tmuTrash Mash-Up (TMU) will be featured in Carnaval San Francisco 2018 Grand Parade on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the Streets of the Mission District.  One of the city’s most spectacular traditions, celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade features more than 50 community arts and school contingents representing the cultural heritages of Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Columbia, Trinidad, Africa, Guatemala, El Salvador, and more. The festival, which spans Memorial Day weekend, will feature performances by a variety of community artists on several stages. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Trash Mash-Up has partnered with community based organizations to create the colorful celebration mashing it up in the streets of the Mission District for Carnaval San Francisco.  This year, TMU has partnered with Ruth’s Table at Bethany Center Senior Housing and San Francisco Community Center.

Trash Mash-Up is a collaborative community art project. Using disposable materials, collected before they enter the waste stream, participants construct “Maskostumes” which are original pageant masks and costumes inspired by traditions from around the world.  Community members have the opportunity to create these “Maskostumes” in free workshop hosted at Ruth’s Table.  The workshops are offered on the following Saturdays from 2:00–4:00pm and all are welcome:  March 24, March 31, April 14 and May 5.

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