| November Community Calendar
Nov 13, 2009
@ Oddball Films
Guest curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films present “Weirdsville: Oddities from the Archives” — an evening of rare, weird and some highly entertaining 16mm shorts, movie trailers and commercials culled from the 50,000+ archive at Oddball Films. Highlights include: “Tempo Twelve”, a swing sixties travelogue; “Revenge of the Kinematograph Cameraman”, pioneering stop motion animation of insects; “Doubletalk”, what people really think in everyday conversation; “I Was A Thanksgiving Turkey”; “Mondo Cane”, excerpts from the cult classic; “The Baby Sitter”, a bizarre Little Lulu cartoon; another episode of “Hot Dog”; plus movie trailers and commercials straight out of Weirdsville! Friday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m. $10.00 RSVP Only at email@example.com or (415) 558.8117
• “Feast Your Eyes”: Guest curator Jeremy Menzies and Oddball Films present a program that will answer a range of questions about food and food production. From strictly educational to satirically humorous, this mix of vintage films will take you from the simple life down on the cattle ranch to the high speed daily “grind” of peanut butter production. Films include, “You and Your Food” with Jiminy Cricket, “Chemical Feast” with Marshall Effron, “In the Night Kitchen” based on Maurice Sendak’s children’s book, “Artistry in Sugar” with sugar master Eric Sager, “How Do They Make Hot Dog Rolls?” with Woody Allen and Joanne Worley, and much more. Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. $10.00 RSVP (only) and more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 558.8117. Oddball Films, 275 Capp St.
In Bernal Heights
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center brings Music on the Hill — a night of local music, camarederie, refreshments and community, featuring the bluesy grooves of T-Wrex and the Primitive Rhythm and the infectious sounds of Perranosperous! Proceeds benefit BHNC and their work to build a just and equitable community for all through our affordable housing, job development, family advocacy, youth services, senior services and community organizing programs. Nov. 14 from 7-10 p.m. $10-$200 (sliding scale) Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland Ave. Call (415) 206-2140 ext. 148 for tickets.
@ Mission Cultural Center
David Herrera Performance Company, a San Francisco-based modern dance/theater company, launches its 2009/10 season with a new work titled “Origenes de Vuelo/Origins of Flight: An Immigration Story.” This highly anticipated Modern Dance/Theater Production Marks the Culmination of DHPCo.'s three month collaboration with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The new work explores the often-harsh realities of immigration and the constant struggle immigrants face to maintain their cultural identity in the United States. Nov. 13-14 at p.m. Admission: $15. 2868 Mission St. More Info at (415) 821-1155 or www.missionculturalcenter.org.
@ Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Library
A new photography exhibition, Snap/shot: 99 Years of Looking Fabulous, opens Nov. 14 at the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Library. The exhibition is comprised of photographs donated to the San Francisco Public Library by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community members from throughout the city. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 14, 2010. 1 José Sarria Court (near 16th and Market streets).
@ the Blue Macaw
Barbary Coast Comedy brings to the Mission: A Fag, A Hag & A Drag, featuring Ronn Vigh (98 pounds of fag) Candy Churilla (sloppy pass around party fag hag) and Pippi Lovestocking (sassy drag). Monday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 plus one drink minimum.
Upcoming Shows: Monday, Nov. 23 — East Meets West: Melting Pot Stand-up from the Middle to the Far East. Featuring Tessie Chua, Hark Dulai, Tissa Hami, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Bradley Lum, Duat Mai, Amir Malekpour, Mike Moto, Kristee Ono and Mark Zhang.
Monday, Nov. 30 — Where My Jews At? 10 Comics X 10 Minutes @ 10 Bucks = 100 minutes of countless laughs for only $1 per Comic! Such a Deal! Featuring Kenny Altman, Jeff Applebaum, Noah Berkowitz, Ira Brightman, Jerry Goldstone, David Kleinberg, Allen Mathis, Lynn Ruth Miller, Steven Pearl and Mike Spiegelman. The Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission (at 22nd). More info at www.barbarycoastcomedy.com.
@ The Academy of Science
Friday, Nov. 13: Journey to the Stars in Spanish at 11:30 a.m.
A travel through time and space to experience the dramatic lives and deaths of stars. A bilingual presentation will follow.
• Swamp Talk at 1 p.m.: Join at the Swamp to learn about some of the Academy’s most popular animals, including American alligators and alligator snapping turtles. This presentation will take place in Spanish and English.
Saturday, Nov. 14: Mariachi Mexicanismo at 9 a.m.
To kick off the day’s festivities, Mariachi Mexicanismo will perform on the Academy’s front steps before the building opens at 9:30 a.m.
• Music with José-Luis Orozco at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join Orozco for a special musical performance designed to promote Latin American culture.
Journey to the Stars en español: 12 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. See details in above listing.
• Swamp Talk at 1 p.m. See details in above listing
• Latin American Frog Puppet Craft, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.:
A family-friendly activity in which kids can color in an outline of a frog, taking their guidance from photos of frogs from Mexico and South America.
Sunday, Nov. 15: Mariachi Mexicanismo at 10:30 a.m.
• Futuro Picante Salsa Band, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join the young musicians of Futuro Picante as they carry on the traditions laid down by the likes of Tito Puente, Beny Moré, Cal Tjader, Perez Prado, and Mongo Santamaria.
• Journey to the Stars en español, 12 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
• Swamp Talk at 1 p.m.
• Latin American Frog Puppet Craft, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
••• For directions and ticket prices visit www.calacademy.org or call (415) 379-8000.
@ Unitarian Center
The Politics of Food from a Local Perspective — A Presentation of the SF Gray Panthers, With Brie Johnson, Communications Director of Straus Family Dairy and Creamery which looks into local dairy working o a sustainable model. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Fireside Room, Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin St. (at Geary). Free, wheelchairs OK. More on this program at http://graypantherssf.igc.org. or call (415) 552-8800.
@ The Atlas Café
The Atlas Cafe presents the best in live bluegrass & old-time music every Thursday night from 8-10p.m. Never a cover charge. Nov. 12: The Shut-Ins. Nov. 19: Bluegrass & Old-Time Jam — 11th Anniversary celebration! Dec. 3: 49 Special. Dec. 10 The Saddlecats. Dec. 17: Bluegrass & old-time jam on the last Thursday of every month. Also EVERY SATURDAY 4-6p.m. Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod. The Atlas Cafe is located at 3049--20th St. at Alabama St. (415) 648-1047. www.atlascafe.net.
@ Community Music Center
The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band: Friday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.
$10 general admission
. This 17-piece band plays original works drawing on jazz, funk, folk, and new-music and includes a stellar line up of some of the Bay Area's finest musicians. For more information, please contact: Bill Horvitz (707) 887-1869, email@example.com.
• Janis Mercer, Piano/CD Release: Sat., Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.
CMC piano faculty member Janis Mercer performs original compositions and works by Cage, Webern, and Eisler. She is joined by students enrolled CMC's Comprehensive Musicianship Program/High School Division.
• Flamenco Bass Workshop with Mariano Martos : Sun., Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.
Bassist Mariano Martos has performed with some of the greatest flamenco artists of our time. His workshop is for musicians interested in learning about the bass in the context of flamenco music. This workshop will focus on four flamenco styles or “palos”: bulerias, tangos, rumba and tanguillos. There will be a maximum of 10 participants. For more info and to reserve a space: Chus Alonso at (510) 559-2977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• CMC Children's Chorus and Teen Chorus: Sun., Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m.
CMC Children's Chorus and Teen Chorus perform Broadway favorites and songs from around the world. The Children's Chorus will perform again at Bethany Center on Monday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Bethany is located at 580 Capp on the corner of 21st Street.
• Potaje: An Evening of Traditional and Contemporary Flamenco Music: Sun., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Potaje presents an evening of traditional and contemporary flamenco music with compositions and arrangements by Chus Alonso and special guest, direct from Spain, flamenco bassist, Mariano Martos. For info: (415) 647-6015 or www.potajemusic.com
• Tom Nunn, CD Release Concert: Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.
$10 adults/$5 seniors/students/ArtsCard. Tom Nunn has designed, built and performed with original musical instruments since 1976. His instruments typically utilize commonly available materials, are sculptural in appearance, utilize contact microphones for amplification, and are designed specifically for improvisation.
• 8th Annual Oberlin Alumni Concert : Sun., Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
$10 adults/$5 seniors/students/ArtsCard.
Oberlin alumni performances.
• El Chavo del Ocho: A Latin Music Show for Children: Sat., Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
$8 General Admission.
El Chavo del Ocho follows El Chavo and the other inhabitants of the neighborhood as they go about their everyday lives. The show explores, in a comic way, the problems that many homeless children face on a daily basis, such as hunger, sadness and not having someone to watch over them. Some episodes end with a lesson, such as the importance of good hygiene and not judging a book by its cover. Look forward to games, a pinata, music, raffles and surprises for the whole family. Come dressed like el Chavo, la Chilindrina, Nono, Don Ramon, or any of your favorite characters.
•••Community Music Center is located at 544 Capp St.
415) 647.6015. www.sfcmc.org.
@ The Randall Museum
Holiday Crafts Day: A family day of make-and-take crafts, ideal for seasonal decorations & holiday gifts, plus special kid-friendly entertainment. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Sat., Dec. 5. Crafts break from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for special holiday entertainment. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (off Roosevelt, at Corona Heights). All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Craft prices & activities vary depending on materials. Call for details (415) 554.9600 or www.randallmuseum.org.
The Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District (City College of San Francisco) will hold its regular monthly business meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at 6 p.m. in Room 103 of the College’s Health and Wellness Center at the Ocean Campus located at 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco. Open to the public. This meeting will be videotaped and telecast on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on EaTV Cable Channel 27, beginning November 25th. For further information, visit www.ccsf.edu
@ Creativity Explored
“Science” Fiction features a fantastical array of renderings by Creativity Explored studio artists depicting characters, landscapes, and vehicles from the world of science fiction TV, film, and pulp fiction, as well as original conceptions of futuristic places and beings. In this lively show, images of iconic characters such as the Robotrix, from Metropolis, Robbie the Robot, C3PO, Darth Vader, General Ursus, and Mr. Spock and the crew of the Enterprise will populate the gallery at Creativity Explored, while renderings of scenes from classic films and TV shows further advance the science fiction theme. Through Nov. 21. Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1–6 p.m. Creativity Explored Gallery; 3245 16th St. at Dolores Street. More info at (415) 863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org
@ Thrillpeddlers’ Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers present…SHOCKTOBERFEST!! 2009 – The Torture Garden Performances Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. through Fri., Nov. 20. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800/ 838- 3006. $25 general admission / $69 for “Shock Boxes” and “Turkish Lounges” (admits two).
• Thrillpeddlers extends PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI—The Cockettes Musical — The Run-away Hit of 2009 extended through Jan. 23, 2010. All January shows will feature an AFTERGLOW FLOORSHOW, a Musical Tribute to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Cockettes following PEARLS OVER SHANGAI Performances. Tickets: $30-$69. Thrillpeddlers’ Hypnodrome is at 575 10th St. (Bryant & Division sts.) More info at http://thrillpeddlers.com.
@ Intersection for the Arts
Intersection for the Arts proudly presents One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran, a project organized by San Francisco-based artist Taraneh Hemami and Tehran-based artist Ghazaleh Hedayat of modern day Tehran, Iran. Featuring the work of eight artists living in Tehran - Nima Alizadeh, Saba Alizadeh, Mohammad Ghazali, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Abbas Kowsari, Mehran Mohajer, Neda Rezavipour, and Homayoun Sirizi - alongside new work by San Francisco-based artist Taraneh Hemami, this exhibition compiles a collective narrative of everyday Tehran, demystifying life in a country that has been misunderstood and maligned for decades. Through Sat, Jan 23, 2010, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. FREE Gallery hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. 446 Valencia St.
Free Urban Cycling Workshop: Intro to Safe Cycling (Day 1): Want to feel more comfortable riding on city streets? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and learn the basics, tips, and techniques to be bicycle savvy and smart. This four-hour class is offered for adults and anyone over 14. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. South Beach Harbor Community Room, Pier 40A at The Embarcadero. Pre-registration is required. Bring your lunch. Sign up at sfbike.org/edu.
• Winterfest Party, Fundraiser and Art Show: Ride on down, valet your bike and boogie into Winterfest 2009. After grabbing your complimentary New Belgium beer, enjoy a festive evening filled with 1,000 other bike-friendly party folk. Score deals on amazing local art, bike gear, local goodies and bike crafts. Winterfest is the best place to find the new bike of your dreams at a great price. DJ’s and food vendors all night long. $15/for SFBC Members, or join at the door for $40 (Includes 1-year SF Bicycle Coalition membership + admission). Dec. 6, 6 p.m.–10:30 p.m. SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. at 8th St. More info at www.sfbike.org.
@ Pier 39
The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) presents a special One Night Only Holiday Cabaret featuring patty Duke, Teal Wicks with cast members from WICKED and other special guests including Lucie Arnaz a Broadway star (accompanied by Ron Abel); RJ Helton, American Idol star; Connie Champagne and Leanne Borghesi, Cabaret stars. Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 Performance Only and $100 Preferred Reserved. Tickets are available by phone (415) 273-1620 or online at www.helpisontheway.org. J’LaChic Theatre 39 — on Pier 39, San Francisco.
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