Community Calendar, November

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11/5 MakeArt: Hand-Stamped Holiday

Design and carve your
own temporary or reusable rubber stamps, then use them to make your own cards, tags, and papers for sending or gifting. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10 non-member child, $5 member child. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information: or 415.773.0303.



11/9 Book Reading

J. Tony Serra’s first novel, The Scaffold: A Treason Death Penalty Trial takes place during the Second World War in the South Pacific. This court martial trial story is filled with Serra’s legal career experiences, but is also explores life’s absurdities: war, treason, the death penalty; platonic love is humanity’s only redemption. A native son of San Francisco, Serra has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. 6:00 p.m. Book Passage at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building. For more information: or 415.835.1020.

11/10 San Francisco Village Talk to Me

Co-presented with the Optimizing Aging Collaborative at UC San Francisco, and facilitated by Dr. Patrick Arbore, founder of the Friendship Line at the Institute on Aging, this event will incorporate familiar role-playing conversations; by listening to these examples, participants will learn how to use effective language and develop better communication skills that help break down barriers and lead to meaningful conversations. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay, 1600 16th Street. For more information: or 415.750.8748.

11/10 Craft Lab: SCRAP 

Join SCRAP educators for an evening of making, inspired by the work of Bay Area artist Marianne Lettieri. Riffle through objects discovered in the recesses of SCRAP to create a sculpture assemblage that tells a whole new story. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10 non-crafters, $13 non-member craft, $5 members. 21+. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information: or 415-773-0303 .

11/11 Young Adult Book Reading

In Kristin Elizabeth Clark’s newest novel, Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, a transgender teen and her best friend embark on a road trip. The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she’s a high school graduate, on her way to art school. Clark is also the author of Freakboy, which was a Project Reading Rainbow List Top Ten title, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. 6 p.m. Book Passage at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building. For more information: or 415.835.1020.

11/11 Live Music at Farley’s

Come hear Marc Maynon, folk singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

11/13 Festival of Lantern: Saint Martin’s Day Celebration

The German School of San Francisco invites you to join them for a Central European tradition that marks the onset of winter and reaffirms the need to care for one another. Bring your lanterns and sing along while strolling the streets of San Francisco. Refreshments will be served. 6 p.m. Suggested donation: $8 adults, $4 children, $20 family (up to two adults). Meet at Jackson Playground, 1501 17th Street, at Arkansas.  For more information 415-586-9060.

11/16 Tea and Chocolate Tasting Umpqua Bank and Socola Chocolatier host a tea and chocolate tasting event here at Umpqua Bank Potrero Hill. Sip some great tea and taste some great chocolates! 6 p.m. FREE. Admission is limited. Umpqua Bank, 415 De Haro Street.

11/18 Play: HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

Featuring seven monologues written in response to the epidemic of police shootings of black men throughout the United States. This event is conceived as a night of communion, healing, and activism. Free. 7 p.m. Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street. Part of Crowded Fire Theater’s 2016 Matchbox Reading Series. Reserve your ticket:

11/19 Library MakeArt: Flying Science 

Think beyond the plane… build and embellish a variety of different flying toys made from simple household materials, then take them home and hold your own air show! 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. FREE. RSVP. Ages 4-14. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street. For more information: or 415.773-0303.

11/29 Live Music at Farley’s

John Lewis and Gary Schoofs cover Beatles, Eagles, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.