See October 20th: The Potrero Festival.
Wednesdays in October
Body: Restorative Yoga at Yoga Sita
Do you love Yoga, but don’t feel up to a class with 108 downward facing dogs? For those with an injury or illness who are looking to restore equilibrium; those who feel their body slower or muscles tighter; those who are entering the age of “senior”, or those who know the bliss of a slow moving Yoga practice; this class is for you. Learn how to relax into poses and breathe deeply in this new Restorative Yoga class. Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Yoga Sita,1501 Mariposa Street # 308; Information: yogasitasf.com
October 4 through November 7
Health: Managing Health Conditions Workshop
This workshop was developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, and is geared towards people concerned with diabetes, arthritis, heart problems and other chronic conditions. The workshop will teach participants how to: manage pain, stress, and fatigue; be more fit and eat healthier; work more effectively with doctors and healthcare professionals; set goals and problem solve to make positive change; learn mind-body techniques, like deep breathing, guided imagery, and feel better about taking care of their health. Free. (Participants can join until 10/10). Space is limited. San Francisco General Hospital, 2789 25th Street, Room 2014. Pre-registration is required, contact Shelley Glazer 452.5839 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Wong 550-6002.
October 5 through January 13
Art: Out of Character— Decoding Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy is China’s most revered art form; this exhibition explains why. Out of Character provides an overview of the different styles, scripts, tools and techniques of this time-honored art form through 40 masterworks—many on public view for the first time—borrowed from the collection of the Bay Area entrepreneur. The artworks offer not only a foundation for understanding the basic principles of Chinese calligraphy, but also a contemporary exploration of its broader cultural significance. General Admission. Asian Art Museum. 200 Larkin Street. Information: asianart.org
October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 7, 13
Safety: Neighborhood Emergency Response Training
This six-class, NERT workshop provides essential training for households and families to be prepared for emergencies, such as an earthquake. Sponsored by the San Francisco Fire Department. Free. St. Theresa of Avila, 1490 19th Street at Connecticut., 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. To enroll: 970.2024. Information: 970.2022 or email@example.com.
October 13 through November 20
Art: Dia de los Muertos / Somarts
The 13th annual Day of the Dead exhibit brings together the centuries-old tradition of building altars to welcome and celebrate deceased loved ones Elaborate traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations are on view. Potrero Hill resident, Xiaojie Zheng, has a multimedia installation, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, inspired by her nine-day pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel in 2012. Reception, Friday, October 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $7–10 sliding scale admission. Exhibition until November 10. Free. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. Information: somarts.org or 863.1414.
Music Outdoors: Slim Jenkins at Mission Creek
Slim Jenkins is a gritty yet smooth, hard-hitting blues and swing group, featuring Felix Macnee on drums, Timothy on bass, Joel Martinez on guitar, and Randy Johnson and Byron Burchard on saxophones. Vocalist Justin Oliver shouts out the swinging lyrics. Formal seating is limited; so a blanket or beach chair is suggested. Free. Noon. Mission Creek, 290 Channel Street at 4th Street. Concert held at the esplanade overlook located at Fifth and Berry Streets. Information: missionbayparks.com, 543.9062.
Live music: President’s Breakfast
Come enjoy live music by President’s Breakfast, a collective of some of the Bay Area’s most talented Jazz and Funk musicians. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 – 18th Street.
Live music: Soul Delights
The ever popular Soul Delights! Come and enjoy the tunes. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 – 18th Street.
Community: Potrero Festival
Feast and frolick on 20th Street. Food trucks galore, arts and crafts, local history, homegrown entertainment, children’s petting zoo, face painting and much more. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 20th Street from Missouri to Wisconsin streets. Cajun-Style Brunch from 9 am to noon. $12. 953 De Haro Street. Information: potrerofestival.com.
Kid Health: Illness Workshop with Nurse Judy
Knowing when to reasonably worry is one of the hardest lessons that parents learn. In her many years at Noe Valley Pediatrics, Nurse Judy has calmed down countless parents who were in a panic over a mild virus. Conversely, she’s informed moms and dads who didn’t recognize when a child was very ill or in need of immediate medical attention. In this workshop, parents will learn when to worry or not. Topics will include fevers, rashes, coughs, colds, and stomach bugs, as well as discussion about seasonal illnesses and a question period. $20. 7:30 pm. Noe Valley Pediatrics, 3700 24th Street. Information: NurseJudyNVP@gmail.com or 641.1019
Community: Farley’s 22nd Annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest
Don’t miss this most wonderful and exciting event. This year’s Parade and contest promises to be bigger, grander and more bazaar than ever! Come and cheer for your favorites. Free. 1 p.m. Meet in front of Farley’s. Farley’s, 1315 – 18th Street.