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Sun • Sept. 13 • Opera in the Park
Sharon Meadow, GGPark • 1:30 pm

FREE and open to the public. Arias al fresco celebrate the opening of SF Opera’s 93rd season.

• Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert. Food and beverages will also be available for sale at the event.

Come early! Getting Here: Taking public transit is highly recommended, additionally free bicycle valet parking will be provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition. For directions and public transit info, visit 511.org.

WOMEN WORKING at the grommet factoryTue • Sept. 8 • San Francisco, World War II, and African Americans

Milton Marks Auditorium • 455 Golden Gate Avenue • 7:30 pm

San Francisco and the Bay Area were critical hubs of America’s World War II shipbuilding and other war effort support operations. African Americans from all over the country, seeking employment and safe harbor from Jim Crow policies, flocked to northern California in great numbers.

The late Rev. John N. Doggett migrated to San Francisco in 1945 as a young minister. His son, Bill Doggett, will talk about African Americans in San Francisco during World War II as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

Bill Doggett is an award winning historian/archivist who offers a variety of presentations throughout the Bay Area. There is no need to RSVP for this program. • Join us for refreshments from 6:45 - 7:15pm. • Please allow extra time to pass through building security. Program is free to current SFMHS members. Admission is $10 for non-members ($5 for students, K-12 teachers, seniors, and persons with disabilities), which may be applied toward membership in SFMHS.


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

Every Mon & Tue • Job Seekers Lab

Tue 10 am–1 pm & Thu 2 pm –5 pm | Computers with Internet connection are available for independent work creating or updating your resume, preparing job applications and/or searching online for jobs. Some staff assistance. Bring a flash drive. Main Library, 6th Fl.100 Larkin, 5th Fl.


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 Wed • Fear of public speaking?

Every Wed | 7-8 am | Toastmasters helps you become a confidant public speaker. Tennessee Grill, 1128 Taraval. RSVP 564-6069


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


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


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 - Live Bands 7:30-10:30 pm |Off the GridOver 32 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. Ft. Mason Ctr., 2 Marina Blvd.

Tue • Basic Computer Skills Drop-In

Every Sat Sep 5,12, 19, 26 | 2 – 4 pm |Drop-in and get one-on-one help with a teen tech savvy volunteer! Bring your laptop, e-readers, gadgets, digital cameras, tablets, cell phones. We will try to help you figure it out. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way.

Sun • Asian Art Museum Free Day

Sun Sep 7 | 10 am-5 pm |Every first Sunday is free at the Asian Art Museum (save $12) -17,000 artworks spanning 6 thousand years. 200 Larkin St.

Tue • Chair Yoga and Beyond

Tue Sep 8 | 6:30-8 PM | Self-Healing Classes with Rory Camp of Trivability yoga studio will lead us through some simple yoga which can be practiced anywhere. Bring the calm, serenity, and power that yoga delivers. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way

Tue • Blackwell & Littlefield

Tue Sep 8 | 7pm | In The Paris Key an American in Paris navigates her family s secret past and unlocks her own future, in this evocative novel by “NY Times “bestselling author Juliet Blackwell. AND The Guilty One from the award-winning author Sophie Littlefield —another gripping exploration of the damage people can do to each other, and the resilience they find. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave

Wed • Author Salman Rushdie

Wed Sep 9 | 7:30 pm | Salman Rushdie at City Arts & Lectures. Tickets include a signed first edition of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. In Conversation with Michael Krasny $39 Nourse Theater 275 Hayes, SF. Info: 392-4400

Wed • Identity Theft Solutions

Wed Sep 9 | 6:30-8 pm | The West Portal Branch Library presents a workshop on Identity Theft. West Portal, 6:30-8:00 PM 190 Lenox Way

Wed • Pete Seeger Remembered

Wed Sep 9 | 7 pm | Tim Holt will portray his life story and songs from his involvement in the labor movement, civil rights movement, and cleaning up the Hudson River. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.

Wed • Alzheimers Caregivers

Every Wed Sep. 9 – Oct. 14 | 2-4 pm | Savvy Caregiver Series is a 6-week course providing clinical-level training for family caregivers whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or related disorders. Register/info 408.372.9971 or rmain@alz.org

Sat • Autumn Moon Festival

Sat Sep 12 | 10 am–3 pm | Irving Street (Between 22nd to 25th Ave) Sunset Autumn Moon Festival info: www.sunsetdistrict.wix.com/autumn-moon-festival or call 415-554-7460.

Sun • Flu Shots?

Tue Sep 15 | 3 pm | Protect Yourself: Learn About Flu Immunizations ahead of the season, Walgreens pharmacists will discuss flu immunizations & answer your questions. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr.

Tue • Got Credit?

Tue Sep 15 | 6:30 pm |Understanding Credit - A Pennies to Plans Workshop covers what lenders look for when approving credit. Learn to obtain credit and use it wisely. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way.

Tue • Community Safety Meeting

Tue Sep 15 | 7 pm |Meet with Captain Denise Flaherty. 3rd Tue of the month. Taraval Police Station 2345 24th Ave. 759-3100.

Sun • History: Briones de miranda

Wed Sep 16 | 7 pm | Historian Jeanne Farr McDonnell on the life of Juana Briones de Miranda, one of the first residents of SF. McDonnell’s book, Juana Briones of Nineteenth-Century California, will be available for sale. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive.

Wed-Sat • Big Book Sale!

Wed Sep 16 - Sat Sep 20 | 10 am - 6 pm |Friends of the Public Library will celebrate its 51st Big Book Sale by featuring 70 categories of books and multi-media items, all for $1-$3. Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Ctr.

Wed • Coraline and Popcorn

Wed Sep 16 | 6:30 pm | Coraline walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality - features the voice of Dakota Fanning as the frightened girl who must summon resourcefulness and bravery to find her way back. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox.

Thu • Author Stephanie Clifford

Thu Sep 17 | 7 pm | One of Summer’s Best Books People Magazine, Everybody Rise is a masterful tale of social climbing and entrenched class distinctions, as seen through the eyes of an outsider who desperately wants in. Tense, hilarious, and bursting with gorgeous language. Bookshop West Portal,80 West Portal Ave.

Sat • Sunset Community Festival

Sat Sep19 | 10 am- 4 pm | The 21st Annual Sunset Community Festival at the West Sunset Playground, 39th Avenue and Quintara. More information: If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or participating in the Sunset Festival, please visit sunsetdistrict.wix.com/sunsetfestival or (415) 554-7460.

Tue • Author Kirke Mechem

Tue Sep 22 | 7 pm | Believe Your Ears: Life of a Lyric Composer is the memoir of the composer who avoided the trends, isms, experiments, and fads. He encourages younger composers to bring back beauty, passion, and humor—even entertainment to classical music. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave.

Tue • Make Yogurt!

Tue Sep 22 | 6:30 pm | Make yogurt at home—organic, no-fat, low-fat, full fat, more or less tart, more or less thick/stiff, whatever suits your fancy. Dave Gomberg, has been making yogurt for decades. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu Sep 24 | 7 pm |Meets last Thu each month. This meeting is at Temple UMC 65 Beverly/Sheilds.

Tue • Author John KIng

Tue Sep 29 | 7 pm | John King - Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave.

Wed • Viva! Heritage Crafts

Tue Sep 29 | 4 pm | Celebrate Latino-Hispanic Heritage Month with Sophie Maletsky, craft teacher extraordinaire. Children of all ages are invited to create. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive.

Wed • Greywater 101

Wed Sep 30 | 6:30 pm | Greywater 101 - Capture your wastewater to nourish your garden or landscaping. GreywaterAction.org is a collaborative who teach about affordable and simple household water systems. West Portal Branch, 190 Lenox Way

Tue • Legion of Honor Free Day

Tue Oct 6 | 9:30 am - 5:15 pm | 4000 years of ancient and European art in the exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking Golden Gate Bridge. 100 34th Ave. Free first Tues.

Tue • De Young Free Day

Tue Oct 6 | 9:30 am - 5:15 pm |Art from the 17th -20th centuries, and native Americas, Africa, & Pacific. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Free first Tuesdays..

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