Calendar of Events

March Calendar of Events

Ming’s Dynasty: Master calligrapher Mak Ming Chan was born in China to a scholarlyfamily and studied calligraphy with Wah San Mak, Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., March 4 – 25, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., free admission. For more information, call (415) 463-5537.

Kendama (and more!) Freeplay for Teens: The library will provide Kendamas, Slinkys, tops and yo-yos, learn some new tricks or chill with friends, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, March 6, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Learn Tai Chi: Tai Chi may help improve health, fitness, balance, flexibility, coordination and posture, the class introduces the Yang style long form and is taught by instructor Irene Lee, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Mondays throughout March, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Seismic Safety course: Attend a three-part series on seismic safety, presented by Self Help for the Elderly and funded by the SF Department of Building Inspection, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesdays, March 7, 14 and 28, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

California Women and Civil Rights: Elaine Elinson is co-author of “Wherever There’ a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California,” which won a gold medal at the California Book Awards, signed copies will be available, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, March 8, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Meet the Musical Instruments: The public can enjoy a short, concise and fun presentation by the 20 members of the Lincoln High School Wind Ensemble, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Thursday, March 9, 3-3:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Taiko Drumming with Kristy Oshiro: Join Taiko drummer Kristy Oshiro for a musical performance in which Japanese culture, language, folk tales and history combine in an interactive, rhythmic experience for the entire family, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Thursday, March 16, 3:30-4:15 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Ukulele Workshop for Teens: Learn about the history of ukuleles and how to play easy chords and put songs together, no music knowledge or experience required, just an open mind and willingness to learn, ages 10- 19, Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Saturday, March 18, 2-3 p.m., free. For more information, send an e-mail to

Park cleanup Day: Friends of the West Portal Playground is hosting a park cleanup and community gathering at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse, snacks provided, Ulloa and Lenox streets, Saturday, March 18, free. Register to volunteer by sending an email to

The Art of European Egg Decoration: An illustrated lecture about the ancient folk art of Eastern European egg decorating, followed by a live demonstration by artist Lenka Glassner, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, March 18, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Rock Painting Craft Night: Paint rocks using a variety of designs or create your own, big rocks make great paperweights, small ones can be used as magnets, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, send an e-mail to

Fire Safety Education: The Golden Gate Village will host the SF Fire Department’s community education team, which will teach the basics of fire safety, 6221 Geary Blvd., third floor, Thursday, March 23, 1 – 2 p.m., free, but RSVP required. For more information, call (415) 876-3333 or e-mail

Learn to Make Sourdough Bread: A Sour Flour baker/instructor will demonstrate how to make sourdough bread, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Music concert: Patrick Galvin (violin) and Jungeun Kim (piano) in a chamber music concert featuring works by Beethoven, Debussy, Franck, Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Ave., Saturday March 25, 7:30 p.m, $15-$20. For more information, visit the website at

World Rhythms and Chants with Body Percussion: World-traveling musician and storyteller Aharon “Mr. Wheels” Bolsta performs with a selection of instruments and rhythmic languages from several world traditions, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Saturday, March 25, 4–5 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

Eastern European Egg Decorating: Lenka Glassner will give a lecture and demonstration about kraslice, traditionally-decorated Czech Easter eggs, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, March 25, 2 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Spring Break Talent Show for Teens: Teenagers can take the stage to show off their talents – dance, music, magic, poetry, comedy and more – guests are invited, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Monday, March 27, 2:15-4 p.m., free (registration required). For more information, call (415) 355-5700.

Upa Yoga: Upa Yoga helps enhance focus, memory, productivity and improve overall health, exercises can be performed on the floor (bring a mat) or on a chair, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, March 29, 6-6:45 p.m., free. For more information, call (408) 409-6436.

Grateful Dead Music Night: Video clips of Grateful Dead songs performed in the band’s early days and its role during the Summer of Love, Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Wednesday, March 29, 7-8:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5656.

Black History Month Lecture: Local writer Stephanie McCoy will discuss her research about the little-known American author Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894), Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2825.

Status on “Dream” Students: Bill Ong Hing, a member of the SF Police Commission and professor of law at USF, will talk about legal rights and options, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Thursday, March 30, 6-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415)355-5600.

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