CELL:15 :: A Week of CELLebrations

CELLspace’s Week-Long 15th Birthday Celebration

Since 1996 “The Best Multiuse Facility” (SF Guardian) in San Francisco has played host to every type of artistic, creative project imaginable. CELLspace has enabled tens of thousands of artists and spectators to experience the rich creative culture of the Bay Area. To rejoice in these past 15 years of providing “a safe and supportive public environment for the exploration of art, education, performance and community building”, the artists, workers, and volunteers of 2050 Bryant would like to invite you all to spend some time with us during the first week of May. We have something for everyone so hope to see you at the space that is CELLspace.

Please visit www.cellspace.org for updates and more details.

At Every Class and Event
Raffle tickets will be on sale, giving away prizes form local businesses (see list below). Raffle to be drawn at the Action Jackson show on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win!

Sunday, May 1

Esperanza Garden Celebration and Work Day
Enjoy the sunshine and possibly sink your hands in the soil at the garden that CELL helped build.
685 Florida Street at 19th (just down from CELLspace)
noon to 5pm

Monday, May 2

Danza Azteca Open House
An Aztec Dance is a ritual, is art, is exercise and is an amazing show. Please visit Danza Azteca, during their regular night in the Main Space, for a demonstration of this rich cultural art form.
6pm  to 8 pm
FREE, ALL AGES (no alcohol)

B-Boy/Girl Open House
One of the pillars of Hip Hop, break dancing has been part of CELL since 1996. Stop by to watch or get your funk on with the regulars who meet weekly to feel the beats.
8 pm to midnight
FREE or BY DONATION (if you wish to dance), ALL AGES (no alcohol)

Wednesday, May 4

Tango Unbound Open House
The alternative Milonga is an effort to balance out the wonderful classic tango events throughout SF and the Bay Area with a progressive community endeavor.
8:10 pm to 9:05 pm: Class
9:05 pm to 12:00 am: Milonga
$10 class + milonga, $5 milonga only

Thursday, May 5

The Gallery at CELL’s monthly First Thursday event. Community, art, and music from the artists and friends of CELLspace
7 pm to 9 pm: art exhibit in the CELL Gallery
$5, 21+

SpaceCRAFT will feature a Silent Auction of artwork, with proceeds benefitting CELLspace.  Bidding begins Thursday and ends Saturday, so bid high and bid early!

Friday, May 6

Swap Meet
Building community through cultural exchange.

Artists, craftspeople, vendors, DJs, and performers will gather at CELLspace for an evening celebrating a grassroots sharing of creations, ideas, and skills.
8 pm to 2 am
21+ (beer and wine for sale)

Saturday, May 7

Zumba Dance/ Exercise: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
ZUMBA combines high-energy and dynamic Latin rhythms with unique moves and combinations that allow ZUMBA participants to dance their worries and stress away. Share some snacks after.
10:30am to 11:30am.
$15.00/class, drop-ins welcome
$10.00 for new arrivals or for a guest

Action Jackson Live, with the Backdrops
plus Special CELLspace Guests

Full bar! Candy Girls! Sensational Raffle Prizes! Sexy Vixens! And FUNK!
Be your FUNKADELIC best!  We roll deep and we BRING IT!
8 pm to 2 am
$10-$20 (benefits CELLspace)

Sunday, May 8

CELLspace’s Birthday Party
Bar-B-Q, DJ HappyFeet, DJ Critical Akklaim, and CELL class demonstrations
Coinciding with Sunday Streets in the Mission (see below)
Celebrate CELLspace’s 15th Birthday with a good old plate of food and a cold drink. Meet the artists, volunteers, and workers who call CELL home.
Noon to 5pm
FREE or BY DONATION (bring a dish/grillables to share if you want)

Sunday Streets

CELLspace will have an official program area along 24th St. for Sunday Streets in the Mission. Expect clowns, juggling, stilt-walkers, and carnival merriment. Bay Area Hoopers will be on hand to get your hoop on.
11 am to 2pm
(Location TBA: Look for CELL Logos)

CELL:15 Sponsors, Partners, and Donors

SFIndie ::: www.sfindie.com
SF BIke Kitchen ::: www.bikekitchen.org
SF Grants for the Arts ::: www.sfgfta.org
Reclaiming ::: www.reclaiming.org

Bay Area Hoopers ::: www.bayareahoopers.org
Esperanza Garden ::: www.esperanzagardens.wordpress.com
Project Tango ::: www.project-tango.info
Pirate Vereker ::: www.piratevereker.com

Action Jackson ::: www.actionjacksonsf.com
All Star Stilts & Comedy ::: www.allstarstilts.com
Atlas Cafe ::: www.atlascafe.net
Casa Bonampak ::: www.casabonampak.com
Blowfish Sushi ::: www.blowfishsushi.com
Dance of the Ancestors
The Jade Monkey ::: www.thejademonkey.com
Rainbow Grocery ::: www.rainbow.coop
Timbuk2 ::: www.timbuk2.com
Stencil Nation ::: www.stencilnation.org
Steven T. Jones ::: www.steventjones.com
Valencia Cyclery ::: www.valenciacyclery.com
Weston Wear ::: www.westonwear.com