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The Mission Is Getting a New Park Today!

Spring is officially here (well, as of this weekend), and San Francisco Recreation & Parks is celebrating the season by breaking ground on a new park. 

Brasserie Saint James Brewpub Opens on Valencia Street This Week

Foodies and beer lovers come together in that magical place called the craft brewpub, and now there's a new mecca in town: This Thursday, the old Valencia Street location of Abbot’s Cellar hops again with the opening of Brasserie Saint James.

Take a Walking Tour of the Mission's Vibrant Street Art

In the neighborhood with the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, the Mission’s cultural heritage may be best viewed through the work of its artists. The alleys here are gateways to discovery, where guerrilla "galleries" weave a colorful tapestry of influences and creative expression.

Property Porn: The Ultimate Bachelor Pad in the Mission for $2M

If your ultimate Friday night includes ordering pizza from Delfina and sipping on an Old Fashioned while admiring the views from your own Mission district penthouse, then this newly renovated bachelor pad is for you. 

The Phantasmagoric Fashions of Funk-and-Flash Icon Billy Bowers Showcased in New SF Exhibit

Why don't more people know Billy Bowers? Not only did he foster the Bay Area-born funk-and-flash arts movement of the 1970s, he also dressed the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, New York Dolls, and Alice Cooper—all in outrageous phantasmagorical costumes that incorporated found imagery, cash money, and even taxidermy rats. This month, Billy Bowers is back on the scene with a show of new works, The Success of Excess: The Art of Billy Bowers, on display at Valencia Street's Glama-Rama. 

Dolores Park to (Finally) Reopen Next Week

After almost two years of renovations, the entirety of Dolores Park will soon be open again! 

Look Inside the Mission's New Alamo Drafthouse

We’ve been counting the days since Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse first announced it would soon bring movies, cocktails, and Texas-style queso to the Mission. Nearly four years later, we’re ready to buy our tickets. 

2015 Hot 20: Bita Nazarian, Captain of the Ship at 826 Valencia

If Vendela Vida and Dave Eggers are the famous faces of 826 Valencia, executive director Bita Nazarian is not only the wheel that keeps the Mission-based nonprofit working, she's the driving force behind the organization's upcoming expansion. 

The 5 Best Tacos In the Mission

You already know that tacos are your favorite food in the whole world, but did you know that tacos derive their name from explosives used by silver miners in Mexico in the late 1800s?

Property Porn: Peep the $5 Million Home Behind This Mission Mural

No matter how many times you've passed the corner of Bryant and 25th Streets, you may have never guessed what lies behind this loud and proud mural that depicts themes of cultural diversity and peace. Turns out, it's a gorgeous live/work space that your average local artist could likely never afford.

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