February 1-28

Frames of the Constitution

PHOTOS: “Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters.” Photograph, [between 1863 and 1865]. “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946.” Photograph by William P Gottlieb, 1946.

Black History Month 2017

Expanding into a month’s worth of events by 1976, which conicided with the nation’s bicentennial, this celebration was conceived in 1925 to last for just a week.

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Monday January 16

8:30am - Noon
Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland

Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast

"Why Community Service Matters"

Congresswoman Barbara Lee - Hon. Ronald V. Dellums - Elaine Brown

Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Rogers
Ise Lyfe

 TICKETS $65+ 

Presented by Allen Temple Health & Social Servives Ministry


Sunday January 15

10am - 762 Fulton Street

Innovation & Equity 17

50 Most Important African Americans in Technology

Dr Gary S. May, Malia Cohen, John Chiang, and Carra Wallace

The Roy L. Clay Sr Technology Pinnacle Awards w/ a special award to Frederick E. Jordan, Sr.


Presented by the San Franciscan African American Chamber of Commerce


Monday January 16 2017
NorcalMLK Foundation


MLK 2017

A week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr w/ a March, Parade and Main Program, Children’s Programs, Music Festival, Health Festival, Film Festival, Black Comix Arts Festival, Labor Breakfast, and King & Faith Lectures (Jan 13 to Feb 18). FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Fri Jan 13
3pm - Lecture Series Reception - Stanford King Institute
7pm - MLK Opening Reception - Grace Cathedral (by invitation)

Sun Jan 15
10am - MLK Service - Stanford Memorial Church
11am - Lecture - Howard Thurman Homily - Church for the Fellowship of All People
12pm - Black Comix Arts Festival – Main Library
12pm - John Jennings & Damian Duffy – Koret Auditorium
12:30pm - Juliana "Jewels" Smith Youth Workshop – Main Library 5th Floor
1pm - Tim Russ – Koret Auditorium
2pm - Tananarive Due & Nisi Shawl – Koret Auditorium
2:45pm - Film – Brave New Souls (Brandon Easton )– Koret Auditorium
3pm - MLK Evensong - Grace Cathedral
4pm - Lecture - Where Do We Go from Here? Panel #1 - Gresham Hall, Grace Cathedral
6pm - Black Comix Arts Festival Party - 111 Minna Gallery

Mon Jan 16
8:00am - Labor and Community Breakfast - Marriott Marquis Ballroom
10:30am - Film – Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property – YBCA Screening Room
11am - March and Parade – Caltrain Station
11am - Health & Wellness Festival – YBCA Forum
11am - Black Comix Arts Expo – City View, Metreon
11am - Film – BaddDDD (Sonia Sanchez) – YBCA Theater
11:30am - Film – Agents of Change – YBCA Screening Room
11:45am - Interfaith Commemoration – Esplanade Stage, Yerba Buena Gardens
1pm - Celebration Program – Grade A Social Justice – YBCA Theater
1:30pm - Film – East of Hope Street – YBCA Screening Room
1:30pm - Music – Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens
2:30pm - Film – The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow – YBCA Theater
3:30pm - Film – 10,000 Black Men Named George – YBCA Screening Room

Sun Jan 22
4pm - Lecture - Where Do We Go from Here? Panel #2 - Gresham Hall, Grace Cathedral

Sun Jan 29
4pm - Lecture - Where Do We Go from Here? Panel #3 - Gresham Hall, Grace Cathedral

Sat Feb 18
11am - Lecture - Absalom Jones / Richard Allen Service - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland

Sat Feb 25
10am - 2017 NorcalMLK Golf Classic - TPC Harding Park, San Francisco

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Sunday, 9–1:30am

Original Funk / R&B Dance Party
1330 Fillmore St San Francisco

New Years Eve in the Fillmore

Featuring: World Famous Rick & Russ Show w/ C J Flash + Robert Antonelli aka DJ Bobby A. of Gemini Productions

  Website                             Buy Tickets  

 Season's greetings to you and yours! 

A   R o y   B e n n e t t   &   G a r y   B a n k s   P r o d u c t i o n


Dec 26 to Jan 1 2017

K W A N Z A A   2 0 1 6 2 0 1 7

Mon Dec 26
Noon - 685 Mission St @ 3rd St - MoAD - w/ Alabama Mike
7pm - 762 Fulton St - AAACC - w/ West Coast Blues Society

Tue Dec 27
Noon - 1 Dr Carlton Goodlett Way - City Hall Rotunda
2pm - 1900 Geary @ Steiner - Hamilton Rec Center
6pm - 1601 Lane @ Revere - Bayview Y

Wed Dec 28
1pm - 1390 Turk @ Fillmore - WASC
4:30pm - 446 Randolph @ Arch - OMI - w/ Bernard Anderson

Thu Dec 29
1pm - 1215 Carolina @ 25th St - King Starr Elementary
5pm - 100 Larkin - SF Main Library - w/ Sistah Iminah

Fri Dec 30
1pm - 380 Fulton @ Gough - Boys & Girls Club
4pm - 330 Ellis - Glide Memorial - w/ Prescott Circus

Sat Dec 31
1pm - 1330 Fillmore @ Turk - JHC - w/ Mr C
4pm - 4705 3rd St - Bay View Opera - w/ Mr C

Sun Jan 1
1pm - 1399 McAllister @ Pierce - Third Baptist
6pm - 2097 Turk @ Lyons - St Cyprian's - w/ Fillmore Slim

Uniting to Heal Our Family, Community & Nation

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Nov 1 to Dec 31, 2016

Shop San Francisco Neighborhoods

November 2 Remember

A SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN, with prizes that rewards shopping at small, local businesses.

TO ENTER: From November 1 to the end of the year, share your San Francisco shopping experience w/ us and upload a selfie at a local small business to:

 November 2 Remember Sweepstakes 

We are the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association. You will be entered into a drawing. No purchase necessary. There are several tiers of prizes. One lucky winner wll receive the Grand Prize - an electric bicycle from Electric Bicycle Super Store. Only open to legal residents of California who are 18 years of age or older. Internet access required.

Presented by the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association. Sponsored by: American Beverage Association, Airbnb, Chevron, Coca-Cola. Pacific Gas & Electric, Recology, Sterling Bank & Trust.


Saturday December 17

1075 Fillmore Street  •  Noon to 4pm

Bring Decorations = Refreshments & Music = Meet & Greet = Family & Friends

Congratulate Supervisor London Breed on her reelection

Holiday Block Decorating Party


Want a soul satisfying lunch from Minnie Bell’s?

Visit our Facebook page to order your next lunch
$9 to $11:
Herb Roasted Chicken
Mustard Chicken
Turkey Meatloaf w/ gravy
Mac & Cheese
Sauteed Collards
Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
… more


Friday December 16

4 to 10 pm

Join us for a FREE family event
at 1330 Fillmore Street

- Santa - Food and Drinks - Pop-up Shopping* - Live Music - Free Concert* - Photo Booth

 Participate as a Pop-up Store 

The shopping event will showcase Women-owned Businesses supported by the Enterprising Women! Program.


Starting May 2016

every Thursday from 5:30 to 10pm

1300 Fillmore, San Francisco  

Celebrate the first Twilight Thursday
with Happy Hour all night in the lounge!

Come join the Fillmore Mix featuring DJ Jerry Ross spinning soulful tunes!!


$4 - Beer    $6 - House Red, White & Sparkling Wine
$8 - Hurricanes    $5 - Hot Chicken & Cheese Grit Tots

Online reservation 1300 on Fillmore

415 771 7100  •  1300 Fillmore Street, SF


August 6 to December 15

AfroSolo Arts Festival

A Multi-Disciplined Arts Celebration

Theme: Black Matters! 


Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the most trenchant, vibrant and soul-stirring artists around.


Saturday December 10

9pm to 1am • 1330 Fillmore Street

Retirement Party & Performance

Final Tour:
Join The Robert Stewart Experience as the band reunites one last time with Terry Scott (guitar, keys and vocals) for a grand send-off performance and party honoring saxophonist, composer and bandleader Robert Stewart.

 Buy Ticket ($20) online 

The Fillmore Heritage Center
1330 Fillmore Street

You may also purchase tickets at the door for the same price.


Dec 6 to 9 - from 10am on
African American Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street

Special Events:

Every night beginning FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 and the following 3 days, from 4 to 10pm:

Taking place SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, from 10am until 2pm, showcasing the talents of your neighbors, come cheer them on:

  More information: 415 922 2049  

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents SOULFUL CHRISTMAS

:::: December 1 - 24 :::: BURIEL CLAY THEATER - 762 Fulton Street ::::
Featuring Music Director YVONNE COBBS and the Legendary LHT Choir


 Info 415 474 8800 

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Presented by: SF Department of Children, Youth & Their Families San Francisco Arts Commission Grants for the Arts AAACC


Tuesday November 8

1300 Fillmore Street

Presidential Election 2016

Join 1300 ON FILLMORE for the excitement as they broacast live election results all night long!

  415 771 7100  


Sunday November 6

50th anniversary of Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco

Help us celebrate 50 Years of Flamenco in the Fillmore! Join Artistic Director Carola Zertuche in presenting new and reprised works for the GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY. With guest artists from Spain Pastora Galván, Juana la del Pipa and more!

Sunday, November 6 - 2:00pm
Fillmore Heritage Center
Tickets are $25 to $65




Saturday November 5

1300 Fillmore Street

 8pm to Midnight • $20 before the event  

  Call Donald 415 724 5256 for more information  


October 29

Saturday, 9pm to 1:30am

Halloween Dance Party

1920s thru 70s Vintage Black Costume Ball 

The Fillmore Heritage Center
1330 Fillmore Street

Age group that complains, "There's nowhere for us to go and have fun here in SF!" Tell Your Friends!



 Spaces available for rent

  4/12 – 7/30, 2016
   Thursdays to Sundays Fillmore Heritage Center, for rent

Book at

4 spaces in the Fillmore Heritage Center are available at a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for the Community.

Rent a Lobby, a Gallery, a Screening Room or a Cocktail Lounge for your Meetings, Parties, Art Events, etc.  SPREAD THE WORD!

Contact: Event Coordinator at Andrea Baker Consulting or call 415 206 1936
Fillmore Heritage Center, Andrea Baker Consulting

Salsa Festival on the Fillmore
7 | 15 + 16 | 2016

Fri + Sat – 6pm-10pm – 1475 Fillmore Street

The "Free" Salsa Festival on Fillmore Street continues. This is a great dance party so don't miss it.

  Hosted by J. Louis Musica
Supported by The San Francisco Arts Commission, The Fillmore Center Apartments
Presented by Roy Bennett Productions

Festival website .   Watch a clip on YouTube .   For more information, send an email to Roy Bennett .

This is a great dance party so don’t miss it.

7th Annual Salsa Festival on the Fillmore

Salsa Festival Fillmore After Party!  Saturday 9:30pm - 1am
1310 Fillmore Street — $20 at the door

6 | 18 | 2016
Saturday — 10am onwards

San Francisco Juneteenth 2016   San Francisco

Parade stages starting at 10am at the African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street
For more, send an   email.  

One of San Francisco's oldest festivals, it was started over 66 years ago and is the biggest gathering of African-Americans on the West Coast.

The relationship between Juneteenth and the City of San Francisco dates back to 1951, Dr. Wesley Johnson Sr. invited the Bay Area's African American community to celebrate a June 19th celebration at the Texas playhouse on Fillmore Street, a popular lounge he owned. The first parade was led by Johnson and the former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. At that first parade, they rode out on white horses, wearing Stetson cowboy hats. The community businesses and residents enthusiastically supported that first Juneteenth celebration and it quickly become a much-anticipated date on the summer calendar. Many people in the parade were proud and pleased to be involved in celebrating the freedom of African Americans in this country. Continue reading.

6 | 6 | 2016

5:30 – 7:30pm


Info SF Black Infant Health  and on Facebook

415 776 4457  •  1290 Fillmore Suite 102, SF


5 | 25 | 2016

Wednesday — open until 10pm

Let's Fundraise over Pizza, Salads and More!!
AFrican American Art & Culture Complex

Patxi’s Pizza will donate 10% of the entire day's sales to the African American Art & Culture Complex.

Dine-in, Delivery & Carry Out.*
* Total excludes catering sales and restaurant taxes.


Visit the Patxi’s Pizza website to learn more.

52 Weeks of Giving is a program where each week, at every Patxi's location, we host a fundraiser to give back to schools and organizations in our communities supporting youth education, health and welfare.


2 | 9 | 2016
Tuesday — 5-9pm

Enterprising Women!
vendor pop up

Jazz’z Salon
Enterprising Women!’s
Fat Tuesday Theme
Vendor Pop Up!

1315 Fillmore Street


Barbara Brown  |  Jasmine Curtis– Avo Curl  |  Nuri Rivera Nuri’s Kitchen  |  Nannette Harris– Entermuse Blues  |  Rachel Woldehana– Ethiopia Womesh  |  Valerie Davidson– Val’s Hosiery  |  Yuko Takahashi Yuko’s Rice Bowls  |  Yvette Mari Robles– Pathfinders Well Care  |  Cynthia Toliver Toliverworks Food  |  Ted– Hand Made Soaps  |  Rene Walker Hirize Hats  |  and a Shout Out to Jazz’z Salon.

 Wine & Small Bites will be served 

2 | 9 | 2016
Tuesday — 5-Midnight

Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore

—•Processional —•Stilt Walkers —•Zydeco & Blues
 Mardi Gras San Francisco Style 

FREE BLUES CONCERT — featuring Bobby Webb
1475 Fillmore Street

MASQUERADE BALL — ($45/person  $80/couple)— featuring Alvon Johnson
1290 Fillmore Street

For more info Web or 415 424 2980


2 | 16 | 2016
Tuesday — 5:30-8:30pm


1300 on Fillmore salutes African American Vintners for Black History Month.

2 | 6 | 2016
Saturday — 4-9pm

Free Pre Mardi Gras Event: SUPER COMMUNITY IN THE FILLMORE — Free live performances by ALABAMA MIKE and TIA CARROLL

2 | 5 | 2016
Friday — 7-11pm

At the former Yoshi's site
1310 Fillmore St.

A Roy Bennett production, presented by Norm Thompson and Fred Williamson Jr. With Old School R&B, DJ Bobby A. and former NFL players.  SEND email FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2 | 4 | 2016
Thursday — 5:30-10:30pm

The historic Fillmore District, the heart and soul of San Francisco, is home to a rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Today, it is home to San Francisco's revitalized live music scene, world-class restaurants and shopping. The Fillmore District, San Francisco: Beats & Eats Pub Crawl  Be sure to visit the Fillmore District on Thursday evening, February 4 for our Beats & Eats Pub Crawl. Enjoy live music and a special menus of drinks and food and we jam through to the Super Bowl. Featured restaurants / venues include:
The Boom Boom Room    The Social Study    Sheba Lounge    Fat Angel    Origin SF    Bruno's Pizzeria Cucina    Black Bark    1300 on Fillmore

The Fillmore District (Fillmore Street between Eddy St. and Geary Blvd)


12 | 29 | 2015

The San Jose Mercury News has a review of restaurants The Progress and State Bird Provisions, sitting side by side on Fillmore Street:

“The sharing economy has infiltrated almost every aspect of our day-to-day existence. We share selfies and lives on social media, sharing our homes, spare bedrooms, empty car seats and, of course, dinner plates. But while splitting restaurant entrees or dining family-style is nothing new, The Progress takes meal-sharing to a new level.”   MORE

7 | 10+11 | 2015   Read the Press Release

6|1|2015 — Monetta White Named Small Business Advocate of the Year

June 5, 2014 — Cash Mob in Fillmore to Promote Local Business Community
May 5, 2014 — The Handful Players present the world premiere of Jumping Jaq Fresh by Chinaka Hodge, Sat. May 17, 2014 at AAACC
February 5, 2014 — 8th Annual Mardi Gras San Francisco Style Kicks Off in Fillmore Plaza. "Fat Tuesday in The Fillmore" returns..."
November 24, 2013
8th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration, A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture, December 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014
September 16, 2013 — Entertainers Announced for Vintage Couture Ball on The Fillmore taking place September 28, 2013
May 28, 2013 — San Francisco Black Film Festival 2013 Celebrates Year Fifteen
May 23, 2013 — Northern California Hostels: Streets of San Francisco: Music and Movement on Fillmore Street
March, 2013 — Bumzy's Chocolate Chip Cookies hosts the newly launched African American Tourism Welcome Center
February 12, 2013 — Fat Tuesday in the City - A Celebration of Jazz - NBC BAY AREA TV
February 10, 2013 — Fun Spots to Celebrate Fat Tuesday - ZAGAT BLOG
February 8, 2013 — Mardi Gras San Francisco Style in Fillmore Plaza - POST NEWS GROUP > More