UNDISCOVERED SAN FRANCISCO, a non-profit venture designed to jump-start economic activity and public awareness of the SOMA Pilipinas neighborhood, has launched a new monthly festival celebrating the Philippines. It is inspired by the popular night markets of Asia where visitors enjoy art, fashion, music and especially, the food of the region.
The first night of UNDSCVRD SF is scheduled from 6:00 pm – 12:00 Midnight on Friday, August 18th at The Old Mint building at 5th Street and Mission. The event will take over the building’s first two floors and twenty-five rooms. After that it will take place on the third Friday of each month.
A national landmark since 1964, the Mint is one of San Francisco’s grandest old buildings. It once held one-third of the nation’s gold reserves and produced 60 percent of the nation’s annual currency output.
The night market will focus on the flavor-filled cuisine of the Philippines. It will showcase Hip-Hop and Indie music performers like DJ Cutso, Dirty Boots, Golda & The Guns, Joyo Velarde, Mad Noise, DJ Umami, Low Leaf from Los Angeles and the Bay Area’s own ‘Lyrics Born’.
UNDISCOVERED SF is part of a multi-prong strategy to build a thriving new commercial corridor in the SOMA Pilipinas cultural district by 2020. Located from 2nd St. on the east, to 11th St. on the west and going down from Market St. to Brannan, SOMA Pilipinas encompasses a wide variety of buildings, parks, and community services group that have served the Filipino community for decades.
UNDISCOVERED SF vendors are given skill-set building workshops, mentorship, and more to strengthen their operations and set them-up for success.
Learn more at UNDISCOVERED SAN FRANCISCO.