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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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Community Calendar – August 2018

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Now through 9/30/18 – Art: “Truth and Beauty” “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” is the first major exhibition to assemble works by England’s nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood alongside the medieval and Renaissance masterpieces that inspired them. Through loans of paintings, compositions on paper, and decorative arts from international collections, as well as more than…

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Community Calendar: July 2018

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7/4 Wednesday – Independence Day: Safe and Sane Fireworks Show This annual tradition is a community favorite not to be missed. Free. About 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street. 7/4 Wednesday – Independence Day: Watch Fireworks from World War II Liberty Ship Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the Bay Area’s finest fireworks showcase aboard the…

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Community Calendar: June 2018

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Now through 6/14 — Film: SF DocFest Presented by SF IndieFest, the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival returns to the Roxie Theater and New People Cinema. Tickets: $13.50 advance; $15 at the door. All access DocPass is $250. For more information: sfindie.com, 415.662.FEST, or info[at]sfindie[dot]com. Now through 6/17 — Theater: Scapegoat PlayGround’s Festival of New Works 2018…

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Community Calendar: May 2018

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Now through 5/12 Art: Artwork for Bedrooms Artwork for Bedrooms tells the story of eight artists who lived in San Francisco from 2000 to 2008, a period that, until now, has been framed by the Mission School, artists known for sprawling assemblages inspired by graffiti culture. Artwork for Bedrooms draws a parallel narrative from the same moment of young artists…

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Community Calendar – April 2018

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Now through Sat 4/21 Art: California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Fine Arts Exhibition Emerging artists from CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts debut their work in an exhibition at Minnesota Street Project. Opening reception: Saturday, April 14, 3 to 6 p.m. Exhibit: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Minnesota…

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Community Calendar: March 2018

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Now through 3/3 — Fashion: Goorin Brothers Sample Sale Goorin Bros., a fourth-generation, family-owned San Francisco-based company of bold hat makers, hosts a three-day sample sale at the company’s Howard Street headquarters. Hats starting at $15. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Goorin Bros., 1269 Howard Street. For more information. Now through 3/24 — Theater: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.…

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Community Calendar – February 2018

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Now through 2/25 — Theater: Reel to Reel John Kolvenbach (Sister Play, Mrs. Whitney, Goldfish) returns to Magic to direct the world premiere of his own Reel to Reel. Fascinated by the relationship between sound and memory, Kolvenbach wrote the story of a fifty-five-year marriage as told through the simple sentiments of recorded conversations, arguments, and…

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Community Calendar: January 2018

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Now through 1/6/18 – Art: Xiaoze Xie: Nocturnes Xiaoze Xie observes daily life, particularly night scenes, to create theatrically lit, stage-like spaces with an ambiguous atmosphere and mood in paintings and a new video. The subjects in Nocturnes expand on Xie’s long-standing interest in exploring social reality and history. Stylistically, the works resonate with his earlier efforts, evoking…

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Community Calendar: December 2017

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12/2 – Holiday: Deck the Dogpatch Enjoy holiday cheer at this self-guided shopping, food and drink tour of Dogpatch, with popups throughout. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Third and 19th to Indiana and 26th streets. 12/2 -Holiday: Gingerbread Pavilions Be inspired by the “Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts” exhibition to embellish your gingerbread house! Basic components —…

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Community Calendar: November 2017

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November 2 – Community:  Annual Festival of Altars Día de los Muertos is a traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to ancestors, honoring death and the cycle of life. In Mexico, neighbors gather in cemeteries to share food, music, and fun with their extended community, living and departed. The celebration acknowledges that we have a relationship with…

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Community Calendar: October 2017

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October 1 – Food: World Veg Festival The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 18th annual World Veg Festival, featuring speakers, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a nonprofit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical and sustainable living. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

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Community Calendar: September 2017

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9/1 through 9/29 – Family: New Parents Group Meet parents of up to one-year-olds, and learn about San Francisco’s baby-friendly assets.  Enjoy a monthly expert talk or guest speaker. Snacks provided. Free; suggested donation $15.  Every Friday, noon to 1 p.m. Recess, 470 Carolina Street. Please reserve your spot in advance: http://bit.ly/2vXroUT 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 – Film: …

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Community Calendar – August 2017

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Now through 8/31 – Art: Sofia Carmi Mystical colors. Paintings in Oil. Opening event August 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street. For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2vFBIzy Now through 9/24 – Art: Portals Connecting San Francisco to the World Since its 2014 launch, Portals have connected more…

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Community Calendar – July 2017

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Now through 9/7 – Art: Volupté Bringing together sculpture, painting and drawing, Volupté highlights a series of works by San Francisco-based artists Vanesa Gingold and Mary Button Durrell that explore the natural genesis of material and form through light, translucency, surface texture, and structure. Thursdays 5 to 7 p.m. and by appointment. Space 151, 151 Potrero Avenue,…

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Museum of Craft and Design Showcases Pavilions

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For six months, the Museum of Craft and Design will be transformed into “an immersive architectural environment” as part of Architectural Pavilions. The exhibition will be among the Museum’s longest, focusing on the importance of design, in an attempt to appeal to the Bay Area’s robust architectural community. London-based guest curator Mariah Nielson, who grew…

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Community Calendar: April 2017

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Now through 7/2 Art: Lettering and Calligraphy This exhibition uses examples from more than four centuries of typographical practice to examine lettering from many perspectives; as fine art, design, and inspired invention. Included with museum admission. Legion of Honor Museum, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue. More information: https://tinyurl.com/mmq7d2j April 1 – Music: Diego Davidenko Los…

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Community Calendar: March 2017

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March 3 – Food:  Off the Grid With roughly 30 food trucks/vendors, a full bar and live music, Off the Grid is California’s largest weekly street food market. Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m., Fort Mason Center.  For schedule and more information: http://bit.ly/2kOIWAj March 4 – Family: Yoga You’re your baby’s best teacher.  Adult yoga is matched with developmentally appropriate…

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Artist Sofia Carmi Explores Inner and Outer Worlds

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The University of California, San Francisco-Mission Bay Memory and Aging Center is an apt setting to exhibit paintings by Potrero Hill artist Sofia Carmi, who produced the works while healing from the recent loss of her long-time husband, artist Brent Bushnell.  Abstract art often attempts to connect the inner world of feelings and memories with…

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Community Calendar: February 2017

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Now through February 14 Library: Forgiveness Program For the first time since 2009, the San Francisco Public Library is offering their “Fine Forgiveness Program, under which SFPL will waive late fees on all returned books, compact discs, DVDs and other materials, regardless of how overdue they are. For more information: http://tiny.cc/3eatiy Now through February 15…

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Community Calendar: January

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January 5  – Science: Catch a Wave Our universe is awash with waves:  sound waves jostling air molecules, seismic waves shifting the earth beneath our feet, electromagnetic waves vibrating through the vacuum of space. We’re buffeted by traveling disturbances. Come surf a groundswell of wave science and ride the face of big wave culture with…

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Community Calendar: December

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Now through 1/1/2017 Outdoor Exhibit:  Winter Walk SF Back after its popular inaugural year, this year’s Winter Walk features food vendors, live performances, appearances by the Macy’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s window puppies, and other wintery surprises. Free.  Stockton, between Geary and Ellis streets. For more information: http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/winterwalksf Now through 1/29/2017 Science Exhibit:…

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Community Calendar, November

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11/5 MakeArt: Hand-Stamped Holiday Design and carve your own temporary or reusable rubber stamps, then use them to make your own cards, tags, and papers for sending or gifting. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10 non-member child, $5 member child. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information: http://sfmcd.org/event/mcd-makeart-hand-stamped-holiday/ or 415.773.0303. 11/8 ELECTION…

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Community Calendar: October 2016

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10/5  Book Launch: Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew Lucinda Scala Quinn is an evangelist for daily family meals. Her book offers survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more. Free. 6:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Omnivore Books on…

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