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Community Calendar: Senior Spotlight, September 2020

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FOOD St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal ChurchSt. Gregory’s food pantry is open Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m. for 94107 and 94110 zip code residents, identification isn’t required.  For more information or to volunteer:  415.255.8100; www.thefoodpantry.St. Gregory, 500 De Haro Street, enter on Mariposa Street.  Potrero Hill Neighborhood HouseProject Open Hand’s senior lunch program at the…

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Community Calendar: August 2020: Kids and Family

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8/1 Saturday and 8/2 SundayTheater: “A Kids’ Play About Racism”The performance explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it and explores ideas for what you can do about it. Free. Streaming online. For more information: https://www.akidsplayabout.org/ 8/4 TuesdayWriting: Kids and Teen Writing Workshop What’s your story? Tell the world, in…

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Community Calendar: Senior Spotlight

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By Judy Goddess FOOD St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal ChurchSt. Gregory’s food bank is open Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. It serves 94107 and 94110 zip code residents, but identification isn’t required. The pantry also has a grocery delivery program for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. No pantry on July 4th; home deliveries…

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Community Calendar – June 2020

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Monday 6/1 through Tuesday 6/29Food: Online Cooking School at 18 ReasonsLearn basic knife skills, steaming fundamentals, and more. https://bit.ly/3gtueb1 Mondays 6/1 through 6/29/2020Theater: Storytelling at The MarshMarshStream offers four live pieces on Zoom. Audience members get a chance to perform a short five- to ten-minute piece. 7 p.m. Free. More information. Thursdays 6/4 through 7/9 Education:…

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Community Calendar – May 2020

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Video conferencing is the new norm when it comes to community engagement, with numerous civic groups, theater troupes, and exercise troops gathering online. Still, sometimes you need to leave the house to visit the doctor, gather groceries, or breathe in that fresh Spring air.  Getting where you need to go, without a car, is more…

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Community Calendar – April 2020

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Colleges have shifted to distance learning for the rest of the academic year. San Francisco Unified School District campuses are closed at least until May 1, with private sector gatherings similarly cancelled.  What’s a community calendar to do in the face of a partial pandemic lockdown on communal activities? The View suggests that time can…

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Community Calendar: April 2020 – Helpful Links

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Colleges have shifted to distance learning for the rest of the academic year. San Francisco Unified School District campuses are closed at least until May 1, with private sector gatherings similarly cancelled.  What’s a community calendar to do in the face of a partial pandemic lockdown on communal activities? The View suggests that time can…

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Community Calendar – March 2020

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3/4 Wednesday – Music: Sunny Balopole Sunny Balopole’s repertoire includes many originals, with musical influences from Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Carole King. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street. 3/5 Thursday – Music: Ben BarnesBarnes and his friends play acoustic rock, fiddle, classical pieces, jazz combinations; one show featured a saw. Free. 7:30…

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Community Calendar – February 2020

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Now through 2/9/20 SundayTheater: Playground Solo Performance FestivalThe festival features 12 double-bill performances by 11 local artists, curated to celebrate the intersectionality and diversity that exemplifies the San Francisco Bay Area. Tickets $31.50 to $46.50 with multiple accessibility options available. Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street. For more information and to purchase tickets. Now through 2/13/20…

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Community Calendar – December 2019

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12/5 Thursday – Food: Butter Paddling ClassMake butter and learn about regenerative farming practices.  Comes with three different mini-compound butters, gift ribbons available; light appetizers, cheeses; two drinks, wine and beer; hands-on butter paddling lesson from Daily Driver’s head dairy maker; in-depth education about Daily Driver’s dairy, practices, and philosophy; and recipe cards. $110. 6:30…

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Community Calendar: November 2019

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11/2 Saturday – Dia de Los Muertos: Festival of AltersMarigold Project presents the 26th Annual Festival of Alters. The making and viewing of traditional, contemporary, and experimental altars is a transformative experience that connects us to our ancestors. Bring flowers, eight-inch glass prayer candles, and mementos of loved ones to contribute to the community altars.…

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Community Calendar – October 2019

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Now through 10/6 Sunday — Art: Outdoor Public Art Roller RinkAn art installation that can be experienced, with performances and DJ sets. Free. $5 for rental skates. Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, 2 Marina Blvd. For more information and to reserve skates. 10/2 Wednesday — Music: Stolie Live music by Stolie, a songwriter, musical…

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Community Calendar – September 2019

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Now through 9/22 Sunday (select dates)Theater: San Francisco Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare in the Park returns with a production of As You Like It. Performances at Main Post Lawn in the Presidio, Montgomery Street and Lincoln Boulevard; and at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park, 40 John F. Shelley Drive. Free. For complete listing of show…

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Community Calendar – August

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Now through 8/25 SundayTheater: Innovators ShowcaseThe inaugural Innovators Showcase features 25 performances and staged readings of creative new theatre by the 2019 class of PlayGround’s Innovator Incubator. Production tickets are $26.50 to $41.50; work-in-progress presentations are free/suggested donation Potrero Stage members receive half-off all tickets. Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street. For more information or to…

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Community Calendar – July 2019

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Now through 9/2 MondayArt: San Francisco Museums for AllUnder the San Francisco Museums for All initiative, free entry is available to more than 15 museums and cultural centers to residents who participate in Human Services Agency public benefit programs. Simply show your Electronic Benefit Transfer or Medi-Cal card and proof of residency at a participating location…

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Community Calendar – June 2019

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Now through 6/13Film: San Francisco Documentary FestivalSince 2001 SF DocFest has brought weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the Big Screen, showcasing the best new documentaries from around the world. This year’s festival takes place at Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, and Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street. For complete schedule and to purchase…

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Community Calendar: May 2019

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Now through 5/19 Sunday — History: “Lest We Forget”German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano presents 78 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors as part of an arts and remembrance project, “Lest We Forget,” sponsored by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco. Toscano, a photographer and filmmaker from Mannheim, Germany, has taken portraits of…

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Community Calendar – April 2019

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Now through 4/7 — Flowers: Macy’s Flower ShowMacy’s Union Square location is transformed into a space-inspired floral fantasy world during the 73rd annual Macy’s Flower Show, a celebration of flowers, food, art and music.  “Journey to Paradisios” transports visitors into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure, and discovery through florals and eccentrically landscaped gardens. Free.…

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Community Calendar – March 2019

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Now through 3/17 Sunday — Theater: VioletSet in the early-1960’s, the Tony Award-nominated Violet tells the story of a young woman’s bus ride from Spruce Pine, North Caroline to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she wants to find a televangelist, whom Violet believes will heal the axe scar which cuts across her cheek. Her journey takes a different…

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Community Calendar: February 2019

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Now through 2/10 Sunday – Theater: Playground Solo Performance Festival PlayGround Solo Performance Festival features 11 Bay Area artists, with new works by Ron Campbell, Julie Gieseke, Malcolm Grissom, Emil Guillermo, Michael Phillis, Fred Pitts, Kathryn Seabron, and Talisha Tolliver, as well as special guests Marga Gomez, Matthew Martin, and Nina Wise. The event, initiated last…

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Community Calendar – December 2018

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Now through 4/7 — Art: Gauguin It seems like an awkward time to feature an artist whose breakthrough works were created while he was essentially a sex tourist in Tahiti, one who preferred what we’d now call “underage girls.”  While the exhibit dispassionately names Paul Gauguin’s lovers-cum-victims, it provides no commentary on how today’s viewers are…

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Community Calendar – November 2018

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Now through 11/4 Sunday — Literature: Big Book Sale 2018 Friends of the San Francisco Public Library take overs Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion Pier for its 54th Big Book Sale. Member preview sale and reception All books just $1. Free. For more information. Now through 11/4 Sunday — Theater: The Obligation Film/television/stage star Roger Grunwald (HBO, A.C.T,…

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Community Calendar – October 2018

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10/1 Monday through 10/8 Monday – Military: Fleet Week Much more than just the Blue Angels, this yearly festival and celebration of military power features a full airshow, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, Navy ship tours, live music, a parade of ships underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and more. Free. For a full list of events and more information.  10/2 – Film: Bernal…

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Community Calendar – September 2018

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9/1 Saturday – First Saturdays in Dogpatch A neighborhood-wide event held monthly, rain or shine. Details at LoveDogpatch.com. Bay Area makers, small businesses and food trucks: pop-up in Dogpatch the first Saturday of every month. More info. 9/2/18 through 10/31/18 – Art: Mystical Landscapes Anahid Arslanian, whose work is informed by her love of nature, is…

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