Calendar of Events

November Calendar of Events

International Games Week for Teens:

International Games Week takes place in libraries around the world and is supported by

the American Library Association, open to all ages and abilities,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., free.

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


Live Music:

Erston Pearcy performs with Daniel Seidel, of Secret Town,

Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St., Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Gallery Exhibition:

The Far Out Gallery presents “Ripple,” an exhibition of paintings by

Anne Marguerite Herbst,

3004 Taraval St., Nov. 4-26, free admission (artist’s reception Nov. 4, 2 p.m.).

For more information, go to the website at http://www.faroutgal


Parkside Library’s Open House:

Boswick the Clown will perform, books will be swapped and crafts will be constructed,

1200 Taraval St., Sunday, Nov. 5, 2-4 p.m., free.

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


Planning Commission Hearing:

The gas station at 3601 Lawton Street is being proposed to be turned into 15 housing

units, hearing at City Hall, Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m.

For more information, go to the website at


Tree Frog Treks:

Naturalists will introduce a variety of amphibians and reptiles from tiny

Pacific Tree Frogs to 14-foot-long Burmese Pythons,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10-10:45 a.m., free.

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


Holiday Bazaar:

The Church of the Incarnation holds its annual bazaar, featuring hand-crafted

items for sale, food, silent auction and raffle,

1750 29th Ave., Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For more information, call (415) 564-2324.


Creating Wax Paper Luminaries:

Create luminaries using wax paper and dried flowers, perfect for a fall centerpiece,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7- 8:30 p.m., free.

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


Making Helicopters:

Ms. Mardi will lead youth (ages 3 and up) to have fun while making a paper helicopter

and landing it on a target,

Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4:15-4:45 p.m., free.

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


Siberia and California:

A presentation examining the connections between the Russian Revolution

and Civil War, featured speakers are Richard Robbins, Maria Sakovich,

Yves Franquien and Lada Tremsina,

Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

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


Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and the Impressionist Movement:

Marlene Aron gives an in-depth slide lecture on the lives and art of the new, avant-garde

artists of the 1800s,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

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


Pop-up Teen STEM:

Various STEM activities for teens,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, Nov. 17 (LED art), 3:30-5 p.m., free.

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


Talking to Kids About Race:

A workshop and community conversation to help parents explain race

and racism – and how to live the value of racial equality,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Nov. 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free.

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


Book Launch Party:

Sunset resident Patrick Andersen is hosting a party to launch his new novel

“Second  Born,” a reimagining of Jesus during the “lost years,”

Trinity St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1620 Gough St., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m., free.

For more information, send an e-mail to


Family Dance Party:

A monthly dance party, only dance moves needed, D.J., records, scarves and

shakers included,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave. Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, free.

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


Vision of the Aging Eye:

A lecture sponsored by the Agape Community Center includes a discussion

of cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma and “floaters,”

378 18th Ave., Saturday, Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m., free.

For more information, call (415) 387-7204.


Russian Poet Lecture:

Presented by Nikolay Sundeyev, poet and editor of the Russian language newspaper

“KSTATI,” about Russian poet Mikhail Svetlov (1903-1964),

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Nov. 25, 3-5 p.m., free.

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


School Tour:

St. Cecilia Elementary School is holding an open house and presentation,

660 Vicente St., Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Thursday, Nov. 30, 8:30-10 a.m., free.

No reservations required.


Henna Body Art for Teens:

Choose a design and learn how to apply it with the art of henna,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave.,

Thursday, Nov. 30, 4-5 p.m., free (requires a signed parent permission form).

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


Nutcracker Sweets:

Start off your holidays with highlights from Mark Foehringer’s “Nutcracker

Sweets,” a special costumed storytelling- dance event,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, Nov. 30, 10:30-11 a.m., free.

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

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