City Arts & Lectures has so so many great speakers this month. Listen on the radio or volunteer usher for free learning. Plus, digital film class!

Mon, Nov 30:
  • Recovered from gluttony? Then come to About Face's office warming/volunteer night afternoon-evening 580 California/Kearney. Stuff envelopes and your mouth as you help this media literacy non-profit. Please RSVPizza
  • In The Time of Butterflies and El Camino Que Se Abre screen 7pm Revolution Cafe 22nd/Bartlett. Part of The 16 Days of Artivism
Wed, Nov 25: Tues, Nov 24:
  • Honeycomb croons 8pm show Climate Theatre 9th/Folsom $7-15 sliding scale. New and old hits for a tranquil evening
Mon, Nov 23:
  • INFORUM presents Millennial Changemakers 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd members free, $7 students, $18 non-members

Sun, Nov 22:

  • Clothing/everything swap and sewing creations 12-4pm Caretakers' 848 Divis/McAllister
Sat, Nov 21:
  • 16th Annual Filipino American Cine Fest 10am-5pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Plantin' some strawberries
  • Hamlet performed 2-3.30pm Noe Library 451 Jersey-25th/Castro
  • Pop Up Shop 2-10pm Space Gallery 1141 Polk/Sutter. "Four words: wayfarers. cupcakes. jewelry. charity." Bring a coat to donate
  • Studio 3579 art party and sustainable jewelry launch 6-9pm 499 Dolores/18th. Food from Lilah Belle's and white sangria
  • Pachanga: Galeria de la Raza annual art auction party 7pm 2857 24th/Bryant $20-50 sliding scale (check website for recession special coupon!). DJ, raffle, food, drink, done
Fri, Nov 20:
  • 16th Annual Filipino American Cine Fest 1-5pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • Arty party 5-9pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Sips, nibbles, pretty things, pretty people
  • "Tree Spiker" party and fundraiser 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd $10-20. Hooligans from Earth First, RAN, Ruckus, plus music and auction
  • "My Husband" art reception w/"provocative embroidery, collage, and paper sculpture" BellJar 3187 16th/Guerrero
  • Film and art 7pm-midnight Big Umbrella Studio Divis/McAllister
  • Art in Storefronts: Mission launch 7-10pm. Reception and remarks Tripe Base Gallery 3041 24th/Treat, then meander around for art, jazz, and danza azteca
  • c.h.i.c.k.e.n. art show and performance 7-10pm Spare Room Project 260 Anderson/Cortland. A very unique experience
  • The Recess Ends: A Recession Doc 7.30pm Victoria Theatre 2961 16th/Mission. Reserve your free tix online
  • Blank Tapes + more play 7.30-10pm Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Page $5-15 sliding scale. Give 'em props
Thurs, Nov 19: Wed, Nov 18:
  • Shop Around, Dine Around, Drink Around: participating businesses/eateries/bars donate to AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Lots of places in lots of neighborhoods
  • Between The Folds screens 5.45pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Origami 2.0
  • Up the Yangtze screens as part of the Water Film Series 6.30-9pm Work Space Ltd 2150 Folsom/18th. Free, $5 donation for good beer and good popcorn
  • Blast! screens 7-9pm Randall Museum 199 Museum Way. Monthly SF Amateur Astronomers meeting. So adorably nerdy
  • Wounds of the Izote staged reading about migration and Salvadorean civil war 7pm Centro del Pueblo 474 Valencia/16th $5
  • King Khan & BBQ Show + Those Darlins 8.30pm doors Independent 628 Divis/Hayes $15
Tues, Nov 17:
  • Gardening in Small, Urban Places informational 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • Wounds of the Izote staged reading about migration and Salvadorean civil war 7pm USF Turk/Parker
  • Fashion Feud 7-10pm The Mighty 119 Utah/15th. Project Runway runaway: live design competition
Mon, Nov 16:
  • Cameroonian director and film about post-genocide Rwanda: Nos Ne Sommes Plus Morts (We Are Not Dead) 6-8pm USF Campus. Maybe free?
  • Down to a Science: Biology of Aging 7-9pm Atlas Cafe 20th/Alabama
  • French Miami + The Ettes rock the Jameson Ball 8pm Mezzanine 444 Jessie/5th. Gotta RSVP to get in. Free tunes and free whiskey
Sun, Nov 15:
  • SF Green Festival
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Frankenart Mart hot dog day and show opening 1-6pm 515 Balboa/5th Ave. Free veggie and flesh
  • Seaweed Sway showcase 8pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Jeremy Dalmas, Indianna Hale, Jeffrey "Windy Gap" Manson, and Slow Motion Cowboys. A perfect combination of fun and tranquility for your Sunday night
Sat, Nov 14:
  • SF Green Festival
  • Bollywood Scavenger Hunt 1-4pm Haight/Ashbury $20 donation goes towards SOVA
  • "Fashion as Protest and Inspiration" workshop 2-4pm 625 Larkin/Eddy #202 $10-20 sliding scale. "We'll discuss political, environmental, and creative reasons for dressing uniquely, and how we can effect change through the language of clothing"
  • Hootenanny Night: 8th Anniversary Folk Music Party 7-10pm Cafe International 504 Haight/Fillmore free
  • Soapbox Social/YBCA Big Idea Night 7-9pm/9pm-2am Yerba Buena 701 Mission/3rd Gotta RSVP. Alternative State of the Union addresses, nibbles, live great music, lots of folks
  • 90s dance party 9pm-2am The Caretakers' 848 Divis/McAllister free. Films and cheap drinks..."bring your sensitive friends"
Fri, Nov 13:
  • SF Green Festival
  • "Moonlighting" art opening/auction/benefit 5-11pm Work Space Ltd 2150 Folsom/18th. Music and refreshments
  • "Enrique's Story" immigration discussion 5.30pm reception 6pm talk Episcopal Church of St. John 1661 15th/Mission
  • Paragraph Boutique's 2 year anniversary party 6-9pm 1234 9th Ave/Irving. Treats and design
  • South African resistance discussion 6pm Pirate Cat Radio 2781 21st/York
  • Paul Madonna's "In What Era Will You Get Stuck?" opening 6pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna
  • Young Workers United carnival art auction 7pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission $5-25 sliding scale. Refreshments, music, art, raffle
  • Drinking while Dancing competition 8pm The Lab 2948 16th/Mission free. Open Floor and Knockout divisions. Dancers and spectators are welcome
Thurs, Nov 12:
  • Native American history month celebration and awards 5-7.30pm City Hall
  • Good Vibes gives you tips on specific, um, techniques 5.30-6.30pm 603 Valencia/17th
  • Augmented Reality art panel 6.30pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery/Bush. Free w/ RSVP
  • Art party and benefit w/ circus acts, free food and haircuts for punctual people, live painting and music, and auction 7pm SubMission 2811 Mission/18th $10-15 sliding scale, or free thru FunCheapSF
  • "Jigsawmentallama" group art show 7pm David Cunningham Projects 1928 Folsom/18th. I don't know either
  • Michael Musika, Quinn DeVeaux, Indianna Hale, and Loyd Family Players croon 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12
  • Frank Fairfield: hardly strictly Appalachia + Devine's Washboard Band 8pm Adobe Books 3166 16th/Guerrero free
Wed, Nov 11:
  • Food For Thought: eat at participating restaurants and Mission Graduates benefits
  • "Sex, Drugs, HIV" harm reduction panel 5.30pm Women's Bldg 3543 18th/Valencia
Tues, Nov 10:
  • Ask a Scientist: Biological Invasion 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th/Wisconsin. Get there early
  • AB & The Sea + Fun 8pm show Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12
  • Benefit for Paulie Schreck 8pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Precita $10-20. Burlesque, bands, raffle, auction, and my pal shaving her head
Mon, Nov 9:
  • Bluegrass Mondays: Toshio Hirono covers classic country 8.30pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
  • Guardian's Goldie Party celebrating local doers 9pm 111 Minna/2nd free. The Fresh and Onlys perform, Sirron Norris paints, and you party
Sun, Nov 8:
  • KUSF Rock'n'Swap 10am-3pm USF 2053 Fulton/Cole $3. If you have alacrity and money, early bird starts 6am $20 (coffee and bagel included)
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum be free today when you present your SF Public Library Card 11am-5pm 736 Mission/4th
  • Exploratorium be free today as part of its 40th anniversary celebration 10am-5pm
  • Indie Mart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin $2 donation. DIY demos, local vendors, bands, DJs, funky food for sale, and a ping pong tournament
  • Shitty Kitty the Movie: Rise of Cobra 1pm Mission Comics and Art 3520 20th/Valencia. Free mimosas and Moroccan info
  • Pickling party 4.30pm Gravel & Gold 3266 21st/Valencia. Bring vegetables and jars, or $10 for vegetables and jars
  • Dutchess and the Duke + Greg Ashley 9pm Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $10
Sat, Nov 7:
  • Exploratorium be free today as part of its 40th anniversary celebration 10am-5pm
  • Mission Casbah weekly design market grand opening 10am-6pm Submission Gallery 2183 Mission/18th. Today there will be free champagne and turkish delight
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • City Arts and Lectures presents John Hodgman 8pm Herbst Theatre Van Ness/McAllister $20
Fri, Nov 6:
  • "Street Art SF: Mission Muralismo" opening 5.30pm Friday Nights at the de Young GG Park
  • "Tucker Nichols: New Work" opening 6pm Gallery 16 501 Third/Bryant
  • Make a 'zine and eat some 'zza at Indie Girl's party 6-7.30pm Booksmith 1644 Haight/Cole
  • New art reception 6-9pm Arkay Workshop 2869 24th/Bryant. Local chai and other refreshments
  • Nikki McClure's new papercuts opening 6pm Needles and Pens 3253 16th/Guerrero
  • TRUNK open house 6-10pm 544 Haight/Fillmore. Sangria, beverages, and new designs
  • "Culturshock/Culturcosm" art shop-around 6pm Space Gallery Polk/Post. DJs and design
  • City Art new show opening 7-10pm 828 Valencia/19th
  • Square dance! 7.30pm Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 515 Cortland/Andover $5 donation
  • Edo Gallery Speakeasy 9pm 601 Haight/Steiner. Drinks, music, dancing, and 20's up-dos
  • City in Pink movie party 9pm 111 Minna/2nd $5. Ferris Bueller, Uncle Buck, Sixteen Candles, and more films, plus a dance party
Thurs, Nov 5:
  • Pie tasting 12-2pm Cafe Gratitude 20th/Harrison
  • Gallery crawl downtown. Bring a wine jar
  • Fivepoints Arthouse opening reception 7-10pm 72 Tehama/2nd. Art, chocolate, and red wine. Practice being a classy mature woman
  • A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash 7pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $8. Sean Hayes, Tiny Telephone, and more play
  • Broken Rainbow screens and discussion of the Black Mesa Dineh Reservation follows 8pm Bound Together Books 1369 Haight/Masonic $5-10 suggested donation. Pizza, snacks, and info provided
  • Get a good dose of SF Indie Rock: Port O'Brien + Geographer 8pm Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12
  • Blues Control take you on an eardrum rollercoaster Hemlock Tavern Polk/Post $7
  • *When you're out tonight, look for Verizon street team: they may give you free Silversun Pickups + Metric tix for Friday night! (Please take me)
Wed, Nov 4: Tues, Nov 3:
  • Many museums are free around town today. Go get some culture
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with fellow tree huggers and nibble on Sour Flour
Mon, Nov 2:
  • Dia de los Muertos procession 7pm 24th/Bryant. Parades around Garfield Park 25th/Treat up Mission. Stop by in Mission Cultural Center 6-10.30pm 2858 Mission/25th $5 for skull decorating, pan de muertos y chocolate, dance, and mask making

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