Calendar of Events

May Calendar of Events

Asian Heritage Crafts:

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Sophie

the crafts lady to make numerous crafts inspired by Asian culture,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, May 3, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355- 5717.


Musical Theater:

Students from the SF Conservatory of Music’s voice department and

musical theater will perform Stephen Sondheim’s “Side by Side,” 50 Oak St.,

Friday, May 5, 8 p.m., free. For more information, go to the website at


Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith:

Many Americans are unaware of the long history of Muslims in the

United States so this presentation begins with basic

terminology, the demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world,

and describes the major beliefs and practices of Islam, a collaboration

with the Presidio Interfaith Council and the Islamic Networks Group,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, May 6, 2-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Gallery Show:

The Far Out Gallery features the paintings of Tom Akawie,

40th Avenue and Taraval Street, May 6 – 27 (opening reception May 6 at noon),

open weekends noon-6 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Gallery Show:

The Avenue 12 Gallery will hold an opening reception,

“Unexpected Landforms: Aerial Observations,” a solo show

of mixed media paintings by Kevin Keul,

1101 Lake St., Saturday, May 6, 6-8 p.m., free admission.

For more information, call (415) 750-9955.


LEGO Play Date:

Legos will be provided for children to be creative, Anza Branch Library,

550 37th Ave., Wednesday, May 10, 4-5:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Author’s Workshops:

Author Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff will conduct two workshops

to highlight her two books, “Flavors of India” and “Other Avenues are Possible,”

Sunset Branch Library, Saturday, May 13, 2-4 p.m., free;

and the Parkside Branch Library, Tuesday, May 16, 7-8 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808 (Sunset) or (415) 355-5770 (Parkside).


Chess Tournament:

The Bright Knights Chess Club invites all ages and abilities to battle

for chess supremacy, Richmond Branch

Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, May 13, 1- 4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.


Felt Fortune Cooking Crafting:

Create “no sew” felt fortune cookies in honor of Asian

Pacific American Heritage Month, all materials provided,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, May 13, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5717.


Mother’s Day Rose Show:

The SF Rose Society presents its annual rose show,

County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 1199 Ninth

Ave., Sunday, May 14, 12:30-4 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Asian Snack Trials for Teens:

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by

trying snacks from different regions,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Wednesday, May 17, 4-5 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600


Tenants’ Rally:

The Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco is hosting a meeting

to talk about and rally around the issue of neighborhood residents being displaced,

Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., Thursday, May 18, 6-8:30 p.m., free.


Making Rosie Pins:

Make fabric rose pins out of wired ribbon to wear in your hair or clip to

clothing, hat or purse, Presidio Branch Library,

3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, May 20, 3-4:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (4150 355-2880.


Indian Dance Demonstration:

Kathak and Bharatnatyam Indian dancing is featured with a

discussion and demonstration, presented by SF Kala Kendra,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.-noon, free.

For more information, call (415) 355- 5600.


Grateful Dead Lecture:

Author and photographer Rosie McGee will discuss

“The Grateful Dead: Before, During & After the ‘Summer of Love,”

her illustrated book with pictures taken when she lived, traveled and

worked with the band, Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.,

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5656.


Zongzi Tasting:

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food stuffed with rice and different

fillings and wrapped in large, flat bamboo leaves that are traditionally eaten during the

Dragon Boat Festival, participants will taste different kinds of Zongzi and

vote for their favorite,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808.


Chinese Brush Painting:

Learn the art of Chinese brush painting and create an art piece

to take home, participants learn basic brush

strokes and create pictures of plants and animals (for adults only),

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday,

May 27, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

For more information or to sign up, call (415) 355-5700.


Book Origami With Esther Kwan:

Create a multi-page accordion-fold origami book to use

as a greeting card, graduation autograph keepsake or special memory journal,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Saturday, May 27, 4–5:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Domes, Zomes and Geometry for Teens:

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller, geometry in modern architecture is featured

(make a model of a geodesic dome or, for beginners, an icosahedron),

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, May 27, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2808.


USS San Francisco Memorial Service:

Attend a service to honor the sailors and marines killed in action during the naval battle

at Guadalcanal, U.S.S. San Francisco Memorial Park, Lands End,

Sunday, May 28, noon-1:30 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Know Your Rights:

Join the SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network for a presentation

on immigrant rights, open to all families that would like basic

know-your-rights information and the latest on immigration policy changes,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

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