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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, May Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, the First Friday Art Walk, performing arts, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this May!

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Supervisor Matt Haney's Press Conference & Rally for Clean & Healthy Streets (Photos & News Coverage)

On April 29, 2019, Supervisor Matt Haney held a rally and press conference for Clean & Healthy Streets, alongside residents, community organizations, and small businesses. The press conference also included the release of a 10-point plan for clean and healthy streets in D6. Here are the photos and links to press coverage.

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Tenderloin Museum Celebrates its 4th Anniversary with these two special events (May 7 & 11)

The Tenderloin Museum is hosting a two-day celebration, in honor of their four year anniversary! Events will include the Tenderloin Museum 4th Anniversary Soirée on May 7 and their 4th Annual Community Day Celebration on May 11.

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Photos: Sgt. John Macaulay Park and Turk + Hyde Mini Park Groundbreaking

The Let’sPlaySF! Initiative, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, the Trust for Public Land and, San Francisco Parks Alliance and Tenderloin partners, organized a Community Groundbreaking of Sgt. John Macaulay Park and Turk + Hyde Mini Park.

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Photos: Thai New Year Festival x Sunday Streets

Sunday, April 13 was the Tenderloin’s first Thai New Year Festival, teamed up with Sunday Streets and a number of local organizations. This proved to be a winning combo, bringing out neighbors and visitors alike for a fun, family-friendly day of activities. Here are some photos from the event!

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New Tenderloin building to offer restaurateurs space at super-low rents [Hoodline]

A developer lucky enough to get a good deal on a major piece of property in the Tenderloin is passing it on through purposefully low rents, in the hopes of attracting creative new restaurants to the neighborhood. The Aviary will be ready for businesses to move in by mid-to-late 2019, according to Maven. Read more via Hoodline SF.

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Hospitality House’s Annual Art Auction (May 9)

The Hospitality House’s Annual Art Auction returns on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6-9pm. Attend an evening of arts, food, and community celebration at the Midway (900 Marin St) in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. This annual community gathering will feature a stunning collection of artwork from local and regional artists, galleries, and collectors. Advance tickets will be available via Hospitality House.

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Pandora Karaoke reopens in a new Tenderloin home [Hoodline]

TLCBD Safe Passage is happy to hear that Pandora Karaoke has reopened at a new location in the Tenderloin. After more than three years of renovations and permitting hurdles. The karaoke club closed up shop at its old Eddy Street location in January, after an ongoing landlord dispute. But it's now back open at 50 Mason St. (at Eddy), the former home of 50 Mason Social Club.

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Jazz Supper Club Revives Live Recording Legacy in the Tenderloin [Eater SF]

Tenderloin jazz club Black Cat — part bar, part restaurant, part performance venue — took on a new role this week: Live recording studio, with three-time Grammy award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold recording what’s both his and Black Cat’s first live album. Also Mayor London Breed stopped by. Read more via Eater SF.

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New Zealand Herald Spotlights the Tenderloin

Recently the New Zealand Herald wrote an article about the Tenderloin, and how its been able to largely withstand many of the gentrification issues that have faced the City at-large. The article highlights some of the challenges as well as some of the unique qualities that make the Tenderloin a beautiful place. There’s are also quotes in there from Del Seymour of Code Tenderloin and TLCBD’s Director of Communications, Fernando Pujals.

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KALW Public Radio does an in-depth radio feature on "The Tenderloin Times"

Former editors Sara Colm and Rob Waters and former reporters Chanthanom Ounkeo and Dennis Conkin for The Tenderloin Times discuss the collective power of the publication and its lasting impact on our city. The moderator is Joe Wilson, Executive Director of Hospitality House. Check out the radio feature and be sure to check out the exhibition, People, Paper, Power: Building Community Through The Tenderloin Times, at the Jewish Community Center (JCCSF) on view through April 15.

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Find us at the Thai New Year & Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival during Sunday Streets! (April 14)

Sunday Streets has teamed up with a number of neighborhood organizations, as well as the Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival for a fun, family-oriented day in the Tenderloin. Find us at the Thai New Year & Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival during Sunday Streets! (April 14)

Sunday Streets has teamed up with a number of neighborhood organizations, as well as the Thai New Year and Southeast Asian Food & Culture Festival for a fun, family-oriented day in the Tenderloin. TLCBD Safe Passage is also the lucky organization, selected by the Thai New Year Festival, to be the recipients of the Beer Garden fundraiser! Thank you, Lers Ros and the organizers of the Thai New Year Festival!

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Queer artist tells stories of Tenderloin residents [Bay Area Reporter]

Dozens of vividly colored posters are now viewable in Muni bus shelters on Market Street between the Embarcadero and Eighth Street as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission's first Market Street Poster Series of the year. Collectively titled "On Whose Shoulders," these posters, unveiled last month, were created by artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo to tell the stories of communities impacted by change along Market Street. Read more via Bay Area Reporter.

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Tenderloin Arts LIVE, April Arts Listing

Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. From comedy shows, the First Friday Art Walk, performing arts, and art openings, here’s what’s happening this April!

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Photos & recap from Tenderloin Talk LIVE with Supervisor Matt Haney

Thank you everyone who attended our latest TL Talk LIVE, our quarterly event series. Here are some photos from the event and a recap of the discussion; including the announcement of TL Thrives, an actionable plan to build block safety groups, expand the Micro Neighborhood Cleaning program, and address harm caused as the result of the open air drug trade in the Tenderloin. Supervisor Matt Haney has also called for a hearing on April 25 on the issue and has identified a 10-point plan to improve the City’s cleaning efforts.

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