ARTE Y TAPAS 2.14.19 @ Impact Hub SF!

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Impact Hub San Francisco

1885 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Presented by Impact Hub SF and ARTE Y TAPAS Performance Series!

Join us for the ARTE Y TAPAS Valentine’s Day Benefit, an evening of radical LOVE! Four sets of Live Music, Visual Art on Exhibition & delicious Tapas! Doors open at 5:30PM with live music sets at 6:00pm & 7:30pm.

Admission, food & beverage donation proceeds benefit Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY) & the Youth Theatre Project (YTP) at SF Mime Troupe!

LIVE MUSIC: LA GENTE SF feat Jillian Picazo return by popular demand, plus original music by artists Jasmin Fuego and Janet Noguera!

VISUAL ART: Joshua Coffy

TAPAS: SUNSET TAMALES, abuelitas slow-cooked from-scratch Mexican style pork, chicken and vegetable tamales are some of the best in the Bay! Plus Cheese Flights, Chocolate Fondue and more by Cheesemongers Anna Hennigh of Market Hall and Jessica Anne Hendrick of LOVAGE!

Featured Performance Artists:

-LA GENTE SF feat. Jillian Picazo-

Born and raised in the Mission, first generation Chicana, Jillian Picazo is a prolific vocalist and performer with a unique and diverse musical background. She is classically trained in Opera but also is a master of traditional Mexican Rancheras and Boleros. She also delivers powerful, soulful interpretations of soul, Doowop, Reggae, Folk and Cumbia. With every performance she effortlessly fuses passionate, captivating raw spirit with her disciplined and refined musical training. She exemplifies a love of all genres and strives to unite people through the natural connections that music provides.

LA GENTE SF is a San Francisco based, international recording group. They have created his own unique blend of World Music, Cumbia, Reggae, Hip-Hop & Salsa. The group fuses together rhythms and cultural influences from all over the Caribbean with his distinct Bay Area flavor and style to create an infectious, high energy sound.

-Jasmine Fuego-

Jasmine Fuego is an Oakland based singer, educator, emcee and activist deeply committed to creating art in service of justice,self empowerment, and liberation. A true renaissance woman, Fuego’s raw and inspirational personality shines through her work teaching mindfulness, curating shows, and co-directing her non-profit Regenerate Change. You can find Jasmine performing at festivals and conferences across the country, or on her house concert tour. Her original music uses live vocal looping and electronic rhythms that seamlessly combine genres to create a unique sound she calls soul-pop.

-Janet Noguera-

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Janet Noguera, an exciting young Mexican-American guitarist and composer, began playing guitar at the age of 13. In 2014, she won the international, Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year competition for performers and composers under 25, organized by the Irish guitar company of guitars, Lowden. In 2014, she was also featured in the Acoustic Guitar Magazine May 2014 issue, as one of the "30 Great Acoustic Guitarists under the age of 30.” Noguera studied classical guitar performance with Bill Coulter at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There, she also received masterclasses with classical guitarists, Andrew York, Benjamin Verderi, and Grisha Goryachev. Janet has also studied with acclaimed fingerstyle players such as Alex de Grassi and Thomas Leeb at their summer workshops. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Plantronics Creativity & Innovation Scholars Award 2015 (presented annually by the UCSC Arts Division,) and in 2017, she was awarded both the UCSC Chancellor’s Award and the Dean’s Award for her Senior Recital and composition project for the UCSC Guitar Ensemble, "Endless Journey."Later in 2017, she won the international Fretmonkey Guitar Solo Contest, an online contest organized by Fretmonkey Records, a record label of Progressive Fingerstyle guitar based in Arkansas, CA. Janet has opened shows for players like Andy McKee, Andrew York, and Laurance Juber. She is actively performing at acoustic guitar festivals in California and Mexico, collaborating with other players and music companies every year at the NAMM show in Anaheim CA., and teaching music in San Francisco CA.

Featured Visual Artist:

-Joshua Coffy-

Joshua Coffy is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco. He grew up in a variety of locales from Ohio to New Mexico to Florida and finally California. Moving from one region to another helped to shape his cultural views of the world as well as inspire him to create art in unique and varied ways. Coffy draws inspiration for his mixed media paintings from the natural world, scientific illustrations and his love of animals. Josh’s work includes many layers of textures including paper patterns, maps, newspaper articles, and acrylic paint. Much of his work deals with animals and how humans relate to the birds and mammals all around us. His work is usually a light-hearted and whimsical approach to our ideals about animals. He has created a sense of symbolism and meaning with many of the images he paints. Illustrating the conversation between man and beast with a wink and stillness for you to make your own decisions about what the image is saying.

Featured Culinary Artists:


Abuelitas slow-cooked from-scratch Mexican style pork, chicken and vegetable tamales are some of the best in the Bay. Join us for our debut at Impact Hub SF February 14th, 2019! Nos vemos!


LOVAGE offers International Chef & Event Services, Cheesemaking, Cooking Classes, Culinary Tours and Retreats! On February 14th Jessica Anne Hendrick of LOVAGE will be joined by Cheesemonger Anna Hennigh of Market Hall. Formerly cheesemongers at Cowgirl Creamery, together again they shall host an epic night of deliciousness, offering beautiful cheese flights and decadent chocolate fondue, all this alongside Sunset Tamales, the Bay Area's best!

Featured Non-Profit Organizations:


HOMEY is a grassroots, non-profit organization rooted in San Francisco, California. For 20 years, HOMEY has unapologetically identified issues adversely affecting the youth and young adults in our community and we do something about it by empoweringrather than enabling participants in our program. We do this through delivering hope, empowerment, leadership, culture and most importantly with love. HOMEY works directly with youth and young adults in schools, on the street and in jails to deliver our brand of workshops, services and empowerment activities to our community. Last year, HOMEY served over 300 people, youth and adults, through our programs or services. The HOMEY team is excited to continue building with our community partners through programming and community building.

-The Youth Theater Project (YTP)-

YTP is an after-school program for Bay Area teens running every Spring from February - April and is currently accepting applications for 2019! This 3-month acting and playmaking workshop meets three days a week, 4:15PM to 7:15PM with meals and a stipend provided! YTP is entirely funded by foundations & individual donors and is free to participants. The program culminates in a fully produced performance of original plays in mid April under the guidance of experienced SFMT teachers, directors and designers. The primary goal of the Youth Theater Project is to use theater as a means to artistically and creatively express the opinions of young people on topics that are relevant to their lives.

About the Organizers:

-ARTE Y TAPAS Performance Series-

ARTE Y TAPAS is the unique SF-based Performance Series that showcases top Bay Area and International musicians, dancers, poets, MC's, visual artists and chefs! Follow us for our eighth year of incredible shows in 2019!

-Impact Hub-

Impact Hub SF provides community, space & events for people taking collaborative action for a better world. You can learn more at:

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