Sundays • 2 pm • June 17 — August 19 • 81st Annual Stern Grove Festival

Concerts start promptly at 2 pm, and end between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Stern Grove is located at 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Arrive early for best seating. Benches are reserved for seniors and disabled patrons. Share the Space! To ensure visibility for all patrons, tents and large shade structures are not allowed. If you have a small umbrellas be aware that it must be down prior to and during the performance. Please bring only lawn chairs that are low to the ground with backs atshoulder height. Please be considerate so everyone can enjoy the day! INFO: sterngrove.org

Sun July 8 | 2 pm | Groove to the Latin-electronica of Mexican Institute of Sound with special guests. Opening the show is the buzzy electro-swing of Paris-based Ginkgoa.

Sun July 15 | 2 pm | Experience global grooves and cross-cultural cool from renowned sitarist Anoushka Shankar. Filipina-Canadian rap artist Han Han opens the show in her U.S. debut.

Sun July 22 | 2 pm | A beloved tradition since 1938, the incomparable San Francisco Symphony returns for its an afternoon of classics, featuring conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka.

Sun July 29 | 2 pm | The incomparable San Francisco Ballet returns, performing an afternoon of selections from the current repertory. Conductor Martin West leads the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

Sun August 5 | 2 pm | The heir to an AfroBeat legend, Femi Kuti returns with positive vibes, body-shaking rhythms, and funky grooves. Local group Sol Development opens — a blend of hip-hop, jazz and soul.

Sun August 12 | 2 pm | The legendary Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes bring a retro sound with a modern rock and roll grit. Opening the show is local funksters The Humidors.

Sun August 19 | 2 pm | Celebrate the finale of th 81st Season with the music of a legend, featuring the funktastic sound of The Revolution. Local band Big Blu Soul Revue opens with classic soul swagger.

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters • June 30 – Sept 30

In 1848—a year of political revolution across Europe—seven young Englishmen formed an artistic alliance aspiring to rebel against the contemporary Victorian art world. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, defied idealized figures popularized by Raphael and other High Renaissance artists to reflect the simplicity, spirituality, and beauty they found in late medieval and early Renaissance art. Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major exhibition to juxtapose examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with works that inspired its members, including Italian old masters Fra Angelico and Pietro Perugino and their Northern contemporaries Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. It reveals how the Brotherhood's aesthetic evolved over time to embrace artistic influences from the High and late Renaissance, such as Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, and Veronese. It also offers a rich multimedia opportunity to examine the artists' attraction to stained glass, domestic decorations, and sixteenth-century textiles. Palace of the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, Info: legionofhonor.famsf.org


Every Sun | 9 am–1 pm | Stonestown rear parking lot: at Stonestown Galleria (19th Ave @ Winston).

Every Sunday • Victorian Tour

Sundays | 2 pm | Victorian era architecture of the city's first suburb - Lafayette Square. SF's illustrious history, steep streets & fabulous views! 1801 Bush St. garden. Donations OK. MUNI 1, 3. sfcityguides.org

Every Tue/Thu /Sat • Get In Shape!

Tue/Thu | 8:30 am | Sat: 9 am | Get into shape. FREE exercise classes. SF State & Rec and Park. Turf field at Minnie & Lovie Ward Park, 650 Capitol. 100citizens.sfsu@gmail.com, www.100citizens.org

Every Sunday • Presidio Picnic

Sundays thru-October 21 | 11 am to 4 pm | Off the Grid's Food Truck Party on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, features food and drink from more than 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups. Montgomery St. / Lincoln Blvd, The Presidio.


Every Tue Happy Hour | 4–8 pm | Que Syrah Wine Bar. Take $1 off each glass, 10% off each bottle (consumed on site). 230 West Portal Ave 731-7000


Every Thu | 6–10 pm | The Academy of Sciences brings live music, science, mingling and coctails. GG Park $15 ($12 Members). calademy.org/nightlife.


Every Fri | 7–11 pm | The Balcony Lounge at the Cliff House hosts jazz every Fri night. 1 Seal Rock. cliffhouse.com/home/jazz.html.


Every Fri | 5–8:45 pm | Music, poetry, films, dance, tours and lectures. Cafe: special dinner, no-host bar. Art-making children/adults. deYoung Museum, GG Park. deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/fridays

Fridays @ Off the Grid/Ft. Mason

Every Fri | DJs 5-7:30/Bands 7:30-10: pm | Over 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? That's a party! Free. Ft. Mason Ctr. Two Marina Blvd.

Sat • Free E-Books

Sat 3-4 pm | More than 40,000 free eBooks with one-on-one help from a librarian. Bring your Kindle, iPad, smartphone etc. 20 minute appointments available. RSVP: info@sfpl.org with preferred date/ time, and device. Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Sun • Community Yoga

Every Sun | 10 am | Bring Your Own Mat for some outdoor yoga at Playland at 43rd Ave. All classes are FREE and DROP IN. (Rain cancels.) 1360 43rd Ave & Judah. Info: Playland Yoga Facebook Page

Daily • Book-A-Librarian

Learn Basic Computer Skills—searching databases, setting up email, or surfing the web. Basic mouse skills required. Call 355-2825 to make an appointment. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.

Sat • Computer Help for Adults

Sat | 2 - 4 pm | Drop-in and get help with a teen tech savvy volunteer! Bring your laptop, e-readers, gadgets, digital cameras, tablets or cell phones and we can help you learn how to use it. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox. (Every Sat in July & August)

Sundays • Free Community Yoga

Every Sun | 10 am | Bring Your Own Mat for some outdoor yoga at Playland at 43rd Ave. All classes are FREE and DROP IN. (Rain cancels.) 1360 43rd Ave & Judah. Info: Playland Yoga Facebook Page.

Ongoing • Native Plant Art Exhibit

Wed - Mon thru 8/31 | 10 am-4 pm | Native Plants of San Bruno Mountain. New Watercolors by Artists of the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration at Helen Crocker Library, SF Botanical Gardens, 9th & Lincoln.

Thu • People of Parkside

Thu Jul 5 | 7 pm | POPS meeting is on June 7th at the Taraval Police Station We hold meetings every first Thursday of the month.

Thu-Sunday • Flower Piano

Thu - Sun Jul 5-16 | 9 am - Closing | Twelve pianos installed for twelve days in the Arboretum are available for public play. Some scheduled performances by professionals. SF Botanical Garden, 9th & Lincoln, GG Park. NightGarden Piano, a special evening version of Flower Piano that sold out last year, is back a three nights, July 12-14. Food and drink are also available for purchase. Tickets are $45 each.

Sat • Kalligraphia XV

Sat Jul 7 | 2-4 pm | Ward Dunham and Grendl Lofkvist--The Just Spacing of Blackletter. A calligraphy demonstration, part of KALLIGRAPHIA XV Exhibition at Latino/Hisp. Rm., Main Branch Library, 100 Larkin St.

Tue • Ina Coolbrith & San Francisco

Tue Jul 10 |- 7:30 pm | Aleta George, journalist and author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate, underlnes her love of San Francisco, and her literary friends. Books available for sale/signing. SF Museum & Historical Society members Free / $10 non-members ($5 students, K-12 teachers, seniors, and p w disabilities). Roosevelt School, 460 Arguello Blvd (Geary).

Wed• Find Affordable Housing

Wed Jul 11 | 5:30 | Looking for affordable housing? We'll review available opportunities and eligibility requirements, and answer questions. Then assist individuals in applying through online housing portal called DAHLIA. Limited. 5th Fl. Main Branch Library, 100 Larkin St.

Thu • Grow Succulents!

Thu 7 12 | 3 pm | DIY vertical gardening about vertical gardening products - then make one. Dress in clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty. Limited RSVP : ingmgr@sfpl.org Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave.

Sat • North California Bats

Sat Jul 14 | 2 - 3 pm | Learn about our night time neighbors with Corky Quirk and her rescued bats! Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St.

Sun • AIDS Walk SF

Sun Jul 15 | 9 am - 2:30 pm | Join with 10,000 caring people walking and raising funds to protect the most vulnerable among us: those facing hunger, homelessness, aging, and HIV infection. Music, celebrities and a beautiful 10K route through GG Park. aidswalk.net or call 415.615.9255 (WALK).

Tue • Community Safety Meeting

Tue Jul 17 & Aug 20 | 6-7 pm | Meet with Captain Yick at Taraval Station. Taraval Community Relations Forum Meeting: 2345 24th Ave. Info: westoftwinpeaks.org (Every 3rd Tues.)

Wed • Author C.W. Gortner

Wed Jul 18 | 7 pm | Meet the author of this vivid, historically authentic novel about courageous Maria Feodorovna, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

Wed • Make Your Own Paper

Wed Jul 18 | 4 pm | Produce handcrafted sheets. Supplies provided but feel free to bring in scraps of paper you'd like to recycle into something new! Ingleside Branch, 1298 Ocean Ave.

Wed • Calif Reds Tared & Feathered

Wed Jul 18 | 6 pm | A band of vigilantes abducted a Jewish Sonoma County chicken farmer—along with three other labor organizers, they were tarred and feathered. The history of labor organizing and vigilante terror in Sonoma County and the role of ACLU in the trial. California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street TIX: 415.357.1848 / info@calhist.org

Thu • Outer Sunset/Parkside

Thu Jul 19 | 6:30 pm | Outer Sunset & Outer Parkside discuss neighborhood issues. Outer Sunset Parkside Residents Assn. (OSPRA). Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega St. mediasusan2@gmail.com (Every 3rd Thur)

Fri-Sat-Sun • Playwrights Festival

Fri Jul 20 -Sun Jul 29 | Various Times | One of the oldest and most successful new play festivals in the US discovering and supporting emerging writers is its enduring legacy. Potrero Stage, 1616 16th St. PlaywrightsFoundation.org for info.

Sat • Bubble Lab

Sat Jul 21 | Noon - 1 pm | What makes the best and biggest bubbles? Experiment with our bubble solution and try your hand at making your own wand. All ages! Ocean View Branch, 345 Randolph St.

Sun • Pianist Sarah Cahill

Sun Jul 22 | 4pm | Pianist Sarah Cahill performs works by 20th & 21st century American Composers at Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St. TIX ($25 gen; $20 sen; $5 students; under 12 free) Info: oldfirstconcerts.org



Mon • Central Council

Mon Jul 23 | 7 pm | West of Twin Peaks Central Council meets to discuss local topics on the 4th Mon each month. Forest Hills Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Ave. westoftwinpeaks.org

Tue • Chocolate for Health?

Tue Jul 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Celebrate chocolate with local author KJ Landis. Learn about the history and science with tastes from the cheapest up to the finest! Limited, Must RSPV 415 355-2886 starting July 10, or: kjlinsf@hotmail.com West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox

Wed • Declutter Your Life

Wed Jul 25 | 7 pm | Judith Dold shares valuable information about getting organized, clear energy-zapping clutter and gain a fresh perspective on possessions so that individuals can create a more relaxing home life. Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St.

Thu • Author Saeeda Hafiz

Thu Jul 26 | 7 pm | The Healing: One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches. A young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.



Sat Jul 28 | 11 am - Closing | It's a marathon community reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the store's courtyard— all day and well into the night. Booksellers, customers, and possibly professional actors and/or local celebrities will read. We'll take breaks for other Potter-related fun. Costumes encouraged. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.



Sat • Race conflict in SF Monument

Sat Jul 28 | 2 pm | A century ago, SF society women insisted that their city's Pioneer Mother statue should celebrate white cultural superiority. Today, as the removal of Confederate monuments is debated, our City debates the fate of the 1894 Pioneer Monument because it depicts white racial dominance. Cynthia Culver Prescott, Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory, leads a discussion. Skylight Gallery, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Sun • San Francisco Marathon

Sun Jul 29 | 5: 30 am | The 41st SF Marathon (Full, 1st Half, 2nd Half, 5K and Ultramarathon) will fill SF's streets with over 27,500 runners pound the pavement through the liveliest neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury and The Mission. Register: thesfmarathon.com



Sun • Asian Art Museum Free Day

Sun Aug 5 | 10 am-5 pm | Every first Sunday is free at the Asian Art Museum (save $12) 17,000 artworks spanning 6 thousand years. Special exhibitions may require separate charges. 200 Larkin St.

Tue • Author Edgar Cantero

Tue Aug 7 | 7 pm | From the New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids comes This Body's Not Big Enough for the Both of Us, a mind-blowing, gender-bending, genre-smashing romp about family, being weird, and claiming your place in your own crazy story.Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

Tue • Conservatory Free Day

Tue Aug 7 | 10 am–4:30 pm | An intimate, up close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants. Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. 100 J F Kennedy Dr. Free every first Tuesday.


Tue Aug 8 | 9:30 am - 5:15 pm | Art from 17th-20th centuries, native Americas, Africa, & Pacific. 50 Hagi-wara Tea Garden Drive. Free first Tuesdays.

Wed • Foodie Event of the Year

Wed Aug 8 | 5 pm - 7:30 pm | The best fine dining restaurants in San Francisco come together for one night to help end family homelessness. Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St.


Tue Aug 8 | 9:30 am - 5:15 pm | 4000 years of an-cient and European art in the exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking Golden Gate Bridge. 100 34th Ave. Free first Tues.

Thu • Author Fiona Davis

Thu Aug 9 | 7 pm | In The Masterpiece this nationally bestselling author takes us into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make a mark on a world set against them. Bookshop West Portal, 80 W Portal.

Thu • Author Jo Piazza

Thu Aug 16 | 7 pm | The bestselling author of The Knock Off, and Fitness Junkie, offers Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win—what happens when a woman wants it all—political power, a happy marriage, and happiness—but isn't sure just how much she's willing to sacrifice to get it. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.



Sat • Dominion

Sat Aug 18 | 2 pm | A new Australian documentary exposes the dark underbelly of animal agriculture, the feature-length film explores the morality of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu Aug 23 | 7 pm | OMI-NIA General Meeting at Temple UMC, 65 Beverly. (Every 4th Thu)

Tue • Author Kim Brooks

Tue Aug 28 | 7 pm | Fueled by urgency and emotional intensity, Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.



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