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Nov 4 to Feb 26 • Frank Stella Retrospective - De Young Museum

Tues–Sun, 9:30 am–5:15 pm | HERBST EXHIBITION GALLERIES For almost six decades Frank Stella has been one of the most important and influential figures in the evolution of modern art, expanding the definitions of art and challenging its conventions. Exploring pictorial space—how paintings can seem to expand or contract, lie completely flat or envelop the viewer, suggest movement or foster stillness—has led to some of Stella’s most significant innovations. Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Closed Mondays

Thu • Nov 17 • 6 pm • Amending SF’s Local Coastal Program

Join SF Planning’s Workshop on the Draft LCP Amendment—balance environmental resources, maintain coastal access, address community needs, and protect public infrastructure, such as roads and wastewater treatment facilities. 1650 Mission St. 4th Fl. Draft available online Nov 7. www.sf-planning.org


Oct 29 & 30 | 11am to 6pm | Presidio, Richmond, Upper Haight, Buena Vista, Cole Valley, Sunset, Ocean View, West Portal, Portola, Excelsior, Balboa Park SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long art event in October that showcases over 900 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors venture out on self-guided tours to see as many SF Open Studios artists and their artworks as possible, in the hopes of finding their next true art love. The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist; SF Open Studiossimultaneously helps artists build their mailing lists, gain new admirers, and ultimately sustain a living making art.

For a complete schedule of this Open Studio series and all the Open Studio shows around the City go to the website at: artspan.org.


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 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 $12 ($10 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

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.

Daily • Holiday Ice - Embarcadero

Wed Nov 2 - Jan 8 | 10 - 9:30 pm (11:30 Fri, Sat | Celebrating 30 years! The Bay Area’s largest outdoor ice rink, a beautiful city setting and an array of shops and restaurants to enjoy. Info: embarcaderocenter.com / 837-1931. Tix: $11, children $7.

Daily • A.C.T. - The Hard Problem

Ongoing until Nov 13 | Tom Stoppard’s his first new play in nearly a decade, The Hard Problem is a provocative drama. A razor-sharp psychology grad wins a brain research position that forces her to confront her lover. Info/Sched: act-sf.org Tix: $25+

Daily • Baker Street

Ongoing until Nov 20 | Sir Auther Canan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes characters come to life when they take to song! Visit the 42nd Street Moon website for ticket info and times. 42ndstmoon.org / 225-8207


Sun Nov 6 | 11 am | Cessation of hostilities for WWI went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, was the end of “the war to end all wars.” The parade will be held on Sunday at Fisherman’s Wharf, on Jefferson St. , North Point to Leavenworth.

Wed • Shaping SF-Housing Crisis

Wed Nov 9 | 7:30 pm | Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. 518 Valencia St.

Wed • Ishi

Wed Nov 9 | 7 pm | Ishi, (1861-1916) acclaimed as the “last wild Indian” in America. In 1911, he left his hiding place and hiked to Oroville, where he was captured. For five years, until his death, he lived at now UC Parnassus. Merced Branch 155 Winston Drive

Wed • 5th Annual Project Glimmer

Wed Nov 9 | 11:30 am Project Glimmer continues to inspire at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares. Fort Mason $250, projectglimmer.org

Fri • Eleven

Fri Nov 11 | 9:30 am - 4 pm Veterans Day Commemoration at the Palace of the Legion of Honor screening Eleven, a documentary interview of WWII vets recounting tours of Guadalcanal and the Pacific. Free for vets/active military. Adm $10 | 750-3600 .

Fri • Veterans Day Service

Fri Nov 11 | 11 am - 1 pm Observance at the Main Post Chapel of the The Interfaith Center at the Presidio, 130 Fisher Loop. Come honor American veterans of all wars in prayer, meditation and music.

Fri • Veterans Day Free in the Parks

Fri Nov 11 As part of the National Park Service’s 100 year celebration 2016 all sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone, including Muir Woods, Yosemite, SF Maritime, Sequoia, etc .


Fri - Sun Nov 11-13 | Fri 12 pm - 6pm | Sat 10 am - 6 pm | Sun10 am - 5 pm Interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life? Wide selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green – from food, fashion and health, etc., live music and entertainment. Pier 35.

Sat • Author Pamela Mayer

Sat Nov 12 | 11 am What happens when you have two Grandmas—one Jewish and one Chinese —and two delicious recipes? San Francisco author Pamela Mayer’s Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is illustrated by Deboran Melmon at West Portal Branch Library, co-hostes by Bookshop West Portal.

Sun • Very Vegan Sundays/SoMa

Sun Nov 13 | Begins 11 am Continuing a tradition SoMa StrEat Food Park will have have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. SoMa StrEat Food Park. Every 2nd Sunday 428 11th St. (By Costco)

Sun • Bungalows/Westwood Park

Sun Nov 13 | 11:00am Guide Kathleen Beitiks walks you through Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival. The west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle-class people. $15 - sfhistory.org or (415) 537-1105 ext 0.

Sun • Pro Musica Pacifica

Sun Nov 13 | 4 pm Grammy nominated countertenor Ryland Angel joins SF Early Music Society: Pro Musica Pacifica, featuring sacred and secular music of the italian Baroque at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St. Tix: sfems.org /510 528-1725

Thu • Butterflies!

Thu Nov 17 - 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.

Thu • Occupy the Farm

Thu Nov 17 | 6-10 pm What are the most effective ways to bring healthy food to hungry, urban neighborhoods? A film presented by the SF Urban Film Festival. Exploratorium, Pier 15 Tix: $15.

Fri • Building Lighting & Carnival

Fri Nov 18 | 4 – 7pm 15,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and Disney on Ice show with a family Carnival followed by the 30th Annual Building Lighting at 6 pm. Embarcadero Center.

Sat • 59th Auto Show

Sat Nov 19 - Sun Nov 27 | Hours vary 59th Annual International Auto Show is supported by the California New Car Dealers Assn, featuing 38 of the world’s major manufacturers displaying their 2017 model cars, SUV’s, trucks and vans. Moscone, 747 Howard. Tix: $10. Info: sfauroshow.com

Sat •International Games Day

Sat Nov 19 | 2 pm Join us for International Games Day, which takes place in libraries around the world We have the games. You bring the fun! Open to all ages and abilities! Merced Branch, 155 Winston Dr.

Sun • Fall Chocolate Salon

Sun Nov 20 | 10 am - 5 pm Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest chocolate. Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post, Tix: $25

Tue • Community Safety Meeting

Tue Nov 15 | 7-9 pm Meet with Captain Denise Flaherty at Taraval Station. This is a special 4 times per year meeting.

Mon • Author Michael Krasney

Mon Nov 21 | 7 pm Let There Be Laughter A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means from the host of NPR affiliate’s Forum with Michael Krasny, a compendium of Jewish jokes that packs the punches with hilarious riff after riff — a window into Jewish culture. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave.

Wed • Turkey Trot Feat

Wed Nov 23 | 9 pm 11th Annual Turkey Trot 2016: Lost Legends Tribute. This year’s Americana Music Feast will be our biggest and tastiest yet $15 / $39.95 dinner. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St.

Fri • Tree Lighting/Union Square

Fri Nov 25 | 6 pm 2016 Union Square Tree Lighting. Macy’s 27th Annual Tree Lighting in Union Square Park between Sutter and Post and Geary and Stockton The 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments will appear at 6:40 pm after performances and ceremonies.

Mon • Central Council

Mon Nov 28 | 7 pm West of Twin Peaks Central Council meets to discuss local topics. Meets the 4th Mon each month. Forest Hills Clubhouse, 381 Magellan Ave. westoftwinpeaks.org

Mon • S.H.A.R.P / Our History

Mon Nov 28 | 7 pm Sunset Heights, a 19th century hamlet of dairies, hog ranches, and roadhouse owners survived in foggy isolation. Historian Woody LaBounty, will trace the cultural, architectural, and political development of our neighborhood. 1736 9th Avenue. Meets last monday of the month.

Thu • OMI Neighbors in Action

Thu Dec 17 | 1-3 pm No meetings in Nov. or Dec. Instead join us at our annual Holiday Toy Give Away at Minnie & Lovie Rec Center @ Captiol & Montana.


Thu Dec 3 | 5:30-7 pm Concert |Bringing Down the House the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band, Proceeds to Mo’s Kitchen and Glide programs. Pre-concert/intermission hors d’oeuvres and libations from finest SF restaurants and beverage companies. Warfield Theater, 982 Market St. Tix: Ticketmaster & Warfield Box Office.

Sun • Asian Art Museum Free Day

Sun Dec 4 | 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 • Conservatory Free Day

Tue Dec 6 |10 am–4:30 pm 100 J F Kennedy Dr. Free every first Tuesday.

Tue • De Young Free Day

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

Tue • Legion of Honor Free Day

Tue Nov 8 | 9:30 am - 5:15 pm 4000 years of ancient and European art in the exquisite Beaux-Arts building. 100 34th Ave. Free first Tues.


Wed Dec 6 | 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

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