This Weekend: Steamroller Printing in Potrero Hill and Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin
Powell/Mason Cable Car Line Motorization:
Beginning this Friday evening, September 21 at 10 p.m. until the end of service on Sunday, September 30, the Powell/Mason Cable Car Line will be serviced by motor coaches between Powell and Washington streets and Francisco and Taylor streets as part of the Cable Car Barn Gearbox Rehabilitation Project. The work is to refurbish the gearboxes that power the cable car line to help ensure that it remains in good repair for years to come. Riders of the bus shuttles will not be required to pay fares, nor will there be an additional fare for transferring from a cable car to a bus shuttle. However, those transferring from a bus shuttle to a cable car will still be required to pay the regular cable car fare.
Take a stroll through the UN Plaza at the Civic Center before heading north up Larkin Street to this week's Sunday Streets event. Photo: Prayitno/Flickr
Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival
Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM
Relief printing --the process where a raised surface is covered with ink, then brought into contact with paper-- is a method used to print illustrations in books that's been used for centuries. This Sunday at the San Francisco Center for the Book on Rhode Island Street in northern Potrero Hill, that process will be taken to a unique extreme during the 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. The event will feature the printing of linocuts --using linoleum as the surface upon which the ink will be applied before pressing onto paper-- using a seven-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller out on Rhode Island Street itself. These prints will then be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Center for the Book.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take the 10 Townsend, 19 Polk, 22 Fillmore, or the 55 16th Street routes to the event.
Muni Service Notes: The 10 and 19 routes will have reroutes in the area of the event. All lines in the area may experience minor delays and/or increased ridership.
Sunday Streets: Tenderloin
Sunday. 11 AM to 4 PM
Sunday Streets returns to the Tenderloin neighborhood for the second time this season with car-free family fun taking place just north of the Civic Center between Golden Gate Avenue and Ellis Street to the south and north respectively and Larkin and Jones streets to the west and east. Sunday's event will feature live music and DJs, a saxophone tribute to legendary jazz musician John Coltrane in honor of his birthday, a Dogs of the Tenderloin dog show on Ellis Street and much more.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders may take any Muni Metro line to the Civic Center station, the F Market and Wharves Line, as well as the 5 Fulton, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 9 San Bruno, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 27 Bryant, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, 47 Van Ness or the 49 Van Ness/Mission routes to near the event.
Muni Service Notes: The 19, 27, and 31 routes will have reroutes in the area of the event. All routes near the event may experience minor delays and/or increased ridership.
“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.