Festivities

Ne Timeas Workshop Tent

Ne Timeas Restaurant Group currently comprised of flour + water, Central Kitchen and Salumeria as well as the soon to open, Café du Nord will be hosting a day-long workshop tent built for culinary adventure and knowledge exchange. The tent will host chefs from the group as well as throughout the city who will highlight various skills and cooking techniques.

Check out the Block Party schedule for times and detailed information.

* Schedule subject to change

KQED
2601 MARIPOSA STREET

KQED is your local public media station. We cover the best of Bay Area news, arts, science, culture and community—check us out online at KQED.org/arts.

Rocket Dog Adoption Zoo

Rocket Dog Rescue (RDR) is a volunteer based organization serving the greater Bay Area, dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from overcrowded animal shelters. Rocket Dog Rescue places dogs into temporary foster homes where they are socialized, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions limiting their adoptability. We’re excited to bring RDR onsite with dogs of all ages looking for a cheerful family and a loving home.


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 is a listener-supported, commercial-free internet-only radio station, with 30 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative music, including: Groove Salad, Indie Pop Rocks, BAGeL Radio, Poptron, Lush, Digitalis, and more. Broadcasting from a converted warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission District, we feature music and genres that aren’t found on commercial radio, music by a lot of independent and emerging artists. All our music is hand-picked by SomaFM’s award-winning DJs and music directors. Visit somafm.com for more information and to hear the broadcast on August 23.

Art Row

When it comes to art, this neighborhood is spoiled in all the best ways. As such, we’ve decided to tip our hats to this vibrant arts community and deliver a concentrated row of some of the best art institutions out there. Mosey down Artist Row, located on Alabama Street, and immerse yourself in our local art world with exhibitions, a community mural, family activities and more.
 

ArtSpan Workshop Tent

Come visit ArtSpan at the 20th St. Block! MEET local artists, MAKE hand-crafted projects, and LEARN about the San Francisco visual arts community. Featuring hands-on projects for youth, families and kids of all ages, including a 6-foot collaborative mural led by artist Joshua Coffy.

ArtSpan, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Through SF Open Studios, youth and adult education, and art-centric events, ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.

Community Mural Project

ArtSpan presents a Community Mural Project to engage 20th Street Block Party visitors to participate in a collaborative painting activity. Artist Facilitator Joshua Coffy will create an original mural design that will be gridded off into small squares. Each participant will get to choose a square and reinterpret the original imagery on their own mini-canvas. In the end, hundreds of individual artists and participants will contribute to the whole’a collaborative 4′ x 6′ mural!

Superhero Capes

Join ArtSpan Artist Holly Coley as we teach 20th Street Block Party visitors to create custom-made superhero capes from recycled t-shirts! Decorate your cape with shapes, letters, designs and more. Show it off to festival-goers and flex your super powers.

Plus Spontaneous Face Painting and Button-Making!

Brought to you throughout the day by ArtSpan staff.

Southern Exposure interactive installation

Continuing her project to honor and “save” the United States Postal Service, artist Jennie Ottinger teams up with the Wonderment Consortium to host the Postal Mortem Pledge Drive. During the event, various tables offer services and activities such as handwriting analysis, letter-writing coaching, the opportunity to send hate mail to Darrell Issa (anti-USPS California Congressman) and a place to write thank you notes to Bernie Sanders (pro-USPS Vermont Senator). Restore that personal touch to your communication, write letters and mail things!

Southern Exposure (SoEx) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, we strive to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

Workshop SF

Getting excited for all the magic of the Treasure Island Music Festival? Stop by the Workshop SF booth and get a sneak peak of some of the DIY crafts that will be at TIMF this year. Leatherwork, flower crowns, bedazzled sunglasses and more—the teachers at the WorkshopSF tent will be sure to inspire the creator in you.

A local staple since 2009, Workshop offers affordable DIY classes for adults, taught by awesome local teachers, makers, artists, foodies and DIY’ers. With over 50 classes, Workshop offers a lo-fi meaning to keep arts and crafts accessible using affordable equipment you can use at home. The team believes in a hands on approach creating fun learning experiences with rad inspiring teachers.

Live at Mutiny Radio

Mutiny Radio.fm will join forces with local magazine Radio Silence for an intimate performance and conversation with Zach Rogue. Mutiny will broadcast online on www.mutinyradio.fm while Radio Silence editor Dan Stone will conduct a live interview with the musician.

Mutiny Radio.fm is a volunteer-run, community-based media organization that broadcasts online news, music, arts, culture, live shows, comedy, theater and opinion from San Francisco’s historic Mission District.

 

Radio Silence Live Session with Zach Rogue
3:00–4:00

Come hear Zach Rogue reveal all his secrets! Zach will be in conversation with Radio Silence editor Dan Stone, including an intimate performance of select songs. Space is very limited and will fill up quickly!

Radio Silence is a Mission-based creative community focused on literature and rock & roll, manifested in a signature print magazine, a monthly digital edition, a broadcast element, and special live events. Named “Best of the Bay” by San Francisco magazine, and “one of the ten best new magazines in the country” by Library Journal, Radio Silence is a winner of this year’s Pushcart Prize. maintainradiosilence.com

Comedy Jam at Mutiny Radio.fm
4:00–6:00

Don’t miss the “Comedy Jam” with Medicine Bug. This versatile, three piece band improvises a soundtrack behind your favorite Mutiny Radio comedians. Hosted by Pam Benjamin of Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio.