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June 1 through July 16

Exhibit: Jenny Bloomfield

Twinning: Recent Diptychs is an exhibit of new works in oil on canvas in diptych format by Jenny Bloomfield. Born in London, Bloomfield lives and works in Canyon and West Oakland. For these paintings, she explores pairing panels and canvases, with a saturation of color that consists of higher-keyed primaries and secondaries. Reception, June 4, 4 to 6 p.m. George Lawson Gallery, 315 Potrero Avenue. Information:

June 7

Music: Daniel Berkman

Live music by Potrero Hill resident, Daniel Berkman, composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

June 8

Music: Soul Delights

Live music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

June 11

Music: Dutch Masters

Bay Choral Guild presents a-cappella choral music by Dutch master composers from the 16th to 20th centuries, featuring the brilliant counterpoint of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Renaissance composer, organist, teacher, and renowned improviser. A master of complex rhythms, Sweelinck’s musical influence and innovations, including the organ fugue, spread widely across Northern Europe and as far as England and Sweden. The program includes Sweelinck’s Psalm 150 – Or soit loue l’Eternel, a motet for double choir, as well as six motets that vary from simple four-part harmonies to five- and eight-part sonorities. Tickets: $25 general, $20 senior, $10 student. 8 to 10 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal, 500 De Haro Street at Mariposa. Information:

Crafts: Hand-Lettered Chalkboard Frames

Get inspired by the remarkable sign-painting of Kenji Nakayama, and create your own decorative, reusable chalkboard frame!  Design and paint a permanent frame for changing messages while learning about hand-lettering in the process.  The frame will be the perfect place for family notes, shopping and to-do lists, and more. Ages six to 12. $10 non-member child, $5 member child. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information:

June 18

Workshop: Lap Loom Weaving

Artist Kate Nartker will lead participants in a hand weaving workshop using lap looms. Learn basic techniques and foundational weave structures to create your own mini-tapestry to take home. Special thanks goes to Victor De La Rosa of San Francisco State University’s Art Department, for his generous donation of supplies and equipment to this program. Exhibition access, workshop, and light refreshments included. $25 non-members, $15 members. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information:

June 23

Lecture: Carole Beadle

Artist Carole Beadle will lead a discussion about her work and the pieces featured in the Lines That Tie exhibition. A California College of Arts professor since 1968, Beadle focuses on fiber construction and sculpture. Her large-scale fiber and textile-based art plays to the color and texture of the media she uses, with the results recalling the body and other organic shapes. Lecture, gallery access, and light refreshments included. Tickets: $10 non-members, $5 students/seniors, members free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information:

June 30

Music: John Lewis and Gary Schoofs

Featuring covers of Beatles, Eagles, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.