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April 1st through 3rd

Art:  Open Studios

San Francisco’s largest artist collective, with more than 100 creatives, exhibit work from their studios and galleries, including painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers. Support local artists, expand your art collection and find great deals; quality art at studio prices. Opening Reception, April 1st, 7 to 11 p.m.; open studios April 2nd and 3rd, 12 to 5 p.m. Free, including  refreshments. 2425 17th and 744 Alabama streets. Information:

April 2

Community:  Angel Alley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Angel Alley is a green pathway located between 22nd Street and Tubbs on Tennessee Street.  It has been transformed from a 300 feet long fennel and trash covered strip into a palm tree and succulent oasis. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Information:

April 7

Health:  Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

Participants are invited to engage with local businesses and organizations and enjoy valuable resources to help them stay healthy and energized, including presentations from University of California, San Francisco Medical Center professionals on healthy living, insight into how to support active, creative aging, free classes in yoga and meditation, and much more. Stay for the day or attend select sessions. Advance registration highly recommended. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 415.292.1200. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street.  Information:

April 8

Performance:  Denial Is A Wonderful Thing

One woman, three continents, five decades and a lusty affair. From Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, and Catholic schoolgirl to free spirit, Christina reveals all in this one-woman talk story. A workshop performance with discussion afterword. 8 p.m. EXIT Studio, 156 Eddy Street. Free. Information: 415.673.3847

April 13

Music: Daniel Berkman

Live music by Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman, 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.

April 14 through May 28

Theater: The Untamed Stage

The Untamed Stage derives its name from Trude Hesterberg’s Berlin-based cabaret, which the performer founded in 1921. At the end of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm’s repressive government was replaced by the Weimar Republic, whose new constitution allowed for no censorship. Berlin kabarett suddenly produced a flowering of politically, socially and sexually provocative material, in a movement that flourished until Hitler’s ascension in 1933, when most of the performers left the country or were suppressed. Opening night, April 21, 8 p.m. Showtimes: Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.  The Hypnodrome, 575 10th Street. Tickets: $30,  or 415.377.4202.

April 16

Community: Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool Spring Soiree

This festive evening features cocktails, food and music, as well as auction and raffle items. $10 Raffle tickets available from parents at the school; the drawing will be held during the event. 7 to 10 p.m. Gallery 16, 501 Third Street. Information and raffle tickets:; Event tickets: $50,

April 20

Music: Soul Delights

Live music by the ever popular Soul Delights.  7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

April 24

Nature: Annual Native Plant Garden Tour

Presented annually by the California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter. Participants can follow this self-guided tour at their own pace, visiting gardens that range from highly designed to free-spirited and wild. Each garden will be hosted by helpful and knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts, proud to show how, despite four years of drought, San Francisco’s native gardens continue to thrive. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the City. Free. Information and map:

April 30

Fundraiser: 42nd Annual Balboa High Variety Show

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment while helping to promote excellence for Balboa High School programs: music, technology, creative arts, journalism, sports, after-school projects and more. Balboa graduate, class of 1956, and master of ceremonies,  Ken Malucelli,  will introduce the featured performers Talk of da Town, a sensational a cappella quintet, that traces its origins to Balboa, Mission and Wilson high schools,  singing doo-wop, rhythm and blues, gospel, swing and rock, followed by internationally known juggler, Fred Anderson.  Balboa’s JROTC cadets, along with its choir, will round out the program. Balboa’s Calvin Simmons Auditorium; entrance on Onondaga and Otsego streets. Self/free parking in Denman Middle School’s playground, Seneca Street off Cayuga. Doors open at noon, providing one hour for socializing, food and beverages. Showtime at 1 p.m. Single tickets $25, Group (for four) $50. $25 at the door. For advance tickets, contact

May 5

Community Meeting: UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center

2130 Third Street: Child, Teen and Family Center
Thursday, May 5 – 
6:30 p.m.
Minnesota Street Project Art Gallery
1275 Minnesota St.

UCSF invites you to a community meeting to discuss the development of a Child, Teen and Family Center at 2130 Third Street (along 18th Street between Third & Tennessee Streets).

We want to work with our neighbors as we plan for this outpatient center that will provide a beautiful state-of-the-art setting for superior, family-focused mental health care, informed by the latest research in psychiatry and neuroscience.

At this meeting, UCSF will share information about our process for designing and building the center, which will provide services to the community and broader Bay Area, while substantially improving our understanding of illness prevention and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. This project is addressing a critical need for research and training to advance the prevention and treatment of mental illness.  We look forward to our meeting and getting your invaluable feedback.

If you would like to be on our email notification list, please email, specifying the campus site(s) of interest: Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, San Francisco General Hospital. UCSF fully subscribes to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If at any time you feel you have a need for accommodation, please contact UCSF Community & Government Relations at 415-476-3206 or with your suggested accommodation.

Minnesota Street Project Art Gallery (1275 Minnesota Street) is accessible using the MUNI T-Third light rail line and bus #19, 22 and 48. If you must drive, street parking is typically available. (Located across from Philz Coffee.)