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'Came Here to Live' ABD Productions/ Skywatchers Performance (May 17-19)

ABD Productions presents the Skywatchers ensemble in We Came Here to Live, the featured performance of Skywatchers’ 8th annual Festival, At the Table: Visions, May 17-19. Tickets are for performances only. Community meal (Sat) is first come first serve- Tenderloin residents strongly encouraged to attend. For tickets and additional info, click here.

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It's almost time for 4 Corner Friday! A monthly neighborhood-wide opportunity to meet your neighbors

Each first Friday of the month, from 3-4:30pm, the Tenderloin has a neighborhood-wide activation called “4 Corner Friday.” Join the festivities by covering a corner or simply connecting with neighbors throughout the Tenderloin. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, strengthen relationships, and to have some fun!

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Mid-Market's vacancies, stalled developments trigger plans to activate dormant sites [SF Business Times]

As developing sites throughout San Francisco has becomes increasingly expensive and time-intensive, city officials have struggled with how to activate the often vacant space on these properties. This week, the Planning Department approved extending temporary uses at these sites while developers wait for the required approvals for permanent projects. Read the full article on SF Business Times.

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2019 Benefit for the San Francisco Senior Center, A Special Beatles Event (May 31)

On Friday, May 31, San Francisco Senior Center invite you to their Beatles-themed benefit event. Join in for an evening of favorite Beatles tunes from cover band Hard Day’s Night, food, drinks, entertainment, raffle, and live auction. Contact Frank Mitchell 415-923-4485 or fmitchell@sequoialiving.org for your Ticket To Ride!

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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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