Community Calendar – August

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Now through 8/25 Sunday
Theater: Innovators Showcase
The inaugural Innovators Showcase features 25 performances and staged readings of creative new theatre by the 2019 class of PlayGround’s Innovator Incubator. Production tickets are $26.50 to $41.50; work-in-progress presentations are free/suggested donation Potrero Stage members receive half-off all tickets. Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street. For more information or to purchase tickets: 415.992.6677 or 

8/2 Friday through 8/4 Sunday
Art: American Craft Show
Learn about the process of making, get inspired, meet and shop more than 250 jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country. Enjoy an artisanal food and beverage marketplace and ‘Power of Scent’ interactive installation. 8/2 Friday and 8/3 Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8/4 Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12 to $50. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard. For tickets and more information.

8/3 Saturday – Art: MakeArt Family Day
Designed for visitors of all ages, featuring guided activities for kids and in-gallery hands-on opportunities for the whole family. Museum of Craft and Design celebrates its new exhibition “Interior/Exterior” with a family day focused on structures and place. Explore building composition by constructing a three-dimensional mini brick structure inspired by Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino. Combine simple stamped shapes into complex architectural forms. Upgrade your personal space with bedroom banners and hanging elements based on Kathy Sirico’s art. Design an indoor ring-toss game featuring materials and imagery found in Julie Alpert’s whimsical installation. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with $8 general admission; free for children 12 and under. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.

8/3 Saturday – Food: Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers
Nicole Rucker is responsible for some of the most raved-about and Instagrammed pastries and baked goods in Los Angeles, first as the pastry chef at the hotspots Gjelina Take Away and Gjusta, then through her pie company Rucker’s Pie and restaurant Fiona. In her debut cookbook, Rucker shares her obsession and recipes with readers to help them achieve the same kind of magical alchemy she’s perfected in fruit desserts. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. Omnivore’s Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street. For more information.

8/4 Sunday – Benefit: Potrero Hill Democratic Club “Shop Local” Silent Auction and Party
Snag goods and services from more than 60 local merchants and businesses while supporting Potrero Hill Democratic Club. Mingle, enjoy appetizers with your neighbors. Free to attend. 5 to 8 p.m. Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street. To RSVP.

8/9 Friday – Comedy: MC Sergio Novoa
Standup comedy by MC Sergio Novoa. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

8/9 Friday – Music: Caitlin Jemma, Live Oaks, Tay and the JangLahDahs, Rabbit Hole Orchestra
Symphonic psychedelic rock – The Rabbit Hole Orchestra – ecclectic orchestral psych folk – Tay and the Janglahdahs – Americana country rock – The Live Oaks – Americana country soul; Caitlin Jemma. $10 advance/$12 at the door. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street. For more information.

8/10 Saturday – Flight: Presidio Kite Festival
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite. Featuring a free “build your own kite” booth, hands-on learning from kite experts, a kite art exhibition, giant kites, mega team flying, Taiko drummers, and food trucks. Offered in partnership with Highline Kites. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. RSVP appreciated, but not required. Presidio Parade Grounds, 103 Montgomery Street, The Presidio. For more information.

8/10 Saturday – Stuff: Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale
A Bernal Heights tradition and arguably San Francisco’s largest single day garage sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information.

8/13 Tuesday – Garden: San Francisco Botanical Garden
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is always free for San Francisco residents; visitors can enjoy this treasure for free on the second Tuesday of every month. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres showcasing more than 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world. San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Avenue. For more information.

8/14 Wednesday – Art: Case Sandberg
Art opening for local artist Case Sandberg. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

8/15 Thursday – Music: Ben Barnes
A fiddle player, singer, songwriter. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

8/15 Thursday – Art: MAKE 
It’s a heavy metal summer at the Museum of Craft and Design! View “Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object” and explore the materials and exhibition concepts through in-gallery activities. Hammer out your creativity with custom metal-stamped jewelry, design a hanging mobile from found objects, and more.  6 to 9 p.m. Free with $8 general admission. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.

8/18 Sunday – Theater: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island”
The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe celebrates its 60th season with free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island The Musical: A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers on the Bay.” 2 p.m. Free. Potrero del Sol Park, 25th Street and San Bruno Avenue. For more information.

8/18 Sunday – Community: Sunday Streets
A sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five-hour party where the streets are closed to vehicles; pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, and yogis take over the streets for an afternoon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Essex Street and 10th Street. For more information.

8/22 Thursday – Music: James Everett
Live music by James Everett, rhythm and blues, jazz and pop singer and performer. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

8/24 Saturday – Music: Frances Ancheta
Live music by singer songwriter Frances Ancheta, with pop, folk, indie rock, new wave, and world/tropical influences. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

8/24 Saturday to 8/25 Sunday
Art: San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair
California’s finest selection of postcards, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian, transportation and sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. Free appraisal. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way. For more information.

8/25 Sunday – Music: KUSF Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair
Dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music-related items along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl and memorabilia in a 6,000+ square-foot venue. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early bird admission, 7 to 10 a.m.: $7; general admission, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: $3; University of San Francisco student: free. University of San Francisco, McClaren Center, 2130 Fulton Street. For more information.

8/30 Friday – Music: Oracle Park Free Summer Concert: 80s Tribute Band “Tainted Love”
Free concert series before every Friday summer home game. 5 to 7 p.m. No game ticket required. Seals Plaza, located behind center field, Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza. For more information.