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Sunday, February 25

Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Noodle Mania Zine Release & Art Party: Draw, Craft and Live Music | Mission District

Make a zine, share a true story, and eat noodles. Noodle Mania is a DIY audio documentary art project that provides a forum in print, online, and in person for people to share true stories about their lives and practice artmaking.
People who don’t consider themselves …

Wednesday, February 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, February 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Art & Politics with Lou Dematteis | Mission Dist.

Lou Dematteis is an extraordinary social documentarian, photographer and filmmaker. He has been taking photographs of the Mission District since the 1970s, capturing the low-rider scene of that era, and being at the first Carnavals and leaving us a stunning visual record. He has also …

Wednesday, March 7

Shaping SF Lecture: The Language of Water | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Language of Water | Mission Dist.

The “Language of Water” is a vision to retrofit strategic locations of the Islais Creek Watershed to reduce flood risk and invest in real resiliency from sea level rise, drought, flooding and demonstrating the state of the art practices available to the agency or the …

Wednesday, March 14

Shaping SF Lecture: Ilana Crispi – Tenderloin and Mission Dirt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Ilana Crispi - Tenderloin and Mission Dirt | Mission Dist.

Ilana Crispi is a Mission District ceramicist with a curiosity of what makes up a place. In her recent projects Mission Dirt and Tenderloin Dirt she literally digs into the earth to extract the soil and transform it, inviting residents to take a look at …

Wednesday, March 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Saving the Bay from “the Future” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Saving the Bay from “the Future” | Mission Dist.

From the weird madness of the Reber Plan to dam both ends of the Bay into freshwater lakes in the 1950s to the Save the Bay movement of the early 1960s that helped create the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, they’ve come a long way …

Wednesday, April 4

Shaping SF Lecture: Insurgent Country Music | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Insurgent Country Music  | Mission Dist.

With the twang of a steel guitar, the whine of a fiddle and the plunk of a banjo comes an instant association; the pick-up truck, the cowboy boots, the rolling hills, dusty fields, lonesome highways and the flag. For many, it has also come to …

Wednesday, April 25

Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Time for Universal Basic Income | Mission Dist.

Touted by the tech industry as a way to preserve livelihoods in a time of automation replacing workers, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not a new concept. As a poverty alleviation idea, it has resonance in the EPIC program of 1930s California, and similar ideas …


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