DocFest (SF Documentary Festival) : May 29 - June 13
Brava Theater (2781 24th St.) & Roxie Theater (518 Valencia St.)
SF DocFest is an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen. The 18th annual festival will take place at the Brava and Roxie Theaters and will feature over 50 events/screenings.
Schedule and Tickets at:
Bi-Rite Creamery Grand Reopening : June 1 - 2
Bi-Rite Creamery (3692 18th St)
Join the beloved Bi-Rite Creamery for their grand reopening celebration this weekend from Saturday, June 1st to Sunday, June 2nd. There will be brand new menu items, surprises, and 5% of all weekend sales will support Mission High's Urban Ag Program. Don't miss the chance to support local business and the Mission community all while enjoying a sweet treat!
photo credit: @biritesf (instagram)
San Francisco Free Folk Festival : June 8th
Everett Middle School (450 Church St.) : 12PM - 10PM
The San Francisco Free Folk Festival has been always been run by the San Francisco Folk Music Club. It’s been happening since
1977, when the first festival was staged at the Hall of Flowers. This year, the 43rd annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival is celebrating the centennial of Pete Seeger’s birth with video, discussions and singalongs. All ages and musical interests are welcome. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to participate or just listen.
Admission to everything is free (donations are encouraged)
Event Schedule: https://sffolkfest.org/program-2019/
Mission Youth Arts Festival : June 9th
Potrero del Sol Park (Entrance on San Bruno & 25th Streets) : 2PM - 4PM
On Sunday, June 9, the Mission District’s Potrero del Sol Park – more commonly known as La Raza Park – becomes a high energy stage for some of the neighborhood’s finest youth performing groups, and young and old alike are invited to this free, outdoor festival that celebrates the voices and talents of young artists based right here in the Mission.
This year's festival will feature the work of Grrrl Brigade, Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, Cuicacalli, Loco Bloco, Youth Speaks, Willie Brown Steel Drum Band, The Dj Project, Rising Rhythm, and Abada Capoiera.
This FREE show is from 2PM - 4PM and will have DJs spinning starting at 1:30PM
**Don't forget to bring a picnic & blanket!
Queer Women of Color Film Festival : June 14 - 16
Brava Theater Center (2781 24th St.)
QWOCMAP’s annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 35 films in three screenings, June 14-16, 2019. The 15th anniversary Festival Focus “Resilient Past is Vibrant Prologue,” honors the everlasting power of queer women of color, and gender nonbinary and transgender people of color.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14: Doors at 6:30pm; Screening at 7:30pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 15: Doors at 6:00pm; Screening at 7:00pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 16: Doors at 4:00pm; Screening at 5:00pm
For more info & tickets visit:
SF International LGBTQ+ Film Festival : June 20 - 30
SF Bay Area (full list of venues at frameline.org)
The Frameline Film Festival (formerly San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival) organized by Frameline, a nonprofit media arts organization whose mission statement is "to change the world through the power of queer cinema" In it's 43rd year, and having an annual attendance ranging from 60,000 to 80,000, it remains the largest LGBT film exhibition event. It is also the most well-attended LGBT arts event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mission film screenings will be held at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria Theaters.
View the 2019 schedule and purchase tickets at: https://www.frameline.org/festival/
16th Annual SF Trans March - June 28th
Dolores Park (19th & Dolores Streets)
The San Francisco Trans March is San Francisco’s largest transgender Pride event and one of the largest trans events in the entire world. It’s always the Friday of Pride weekend and thousands of people attend. Trans rights and existence have been more intensely under attack since the election so it’s even more critical that we gather this year to fight back, resist, celebrate and create community. This year's march will begin at Mission Dolores Park but the schedule is still being finalized.
For more info, updates, and guidelines, head over to:
SF Dyke March & Rally - June 29th
Dolores Park (19th & Dolores Streets)
The mission of the San Francisco Dyke March is to bring the dyke communities together to celebrate our unity, raise our consciousness and be visible. We advocate on issues against oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty.To mobilize our coalition we organize an annual march that takes place during the week of Pride celebration (last weekend of June). The rally/cultural event will showcase the Dyke communities' artists, critical thinkers and political activists (via thedykemarch.org).
This years' rally will begin at Dolores Park at around 11AM and will go until 5PM when the official march begins.
**Allies are welcome to enjoy the rally in Dolores Park from 11am – 5pm But when the march begins, please support from the sidelines.
SF Mission News:
Carnaval Grand Parade displays Mission culture:
The Mission’s Former Elbo Room Is Back as a New Bar and Venue: https://sf.eater.com/2019/5/22/18636445/valencia-room-bar-venue-open-elbo-room-space-san-francisco
The Pancake Experts From Mymy Have a New Brunch Restaurant in the Mission: