April 2014


April 4 — May 10

Theater: E-i-E-i-OY!

Actress Vivien Straus, perhaps best known for her award-winning performance as marketing vice president for the Bay Area’s organic Straus Family Creamery, is betting the farm on her new theatrical show, “E-i-E-i-OY! - In Bed with the Farmer’s Daughter.” The one-woman autobiographical show recounts Straus’ search for love in the 1970s, after moving from her family’s rural dairy in West Marin to San Francisco to launch her acting career. Thanks to Straus’ deep ties with the sustainable

farming community, including having created the New York Times-lauded CheeseTrail.org mobile app, each performance will be followed by a complementary artisan cheese reception. Featured cheese makers include Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Farmstead, and Marin French. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. at NOHSpace theater, 2840 Mariposa Street. 

Ongoing through April 

Community: Programs at the NABE

Tai-Chi: This hour-long practice inspires mind-body connection and effortlessness. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. Zumba: Men, women, children, and seniors can dance with this low-impact exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Chess: Lessons with a chess guru from the San Francisco Mechanics Library and Chess Room. All ages are welcome. Every Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Youth Basketball: Coach Albert Johnson hosts youth basketball. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. Gymnasium. Ages 10 to 18. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. Information: LeeAndrea, 826.8080

April 12

Make Art: Cardboard Ukuleles 

Tour the amazing cardboard exhibition Elevated Corrugated, then come to the Lab and make a musical masterpiece. A drop-in workshop for families of all ages. Free with admission, no registration necessary. 1 to 4 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information: sfmcd.org.

April 12

Community: Cesar E. Chavez Parade and Festival

Commemorate the life and work of the labor and civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez (1927- 1993). Thousands of Bay Area residents, families, students, church and community groups and labor unions participate in this annual event. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon the values that Cesar applied in his work. San Francisco Unified School District honor-roll students will lead the parade. There’ll be music and entertainment, a classic car show, arts and crafts, community service, and a children’s area. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parade begins at Dolores Park and 19th streets. Festival, 24th Street. Information: cesarchavezday.org.

April 12

Health: Free Dental Screenings 

The University of California, San Francisco is offering free dental screenings for adults and children, including fluoride varnish applications. Free. 12 to 5 p.m. Cesar Chavez Festival, 24th Street near Harrison Street. Information: 476.3024.

April 14

Food: Egg Primer

The egg, a precious foodstuff, is often relegated to Saturday and Sunday mornings; many of us are missing out on all the egg has to offer. They’re affordable, accessible, nutritious, and cook quickly. They’re stunning on the plate, and can be an entertaining topic of dinner time discussion. Join Michelle McKenzie for this four-hour primer in which we’ll explore all of the fascinating facets of the egg: history, science, nutrition, and both basic and advanced cooking methods. Tickets: $75. 4 to 8 p.m. 18 Reasons, 3674—18th Street. Information: 18reasons.org

April 16

Film: Tengo Talento

Tengo Talento, by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, is about the new generation of talent in Cuba. Travel on a journey from Havana to Santiago as world-renowned artists search for the next stars in their respective fields: Jazz, Hip Hop and Rumba. The film features Julito Padrón, Jennyselt Galata Calvo, and Yrak Saens. $10; $12 at the door. Museum of African Diaspora, 3316 24th Street. Information: ClenchedFistProductions.com

April 19

Community: Spring Egg Hunt at India Basin Shoreline Park

Join friends and neighbors for the 15th annual spring egg hunt for young and old alike. There will be prizes, eggs, candy, with a barbeque following the hunt. Free. 11 a.m. India Basin Shoreline Park, Hunters Point Boulevard at Evans. Information: Sean, 265.8691.

April 19

Fundraiser: Spring Fling for Starr King Elementary School

Join the community for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in a beautiful setting. Try your hand at bidding to win at the silent auction benefiting the school. Tickets: $45. Parking: $10. 5:30 to 10 p.m. City Forest Lodge, 254 Laguna Honda. For information and tickets: starrkingspringfling@gmail.com.

April 21

Music: Taikoza Live —Taiko Drumming at Children’s Creativity Museum

Taikoza, the masterful Japanese Taiko Drummers, are in San Francisco for one amazing evening of mind-blowing drumming. Back after last year’s sold-out concert, Taikoza hits the stage with a high-energy performance of traditional and original Japanese tunes featuring soulful bamboo flutes and an amazing array of ancestral Taiko drums. The show will include some sensual and colorful traditional dances that you’ll not want to miss. This concert is part of the for the Cherry Blossom celebration. $25 to $35. The Creativity Theater at the Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth Street. Information: creativity.org or brownpapertickets.com/event/581030.

April 25

Film: Teenage 
by Matt Wolf

“Teenagers” didn’t always exist. This living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th century diary entries, illuminates the evolution of a new idea of youth. Teenage is an Oscilloscope release, runs for 78 minutes, is in English, and isn’t yet MPAA rated. Before the “teenager” was invented, there was no second stage of life. At the turn of the century, child labor was ending, ‘adolescence’ was emerging, and a struggle erupted between adults and youth. Inspired by Jon Savage’s book, Teenage gives voice to young people from the first half of the 20th century in America, England, and Germany; from party-crazed flappers and hip swing kids to zealous Nazi youth and frenzied sub-debs. In each generation, adults often mistake youthful unrest for an emotional right of passage. But history proves that rebelling teenagers aren’t just claiming their independence; they’re shaping the future. See website for times and price. Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue. Information: 771.0183 or landmarktheatres.com.


Fundraiser: Shake, Rattle and Roll with SaveNature.org

Join the community for the 20th annual Bowl-the-Planet Party, an evening of unlimited bowling, raffles, prizes, all-you-can eat pizza, and a silent auction on 100+ exclusive items. The funds raised will go toward scholarships that provide hands-on, environmental science programs to children in San Francisco Bay Area public schools, more than 3,500 kids. Tickets: $35 /adults, $15/children, includes unlimited bowling, shoes, and all-you-can-eat pizza. 5 to 8 p.m. Classic Bowling Center, 900 King Drive, Daly City. Information and tickets: bowltheplanet.org or call 648.3392

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