Queer Bedtime Stories, Carnival Deals, and Other Fun Things to Do
What’s up everyone. The weather has been particularly mild in recent days and promises to lead us into a glorious summer. Stay safe against omicron, then feel free to partake in a few neighborhood events this week (or all of them).
Alamo Drafthouse turns 25! The theater started in Austin, Texas, but has now become an iconic sight for those living in the Mission District. The theater expects to announce a bunch of new events coming soon!
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Talk about yum! Tonight the Garden Creamery is starting to serve a new flavor of chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie ice cream, which means somewhere my mom is already drooling. The flavor was inspired by a friend of the store, who grew up on the same flavored CHAMORRO CHIP cookies in Guam.
The Garden Creamery is located at 3566 20th St. and is open Thursdays 6-10 p.m., Fridays 6-11 p.m., Saturdays 1-11 p.m., and Sundays 1-9 p.m.
It is also partnering with other local organizations for a youth event and Meals on Wheels fundraiser this Saturday, May 21. Volunteers will prepare bags of food for homeless neighbors and then distribute them. To get involved, check out this link.
Out of this world Asian cuisine
Here’s your ping for eating great Hawaiian food. Outer Orbit, the Hawaiian restaurant and pinball machine, has announced an agreement in collaboration with Project By Project San Francisco to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Diners will receive a pre-set three-course meal at a cost of $36. If the thought of yakisoba and malasadas makes you drool as much as I do, then head to 3215 Mission St near Fair Avenue (coincidentally near Mitchell’s Ice Cream).
Visit from Wednesday to Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Only 18 years old are allowed inside, sorry! For more information, contact Outer Orbit at (415) 574-6166
or visit the site here.
Milk SF recruits people familiar with cooking and/or with food handling experience. If you just want a summer job or are thinking of a longer term, don’t hesitate to apply. The starting rate is $17 an hour, and of course gay people are strongly encouraged to apply! Send a resume to [email protected] .
And, if you’re looking for more fun than work, come to bed… Queer Bedtime Stories of course! The show is tonight, Thursday May 19 at 8 p.m. at the café. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. It’s free, but the cafe kindly suggests a $5 donation. Make yourself comfortable at 302 Valencia St.
Mix four days of feature film and add The Lab and you have…lots of fun! The SF Lab, Bimodal Press, and the SF Cinematheque kick off a four-day celebration of live music and film in “Gravity Spells II.” Watch how essays, music, film, and sound art practices blend together for a mind-blowing experience. Twenty-four artists have joined forces to put this together, so show some love.
Drop by the Lab at 8:30 p.m. tonight for the first show at $10 apiece. The lab is located at 2848 16th St. More information here.
Soft universe, heavy Makeout session
Disco pop group Mild Universe, founded by charming barista Sam of SF CoffeeShop, has been playing one of its last shows for a while tonight at the Makeout Room. The last time I watched Mild Universe at Rickshaw Stop was maybe one of the last times I felt joy. Get ready for groovy outfits, killer voices, and a fun, dance-filled time. Don’t miss!
The performance is in collaboration with Oakland artist James Wavey, who is celebrating the release of his album.
The show is at 7 p.m. in the Makeout Room at 3225 22nd Street. The bar/club is open Tuesday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. More information here.
The more you know, the better. For those interested in public banking – a government-controlled bank – you’re in luck. Political economist and author Dr. Thomas Marois appears before the San Francisco Local Agencies Training Commission on the San Francisco government channel Friday at 10 a.m. The concept gained traction in political discussions, particularly after Supervisor Dean Preston introduced the legislation. for start opening a public bank in San Francisco last June. Connect to the discussion in the usual way on SFGovTV.
Sunday Streets hits the Bayview
The Sunday street sequence continues and this time it extends to the sunny side of Sunnyside! Check out the new route on Oakdale Avenue, Lane Street, Keith Street, Third Street and take part in some activities on Revere Avenue and Yosemite Avenue.
Several community groups such as Bayview Senior Services and SF African American Arts and Cultural District will host a series of jazz, blues and soul music and there will be plenty of outdoor activities like baseball and rock climbing for kids. Additionally, there will be a Bayview portraits exhibition and performances inside the historic Bayview Opera House.
It is not enough? How about free kites, food, massage therapy and… frankly, just a chance to touch some grass? Additionally, city leaders like Supervisor Shamann Walton will deliver remarks at noon.
Don’t miss. The event is Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. here for more information.
Mark your diaries
You already know Carnival is coming back to the Mission. Even better? For the first time in the pandemic, the parade returns. Carnival could also be the first street fair in California to allow legal cannabis use, if permits receive approval.
Why not celebrate by taking advantage of these offers and giving back to the community? Calle 24 Latino Cultural District has listed many storefronts on the street that offer insane discounts during Carnival weekend or the month of May. A few recently highlighted are:
Luz de Luna at 3182 24th St. is offering 20% off masks and 10% off earrings for the entire month.
Diju Jewelry at 3247 24th St. is taking 20% off all silver jewelry on Carnival weekend.
Shipyard K-9 Supplies at 3160 24th St. is selling half-price dog water bottles.
Mixcoatl at 3201 24th St. is offering 40% off all clothing.
Compusync at 2865 Mission St. will sell, repair and unlock phones, tablets and laptops at 10% off.
Follow Calle 24 instagram for more info and gangas.
The after party
After all this carnival fun, still not ready to go home? Carnival includes. That’s why its organizers have brought together the king of the Makeout Room superritmo, DJ Kool Kyle, along with Lando Uno, Ras Rican and Stepwise for an outdoor party outside the Curio Bar on Sunday, May 29. Dance with a Brazilian band and other musicians, and treat yourself to a drink if you wish. Pleasure is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Curio Bar is at 775 Valencia St.
The kids are fine
It’s pretty amazing what high school kids can accomplish, but don’t take my word for it. Come see the new exhibit at 780 Valencia St. through the Drawing Room Annex, which features hundreds of artworks by hundreds of high school students in San Francisco. As a result of all submissions, the 5,750 square foot gallery space is filled with “wonder, expression, process, emotion and beauty,” Renee DeCarlo wrote in an email. .
Due to Covid-19 concerns, the opening reception is scheduled for May 28 from 4-9 p.m. “The High School Art Show” runs until July 11. Visit the gallery from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Let’s take a walk. Acción Latina is launching a Paseo Artístico to honor essential Latinx workers in the neighborhood on June 18, from noon to 6 p.m. Flores turned this remarkable story into a multimedia performance project. Flores studied 15 Hub volunteers for his performance/research project. After the show, Flores will talk about mental health and Covid-19 with city department heads, San Francisco doctors, writer and activist Adriana Camarena and Food Hub director and founder Roberto Hernandez.
Other fun events on the art walk include poetry at Precita Eyes, a food history tour of Mission, music, and a dance film by Vanessa Sanchez and John Leaños titled “Ghostly Labor.”
For more information, go here.