Theater: word for wordto throw
San Francisco theater company Word for Word features literary works performed in theater in new podcast series, Word for Wordto throw. In “A Pair of Eyeglasses” by Anna Maria Ortese, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, young Eugenia, born with severe myopia, is promised an expensive pair of glasses. She imagines the shimmering beauty she will see, but with her new eyesight, she realizes the class distinctions in her poor neighborhood in Naples. To free. For more information and how to listen.
Sundays 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26
Music: Classical Revolution at the Atlas Café Sidewalk Parklet
Classical Revolution was founded in 2006 with the aim of making classical chamber music more relevant. Enjoy a special wine and food list while listening to classical music as well as modern classics. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Table reservation: $ 20, up to 4 people. Café Atlas, 3049 20th street. For more information.
Friday 9/10 – Saturday 10/2
Theater: The displaced
Crowded Fire returns to the theater in person with the West Coast premiere of The displaced, directed by Isaac Gomez. Marísa and Lev, a couple whose turbulent relationship is clouded by ghosts from the past, move into a historic Chicago apartment when a dark and mysterious message appears. Soon the couple are united in – and divided by – terror, as the previous tenants make their pain known. The displaced is an exhilarating horror story that explores what lingers when gentrification drives people out of their homes. Previews 9/10 – 11, 8 p.m. Tickets: Pay what you can. Crowded Fire Theater Company, 1695 18th Street. For more information.
Saturday September 11
Radius is an improvisational performance that uses dance and music to reveal the dichotomies of intimacy and power. The site-specific presentation features over thirty experimental dancers and electronic musicians. Registration is encouraged for this outdoor event, co-produced with CounterPulse. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th Street, Building B. For more information.
Saturday September 11
Family: Cirque Bella
A themed series of summer shows in the parks and open spaces of the Bay Area with an outdoor ring, the Circus Bella All-Star Band and the Circus Bella Company. 2 p.m. Free; Suggested donation of $ 20. Mission Creek Park Pavilion, 290 Channel Street. For more information.
Saturday 9/11 – Sunday 9/12
Holiday: Fall Moon Festival
With arts and crafts stalls, live music, cultural performances, children’s activities, food vendors and lion dancing. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grant Avenue, California and Broadway. The festivities open with a parade Saturday at 11 a.m. on California and Grant led by the Mayor of London Breed and other city officials, beauty queens, cultural artists and lion dancers. For more information.
Craft: Introduction to the risograph
Learn the ins and outs of the Risograph, a copier that creates a stencil for each layer of color, printing one color at a time. The inks are soy-based and semi-opaque; new shades can be created by layering different colors. Create image layers by hand; each student will print a poster in two colors. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. $ 90. San Francisco Book Center, 375 Rhode Island Street. For more information and to register.
Horticulture: Sale of native plants from the San Francisco Botanical Garden
The San Francisco Botanical Garden propagates and sells a multitude of plants, many of which are exclusive to the garden nursery, in the open-air arbor next to the bookstore on the main gate plaza. Free entry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Avenue. For more information.
Friday 9/17 – Tuesday 9/21
Music: Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
The San Francisco Botanical Garden and Sunset Piano transform the garden into an open-air concert hall, where everyone is welcome to play and listen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets required. Free for members and residents of San Francisco; non-residents from $ 3 to $ 13; special prices for customers benefiting from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or CalFresh benefits. For more information.
Crafts: Road Road Roller Printing Festival
The San Francisco Center for the Book hosts the 18th annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. Classical print artists carve a three-square-foot piece of linoleum to print on the street using a giant steamroller. These large, gallery-quality prints serve as SFCB’s annual fundraiser and are “print-on-demand” using a 1924 Buffalo Springfield seven-ton road roller. With demonstrations from bookbinding, letterpress printing and related arts instructors. To free. For more information on the festival and how to become a volunteer. or by email: [email protected]
Music: Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band presents its 139th season in the Golden Gate Park Music Hall. To free. 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Spreckels Temple of Music, between the de Young and the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park. For more information.