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May Calendar of Events – Sunset

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 http://sfcm.edu/events/side-side.

 

Getting to Know American Muslims and Islam:

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 Opening:

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 www.fogsfca.com.

 

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.

 

Sunset Branch Library Open House:

Featuring a special belly dance performance by local dancers, Chinese painting and

cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts for youth and more, 1305 18th Ave.,

Saturday, May 13, 1:30-5 p.m., free.

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

 

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 http://www.sfrosesociety.org.

 

SPEAK Membership Meeting:

The Sunset-Parkside Education and Action Committee will hold its annual

membership meeting (the public is invited), which include speakers on

local businesses, transportation and other neighborhood issues, Ortega Branch Library,

Monday, May 15, 6-8 p.m., free.

For more information, send an e-mail to speaksanfrancisco@yahoo.com.

 

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

 

Merced Branch Library Open House:

The sixth anniversary of the branch’s grand reopening will feature historian

Woody LaBounty discussing Lake Merced (7 p.m.),

Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Wednesday, May 17, 6-8:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2825.

 

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 (415) 355-2880.

 

West Portal Playground Clean-up:

The Friends of the West Portal Playground is hosting a park clean-up and

community gathering at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse (coffee and donuts

and crafts for the kids),

Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-noon, free.

For more information, go to the website at www.westportalplayground.com.

 

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 http://www.usssanfrancisco.org.

 

Rights for Immigrants:

Join the SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network for a presentation on

immigrant rights, 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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