April 2014


Paper Leaf Bouquet Crafting:
Adults are invited to the Parkside Branch Library's monthly craft program to learn how to create bouquets with paper leaves and sticks, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St., Tuesday, April 8, 7 - 8 p.m., free. For more information or to register, call (415) 355-5770.

Christopher Krebs Lecture on Julius Caesar:
Krebs' lecture will kick off "Uprising and Revolt," the 22nd annual Classics Student Association Lecture Series, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., Humanities Building, Room 587, Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 338-2068.

Intro to Urban Bicycling:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will explain how to choose the right bike for everyday riding in the City, rules of the road, route planning and more, ages 14 and older, Parkside Branch Library, Wednesday, April 9, 7 - 8 p.m., free. For more information, visit the website at

Georgia O'Keefe and Lake George:
Carol Porter of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum will present a lecture on the works of Georgia O'Keefe, meeting room, Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St., Saturday, April 12, 3 - 4 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2880.

Library's Seventh Anniversary Celebration:
The Sunset Branch Library will celebrate the seventh anniversary of re-opening in April with live jazz performances by the Westside Jazz Club, crafts, and food and drinks, Sunset Branch Library, Saturday, April 12, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Emergency Training:
The Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) will hold a meeting with SF Supervisor Katy Tang to talk about what is needed before, during and after a major emergency, like an earthquake, Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St., Wednesday, April 16, 6 - 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 970-2024.

How to Create Community-based Projects:
Paul Signorelli and Licia Wells, who helped organize the Hidden Garden Steps Project, will answer questions about imagining, creating and sustaining community-based projects, Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave., Wednesday, April 16, 7 - 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5717.

Music Department Recital:
The SF Conservatory of Music Percussion Department will perform an ensemble, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., Thursday, April 17, 8 - 9:30 p.m., free. For more information, call Christoper Basso at (415) 503-6215.

DIY Teen Crafts:
Teens can learn how to reuse bicycle inner tubes to make crafts in an event held to celebrate Earth Day, ages 12 - 18, Parkside Library, 1200 Taraval St., April 22, 4 - 5:30 p.m., free. For more information, call Dorcas at (415) 355-5770.

How to Choose Sustainable Food:
Linda Riebel, Ph.D., author of "Green Foodprint," will offer a concise, practical guide to the new world of sustainable food, Sunset Branch Library, Tuesday, April 22, 7 - 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-2808.

Miss Kitty's Purrfect Musical:
Musician Miss Kitty will perform, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Thursday, April 24, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Space is limited and intended for children ages 3 - 5. For more information or reservations, call (415) 355-2818.

What Nutrients and Supplements are Essential?:
Sabine Haake, MA, RD, will present what a healthy diet looks like by identifying essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals and nutritional requirements, Enright Room, 2333 Buchanan Street, Thursday, April 24, 5 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation. For more information or to register, call (415) 923-3155 or e-mail

Beatrice and Benedick:
An opera in two acts, based on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," and partially chosen to commemorate the Bard's 450th birthday, music by Hector Berlioz, directed by Christine Brandes, SF State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., Creative Arts Building, Little Theatre, Thursday - Saturday, April 24 - 26, and May 1 - 3, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 27 and May 4, 2 p.m., $8 - $15. For more information, visit the website at

Alamo Elementary Luau:
Alamo Elementary School is holding its annual fundraiser, an Hawaiian Luau, St. Anne's Church hall, 850 Judah St., Friday, April 25, 6 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Online auction April 14 - 27 at

Bug Day:
The Randall Museum presents an event about bugs that will help kids learn about the importance of insects, make bug-related crafts, see and touch live exotic insects, and perhaps even eat a bug. As well, the San Francisco Beekeepers Association will have a hive of live bees on display, Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., free, $3 donation encouraged. For more information, call (415) 554-9600 or visit the website at

Learn How to Craft Origami Swans:
Instructor Irene Chan will explain how to make origami swans (all materials provided), ages 13 and older, Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., free. For more information or to register, call (415) 355-2808.

Musical Theatre Workshop:
Michael John LaChiusa is offering a musical theatre workshop with voice student performances, SF Conservatory of Music, Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, 50 Oak St., Saturday, April 26, 8 - 10 p.m., free (reservations required). For more information or to register, call (415) 503-6275.

Holocaust Survivor Memoirs:
Nadine Alexandre, a local author, will describe how she progressed from being an orphaned Holocaust survivor to an arist in Paris and instructor on international cruise ships, Richmond Branch Library, 351 Ninth Ave., Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 - 8 p.m., free. For more information, call (415) 355-5600.

Wah Mei School Anniversary Gala and Auction:
The bilingual, bicultural Wah Mei preschool opened 40 years ago to preserve Cantonese, Mandarin and English language and culture in early childhood education and will celebrate the anniversary with it's annual spring gala and auction, King Wah Restaurant, 209 Southgate Ave., Daly City, Friday, May 9, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail Karen Liu at