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Trash Mash-Up will be busy mashing it up and putting on the final touches for their design to be worn down the runway for Project Nunway.  Come out to two different event part of Sunday Streets and add your touch to the couture gown.

On Sunday, September 8th, 2019, with car-free streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors, Sunday Streets most urban route celebrates the centrally-located and densely-populated Tenderloin, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and home of TenderArts, CounterPulse’s Neighborhood Arts Program.

Stop by the CounterPulse tent for free art-making and drumming. Block Fest Artist Activators Jeff Marshall, Rick Darnell, Steve Tanksley, and Trash Mash-Up will be holding it down with fun, free, and family-friendly activities—including a drumming circle!

CounterPulse will be posted up near 500 Ellis Street between Leavenworth and Hyde.  Trash Mash-Up will be mashing it up from 12noon to 1pm.

Also, join the inaugural Getting There Together: A Celebration of All Ages & Abilitiesin the heart of San Francisco!

This amazing FREE event will transform Civic Center into a resource fair and party featuring and celebrating seniors and people with disabilities. We’ll have an Interactive Resource Fair, an All Abilities Open Air Gymnasium with movement and wellness classes, and a Main Stage featuring performances by local seniors and people with disabilities. 

Taking place in conjunction with Sunday Streets Tenderloin // 9.08, this first-time signature event is presented by the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE), in partnership with Livable CitySunday Streets San Francisco, the Department of Aging and Adult Services, Age & Disability Friendly San Francisco, and the Dignity Fund Coalition.   Trash Mash-Up will be mashing it up from 2 to 4pm.

On Sunday, September 8th, 2019, with car-free streets, free activities and plenty of chances to meet your neighbors, Sunday Streets most urban route celebrates the centrally-located and densely-populated Tenderloin, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and home of TenderArts, CounterPulse’s Neighborhood Arts Program.

Stop by the CounterPulse ten for free art-making and drumming. Block Fest Artist Activators Jeff Marshall, Rick Darnell, Steve Tanksley, and Trash Mash-Up will be holding it down with fun, free, and family-friendly activities—including a drumming circle!

CounterPulse will be posted up near 500 Ellis Street between Leavenworth and Hyde.  

Trash Mash-Up will be mashing it up from 12noon to 1pm.

To learn more about Sunday Streets, visit www.sundaystreetssf.com/sunday-streets-2019/tenderloin041419

To learn more about TenderArts, visit https://www.counterpulse.org/event/tenderarts-sunday-streets/

Trash Mash-Up has paired up with Sister Dana Van Iquity for the 10th annual Project Nunway X: an evening of fabulous fashion and fundraising  featuring the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and special guest Trixie Mattle will be held at SOMArts on Saturday, September 21st.

Each year, talented fashion designers are paired up with some very special models – the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – to create outstanding runway looks using recycled and innovative materials.  Project Nunway challenges the designers to create outrageous fashion based on a theme. The theme for this year is “Decades of Indulgence: 1979 to 2019”.

The show also features extra-special guest judge Trixie Mattel, this is the year to be there or be square as the Sisters mark 40 years of promulgating universal joy and expiating stigmatic guilt.

Proceeds from the 10th Anniversary manifestation of Project Nunway is going into the Sisters General Fund, darlings. That serves our bi-annual grant cycle by which we help fund the work of community activists and organizations serving those most in need.

Sat, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

At SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tickets on sale now!

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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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Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 3.08.21 PMTrash Mash-Up’s Artistic Director, Jessica McCracken is featured in LeadingAge California Magazine: Women’s Edition.  Their first “Women’s Issue” explores a range of factors contributing to the touch financial challenges many women approaching retirement face.  LeadingAge California highlights the great work of women in senior communities are doing.  They feature Jessica in her role as Vice President of Programming and Development for Ruth’s Table, the creative wellness program at Bethany Center Senior Housing.  For the article, go to page 16.

2017-Halloween-frontTMU is thrilled to be apart of the Yerba Buena Garden Festival 17th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch!

Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the program features live music from Chelle! & Friends, roaming shenanigans from the Pi Clowns, mysterious palm reader Madam Z, and craft with Trash Mash-Up and Children’s Creativity Museum. Compete in the annual Mummy Wrap! Vote for your favorite pumpkin of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch, with entries from: Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, Children’s Creativity Museum, YBCA, MoAD, Moscone Center, B Restaurant and Bar San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens Management, California Historical Society, Yerba Buena Ice Skating and Bowling Center, Brava Theatre, Metreon, South of Market Child Care, Samovar Tea Lounge. Remember to take a photo at the Hoopla Photo Spot! The program culminates in the eagerly-awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween finery.

The Halloween Hoopla will be on Sunday, October 29 from noon-2pm.  This is a fun and free event!

Part of YBG Festival’s Children’s Garden series for information, visit www.ybgfestival.org

from shadowsTrash Mash-Up is thrilled to be apart of From Shadows.  premiering in mid-October at ODC Theater. Marika Brussel, producer and choreographer, takes a deep dive into the issue of homelessness. Framed by a two-scene, narrative arc, the ballet follows the protagonist, a young girl, whom the viewer first sees in a happy, secure family setting. Yet, beneath this seemingly normal picture, the dark pull of addiction looms. A blackout indicates the passage of time, and in the following scene, the same girl, years later, searches for her father in a gritty urban environment. As she encounters people in difficult and seemingly hopeless circumstances, she confronts her assumptions and fears, develops empathy and demonstrates the human capacity to change.

For more, check out the articles in the SF Chronicle and SF/ARTS.

 

 

danaTrash Mash-Up has paired up with Sister Dana Van Iquity for the 8th annual Project Nunway fundraising fashion show featuring the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be held at SOMArts on Saturday, August 19th. Each year, talented fashion designers are paired up with some very special models – the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence – to create outstanding runway looks using recycled and innovative materials.

Project Nunway challenges the designers to create outrageous fashion based on a theme. The theme for this year is “Sinfinity”, which plays with the idea of sci-fi extravaganza, intergalactic sinful adventures, unknown territories in a queer outer space and cosmic glamour!

This year’s beneficiary is El/La Para TransLatinas, an organization for transgender Latinas that works to build collective vision and action to promote survival and improve the quality of life of transgender people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The event also features a silent auction with items ranging from tickets to classic San Francisco events to some very desirable products and services from local merchants and artists. The show also features special guest judges and audience participation!

halloween-hoopla-2016TMU is thrilled to be apart of the Yerba Buena Garden Festival 16th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch! The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween finery.

Featuring:
The Unique Derique
Venezuelan Music Project
Chiquy Boom!
Trash Mash-Up
Madam Z

Due to rain over Halloween Weekend, this program has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016, Noon-2pm.

Part of YBG Festival’s Children’s Garden series for information, visit www.ybgfestival.org

TMU’s own, Jessie McCracken, celebrates one year of, Creative Aging SF, a collective of this working in the fields co/create with Rachel Main, a family support coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Today there are 70 members spanning theater, dance, art, even medical clowning, along with national aging experts like Dr. Bruce Miller, who directs the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center.

Until the alliance took shape, each organization toiled largely alone. Separately, they eyed the coming “silver tsunami” of older adults – one in five Californians will be over 65 by 2030 – who offer a very different perspective on aging than those from previous generations. They are engaged, active, even rebellious.

Creative efforts not only inspire older adults, but also family members, home caregivers, and staff members at adult day and long-term care facilities. Facilities with creative arts programs retain staff members longer by creating a more positive environment.

To read more, check out this article in California Health Report.