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.

Monet: The Early Years • Palace of the Legion of Honor

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.

Sun/Sat • The Christians

Thru Mar 11 | 7 pm | Pastor Paul's modest ministry has grown with thousands of believers coming through its doors. But as Paul and the live choir wrestle with faith—epic and intimate look at faith in America. San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post, 2nd fl. Tix & times: sfplayhouse.org

Fri-Sun • Free /Academy Sciences

Fri-Sun Mar 3-5 | All Day | 94116 & 94122 residents explore the Academy of Sciences for free. Come see the world!s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforestlivingmuseum! To learn more visit calacademy.org/free. Golden Gate Park

Tue • Earthquake Ready?

Tue Mar 7 | 7 pm | Personal Preparedness, Earthquake Mitigation and Fire Safety, first of a 3 part series presented by Self-help for the Elderly & Dept. of Building Inspection. March 14th: Response & Recovery, Basic First Aid & Hands-Only CPR March 28th: Graduation receive a First Aid Kit valued at $50! Parkside Branch Library , 1200 Taraval.

Wed • Women Voters Happy Hour

Wed Mar 8 | 6 -8 pm | Interested in getting more involved in local issues? Meet people who share your concerns about protecting voting rights? Spend International Women's Day with the League of Women Voters SF at our FREE happy hour, non-members welcome, so invite your friends! Tonic, 2360 Polk St, Tonic will donate the evening's tips to the League of Women Voters of SF nonpartisan voter programs.

Thu-Sun • Lowell's Fiddler on the Roof

Thu-Sat Mar 9-11 | 7:30 pm | Sun Mar 12 | 2 pm | Lowell High School's Fiddler: Tevye, a Jewish milkman, who tells the audience of the customs in the little Russian town of Anatevka. It is 1905, and life here is as precarious as a fiddler on the roof, yet, through their traditions, the villagers endure. At the Carol Channing Theater, 1101 Eucalyptus Dr. $10.

Sat • St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sat Mar 11 | 11:30 am | Begins 2nd & Market and heads down Market to the festival at Civic Center. The festival includes Irish music, dancing, and a never-ending supply of beer. The festival starts at 10 am and closes around 5 pm that afternoon.

Sat • SF Summer Resource Fair

Sat Mar 11 | 10 am - 2 pm | Over 200 exhibitors will be on site to share summer programs, classes, camps and activities at the County Fair Building in GG Park (1199 9th Ave @ Lincoln Way). Also: sfkids.org all year long to find out about after school programs, family adventures, and more!

Sat • The Fratello Marionettes

Sat Mar 11 | 3-4 pm | Enter the world of Mother Goose Land where Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Mary and her Lamb, are brought to life in this warm and heartfelt production using exquisitely hand crafted marionettes. West Portal Library, 190 Lenox.

Sun • St. Patrick's Day Block Party

Sun Mar 12 | 10 am - 5 pm | United Irish Cultural

Center, Java Beach Café and United Irish Societies,

Block Party FREE family fun. There will be Irish bands, face painting, jumpy castles, food and more! 45th Ave @ Sloat & Wawona Street.

Sun • Centenary Fife & Drum Band

Sun Mar 12 | 2 pm-4 pm | Discover the remarkable history of the Pearse and Connolly Fife and Drum Band and be entertained by a centerpiece of the SF Irish community. Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

Tue • International Day of Pi

Tue Mar 14 | 1-3:30 pm | It's the FREE 30th annual Pi Day, celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, rituals, antics, and plenty of pie. Exploratorium,Pier 15/Embarcadero.

Tue • Patch Adams - the Movie

Tue Mar 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | The true story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter with Robin Williams & Philip Seymour Hoffman. W Portal Library, 190 Lenox.

Tue • Author Meg Howrey

Tue Mar 14 | 7pm | Join Howrey on her launch date of The Wanderers especially appropriate given that her book is about launching the first manned mission to Mars. "Howrey's expansive vision left me awestruck." New York Times. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

Wed • Author Jacqueline Winspear

Wed Mar 15 | 7pm | As Maisie searches for the killer of a Belgian refugee in In This Gravest Hour England braces for the blitz— and Maisie nears a crossroads of her own. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

Wed • History of California Wine

Wed Mar 15 | 6 pm | How did California's wine industry grow into the powerhouse it is today? UC Davis wine historian James Lapsley. Enjoy a glass of wine from Bouchaine Vineyards & explore post-Prohibition era labels. California Historical Society, 678 Mission St. $10.

Wed • Healing & Music

Wed Mar 15 | 7:30 pm | Singer, songwriter, sound healer Clare Hedin on the healing of music. Use your own voice for sound generation to shift your mood and consciousness. Merced Branch, 155 Winston.

Fri-Sat • SOTA's Opera Buffo

Fri-Sat Mar 17-18 | 7:30 pm | Asawa School of the Arts presents a Gala of Comedic Opera Scenes, includes The Magic Flute, Figaro, Don Giovanni -more sotashows@sfsota.org. Dan Kryston Theatre, 555 Portola, Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $7.

Fri • The Help/Teen Movie

Fri Mar 17 | 3:30 pm | After a white woman graduates from college, she returns home in Mississippi and begins her writing career interviewing the African-American servants in her neighborhood. Ortega Library | 3223 Ortega St.

Fri • YMCA Annual Luncheon

Fri Mar 17 | 11 am Reg 12 pm Luncheon | Join the YMCA of SF for the youth led Y For Youth Luncheon, celebrating your support of youth empowerment and the future leaders of the Bay Area. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St.

Sat • SF Chocolate Salon

Mar 18 | 10 am - 5:30 pm | Once you enter the Fall Chocolate Salon, you can savor, discover, and enjoy samples from any of the participants. (must be over 21 to taste wine or spirits) Hotel Kabuki Ballroom Garden Level, 1625 Post St.

Sun • Neon Tour/Mission-Castro

Sun Mar 19 | 7 pm | Flow through corners of three neighborhoods with iconic neon signs: from the Castro Theatre marquee to the city's largest neon cocktail giantorangepress.ticketleap.com$18

Tue • Community Safety Meeting

Tue Mar 21 | 7-9 pm | Meet with Captain Denise Flaherty at Taraval Station. Taraval Community Relations Forum Meeting: 2345 24th Ave.

Tue • Photographer Beth Moon

Tue Mar 21 | 7:45 pm–9:30 pm | Moon reveals some of the darkest corners of world, where constellations and nebulas shine more brightly, far from the obscuring lights of civilization. Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga. SF Amateur Astronomers

Thu • Suffragette - the Movie

Thu Mar 23 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm | Inspired by true events, the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai and Meryl Streep. West Portal Library, 190 Lenox.

Thu • Women in 60s & 70s Protest

Thu Mar 23 | 6 pm | Hear from women who participated and led social and political movements, like the Yippies and Black Panthers, and art protest in comics and underground newspapers, like Wimmin's Comix and the Berkeley Barb. California Historical Society, 678 Mission St. $10.

Thu • Outer Sunset/Parkside

Thu Mar 23 | 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Residents from the Outer Sunset and Outer Parkside (the area west of Sunset Boulevard) to discuss key issues and opportunities in the neighborhood. Outer Sunset Parkside Residents Association (OSPRA). Ortega Library, 3223 Ortega St. mediasusan2@gmail.com

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu Mar 23 | 7 pm | Due to major work at Temple UMC the OMI-NIA General Meeting will be the third Thu in March. Temple UMC, 65 Beverly.

Sat • Home Improvement

Sat Mar 25 | 10 am | Questions regarding a potential home remodel project? Building requirement or City laws? Grace Lutheran Church | 3201 Ulloa Street (at 33rd Ave). Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/1PbjThW

Sat • Maitre Rummage Sale

Sat. Mar 25 | 9 am | Maitri, a state residential care facility caring for the poor with advanced HIV/AIDS. All proceeds go to medical care of our residents. Cash/ credit cards OK.100 Church St.

Sat • Art Inspiring Hope

Sat Mar 25 | Every year, Okizu holds the fundraiser which helps make it possible for more than 700 children to attend programs for children with cancer and their families. Black-tie evening features gourmet food, specialty drinks, silent and live auctions, and headline entertainment. Ft Mason Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. INFO: okizu.org

Sat • Chinese and Irish Railroad

Sat Mar 25 |1 pm-3 pm | Roundtable discussion: roles and treatment of Chinese and Irish workers creating the first transcontinental railroad in the US. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave Free.

Mon • Central Council

Mon Mar 27 | 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 • BART & Housing / S.H.A.R.P

Mon Mar 27 | 7 pm | BART update from Nick Josefowitz and Corey Smith from SFHAC. sharpsf.org - 1736 9th Avenue.

Wed • Author Constance Woolson

Wed Mar 29 | 7 pm | Local writer Stephanie McCoy discusses Constance Fenimore Woolson: She-Novelist (1840-1894), in observance of Women's History Month. Merced Branch, 155 Winston.

Sun • Irish in SF Oral Histories

Sun Apr 2 | 1 - 3 pm | 7th annual event honoring participants in the Irish Oral History Archive of the Bay Area, a family afternoon of storytelling! United Irish Cultural Center,, 2700 45th Ave. Free

Wed • GWPNA

Wed Apr 5 | 6:30 | Greater West Portal Neighborhood Assn meetings are open to all members and to the public, first Wed each Month. Playground Clubhouse,131 Lenox Way. GWPNA.org

Thu • Ballroom Dancing

Thu Apr 6 | Samba, Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and more! Ballroom dance classes for couples Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd. 6 lessons $80 per couple. RSVP/Info: (415) 661-2746

Thu • People of Parkside Sunset

Thu Apr 6 | 7 pm | formerly Taraval Parkside Merchants Association) at Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Ave (Santiago).POPS sponsors special events, advocates on behalf of the neighborhood, and works with residents and other merchants.

Got an event? editor@westsideobserver.com

Priority for local and non-profit events

March 2017

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75 years Ago-War Grips Home Front • SF Museum & Historical Society

Tue, Feb14 | 7:30 – 9pm

After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, there was fear, bordering on hysteria, that San Francisco and its surroundings could be the logical mainland target for enemy submarine or air attacks. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II, John Freeman will examine the profound changes brought on by these events: rationing, salvaging, and volunteering; suspicions of espionage resulting in the detention of German and Italian residents and the denial of civil rights to all Japanese residents; the arrival of military personnel to embark to the Pacific Front; and new residents lured to work in the massive local war industry. Homefront San Francisco was dynamic and stressful, and would have profound physical and social changes. Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium, 460 Arguello Blvd (at Geary) Photo: Wikipedia.com

Richard Rothman: The Mothers Building

Thu. February 16 | 1- 3 pm Reception | McLaren Lodge | 501 Stanyan St.

Richard Rothman's photographs of the historic murals of The Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo depict the story of Noah and the Ark and were painted by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artists Helen Forbes and Dorothy W. Pucinelli. The Mothers Building is the only building in San Francisco where all of the WPA art work was done by women artists. For more information, please visit the Harvey Milk Photo Center website.

Sen Nin Fai Lok! (Happy New Year)

The Rooster is the 10th animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The Year of the Rooster, begam January 28th. New Year festivities begin with the new moon on the first day and end on the full moon 15 days later. (See Feb 11).

People born in the Year of the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017) are very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented. Roosters are very confident about themselves. Good career choices for Roosters are sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, police officer.

EVERY SUNDAY • FARMERS MARKET

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 in the neighborhood of Lafayette Square. San Francisco's illustrious history and some steep streets. Many 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, improve your health. FREE exercise classes. Kinesiology students from SF State in partnership with SF Rec and Park. Turf field at Minnie and Lovie Ward Park, 650 Capitol Ave. 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 $12 ($10 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

Saturdays • Free Yoga in the Park

Every Sat | 11 am |

Come play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit. GG Park, Big Rec Baseball Field (across from the Botanical Garden). Bring a mat or blanket, FREE. Cancelled if raining. Dog OK

Fridays @ Off the Grid/Ft. Mason

Every Fri | DJs 5-7:30/Bands 7:30-10: pm |Off the Grid: 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.

Daily • Book-A-Librarian

Learn Basic Computer Skills. Choose a topic—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

Daily • Art of Pinocchio

10 am - 6 pm | Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio. Until Jan 9, a never-before-seen exhibition. Discover how one of the most influential animated films in history was produced: Disney's 1940 feature-length masterpiece Pinocchio. Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery, Presidio. Closed Tuesdays.

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.

Tue • 34th Dinner à la Heart

Tue Feb 7 | A SF tradition for over 30 years—choose a Bay Area restaurant, make reservations through Institute on Aging, and enjoy a unique dining experience while supporting their programs and services. Treat yourself to an exclusive prix-fixe dinner. From $85 - $250 per person. Proceeds help thousands of seniors remain independent and healthy. Shabana Siegel at ssiegel@ioaging.org or call 415.750.4156.

Wed • A Question of Color

Wed Feb 8 | 7 pm | A landmark 1897 case — John Harris, an African American, sued Adolph Sutro, the former mayor. The Harris victory would be lost for 61 years! A pivotal moment in the evolution of Civil Rights law for California, the nation and the world. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.

Thu• Author Alan Burdick

Thu Feb 9 | 7 pm | Time is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. Why time flys? Bookshop West Portal. 80 West Portal.

Thu • Nob Hill Walking Tour

Thu Feb 9 | 11 am | Once the rococo palaces of the old railroad and silver kings, expect architectural tidbits about a great cathedral, prestigious hotels. Elegance, urbanity, and fabulous views. $15 reserve by 2 pm, Feb 7. sfhistory.org/events/walking-tours

Thu • Buying a Bride

Thu Feb 9 | 6 pm | The Complicated History of Mail-Order Brides and Grooms in California History. Marcia Zug's book explores a part of US life since Jamestown. "Tobacco Wives," in Virginia, gold rush brides, Japanese picture brides and same-sex mail-order grooms today. Calif Historical Society, 678 Mission $5

Thu • Guardsman Celebrity Dinner

Thu Feb 9 | 6 pm | The Celebrity Dinner and Sports Auction has been a signature fundraising activity of The Guardsmen for 28 years and typically raises enough money to send over 750 Bay-area at-risk youth to summer camp. Fairmont Hotel. $250 & up,

Fri-Sun • Free Day-Academy of Sciences

Fri-Sun, Feb 10-12 | Fri-Sat 9:30 am – 5 pm | Sun 11 am - 5 pm | Neighborhood FREE days at the California Academy of Sciences for zip codes 94127, 94131 and 94132. Proof of residence required. 55 Music Concourse Dr. GG Park.

Fri - Sun • I'm Always Drunk in SF

Feb 10 -12 | Feb 17 - 19 | 8 pm | Sun 7 pm | A tribute to the culture and history of our great city by some of the greatest writers - Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain, Jack London, H.l. Mencken And Gary Kamiya. Subterranean Shakespeare Theater/Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St.

Sat • Open House/W Portal Branch

Sat Feb 11 | 1 pm - 5 pm | Honor our beautiful 1939 New Deal Library at our Annual Open House Party! All ages are welcome at all activities. Tabling and very brief talks by nonprofits serving the West Portal Neighborhood and beyond throughout the afternoon.

1:00-1:30 | Welcome and Laughter Yoga

1:30-2:30 | Armenian Dance / Karoun Dance Ensemble of the Saint John Armenian Church

3:00-4 | Create a simple handmade book!

4:00-4:30 | New Deal Art and Architecture in SF | Harvey Smith of the Living New Deal project

4:45-5 | Laughter Yoga—Laughing for no reason !

Sat • WINTER PLANT SALE

Sat Feb 11 | 9 am-1 pm | It's planting season! California native plants are a great addition to any garden or landscape, and provide food and home for native insects such as bees and butterflies. Many species of locally native and drought tolerant plants. Sutro Native Plant Nursery | 476 Johnstone Dr.

Sat • Chinese New Year Parade

Sat Feb 11 | 5:15-8pm | Market/2nd to Kearny / Jackson. One of the top ten Parades in the world the SF tradition started in the 1860's by the Chinese as a means to educate the community about their culture, the Parade and Festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Parade halflights include elaborate floats, lion dancers, folk dancers, costumed elementary school groups, marching bands, stilt walkers, Chinese acrobats, and a 268 foot long Golden Dragon ("Gum Lung"). Live t on KTVU.

Daily • Tulipomania Festival

Sat Feb 11 - Fri Feb 19 | Stroll down the pier and enjoy a spectacular and colorful display featuring over 39,000 tulips and seasonal garden favorites. Take a self or guided tour and learn helpful gardening tips.Free, 415-705-5500, pier39.com

Sun • All Bach Concert / 32nd Season

Sun Feb 12 | 2 pm | The Avedis Chamber Music Series - the majestic Trio Sonata is followed by the B minor Orchestral Suite, two arias from the St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 concludes. Legion of Honor Lincoln Park 100 34th Ave. Tix: $27/Sen/Stu $17.

Sun • Southside With You

Sun Feb 12 | 1-3 pm | Lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend their first date visiting the art museum, eating lunch, watchingDo The Right Thing, getting ice cream, and sharing a first kiss. 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Main Library, 100 Larkin St.-Koret Rm.

Tue • Grounding for Health

Tue Feb 14 | 6:30 pm |An ancient practice, now known as earthing or grounding, is believed by some to enhance health by reducing inflammation. Walking barefoot or in leather-soled shoes or in shoes with grounding plugs, as well as sleeping or lying, on earth, grass, etc. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox.

Thu • Dianne Reeves

Thu Feb 16 | 7:30 pm | A Valentine's Day tradition, whether putting a personal stamp on lilting Brazilian standards, exploring contemporary fare, or interpreting American Songbook classics by Gershwin, Porter and Berlin, Dianne Reeves always gets to the heart of a song.$30-85. SFJAZZ Center 201 Franklin St (at Fell)

Sat • African American Childrens Literature

Sat Feb 18 | 4-4:45 pm | Award-winning picture books come to life celebrating some of the best in children's literature from African American authors and illustrators. Last Stop on Market Street (winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal), Trombone Shorty (winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustraor Award), and A Dance Like Starlight (an ALA Notable Book for Children 2015). Popcorn. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox.

Tue • Author Deborah Crombie

Tue Feb 21 | 7 pm | Scotland Yard detectives are drawn into separate investigations that hold disturbing and deadly complications for their own lives in this mystery in the bestselling series. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

Tue • Community Safety Meeting

Tue Feb 21 | 7-9 pmMeet with Captain Denise Flaherty at Taraval Station. Taraval Community Relations Forum Meeting: 2345 24th Ave.

Tue • Six Roses Jazz

Tue Feb 21 | 7 pm |Back by popular demand, Six Roses take us on a musical journey with a solid performance of Jazz renditions, creative originals. Family! friendly. Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval.

Wed • Artist Grafton Tylor Brown

Wed Feb 22 | 7 pm | (1841-1918) lived for art. Born in Harrisburg, PA, into a free African American family, Brown reinvented himself, passing into white society in San Francisco in 1861. Talented, self-confident, and aggressive, he advanced his career as a commercial artist. G.T. Brown & Co. Lithographers produced: city views, maps, sheet music, advertising posters, mining stock certificates, and billheads (invoices) of great variety and consistent artistic excellence. Dr. Robert J. Chandler. Merced Branch, , 155 Winston Dr.

Thu •Author Ethel Rohan

Thu Feb 23 | 7 pm | At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, food has always made everything better, until the day Billy's beloved son Michael takes his own life. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave.

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu Feb 23 | 7 pm | Supervisor Ahsha Safai at the OMI-NIA General Meeting, the last Thurs of the month. Temple UMC, 65 Beverly .

Fri-Sun • 65th Pacific Orchid Expo

Feb 24-26 | Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm |

Mon Feb 27 | 7 pm | How the Trump Presidency will affect SF. Ben Tulchin, one of the city's foremost political pollsters and consultants will review the city's political here and now and provide an informed glimpse. sharpsf.org - 1736 9th Avenue.

Mon • What to Do Now!

Mon Feb 27 | 7 pm | The election of Donald Trump shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now, a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the country's leading progressives, aims to provide a blueprint for how those stunned progressives can move forward. Michael Brune, Sierra Club and Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation, in a discussion moderated by David Talbot. (Season of the Witch, The Devil's Chessboard) Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave.

Wed • GWPNA

Wed Mar 1 | 6:30 Greater West Portal Neighborhood Assn meetings are open to all members and to the public, first Wed each Month. Playground Clubhouse,131 Lenox Way. GWPNA.org

February 2017