Community Calendar: June 2018

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Now through 6/14 — Film: SF DocFest
Presented by SF IndieFest, the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival returns to the Roxie Theater and New People Cinema. Tickets: $13.50 advance; $15 at the door. All access DocPass is $250. For more information:, 415.662.FEST, or info[at]sfindie[dot]com.

Now through 6/17 — Theater: Scapegoat
PlayGround’s Festival of New Works 2018 continues with the premiere of full-length play, Scapegoat, by William Bivins. In it, one man tests art’s ability to create change in the face of yet another police shooting of an unarmed Black man. Directed by Norman Gee. Tickets: $6 to $41 Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street.

6/2 Saturday — Art: Ragnar Kjartansson
Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976) is an Icelandic artist whose work in video, performances, drawings, and paintings play on the history of film, music, visual culture, and literature. His pieces are connected through humor and pathos, with each deeply influenced by the comedy and tragedy of classical theater. The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents two major installations Kjartansson: “Scenes from Western Culture” (2015), a collection of videos depicting a faintly absurd and occasionally ominous vision of Western life; and “Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt” (2015), featuring a series of free-standing paintings of snowy crags. The exhibition explores Kjartansson’s fascination with artifice, the sublime, Western dreams and norms, and French Rococo painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). Opening reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibition: now through September 1. Free. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th Street, Building B. 

6/2 Saturday to 6/3 Sunday — Festival: Union Street Music Festival and Street Fair
In its 42nd year, the Union Street Music Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest annual free events, featuring five different genres: jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and local bands, as well as arts and craft exhibitors, festive food, beers and fine wines. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Union Street, between Gough and Fillmore streets. 

6/5 Tuesday — VOTE!

6/5 Tuesday — Crafts: Museum of Craft and Design
Enjoy free admission to the museum on the first Tuesday of every month. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street.

6/6 Wednesday — 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.

6/7 Thursday — Music: Kevin Patrick McGee
Live music by singer-songwriter Kevin Patrick McGee, whose poetic, and occasionally amusing, original tunes spans alt-country, bluegrass, folk, and rock. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/8 Friday — Music: James Everett
Rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop singer. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/9 Saturday — Family: Second Saturdays at the Schoolyard
Meet and socialize with other parents while your kids have the run of Daniel Webster’s schoolyard. Enjoy free Farley’s coffee, Noah’s bagels, and musician Enzo Garcia. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every second Saturday from May to October. Free. RSVP (required): New parents and babies, up to two years old, join the indoors meetup at 10 a.m. Free. RSVP (required).

6/9 Saturday — Gardening: Garden Party
Experience live music, locally-sourced food and drink, a free plant, and Take Back the City vibes, every second Saturday of the month. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, and start a garden. Noon to 5 p.m. Free. Bay Natives Nursery, 10 Cargo Way. For more information: 415.287.6755.

6/10 Sunday — Food: Sake, Sushi, and Sumo
Enjoy a taste of Japan, featuring three of the Land of the Rising Sun’s most beloved well-known traditions: Sake, Sushi, and Sumo. With the Bay Area’s best classic
and innovative sushi vendors – 
rolled, bowl-ed, burrito-d, savory or sweet – the possibilities are endless! With multiple rings to participate in, suit-up, and choose your opponent for a friendly sumo wrestling match. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $6.24 to $42.99. 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North. 

6/10 Sunday — Science: Brain Fitness Forum
Celebrate Brain Awareness Month by gaining useful information from experts on ways to maintain cognitive sharpness; experience hands-on activities to stimulate your mind; learn new strategies for brain health. Stay for the day or attend select sessions. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.  Free. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advance registration highly recommended. JCCSF, 3200 California Street. To register, 415.292.1200.

6/14 Thursday — Music: Ben Barns and his Dad
Live Music by Ben Barnes and his dad, fiddle players, singers and songwriters. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/15 Friday — Design: Studio Crawl
Part of San Francisco Design Week, during Studio Crawl guests meet designers and creators behind the City’s most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups, and allows studios to share their products and projects with professionals and design enthusiasts. Studios open from 6 to 9 p.m. $15 pass allows entry into all participating workshops. Various locations.

6/16 Saturday — Animals: 2018 Corgi Con & Costume Contest
NorCal Corgi Con brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ocean Beach, below Cliff House, between Stairwells Two and Five. 

6/16 Saturday to 6/17 Sunday — Festival: North Beach Festival
The festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of North Beach, including Grant Avenue, Green Street, Vallejo Street and Columbus Avenue. The 2018 event features more than 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two live entertainment stages, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kids’ chalk art area and the blessing of the animals. Free. North Beach, Grant Avenue and Vallejo Street. 

6/17 Sunday — Happy Father’s Day!

6/17 Sunday — Crafts: 2018 Comic-Con Geeky Craft Show
Bring your dad and explore toys, jewelry, apparel, home decor, and more made by local crafters at this family-friendly celebration of comics, gaming, and sci-fi. Howtoons, San Francisco-based maker of STEM-focused creative kits with comics, will provide free make-and-take craft activities for kids and families. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Mason, Building A, 2 Marina Boulevard. 

6/17 Sunday — Music: Stern Grove Festival Kick-Off Concert
The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 81st season. With a career spanning more than three decades, Rhythm and Blues artist, Peabo Bryson, is known for his silky-smooth vocals and sophisticated sound. With memorable, chart-topping hits like “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” and “Can You Stop the Rain,” he’s won two Grammys for the Disney film duets, “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Whole New World.” Soulful singer Jeffrey Osborne produced such Top 40 hits as “On the Wings of Love,” “Don’t You Get So Mad,” “Stay with Me Tonight,” and a duet with Dionne Warwick, “Love Power.” Osborne began performing at the age of 15 as a drummer before launching a solo career that garnered five gold and platinum albums. Arrive early to stake your spot, and enjoy a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful park. 2 p.m. Free. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. 

6/20 Wednesday — Music: Soul Delights
Come to a lively performance. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/22 Friday — Fireworks: Free S.F. Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show
There’s no need to pay to get into AT&T Park to see fireworks. As soon as the San Francisco Giants hopefully defeat the Padres, game ends at approximately 10:15 p.m., enjoy spectacular fireworks above the stadium. Good viewing locations: Willie Mays Plaza, Third Street Bridge, or across McCovey Cove. Free.

6/22 Friday — Music: GT2
Playing 20th Century music. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/23 Saturday and 6/24 Sunday — Festival: San Francisco Pride Festival
With more than 200 parade contingents, 200 exhibitors, and in excess of 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest such gathering in the nation. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight revelers fill up Civic Center for a weekend of concerts, DJs, performances, speeches and the Sunday morning parade. Free. Saturday, June 23, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Civic Center Plaza, 355 McAllister Street.

6/24 Sunday — Music: Ziggy Marley
After eight records with The Melody Makers and three Grammy Awards, Ziggy, Bob Marley’s son, kicked off a legendary solo career, garnering the Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album” in 2006, Love Is My Religion, 2013, In Concert, 2014, Fly Rasta, and 2016 for the self-titled Ziggy Marley, which marked his fourth consecutive debut at number one on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, residing in Paris, Flavia Coelho is a buzzy Brazilian singer who delivers a summer cocktail of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian rap, reggae and ragga. 2 p.m. Free. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard.

6/27 Wednesday — Books: Potrero Hill Bookclub
Potrero Hill Book Club. 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/27 Wednesday — Beer: Summertime Beer Tasting with Anchor Brewery
A seasonal summertime beer tasting led by Anchor’s brew master, Scott Ungermann. Attendees will taste their way through a variety of new and limited release beers, learn about Anchor’s unique brewing process — from concept to finished beer — and the ingredients used, from experimental hops to various fruit. Participants will receive a welcome beer and generous pours of four summertime beverages. 6 p.m. $20. 21 and over only. Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro Street.

6/30 Saturday to 7/1 Sunday — Festival: Fillmore Jazz Festival
Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the West Coast’s largest, drawing more than 100,000 visitors. From sunup to sundown, people can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse offerings that extend more than a dozen blocks of art and crafts and enjoy food and beverages. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets.