Calendar of Events

February Calendar of Events

Art Exhibit:

Jeffery Nemeroff will show his paintings in an exhibition called Ephemeral Seas,

Far Out Gallery, 3004 Taraval St., Feb. 3-Feb. 25,

open Thursday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m., free admission.

For more information, go to the website at


Author’s Visit for Year of the Dog:

Join Oliver Chin, local author of the popular series “Tales from the Chinese

Zodiac,” for a short talk about the Chinese zodiac, followed by a reading of his book,

“The Year of the Dog,”

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Create a Festive Mask:

Teenagers are invited to decorate a festive mask to wear or use as a decoration,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4:30-6 p.m.,

free (reservations requested). For more information, call (415) 335-5717.


Tales from Africa to Black America:

Muriel Johnson is the featured speaker at a Black History Month event with interactive

folk tales from the African diaspora that are rhythmic and animated, for

ages five and up,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 3-4 p.m., free.

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


Free Tax Preparation:

The Agape Community Center will conduct free tax preparation sessions,

378 18th Ave., Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Feb. 6-March 29, 6-8 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, go to the website at


Make a Little Notebook:

Youth are invited to create a notebook or journal with cardstock,

waxed thread and paper, all supplies provided,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

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


The Golden Age of Soul:

A lecture by Richie Unterberger featuring footage of soul music greats, such as

Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG’s and

Ike and Tina Turner,

Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free.

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


Create a Chinese Good Luck Ornament:

Youth aged five and older can design and make a good luck ornament to celebrate

the Lunar New Year,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Thursday, Feb. 8, 4-5:30 p.m.,

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


Lunar New Year and Wishing Tree Festival:

The Richmond District Neighborhood Center sponsors a banquet of lucky

Chinese foods and a performance by the Flying Angels Chinese Dance Troupe,

741 30th Ave., Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, free.

For more information, call (415) 751-6600.


Artists Meet-up:

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

February to hang on the walls of The Artisans, 2549 Irving St.,

Saturday, Feb. 10, 5- 7 p.m., free. For more information, call Joe at (415) 921-0456.


Teotihuacan Exhibition Lecture:

Teen-agers from the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum’s Ambassador Program will lead

an interactive art activity inspired by the “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire”

exhibition at the de Young Museum, for children ages 6-12, Saturday, Feb. 10,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., free; and, the

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., free.


Red Envelope Art:

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making a festive fan out of red envelopes

with instructor Maria Fong, Ortega Branch Library,

3223 Ortega St., Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free.

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


Celebrate Chinese New Year Celebration:

The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company will perform traditional and contemporary

Chinese dance to celebrate the New Year,

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.


Making Bento Boxes:

Learn how to make lunches from Japan that includes healthy and well-balanced meals in

the shape of “adorable critters,” such as bears, caterpillars and flowers, sponsored by

Get in My Belly!, a teen series featuring quick and easy recipes, for ages 13-18,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4-5 p.m., free.

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


Valentine’s Crafts:

Make a bouquet of paper roses out of recycled paper, materials provided,

Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.


Family Dance Party:

A monthly family dance party with a D.J., records, scarves, shakers and bubbles,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-noon, free.

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


Author’s Reading:

Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, the author of “Cooking Together: A Vegetarian

Co-op Cookbook,” will discuss the importance of sharing food and food preparation,

SF Main Public Library, Larkin and Grove streets,

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2-4 p.m., free.


Ocean Beach Public Meeting:

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area will host a meeting to discuss the upcoming

beach fire season and to distribute information about north Ocean Beach,

Cliff House Restaurant, 1090 Pt. Lobos, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4:30-6 p.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Making Stencils:

Youth can create stencils out of freezer paper and fabric paint to create a

customized tote bag, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.,

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., free, but space is limited.

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


Making African Bead Jewelry:

Chelsee Robinson brings a tactile, kinesthetic opportunity to create jewelry with

African beads, stones and genuine tools, all materials included, for tweens and teens,

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Friday, Feb. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free.

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


Jazz Performance:

Six Roses takes the public on a musical journey with a performance of jazz renditions

representative of Black-African music, featuring songs written by Theolonious Monk,

Arsenio Rodriguez and more, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.,

Saturday, Feb. 24, 3–3:45 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.


Family Bird Walk:

Youth birder Jonah Benningfield, accompanied by Presidio Trust staffer Rebekah Berkov,

will observe birds in the Presidio, where hundreds of different species pass through on

their way from Boreal forests in Canada and Alaska to their wintering

grounds in Panama,

Saturday, Feb. 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m., free.

For more information, go to the website at


Why the Civil War Still Matters:

Bill Doggett, an archivist, history scholar and filmmaker, examines the legacy of the

Civil War, looking at race, Confederate monuments, #BlackLivesMatter and

anthem protests,

Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m., free.

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


Bad at Art Night:

For teenagers who declared: “I’m bad at art,” this event only requires imagination,

materials provided,

Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5- 6:30 p.m., free.

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


Single Payer Health Care Lecture:

A presentation about the “facts and myths” of universal health care in California,

Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., free.

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


Maker’s Fair:

The third annual Francis Scott Key Maker Fair and Mini Sunset Mercantile, featuring art,

food, homemade wares and activities for youth, will be held on Sunday, March 4,

42nd Avenue and Kirkham Street, noon-4 p.m., free admission.

For more information, call (415) 465-2475.

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