Through October 11
In the world premiere of JC Lee’s CRANE, directed by Mina Morita and performed by Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, when Sadako stumbles into a mountain cabin in the dead of winter she meets Bradley, a young, hermitic artist who once created a great art work but has since descended into mediocrity. He now risks being dropped by his pushy agent if he doesn’t produce another masterpiece. After taking in this mysterious woman, Bradley discovers that Sadako has her own secret talent that could potentially save him. But at what cost? Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets: General Admission, $15-35. NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street. Information: 415.322.0859.
October 3rd – Family: Bayview’s 8th Annual Family Health Fair
This event features healthy foods, health care advice, children’s gardening activities, family entertainment and more. This year’s theme is putting families first through nutrition, fitness, mental health services and prevention of chronic health conditions. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Southeast Community Facility at 1800 Oakdale Avenue. Information: 415.821.1534.
October 4th – Culture: Filipino American History Month Celebration
Ugnayan Lahi: Weaving a Cultural Tapestry marks the Asian Art Museum’s Annual celebration of community, arts, history and language, emceed by Mel Orpilla and Kae Hope Echiverri Ranoa (aka Hopie). Hear from longtime community leaders, meet rising artists, and dance to traditional and contemporary music. This year is the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of legislation that eliminated strict immigration quotas, resulting in a vibrant Bay Area Filipino community. 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Information: asianarts.org/events.
October 9 through November 7
Art: SOMArts Dia de los Muertos Exhibit
Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, this exhibition presents a visually stimulating and superabundant array of perspectives that remember, honor, and celebrate the dead. Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and personal and collective histories, more than 25 altars by 50 Día de los Muertos artists result in a dense environment of creativity that encourage meaningful reflection. Opening Night, October 9th, 6 to 9 p.m., $12 to $15, features music and theater ensemble Loco Bloco’s Brazillian Samba. Advance tickets encouraged. Tickets: shadowcloses.eventbrite.com. Information: somarts.org/shadow
October 10th – Kids: Saturday in the Park
The festival features a wide range of entertainment at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater; Tree Frog Treks, exhibits from The Exploratorium, bubbles, balloons, and more will add to the merriment. Bring a picnic meal and enjoy the day. Free. John McLaren Park, 40 John F. Shelley Drive. Information and schedule of events: 415.413.7501, mclarenparksf.org.
October 14th – Music: Live Music at Farley’s
Local Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa). 7:30 to 9 p.m. 1315 18th Street. Information: 415.846.2671.
October 17 – 18
Dance: 12th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances
This year’s route will follow Muni’s T-Line from Mission Bay to Bayview. Each year Epifano Productions matches artists and ensembles with specific sites, inviting them to create an eight to 15 minute piece in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the area. More than half-dozen site-specific performances are programmed. The starting point for this year’s event is the Bay View Boat Club. 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Information: epiphanydance.org.
October 21st – Public Hearing: UCSF Environmental Impact Report Meeting
University of California, San Francisco wants to develop a research building at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) along 23rd Street between Vermont and Utah streets. Additionally, the City and County of San Francisco is proposing to expand the SFGH public parking structure at 2500 24th Street. The proposed UCSF research building would meet UC seismic safety requirements, and would be five stories tall and approximately 175,000 gross square feet. UC would acquire the site through a long-term ground lease. This meeting provides an opportunity for community members to discuss the scope and content of environmental information they want to see included in the project’s draft environmental impact report. 7 p.m. SFGH Cafeteria, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Second Floor. Information: 415.476.3024.
History: 16th Annual Potrero Hill History Night
This year’s event features employees from the Cable Car workshop in Dogpatch and Champion Cable Car Bell Ringer Byron Cobb, plus Potrero Hill Middle School original teachers Jack Jaqua, Jeff Tholander and Marc Christiansen. Produced by the Potrero Hill Archives project, this event is sponsored by the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. Begins at 5:30 p.m. with pizza and desserts; program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. International Studies Academy, 655 De Haro Street. Free (donation for food). Information: 415.863.0784.
October 24th – Neighborhood: Pet Parade
Farley’s 25th Annual Pet Parade is almost as old as Farley’s itself. There have been thousands of competitors over the years, including iguanas, birds, goldfish, mice and even a few brave cats, not to mention the thousands of dogs. 1 p.m. 1315 18th Street. Information: 415.846.2671.
Culture: Library MakeArt Workshop at Potrero Branch: Dia de los Muertos
Honor a special loved one, or your ancestors as part of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Design and create a miniature, portable altar with all the features to make visiting souls welcome. 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street. Free. Information:415.733.0303.
October 30th – Open Mic: Friday at Farley’s
A night of poetry, spoken word and performance art. Participation is encouraged. 7 to 9 p.m. 1315 18th Street. Information: 415.846.2671.