The Carnaval parade. Mint-condition lowriders. Live bands with dancing. The streets and venues of the Mission offer the most fun events in San Francisco — any time of year.
Experience what the Mission has to offer. And remember to #shopsmall at over 400+ businesses on #MissionStreetSF for that hard-to-find item or even a unique birthday present.
Explore the folkloric music style of Veracruz, Mexico during a week-long festival of live music, community fandango, workshops with master artists, and a book release party when Brava presents the 8th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival.
Join us for our Annual Open House, located in the heart of the mission. Come to enjoy free live-performance, experience an art exhibit, and join in on one of our many art and dance classes, for free!* Learn from our incredible teaching artist, this event is open to the community; for the community; by the community! There is something for everyone to pour their hearts out!
*Disclaimer- Not all classes will be free, please refer to the schedule.
The definitive profile of one of the world’s most popular living artists.
Botero, the film, explores this amazing journey with intimate interviews with the artist, his family, and leading figures in the art world. The film also includes first-hand encounters with Botero’s still wildly popular public exhibitions and never-before-seen glimpses into his personal archives, untouched for forty years.
Rumba music originated in the Afro-Cuban neighborhoods of Havana and Matanzas as the soundtrack to community, partnered dancing and get-togethers as a means of cultural expression. Its global diaspora means rumba rhythms have found their way into other genres of music such as country, rock, and blues, and continue to impact the genres of today. Rumberos de Radio Habana bring their own contribution to the Red Poppy on the fourth Sunday of each month for a free afternoon of beat-making, hip-shaking, and good company.
Free; donations accepted for musicians ($5-10)