Calendar of Events

October Calendar of Events – Sunset District

SAT Intensive Workshop:

A workshop that covers everything needed to know to improve SAT scores, including:

basic test strategy, time management, process of elimination, the essay, vocabulary,

critical reading and math, each 10-hour course starts and ends with an assessment to

show you how participants are likely to do on a real SAT,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 4-6:30 p.m., free.

For more information or to register, go to the website at


Hearing on Taraval Transit Changes:

A hearing will be held on proposed changes to the L-Taraval streetcar line by the SFMTA,

City Hall, Room 416, Friday, Oct. 6, hearing starts at 10 a.m.

For more information and to check the agenda for approximate time item will be held,

go to the website at


Fleet Week in the West Side:

The public is invited on Friday, Oct. 6, in welcoming back members of the United States

Marines Band, which will perform a special one-hour concert at the Argonne Elementary

School playground, 440 19th Ave.,

Friday, Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


LEGOs and Magnatiles Play:

The Sunset Branch Library provide LEGOs and Magnatiles for youth ages five and older

to make unique creations, reservations recommended,

1305 18th Ave., Friday, Oct. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2818.


Old-time Sing-A-Long:

The group sings familiar songs, including from musicals like

“The Sound of Music,” “My Fair Lady” and music by the Beatles, Carpenters, John Denver,

Frank Sinatra and more,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Tricycle Music Fest:

Red Yarn in Concert will have parents and children alike stomping their feet and

clapping their hands, a family concert for children and one tricycle will go to a lucky

concert goer, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, free.

For more information, call (415) 355-2880.


Fake News and Real Politics:

Understanding Media in the Age of Trump with political writer and editor Tim Redmond,

a political reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years and founder and

editor of 48 Hills,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2–4 p.m., free.

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


Women’s Celebration of the Arts and Music:

An event to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims features lunch, bake sale,

silent auction and more, Zion Lutheran Church, Ninth Avenue and Anza Street,

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., free.

For more information, call Janet at (415) 221-7500.


Tie-Dyed Trick-or-Treat Bag:

Personalize a “goodie bag” with an alternative tie-dyeing method that uses permanent

markers and rubbing alcohol, materials provided, perfect for ages 8 and up,

Anza Branch Library, 550

37th Ave., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4-5 p.m., free.

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


Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards in Concert:

The musicians bring their NOLA flavor of music for this street event, bring an

umbrella, beads and noise makers,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Friday, Oct. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free.

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


Noriega Street Fest:

The Outer Noriega Merchant Association is celebrating the “vibrant

beauty that is Noriega Street,” a family-friendly festival featuring live music, food

trucks/vendors, two beer gardens, art, kids zone and pumpkin patch,

Outer Noriega Street, Saturday, Oct. 14, free.

For more information, send an e-mail to


Artist Meet-up:

Artists and local residents are invited to a monthly artist meet-up,

bring a piece of art to hang in the minigallery,

Artisans Framing and Gallery, 2549 Irving St., Saturday, Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 921-0456.



The 71st annual Grand National Rodeo features a livestock demonstration,

bareback horse riding, steer wrestling, team roping and more,

Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14,

$24-$44 for adults, $14 children and seniors.

For more information, call (415) 414-4100.


St. John of God Anniversary:

The church will be launching its 50th anniversary as a parish with a special mass, all

former parishioners invited to attend,

1290 Fifth Ave. Sunday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 566-5610.


Snack Trials for Teens:

Diwali Diwali is an important festival for Hindus, celebrated by

millions around the world as a time dedicated to new beginnings,

the Richmond Branch Library will celebrate by sampling traditional

foods, for ages 13-18, no sign-up necessary,

351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4-5 p.m., free.

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


Halloween Costume Swap:

Drop off gently-used costumes and choose a costume to take home, save the

environment, money and share with the community (donations not required

to participate),

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights in Concert:

Straight from New York, the band combines fun music, lead vocals and guitar

and drums to make feet tap and sway,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Saturday, Oct. 21, 3-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5770.


Poetry Reading:

Sally Love Saunders will be hosting a poetry festival, public invited to

listen, Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton St.,

Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free.


Halloween Headgear:

Design and construct a decorative headband to accentuate a Halloween costume,

best for ages 10-18,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free.

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


New Play Program:

A new monthly program for children, making crafts, educational games and toys to help

youth ages 3-7, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.,

Thursday, Oct. 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5700.


Celebrate Diwali with Indian Dancing:

To celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights, or Diwali, dancers from SF Kala Kendra will

perform, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-3 p.m., free.

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


“Co-op Day:”

Other Avenues Food Co-op will celebrate with free food, beverages,

children’s activities, local artists and belly dancing,

3930 Judah St., Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 661-7475.


Not-So-Spooky Halloween Extravaganza:

Features games, small craft activities and a photo booth for youth ages 10 and younger,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.

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


Monster Cupcakes:

Scare yourself hungry decorating monstrous cupcakes for Halloween, for ages eight and

up, all materials provided,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 355-5770.

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