Community Calendar – June 2019

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Now through 6/13
Film: San Francisco Documentary Festival
Since 2001 SF DocFest has brought weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the Big Screen, showcasing the best new documentaries from around the world. This year’s festival takes place at Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, and Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street. For complete schedule and to purchase tickets.

Now through 7/15 Monday
Health: Kurty Photography
Kurty Photography participates in “The Longest Day” in memory of the photographer’s father, who suffered from dementia, offering family portrait sessions with a suggested donation of $100. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Kurty Photography Studio, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information and to book your session.

Now through 9/2 Monday
Science: “Self, Made: Exploring You in a World of Me”
“Self, Made: Exploring You in a World of Me” investigates how we form and perform identity through dozens of interactive experiences, art works, and curated collections of cultural objects. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are your cells “you,” and are they still you if they live on after your death? Can a change of clothing alter your way of thinking? “Self, Made” helps visitors of all ages question their assumptions, weigh their psychic and cultural baggage, and try on new personas. Exploratorium, Pier 15,  Embarcadero at Green Street. For more information and tickets.

6/1 SaturdayCulture: “Oops, I Did It Again: Stories About Repetition”
Hosted by the Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight Storytelling Series, “Oops, I Did It Again: Stories About Repetition” invites raconteurs to explore the magic and mystery of the things we do over and over. These tales celebrate and lament all too common sensations: stuck in a groove, won’t quit, don’t stop, can’t fight the feeling. With live musical accompaniment by Marc Capelle. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tickets $10 general admission; $7 students/seniors with identification. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th Street, Building B. For more information.

6/1 SaturdayFamily: MakeArt Family Day
On the first Saturday of every month the Museum of Craft and Design’s offers MakeArt Family Days, designed for visitors of all ages, featuring tactile materials, guided activities for kids and in-gallery hands-on opportunities for the whole family. This month focuses on the themes and materials of the “Material Domestication” exhibition. Guest instructors from Green Art Workshop teach about the role textiles have played in women’s history through the art of embroidery. Using found fabrics and thread, visitors can practice needlework techniques by creating a sampler that tells their story; explore exhibition artist Nathan Craven’s process of creating ceramic by using a series of clay extruders. Free with admission. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6 to $8. Free for children under 12. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.

6/2 SundayArt: SFMoMa Free Family Day
While the museum is always free for visitors 18 and younger, on Free Family Day it’s open for up to two adults accompanying each minor. Tickets are available on-site only the day of the event, first-come-first-served. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. SFMoMa, 151 Third Street. For more information.

6/6 ThursdayMusic: All-Female R&B and Rock
Encompassing rhythm and blues, rock, funk and electronica, salsa and soul, The Onyx brings a powerfully unified message to an eclectic repertoire. The all-Black female combo features six savvy women embodying a sound described on one of their songs as “Black girl magic.” Formed for a last-minute gig at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, the band brimmed with such positive energy that the women decided to keep working together. Part of the 2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free. Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission Street. For more information.

6/7 FridayComedy: MC Sergio Novoa
Standup comedy by MC Sergio Novoa. Free. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/8 SaturdayCareer: Leadership Skills
Explore six techniques to confidently resolve conflicts with managers, staff, co-workers, suppliers and customers. Learn how to communicate to win cooperation, gain respect, and overcome stereotypes. Presented by Larry Schwimmer, Schwimmer & Associates president. 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free. San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. For more information: Aida Henry, Librarian 415.557.4519

6/8 SaturdayCommunity: Trail & Habitat Volunteer
SF Urban Riders is working with Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center to improve historic multiuse trails, connecting people to a wild, inviting and educational open space. Every second Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Laguna Honda Hospital, 375 Laguna Honda Boulevard. For more information.

6/9 SundayCommunity: Inner Sunset Flea Market
Second Sundays through November feature a festive, family-friendly flea market. Vintage items, local crafts, live entertainment, fun and food, surrounded by the Inner Sunset’s unique shops and eateries. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on closed-to-traffic Irving Street between Ninth and 10th avenues. For more information: or 415.465.2475.

6/11 TuesdayMusic: GT2+1
GT2+1 play 20th century music: Beatles, Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Clapton, Dylan, Van Morrison, featuring the song stylings of Ms. Alyssa Cox. Free. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/13 ThursdayMusic: James Everett
Live music by James Everett, rhythm and blues, jazz and pop singer and performer. Free. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/14 Friday through 6/16 Sunday
Film: Queer Women of Color Film Festival
The 15th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival offers three days of flicks created by Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project programs, as well as independent filmmakers from around the world. This year’s theme is “Beloved Community” with conversations on “Unleash the Power.” Free (registration requested). Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street. For full schedule and to register.

6/16 SundayHappy Father’s Day

6/21 Friday – 6/22 Saturday
Circus: Circus Bella
Circus Bella is a full-force, nonstop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegant demonstrations of grace and poise, and slapstick antics, celebrating its 11th season. Showtimes: Friday noon; Saturday noon and 2:15 p.m. Free. Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets. For more information.

6/26 WednesdayArt: “Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey”
Join artist Wanxin Zhang and the Museum of Craft and Design council for an exclusive walk-through of “Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey.” Explore the exhibit and enjoy signature cocktails and wines, with remarks by Zhang. 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.

6/26 WednesdayMusic: Soul Delights
Live music by Soul Delights. Free. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

6/27 ThursdayCommunity: Seawall Program Meeting
The fourth in a series of gatherings to learn about the Embarcadero Seawall and Waterfront Resilience programs. This meeting will focus on specific geographic locations along the waterfront. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero. Refreshments served. For more information.

6/29 SaturdayCivil Rights: San Francisco Pride Run
An asphalt course with gently rolling hills; 5 to 10K. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a shirt; race-day runners will receive a top based on availability. No registration required for pre-race kids’ run. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and post-race award ceremony. The Pride Run benefits Gender Spectrum, which works to create a gender inclusive world so that all children and youth can develop their full, authentic selves. $30; price increases after June 14. 9 a.m. Race starts and finishes at the South Entrance of the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park. For more information and to register.