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Manny’s Restarts Live Programing Thursday, April 15

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Manny’s Restarts Live Programing Thursday, April 15
“The Future of San Francisco” Outdoor Dinner Series
at Curio SF (775 Valencia)

13 April 2021 – San Francisco, CA:  For the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic, Manny’s (, the popular community gathering spot, restaurant and bookstore, will re-start live/in person programming. Starting Thursday, April 15 at 6pm (doors, 5:30pm), “The Future of San Francisco” Outdoor Dinner Series will kick off at-and-in-partnership with Curio SF (775 Valencia). The first of the four-event series is entitled “Is San Francisco Becoming a Caricature of Itself?” —  a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle columnist Heather Knight and Joe Eskenazi of Mission Local on the state of San Francisco politics.   The event will also be available virtually via Zoom.  The price is$10 for Zoom and $65 per person for a three course meal and the in person event. Tickets are available online at:

“I can’t wait to get back on a stage and dive into important topics with this incredible crew of journalists, artists, public servants and change makers,” said Manny Yekutiel, 31 who founded and runs the eponymous community engagement space and café dubbed “the New Hampshire of California” (KCBS Radio) for its hosting of myriad political events including hosting 17 Democratic presidential candidates. “We’ll be discussing the future of our City as we emerge from this unforgettable year. We’re going to learn and grow together and I’m just glad that we’re back!”

Below is the list of the entire series:

Thursday, April 15: Is San Francisco Becoming a Caricature of Itself? Discussion between journalists Heather Knight and Joe Eskenazi.

Thursday, April 22: Painting the Pandemic & Future of Public Art with Fnnch and Serge Gay Jr. 

Wednesday, May 5What is the Future of the Office in San Francisco? with SPUR CEO Alicia John-Baptiste

Thursday, May 13A New Era of Transit? How Will We Get Around Post Pandemic with SFMTA Board Chair Gwyneth Borden and SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin.

Since opening its doors on Election Night 2018, Manny’s has become an epicenter of community involvement, dialogue and civic engagement having served over 50,000 people, staged over 500 events, donated space to more than 150 area nonprofits and charities, and hosted 17 presidential candidates in his first year alone. Also, in addition to receiving much media and public attention, Manny’s was recognized for his above-and-beyond achievements by the California State Senate as “Small Business of the Year.” 

Manny’s is a people powered, community focused meeting and learning place in the heart of San Francisco that combines a restaurant, political bookshop, and civic events space. Manny’s goal: to create a central and affordable place to become a better informed and more involved citizen. Manny’s offers its events space to nonprofits, activists and civic organizations to spread their message and do their work as well as hosting its own civic and arts related programming. Manny’s kitchen is run by the non-profit, Farming Hope, which hires formerly homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and trains them in the food skills needed to work in the restaurant industry.