Saturdays in April, Family: Drop In Activities at Randall Museum
The Randall’s exhibitions are open all day, with special hours for the Golden Gate Model Railroad exhibit, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; drop-in family ceramics classes at 10:15 a.m.; “Saturday Science,” which features a morning workshop that explores the wonders of science with a different activity weekly, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and “Afternoon Art,” with workshops that get artists of all ages creating new works weekly between 1 and 4 p.m. Live animal presentation Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop-in ceramics is $6/person; science workshop $4/child. Randall Museum, 119 Museum Way. Information: 415.554.9600.
April 2 through April 29, Arts: AAWAA Hungry Ghosts Exhibition
Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA), Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, and Manilatown Heritage Foundation present the multidisciplinary art exhibition Hungry Ghosts. Pivoting off of the traditional “Hungry Ghosts” concept, the exhibit explores the ways unresolved personal and collective struggles, which often reemerge into public consciousness in overtly violent or subtle ways, continually haunt us. Opening Reception: April 2,, 6 to 9 p.m. Closing Reception, Literary Reading and Community Potluck: April 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m. Free. I-Hotel Manilatown Center Gallery, 868 Kearny Street. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie Night at Museum of Craft and Design: The Monuments Men
Directed by George Clooney, The Monuments Men follows a World War II platoon tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their owners. The film is loosely based on the non-fiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel. Enjoy watching while sipping local wine and snacking on Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn. Movie run time is 118 minutes. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free to members, $8 for non-members, $6 for students and seniors (65+). Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information: 415.773.0303.
Children: Easter Festival at Ghirardelli Square
Free Easter activities for children, including face painting, balloon art, the Easter Bunny, chocolate and a muscial performance. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 900 North Point Street. Information: ghirardellisq.com.
Public Comment: Muniforward
Comment on proposed transit and pedestrian safety changes along 16th Street. 6 to 7:30 pm. International studies Academy, 655 De Haro Street. Jean Cosby, 415.826.8080.
Arts: Etsy Craft Lab, Creating Mosaic Tiles
Recycled glass artist Teddie Hathaway teaches about glass art history while participants design their own mosaic tile using repurposed material. As a bonus, dust off a cool glass bottle you’ve been saving and bring it in to cut and sand into a custom drinking glass. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Information: 415.773.0303.
April 9 through May 2, Theater: Blackademics West Coast Premiere
Crowded Fire Theater presents the West Coast Premiere of Blackademics by Idris Goodwin. In this funny and forthright production, playwright Idris Goodwin serves up a meal of searing wit, pop-culture humor, and psychological menace in an absurdist take on “post-racial America”. Previews April 9 to 11; opens April 13; performances Wednesday through Saturdays, 8 p.m. Thick House, 1695 18th Street. Prices range from $10 to $35 progressively during the course of the run. Information: crowdedfire.org.
SFAQ Free Lecture: The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market
The market for contemporary art is global; there’s evidence that the preeminence of the U.S. and Europe is beginning to wane; multiple markets have emerged to replace one central art economy. John Zarobell, assistant professor of International Studies and program chair of European Studies will lead a discussion on the evolution of the art market. Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. SFAQ[Project] Space, 449 O’Farrell Street. Free. Information: sfaq.us.
Live Music at Farley’s
Terry Haggerty, original guitarist with Sons of Champlin, solos, with his looper, playing songs by his 1950s inspirations Bill Doggett, Bill Black Combo, and Guy Williams, as well as some classic country tunes. Vocalist Katie Guthorn will sing a few of them. 7:30 to 9 p.m., 1315 18th Street.
Earth Day Street Fair
Speakers from the Green Movement, DIY activities for all ages, three stages of music, electric vehicle showcase and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 22nd Street from Mission to Valencia and Bartlett. Information: 415.602.4926.
Lecture: Tell Me More: Scholarly Voices Across the African Diaspora
Dr. Darieck Scott discusses the monstrous and sexual dimensions of black male imagery in superhero comics, focusing on the character “Blade.” He’ll discuss how comic book male superheroes’ extreme hyper-masculinity becomes uncomfortably exaggerated when the superhero is a black male. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free with MoAD Admission; $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors, children 12 and under free. Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street. Information: moadsf.org.
Live Music at Farley’s
Josh Klipp and Bob Brumbeloe, two members of the local swing band, the Klipptones, bring the “cozy” to sweet jazz. 1315 18th Street. Information: www.klipptones.com
Community: Plant and Bake sale benefits Potrero Kids Preschool. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Daniel Webster Elementary School.
Arts Discussion: Fast Forward: Video Art Conservation from the Studio to Institutions
Fast Forward, moderated by Chris Sollars, will address methods of conservation and storage with video artists, collectors, and institutions which have experienced the challenges associated with backing up, upgrading, and archiving a video format/file. Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. SFAQ[Project] Space, 449 O’Farrell Street. Free. Information: sfaq.us.