Mission District, San Francisco

What is Mission District, San Francisco known for?


young mix

, DJ Blaze, Loco C, Young Mix, Yung Dunn, and up-and-coming artist Skuchi to name a few. Other prominent musicians and musical personalities include alternative rock bands and musicians Luscious Jackson, Faith No More, The Looters (Mat Callahan#The Looters), Primus (Primus (band)), Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express (Chuck Prophet), Beck, Jawbreaker (Jawbreaker (band)). Salsa music performers Los Mocosos and Cesar Ascarrunz. Visual Arts Some well-known


documentary quot

music pid 2056161 a S.F.+Mission+District+Live+%2769.htm CD Universe, ''Santana S.F. Mission District Live '69 CD'' . Cduniverse.com (February 10, 2008). and for the KQED (KQED (TV)) documentary "The Mission" filmed in 1994. KQED, "The Mission". Kqed.org. The locally inspired song "Mission in the Rain" by Robert Hunter (Robert Hunter (lyricist)) and Jerry Garcia appeared


school art

to the Mission School art movement. Many studios, galleries, performance spaces, and public art projects are located in the Mission, including the Project Artaud, 1890 Bryant St Studios, Southern Exposure (Southern Exposure (art space)), Art Explosion Studios, City Art Collective Gallery, Artists' Television Access, and the oldest, alternative, not-for-profit art space in the city of San Francisco, Intersection for the Arts. There are more than 500 Mission artists listed on Mission


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she enjoyed playing with him in the Mommers and Poppers. " It seemed only natural that we invite Peter Woods to join us ... He played clean and was a natural on rhythm guitar." Romeo Void officially formed on Valentine's Day in 1979. According to Iyall, the name "Romeo Void" referred to "a lack of romance" and came to mind after they saw a local magazine with the headline "Why single women can't get laid in San


independent arts

May instead of the traditional late February to take advantage of better weather. The first Carnaval in San Francisco happened in 1978, with less than 100 people dancing in a parade that went around Precita Park. Due to the existing cultural attractions, less expensive housing and commercial space, and the high density of restaurants and drinking establishments, the Mission is a magnet for young people. An independent arts community also arose and, since the 1990s, the area has been home


based arts

are based in the Mission. These organizations were founded during the social and cultural renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Latino community artists and activists of the time organized to create community-based arts organizations that were reflective of the Latino aesthetic and cultural traditions. The Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts, established by Latino artists and activists, is an art space that was founded in 1976 in a space that was formerly a furniture store. The local bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote, was founded in 1970. The Mission's Galería de la Raza, founded by local artists active in el Movimiento (the Chicano civil rights movement), is a nationally recognized arts organization, also founded during this time of cultural and social renaissance in the Mission, in 1971. Late May, the city's annual Carnaval (Carnaval San Francisco) festival and parade marches down Mission Street. Inspired by the festival in Rio de Janeiro, it is held in late May instead of the traditional late February to take advantage of better weather. The first Carnaval in San Francisco happened in 1978, with less than 100 people dancing in a parade that went around Precita Park. Due to the existing cultural attractions, less expensive housing and commercial space, and the high density of restaurants and drinking establishments, the Mission is a magnet for young people. An independent arts community also arose and, since the 1990s, the area has been home to the Mission School art movement. Many studios, galleries, performance spaces, and public art projects are located in the Mission, including the Project Artaud, 1890 Bryant St Studios, Southern Exposure (Southern Exposure (art space)), Art Explosion Studios, City Art Collective Gallery, Artists' Television Access, and the oldest, alternative, not-for-profit art space in the city of San Francisco, Intersection for the Arts. There are more than 500 Mission artists listed on Mission Artists United site put together by Mission artists. The Roxie Theater, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in San Francisco, is host to repertory and independent films as well as local film festivals. Poets, musicians, emcees, and other artists sometimes gather on the southwest corner of the 16th and Mission intersection to perform. *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


national attention

November 9, 2011 In the last couple decades a number of mission restaurants have gained national attention, most notably the Michelin (Michelin Guide) two-star rated French restaurant Saison on Folsom Street. A large number of other restaurants are also popular, including: Mission Chinese Food, Mission Pie, Bar Tartine, La Taqueria, Papalote, and Foreign Cinema on Mission Street, Delfina on 18th, and Luna Park on Valencia. Bittman, Mark (May 29, 2011). http


independent films

Artists United site put together by Mission artists. The Roxie Theater, the oldest continuously operating movie theater in San Francisco, is host to repertory and independent films as well as local film festivals. Poets, musicians, emcees, and other artists sometimes gather on the southwest corner of the 16th and Mission intersection to perform.


annual summer

Rock Make . Rock Make. * '''LitCrawl''' Annually on the third Saturday of October as part of the LitQuake, a literature festival, hundreds of book and poetry readings are held at bars and bookstores throughout the Mission. LitCrawl. LitCrawl (June 9, 2011). * '''Party on Block 18''' Bi-annual summer benefit for The Woman's Building and other local non-profits. The day-long street party is located on 18th Street between Dolores and Guerrero Streets. *San Francisco's Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) is renowned for its densely-packed street art San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan 18-24, 2012, p.22 along Mission Street, and all along both Clarion Alley and Balmy Alley. By 2010 street art was also being created in Hayes Valley (Hayes Valley, San Francisco), SoMa (South of Market, San Francisco), Bayview-Hunters Point (Bayview-Hunters Point, San Francisco) and the Tenderloin (Tenderloin, San Francisco). Chloe Veltman, "Street Art Moves Onto Some New Streets", ''New York Times, May 8, 2010 right thumb 200px Ross Alley in San Francisco's Chinatown 1898. (Photo by Arnold Genthe (Image:Chinatownsf-large1.jpg)) It was during the 1860s to the 1880s when San Francisco began to transform into a major city, starting with massive expansion in all directions, creating new neighborhoods such as the Western Addition (Western Addition, San Francisco), the Haight-Ashbury, Eureka Valley (Eureka Valley, San Francisco), the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco), culminating in the construction of Golden Gate Park in 1887. The City's famous Cable Cars (San Francisco cable car system) were built around this time, a unique invention devised by Andrew Smith Hallidie in order to traverse the City's steep hills while connecting the new residential developments. San Francisco grew in cultural prominence at this time as famous writers Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde spent time in the city, while local characters developed such as Emperor Norton.


programs including

was shot and edited in the Mission District, home to one of the world's most active and influential graffiti scenes. New College’s main campus was housed in several buildings in the Mission District (Mission District, San Francisco) in San Francisco. The offices at 777 Valencia, and companion buildings across the street, were home to its Humanities-based programs, including the Humanities BA, Poetics, Writing and Consciousness, Media Studies, Graduate Psychology, Experimental Performance

Mission District, San Francisco

The '''Mission District''', also commonly called '''"The Mission"''', is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, USA (United States), originally known as "the Mission lands" ''Daily Alta California'' newspaper, Oct 7, 1854, page 1 column 4 meaning the lands belonging to the sixth Alta California mission (Spanish missions in California), Mission San Francisco de Asis. This mission, San Francisco's oldest standing building, is located in the northwest area of the neighborhood.

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