Neighborhood Notes: A few art exhibits, a new cafe, and a chance to help clean up Dolores Park
Stop to reconsider everyday objects at the Delaplane Art Gallery
AT Delaplane Gallery, a small, unpretentious gallery on 14th Street in the Mission, you can find household items on display, such as stone, glass, and metal. The latest exhibition, which opened on July 10, “Trickster Makes The World” features the art of artists Michael Bala and Gay Outlaw.
“Materials such as stone, glass and metal all live as an accessory or ingredient in their respective practices, making normal objects holy or toy-like, and sometimes appearing almost edible,” Delaplane’s Instagram post states. Gallery.
To make a reservation to view the gallery, simply click on here. It is located at 483 14th St.
A new cafe on Church Street near Dolores Park
Are you plugged into the new Church Street cafe? Well, the SPRO Coffee Lab serves “specialty craft coffee, experimental mocktails, inventive dishes, and handcrafted products using advanced techniques in culinary science.”
And owner Liza Otanes, who has lived in San Francisco for about three years, says she offers everything from cappuccinos and lattes, to made-to-order coffee and creative extensions of classic drinks.
They also serve sweet and savory dishes including open toast, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
“It’s been five days, so we’re getting to know the neighborhood,” she added. The store opened on Saturday July 10. Find out at 500 Church Street. It is open every day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An exhibition on the sidewalk of Alabama Street: “Learning to break the cycles”
South exposure at 3030 20th St. exhibits works of art visible from the sidewalk. Take a moment this weekend to walk around and admire the prints, textiles and paintings of Malaysia Tuyay. The works on display explore her mixed Pilpinx-American identity and are a mode for Tuyay’s healing processes.
In the artist’s statement, Tuyay says:
“We are human, messy, sad, angry, happy, powerful, weak, extraordinary and ordinary. We are going through a lot. We shouldn’t have to be perfect and exemplary to be accepted. We don’t need the Elite Worlds Seal of Approval to create our art.
The exhibition will be on view until July 7, and further information can be found here.
Afro-Caribbean-Latin evening in El Rio
Resident deejays M. Lucky, DJ Baysik and Guapi will be in El Rio on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with music with tropical flavors. It’s the first day back from the popular San Francisco dance party, and it’s sure to be sold out, so RSVP here.
The El Rio patio is reserved for ages 21 and over and is located at 3158 Mission Street.
La Doña at the Yerba Buena Garden Festival – Free!
If you missed San Francisco musician La Doña and her dad performing in Stern Grove, check out her this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival! She will perform new songs and also have new merchandise for sale!
More info about the festival here.
Help keep Dolores Park clean
Keeping Dolores Park clean not only helps the community but can be a great chance to meet new people and feel involved in the neighborhood. If that’s your thing, stop by Dolores Park on Sunday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to pick up smaller chunks of “microtrash” that are harder to find.
Register for the cleaning event here.
Tickets for the Black Choreographers Festival are now on sale
On July 25 at 6 p.m., there will be a performance of dances choreographed by black choreographers at Dance Mission. The theater is located at 3316 24th St.
If you are interested in the process of a dancer and viewing works as a teacher, this performance is for you. Tickets are sold on a sliding scale of $ 5 to $ 20. Buy them here.