MAY CALENDAR

Sunday, May 21 • Bay to Breakers

A testament to San Francisco's uniqueness and audacity.

Each year the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit – a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination flowing across the City from the Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Bay to Breakers is one of the largest footraces in the world with 50,000 + participants and 100,000 + spectators annually. As the race grew in size it even set a Guinness Book world-record, with 110,000 participants in 1986. The course is challenging and beautiful, and consistently attracts world-class competitors. But, it isn't just a race for the serious runner. In the true spirit of San Francisco the race is a celebration for everyone.

Thousands of costumed participants join with families, weekend runners, and walkers. As they make their way through the heart of San Francisco, energized by continuous bursts of live music, they are cheered on by thousands of spectators lining the route. baytobreakers.com


Stuart Davis: In Full Swing April 1, 2017 – August 6, De Young Museum

Tues–Sun | 9:30 am–5:15 pm

The first major exhibition in 20 years dedicated to this key figure in American Modernism. Featuring approximately 75 works—spanning from the artist's breakthrough series in the 1920s focusing on tobacco packages and household objects to the painting left on his easel at his death, in 1964—the exhibition highlights Davis's unique ability to assimilate the visual languages of European Modernism, the imagery of popular culture, the aesthetics of advertising, and the rhythms of jazz into colorful, complex works. the artist's times. $15 non-members, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park.


Matisse/Diebenkorn • SF Museum of Modern Art

Presenting a new view of two of the twentieth century's most extraordinary painters, Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) found in the work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954). It brings together 100 extraordinary paintings and drawings—40 by Matisse and 60 by Diebenkorn—that reveal the connections between the two artists in subject, style, color, and technique. 151 Third Street Info: sfmoma.org


From the first painting Monet exhibited in public, View near Rouelles (1858) when he was just 18 years old, through the cool, gray coast of Normandy to the warm, lush forest of Fontainebleau, this exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet's mastery before Impressionism, and includes daring and surprising paintings. Palace of the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave. Admissions/Hours: legionofhonor.famsf.org ALSO catch the Rodin Centenary - 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster.

EVERY SUNDAY • FARMERS MARKET

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 TUES • QUE SYRAH HAPPY HOUR

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 THURS – NIGHTLIFE

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

JAZZ FRIDAYS @ THE CLIFF HOUSE

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.

FRIDAY NIGHTS @ THE DEYOUNG

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 | Do you have an eReader, tablet computer or smartphone? Check out eBooks from the library for free? Download more than 40,000 eBooks with one-on-one help from a librarian. Bring your Kindle, iPad, smartphone or other mobile device with you. 20 minute appointments every based on availability. To RSVP email: info@sfpl.org with preferred date/ time, and device. 1st floor.

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 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.

Ongoing • Butterflies & Blooms!

Through June 30 | Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms as the Conservatory of Flowers in GG Park's delightful living butterfly exhibit finally returns. JFK Drive, GG Park.

Fri • Presidio Role in Exclusion

Fri May 5 | 10 am | EXCLUSION: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration at Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave. Presidio

Sat • Cinco de Mayo

Sat May 6 | 10 am - 6 pm | 13th annual family friendly Cinco de Mayo on one of the Mission's new trendy Valencia Street between 21st & 24th. A diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry. This year: a beer garden.

Tue • Mindfulness & Motion

Tue May 9 | 6:30 pm | You have the innate ability to heal. You just need the tools to reduce stress and promote calm, joy, and balance. Seasoned psychotherapist Rachel Fleischman, LCSW, REAT, helps people move out of their heads and into their bodies to heal. She's founder of the Dance Your Bliss healing system and the Being Bliss meditation CDs. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way.

Wed • Radical Hope

Wed May 10 | 7 pm | Radical Hope is a collection of letters that offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal. Carolina De Robertis, editor.

Wed • Research Your Ancestors!

Wed May 10 | 6:30 pm | Learn how to access and use the library's genealogy eResources, including Ancestry, to research your family's history. We show you the library's genealogical resources, including the databases to which we provide access: Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way .

Mon • Made in SF Week

Mon-Sun | Various times/venues | Check out our vibrant manufacturing sector and discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them. Events include factory tours, demos, classes, and more, including the beer and wine trail. Info:408-5605 / sfmade.org

Wed • GGHNC

Wed May 10 | 7 pm | Join your neighbors at the annual meeting of Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Association members to find out about crime, water and senior housing. County Fair Building at the entrance to Golden Gate Park, 1199-9th Avenue at Lincoln Way. The public is invited, and we'll have light refreshments.

Thu • Bike-to-Work Day

Thu May 11 | SF hosts one of the biggest Bike to Work events in the country. Energizer Stations will be open during morning commute along commute routes for refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling informations. Energizer Stations will be open during morning commute hours and some will re-open during the evening commute.

Thu • Hospitality House Art Auction

Thu May 11 | 6 pm | The 32nd Annual Art Auction at the Minnesota Street Project galleries in Dogpatch. Each year, the auction raises crucial funding for the only free-of-charge fine arts studio/gallery utilized by hundreds of artists who do not have the resources to create, develop, exhibit, and sell their work. $50 /door or $40/advance. Advance preview begins on Sat, May 6, 11am. hospitalityhouse.org / 749-2184.

Fri • Road to Summer of Love

Fri May 12 – Sep10 | Summer of 1967, young people converged on SF's Haight-Ashbury district. California Historical Society's exhibit of the countercultural movement through photographs—from the Beat poets to the art scene CHS, 678 Mission St. californiahistoricalsociety.org

Sat • Lake Merced History-North

Sat May 13 | 10 am-12 pm | Lake Merced is the largest expanse of wetland habitat in SF. Learn the natural history of the lake and its use by native peoples, Spanish colonizers, roadhouse operators, and developers. Meet: Sunset & Lake Merced Blvd. Free.

Woody LaBounty woody@outsidelands.org

Sun • Mother's Day Rose Show

Sun May 14 | 12:30 -4 pm | Exhibitors show their judged and award-winning roses, arrangements and a rose photography show/competition. SF Rose Society's Growing Roses in a Maritime Climate, specifically tailored to roses in SF. available. Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave

Sun • Mother's Day Concert

Sun May 14 | 2 pm | SF Symphony pianist Robin Sutherland joins the Stanford Woodwind Quintet in Jean-Michel Damase's Quartet and Louise Farrenc's Romantic Sextet. Also d'Indy's Chanson et Danses and Janacek's, Mládí. Avedis Chamber Music Series, Gen: $27-Sen/stu: $17. avedisconcerts.org Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, near 34th Ave

Tue • Taste It: Chutney

Tue May 16 | 7 pm | Learn how to make different kinds of chutney with cookbook author Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, Tasting to follow the demonstration! RSVP: 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org to register. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.

Tue • Brain Smart

Tue May 16 | 6:30 pm | Experience a state of high performance that will bring you greater clarity, more sleep, and a healthier body. Wake up rested, and ready to take on the day. Over 20 years of biohacking experience, Lane Kennedy brings hands-on experience & the training required. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way.

Wed • SF History: Lake Merced

Wed May 17 | 7 pm | Since the 1850s, Lake Merced has been a site of native camps, roadhouses, a famous duel, farms, and recreational activities. It remains a unique habitat supporting riparian, dune scrub, and woodland forest. Woody LaBounty, Merced Branch, SFPL 155 Winston.

Thu • Knee Pain Seminar

Thu May 18 |6:30 pm | Bay Area adults-attend a Free Knee Pain Seminar to learn about knee pain causes and current treatments, including the latest robotic-assisted options. Presented by Dr. John H. Velyvis, Seton Medical Center's Medical Director of Robotic Orthopedic Surgery. Ask your own questions at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 2850 19th Ave. Free parking in the parking garage (limited). RSVP: 650-257-2997 Space is limited.

Fri • West Portal Playground

Fri May 20 |10am-12pm | Friends of the West Portal Playground park clean up and community gathering at the Clubhouse. FREE coffee and donuts while beautifying our park and playground. Craft activities for kids. Details: www.westportalplayground.com

Fri • Lake Merced History-South

Fri May 20 | 10 am | This "guns, golf, and grebes" walk will examine Lake Merced's history as a wetland, reservoir, recreational spot, and site of California's most infamous duel. Meet at the "Penguin's Prayer" statue in the parking lot, Lake Merced Blvd. & Brotherhood Way on the east side of the lake. Free

Sat • Asian Heritage Street FỄTE

Sat May 21 | 11 am - 6 pm | The annual celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander cultures, bringing together community and encouraging diversity. UN Plaza & Fulton Street (between Larkin & Hyde).

Mon • Central Council

Mon May 22 | 7 pm | West of Twin Peaks Central Council meets to discuss local topics the 4th Mon monthly. Forest Hills Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Ave. westoftwinpeaks.org

Mon • S.H.A.R.P. / Plant Base cooking

Mon May 22 | 7 pm | Jeanne Snyder is back with More Plant-Based Cooking. A gifted presenter and cook (check out her website) follow step by step as she prepares her dishes. Get hungry. 1736 9th Ave. theplantperspective.com

Tue • Learn to Stencil

Tue May 23 | 7 pm | Bring your own T-shirt, tote bag, tea towel, or whatever you'd like to stencil. This easy process that uses freezer paper and paint! 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org to register. Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval.

Tue • Tibetan Stress Technique

Tue May 23 | 6:30 pm | Struggle with sleep, concentration, anxiety or rapid heartbeat? Doctor of Tibetan Medicine and Acupuncturist Yangdron Kalzang discusses Tibetan Medicine and the use of a warm oil poultice to ease and balance your mind and body, a traditional anti-depressant with no side-effects. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way.

Wed • Jewish Heritage

Wed May 24 | 5:30 pm | The Jewish Heritage Month celebration at City Hall. Please RSVP to ensure an accurate headcoun: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/JCRCSanFrancisco/JHM.html.

Wed • Women of the '60s

Wed May 24 | 5:30 pm | Join an engaging conversation centered on the rich stories of women from the 1960s Counterculture, why and how they created or participated on sexism and misogyny. CA Historical Society, SF Public Library Koret Audit, 200 Larkin. Speakers: Denise Kaufman, Delia Moon, Judy Goldhaft, Alexandra Jacopetti Hart, Salli Rasberry. Moderated by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo.

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu May 25 | 7 pm | OMI-NIA General Meeting is the last Thu each month. Temple UMC, 65 Beverly.

Thu • International Arts Festival

Thu May 25-Sun Jun 4 | 10 am-2 pm | San Francisco International Arts Festival brings together a global community of artists and audiences and features multiple performanceartists in theater, dance, film, and music; visual arts exhibits and installations. $20–$25 sfiaf.org/or call 415-399-9554

Sun • Carnaval Grande Parade

Sun May 28 | 9:30 am - 6 pm | A giant two-day celebration in the colorful Mission District celebrates Latin American and Caribbean arts and traditions.The parade features more than 30 music and dance groups. It starts on 24th & Bryant, heads west to Mission then 17th St. to Harrison.

Sat • Ft. Mason History

Sat May 27 | Noon | Chris Carlsson, Shaping San Francisco The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point and the North Shore begins at Van Ness/Bay and concludes at the Fort Mason gates. Discover farms, soldiers, lost lagoons, water flumes and an epic World's Fair. $13 sfiaf.com

Mon • Memorial Day Parade

Mon May 29 | 10:30 am | Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Cemetery at the Presidio starts at the Main Post (on Anza between Sheridan and Lincoln Blvd) and ends at the National Cemetery. After the parade, the formal program features several speakers including both local politicians and veterans. It ends at noon with the 21-Gun Salute. This is conducted by the U.S. Army's 75th Pacific Division.

Mon • Presidio Chapel

Mon May 29 | 12:30-2:30 pm | This historic beauty just up the hill from the National Cemetery, is only open for a few hours every week for prayer and meditation. Make sure to ask if you can step into the lobby to see the mural, an SF's masterpiece. 130 Fisher Loop, Presidio.

Thu • Gold Rush Scoundrels, Loss, & Luck

Thu Jun 1 | 6 pm | The Gold Rush altered the course of world history and the American West. Eager migrants rushed to California seeking instant wealth, but often experienced unexpectedly hard work and disappointment, along with powerful forces of nature – fire and flood. Historian Gary Noy Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck, details the impact. CA Hist. Society, 678 Mission St. californiahistoricalsociety.org

Thu • SF History / Cal-Acad

Jun 1 | 5-10 pm | Western Neighborhoods Project teams up with the California Acacemy of Sciences with a local history show in Cal Academy's planetarium. Narration by Woody LaBounty, and the 3-D map team make for an amazing show. Academy/55 Music Concourse Dr. $12 Academy members, $15 non-members. 21+ only and ID required.

Sat • Road to Bali

Sat Jun 3 | 5 pm | For decades, Bay Area artists and ensembles have developed strong ties to artistic peers and communities on the island of Bali. What is the importance of Balinese culture and thought that underpins these creative meetings of minds and cultures? Fort Mason Bldg C Room 205. FREE. sfaif.com

Sat • Housing Resource Fair

Sat Jun 3 | 11 am - 2:30 pm | Support for SF renters, homebuyers, and homeowners, this FREE event will help you connect with free and low cost local resources to help you find a home you can actually afford. City College, Smith Hall, 50 Phelan Ave.

Sat • Summer of Love Walk

Jun 3 | 1-3 pm | It's the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, so join the Western Neighborhoods Project on a walking tour of significant places from 1967. Relive the Summer of Love era of hippies, music, protests, and the Haight-Ashbury, $20, $10 WNP members. Llimited to 20 people -RSVP. outsidelands.org/events/summer-walks.php

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March 2017