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Map Mission Festival
held same night as King & Queen Contest


Join your festival to  the Bay Area's oldest neighborhood in the Merry Month of May. Book your venue or make one of your own. Planning by these groups including goes on year round.
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May Mission Festivals
This excellent May festival has always maintained a strong Mission presence in many ways including production and politics. The careful nurturing has brought it many key producing partnerships. The 2007 4th Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival now bursting upon the scene with performances fall over the

The 5 Mission venues:

  • Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th Street,
  • Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street (corner Mission)
  • Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St,
  • The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St,
  • Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida Street,

Also deserving special mention as frequent collaborators with the vibrant multicultural arts of the Inner Mission

  • African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco, 94102  
  •  Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103  

ARTworkSF Gallery, 2861 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115   
Artworks SF Studio, 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108   
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108   
Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 94102      
San Francisco City Hall, One Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102   
San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal Ticketing Area 
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102     
Union Square, intersection of Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton streets, San Francisco, CA 94102   


The Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival 2007

May 10th - May 20th - 12 venues -11th year - new for 2007 "Dance: Mavericks"



Spectra Ball

Join us to celebrate the "Creative Spectrum under one Roof" as Artsfest presents the 4th Annual Spectra Ball '07 and Silent Auction on March 31st at the Regency Center.

Spectra Ball '07 is a dynamic creative spectacle that brings together the entire spectrum of the arts with a multi-cultural array of performances of music, theater, dance, circus, spoken word, fashion and visual art installations, all on one glorious night with a crowd of thousands.  Below find the incredible list of over 50 individual and group performances and more than 60 visual artists installations and silent auction participants that will make this an unforgettable experience for art lovers.

Proceeds benefit Artsfest to support Artsfest 2007, the Bay Area’s Fourth Annual
Celebration of the Arts (May 3 – 28) which presents 100+ dazzling exhibits,
performances and arts-related events throughout the Bay Area.

Tickets: ($50 Standard, $100 VIP)

Purchase Tickets: click here

Spectra Ball ’07 is sponsored by California Closets, Bud Light, Energy 92.7,
The Examiner, SF Bay Guardian, KGO-TV, SF, Marin Magazine,
BART, Chancellor Hotel, Jungle 8, and InTicketing.

Thanks to all of them for their support.

Spectra Ball ’07: The Creative Spectrum Under One Roof


Akosua (Ghanaian-American Songwriter)

ALBINO! (12-piece AfroBeat Extravaganza)

Alex Theory Live! (Live Electronic Dance)

Allison Lovejoy (Accordion/Piano Starling)
Bad Unkl Sista (Fashion)

Berkeley SLAM! Poets (Slam Poetry)

Blane Lyon (Funk, Soul and Conscious Groove)

Blue Bone Express (New Orleans Brass Band)

Brass Menazeri (Balkan Brass Band)

CaroLuna (Opera Diva)

Chief Sonne Reyne (Native Chant)

Circus Metropolus (Karnival Klown Show)

Cohen (GypsyPop)

Deborah Crooks (Intimate/Edgy Acoustic)

Deborah Eliezer (Grand Ballroom Emcee)

DJ Delachaux (Neo-Burlesque)

DJ Kashia (Infectious Urban Groove)

DJ Natural Sphere (World Breaks Techno) 

El Papachango (Latin Breaks)

Eliyahu Sills & Qadim (Mystical Near-East Music)

Elizabeth Strong & Mira Betz (Bellydance)

Emeryville Taiko (Taiko Drum ensemble)

Fou Fou Ha! (Cartoon Dance)

Geralyn Gendreau (Ecstatic Poetry)

Goddess Alchemy Project (Dub Hip Hop)

Hot Pink Feathers (Carnavale meets Cabaret)
Jamie "Sparkaluscious" Luv & Vikki "FireSpice" Friedman 

  (Super Swingin Spectra Hoopers)

J9 of Xeno (Trapeze)

Jill Tracy (Sultry Piano Chanteuse)

Kevin O (Emcee)

Kingfish & Eddie's Hubba-Hubba Revue (Comedy & Burlesque)

Kwisp (Holographic Video Synthesizer)

Liberation Movement featuring Resurrector (Heavyweight Dub Champion) & Jillian Ann (Primal Experimental Dubtronica)

Loyd Family Players (Sideways Samba Troupe)

Mark Growden (Avante Singer Songwriter)

Miranda Caroligne (Fashion)
Miss Rosie

Mythic System (A Harmonic Archtypal Metapoetic Experience)

MoRockin Project (Moroccan/Jazz/Funk)

Paradise 2012 (Live Visual Projections)

Pele's Tears (Fusion, Poetry 'n Dance)

Shamanic Cheerleaders (Divine Pep)

Singing Bear (Acoustic Roots Music)

Soulati & Infinite (Tag-Team Beatbox)

Steve "Shea" Sisgold (Inspirational Singer/Songwriter/Emcee)

The Genie w/ Eah (Guitar Beatbox)

The Human Revolution (Acoustic World Fusion)

The Nekyia (Sexy Sublime Dance & Music)

The Sonando Project (Afro-Cuban jazz)

Tim Fox (Guitarra Latinoamericana)

Tippy Canoe & Mikie Lee Prasad (Old-Timey Pop)

Vau de Vire Society (Avante Aerial Cabaret)

VonStilt Family (Circus)

Spectra Ball '07 Visual Artists Installations
and Silent Auction Participants

  Aaron Landman                   Alanna Spence                   Allysun Ladybug Sparrowhawk
  Amir Salamat                       Amy Wright                         Andrew Jones
  Ann Simms                           Annie Galvin                       Art Hazelwood
  Avelynn Mitra                        Benjamin Turner                 Caroyl La Barge
  Charli Ornett                          Christian Davies                Clay Chollar
  Daniel Grant                          Danyol                                 Dennis Parlante
  Emily keyishian                     Glen VarnHagen                 Itsik Hazan
  John Jenkins                         John Whitmarsh                  Joseph Battiato
  Karen Gutfreund                    Leonardas Surgaila           Lindy Kehoe
  Marcia N. Kent                      Mardi Storm                        Mari Marks
  Marina Shterenberg              Mark Henson                      Melissa Chow
  Metalman Ed                         Monika Steiner                   Monique passicot
  Mr. Rogers                             Natasha Dikareva              Nena St. Louis
  Nicolo Sertorio                      Ori Gerstel                           Pamela Merory Dernham
  Peter Max Lawrence             Pierre Riche                       Rachael L. Jablo
  Rachel Lyra Hospodar          Raymond Difley                  Rebecca Shortle
  Rena Buchgraber                  Robert Reed                       Sara Cole
  Seth Armstrong                     Shawna Peterson               Spencer Brown
  Stephen Hayes                     Steven Allen                         Stuart Sheldon
  Taiko Fujimura                      Tantra Bensko                     Tara L. Shorey
  Taylor Tschider                     Timothy Rose                       Troy Ziel
  Vera Costa                            Walter Funk                          Wendy Lowengrub ||