FIESTAS FRIDAS SAN FRANCISCO, Frida Kahlo Festival 2017
It’s Frida’s 110th Birthday and the fifth year of Fiestas Fridas. We honor her life, art and love affair with San Francisco!
- See below for 3-week schedule.
- The festival began June 27th and continues until August.
- Updates: FIestasFridas.com or on Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/479984045679378/
Wow! The best FRIDA KAHLO photos I’ve ever seen (in color and b&w!). They offer an intimate, honest look at the artist in last 2 years of her life.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.
Happening now – Puerto Alegre, 546 Valencia St. 3 to 5 pm
The 8th year of Frida Art in this iconic San Francisco restaurant. Curated by Frankie Franco featuring several local artists. Go for Frida, stay for Margarita(s).
July 6th – Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St. 6 to 8 pm
FRIDArte Exhibit, Birthday Celebration and 2017 Kick-off Event. Special dedication to FRIDArtist Michael Roman. Artists Txutxo Perez, Adrian Arias and more
July 7th – Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission 6 to 9 pm
The 110th Birthday Celebration of Frida Kahlo. Dancing with DJ SABOR TX, live performance by Grupo Córima, fun and Community. Featuring local FRIDArte vendors, food by La Cocina Entrepreneurs. More to be announced. $10
July 8th – Several Events
**Calle 24 Paseo FRIDArtistico, 11 am to 5 pm.
A celebration of Frida and la calle 24. Several participating vendors, FRIDArte activities, an hourly screening of “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to Karen and David Crommie” sponsored by Cine+Mas SF and other fun to be announced. Get your FRIDiscount card and shop all the vendors on the street. Spend at least $30 with 3 different participating retailers and receive a limited edition FRIDArte screen print by TxuTxo in honor of Frida and FRIDArtist Michael Roman. Proof of Purchase required. This offer is good for the entire month of July. Please check our map at FiestasFridas.com for participating vendors and where to get and redeem discount cards. Lower 24th St in the Mission.
**Screen printing & Embroidery Workshop Hosted by: Lisa Castellanos Accion Latina, 2958 24th Street, 94110
Participants screen print one of three images on a canvas bag, cure it and embellish the bag with basic embroidery stitches. The workshop lasts 3 hours. During stitch time, learn about Frida’s life, her love of embroidery and how practicing traditional arts is connected to community action. Folks get to take home their embroidered screen printed tote and the embroidery hoop they used, engraved with a Frida Kahlo quote.
Time: TBD (Between 12pm – 5pm)
Donation: $15 sliding scale donation for materials.
Frida’s Birthday Tianguis: 4pm-8pm. Celebrating Strong Woman Artists // Berkeley.
A “tianguis” is a traditional open air market and comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, which means “market”.
**Pasion de Frida, 5 to 8 pm, Sanchez Contemporary
The 9th year of the show and the second year at this gallery. Curated by Bird Levy and Maria Sanchez. 1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland more info https://www.facebook.com/events/129859507573318/
**Wonderland SF Frida Kahlo Art Show, 6 to 10 pm
Over 80 artist of all ages bringing their best FRIDArte. 1266 Valencia Street, SF. Click here for Facebook event.
Frida Kahlo: Tree of Hope Performance, 7-10pm. Berkeley
Gloria Arjona and Karin Guerra, address the life and work of this Mexican icon, through her own letters, journal, self-portraits, and the songs she loved.
July 9th, Frida Kahlo HERstory Tableau Vivant, Mission Cultural Center, 4 to 6 pm
Discover the hidden meanings and secrets Frida made plain in her art work. A Multi-media presentation by Dra. Gloria Arjona as told through images, Frida’s art and live music, while Karin Guerra brings Frida to life in a Tableu Vivant. Produced in collaboration with Miguel Angel Rios and Encuentro Latino Arts Gallery. A must for any Fridaphile who wants to know ALL about her. $10
July 15th, Frida at ART ATTACK SF, 2358 Market St, Time TBA
Artist Reception, music, dancing and drinks featuring local artists, including Maria Motta and her unique take on Frida as Hello Kitty. 2358 Market St Ste #1, SF.
July 22nd, FriDaDa Art Exhibit, DaDa Gallery, 65 Post St. 8 pm to 1 am
A FRIDArte exhibit by Nexus Art Reach, the de Young college nights and other local artists. Screening of “Frida in the Mirror” by Adrian Arias. Salsa by DJ SABOR TX and House by DJ DALLAS and a live performance.
July 23rd, Frida Spoken Word Open Mic, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St 3 to 5 pm
The 4th year of Raggedy Andy of Ragdoll Productions and her band of poets making the Frida Pilgrimage from Santa Cruz. Poetry Readings and spoken word. This is an open mic. All topics welcome and all skill levels. Come in at 2:30 to sign up.
July 29th, Frida Fairy Garden Workshop, The Art Bar SF, 1768 Page St 1 to 4 pm
Bring your parent or friend dressed like famous Latina Artist; Frida Kahlo. Adult Frida is there to help paint your own special fairy door entrance to our upcoming ‘Frida Fairy Garden’ full of the tiniest artworks from whimsical creatures who love art as much as we do! Contact Gallery for more info on cost and registration;
Location: The Art Bar SF
No refunds. SPACE IS LIMITED.
July 30th – Several Events
The SELFrida Challenge, new site of the Mexican Museum, Jessie Square, 736 Mission St, 3 to 4 pm
A San FranFrida tradition! How many Fridas can we get taking selfies all in one place at the same time. Help us break our record of 36 Fridas. This year we’ll gather in front of the mural at the new site of the Mexican Museum. Be there with flowers in your hair by 3 PM to register. Come with a fully charged phone and get ready to start snapping at 3:30.
Frida Garden Party, The Art Bar SF, 1768 Page St 6 to 9 pm
Special Frida Art Show, Frida Costume Contest, DJ, body art, LIVE PAINTING!, face painting, Authentic Mexican foods, live jazz/blues music, and dancing. 21+ event. https://www.facebook.com/events/102759646972699/
$25/RSVP @ email@example.com – Exclusively for Fridas
The following galleries have FRIDArte for viewing throughout July. Please check dates listed next to each venue
Puerto Alegre – 46 Valencia Street, June 26th to August 7th. 10 am to 11 pm
Alley Cat Books-3036 24th Street, July 1 to July 31. 10 am to 9 pm
Sanchez Contemporary – 1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, July 8th to August 11th 7am to 6 pm
ART ATTACK SF – 2358 Market Street (Ste #1), July 1st to 31st Call for hours (415) 872-9285
Wonderland SF – 1266 Valencia Street, July 8th to TBA Call for hours (415) 641-4600
DaDa Gallery – 65 Post Street, July 17th to August 18th 2 pm to 2 am.
The Art Bar SF – 1768 Page Street, July 22nd to TBA 2 pm to 2 am.