LGBTQ: Queer Rebels Fest
Queer Rebels Fest 2016 features two separate shows: 1) Black Queer and Trans Voices, 2) LGBTQ of color histories of art and activism, and 3) The Fight for Home. Fierce drag queens dance off the Google buses of San Francisco; Black and Asian communities join forces in the struggle for racial justice, instigated by the LA Riots, Rodney Kings beating, and Tian Sheng Yus death in Oakland.; A Two-spirit artist journeys in gender to find home within the self; Black Lives Matter, stretching now and into infinity with Afrofuturism. Home is Displacement, a transtastic Hà Ni music video/ visual poem on the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War. For a Chican transgender teen in LA, what is home but a haunting? In Vietnamese, the word nc means water, country, nation, and homeland. To ask nc nào? is to ask, Where is your country? Where is your home? Tickets: $15 to $25. African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street. Tickets and Information: queerrebels.com.
July 2 and 3
Music: Fillmore Jazz Festival
Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend. From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fillmore and Geary streets. Information: fillmorejazzfestival.com.
Family: The Red Panda Acrobats
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance, and dexterity. Free. Yerba Buena Children’s Garden, 799 Howard Street. Information: ybgfestival.org/events.
July 8 though 9
Dance: Family Seasons
A multi-disciplinary dance work, Family Seasons is a trio performance by Marina Fukushima and her parents exploring on stage the layers between family, work, and changing relationships. The project also looks at the existence of different silences that are unique to family. For example, the silence that exists within deeper relationships between parents and children, and the silence that creates isolation, disconnection, and difficult unsaid areas. $15 to $18. 8 p.m., NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street. Information: 415.378.6759.
Running: Across the Bay 12K & 5K
The 33rd Across the Bay 12K & 5K run begins in Sausalito and finishes in Aquatic Park. Be a part of a run that attracts thousands of runners each year. This run supports Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a non-profit that helps kids suffering from mental health issues such as abuse, neglect, and trauma. Price varies. 6 to 11 a.m. Information, tickets and registration: edgewood.org/acrossthebay.
Lecture: Kevin Kelly: The Next 30 Digital Years
Since the mid-1980s Kevin Kelly has been creating, and reporting on, the digital future. His focus is the long-term trends and social consequences of technology. Kellys new book, THE INEVITABLE: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, is a grand synthesis of his thinking on where technology is heading in the next few decades, and how we can embrace it to maximize its benefits, and minimize its harms. Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and is a founding board member of The Long Now Foundation. Tickets: $15. 7:30 p.m., Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Avenue. Information: 415.561.6582.
Music: Soul Delights
Live Music by the ever-popular Soul Delights. Join us for a lively performance. 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
Community: GBD Meeting
Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District General Board Meeting. Working together to green-up, clean-up and beautify public spaces in Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill. Board of Directors meeting. Free. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tivoli Room at UCSF, 654 Minnesota Street. Information: www.dnwph-gbd.org.
Music: Daniel Berkman
Live Music by local 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 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
Family: Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists
In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion, and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the humble cajón, a simple wooden box usually played by a percussionist seated atop it. Free. 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Yerba Buena Children’s Garden, 799 Howard Street.
July 30 and 31
Antiques: Vintage Paper Fair
This fair is one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, and more. Free. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. County Fair Buidling, Golden Gate Park. Information: vintagepaperfair.com