Welcome to Tenderloin Arts LIVE, a collection of monthly Tenderloin arts events sourced from organizations, individuals, and venues from the neighborhood. Want to submit your events for next month’s listing? Fill out the submission form here.
Volunteering with Safe Passage not only helps to build a culture of safety in the Tenderloin, it is a direct impact experience that will not only have you feeling good about yourself, but offers a chance to connect with Tenderloin residents and families, changing how you experience the neighborhood.
In addition to volunteering with Safe Passage, we are always willing to work with with you to develop a volunteer experience that best utilizes your skills and aspirations including in-kind pro bono services.
Whether you're a property owner, new business in the neighborhood, a group of residents wanting to learn more, or a San Francisco corporation looking to give back, TLCBD Open House sessions offer an excellent opportunity for engagement and connection.
There is no such thing as a fixed point in a city. But a salami sandwich at Turk and Larkin Deli still costs $6.25, which may be close enough. For every $300 prix fixe in this town there are 200 lunch lines like the one that forms at 11:30 in Mike and Jean Aburahma’s Tenderloin deli . . . After 39 years in business, the couple is on to their next stepping stone and have announced they will be retiring. Read the full article on the San Francisco Chronicle.
A new 300-seat buffet restaurant called Palace of Spices is opening in the Tenderloin on July 1st. One of the owners also owns Gorkha Kitchen at 9th Avenue and Judah Street in the Inner Sunset. According to the article, expect to find an assortment of Indo-Chinese and Asian-fusion dishes, with more than fifty items on the menu from apps to entrees. Read the full article on Hoodline.
San Francisco Senior Center’s Downtown location invites you to their Grand Re-Opening! Come by for B.B.Q., raffle, tour of the space, and the opportunity to meet others who want “to keep the Tenderloin a safe, lucrative, and a caring supportive community.”
Donations of food, gift cards or products for a raffle would also be greatly appreciated. 100% of proceeds from raffle tickets will go to providing programs and activities for the center.
Keep an eye out for Cova Hotel's new mural, created in partnership with the Academy of Art University. They will be hosting a community unveiling on July 12th at 5:30 PM in the parking lot of the Hotel at 655 Ellis Street.
Cutting Ball's Tenderloin performance captivated far-flung audiences in 2012. Now, they’re thinking locally and taking its characters on a neighborhood tour, reaching the community that the show honors. The Tenderloin Tour will visit community locations throughout our city blocks with free performances for neighborhood citizens in January 2019. Find out how you can support this project via their Indiegogo fundraising page.
On June 20, German President-elect Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited St. Anthony's Foundation to get a better understanding of what types of responses there can be to urban homelessness. President Steinmeier was accompanied by his wife, Elke Büdenbender, and a delegation of high-ranking German officials and other cultural dignitaries.
Save the date! The next Tenderloin Talk LIVE is August 1st, from 5-7pm. Combining elements of a community forum, presentation, and neighborhood mixer, the Tenderloin Talk LIVE quarterly event series, held at different Tenderloin locations, is a fun, spirited way to strengthen community connection, encourage dialogue on neighborhood issues, and influence TLCBD’s neighborhood serving programs.
Tenderloin Museum’s production of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot is inspiring and educating a whole new generation about the pivotal moment in history. Watch KQED’s video and read the full article here. Also find the The Compton's Cafeteria Riot - The Play on the MAIN STAGE of San Francisco Pride, Saturday, June 23rd (1:24pm - 1:39pm).