Community Calendar: July 2021

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Art:  Imagining Data
Data has become a precious commodity; what’s divulged online can be valuable. Preferences and characteristics — related to the personal, societal, political, environmental — can be described through numbers and algorithms. The COVID-19 pandemic has made statistics an international obsession related to contagion spikes, vaccine efficacy rates, and hospital capacities. Data visualization is a discipline unto itself. Guest curated by Ginger Duggan and Judy Fox of c2-curatorsquared, Imagining Data presents artists from around the world showing what data can look like in paintings, drawings, sculpture, audio-visual installation, fashion, and performance. The artists showcased are developing systems to transform data into images, rationalizing the process while creating resonating works of art. Presented by the Museum of Craft and Design. View Imagining Data.

Friday 7/2
Art: Who Happened?
Perhaps one of the greatest works of postmodern philosophy, A Thousand Plateaus, by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychotherapist Felix Guattari, resonates forty years after its original publication. The authors’ call to upend linear thinking, reconfigure conceptions of time, and rearrange institutional and personal structures remains relevant. For more than a year, the five artists in this show met monthly to puzzle through this seminal text together, first in-person, then online as the pandemic raged. The result is Who Happened? 5 to 8 p.m. Your Mood Gallery, Noonan Building, Pier 70. For more information.

Saturday 7/3
Theater: Cirque Oui-Et
The worlds of traditional circus and improvisational theatre collide in a new kind of theatrical experience. Circus Oui-Et combines feats of derring-do and athleticism with an unscripted narrative to give the audience a view of not just the ring but of the roustabouts and joeys behind the scenes who bring a circus show to life. 8 to 9 p.m. $10. Stage Werx Theater, 446 Valencia Street. For more information.

Tuesday 7/6
Dance: Outdoor Classes with Rhythm & Motion
Rhythm & Motion is a follow-along class inspired by vocabulary and a soundtrack of songs from across the globe. Classes are taught by experienced performers and emphasize the joyful spirit and open expressiveness of dance in its many forms. Part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, this event is socially-distanced and free. All levels and abilities are welcome. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets. For more information.

Sunday 7/11
Gardening: Community Open Garden Day
Tour the garden, meet gardeners, learn about the threats posed by a proposed development of a seven-story apartment building. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. La Raza – Potrero del Sol Park, Potrero Avenue at Cesar Chavez Street. For more information: For more information about the garden.

Saturday 7/17
Science: STEM Saturday
A neighborhood festival focusing on experiential science, technology, engineering, math, and arts activities. A free, online and offline, all-community event to inspire young people to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Held outdoors with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Online participants may tune in on the website. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. For more information.

Sunday 7/18
Art: Introduction to Western Paper Marbling
In this introductory class, students will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling with hands-on engagement in all aspects of Western marbling techniques: from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classical patterns. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $190. San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island. For more information.

Thursday 7/24
Astronomy: Strawberry Supermoon
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Strawberry Moon marks the last full moon of spring or the first full moon of summer. Towards the end of June, the Moon usually sits in a lower position in the sky and shines through more of the atmosphere. Because of this, the Moon can sometimes give off a pinkish hue. The Moon will appear at its fullest at 11:40 a.m. in San Francisco. However, it’ll rise at 9:05 p.m. and set at 6:33 a.m. on June 25. For more information.

Sunday 7/25
Film: Prognosis
When Oscar-winning Bay Area documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff is diagnosed with Stage-4 breast cancer she faces the challenge with her camera. A raw, funny portrait emerges of how her calling — to repair the world — shifts as she navigates between terminal illness and the changing identities of her chosen LGBT+ family. Prognosis is co-produced by Lidia Szaijko, a Potrero Hill resident, and is part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. 12 p.m. $15. Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.