JULY / AUGUST CALENDAR

80th Annual Stern Grove Festival • 19th Ave. & Sloat Blvd. • 2 pm

SUNDAY July 9 | SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY | Edwin Outwater, Conductor

San Francisco Symphony returns for its annual summer appearance at Stern Grove Festival. Led by conductor Edwin Outwater, the afternoon’s program features Mozart, French chansons, and more:

SUNDAY July 16 | Eric Burdon and The Animals and The Stone Foxes

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. Forging new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades, his hits include “House of the Rising Sun,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” the Vietnam-era anthem “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” the psychedelic San Francisco classics “San Franciscan Nights” and “Monterey.”

Popular San Francisco rock band The Stone Foxes have a sound that is blues infused and a little bit countrytinged with punk, surf, and Americana. NPR’s World Café notes they “…have an energetic style that’s rooted in swampy, foot-stomping rock...ambitious arrangements with diverse moods.” This performance is a nod to the on-going “Summer of Love” anniversary celebration in San Francisco this summer.

SUNDAY July 23 | Los Ángeles Azules and Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco

Los Ángeles Azules (Blue Angels), pioneers of Mexican romantic tropical Cumbia music, was founded by four brothers in Iztapalapa, Mexico City in 1976 and have been officially active since 1983. They will be joined on stage by Latin American singer/musician/songwriter Jay de la Cueva, lead singer for the rock band Moderatto, and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ximena Sariñana. Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco The dancers are all committed to the continuation of one of the richest manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico—Folkloric dance. They plan to debut two new works and will feature 35 dancers with a dozen musicians. Presented in association with the Mexican Consulate, part of the MexAm Festival, showcasing the best performing ideas from Mexico.

SUNDAY July 30 | San Francisco Ballet with Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson

Renowned for its incomparable level of innovation, the San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies, not to mention the longest-running, in the United States. Since its early years under the direction of American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, William, and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet now presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. SUNDAY August 6 | Amadou & Mariam and Ibibio Sound Machine Amadou & Mariam This popular blind couple from Mali have managed to joyfully combine their love story with a musical career, all the while becoming ambassadors for Malian and African music all around the world. Leading the songs to the dance floor and underlining their intrinsically danceable AfroPop. Amadou & Mariam have played the world’s biggest festivals, from Coachella to Glastonbury. Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern postpunk, and electro.

SUNDAY | August 13 – WAR and Malo

WAR began as Eric Burdon’s American backup band when he left The Animals to go solo. Their Latin-flavored song “Spill the Wine” became a worldwide hit and launched the band’s career. WAR has featured numerous, rotating band members are known for the hit songs “The World Is a Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Gypsy Man,” “Low Rider,” “Summer,” “Outlaw,” and “You Got the Power.” The evolution of WAR began in 1969 and WAR has been evolving ever since.

Malo is a San Francisco-based Latin-tinged rock and roll group born in the Mission district in the early ‘70s and led by vocalist Arcelio Garcia, Jr. and guitarist Jorge Santana (brother of Carlos). Today they front a lineup that features full horn and percussion sections delivering their signature ballads to high-energy Latin grooves. Their 1972 hit single “Suavecito,” a mellow romantic tune, became a low-rider classic and is called “The Chicano National Anthem.”

SUNDAY | August 20 – Brazilian Girls and Moon Hooch

GRAMMY-nominated Brazilian Girls, known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music reflecting styles as diverse as reggae, jazz, boss nova, world, reggae, and lounge. Founded in 2003, the NYC-based quartet (with no Brazilians and only one girl) are the descendants of New Wave pioneers. Veterans of Coachella and Bonnaroo, Brazilian Girls know how to ignite a crowd with a jazzy, seductive dance beat. In just a few short years, the horn-and-percussion trio Moon Hooch have gone from playing on New York City subway platforms to touring with the likes of Beats Antique, They Might Be Giants, and Lotus, as well as selling out their own headline shows in major venues around the country. The dynamic trio blend elements

of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse- pounding electronic dance music.

SUNDAY | August 27 – Mavis Staples and Kev Choice Ensemble

Mavis Staples is living, breathing history, weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop over the last 60 years. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s with her father, Pops, and her brother and sisters as The Staple Singers, to the freedom songs of the Civil Rights era, to pop radio stardom during the Stax era with hits “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself,” to The Last Waltz. Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new album Livin’ on a High Note, she is only gaining momentum.

Kev Choice of Oakland wears many hats—pianist, emcee, producer, sideman, music historian, and bandleader. He leads a jazz-hip-hop-funk big band, the Kev Choice Ensemble, performing classical, jazz, soul, rock, and funk-inspired hip-hop.

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 and seats are first come, first served. 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 at shoulder height. Please be considerate so everyone can enjoy the day! No pets, no smoking, no barbecues no video or audio recording equipment, no professional still camera equipment, no skateboards, scooters, weapons, fireworks or illegal substances.

INFO: sterngrove.org


EDVARD MUNCH AT SF MOMA JUNE 24 – OCT 9

As a young man in the late 19th century, Edvard Munch’s (1863–1944) bohemian pictures placed him among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But as he confessed in 1939, his true “break-through came very late in life, really only starting when I was 50 years old.” One of Munch’s last works, Self-Portrait. Between the Clock and the Bed (1940–43) — with its themes of desire, mortality, isolation and anxiety — serves as a touchstone and guide to the approximately 45 works in the exhibition. Together, these paintings propose an alternative view of Munch as an artist as revolutionary in the 20th century as he was when he made a name for himself in the Symbolist era. Tix / Info: sfmoma.org


Thur • The Art of Eyvind Earle • Through Jan 8, 2018

Walt Disney Family Museum The artist’s first-ever comprehensive museum retrospective will feature more than 250 works, including intricate thumbnail concept paintings for Lady and the Tramp and evocative large-scale concept artworks for Sleeping Beauty. Alongside Earle’s work for The Walt Disney Studios is an extensive showcase of his fine art, includingelaborate and lush landscapes, unique scratchboards, rare examples of sculpture, companion poetry,and commercial illustrations. In addition to signature landscapes and enchanting illustrations thatare characteristic ofEarle’s style, the exhibition will feature his limited edition serigraphs and lesser-known pieces, includingcartoon drawings from his timein the U.S. Navy and commercial advertisements for American brands. Stand-alone special exhibition ticket: $15 all levels, free for youth 17 and under.


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.


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 | 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.

EXTENDED • JANIS!

Ongoing - Jul 9 | Various times | American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will extend the run of Broadway’s acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Jo-plin at Geary Theater (415 Geary St.) “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” — one of rock and roll’s greatest legends. www.act- sf.org.

ONGOING • HAMILTON

Ongoing - Aug 5 | Various times | Hamilton made its New York debut Off-Broadway at the Public The-ater in 2015 and was extended three times due to public demand. President Obama himself deemed it good enough for two visits! In 2016, it won the Pu-litzer Prize for Drama and scooped 11 Tony Awards. Tix: $300-500 Range theatersanfrancisco.com

Ongoing • Road to Summer of Love

Ongoing – Sep 10 | 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

WED • ORIGAMI

Wed Jul 5 | 3 pm | A special program with origami artist Shinta Arifin. Create a variety of interesting ob-jects by folding paper. For children and tweens ages 5 and up. Merced Library, 155 Winston Dr.

WED • FREEDOM FROM FRACTURES

Sat Jul 8 | 10 am - 2 pm | The 2nd Saturday in July as an annual national fracture risk screening day to raise awareness about the risk of fractures and help keep bones strong for life. Main Library, 100 Larkin.

SAT-SUN • END BREAST CANCER WALK

Sat Jul 8 - Sun Jul 9 | San Francisco 39ers will feed their hearts as they walk through the city by the bay. Trek gorgeous neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and the Presidio, cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and take in beautiful views of the bay and the ocean. Info: www.avon39.org/san-francisco

TUE • LOOM WEAVING

Tue Jul 11 | 7 pm | Learn the basics of the art of weaving using a loom made from a cardboard box. Create a mini woven wall hanging with beautiful yarns and beads. 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl. org to register. Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St.

TUE • MEET A PARK RANGER

Tue Jul 11 | 2 pm | All ages will delight in learn-ing about the flora, fauna, and tales of San Francisco through masterful storytelling from your local Na-tional Park Service Ranger. West Portal Branch Li-brary, 190 Lenox Way.

TUE • NERT TRAINING

Tue Jul 11 | 9 am - 4 pm | Learn hands-on disaster skills that will help as members of an emergency response team, preparing to respond to a personal emergency or as an adjunct to the SFFD response. The 20 hour training consists of six class sessions that are approximately 3 hours each. Free to the public. California College of the Arts, 1111 8th St. July 18,: Class 3 & 4 July 25, Class 5 & 6. sf-fire.org

WED • DISABILITY ACTIVISM

Wed Jul 12 | 6 pm | The successful 504 occupation of SF’s Federal Building for nearly a month 40 years ago—could it happen today? Disabled organizers to consider the legacy of the 504 protests and the cur-rent state of disability activism. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

THU -• 40TH PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Thu Jul 13 - Sun Jul 23 | Extraordinary new plays in an intimate setting, enjoy panels, cocktail parties, discussions, and networking events (free with your ticket). Schedule: bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org/.

THU • FLOWER PIANO

Thu Jul 13 – Jul 24 | 9 am - 6 pm | Flower Piano is back for its third year, celebrating music, nature, and creativity. 12 pianos are placed at dramatic, pic-turesque locations throughout the Garden’s 55 acres for 12 days, for anyone to play, except during perfor-mances. FREE for SF residents with proof of residency ($8 non-residents) SF Botanical Garden, GG Park.

THU • COOL HAND LUKE

Thu Jul 13 | Noon | In a Florida prison farm, Luke (Paul Newman) doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard’s resident heavy, (George Kennedy) “What we have here is a failure to communicate...” Main Library, Koret, 100 Larkin St.

SAT • PARK TRIP!

Sat Jul 15 | 11 am - 3 pm | Join us on a trip to Baker Beach, a mile-long sandy shoreline in the Presidio with amazing views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge – it never gets old! The beach is perfect for a barefoot stroll along the surf. Bring a picnic blanket and – of course – extra layers! at West Portal Branch Library, 2 pm ranger talk. Register today njelks@sfpl.org

SUN • AIDS WALK SF

Sun Jul 16 | 9 am–2:30 pm | Walk this 10K to re-member those lost, help those affected, and contin-ue the fight to end AIDS. Benefits Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. Free (general walkers), 615-9255, aidswalk.net Starts/Ends: Sharon Meadow, GG Park.

 

 

SUN • SUMMER OF LOVE & HAIGHT

Sun Jul 16 | 1 pm | The countercultural revolution of the hippies during the Summer of Love is revealed in Revolution— sex, drugs, philosophy and lifestyle. Music: Country Joe & the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Steve Miller band and others. A panel dis-cussion follows the film. Main Library, 100 Larkin St. Related exhibition: Summer of Love & Haight,

Main Library, Jewett Gallery, Jul 15 – Oct 29.

WED • BATS!

Wed Jul 18 | 2 pm | Come learn all about our night time neighbors with presenter Corky Quirk and her rescued bats! Norcal Bats, located in the Central Val-ley of California, promotes the importance of bats through education of the public and wildlife rescue. Merced Library, 155 Winston Dr.

WED • TO SIR WITH LOVE

Wed Jul 19 | 6:30 pm | To mark the Summer of Love, one of the hit films of 1967 starring Sidney Poitier, To Sir, With Love, tells the story of an engineer who accepts a teaching post in London’s East End slums. Merced Library, 155 Winston Dr.

THU • BONNIE & CLYDE

Thu Jul 20 | Noon | A small-time crook tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner’s daughter, dis-satisfied small-town girl. Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions be-tween the couple and the their gang could destroy them all. Main Library, Koret, 100 Larkin St.

THU • BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY

Thu Jul 20 | 6 pm | Award-winning She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry - the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s move-ment, from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to more radical factions of the street the-atrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!) Tix / Info: californiahistoricalsociety.org.

FRI • KITE MAKING

Fri Jul 18 | 2 pm | Join us to create your own unique kite and test run it at the park next to the library. For age 5+.Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St.

THU • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Thu Jul 27 | Noon | Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of Sparta, Mississippi. Tibbs proves his innocence tracks down the real killer. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

THU • ENGAGING IN DEMOCRACY

Thu Jul 27 | 6 pm | League of Women Voters SF on the current political climate. Featuring clips by We the Voters re: civic engagement issues such as run-ning for office and voting, with a lively panel. Learn how to take action in the democratic process. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

SUN • DRUG TAKE-BACK

Sun Jul 30 | 10 am - 2 pm | Get rid of old prescrip-tion medications that are cluttering up your medi-cine cabinets! Bring them to the MED-Project Pre-scription Drug Take-Back that will take place outside the entrance to the Merced Branch, 155 Winston.

SUN • HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYONE

Sun Jul 30 | 1 - 4 pm | Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody, a documentary film by Terry Sterren-berg and Laurie Simons, talks about what’s happen-ing with America’s healthcare system and what you can do about it. Discussion following: Jeff Gee, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Barb Ryan, RN, California Nurses Association (CNA), a representative from the Healthy California Act (SB 562). Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

TUE • AUTHOR FORREST LEO

Tue Aug 1 | 7 pm | A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, The Gentleman in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python. A popular poet in Victorian London, learns from his butler that they’re broke, he inadvertently sells his wife to the devil—then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

SUN • ASIAN ART MUSEUM FREE DAY

Sun Aug 6 | 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.

THU • THE APARTMENT

Thu Aug 3 | Noon | C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. Baxter is disappointed to learn that a mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley Ma-cLaine), the elevator girl at work he is interested in. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

TUE • CONSERVATORY FREE DAY

Tue Aug 8 |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 Ken-nedy Dr. Free every first Tuesday.

TUE • DISABILITY & AGING RESOURCES

Tue Aug 8 | 2:30 - 4:30 | The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides free services for older adults 60+ and adults with disabilities: info, referrals, benefits assistance, housing resources, translation filling out forms and much more. Info: 415 202-2982. Atrium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

TUE • DE YOUNG FREE DAY

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.

TUE • LEGION OF HONOR FREE DAY

Tue Aug 8 | 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.

THU • AUTHOR RHYS BOWEN

Thu Aug 10 | 7 pm | In On Her Majestys Frightfully Secret Service, her cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding. at Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

 

 

THU • A SHOT IN THE DARK

Thu Aug 10 | Noon | Inspector Clouseau makes his first appearance in this quintessential ‘60s comedy. Starring Peter Sellars, directed by Blake Edwards, with music by Henry Mancini. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

THU • YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Thu Aug 17 | Noon | Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania and begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments. Main Library, Koret, 100 Larkin.

SAT • HARLEM OF THE WEST

Sat Aug 19 | 2 pm | Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Harlem of the West. Authors Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts will discuss the rich history of the Fill-more District and its musical legacy that vanished abruptly due to redevelopment in the 1960s. Mer-ced Branch, 155 Winston Dr.

SUN • UNLOCKING THE CAGE

Sun Aug 20 | 1 - 4 pm | Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), recently filed the first ever lawsuits seeking to trans-form an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Koret, 100 Larkin St.

TUE • AUTHOR MATT RICHTEL

Tue Aug 22 | 7 pm | Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the New York Times by day, and he lives right here in the neighborhood. In Dead on Arrival (Launch) “Michael Crichton meets Stephen King at their finest … with the creepiest opening I’ve ever read.” — Lisa Gardner. Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal.

THU • THIS IS SPINAL TAP

Thu Aug 24 | Noon | This “mockumentary” finds a metal band’s struggle to get back on the charts, i—ups and downs, name changes and undersold con-certs, along with groupies, promoters, hangers-on. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

THU • OMI NEIGHBORS IN ACTION

Thu Aug 31 | 7 pm | OMI-NIA General Meeting is the last Thu each month. Temple UMC, 65 Beverly.

THU • MOTHER

Thu Aug 31 | Noon | A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer (Albert Brooks) moves back in with his mother (Debbie Reynolds) to solve his personal problems. Brooks and Reynolds are a wonderful comic team and anyone who’s had a mother will find something to laugh about here. Koret Audito-rium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

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