Happy Thanksgiving people! Welcome to the last week of November.
Two weeks after Election Night, every vote was counted. Check out the final data and map results and Joe Eskenazi’s column explaining all the details.
If you’re curious about who your neighbors voted for, Will Jarrett has created a search tool where you can type your address (or any city address) and see local borough results.
Notice of an upcoming fundraiser
The fundraiser of Acción Latina, Encuentro del Canto Popular, will be held at the Chapel on Sunday 12 December. 4 at 6pm. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to spin all night! You can get tickets and see more information here.
And don’t miss the Calixto Robles exhibit in the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at the entrance to El Tecolote at 2958 24th St. You can read more about Robles here.
Belly up to the bar for a final drink with the original owner of Kilowatt
This week, Kilowatt founder Peter Athanas decided to retire after running the 16th Street dive bar for 28 years. A new group of bartenders from popular Potrero Hill music venues have already applied for ownership and will likely bring back live music. Read Eleni Balakrishnan’s story to find out about Athanas’ most amazing nights at the bar.
Try some Korean snacks
On Valencia Street, a new boba and Korean snack shop opened two weeks ago. You can find drinks and chobop, a Korean version of sushi, in the shop. Meet the owner, Ina Jungin Lee, via Annika Hom’s report here.
Tired of queuing for the bathroom in El Rio?
Here is the possibility to make a contribution for two new bathrooms. They want to raise $125,000 to make that goal come true in 2023. Help them provide more space for the community!
Holiday food and shopping
Today on Thanksgiving from 11:00 am to 1:15 pm, there will be several free Thanksgiving lunches provided by Self-Help for the Elderly in Chinatown, Sunset and Mission. Check pick up and dine in time slots here.
Healers Without Borders just held a Thanksgiving Lunch and relief supplies on Wednesday. They will be doing more holiday distribution in the coming weeks. So keep an eye on their social media page. If you want to help the homeless, you can simply order through Amazon and HWB will help deliver everything you need to the people who really need it.
small shop; shop locally! DECANTsf, a bottle shop and coffee shop at 1168 Folsom St. will be hosting a pop-up market from 1-5pm this Saturday, November 1st. 26. There will be wines and specialty goods ranging from jewelry to housewares to gourmet food items. This event is for over 21s only. Come support the producers, artists and entrepreneurs of the Bay Area.
More pop-up events and local markets are planned for the coming weekend, including Make Good Market and HEAD WEST Holiday Market. We have had a comprehensive post that includes all the information about the city break market.
A fan of Chinese kung fu and Bruce Lee? The Chinese Historical Society of America will hold a screening of the film THE WAY OF THE DRAGON  accompanied by a discussion of Bruce Lee’s influence on a multicultural society. Reserve $15 tickets in advance and save this Sunday afternoon at The Great Star Theater. Read more here.
The Drawing Room gallery will inaugurate its next exhibition, SEA, at 780 Valencia. The opening reception will take place from 4.00pm to 9.00pm next Saturday, December. 3rd. There will also be artist talk series, music nights and other events throughout December and January.
Anthony Holdsworth, an English oil painter, now residing in West Oakland, has canceled his studio show for the holidays. But if you’d like to see his work before the end of this year, you can contact him for special appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org and 415-879-0829. His studio will be open on the last Sunday of the first three months of 2023. The theme will be farm and garden, urban landscapes, Italy and Mexico.