Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, Sept 4: A+C Fest @ StoreFrontLab

Photo by Bruce Damonte

We're pleased to partner with the Architecture and the City Festival and David Baker Architects in hosting an evening discussion examining lessons learned in implementing the Market and Octavia Area Plan

Who better to tackle this topic than some of the designers who have played a key role in bringing the plan to life: Anne Fougeron, FAIA (Fougeron Architects), Owen Kennerly, AIA (Kennerly Architecture and Planning), Stanley Saitowitz (Natoma Architects), Daniel Simons, AIA (David Baker Architects) and moderator David Winslow (San Francisco Planning Department).

The panel takes place on Thursday, September 4, from 6-8PM. Space is limited so please register in advance.

Market-Octavia Area Plan
Since its approval in 2007, the Market and Octavia Area Plan has guided the Hayes Valley neighborhood's transformation, primarily through the development of affordable, rental and for-sale housing on sites freed by the removal of the former Central Freeway structure. With numerous projects now completed or in construction, many have hailed the plan as a successful model for neighborhood redevelopment. Our panel will weigh in on the opportunities and challenges of designing within the plan and offer takeaways for future neighborhood planning initiatives. 

Each September since 2003, the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design's Architecture and the City Festival has invited San Francisco to celebrate architecture and design. For more information on the month-long festival, visit:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Season 2: City Making

From Surviving to Thriving/Dear HIV: Letters to the Epidemic. Photo by Shannon Weber 

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Season 2: City Making at StoreFrontLab featuring our Micro Mission 888 Grant recipients:

Miguel Arzabesightlines

Ilyse Iris MagyLines Made by Walking
Eliza Gregory with Nicole LavelleMassive Urban Change
Lyndon Manuel + Leah NicholsUrban Symposium
GRNASFCKI Love Extremophiles!
Lauren HartmanSociety of Submerged Culture
Juliana Raimondi + Bird Feliciano, Give
Nicolaus Wright + Kathryn Doherty-ChapmanDepartment of Cautionary Warning
KIDmobBig Sale
Jon Gourley, Carrie Katz + The Big Conversation SpaceOffice Work

And City Makers, a salon sponsored by TraceSF: Bay Area Urbanism.

Special thanks to the 2014 StoreFrontLab Advisory Board as well as our co-curators Arianne Gelardin and Jacob Palmer for their time and thoughtful deliberations in selecting this outstanding line up. We'll unveil complete details at the event.

StoreFrontLab // Season 2: City Making

Saturday, July 26, 5:30 to 8:30PM
337 Shotwell Street
San Francisco

RSVP by July 25

Monday, June 23, 2014

This Friday: From Surviving to Thriving
// Living and Loving with HIV

This Friday from 6-9PM, we are pleased to host a special exhibition and event sponsored by UCSF's Family Health Center Clinic and Positive Reproductive Outcomes for HIV+ Men. "From Surviving to Thriving," is the culmination of the center's Photovoice project, which aims to fight HIV stigma and empower clinic patients by giving voice to their stories through photos and digital storytelling.

Attendees can contribute their own stories and experiences through an interactive art piece by I Love You, Too.

Friday, June 27, 6-9PM
337 Shotwell Street

To learn more or to RSVP visit the event page or contact Monica Hahn at mhahn [at]

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Get Ready for Summer with SKILL EXCHANGE!

We're pleased to welcome back Skill Exchange for a day of summer essentials with local experts. Fire+Fish+Beer: Conversation and Fermentation will feature workshops plus lunch covering grilling, oyster shucking, knife care, kimchi and more.

Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 8AM. There are a handful of early bird tickets for $90, all remaining tickets are $100, and that covers the whole day of workshops plus lunch. (Sorry, kids, this event is for 21+ over only.)

To whet you're appetite, here's scoop straight from Skill Exchange founder Kate Koeppel:

If you’ve never shucked an oyster, need some expert advice on how to buy, clean and cook sustainable local seafood, or you want to learn the difference between a boning knife and a fillet knife, this event was made for you! Edible San Francisco Magazine Editor Bruce Cole will teach us how to grill, demonstrating some simple grilling basics , including how to get the right heat for your meal. Siren Fish Co founder Anna Larsen will give a talk and demonstration focusing on buying, preparing and preserving local seafood. Fermenters Club will demonstrate the joys, history and benefits of preparing kimchi at home, while Town Cutler will give a hands on lesson in knife safety and home sharpening. The day of learning, tasting and making will conclude with a grilled meal, served family style while we enjoy beer pairings and conversation with HenHouse Brewing Company.

We’ve got a few other surprises up our sleeves, so be sure to watch the schedule in the coming days as we continue to add workshops and contributors! Sponsored in part by HenHouse Brewing Company and hosted by StoreFrontLab.
One ticket will grant you access to everything- every teacher, every workshop, and the not-to-be-missed feast. We’ve put together 6 incredible workshops plus lunch for $100. We’ll put our new skills into practice as we share a meal of grilled fish and and seasonal vegetables, with beer pairings provided by HenHouse Brewing Company.
More about our instructors:

Edible San Francisco magazine | Instructor Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is the publisher and editor of Edible San Francisco magazine. A food writer since 2001, Bruce founded one of the first food blogs:

Fermenters Club | Instructor Austin Durant 
Austin Durant is Chief Fermenting Officer of Fermenters Club, a globo-local movement dedicated to reviving the craft of traditionally preserved foods. He experiments, tastes, writes, takes pictures, and tours the world teaching people the joys and benefits of homemade fermented foods. 

HenHouse Brewing Company | Instructor Collin McDonnell
HenHouse Brewing was founded in Petaluma, California to satisfy our thirst for producing artisanal beers. We are fearless and uncompromising in our pursuit of creating fresh and innovative kinds of delicious. You can count on hand-crafted quality with each taste of our beer. We hope you enjoy the selections from our Hen House as much as we love making it!

Siren Fish Co. | Instructor Anna Barr Larsen
Anna Barr Larsen is the founder and owner of Siren Fish Co., a community supported fishery. She is also a sought-after food safety and quality control consultant for seafood processors.

Town Cutler | Instructor Galen Garretson
Galen Garretson is the owner of Town Cutler, the Bay Area’s premier purveyor of fine knives and sharpening services, at 1005 Bush Street in San Francisco’s Nob Hill district.