Festival: How Weird Street Faire
How Weird Street Faire is a menagerie of attractions, including a world-renowned music festival featuring 10 stages with different styles of dance music, an open air art festival filling an expanded Art Alley, a unique market of interesting vendors and delicious food, and a platform for performers of every type. People in colorful costumes from around the world will celebrate diversity, multi-culturism, and peace. This year’s theme is “The Cosmic Stew”, a fusion of individual perspectives on different ways of living. The Faire celebrates acceptance, demonstrating that differences can be a good thing, and being weird is wonderful. It’s a weird, weird world that’s becoming more connected every day. Noon to 8 p.m. Howard and Second streets. $20 for a Magic Sticker at the faire. Information: howweird.org.
Community Meeting: 2130 Third Street: Child, Teen and Family Center
The University of California, San Francisco will hold a meeting to discuss development of a Child, Teen and Family Center at 2130 Third Street, along 18th Street between Third and Tennessee streets. Help plan this facility, which’ll provide a state-of-the-art setting for family-focused mental health care, informed by the latest research in psychiatry and neuroscience. UCSF will share information about its process for designing and building the center, which’ll offer services to the broader Bay Area while improving understanding of illness prevention and treatment of children, adolescents and adults. 6:30 p.m., Minnesota Street Project Art Gallery, 1275 Minnesota Street. Information: 415.476.3206.
Health: Center of Excellence in Health Street Fair
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health celebrates its 20th anniversary with a street fair that’ll feature activities for children, such as face painting, clowns, and balloon artists; live entertainment, including “SF Slam Master” poet Mona Web and all-female salsa jazz band Azúcar Con Aché; and yoga, basketball, Zumba, and Tai Chi activities. Healthy sandwiches, snacks, and desserts, including authentic Mexican and traditional Jamaican food, will be for sale. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2356 Sutter Street. Information: 415.353.7481
Community: Exploring Hunters View
In honor of Bike Month, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition will host a ride through Bayview to explore the new community at Hunters View. Built in 1956, the 256-unit public housing project provided workforce housing during World War II; it was never intended to be permanent. Over time, the development became virtually uninhabitable. The City and County of San Francisco launched a revitalization effort in 2005, which has created an almost 800-unit, mixed-income complex with on-site relocation for existing residents. This will be a roughly two hour tour, including 30 minutes of slow pace biking to/from Hunters View. Your bike must be in good condition and you should be comfortable biking on hills and urban streets. Meeting location will be announced upon registration. Free for SFHAC members. Non-members: $10. Registration and Information: http://www.sfhac.org/event/bike-ride-to-hunters-view/
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.
May 11th and May 25th
Community: Green Benefit District
Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District general board meeting to discuss how to green, clean, and beautify public spaces. Free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tivoli Room, UCSF, 654 Minnesota Street. Information: www.dnwph-gbd.org.
Community: Starr King Open Space Annual Meeting and Election
The meeting will include a special presentation on the status of the Coral Road removal project. If you’re a Potrero Hill resident and would like to help preserve neighborhood grassland, consider running for one of the three open seats on the board. Apply online. All residents, renters and homeowners, 18 and older are eligible to run, as well as vote for candidates at the meeting. Doors open a half-hour early for an informal meet and greet with candidates. Pizza donated by Goat Hill Pizza. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Starr King Elementary School, enter via Wisconsin Gate. More information: starrkingopenspace.org.
Beer: Brewery Shuttle
The San Francisco Brewers Guild, composed of 26 breweries, has created the City’s first free, hop-on/hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6 p.m., typically featuring special release beers. Shuttles operate every 20 minutes from 7 to 11:35 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, moving to a different neighborhood each time. May event: Dogpatch/Mission Bay Line: Harmonic Brewing > Magnolia Brewing at Smokestack > Triple Voodoo Brewery > Anchor Brewing at The Yard > Speakeasy Ales & Lager. Information: sfbrewersguild.org.
Family: Bowl-the-Planet Party and Silent Auction
This event raises funds to support scholarships for schools serving low-income families to receive award-winning, hands-on environmental education programs and for critical conservation projects in threatened rainforests, coral reefs and desert ecosystems. For every $100 raised two acres of rainforest are saved or an Insect Discovery Lab or Edible EdVentures class scholarship provided. Registration, $35/adult and $15/child. 5 to 8 p.m. Classic Bowling Center, 900 King Drive, Daly City. Information and registration: bowltheplanet.org.