Community Calendar: April 2017

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SF Bike and Roll to School Week is April 17 to 21. PHOTO: S.F. Shared Schoolyard Project at GW Carver Elementary

Now through 7/2
Art: Lettering and Calligraphy
This exhibition uses examples from more than four centuries of typographical practice to examine lettering from many perspectives; as fine art, design, and inspired invention. Included with museum admission. Legion of Honor Museum, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue. More information:

April 1 – Music: Diego Davidenko
Los Angeles-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Diego Davidenko’s acoustic music has an air of Elliott Smith and Connor Oberst (Bright Eyes), but with melodic and lyrical twists all his own. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

April 2 – Art Opening: Marie Cartier
7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

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Film: San Francisco Film Festival
Held each spring for 15 days, the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival offers an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring nearly 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards, with nearly $40,000 in cash prizes and upwards of 100 participating filmmakers. Films shown at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Victoria Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives. For more information and complete lineup:

April 6 – Music: Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers
Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers play original melodies in the Honky Tonk country vein. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

April 7 to 9 – Art: Art Explosion Spring Open Studios
The Mission’s largest artists’ collective holds its annual Spring Open Studios. See more than 100 artists, including painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers.  Free opening reception gala Friday, April 7th, 7 to 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, free open studios, 12 to 5 p.m. 2425 17th Street and 744 Alabama Street. For more information:

April 7 – Music: Marc Maynon
Come hear this folk singer-songwriter. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street

April 8 – Community: Carolina Island Park Community Clean Up
Meet at the “top” of the island, Carolina and 22nd streets, for a short orientation. The Department of Public Works will provide gloves and tools, and a “Clean and Green” crew of young volunteers to help.  9 a.m. to noon. A green packer truck will arrive at 11:15 a.m. to haul off debris.

April 8 – Easter: Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
Bring your furry friend to the Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, just for dogs! Humans can enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your animal sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Easter Attire encouraged. Free to spectators. $15 for adults; early bird admission $10; dogs and kids under 12 free. Noon to 2 p.m. Old Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, 371 Chain of Lakes Drive East. For more information:

April 9 – Festival: Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets in the Southside neighborhoods.  Join Imprint City and Dogpatch Center for Arts & Culture for fun-filled hands-on art. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 22nd and Tennessee streets. For more information, call Imprint City at 415.857.0638.

April 12 – Music: Daniel Berkman
Potrero Hill resident Daniel 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.

April 14 – Literature: Marcus Thompson
A Golden State Warriors insider, Marcus Thompson tells the story of Steph Curry, the Warriors’ two-time MVP, in Golden. Thompson explores this all-star player, his love for the game and his team, and his close-knit and supportive family, including his Instagram celebrity chef wife, Ayesha, and adorable young daughters. Free. 6 p.m. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building. For more information: 415.835.1020 or visit

April 17 to 21 – Community: SF Bike and Roll to School Week
Along with their parents and teachers, thousands of pre-kindergarteners through high schoolers will bike or roll to school in “bike trains,” using their own pedal power, riding on bike trailers and backseats, or rolling by scooter, skateboard, wheelchair, and stroller. Sponsored by San Francisco Safe Routes to School Partnership and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Free. See list of participating schools or sign up your school:

April 19 – Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District General Board Meeting.
Working to green-up, clean-up and beautify public spaces in Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill.  Board of Directors meeting. Free.  6:30 to 8 p.m. Tivoli Room, University of California, San Francisco, 654 Minnesota Street.

April 19 – Music: Soul Delights
Live music by Soul Delights. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

April 19 – Literature: Chelsea Clinton
In It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, Chelsea Clinton tackles some of the world’s biggest challenges, especially for kids. Filled with visuals – charts, graphs and photographs – the book could influence an entire generation’s activism and involvement in local and global issues. 5 p.m. Tickets: $15, includes signed book. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building. For information: 415.835.1020 or visit

April 20 to 26 – Film: San Francisco Green Film Festival
A full week of new and compelling environmental films and filmmakers that spark green ideas. Explore more than 70 films, with 90+ visiting filmmakers and guests. For more information and full lineup:

April 21 to 30 – Dance: Bay Area Dance Week
The annual 10-day festival features more than 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch performances in a wide range of styles, including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more. For more information:

April 22 – Food Festival: Cider Summit of SF
At the region’s largest cider festival, meet cidermakers and taste popular and new releases. Local producers, such as Ace Cider, Cider Brother, Golden State Cider, Tilted Shed Ciderworks, Sonoma Cider, Two Rivers and other regional favorites and international makers, will offer nearly 200 ciders. Specially paired food selections will be available for purchase from vendors, including Whole Foods Market Truck, Slow Hand BBQ, and more. 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets: general admission $40 in advance, $45 at the door, cash only. VIP tickets $50, with exclusive early access at noon and two additional tasting tickets. Designated driver tickets available for $5, and include boxed water.  Accompanied minors admitted at no charge. Available online at and Whole Foods Market stores in San Francisco. The Presidio, at the Civil War Parade Ground, adjacent to the Main Post.

April 22 to 23 – Art: Hunters Point Shipyard Spring Open Studios
Potrero Hill residents Carolyn Crampton, painter, and Monica Denevan, photographer, will be joined by more than 100 artists – sculptures, printmakers, and jewelry makers – for Spring Open Studios. This could be one of the last chance for the public to see the shipyard and its historic buildings before it’s turned into massive mixed use housing and retail.  Free admission and parking. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hunters Point Shipyard, 300 Donahue. Information:

April 26 – Discussion
“Freedom of the Press in the Age of Trump,” a panel discussion hosted by the City College of San Francisco Department of Journalism, will feature Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jonathan Freedman, San Francisco Chronicle criminal justice reporter Vivian Ho, and David Greene, civil liberties director and staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Moderated by reporter-columnist Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez of the San Francisco Examiner. 7 to 9 p.m. City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, Multi-Use Building, Room 140. For more information, call 415-239-3446.

April 29 – Parade: Cesar Chavez Holiday
Commemorate and celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader, César E. Chavez (1927-1993). Enjoy live music, dancing, sidewalk sales by local vendors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade starts at Dolores Park, 19th and Guerrero streets at 10 a.m. Street fair starts at 11 a.m. on 24th Street, between Treat and Bryant streets. Free admission. For more information:

May 6 – Entertainment: Balboa High School
Balboa High School’s alumni association holds its 43rd annual variety show in Balboa’s beautiful Calvin Simmons Auditorium. The event features the band “Grant Theft,” formed by Larry White, Balboa class of 1973. Funds raised will be dedicated to filling teachers’ needs, such as purchasing pencils, paper, specialty text books, and computer components, sponsoring a bus for a field trip, and helping music and creative arts and after-school programs. Open to the public. Tickets: $25, purchased at the door. Donations welcome. Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue. For more information: