Saturday - Jul 20, 2019

S.F. Library to host Bay Area Immigrants Rights Coalition

by Elisabeth Pinio

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The San Francisco Main Library will be hosting its monthly coalition meeting for people and organizations in support of Bay Area Immigrant Rights, which works to empower immigrants and improve their quality of life.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Latino/Hispanic Community B Room. The San Francisco Main Library is located on 100 Larkin Street (at Grove).

A night of Latin jazz

ALTA Latin Jazz Trio is hosting a night of music and dancing at the Savanna Jazz Bar & Grill. Come for the jazz, stay for the fun! ALTA is led by Rafael Ramirez on congas, Andy Woodhouse on bass, and Charlie Barreda on Piano. Latin Jazz night takes place every Thursday in May from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Savanna Jazz Bar & Grill is located at 2937 Mission Street (between 25 and 26th Streets) in San Francisco.

San Francisco International Arts Festival

The 4th Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival takes place May 16-27. Featuring a variety of exquisite performances directed by Rhodessa Jones, the theme is “The Truth in Knowing/Now: Conversation across the African Diaspora.”

Featured events include: Cultural Odyssey’s Underground Jazz Cabaret, May 17-19 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Zaccho Dance Theatre: Departure and Arrival at SFO, May 19 at 8:30 p.m.; Circus Baobab: The Jumping Drums, May 23-27 at Project Artaud Theater; Dance en Creations, May 24-27 at Dance Mission Theater; ¡REPRESENTA!, May 24-26 at Mission Cultural Center; and much, much more. For more specifi c information on times, location and admission fee for each performance, visit

General Construction Information Workshop

Lennar/BVHP will be hosting the General Construction Information Workshop for the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment – Phase 1. Marketed to contractors in the 94124, 94134 and 94107 zip codes, the workshop will teach Bidding and Estimating, Project/Construction Administration and Project Submittals.

Hone your skills and learn some new ones! The
workshop will be held at Bayview Opera House on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about the project, visit

Corazon en Fiesta

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is hosting a Fundraiser Art Sale and Exhibition. MCCLA requests artists to donate their framed artwork for the exhibition to “give back” to the cultural center. Donated pieces will be displayed from July 20 through August at the MCCLA main gallery.

Contributing artists will be supporting MCCLA’s Art Education and Cultural Calendar, after-school summer programs for youth, and the Gallery Annual Exhibit Schedule.

The art sale will take place Saturday, August 25, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. For information, contact Patricia Rodríguez, MCCLA Gallery Coordinator, at (415) 643-2775 or

Mission Branch Library open house

You are invited to celebrate May at the Mission Branch Library. Featuring music, dance, light refreshments and a neighborhood photo display, the open house takes place Saturday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. This is a free event, supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

The program includes Mexican folk dance by Ballet Folklorico Infantil de South San Francisco at noon, Hip-hop theatre and Spoken Word by Colored Ink at 1 p.m., and Mexican Trova with traditional and original songs by Alfredo Gómez.