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Sketch Tuesdays

111 Minna Gallery : 6:00 p.m. fourth Tue. of every month

Sketch Tuesdays, founded in 2006, is a monthly event where 20 or so local artists hang out and make their art on a small scale. When the artwork is completed it becomes available to purchase by the audience mingling nearby -- and often for cheap! If you like the funky fresh art up on the wall... More >>

South of Market Arts

35th Annual Easter in the Park: Emerald Jubilee – A "Trip" to Oz

Golden Gate Park, Hellman Hollow : 10:00 a.m. April 20

People in other cities cannot fathom the level of enthusiasm generated by Easter for adults in San Francisco. For those of us who grew up here, springtime has long heralded the Technicolor grandeur of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter. Over the last 35 years, the Sisters have... More >>

Richmond (Outer) Parks and Preserves, On The Cheap, LGBT Events, Holiday, Free Events, Festivals, Cultural Events, Cabaret and Drag

4/20 Celebration

Golden Gate Park : 11:00 a.m. April 20

In true counterculture fashion, there are no organizers for the annual 4/20 Celebration at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park. An entertainment company will not be setting up a fence, booking bands, or ordering Porta Potties. There is no mention of it on the San Francisco Recreation and Park... More >>

Richmond (Outer) Holiday

Brad Warner's Hardcore Zen

Opera Plaza Cinemas : 7:30 p.m. April 20

Brad Warner, a muscian in a punk band called Zero Defex and a regular writer for soft-core porn site Suicide Girls, stars in Pirooz Kalayeh's documentary about Warner's journey into Zen Buddhism. Ordained as a priest by the late Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher Gudo Wafu Nishyima, Warner explains... More >>

Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin Film Events and Repertory

Godflesh, Cut Hands, House of Low Culture, DJ Blk Rainbow

DNA Lounge : 8:30 p.m. April 20

"I am not, never have been, nor ever will be, a Nazi/fascist/racist. I think and hope that would be without question obvious to most people that know me even just a little bit." These are the words of William Bennett, a British industrial musician and noise pioneer who's been at the fore of... More >>

South of Market Nightlife, Music

Alicia Silverstone

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco : 7:00 p.m. April 21

If you still think of Alicia Silverstone as the meddlesome rich girl from Clueless, you just haven't been paying attention. For years, this San Francisco native has been an outspoken advocate for the environmental causes that fuel her most personal work: The hit animated kids' show Braceface,... More >>

Richmond (Inner) Talks, Literary Events, Family Events

The Men, CCR Headcleaner, Gun Outfit

Rickshaw Stop : 8:00 p.m. April 21

Gun Outfit's third album from last year, Hard Coming Down, saw the Olympia, Wash., band shedding the 1980s college rock garb and exposing the bare essentials of its songwriting. Alternating between two singers, the vocals are refreshingly unadorned and high in the mix, as if to say, "Hear me... More >>

Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin Nightlife, Music

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, Shining

DNA Lounge : 7:30 p.m. April 23

If you haven't seen Dillinger Escape Plan live, you remain unaware of the true technical heaviness of which human musicians are capable. When we say this New Jersey mathcore quintet is powerful live, we mean that you will probably spend half the set wanting to physically assault yourself, and... More >>

South of Market Nightlife, Music

Proxy, Crimson Scarlet, Ruleta Rusa, Apriori, Fatigue

The Knockout : 9:15 p.m. April 23

Canadian punk act Proxy nods heavily to Oi! bombast, with walloping, mid-tempo backbeats that propel anthemic guitar leads and gruff vocals through lengthy and uproarious songs. Laden with the imagery of combat and civil strife, Proxy's lyrics evoke the Arab Spring and America's self-righteous... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights On The Cheap, Nightlife, Music

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

Boardsports : Daily

When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and... More >>

North Beach/ Chinatown Outdoors, Classes and Seminars, Arts

Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

Crissy Field : Daily until May 26

With Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art starts off big with its plans to go beyond its walls during the museum’s expansion project. In partnership with the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, eight of di Suvero’s... More >>

The Presidio Arts

Sergio Garcia: Infinite Chapters

White Walls Gallery : 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 3

Texan artist and White Walls Gallery group show veteran Sergio Garcia will be showing his work in a new solo exhibition entitled "Infinite Chapters" at the Tenderloin space. Garcia works primarily in print and sculpture to produce a mélange of iconic childhood objects and images. His... More >>

Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin Arts, Art - Galleries

Miranda's Storm

The Garage : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 23 until April 24

Shakespeare's The Tempest is a story of revenge and manipulation, with the sorcerer Prospero scheming to reclaim the throne from his brother by marrying his daughter Miranda to Prince Ferdinand, the son of the King of Naples. Central to his machinations is the conjuring of a storm that wrecks... More >>

South of Market Dance - Performances

The Seven Deadly Pleasures

A.C.T. Costume Shop Theater : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 23 until April 26; 4:00 p.m. April 27

In 1537, combining two melodies together was banned by Cardinal Giovanni Morone, as he believed it would distract from God. Centuries later, those same pesky melodies combined with drums and hip swiveling was labeled by some as "The Devil's Music." For the new millennium comes The Seven Deadly... More >>

Embarcadero Theater

Now That You're Gone ... San Francisco Neighborhoods Without Us

City Hall : Daily until May 23

Imagine a neutron bomb dropped on downtown San Francisco – the people gone, the buildings and infrastructure left unscathed. The work in Now That You're Gone ... San Francisco Neighborhoods Without Us has that freshly apocalyptic feel, as nine local photographers pay gritty tribute to... More >>

Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin Arts, Art - Galleries

Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

Scott Nichols Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 14

Many artists dream of having a large audience acknowledge their work — it might be long after their deaths, but better late than never. Vivian Maier's stash of over 100,000 photographs and negatives surfaced after she died in 2009, at the age of 83. She was soon recognized as one of the... More >>

Union Square/ Financial District Arts, Art - Galleries
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Smack Dab

Magnet : 7:30 p.m. third Wed. of every month

Buried deep down in the very core of our hearts is the passion to perform. We secretly want to dress in 1960s get-up, strap on a ukulele, and do Tiny Tim covers. No? Maybe that's just us. However, we can all agree on the burning desire to perform and create art. The hard part (besides mustering... More >>

Castro/ Noe Valley Open Mic, On The Cheap, LGBT Events, Free Events, Arts

"Hard French"

El Rio : 2:00 p.m. first Sat. of every month

At this point in time, Hard French might as well be a local institution. Now into its third season, the Motown-heavy queer day party presents itself as a viable alternative to the usual Saturday hangover damage control. Head down to the El Rio and you'll be able to catch six hours of "hard... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights Music, LGBT Events, Food and Drink

Animal Attraction

California Academy of Sciences : Daily

In ancient Rome, the god of fertility was honored in February, with ceremonial love lotteries and mock-floggings with a bloody goatskin. Even those are a pale reflection of truly bizarre courtships that unfold in the natural world. For example, the common garden snail is a hermaphrodite that... More >>

Richmond (Inner) Family Events, Museum Exhibits and Events, Children's Events

"Death Guild"

DNA Lounge : 9:30 p.m. every Mon.

Dying to dance, brood, or peel the yellow wallpaper off the wall? Well, so are these fun freaks. Join them at Death Guild, won't you? Every Monday night at DNA Lounge, gaggles of 18-and-over moody bastards come to show off their blackest attire and eyeliner while pouting to goth, industrial,... More >>

South of Market On The Cheap, Nightlife, Music

Classical Revolution

Revolution Cafe : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.

Armed with stringed instruments and intense training from the likes of Juilliard and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Classical Revolution is on a mission to change the way classical music is perceived and performed in this city. Conceived in late 2006, the collective's intent has been... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights On The Cheap, Music, Free Events

"Lost & Found"

Make-Out Room : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.

While most '60s soul parties are dedicated to uptempo bangers, Lost & Found takes a different tack. Thrown Tuesday nights at the Make-Out Room, it's an evening dedicated to the slower side of soul with a playlist that sounds tailor-made for some hip '60s prom. Veteran DJs Lucky and Primo... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights On The Cheap, Nightlife, Music

Fresh Like Cadaver

Lost Weekend Video : 8:00 p.m. second Fri. of every month

Didn't your momma ever tell you it was rude to talk during the movie? Unless, that is, the following conditions exist: The movie is godawful, you're parked on a couch with someone who shares your bad attitude, and you're a world-class wit. That last prerequisite is usually the sticking point,... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights Film Events and Repertory, Comedy

"Oldies Night"

The Knockout : 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

Few things can match the sheer exuberance of a packed house at Oldies Night. The long-standing Mission staple is one of the best places in the city to lose yourself and sweat it out dancing to soul 45s. DJs Primo and Daniel serve up a broad selection of cuts (both common and rare) to a crowd of... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights Nightlife, Music, On The Cheap

Murals and the Multi-Ethnic Mission

Women's Building : 1:00 p.m. second Sat. of every month; 1:00 p.m. fourth Sun. of every month

In the beginning it was, of course, Ohlone Indian. Then it was Spanish-Ohlone. Were there Russians? It was Italian. Then it was Irish and German. As far as we can tell, the Mission District was never Chinese, but this is San Francisco, so why shouldn't it have been? It was Mexican, and then it... More >>

Mission/ Bernal Heights Free Events, Tours, Arts
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