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Friday, September 22

Rally for “Bubbles” at City Hall | SF
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
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Thanks to Broke Ass Stuart for the tip-off to this rally for Bubbles.
Friends, family, the LGBTQ community, musicians and local artists will gather at the steps of City Hall on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5pm to demand that SFPD find the murderer responsible for …

Saturday, September 23

Reframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Reframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library

Diane Krantz, facilitator, project manager and strategic planner, works with helping adults 50+ contribute their talents and experience to improving their communities.
She will lead a discussion in recognizing both our own and society’s current images, biases and prejudices concerning older adults, especially women. She will …

Saturday Music Jam | SF Main Library
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Saturday Music Jam | SF Main Library

Calling all musicians and singers. Bring your instrument and get ready to jam along with others. This informal acoustic gathering welcomes all levels and abilities.

Sunday, September 24

2017 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Veterans Building
2017 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF

SFMusic Day champions a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of the region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in ...

The Best of Arab Short Film Screening | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
The Best of Arab Short Film Screening | SF

AFMI Presents: The Best of Arab Shorts, a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short films. This event will feature a collection of outstanding short films from the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) showcasing emergent voices and diverse approaches in cinematic storytelling …

Arab Film & Media Institute: The Best of Arab Shots | SF Main Library
Sunday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Arab Film & Media Institute: The Best of Arab Shots | SF Main Library

Arab Shorts is a multifaced program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short films. This event will feature a collection of outstanding short films from the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) showcasing emergent voices and diverse approaches in cinematic storytelling by contemporary Arab filmmakers …

Poetry in Flight | SF Main Library
Sunday, September 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Poetry in Flight | SF Main Library

Come hear poets read their works from Poetry in Flight/Poesia en vuelo, a new book edited by the late Francisco X. Alarcon, Eva Martinez, Nina Serrano and Harold Terezon featuring 69 contemporary poems in Spanish, English and Spanglish by 56 fiery poets speaking with a …

Monday, September 25

San Francisco Latino American Film Festival | SF
Monday, September 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
San Francisco Latino American Film Festival | SF

The San Francisco Public Library has partnered with Cine+Mas and the San Francisco Latino Film Festival to present a special series examining the women of the golden era who made significant contributions to the silver screen. Join in at the Koret Auditorium for one-day series featuring …

Tuesday, September 26

21st Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture with Gary Soto | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
21st Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture with Gary Soto | SF Main Library

Join Bay Area author Gary Soto, special guest lecturer for the San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center’s 21st Anniversary Effie Lee Morris Lecture on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 6 pm. Mr. Soto’s lecture is entitled “Too Much of a Good Thing: The Many …

SOLVE: Sharing Our Lives, Voices, & Experiences | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SOLVE: Sharing Our Lives, Voices, & Experiences | SF Main Library

Join them to hear members of their community share their personal stories of hope and recovery while addressing misconceptions and harmful beliefs about people living with mental health challenges.
Presented by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) in association with Access Services of the …

Win Tix: Classic Tropes of Old Jazz “Moses Sumney” | Great American Music Hall
Tuesday, September 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

Head on out to the Great American Music Hall when Moses Sumney graces the stage. Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances.

> Get Tickets – $22 Adv / $25 Door

Audiences rave …

Wednesday, September 27

“From the Ashes” Free Film Screening | SF Main Library
Wednesday, September 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Come join the San Francisco chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) for a free film screening of “From The Ashes”: National Geographic’s latest film which goes beyond the rhetoric on “The War on Coal” to present compelling stories about what’s at stake for our economy, …

Ladies’ Knight: Women’s Chess Club | SF Main Library
Wednesday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Ladies' Knight: Women's Chess Club | SF Main Library

Chess has traditionally been a male dominated game. Nationally ranked chess player Lauren Goodkind will teach women of all levels in a supportive, fun environment. Join them on the fourth Wednesday of every month for instruction and free play.

Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat & Live | SF Main Library
Wednesday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat & Live | SF Main Library

Kristie Middleton, Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society of the United States, will speak about her new book, Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live–One Meal at a Time.
Meatless has inspirational stories about people who have lost weight, become healthier, helped animals and reduced their …

Win Tix: San Francisco Opera’s “Elektra” | War Memorial Opera House
Wednesday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | War Memorial Opera House

In the German opera Elektra, our titular character’s father is murdered during the Trojan War. And what’s a girl to do when her father is murdered? Get bloody, sticky, no heart-left-un-stabbed, revenge of course. Here’s your chance to win tickets to see San Francisco Opera’s “Elektra” courtesy …

Thursday, September 28

“Hippie Food” Book Talk | SF Main Library
Thursday, September 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Published by William Morrow, Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat, is a narrative history—an entertaining fusion of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan—that traces the colorful origins of once unconventional foods and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic gurus, and counterculture …

Saturday, September 30

2nd Annual Autumn Moon Festival & Banh Mi Eating Contest | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Larkin St (between Eliis & Eddy)
2nd Annual Autumn Moon Festival & Banh Mi Eating Contest | SF

Come join the 2nd Annual Larkin Street: Autumn Moon Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The festival will take over Larkin between Ellis and Eddy and feature activities for the whole family.
2nd Annual Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | noon to 4 pm
Larkin between Ellis and …

“The Other Barrio” Film Screening | SF Main Library
Saturday, September 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

The Other Barrio follows housing inspector Roberto Morales (Richard Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a deadly residential hotel fire in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious …

SF Art Commission’s “Grove Street” Window Art Parade | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAC Galleries
SF Art Commission's

Join the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) for the final program at 155 Grove Street Window Installation Site. After 47 years of nearly continuous operation, the SFAC Galleries will conclude programming the Grove Street location in order to focus its resources on its …

Friday, October 6

Rotunda Dance Series: Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi | SF City Hall
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi | SF City Hall

Madhuri Kishore started the dance school in 2005 to spread our indian culture and heritage through dance. This school has now turned out to be a leading kuchipudi dance school in Bay area. She is well known for her patience and being extremely student-friendly. She …

Wednesday, October 11

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Wednesday, October 18

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, October 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...

Friday, October 27

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | SF
Friday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | SF

The heart of every orchestra is the string section: the largest and most prominently displayed. Exploring the vast array of expressive possibilities of these instruments, they open their season with J.S. Bach’s effervescent Violin Concerto in E Major, performed by concertmaster Robin Sharp.
This concerto displays …

Friday, November 3

Rotunda Dance Series: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance | SF City Hall
Friday, November 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Charya Burt Cambodian Dance | SF City Hall

Charya Burt Cambodian Dance was established in 1993 after Charya immigrated to Northern California from her native country of Cambodia. As a traditional artist and a former dance faculty member at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Charya is dedicated to the …