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St. Teresa’s School, Pennsylvania Ave & 19th St. Learn more about it at Potrero Hill History Night on Saturday, November 5. Photo: Courtesy of Peter Linenthal

11/2 Wednesday
Politics: District 10 Supervisor Debates
Featuring District 10 candidates Supervisor Shamann Walton and Brian Sam Adam. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food and refreshments 5 to 6 p.m. Free. Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street.

11/2 Wednesday
Design: Pay What You Can Wednesday
Museum of Craft and Design strives to keep art accessible by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions paying whatever amount they wish for entry. New exhibitions, “Robyn Horn: Material Illusions” and “Iris Eichenberg: Where Words Fail,” are on view now. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free (or pay what you can). MCD, 2569 Third Street.

11/3 Thursday
Food: Marion Nestle
Discussion with Marion Nestle, food policy advocate, about her new memoir, Slow Cooked. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, Unit 251.

11/3 Thursday
Storytelling: The Bay Area Moth GrandSlam
A battle of wits and words: fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. 8 p.m. $30. The Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street.

11/5 Saturday
Art: Sketchbook Figure Drawing
Live art demonstration of figure drawing techniques using ballpoint pens with David Tenorio. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. ARCH Art Supplies, 1490 17th Street.

11/5 Saturday
History: Potrero Hill History Night
In its 23rd year, this program, featuring live music, interviews, and historic photographs, will take place at St. Teresa’s Church and cover 142 years of the church’s history. No other neighborhood organization has such a long history of bringing people together on Potrero Hill. Founded in 1880, first located in Dogpatch in 1924, the church building was cut in two with each half dragged up the hill by pickup trucks and reassembled where it stands today. Join History Night to learn more! 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1490 19th Street.

11/5 Saturday
Buy Local: Bayview Uncorked
This family-friendly event will feature tastes from fifteen different food vendors, beverages from five local wineries, four breweries, and three distilleries; experience live art from Bayview Hunters Point artists, and purchase locally-made products from BIPOC-owned businesses. 1 to 5 p.m. $50. Pier 70 Building 12, 420 22nd Street.

11/5 Saturday and 11/6 Sunday
Crafts: Renegade Craft Fair
An inspired marketplace featuring creations by artisans from near and far. The fair is indoors and will proceed rain or shine. Admission is free. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.

11/5 Saturday and 11/6 Sunday
Art: Artspan Open Studios
A beloved annual tradition since 1975, ArtSpan invites you to visit the creative spaces of local artists and purchase work directly from creators. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free to attend.

11/7 Monday – 11/28 Monday
Theater: PlayGround Innovators Showcase
The fourth annual PlayGround Innovators Showcase features new works by the 2022 Innovator Incubator Cohort: Analog Theatre, The Chikahan Company, City Street Artists, Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, Latinx Mafia, Native Writers’ Theater, Poltergeist Theatre Project, Oakland Public Theater and Theatre Cultura. The Innovator Incubator was launched in 2019 to foster new theatre companies and productions with a strong commitment to BIPOC representation. The festival is curated with works ranging from developmental readings to full-fledged debuts, with support from PlayGround and a 2022 California Arts Council Impact grant. Free with opportunities to donate. Performances: Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street; Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley; and simulcast.

11/11 Friday
Opera: La Traviata at the Ballpark
See La Traviata like you never have before. For the first time in 35 years, San Francisco Opera is unveiling a brand new production, with sets built in the Bay Area and tailored to the War Memorial Opera House stage. Enjoy all this with a side of garlic fries. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Free; RSVP required. Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza.

11/12 Saturday
Food: Coffee Festival and Latte Art Competition
Two days. Four heats. Up to 32 competitors. One winner. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20. Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard.

11/12 Saturday and 11/13 Sunday
Holiday: Festival of Lights
A journey filled with rich colors and activities: dance lesson, dance performances, live drumming, DJs, dance party, henna, visuals, lights, photo booths, full bars, complimentary sweets, Indian food truck and more. Bring your Bollywood glam and come experience this one-of-a-kind event. 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $35 – $45. 21+. St. Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard Street.

11/16 Wednesday
Reuse: Repurposed Fashion
Learn how to transform worn-out clothing or otherwise discarded material into something new with Diego Gomez. 6 to 8 p.m. $30. All ages welcome. SCRAP, 2150 Newcomb Avenue.

11/19 Saturday
Holiday: CCA Homecoming & Holiday Fair
CCA’s annual street fair and open house will feature a holiday craft fair, food, music, open studios, for the first time on the San Francisco campus. Free to attend. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street.

11/19 Saturday – 3/12/2023
Art: Joan Brown Retrospective
Born in San Francisco in 1938, Joan Brown created colorful, expansive paintings and lively sculptures inspired by her life experiences in the City — where she lived and worked for much of her life — as well as her international travels. This’ll be the most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in more than two decades. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street.

11/24 Thursday
Holiday: Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz
Held annually since 1975 and organized by the International Indian Treaty Council to commemorate the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes, the ceremony honors the Indigenous Peoples of America. Ferry ticket booth opens at 3:15 a.m. Multiple departures from Pier 33 from 4:15 a.m. to 6 a.m.

11/29 Tuesday
Games: Trivia Night at Barebottle Brewing
Hosted by local comedians. Teams up to six players. Win prizes. 7 to 9 pm. Free to play. Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Avenue.