| August/September Calendar
Sep 02, 2009
@ Club Amnesia
Town Mountain will be performing at Club Amnesia on Monday, Aug. 10. Town Mountain is led by singer Robert Greer who inspired The Charleston City Paper to refer to him as "The next Big Daddy" (referring to Big Daddy Steve McMurray of Acoustic Syndicate). Club Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. 10 p.m., FREE SHOW. (415) 970-0012. amnesiathebar.com.
@ AT&T Park
Plate to Plate 5K Run/Walk Across Home Plate at AT&T Park, benefiting Project Open Hand. Start and finish line: McCovey Cove, across the Lefty O’Doul Bridge on Third Street from AT&T Park. Sunday, Aug. 30. 9:00 a.m. – Timed run and walk along The Embarcadero and across home plate; post-race festival with live music, awards ceremony, kids corner and health foods. 1:05 p.m. – San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies (Randy Johnson Bobbleheads for the first 20,000 Fans) $39 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under; first 3,000 registrants receive a free ticket to the Giants/Rockies game. More info at platetoplate.org or (415) 447-2316
@ Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored presents new work in printmaking and drawing by Walter Kresnik, Bertha Otoya, Ana Maria Vidalon and Doris Yen from Aug. 13 though Sept. 30. The four artists employ a remarkable expressiveness of line in their mediums, which is further enhanced by their monochromatic palettes. The exhibition is curated by Amy Auerbach and Amy Taub. Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 3245 16th St. (at Guerrero).
@ Mission Cultural Center
• The Sonia Sotomayor Swearing-in Celebration Committee invites San Francisco and Bay Area community to celebrate the important and historic feat of this extraordinary woman, as the first Latina Justice of the US Supreme Court. Sunday, Aug. 23 from 2–5 p.m. Proclamation by Office of Supervisor David Campos. Guest Speakers include María Blanco, Bill Martínez, María Teresa Mejía. Cultural Program by: Sandra García Rivera, Quique y los Pleneros de la 24, Manolo & Pablo Dávila, Miguel Almodóvar, and Héctor Lugo, from La Mixta Criolla at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. (415) 821-1155. Suggested Donation: $10. Wine & refreshments for sale.
• 3Worlds, Myth, Bricks, Prints by Artists Luis Arias Vera, Juan R. Fuentes and Casper Banjo. Curated by Art Hazelwood and Rene Yañez. Aug. 14-Sept. 19. MCCLA Galleries. Opening reception: Friday, Aug. 14, 7-10 p.m. $5. Works on view available for purchase. Check out the first in a series of videos on the exhibition at http://www.youtube.com/user/MCCLAmultimedia#play/all/uploads-all/1/w7IYnrcHWSU.
@ Mission Music Center
The Ladies Banjo Society presents “An Old Fashioned Square Dance”. Swing your
partner to the rockin’ tunes of the Squirrelly Stringband and the Pork Pies. Calling by Jordan Ruyle and Amy Hofer. All ages welcome and all dances taught. Proceeds benefit our friend and world renowned caller Bill Martin. Friday, Aug. 14 from 8-11 p.m.
• Masters of Russian Animation:
The Berkeley-based Gojogo, performs new original instrumental compositions set to films from the compilation “Masters of Russian Animation.” Sat., Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.
$10 - $15 adults / $5-$10 seniors / students / ArtsCard
. For more info visit: http://www.myspace.com/gojogomusic.
• The Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble Presents: Trees and the Beauty of Nature
. Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m.
. Members of the Ina Chalis Opera Ensemble perform vocal selections inspired by trees and the natural beauty which surrounds us all. Performances will be sung in six languages.
• Piano Concert Featuring Original Works by CMC Composers. CMC faculty member Erik Pearson hosts a concert featuring original compositions for piano by Erik Pearson, Jono Kornfeld and Paula Dreyer. Performed by pianists Jennifer Peringer and Paula Dreyer with incidental theater by Kevin Clarke.
Friday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m.
$10 adults / $5 seniors / students / ArtsCard
. CMC Mission Branch, 544 Capp St.
(415) 647.6015. www.sfcmc.org.
@ Temple Nightclub
San Francisco Green Drinks (SFGD) invites the Bay Area green community to Green Generations, a fundraising gala for established organizations that provide environmental education to underserved children.
The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 14 from 5-9 p.m. in the highly suitable Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds will be donated towards nature tours or similar educational activities for groups of children.
Online tickets can be purchased in advance from Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73661. More info at sfgreendrinks.org
@ Galeria de la Raza
Exhibition dates: June 19-Aug. 15. A gallery-as-studio and workshop series (stencil and silkscreen printing) featuring the work of Dignidad Rebelde, the Bay Area artist/activist collective composed of Chuy Barraza and Melanie Cervantes. The exhibition is part of "Contrabando" [Smuggled Goods], an exhibition series that potentially fits in a suitcase, and that through a collaborative effort, invites individual artists or artist collectives to take over the gallery space to create a vibrant, live exhibition/open studio and public meeting place. 2857 24th St. More info at 415.826.6235 or firstname.lastname@example.org, galeriadelaraza.org.
W/ SF Bike Coalition
Gears and Grills Summer Cookout: Join the SFBC and fellow hungry cyclists for a moderately-challenging, scenic ride to a tailgate cookout (destination TBD). No fee to participate — except for your delicious pot-luck contribution! If you want to "cook out," bring a camp stove and a tasty dish to cook. Otherwise, bring a side dish to share. Don’t forget plates and utensils! And an extra layer (or two), this is SF after all. August 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet at the Panhandle Statue, Fell and Baker. Free. Sfbike.org/chain.
@ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Every Sunday from 1-3 PM, families can experience a new adventure in art making free with admission to the Contemporary Jewish Museum. As always, the hands-on fun inspires children to learn more about the exhibits on display in the galleries.
• Gouache on Paper: Investigate the differences between watercolor and gouache paints and create your own beautiful paintings. Sunday, Aug. 16
• Street Signs: Make a street sign using your family name, and then use your imagination to create an imaginary neighborhood that expresses what life in your family is like. Sunday, Aug. 23
• Album Cover Art: Create an album cover masterpiece with you and your family as the musical stars! Sunday, Aug. 30
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets). email@example.com or (415) 655.7800. FREE with regular admission as follows: members and youth 18 and under, Free; General Admission, $10; Students with a valid ID and Seniors, $8.
@ City Art Gallery
City Art holds its third annual theme show based on images inspired by San Francisco — and this means more than pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge and the fog rolling in. Member artists working in all media were invited to interpret the theme as broadly as their imaginations could take them. City Art is located at 828 Valencia Street in San Francisco (between 19th and 20th Streets). The August show will be on view Aug. 5 - 29. Gallery hours are noon - 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. More info: www.cityartgallery.org or (415) 970-9900.
ODC presents House Special 2009: Dance Delivered in 14 Days! Three artists come together for House Special, the culmination of two weeks of full tilt dance making. Paco Gomes' Modern/Afro-Brazilian fusion, Kelly Kemp's edgy and physical work and Pearl Marill's funny and awkward movement explorations make this an evening of exciting dance and intimate discussions! Sat., Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. Sun., Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. TICKETS:
$18 general/ $15 seniors/students/children 12 & under.
Phone: (415) 863-9834. 51 Shotwell St. Between 17th and 18th. Walking distance from 16th Street BART station.
Parking available in the UCSF lot on Shotwell between 16th and 17th for $2 after 6 p.m.
By the Presidio Trust
For the first time, the Presidio Trust, in association with the General Services Administration, will hold a live auction of items collected by the Trust’s salvage department since the U.S. Army’s departure in 1994. Ranging from the eclectic to the conventional, the lots include claw-foot bathtubs and other vintage fixtures; antique furniture; extraordinary pieces of stainless steel and custom cabinetry; even a grand piano and a Hammond organ. Items were recovered from the former Letterman Hospital, the Public Health Service Hospital, and other renovation sites. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the park. Previews: Tuesday and Wednesday August 25 and 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment Presidio Trust Salvage Department’s warehouse, 1243 Appleton St.; also be previewed online at www.presidio.gov/calendar. Live Auction Friday, August 28, 2009 9am-3pm at Herbst International Exhibition Hall, 385 Moraga Ave. on the Main Post. Items will be sold both individually and in small lots. Registration is required. For details visit www.presidio.gov/calendar or call (415) 561-4260.
@ The Randall Museum
The Randall Museum has added new fun after-school science classes for Fall 2009. These classes are designed to get schoolchildren —ages 8 to12— excited about science, fuel their curiosity, and have some hands-on fun too! Kids can delve into the “Amazing Human Body” while learning about blood, bones & body parts; find out how they “Fit into the Natural World” with exploration of the sun, water, soil, bugs, birds & more; or get really cooking with “Kitchen Chemistry” as they learn some cool chemistry with everyday items. General registration begins Sept. 12. Cost: $60 per person per session; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Info: 415.431.3548 or www.sfreconline.org. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way.
@ SF Botanical Garden
Volunteer Opportunity at SF Botanical Garden. Interact with SF Botanical Garden visitors and help make the connection between people and plants! Classes held: 9:30am to 12:30pm, Saturdays, beginning Sept. 12. (There will be one evening session). San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way. $75 fee, includes materials and textbook. Pre-registration is required. Information & Registration: (415) 661-1316 x412 or www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
• Volunteer Training to Lead Children’s Walks at San Francisco Botanical Garden. Training session begins in September at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way. $75 fee includes membership to SF Botanical Garden Society (some scholarships available). Pre-registration is required. Information & Registration: (415) 661-1316 ext. 412 or www.sfbotanicalgarden.org
• Permaculture in the Heart of Wine Country, a Lecture & Tour with Karen Boness of Kenwood Permaculture and Willow Lanscape Design. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 29. Kenwood Permaculture, Kenwood, CA (directions will be provide with registration confirmation). $75 general public; $65 for SF Botanical Garden Society members. Pre-registration is required. (415) 661-1316 x400 or www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
@ The Roxie Theatre
FILM NOIR returns to San Francisco’s Roxie Theater with a vengeance! Elliot Lavine and the Roxie will be showcasing a stupendous 10-day fest of noir classics and curios from the fabled vaults of Columbia Pictures from SEPT. 17 – SEPT. 30. A total of 22 great films-all presented in beautiful 35mm studio vault prints — and none currently available on DVD. Original artwork for many of these titles will be available as well. For more information call (415) 957-1205.
@ Crissy Field
Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sept. 26 in Crissy Field, located in the city’s marina district. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Guest speakers at the event include R.J. Peruman, and Nicci Butler. The event will also include music, refreshments and a thank you prize drawing at the end of the walk. To register, donate or to learn more, please logon to www.outofthedarkness.org.
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