The three-week performing arts festival is coming to San Francisco's Central Market district. The event, aptly called 24 Days of Central Market Arts, kicks off on Mint Plaza with a weekend of performances by acclaimed local companies on Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25. The kick-off weekend includes dance, live music and family-friendly arts activities for all to enjoy the uniquely vibrant arts scene that the neighborhood offers.
The Central Market Arts Festival continues through October 16 with curated performances in dance, music and theatre at a variety of venues.
With the theme of "Bringing Art to Our Neighborhood Streets/Bringing People to Where Art is Made", festival organizers aim to encourage audiences to visit the spaces where art is envisioned and created. Following the kick-off weekend on Mint Plaza, festival programs will be presented in satellite venues ranging from nearby businesses to fully equipped theatres and studios. Programming is dynamic, with events being added daily.
Friday, September 23
Noon-1p: Noontime Concert presented by People in Plazas, featuring MC & musician team The Freeze.
6-6:45p: Performances by Jesse Hewit, Christine Bonansea,Laura Arrington, Macklin Kowal Environmental Installation
7-8p: The Garage presents Here Now Dance Collective, project.b, CALI & CO and Alyce Finwall Dance Theatre.
Saturday, September 24
Noon-1:45p: KUNST-STOFF Dance Company, La Alternativa,Robert Moses Kin, Hope Mohr Dance, MaryCarbonara Dances, Nina Haft & Company and STEAMROLLER.
2-3:30p: Environmental Installations in the Plaza with Jesse Hewit, Christine Bonansea, LauraArrington, Macklin Kowal plus Silvia Girardi Acting and guest artist Sara Shelton Mann.
4-5:30p: Copious Dance Theatre, Push Dance Company,Liss Fain Dance, Sarah Bush Dance Project,Joshua Klipp, Mary Sano and Her DuncanDancers, Alonzo King LINES BFA Program and Ballet Training Program
Sunday, September 25
11am-2pm: Featuring live music, performances andinteractive classes with City Circus & AcroSports plus all-ages dance classes hosted by Alonzo King LINES Dance Center in funk fusion, contemporary jazz and musical theatre.