Calendar of Events

September Calendar of Events – Sunset District

 Photography Exhibit:

“Between Memories and Dreams: Guillermo Pulido – Photography, Sculpture and Video,”

Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., Sept. 2 – Oct. 1, gallery open Thursday through

Sunday, noon-6 p.m. For more information, call (415) 463-5537.


Zero Emissions Vehicle Incentive Workshop:

The workshop offers information on the financial incentives for purchasing

or leasing zero-emission vehicles (electric or hydrogen cars, $7,500 tax credit rebates),

and hear about the SunShares program,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 6–8 p.m., free.

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


Artists Meet-up:

Artists are encouraged to bring an original piece of art to show for the

month of September on the walls of The Artisans, 2549 Irving St.,

Saturday, Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m., free. For more information, call Joe at (415) 921-0456.


Summer of Love Lecture:

Author David Talbot will give a presentation called “Lessons from the Summer of Love:

Building a culture of hope and resistance,” Roosevelt Middle  School, 460 Arguello Blvd.,


Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., $10 general admission. For more information, go to the website



Jade – Stone of Heaven: 

A lecture about jade, and objects valued by Chinese emperors and

fought over by Mughal princes, the gemstone that has been treasured

for its rarity, beauty and symbolic value,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Thursday, Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.


Centennial Celebration Concert: 

A pre-college concert will be performed, SF Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall,

50 Oak St., Saturday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m., free (reservations required).

For more information, call (415) 864-7326.


College Application Essays: 

A three-hour clinic over two Saturdays will introduce students to the best practices for

essay writing, and offer personalized supervision as students prepare personal

statements for college, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Saturdays, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2880. To register, go to the website at


Centennial Celebration Concert: 

a “technology and applied composition concert” will be performed by students and

faculty at the SF Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon, 50 Oak St.,

Sunday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., free (reservations required).

For more information, call (415) 864-7326.


Monday Monthly Craft: 

Youth are encouraged to stop by the Ortega Branch Library to create a “fun craft,”

3223 Ortega St., Monday, Sept. 18, 3-4:30 p.m., free.

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


Police-Community Meeting:

The meeting will focus on local issues and feature a guest speaker,

Richmond Police Station, 461 Sixth Ave., community meeting room,

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 666-8000.


Ortega Library Open House:

A celebration for the sixth anniversary of the branch library’s remodeling


featuring button making, face painting, refreshments, raffle,

3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Sept. 23 (same day as the Sunset Community Festival),

11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Button Making: 

Wee Scotty is hosting a “weekend extravaganza” featuring Linda Sicard from

UnButtons, 609 Clement St., Saturday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Dance Demonstration: 

Danza Azteca/Mexica is a dance form that has its roots deep in pre-Columbian culture

and is one of many indigenous dance forms practiced throughout Mexico,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Sept. 23, 1- 1:45 p.m., free.

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


Workshop for Seniors: 

A lecture sponsored by OWL-SF and delivered by Diane Krantz is entitled

“Reframing aging: confronting and transforming society’s current images,

biases and prejudices,” SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St.,

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, free. For more information, call (415) 712-1695.


Teen Gaming: 

Video and board games for teenagers (ages 13-18 only), featuring X-Box, Wii and

board games, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-5 p.m., free. For more information, contact Jen at or (415) 355-5610.


Fall native Plant Sale: 

The Sutro Native Plant Nursery has many species of locally native and drought tolerant

plants available and staff can help select the best for different conditions,

476 Johnstone Dr., Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information,

go to the website at


Germar the Magician:

The magician’s rollicking blend of stage magic and humor will baffle and

amuse audiences of all ages, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.,

Saturday, Sept. 30, 3-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

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