San Francisco, California
May 2010 Calendar
Kids and dogs – it must be spring! At the annual Duboce Park DogFest on April 17 the sparkling eyes of seven year-old Shayla Francisco said it all as she stood watch over Leo on the left and Luke on the right prior to the Best Costume competition. The successful dog show and carnival was put on by McKinley Elementary School at 14th and Castro Streets to fill in funding gaps in a variety of student enrichment programs.
An Evening with Roger Ebert and Friends: Saturday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. Roger Ebert will receive the Mel Novikoff Award. The award, named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922–87), acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The Novikoff Award will be presented at the Castro Theatre. Confirmed guests to date include directors Jason Reitman and Terry Zwigoff, with others to be announced soon.
LGBT Business Plan Loan Factory Workshop Series: Tuesday, May 4, 8 – 10 a.m. This free program will help you get a loan for your small business. The program is free, but space is limited! 5-week series begins on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. RSVP to Traceyw@sfcenter.org or 415-865-5611. To register or for more information, please contact Tracey Williams at 415-865-5611 or email@example.com The San Francisco LGBT Community Center is located at 1800 Market St. (@ Octavia). Visit sfcenter.org for directions.
Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields: Tuesday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. A programming highlight and audience favorite of each year’s International Film Festival is the presentation of a silent film accompanied by the live performance of an original score by a contemporary music artist. For SFIFF53, the remarkably gifted and prolific tunesmith will do the honors at the Castro Theatre in the service of director Stuart Paton’s 1916 epic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. 429 Castro St.
Meditation - Just Breathe: Wednesday, May 5, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Free Public Talk
Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work: Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. SFIFF53 Closing Night. Joan Rivers and co-director Ricki Stern are expected to attend. As the film follows her through her 75th year, Rivers fights to stay busy and relevant in a world with waning interest in her work. At 9:30 p.m. the Closing Night party kicks off at 1015 Folsom St., located between 6th and 7th streets. Partygoers will celebrate the culmination of SFIFF53 with festive drinks, hors d’oeuvres and music inspired by the legendary comedian. Admission for the Closing Night film and party is $60 for San Francisco Film Society members and $75 for the general public and VIP tickets are $135. Film-only tickets are $20 for SFFS members and $25 for the general public. Castro Theatre & 1015 Folsom St.
Friends of Duboce Park Volunteer Day: Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Harvey Milk Recreation Center for the Arts. Contact Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-8370 for more information.
Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration: Saturday, May 8, 3 – 5 p.m. in collaboration with OFC, CLOAGE and KidSpace! Food and entertainment provided. Visit sfcenter.org for details. 1800 Market St.
Comedy Night: Wegent & Page Hit the Books: Tuesday, May 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sammy Wegent and Allison Page, after years of getting “shushed” in libraries, finally get to do a comedy show in one! Through sketches, improv, stand up, monologues, and their own brand of “professional” banter, Wegent & Page will make you laugh a lot; mostly because you’ll be glad you’re not in a two-person team with your significant other.
Community Open House: Saturday, May 15, 2 – 4 p.m. Harvey Milk Rec. Center for the Arts Contact Brando Rogers at email@example.com or 554-8742 for more information. 50 Scott St.
Quarterly Duboce Park Community Meeting: Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Harvey Milk Recreation Center for the Arts, Lower Level.
Restoring the Wild Heart of the South Bay: Thursday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Join Mendel Stewart, manager SF Bay Natural Wildlife Refuge Complex, and John Bourgeois, manager South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project for a presentation about the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds into a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. Free, call 554-9600 or visit randallmuseum.com for more details.
Milk & Cookies Street Fair: Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come and celebrate the first annual Harvey Milk Day at the HM Civil Rights Academy, with games, booths, food and more.
Open Your Spiritual Channels: Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Peggy Werner and Ximena Gavino and experience the power and joy of communicating with your soul, saints, holy beings, and ascended masters. Learn about the four key spiritual channels including Soul Language and Direct Soul Communication. Master Sha’s Soul Healing Center, 2269 Market St. (above Michael Bruno), 971-7373.
Tour de Castro: Saturday, May 22, noon. Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in this annual costumed tricycle race to benefit AIDS/Lifecycle riders. Entry fee of $65 gets you a trike and drink tix. Go to thesisters.org for registration and info.
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk: Saturday, May 22, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Outdoor Movie Night on the Grass at EVRC Playfield, 19th and Collingwood streets. Donations benefit HMCRA.
Very Good-Looking Seeks Same: Saturday, May 22, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Author and videographer Robert Phillipson will be reading hilarious gay profiles from his new book. Also on the program is gay jazz musician Andre Dos Santos Morgan, doing a set of his tunes beforehand. Light snacks and libations provided. 1800 Market St., 4th floor. Free.
Castro County Fair: Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Join AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF), along with dozens of other community organizations, at the SF Armory for a day featuring community awards, carnival-type games, county fair food and drinks. 1800 Mission St.