SAN FRANCISCO
10/01/2012 03:37 pm ET Updated Oct 02, 2012

San Francisco Market Street: 2 Blocks Of Art Celebrates Neighborhood Culture (PHOTOS)

Something's going on in Central Market, and it's not free lunch at the new Twitter building.

This month, neighborhood development program Urban Solutions is highlighting the neighborhood with a pair of serious street parties, Mid-Market style.

More than 100 local artists will come together for 2 Blocks of Art, a neighborhood-wide art walk and street party. Sixth street restaurants, bars, nightclubs and theaters will offer deals and discounts, and, thanks to the San Francisco Arts Commission, a serious lineup of musicians, dancers and performers will also be in attendance.

Food and drink specials, live jazz, street art and fire dancers? You had us at food and drink specials.

But the party isn't all that's happening on Market Street this month. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will also be hosting a series of pop-ups in the neighborhood in an effort to breathe life into development opportunities for Market Street. The pop-ups will include food events and temporary displays featuring development ideas.

"It’s really a temporary booth that’s set up where there are going to be plans there and ideas on how you can improve Market Street," said Rachel Gordon of DPW to CBS.

"250,000 people go down this street everyday," she continued. "This is a once in a generation opportunity to see what we want to do to improve Market Street."

Check out the pop-up schedule on the Department of Public Works website, and stop by the next 2 Blocks of Art on October 19. Get a preview of the performance lineup in our slideshow below:

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