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9/10/16 – Pressed/stamped metal workshop

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, explore the folk craft of pressed/stamped tin. Use traditional motifs, as well as modern, to make a 3-dimensional art piece for your wall! 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street. Space is limited. RSVP for this free event. For more information: and 415-773-0303.

9/10/16 – PlayGround “Alumni Night” and 2016-17 Season Kickoff

“Alumni Night” will feature performances of the top six plays by PlayGround alumni inspired by the topic “Potrero Hill: Past, Present & Future” and presented as script-in-hand staged readings by some of the Bay Area’s leading directors and actors. 8 p.m. Berkeley Repertory Theater, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley. Purchase advanced tickets online: $15 (general admission), $10 (student), $20 (priority seating). At the door, subject to availability: $20 (general admission). 7-event Monday Night PlayGround subscriptions start at just $70 (includes invitation to a Subscribers-only Reception before the show on Sep 19). For more information, call (415) 992-6677 or visit

9/21/16  – Live Music by Soul Delights

Join us for a lively performance. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

9/22 – 10/22/16 – Crowded Fire Theater presents Bay Area Premiere of Young Jean Lee’s “The Shipment”

Lee uses her razor-sharp and unsettling humor to upend the surface stereotypes and tropes of African Americans that permeate our media, entertainment industry, and the dominant culture (aka White-framed) narrative. Audiences are confronted with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand that force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias. Cost: $15-$35 (previews have pay-what-you-can walk-up tickets).

8 p.m. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. Information:

9/23 – 9/25/16 – Art Explosion Fall Open Studios

San Francisco’s largest Artist’s collective is holding it’s Annual Fall Open Studios. Come see over 100 artists as they exhibit their work from their studios and show in the gallery. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing. Opening Reception: Fri 9/23 7 – 11 p.m. Open Studios: Sat. 9/24 & Sun. 9/25 12 – 5 p.m. Locations: 2425 17th St, and 744 Alabama St. Free Admission.

9/28/16 – Live Music by Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman

Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.