The Mission has traditionally celebrated independent artists and supported Latin American leftists. In that spirit, from Do-it-yourself artists to experimental media, graffiti artists, poetry readings, film and print screening, join us in standing in solidarity with communities in Puerto Rico and beyond.
Given recent natural disasters, this month, the art stroll will charge the spirit of the community in solidarity, independence, and raise consciousness and monetary funds to support Puerto Rico through local grassroots organizations.
-- OCTOBER 14 EVENT SCHEDULE --
Precita Eyes Muralists | 2981 24th Street
11 am to 12:30 pm
BILINGUAL GUIDED MURAL TOUR
- Trace decades of visual storytelling on our bilingual guided mural tour through the 24th Street Corridor.
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery | 3130 24th Street
12pm to 2pm
BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S READING CIRCLE
- Award-winning poet Jorge Tetl Argueta will be reading selections for children from his bi-lingual books published by Luna's Press. Jorge is a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian who spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. A celebrated poet and writer, he feels everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets.
Artillery AG | 2751 Mission Street
12pm to 5pm
Accion Latina | 2958 24th Street
1pm to 3pm
VIVA LA POESIA!
Featuring Bilingual poetry and spoken word from renowned poets:
- Norman Zelaya
- Josiah Luis Alderete
- Cassandra Dallet
- A’aron Heard
- SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
- DJ - L7
Alley Cat Books | 3036 24th Street
1pm to 3pm
- A live screen printing workshop and demonstration lead by renowned Mission printmaker Calixto Robles.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts | 2868 Mission Street
1pm to 4pm
COMEDY SERIES & FILM DOCUMENTARY
- Stories by Marga Gomez, a Puerto Rican/Cuban-American comedian, playwright, and humorist.
- FistUP film screening of "Defend Puerto Rico"
Brava for Women in the Arts | 2781 24th Street
2pm to 5pm
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
- Sandra Garcia Rivera
- Bonafide Rojas
- John Santos
- Rico Pabon
- DJ Leydis
Dance Brigade's Dance Mission | 3316 24th Street
4:30pm to 6pm
BOMBA CLASSES: A Folkloric Tradition of Puerto Rico
- Taught by Melissa Reyes. Puerto Rican Bomba, as we know it today, was born on the sugar cane plantations of the Island. It’s the popular response formed in music and dance to the aristocracy. Through the rhythms, happiness, faith, suffering, and daily events were communicated through the Tradition. The Tradition was born on the coasts of Puerto Rico and, on the coasts, is where it’s said to sound best. The barriles (Bomba drums) or las Bombas is where the name for Bomba came from. “In Bomba, there are three or more buleadores (rhythm drums/drummers) and only one primo or subidor (lead drummer),” as told by Rafael Cepeda Atiles, El Patriarca de la Bomba (known as the Patriarch of Bomba).
THANK YOU TO OUR 24TH STREET / MISSION DISTRICT PARTNERS, SPONSORS, MERCHANTS, AND SUPPORTERS!