September 1st – Writing: Radar Reading Series at SF Library
The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic event that features independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading consists of four dynamic performers, followed by a lively question and answer session with the audience. Ask a question and get a free home-made cookie. 6 to 9 p.m. San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. Free. Information: 415.557.4277.
September 2nd – Family: San Francisco Zoo Free Admission Day
The San Francisco Zoo is Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round. Enjoy seeing 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, along with many zoo activities and events. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Great Highway, between Skyline and Sloat Boulevards. Must be a San Francisco resident; bring one of the following: valid driver’s license, valid identification card, or a utility, phone or other local bill that has your name and address, along with a current, valid photo I.D. Information: sfzoo.org.Information: http://www.somarts.org/makingascene/
September 3rd – Art: First Look @ First Look
Be the first to see the Asian Art Museum’s new exhibition First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian. The evening’s centerpiece will be a conversation, at 7 p.m., with First Look artists Manuel Ocampo and Chen Man, moderated by assistant curator of contemporary art Karin Oen. Beats by Hakobo, museum tours and cash bar. 6 to 9 p.m., Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street. Free with museum admission; $5 after 5 p.m. Information: asianart.org/events.
Art: Etsy Craft Lab at MCD
Decorate your house for fall with a burlap banner. Hang it outside on the door or inside on the mantle for a seasonal charm that can’t be purchased in stores. Rebecca Saylor of Oodle Badoodle will lead the way. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. $10 non-members, $5 members. Information: 415.773.0303; http://www.sfmcd.org
September 9th – Live Music at Farley’s: Daniel Berkman
Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
September 12th – Family: Family Day at Museum of Craft and Design: Quilling
Explore quilling, a deceptively simple craft that relies on strips of paper and a simple tool to create intricate designs on paper. Finished creations make for beautiful cards, tags, wall-hangings and more. 1 to 4 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Free with Museum admission; $8 general, $6 student/senior, 12 and under complimentary. Information: http://www.sfmcd.org
September 12th – Community: Corovan Site Hearing
Come to an informational meeting about the Corovan site’s Environmental Impact Report. Noon. San Francisco Planning Commission, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.
September 17th – Community: Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s 7th Annual Party and “Shop Local” Silent Auction
Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s “Shop Local” Silent Auction is a party for the community and a fundraiser for the club’s many educational and service-oriented activities. PHDC’s 7th Annual Party and “Shop Local” Silent Auction features a live jazz trio with fantastic local musicians, great food from club members and local eateries, and lots of items for bidding from wonderful Hill and Dogpatch merchants, many of whom are new to the neighborhood. No-host bar. 5 to 8 p.m. Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street at 22nd. Free and open to the public. Information: PHDemClub.org or Facebook page.
September 19th – Live Music at Farley’s: Soul Delights!
The ever-popular Soul Delights return to Farley’s. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
September 23rd – Alzheimer’s Disease: Latest Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans live with the disease. Dr. Geoffrey Kerchner, from Genetech and Stanford University’s School of Medicine, will discuss his research and new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease. 5:30 p.m. San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. Free. Information: 415.557.4277.
September 25th – Friday at Farley’s
Spoken Word Open Mic Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
September 27th – Sunset Piano at Starr King Open Space
Starr King Open Space’s 30 year anniversary celebration continues, with a special Sunset Piano performance. Families, kids, neighbors and friends of the Open Space are welcome. 5 to 8 p.m. Starr King Open Space is located at 23rd and Carolina streets. Free and open to the public. Information: starrkingopenspace.org.