See 9/23 Calling all Young Artists
September 14 — December 9
Film: Grand Illusions: French Cinema Classics, 1928 — 1960
This series surveys French film history from the end of the silent era to the beginning of the sixties, and includes both beloved classics and rarities, many in imported 35 mm prints. The September program spotlights, among others, Rene Clair, whose experiments with sound translated the avant-garde into popular art; Marcel Carne and Jean Gremillon, whose poetic realism survived the German Occupation; and Ophuls, whose late work imbued the period with subtle acuity. See these films again or for the first time and revel in the diversity and vitality of the “old wave” of French cinema. $9.50-13.50. Pacific Film Archive Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For details and full schedule: bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Fundraiser: Donate ‘n’ Dine
Do some good, and have great fun at this event for the whole family. Bring your e-waste, office supplies, used clothing, and other clean, organized reusable materials. Enjoy arts and crafts, a jumpy house, face painting, and all kinds of family fun. Bring an appetite as well, as an eclectic variety of food trucks will be offering delicious eats. The event is a joint venture of the Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association, Goodwill, and Scrap. The celebration brings together community while providing jobs and job training. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. SOMA Street Food Park, 11th and Division streets.
Volunteer: California Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove Park
Dozens of cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, and Pacifica. You can lend a hand right here at Warm Water Cove Park. The focus at the Cove that day will be trash cleanup, garden mulching, and watering. Bring water and sunscreen. 9 a.m. to noon. Warm Water Cove Park, 24th Street (off Third). Information: email@example.com.
Event: All Good Pizza Celebrates Muralist Cameron Moberg
Join All Good Pizza to celebrate the unveiling of Cameron Moberg’s new mural, which depicts Bayview as it was in the 1960s. Enjoy a plate lunch ($10) and Straus organic ice cream ($3). One hundred percent of ice cream sales supports At the Crossroads, a center for at-risk youth in the Tenderloin. Noon to 5 p.m. All Good Pizza, 1605 Jerrold Ave. Information: 415.846.6960.
Art: Reception for Dump Artists in Residence
Meet and view the art of three artists in residence: Tamara Albaitis, Amy Wilson Faville, and Calder Yates. This exhibition is the culmination of four months of work by the artists, who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse. 5 to 9 p.m. Free. Recology Art Studio, 503 Tunnel Avenue, and Environmental Learning Center Gallery, 401 Tunnel Avenue.
Street Fair: Third Annual Super Heroes Street Fair in Bayview
Don a costume and join the heroic journey pitting heroes and villains within an urban theatrical landscape; a day full of worm-holes and time machines, spy gadgetry and visual explosions, fantasy and reality played out on a colossal stage where captivating displays of human feats will entrance and amaze all. Dozens of amazing bands on six sound stages, a climbing wall, extravagant games, extraordinary circus side show, a go-go floating barge, and so much more, right by the bay. All ages are welcome. $10-20. 2 p.m. to midnight. Islais Creek Promenade, 1700 Indiana Street. Information: superherosf.com.
ART: CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS
Farley’s is looking for every kind of kid’s art from fingerpaints and magic marker to photography and sculpture. Open to kids 16 and under. Artwork will be accepted from 10 a.m. to noon at Farley's. Art should include the child’s name, age, and parent’s phone or email. 1315-18th Street. Information: Nicki Dugan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Noe Valley School Fair
Wading through the process of finding a school is daunting at best. It takes time to discover which schools meet a family’s individual needs. This fair is the answer. In one stop, parents can get information about scores of public, private, charter, and parochial schools from the southeastern neighborhoods. And prospective parents can meet with representatives and parents from more than 40 schools and quickly learn each school's basic information and personalities. For other workshops available that day, see noeschools.com. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Upper Noe Recreation Center, 295 Day Street. Information: email@example.com or 415.647.8567.
Celebrate: Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool Ribbon-Cutting
Come celebrate the completion of a project that’s transformed the I. M Scott outbuildings into a preschool for Friends of Potrero Hill Preschool. Past and present FOPH families, neighbors, lenders, grantmakers and all neighborhood and city supporters will be in attendance. Open House with official ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 3:30 p.m. Free. 2 to 4:30 p.m. FOPH at I.M. Scott School, 1060 Tennessee Street. Information: Katherine Doumani, 713.4561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.