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Now through Sunday 1/22/22Design: Mode BrutMode Brut features unique designs by more than 50 artists from Creativity Explored, a studio-based collective that partners with developmentally disabled people. The exhibition explores the role fashion can play in responding to questions about accessibility, gender roles, and identity. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design,…

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Community Calendar: October 2021

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10/2 SaturdayArt: Don Soker Contemporary Art 50th Anniversary ReceptionDon Soker Contemporary Art was founded in 1971 by Don and Carol Kaseman Soker as the Upstairs Gallery in a Victorian flat in North Beach. Working with the Kyoto-based art venue Gallery Coco and later directly with artists, early shows focused on contemporary Japanese conceptual art, little…

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Community Calendar – September 2021

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Thursday 9/2Theater: Word for Wordcast San Francisco theater company, Word for Word, brings theatrically performed works of literature to a new podcast series, Word for Wordcast. In “A Pair of Eyeglasses,” by Anna Maria Ortese, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, young Eugenia, born with severe myopia, is promised an expensive pair…

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Community Calendar: August 2021

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Now through Saturday 12/4Art: Maia Cruz PalileoCurated by Kim Nguyen, this exhibition features paintings and sculptures from multi-disciplinary, Brooklyn-based artist, Maia Cruz Palileo, inspired by historic Filipiniana stories, portraits, and images, fused with Palileo’s memories and family tales. The exhibit stems from research Palileo conducted at the Newberry Library in Chicago, which has one of the…

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Community Calendar: July 2021

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VirtualAnytimeArt:  Imagining DataData has become a precious commodity; what’s divulged online can be valuable. Preferences and characteristics — related to the personal, societal, political, environmental — can be described through numbers and algorithms. The COVID-19 pandemic has made statistics an international obsession related to contagion spikes, vaccine efficacy rates, and hospital capacities. Data visualization is a…

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Community Calendar: June 2021

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In-personWednesday 6/2 through Monday 9/6Families: Free “SkyStar” Ferris Wheel Rides for Graduating SeniorsThe SkyStar Observation Wheel features 36 enclosed well-ventilated gondolas and views of Downtown to the Pacific Ocean. San Francisco Unified School District graduates who show their school identification at the ticket booth ride free. Regular admission: $18 + tax; 15 percent discount for…

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Community Calendar – May 2021

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VirtualSaturday 5/1 through Sunday 5/9Literature: Bay Area Book FestivalFrom a civil rights activist who wrote what Van Jones called “the book we have been waiting for,” to a Nobel laureate known as “an artist without ego,” there’s something for every reader. $15 to $120. Youth events: free with registration. For more information. VirtualFriday 5/7 through…

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Community Calendar – April 2021

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VirtualSpoken Word: Oral FloristOral Florist, by Rita Bullwinkel, is a sound library of authors, musicians, and artists reading texts encountered in their daily lives, presented as an interactive garden in which visitors click on a bud to watch a flower bloom as they listen to a recording. The petals were gathered from San Francisco flower shops…

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Community Calendar: March 2021

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VIRTUAL3/4 ThursdayHistory: Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and Isaac Julien in ConversationMcEvoy Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Public Library present a conversation between Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and artist Isaac Julien about the legacy of the influential women in the life of Frederick Douglass, 1818 to 1895. 12 to 1:30 p.m. Free. For more…

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Community Calendar: February 2021

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VirtualTuesday 2/2 – History: 3.9 Collective’s Art of Research3.9 Art Collective members discuss research’s role in their creative practices. Archives, libraries, museums and dynamic contemporary communities are resources and sources of knowledge. Panelists will talk about moving from engaged study and learning to interpretation and making. The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of African American artists,…

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Community Calendar – January 2021

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Virtual / AnytimeTravel: Train Rides Around the WorldJourney by train virtually on scenic rides through Asia, Europe, Peru, and the United States https://bit.ly/2WH45Ng Virtual / AnytimeGames: Online Jigsaw PuzzlesFinished all the puzzles in the house? Visit jigsawplanet.com to choose puzzles with from four to 300 pieces. Explore the site for the most played or most…

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Community Calendar – December 2020

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Virtual — AlwaysTravel: Tour of the Great Barrier Reef with David AttenboroughAttenborough, who first visited the Great Barrier Reef more than 60 years ago, gives an introduction and narrates different videos. Free. https://bit.ly/36WGMUB Virtual and In-person — All MonthHolidays: Backstage Art AidWhile the nation waits for live performances to return, the stagehands of the International Alliance of…

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Community Calendar: November 2020

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In-person (by appointment)Now through 11/30/20Art: “What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)”Nancy Toomey Fine Art presents an exhibition of collaborative works by Rodney Ewing and Tahiti Pehrson, “What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next).” Visit the gallery by appointment: nancy@nancytoomeyfineart.com, 415.307.9038, or https://bit.ly/2TpxCcM. Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street. In-personNow through…

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Community Calendar: October 2020

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The Community Living Campaign: Turning Strangers into Neighbors and Neighbors into FriendsCLCs Community Connectors are organized around a group’s needs and interests, offering ways to meet neighbors and link with local resources.  The mantra, “turning strangers into neighbors and neighbors into friends,” summarizes the program’s goal. During shelter-in-place CLC offers many activities on Zoom, including…

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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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