July 4th - SF Mime Troupe 2019 Premiere: "Treasure Island" The Musical
Dolores Park @ 19th & Dolores Street - 2:00 PM
The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers on the Bay. The show is FREE but donations are suggested.
City College of San Francisco @ 50 Phelan Ave (11AM - 5PM)
The annual FREE event presented by the San Francisco Lowrider Council will take place this year on July 13th. The show will be from 11 AM - 5 PM and "Cruisin on Mission Street" will occur at 6 PM. Vehicle entry is $20 and there will be no alcohol or BBQ grills allowed on the school campus.
Valencia Street from Duboce Ave to 26th St (11 AM - 4 PM)
On July 14, Sunday Streets returns to the sunny Mission district for a second round of car-free streets- from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into to an open community space for all to enjoy. Check out two activity hubs at 24th and 16th Streets and over a mile of open space for recreation and social connection. Plus, enjoy live music, an outdoor lounge, interactive art projects, free scooter and bike rentals and plenty of live music and dance.
July 14th - "BBoy Connection" Break Dancing Street Festival
23rd & Valencia Streets (11 AM - 4 PM)
The Mission District is always our best event of the year. We’re back again since 2011 at 23rd and Valencia Free dance classes & hip-hop jam. Graffiti walls, open mic for the emcees and special guest performers.
Music provided by Zulu Nation All Tribes SF DJs (http://www.facebook.com/alltribessf)
July 17- 21 : SF Frozen Film Festival Piano Fight & The Roxie Theater
The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is held every summer in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco at the Roxie Theater. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into the festival are invited to come to the city by the bay in the dead of summer to screen and discuss their work. The festival is helping to lead the film industry through an independent grass roots movement. Creative thinking and raw talent will rise if given a chance. With the abundance of filmmakers in the world, but a relative lack of screening opportunities, we are proud to feature a selection of international and domestic films that will bring filmmakers from around the world to San Francisco to celebrate the power of cinema and art.
July 18th - Summer Music Series at Mission Bowling Club
Mission Bowling Club @ 3176 17th Street (7 PM - 8 PM)
TruEcho Presents: The Summer Music Series at Mission Bowling Club 2019. All shows are FREE. This month's show features the band Interstate. Come out and listen to some live music and bowl til your hearts content. 21+ only, sorry kiddos!
July 19th - LaborFest 2019: "Sorry To Bother You" Film Screening
518 Valencia (7:00 PM) - FREE
LaborFest is an annual festival celebrating the history and culture of working people through film, art, lectures, and exhibits all over the Bay Area from July 2-31, 2019.This year’s theme, Labor on the edge: Dystopia or a future for workers. This year celebrates the 85th anniversary of the San Francisco General Strike. The 1934 General Strike transformed San Francisco and the Bay Area into a strong union center in the United States. It also allowed hundreds of thousands of workers to join unions because of the collective power of the working people.
The future is here and it isn’t pretty, is part of the story in Boots Riley’s “Sorry To Bother You”. Young workers in the tech economy face a dire state, and this film shows how with ideology of capitalism, that you as an individual, can make it even if you have to run over other workers.The dog eat dog dystopian world we live in, with its billionaires and the thousands of homeless in the streets, is the backdrop of this film as it shows life in Oakland. Following the film there will be a discussion.
Each year, the Urban Youth Arts Festival sets up a huge community painting wall in Precita Park for artists of all ages to express themselves, along with music and fun – typically with over 500 feet of wall space. The 23rd annual festival is free and open to all. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon surrounded by creativity.
The Summer Sampler series features two different programs, (the second being in August) and invites audiences to experience the dynamic ODC dancers up close in an exciting range of choreographic perspectives.
Week 1 features an unorthodox and enticing evening-length event, Up for Air (Decameron), a collaboration woven from all four ODC choreographic voices: Founder & Artistic Director Brenda Way; ODC Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson; Associate Choreographer Kimi Okada; and Resident Choreographer Kate Weare. In a first for the company, Up for Air (Decameron) will be performed by dancers from both ODC and New York based Kate Weare company, and features live music by Emily Mann.
July Mission News:
"San Francisco's beloved Mission Pie closing after 12 years" :