| Sept./Oct. Community Calendar
Sep 25, 2009
@ Everett Middle School: Everett and Horace Mann Middle schools will host a collaborative event at Everett from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, with keynote speaker Rodney Santos, Dean of Student Affairs at San Francisco City College. The event will also feature the presentation of a proclamation of support for GEAR UP at the two middle schools from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office staff. 450 Church St.
@ Dolores Mission: As part of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Mexico's Independence, the Mexican Consulate & Chicana Latina Foundation Present Internationally Renowned Mexican Recorder Player Horacio Franco, one of the most successful Mexican classical musicians. His vast repertoire ranges from renaissance, baroque and contemporary works. Thursday, Sept. 17 - 6:30pm @ Dolores Mission. FREE.
@ Mission Cultural Center: Bohemian Night Soiree: Join Luis Arias Vera and friends in a night full of music, dance, poetry, performance and live painting. Saturday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. Free. MCCLA Main Gallery. 868 Mission St. More info at (415) 821-1155. www.missionculturalcenter.org.
@ SOMArts: Join Precita Eyes Muralists on Sat., Sept. 19 from
6:30 - 9:30 at
SOMArts Cultural Center,
934 Brannan Street (near 8th Street) for evening of "Community Art from the Heart" and the book premiere: "Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo."
Silent and Live Auction, SS Participatory Musical Performance. Contributing Celebrities: Mayor Gavin Newsom,
Peter Berg, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Judy Goldhaft,
Charlie Varon, Geoff Hoyle. General tickets $35 · VIP tickets $50. For advanced tickets & more information, call (415) 285-2287 or visit www.precitaeyes.org. Tickets available now or at the door.
@ The Darkroom: Fresh from their comedy tour this past July, San Francisco comedians Paco Romane and Brett Duggan return this Fall, with the original sketch comedy production TESTIGIGGLE, at The Darkroom Theater. From history lessons by a war loving father, to a confused mail room clerk, Testigiggle pays tribute to the comedy of the every day and explores the ridiculousness of modern life while focusing on the comedy of miscommunication. Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets $10. More information at pacoromane.com/sketch.html. The Darkroom Theater 2263 Mission St.
@ ODC Theater: ODC Theater Presents Dandelion Dancetheater’s MUTT: A dance-play where live folk and blues, piercing physicality and dreamlike story-telling collide to examine the identity and afterlife of a young girl. This is the story of Miyo, a mixed-race girl born in an internment camp during WWII to a Japanese American internee and a Caucasian prison guard from Texas. With narration in both Japanese and English, kimonos and cowboy boots fuse in this surreal expression of an afterlife. Contains nudity. $18 General/ $15 Seniors/Students
ODC. For tickets call (415) 863-9834
or e-mail: email@example.com. Fri-Sat, Sept. 18-19 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St.
@ CCSF and SF Public Library: Finding Jobs and Careers: In this workshop students will learn where to locate and how to use job and career resources at both the San Francisco Public Library and City College of San Francisco. Additionally students will be introduced to a number of job search and career guidance Web sites. Basic ability to navigate the Web is required. No registration required. Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. City College of San Francisco Mission Campus Library. 1125 Valencia St., Room 408
• Como Encontrar Trabajo y Carreras: En este taller los alumnos aprenderán como localizar y utilizar los recursos de empleo y de carrera en la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y el City College de San Francisco. Además, los estudiantes serán introducidos a una serie de búsqueda de empleo y orientación professional en los sitios de la red. Capacidad básica para navegar la red es necesaria. No es necesario registrarse. Jueves, 1 de Octubre, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. El la sucursal de la misión del City College de San Francisco. 1125 Calle Valencia, Cuarto 408.
@ City Art: “The Sacred and the Profane”: Member artists have been invited to interpret the theme of "The Sacred and the Profane" as broadly as their imaginations allow for a new theme show in the backroom. Media include paintings, photography, water colors, digital imagery, and more. Opening Oct. 2, 7-10 p.m. Exhibit runs from Sept. 30-Oct. 31. Gallery hours: noon-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 828 Valencia St. More info at www.cityartgallery.org or (415) 970-9900.
@ The Makeout Room: The Romane Event Comedy Show Anniversary Show! Paco Romane Hosts, w/ headliner Dan Wilson (Underground Comedy Sensation), Dave Thomason (The Purple Onion), Phil Johnson (The Punchline), Emily Heller (Things We Made) and Music by Dj Specific. Sept. 30. Doors 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St. Cost: $7.00. 21+. Public info: (415) 647-2888 or www.pacoromane.com.
@ City College: The Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District (City College of San Francisco) will hold its regular public monthly business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the College’s Southeast Campus, 1800 Oakdale Ave. This meeting will be videotaped and telecast Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on EaTV Cable Channel 27, beginning Sept. 30. For further information, visit www.ccsf.edu.
@ Allsteel Design Center: La Casa de Las Madres hosts aredHOTparty — A celebration of 33 outspoken years against domestic violence. All proceeds of the event support San Francisco's oldest domestic violence shelter and loudest domestic violence advocate – La Casa de las Madres. $50.00: Individual Advance Purchase/$60 at the door. Thursday, Oct. 1, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. For tickets call (415) 503-0500. Allsteel Design Center, Four Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 94111.
@ Mission Public Library: Celelbrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Mission Branch Library Sat., Oct. 3 from 12-3:30 p.m. The event will begin with De Colores, dance and music from Mexico from 12-1 p.m. in the children’s room. Wear a traditional costume, play instruments, learn about Mexican culture, and dance! (costumes will be provided). Tango Argentino, the roots, history, and examples of Argentine tango dance and music from 1– 2:30 p.m. Maria Medina Serafin, bilingual poeta/percussionist and sonera of salsa music from 2:30-3 p.m. Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca, traditional Aztec dance of ancient Mexico from 3-3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 300 Bartlett St. @ 24th St. between Mission and Valencia. For more info call (415) 355-2800. FREE.
@ Galería de la Raza: Some of the Bay Area's best comedians are coming together for a monthly series of stand up comedy shows at the historic Galería de la Raza. Half of all proceeds go to the Galería to support their arts and performance programming. The comedy showcase will be hosted by Marc Abrigo and feature Evert Villaseñor, Daryus Monday, Chris Storin, Emily Heller, Mollica Sokhom, and Jason Rogers. Wed., Sept. 23 – 8 p.m. Admission: $10, Members Free.
• Come on out to the Galeria as we pull out a card from one of Latin America’s favorite pastimes: Loteria! Cards start at $5. Plus, Herbert Siguenza of the revered Culture Clash will be calling the cards and mixing the fables with the fibs, and the drinks with the winners! Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:55 p.m. 2857 24th St. (415) 826.8009. firstname.lastname@example.org. galeriadelaraza.org.
@ Thrillpeddlers’ Hypnodrome: Thrillpeddlers present…SHOCKTOBERFEST!! 2009 – The Torture Garden Performances Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Previews Oct. 1 & 2 (Thurs. & Fri.) Opening Night Thurs., Oct. 8. The show continues through Fri., Nov. 20. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/79961 or by calling 800/ 838- 3006. $25 general admission / $69 for “Shock Boxes” and “Turkish Lounges” (admits two). Thrillpeddlers’ Hypnodrome is at 575 10th St., in SF. (Bryant & Division sts.) SPECIAL SHOW: Halloween, Sat., Oct. 31, SHOCKTOBERFEST!! 2009 will be presented at midnight.
@ Creativity Explored: “Science” Fiction features a fantastical array of renderings by Creativity Explored studio artists depicting characters, landscapes, and vehicles from the world of science fiction TV, film, and pulp fiction, as well as original conceptions of futuristic places and beings. In this lively show, images of iconic characters such as the Robotrix, from Metropolis, Robbie the Robot, C3PO, Darth Vader, General Ursus, and Mr. Spock and the crew of the Enterprise will populate the gallery at Creativity Explored, while renderings of scenes from classic films and TV shows further advance the science fiction theme. Opening reception: Oct. 8, 7–9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear science fiction attire to the reception. Exhibition Dates and Times: Oct. 8–Nov. 21. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1–6 p.m. Creativity Explored Gallery; 3245 16th St. at Dolores Street. More info at (415) 863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org
W/ SFBC: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) wants to help more people substitute one short car trip with a bicycle trip just one day a week. So, encourage a friend or co-worker to pedal with you to an SFBC Energizer Station on Gas-Free Fridays and fuel up on coffee and snacks. In San Francisco, half of all driving trips are less than two miles in length, a distance easily traveled by bicycle. October 9, 16, 23, 30; 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct 9- Fell @ Masonic, Oct 16- 7th @ Folsom, Oct 23- North Point @ Polk, Oct 30- Market @ 6th. http://www.sfbike.org/independence. Free!
• Join SF Bicycle Coalition for a day full of exciting bicycling activities at the SFBC’s 3rd Annual Family Day! Enjoy this satisfying car and care free Sunday in the park, where everyone can feel safe while participating in events such as a family bike parade, a bike scavenger hunt, learning how to become free from training wheels, safety clinics and even just peddling around. Come on out and celebrate biking for all ages! Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Doughboy Meadow, Golden Gate Park. http://www.sfbike.org/familyday. Free!
In Potrero Hill: The Potrero Hill Festival returns to the hill with a full day of fun, food, music and community activities planned. The Festival, which is a benefit for the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House takes place on Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets for the Jazz Brunch are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 7 years of age. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro St. For information please call 415-826-8080 or visit www.potrerofestival.com.
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