Announcements: May, 2023


Arts enrichment and mentorship program for artists aged 15—18 is now seeking applications. Join us this summer to create your next dream project with support, resources and mentorship. Learn more at


Support the Heart & Soul SF Balboa Street Block Party happening June 17! We believe in building community and highlighting the incredible small businesses around us. We want to bring your neighborhood to you and this block party is a step toward that goal. Donate $50 and join us in supporting our mission! You can find the GoFundMe in our Instagram link in bio. Your donations will help with paying for the SFMTA block party closure permit, temporary no-parking signage, tables, chairs and the live band. There will be music, food and games at the block party. Everyone is welcome. Be a part of the Heart & Soul SF community. Learn more about us at or on our Instagram.


From the editor:  All commentaries we publish are the opinions of the writers and should not be considered our editorial stance on issues. We strive to remain neutral and offer a balance of points of views. We invite readers who wish to express their opinions to send a letter to the editor to Word limit for the newspaper is 350, for the website, 500.


Felton Institute, a non-profit social services provider, has an opening for a community liaison: The part-time temporary position is with the Community Liaison Program, Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). Job duties: Provide technical assistance by teaching basic computer skills on a smart device (smart phone, tablet or laptop). Skills include downloading and using the Zoom app, teaching Google Services, as well as navigating the internet to access resources helpful for daily living. Enjoy working with older adults and people with disabilities. Proficient in Cantonese and English. Send resume to


Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities in the Richmond District. Ask questions regarding how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Learn basic skills on your smartphone and tablet. Friday, May 5, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Richmond Library (351 Ninth Ave.) Drop-in for a one-on-one session in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Felton’s Tech Squad is providing free basic tech support for older adults and people with disabilities. Ask questions regarding how to navigate your smartphone, tablet or laptop. One-on-one session in English. Friday, May 26, 1:30-3 p.m. at the Ortega Library (3223 Ortega St.) For more information, please call 415-474-1558 or email


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“Storytime.” Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. 

“Workshop: Paper Dolls with Illustrator Minnie Phan.” Ages 5 and older. Register: 415-355-5648. Wednesday, May 10, 1-2 p.m.

“Activity: Mother’s Day Craft.” Create a tiny flower vase to show your appreciation for your Mother or caregiver. For ages 6–12. Friday, May 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

“Workshop: Cultural Mask Making.” Ages 8 and older. Register: 415-355-5648. Saturday, May 20, 1-2 p.m.


“Annual Richmond Branch Library Open House.” Come to the Richmond Branch to meet or reacquaint yourselves with our vibrant Inner Richmond community and for an afternoon of music performances, author/illustrator talk, fire truck visit, raffles, plant swap, food, fun, and more. Saturday, May 6, 1-5 p.m.


“Decoupage Ceramic Tiles.” Decorate ceramic tiles with pictures cut from newspapers and magazines. Personalize your decoupage creations with paint, tissue and stickers. For ages 13-18. Supplies limited, no registration needed. Richmond’s Teen Area. Tuesday, May 23, 3-5 p.m.


“Silent Book Club.” Bring any book (fiction or nonfiction) for a period of silent reading followed by a discussion when you share what you are reading with others. Club meets every other Wednesday. May 3 and 17, 3-5 p.m.

“Breath meditation.” Guided meditation for calming and stress release. Every Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon

“Drop-In Tech Support for Older Adults.” Friday, May 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

“Commemoration: Acupuncture Legalization in California.” Screening of the film, “Acupuncture Fever—the Road to Legalization in California,” the first English documentary on the legalization of acupuncture in California. Afterwards, American Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture will provide free consultations to the public. Sunday, May 7, 1:30-4 p.m.

“Performance: Guru Shradha Ensemble Present the Odissi dance.” With roots in the East Indian state of Odisha traced back to the second century, Guru Shradha’s establishment in the SF Bay Area enables a unique connection of deep history and modernity within a diverse artistic community. Received the Best of Palo Alto 2019 Award for best dance school. Saturday, May 13, 1-3 p.m.

“Workshop: Chinese Tea Eggs.” Reservations: 415-355-5600. Tuesday, May 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

“Book discussion: Practical Consciousness: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Addiction to Live a More Joyful Life” by Ingvar Villido, presented by practical consciousness teacher Olga Green. This book shares a life-changing secret: disturbing emotions are not permanent residents inside you, there is a way to free yourself from them. Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-7:30p.m.


“On the Beach at Night Alone.” An actress’s life goes adrift after the end of an affair. Directed by Korean master Hong Sang-soo. RT rating 92%. NR, 100 min., 2017. Thursday, May 4, 4:30-6:15 p.m.

“Hanzi.” A documentary exploring international design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography. NR, 56 min., 2016. Wednesday, May 17, 6-7 p.m.

“Center Stage/Ruan Ling Yu.” Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu (1910-1935), in what has been described by critics as the most beautiful Hong Kong film ever made! Directed by Stanley Kwan. NR, 154 min., 1991. Thursday, May 18, 4-6:30 p.m.

“Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart.” A Chinese widow in San Francisco faces the New Year with apprehension after it was foretold she would die. A comedy by Wayne Wang (Chan is Missing). NR, 86 min., 1985. Wednesday, May 24, 5:30-7:15 p.m.

“Picture Bride.” A young Japanese woman who agrees to an arranged marriage in turn-of-the-century Hawaii, finds it’s not what she expected. With Toshiro Mifune. PG-13, 90 min., 1994. Thursday, May 25, 4:30-6 p.m.

“Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de loin.” A full modern opera with Debussy-like music, tells the story of a troubadour who dreams of a “love from afar.” Libretto – Amin Maalouf, Conductor – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Director – Peter Sellars. Voted by critics of The Guardian as one of the top 25 classical music works of the 21st century. Special one-time screening. DVD is out-of-print. NR, 139 min., 2004. Saturday, May 27, 2:30-5 p.m.

“Forever, Chinatown.” Documentary about octogenarian self-taught artist Frank Wong who has spent decades creating detailed miniature models of the SF Chinatown rooms of his youth. NR, 31 min., 2016. Wednesday, May 31, 6-6:30 p.m.


Register for the Golden Gate Frog Hop fitness and fundraising challenge for the Richmond Neighborhood Center. Support our community programs by making a donation or joining a team. Win fun prizes and get your body moving. The competition goes until May 31 (and miles are backdated to May 1). Just $25 registration. Free kick off event on April 30! For more information, email


Happy May birthday to Mike Craig, Max Friedman, Maggie Glaize, Breyana Greats, Tim Keeler, Kathleen Larkin, Autumn Looijen, Michael Lue, Natalie Lue, Paul Mansfield, Jay Parks, Emma Perreira, Lucy Poole, Scott Rittman, Julia Ryder Sill and Lee Yurman. To add a name to the monthly birthday list, email Free.


The Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers offer unpaid summer internships to students looking for journalism experience and instruction. For more information, call 415-706-6428 or email


Meet the editor of the Richmond Review: You are invited to meet with Michael Durand, editor and publisher of the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon newspapers and the website. Bring your story ideas, feedback, suggestions, questions, announcement items and advertising inquiries. We are also welcoming new writers and photographers interested in contributing stories and photos. One Richmond storefront, 802 Clement St. Normally held every second Wednesday of the month, this month’s session will be held on Friday, May 19, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 415-706-6428 or email Scheduled appointments not necessary but appreciated. 


Join us for a fun and informative day at One Richmond’s Summer Kick Off! Learn how to stay healthy and safe this summer while enjoying interactive activities and resources from community-based organizations. Join a self-defense workshop. Don’t miss out on this FREE family-friendly event at The Richmond Recreation Center (251 18th Ave.) on Sunday, June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Find more information at


Join us every Sunday at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile, where you can find fresh produce from local farmers and ranchers, enjoy delicious dishes from Outer Sunset eateries and discover unique finds from local makers and artisans. Every Sunday, you can find a revolving series of live performers, engaging activities and exhibitions at the ArtShip and fun zone! Our farmers market accepts WIC, EBT and Market Match! 37th Avenue at Ortega Street,  9 a.m.-2 p.m. Go to or call 415-465-2475 for more details. 


I am a senior lady who needs a place to live at a private residence in the west area of San Francisco. After many months of fruitless searching, I need help from a private philanthropist in order to move beyond this crisis. Having arthiritis, I don’t nagivate many flights of stairs or hills. I use public transportation, live quietly, and have excellent references. Call 415-561-9275 if you or someone you know can provide me a home.


Photographers are invited to submit three of their best photos for consideration to be published in the “Photos of the Month” column on  The website averages more than 20,000 views per month. Please submit photos as jpegs, 150 dpi, six inches wide. If you don’t know how to size your photos, we can help. While there is no compenation for the submissions, we are planning on awarding a gift to the best photo of the month in the near future. Please submit on the 15th of each month. For more information, email or call 415-706-6428.


The Salvation Army’s Pinehurst Women’s Auxiliary is having our annual Spring Festival and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.-3 pm. We are reaching out for your support with a donation of a gift card, product or service for our Silent Auction. Pinehurst Lodge is a six-month residential treatment facility, located at 2685 30th Ave. in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Pinehurst Lodge houses 25 women, providing shelter, food, medical care and clothing without cost to the individual. Counseling, work programs and life skills are also a large part of the program. Pinehurst Lodge has been helping women with recovery since 1975. We welcome all women and have a high rate of success. 100% of the proceeds from our events stay at Pinehurst Lodge and go toward the residents’ dental and vision needs, as well as scholarships. We realize most businesses are just now getting back on their feet after the pandemic. However, we hope you will feel it in your heart to consider donating to our very worthy cause. For more information, email or call 775-220-7733. You can also send mail to Cheryl Gloeckner, 3545 Santiago St., SF, CA 94116.


The Richmond Neighborhood Center and One Richmond is offering seniors free self-defense workshops throughout the month of May. Self defense workshops consist of two 45-minute sessions at the Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy, 601 Clement St. To register, call 415-941-7765 or email 


San Francisco Women Artists presents “Embracing Nature.” Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. at 647 Irving St. Meet the artists, enjoy the art, refreshments and live music. Learn more at


Sidewalk Talk volunteer listeners will be at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market and Mercantile on Sunday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in honor of mental health awareness month.  Come out and be listened to by one of our compassionate listeners. Share what is on your mind and we will listen with an open heart and open mind. You can also become a member of the Sidewalk Talk community and volunteer to listen by registering online here: We hope to see you there!  If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the San Francisco chapter leader for Sidewalk Talk, Aimee Rozen at Eventbrite Free.


Find gifts for Mother’s Day at Lakeside Village spring market pop-up on Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ocean Avenue between Junipero Serra Boulevard and 19th Avenue.


Stamp collector is buying stamps and stamp collections. I am buying “older stamps” from the 1800s to 1930. American Philatelic Society member since 1986. Pictures are appreciated. Call or text message 415-533-0761.


Sincere thanks to the Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon readers who generously donated to the Nourish Your Neighborhood Newspaper campaign. Your contributions will help keep us financially healthy. To donate, please visit our website to sign up for our Patreon campaign, send a check to: Sunset Beacon, P.O. Box 16035, SF, CA, 94116 or send via PayPal to Thank you!


Thank you to Stanley Mui, MD and the talented and compassionate health care team at Kaiser Permanente’s Neck and Head Surgery department. Your life-saving skills are not taken for granted. You are appreciated!

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