Notes on the neighborhood: Christmas markets and holiday fairs



Less than two weeks before Christmas, Christmas markets and holiday fairs are in full swing this weekend.

Studios open at 1890 Bryant Street.

Image courtesy of 1890 Bryant Street Studios.

The studios will be open on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Prize draw for the “Shop Local” mission

Image courtesy of Mission Loteria.

MEDA’s Mission Lotería event at 2301 Mission Street on the corner of 19th will take place on Saturday on the ground floor of Plaza Adelante.

Listen to Mariachi La Nueva Generación, enjoy the warm Café de Olla, and support small businesses while earning big. Bring your Mission Lotería game board (or buy a new one at this event) and collect sticker icons from participating merchants nearby. Redeem your winning entries for raffle tickets and win amazing prizes!

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday. More information, here.

Winter musical discovery

Photo courtesy of the Community Music Center.

Registrations for the Winter Quarter of the Community Music Center are now open! Beginning of classes on January 3. Course catalog and registration, here.

Bernal Heights Vacation Walking Tour

Image courtesy of Bernal Business Alliance.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 9 on Avenue Cortland.More information, here.

Bernal Heights New Art Exhibition and Holiday Party

Image courtesy of Secession art and design.

Stroll through Secession Art & Design at 3235 Mission St and see their holiday show featuring artists Alan mazzetti, Amos Goldbaum, Hilary williams, and Jaya king.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. More information, here.

Virtual portable plush fair

Photo courtesy of Museum of Crafts and Design.

Teens can join the Museum of Craft and Design in Dog Patch for a virtual workshop to learn how to create a wearable plush accessory using hand sewing, embroidery, and fabric marker techniques.

Materials: felt fabric (2; 6”x 6 ”), embroidery thread (2), embroidery needle, sharpie, scissors, buttons (2), polyester fiber, lanyard, metal pin. Participants can either visit a local library branch to purchase a free MakeArt kit or pick up their own supplies at home.

The event will run from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 9. More informations, here.

Holiday walk in rue Clément

Image courtesy of Clément St..

Also on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., your favorite Richmond stores and restaurants will have sales, raffles, pop-ups, refreshments, crafts and more to get you in the local shopping spirit. this holiday season. More information, here.

Fort Mason Craft Market with over 90 artists

Photo courtesy of COE Market.

This Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the open-air market at Fort Mason Center will bring together more than 90 best artisans, creators and artists. More information, here.

Ferry Building Holiday Market

Image courtesy of Fog City Chip.

Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday / Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Fog City Holiday Flea Market inside the San Francisco Ferry Building in Suite 37 (the former Sur La Table location) will have vendors from all over the world. the bay area selling menswear and vintage clothing, streetwear and new womenswear, jewelry, ceramics, children’s toys, artwork and more! More information, here.

The Box SF Holiday Artists and Makers Fair Sale

Image courtesy of The SF Box.

From December 10-12, talented designers and vendors will be spread across three floors of The Box SF’s beautiful SOMA site at 1069 Howard Street.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. More information, here.

Westfield Center Modern Designers Festival

Photo courtesy of Nicole Stevenson / Dear Handmade Life.

This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join Small Business Saturday in downtown San Francisco! Meet the makers on the top floor, under the historic dome and 100 foot ceilings. Shop from a wide variety of local artisans and enjoy music, craft workshops, and activities. More information, here.

Sunset Vacation Creators Market

Image courtesy of Andrea de Francisco.

The 37e Avenue, between Ortega and Pacheco, will have the annual Sunset Mercantile Vacation Makers Market this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 25 vendors will be selling local produce which will make the perfect holiday gifts. Over 15% of market expenses will be donated to the Sunset Co-operative Nursery School. This is a family-friendly event with wonderful vendors and live music from Charity and the Jam Band. More information, here.

Harvey Milk Holiday Craft Show

Image courtesy of Robby Roll.

The Harvey Milk Center for the Arts will be hosting its Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The event will feature many local artists offering their unique handmade holiday gifts for sale to the public, and family craft activities for all ages. . and photo booth opportunities.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Free hot cider will be offered to you. More information, here.

SOMA Filipino X-Mas Crawl

Image courtesy of Kapwa Gardens.

Support local Filipino-owned food vendors and vendors this holiday season.

Located in the urban oasis of Kapwa Gardens, you will be immersed in a wonderland of living walls, colorful murals, swaying bamboo trees and a mini grove of Filipino Calamansi trees while doing your vacation shopping.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday at 967 Mission Street between 5e and 6e Street. More information, here.

Zeitgeist Beergarden pop-up holiday market

Image courtesy of Fleetwood.

Back by popular demand, Zeitgeist and Fleetwood SF present our Holiday Pop-up Zeitmarkt this Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. A collection of local artists and artisans will be offering their locally made handicrafts just in time for the holidays at the stations of the Zeitgeist Beer Garden. Mulled wine, sausages, pretzels and beer will also be served. More information, here.

Lower Haight Art Walk

Image courtesy of Gio A.

Shops, vendors and musicians will share their crafts throughout Haight Street on Saturday, December 11, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. New lighting for Haight Street crossing the shopping corridor will also be unveiled at the event. More information, here.

Filipino SOMA “Parol Lantern Festival”

Photo courtesy of YBCA.

Celebrating its 19th year at SOMA, the festival features lyric creation workshops and a featured lyric gallery, as well as live music and a showcase of Filipino holiday treats. The festival will end with a ritual dance performance and a lyric lighting ceremony.

The event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. More information, here.

Bryant Street Studios Vacation Sale

1890 Bryant Street in Mariposa is offering a 40% discount on limited edition prints on silk this Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Valencia Street Holiday Pop Up Fair

Image courtesy of FriscoMija.

For people over the age of 21, next Monday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Blondie’s Bar at 540 Valencia Street will be holding a small pop-up event for the holidays. The intention of this event is to create a space for people to do holiday shopping while supporting our local artists in San Francisco. The event will bring together a diverse group of individuals selling art, photography, clothing, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, ceramics and more. More information, here.

Other notable information:

Mission of the Town College

Mission of the Town College

Registrations for the municipal college are open! Mission Center at 1125 Valencia Street offers in-person registration on the following dates: December 9 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), December 14 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and December 15 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), December 16 (5 p.m. At 20 o ‘clock).

More information, here.

Transition to MCCLA

Jennie Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of MCCLA.

After 24 years of service, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) Executive Director Jennie Rodriguez intends to leave MCCLA in early 2022.

Jennie Rodriguez said in a press release that “it is music, of all art forms, that has the unique and magical power to engage us all.”

Under his tutelage, MCCLA has offered more than 50 artistic courses for adults and children / young people. MCCLA also hosts the Multicultural Arts Summer Youth Program during the summer for youth ages 7 to 13. MCCLA Galleries feature year-round exhibitions, multicultural events, and MCCLA is home to Mission Graficia, a screen printing, etching and relief studio. engraving. At the worst of the pandemic, operations, artistic services and community engagement continued uninterrupted.

The MCCLA Board of Directors will oversee the permanent staffing process for the position.

Read the full announcement, here.



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