Community calendar: October 2021 | View of Potrero

Lion, Dragon, Domo and Serpent. Oil on canvas. Check out Carolyn Crampton at Shipyard Open Studios this month. Photo: Courtesy of Carolyn Crampton

10/2 Saturday
Art: Don Soker’s 50th Anniversary Contemporary Art Reception
Don Soker Contemporary Art was founded in 1971 by Don and Carol Kaseman Soker as an upstairs gallery in a Victorian apartment in North Beach. Working with Kyoto-based art gallery, Gallery Coco, and then directly with artists, early exhibitions focused on contemporary Japanese conceptual art, little known in the United States at the time. Survey Exhibition Opening Reception: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Annex Carriage House, 1217B Fell Street. Japanese art from the 1970s to 1980s + beyond: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
2180 Bryant Street, Suite 205. For more information: [email protected] or 415.291.0966.

10/8 Friday and 10/9 Saturday
Art: Recology Artist in residence Exhibition
Minoosh Zomorodinia uses sculpture, video and performances from everyday life to explore how power dynamics play out in urban spaces and nature. Sculptural assemblages and stop motion videos explore abandoned elements of the everyday environment, asking us to consider the weight of our collective excess of consumption and the possibilities of a new life in neglected things. Friday 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservation required (the work will be visible in 30-minute increments). To free. The John A. Legnitto Environmental Center, 401 Tunnel Avenue. For more information.

10/10 Sunday
Music: Jennifer Bryce
A singer of jazz, soul and beyond (and health coach), Jennifer Bryce performs at an outdoor gathering. 4 p.m. $ 20 donation + 711 Carolina Street. For more information.

Monday 10/11 and Tuesday 10/12
Movie: Born in Chicago at the Mill Valley Film Festival
The 1960s white blues prodigies learn from their black heroes and pass the spirit of the music on to the next generation of fans. With explosive live performance footage and a who’s-who of blues legends, the film is a loving tribute to a uniquely American art form. Writer / Producer of Born in Chicago, Joel Selvin, is a resident of Potrero Hill. $ 8 to $ 16.50. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4 p.m. For more information.

10/15 Friday
Movie: Dear homeland
Dear homeland tells the story of Bay Area singer-songwriter Diana Gameros as she finds her voice as
an artist and struggles to define herself as at home as an undocumented immigrant. Told in part through Diana’s beautiful, haunting music, the film follows her nearly 20-year journey from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to San Francisco, California, where she asserts herself as a musician, immigrant seeking of citizenship and defender of immigrant rights. 7 p.m. In person ($ 15.00) or live (free). Headquarters of the KQED, 2601, rue Mariposa. For more information and to buy tickets.

10/16 Saturday
Community: Potrero Hill Festival
Spanning four blocks with live music, food and entertainment, the Potrero Hill Festival benefits the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri streets. For more information.

10/18 Monday
Theater: Monday evening play area
Monday Night Playground invites emerging professional playwrights to submit original ten-page rebirth-themed plays. Some plays, presented as socially distant, staged online readings, feature directors and actors from the Bay Area. Free entry; donations gratefully accepted. Prior reservation required. 7 p.m. Live at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, and simulcast. For more information.

Two giant sequoias, Merced Grove, Yosemite 2018. See Monica Denevan (photographer) at Shipyard Open Studios this month. Photo: Courtesy of Monica Denevan

23/10 on Saturday and 24/10 on Sunday
Art: Open studios of the shipyard
Explore the historic bay house of the country’s largest artist community. Connect with over a hundred art creators in their studios. Ample free parking with easy access to six shipyard buildings. Food vendors and musical entertainment. To free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 451, rue Galvez. 19 or 15 buses. For more information.

10/30 Saturday
Halloween: Spooky Walk in Minneslowta
Start Halloween early, hang out with your neighbors, show off your costumes, and take a stroll down the slow street. 4 p.m. at dusk. Minnesota Street, between 19th and 22nd streets.

31/10 Sunday
Halloween: Halloween on the Hill
Celebrate a family Halloween on the Hill. Enjoy music, street performers, and the Insect Discovery Lab. Amazon will distribute gift bags filled with candy and gift certificates for use at local businesses. To free. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 18th Street between Connecticut and Texas.

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