Neighborhood Notes: Halloween for Families and Party Animals, and Día de los Muertos



Phew, I don’t know about you, but it’s been a looong the week. Fortunately, we are in high spirits as Halloween and Día de los Muertos are lurking around the corner and should ward off Sunday fears.

Here are some festive events held in former Mission lairs. Do not miss!

Mission Farmers Market

Today until 7:00 p.m. you can purchase Day of the Dead merchandise at the Farmers Market on Bartlett Street near 22nd.

Shop for groceries for the week and drop the kids off at the coloring and tattoo station. If that doesn’t sound like a treat, maybe decorating sugar skulls, free pumpkins, stickers, and honey sticks will.

We know the holidays aren’t quite here, but the market welcomes families in their best costumes.

The events take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. More info, here.

Halloween center

The Latino Task Force Hub on 701 Alabama St., too, has goodies for kids from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. The warehouse will be transformed into a center of festivities and will deliver bags full of goodies for the first 60 children present. Even if you miss it, there will still be pumpkin painting and Día de los Muertos crafts like sugar skull coloring and DJ Tati beats.

And the hub decided that contracting Covid-19 can indeed be very scary. So, they offer vaccines – and even give you a gift card if you get one.

David Ireland is the captain now

Two artists evoke David Ireland in the eponymous house on 500 Capp Street with multimedia videos and works of art that will be displayed in the walls of the house. Neo S. Sora and Albert Tholen, who duo call the artist name Zakkubalan, lived in David Ireland’s house throughout October and observed sound, light and other sensations. Together, they decided to weave the history of the house with their works and will unveil four new multimedia installations.

“Similar to how Ireland collected rubber bands, nail clippings and brooms, we accumulate light, sound and routine, details that are usually at the edge of our perception,” Zakkubalan said.

A work attempts to summon the old myths of David Ireland as a ship’s captain. Scenes of a seascape enhanced with light patterns are projected along a “ghost” fabric along one of the walls of the house.

The exhibition is called “Under the lighthouse is the darkest part of the night,and will be the duo’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Attend the immersive experience yourself on opening day, October 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at 500 Capp Street. It will run until February 19, 2022. Claim your free tickets here.

Funny bones

Take a chance and see if HellaFunny actually kills… with jokes, of course. This weekend, four comedy sets take place at a mysterious location in San Francisco and feature some of the city’s funniest jokers from Cobb’s, Punchline, and SF Sketchfest. Each show includes four to five comics and is approximately 70 minutes long.

Plus, consume Korean and Japanese pop-up food and witch beer (uh, cocktails).

SF’s HellaSecret Halloween Comedy Weekend runs October 28-31 with shows at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. each night. Sorry for children and underage students, events are only for ages 21 and over and require proof of vaccination. Mark your tickets here.

It’s your party, you can cry if you want

Nothing like a little TLC, right? For those of you are too old to cheat or treat and too young to die, here’s a Halloween and ’90s’ No Scrubs’ themed party to do. On Saturday October 30th, come dressed in your best costume and boogie with some Bogeymen at Neck of the Woods on 406 Clement St. There will be a contest, of course, and lots of tunes to remind you of necklaces, flannels and clothes. oversized. A little ghost even told us they’d be playing TLC, Fresh Prince, Kid ‘N Play, Usher, and take alcoholic drinks. Uh!

The event, like almost all good spooky tales, starts later that night at 10:30 p.m. RSVP here – but if you’re a scrub, don’t bother.

Halloween vaccines and tests

We understood. Some of the most gruesome Halloween movies involve jabs. But this one that protects people from Covid-19 could save lives, medics argue, and they’re willing to bet on the holidays to give it away.

On Sunday October 31, a group of medical organizations, the city and Unidos en Salud will provide Covid-19 vaccines to the community from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Unidos en Salud vaccination site on 24th and Capp streets.

The docs want to see your mask; if it’s part of a costume it’s up to you to decide, but i’m just saying there will be a competition. Prizes will be handed out every hour to sweeten the deal.

Mark your calendars:

“Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos”

It feels good to be back. The 35th Annual Day of the Dead “Ni Tanto Ni Tan Muertos” exhibit at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts returns. The reception begins November 2 and costs between $ 5 and $ 10 per ticket.

“As we slowly emerge from months of deadly pandemics, mandatory lockdowns, loss of life and disruption, we are even more confronted with this human duality – the fragility of our existence and the resilience of our body and mind. ”

This exhibition runs until November 19. Gallery opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Proof of vaccination required.

Bayview bash

In order not to be outdone by the mission, the Latino Task Force, Umoja Health and other community organizations are organizing an entire day of celebration of the Día de los Muertos in Bayview.

Remember the precious memories of your loved ones and enjoy the music, food, vendors, kid-friendly activities and free Covid-19 vaccines.

Arrive at 1329 Evans Ave. anytime from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 1. Contact 415-431-2233 for more information and enter from the back on Fairfax Avenue.

Masks are recommended for entry.


If you want to spend the day reflecting with some extra healing and remembrance, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District is having two on November 1 and 2. These particularly intimate settings will honor women, gays and people of color, as well as children who have died of violence.

On Monday, November 1, the Community Healing Vigil begins at 6 p.m. and lasts one hour. The next day, a longer community healing vigil and living ofrenda celebration begins from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Manny’s Fundraiser in Afghanistan

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s civic space in the streets of Valencia and 16th, wants to educate the community and raise funds to resettle Afghan refugees in the Bay Area. A presentation on resettlement led by organizations at the front lines of the effort is also planned.

“It’s personal to me. I’m Afghan – and my heart is broken by the situation in my father’s country of birth,” Yekutiel wrote in an email to previous event attendees. is something we can actually do about the situation in Afghanistan. We can welcome these refugees to our part of the world and do it well. “

Expect Afghan art, dance, music, performances, and food.

Bring your money and attention to Manny’s at 3092 16th St. on Veterans Day, November 11th. Fundraising starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Buy your tickets or find out more here.

My dogs are barking

Tacolicious said he wants your bump days to turn into rough days. The Taco Restaurant invites everyone and their four-legged best friend to come to happy hour “Barklet” Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm at one of its locations.

As the description says, there is special dog food available and this will be their “parklet, your puppies”. Oh, and did we mention the $ 9 margaritas?

For our benefit, please choose to park your puppies at the Mission store at 741 Valencia St.



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