment, a rebozo contest and art exhibits will be available during the event. Food and dancing too.

The celebrations will begin at 6 p.m. this Friday at 2868 Mission Street. Check out the detailed recap here.

Brunch with artists

500 Capp Street and the Berkeley Art Center are hosting a joint brunch this Sunday for those who want to meet Bay Area artists involved with both organizations, curators, and other like-minded supporters and champions of the arts.

The event will take place on September 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street. Buy your tickets here.

Enjoy an evening with artists

Gallery Luna Rienne at 3318 22n/a Street invites you to spend an evening with artists Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth next Thursday. Both are painters dedicated to the urban landscape of San Francisco, with its hilly streets, flower vendors at 24e Bart plaza and densely populated skyscrapers along the quay.

The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to the conversation with the artists, there will be a classical guitar performance by Jorge Castro. More information can be found here.

Oaxacan art

Image courtesy of Sin Título.

The contemporary art gallery Sin Título celebrates its first anniversary with the opening of a new exhibition – Magic, mystery, mastery: the art of Oaxaca.

An exhibition opening reception will be held September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 418 Sutter St. More information can be found here.

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