| Oct./Nov. Calendar
Oct 26, 2009
Tango at ¡La Milonga de Chocolate! Ghirardelli Square. Corner of Larkin and North Point Streets, Friday, Oct. 16, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Donation; $10. An Argentine tango milonga hosted by TangoCalifia’s, Beatrice Bowles and Terence Clarke. Note: Outdoor seating, fine wines and delicious food available from Cellar 360. This is an outdoor event. Dress in layers!
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.
@ El Rio
Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents Comedy Returns to El Rio with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Kenny Yun, Loren Kraut, DJ REAL, Toby Muresianu, &
Lisa Geduldig. Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. El Rio, 3158 Mission St @ Precita, Tickets: $7-$20 (Pay whatever you want.) http://www.brownpapertickets.com - 800-838-3006. must be over 21. More info (415) 522-3737. http://www.elriosf.com or http://www.koshercomedy.com.
@ 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
@ 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.
@ The Make Out Room
The Romane Event Comedy Show. October 28th, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Paco Romane Hosts, w/ Big Al Gonzalez (Club Deluxe), Rachel Rockwood (5 Funny Females), Trevor Hill, Danny Delchhi (The Rocket Room) and Music by Dj Specific. The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St. $7. 21+. (415) 647-2888 or http://www.pacoromane.com.
@ CCSF Gough Facility
The Board of Trustees of CCSF will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium at the College’s 33 Gough Street Facility. The public is invited to attend. This meeting will be videotaped and telecast Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on EaTV Cable Channel 27, beginning Oct. 28. For further information, visit City College of San Francisco Website at www.ccsf.edu
Supporters of No on Prop. D are recruiting volunteers to hand out leaflets against Proposition D. Prop. D is a San Francisco ballot initiative that seeks to install flashing electronic billboards on Market Street. Visit www.nonewbillboards.org for details. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
@ Elbow Room
After a 3 year hiatus Bay Area’s Latin Alternative Power House OriXa, one the most sought after Latin Alternative outfits from the Bay Area and the US, returns Sat., Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. at Elbow Room. Tickets $10. 647 Valencia St. (415) 552-7788. www.elboroom.com.
@ Brava Theatre
Brava's season opens with Action! Futurism Projected and Performed on
Oct. 18. 4 p.m. $10 (films and plays, featuring Thais). 6 p.m. FREE Theatrical Performances Only. 7:30 p.m. $10 (films and plays, featuring Futurist Life Redux. Both shows available for $15. Then mingle with Brava, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena, The Italian Institute, Center for the Book and UC Berekely at the post show reception with complimentary appetizers and drinks. Visit www.brava.org for more information
Join the SF Bicycle Coalition in car-free Golden Gate Park for a group effort to get our kids riding without training wheels. Bring bike, helmet and a snack to share. We'll take care of the rest. Heavy rain cancels. Nov. 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. Gather at JFK Drive, West of Conservatory Dr. Golden Gate Park. Free! Questions? Call Neal at 415-431-2453 x312. http://www.sfbike.org/?chain.
Bicycle Craft Workshop. Bring your creative energy to a hands-on craft workshop for cyclists. SFBC will be sharing ideas and making several crafts from discarded bicycle parts. Materials provided, but bring your small wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, or scissors if you have them! Contact email@example.com for more info. Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m. SFBC HQ; 995 Market Street, Suite 1550. http://www.sfbike.org/?chain.
• Explore the city and sites on this 2-hour architecture tour as you ride around the Richmond District looking at 9 of the Reid Brothers’ Projects. Eat lunch before, but you’ll stop for a snack. SFBC recreational rides are free for SFBC members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides. Nov. 7; 1:30pm push-off. Gather at Velo Rouge Café, Arguello @ Cabrillo. http://www.sfbike.org/?chain.
@ Intersection for the Arts
Intersection for the Arts proudly presents One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran, a project organized by San Francisco-based artist Taraneh Hemami and Tehran-based artist Ghazaleh Hedayat of modern day Tehran, Iran. Featuring the work of eight artists living in Tehran - Nima Alizadeh, Saba Alizadeh, Mohammad Ghazali, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Abbas Kowsari, Mehran Mohajer, Neda Rezavipour, and Homayoun Sirizi - alongside new work by San Francisco-based artist Taraneh Hemami, this exhibition compiles a collective narrative of everyday Tehran, demystifying life in a country that has been misunderstood and maligned for decades. Wed, Nov 4 - Sat, Jan 23, 2010, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. FREE Gallery hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon-5pm
The Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 4 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
VIP Members Reception: Wednesday, November 4, from 6-7pm. 446 Valencia Street (btwn 15/16).
@ The Roxie
ART & COPY— a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), which reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time Opens Nov. 6 at the Roxie. For more info visit artandcopyfilm.com.
@ Community Music Center
San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra, Achille Bocus, Conductor. Works of Haydn, Mozart and Schumann in the novel medium of a Mandolin Orchestra. Community Music Center. 544 Capp Street, Nov. 7, Sat. 7.30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 Seniors/Students/Arts card.
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