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Plan Your Block Party—Interactive Schedule AnnouncedNext weekend is going to be a doozy. We’ve got bands, food workshops, art installations, interviews and more… To help you navigate through everything, we’ve created an interactive scheduler (powered by our friends at Do415). Check it out right here and start planning now.…read more→
8th Grader’s NEW single, ‘Sex Tongue’We’re stoked about 8th Grader’s brand new single, ‘Sex Tongue’! “This song/video is a narrative as well as a critique on idealized sexuality in the media. I wanted to show a juxtaposition of clichéd sexual norms alongside queer culture in San Francisco and America. I also just wanted to write a fun song to dance…read more→
20th Street After Party with Jacques Greene, Jim-E Stack + moreLucky for you, the party doesn’t stop at 20th Street! Join us at Public Works for the 20th Street Block Party Night Show featuring Jacques Greene (live), an enigmatic house producer whose collaborated across various styles from Jimmy Edgar, to Tinashe, to The xx, to Radiohead. Also adding to the magic are Jim-E Stack, B.…read more→
SomaFM live from Sightglass Coffee!Our friend and neighbor, SomaFM, will host a mini-studio inside Sightglass Coffee and broadcast live interviews with festival musicians and other participants throughout the day, as well as the music of the bands playing at the event. Stop by Sightglass and watch the action unfold live, or tune in online to listen remotely. SomaFM internet…read more→
“Staying True to an Area’s Roots”Earlier this year The Grey Lady paid a visit to the neighborhood and wrote a nice little travel article on the wonderful vendors we have in our community. Check out the New York Times article right here.…read more→

Tales from
the Neighborhood

A tiny blog about our beloved neighborhood.

Proud to Call This HomeJames Monsees, CEO, Ploom Why did you choose to have your business in this neighborhood? How does Ploom integrate into the neighborhood? I’ve known Marian from Burning Man for a few years. When they decided to move their office, Marian knew we were looking for a larger space and gave me a call. We loved…read more→
20th and Harrison: Before it was a thing…Matthew Loyd, Mosey Check out the Mosey for this HERE! Long before I was in tech and long before we started Mosey.com, there was a first tech boom-bubble-bust. As it came to a close in 2002, you could hear the sucking sound as people fled San Francisco—for cheaper rents and greener pastures. I was offered…read more→
Instagram Your Heart Out: Mission MuralsJoseph Jaafari, reposted from Hyperlocal The only real way to get to know a city is through its art. And the Mission, renowned for it’s artistic underbelly that shied away from the top-of-the-hill crowd, is now home to some of the more intriguing pieces of street art murals in the world. There are only a…read more→
Carnaval – A Cultural CelebrationRobert Shabazz, Bow Ties & Beer San Francisco is for the colorful, the vibrant, the loud. Between the mixture of the candy-dyed residential and commercial buildings, the storytelling street art, the confetti-hued climbing walls of Mission Cliffs, and the multiculturalism of its community members, the Mission is about as colorful as they come. With that…read more→
San Francisco Street Food FestivalCaleb Zigas, La Cocina The whole thing started with beer, a healthy argument about what makes for the best food city in America and a clear sense that the women La Cocina worked with were consistently underappreciated not only for the quality of their food, but also for the amount of work and heart they…read more→