Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our neighborhood notes to see what’s happening in the mission!
MX3 Fitness opens
MX3 Fitness has officially opened its Mission District facility! The LGBTQ-owned gym is located at 3166 16th St. between Valencia and Guerrero streets. The Mission location offers personal training, monthly memberships for on-your-own workouts, and nutrition coaching. MX3 Fitness in the Mission is a 2,000 square foot gym with high ceilings and a bright interior. The facility is unique in the city and features five individual “fitness zones” that are not shared with other guests.
Visit Seven Stills at 100 Hopper St., San Francisco’s only distillery and brewery, for two special events!
On Sunday July 24th, Seven Stills will celebrate the launch of their new Pangea Seed Pale Ale, created in collaboration with Pangea Seed. Enjoy free live music by Mayan Dynasty, live murals by local artist Joey Rose, and free games in the Seven Stills courtyard. The party lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $1 off all Pangea Seed beers at the event. Seven Stills donates $1 from every six pack sold to support the Pangea Seed Sea Walls project.
Ever wondered how Seven Stills makes their award-winning liquor? Master Distiller Cameron McDonald knows a thing or two about it…and he can take you on a tour of the distillery! Visit McDonald on Thursday, July 28th to learn how Seven Stills makes its whiskey and other spirits. After the tour, chef Roque Mendoza will cook you a 5-course meal. The event costs $79 per person.
Grand opening of El Farolito in North Beach
El Farolito will be in North Beach this Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1230 Grant Ave. have its grand opening.
A Baker’s Dozen: An Epic Bake Sale
This Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Casements Bar at 2351 Mission St. there will be a special benefit featuring baked goods from some of SF’s best bakeries and home bakers, special drinks and live performances by No More Jazz Van and The Henry Co . Portions of the bar will be donated to the following reproductive health organizations: Sister Song: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, National Network of Abortion Funds and Repro Legal Defense Fund.
“Let’s talk about garbage”
Have you seen the new San Francisco trash can prototypes put up by the SF Public Works Department? Do you have strong opinions about them? You have no idea what we’re talking about?
Anyway, Manny’s at 16th and Valencia Streets will be hosting a discussion with SF Public Works about the city’s new trash cans! Share your thoughts and learn more about the future of trash cans in San Francisco. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
“Diego Rivera’s America” on SF MOMA
Just opened last weekend “Diego Rivera’s America” is a compelling presentation spanning two pivotal decades of Rivera’s career. Make compelling connections between the artist’s sketches, paintings, and murals, learn about Rivera’s unique presence in the Bay Area, and feel his belief in the power of art to change the world. The exhibition is open until January 2, 2023.
You can also read our coverage of Diego Rivera’s influence on artists in the Mission District here.
The Drawing Room, a non-profit arts organization based at 780 Valencia St., will open two new exhibitions on July 30th. The first exhibition, LAND, examines our relationship to the environment and to issues of human justice. The second exhibition, Up in ARMS, will explore claims for reproductive rights both domestically and globally. The opening reception for both exhibitions will take place on July 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Drawing Room has also just opened its new premises at 210 Clement St. and will hold its official grand opening in September.
The Drawing Room is also calling for donations for one of their interns: Aysia Tiger. The young artist and recent high school grad is looking for financial support to help her attend the Maine College of Art and Design. Link to her gofundme here.