Happy Friday Everyone! As things are beginning to slowly get back to normal, one thing we really want to see returning to normal is you taking some time to have fun! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can participate in this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, May 14th
Terra Gallery and Event Venue, San Francisco
All Weekend, All Ages
After more than a year of quarantine, where are all the Bay Area artists, and what have they been making? Installations, interactive art, murals, films, dance, sculpture, music and more. Come celebrate and support the diverse Bay Area arts community at these in-person exhibitions, featuring scores of amazing local artists working across all mediums!
We have curated more than 30 Bay Area artists for the 20,000 square ft. exhibition and we have scores more participating in the daily music and outdoor vending programs on Friday evenings and weekend days.
The ten day art festival will take place at Terra Gallery, one of San Francisco's premier event venues that features 24,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors, with an additional 6000+ square feet of gated exterior area for local music, food, and drinks.
This is a community-minded event, designed to support the participating local artists.
Our exhibit plan allows small groups to enter one side of the building and exit the opposite side on the second floor creating a unique one directional experience. All patrons can return to the gated outdoor area for social distanced food, drinks, and music. On Friday nights and weekend days, we will feature local arts, crafts, music, and fashion vendors in the exterior area. Masks are required at all times inside the exhibit and when not eating or drinking outside.
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
$10 Suggested Donation
CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO (CCSF) CITY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL a virtual screening with the ROXIE THEATER
The Best Films from City College of San Francisco's Cinema Department from 2019 through the Spring 2021 semester!
The pandemic issue will be special. A live Virtual screening with the Roxie Theater and winning filmmakers, promises to be an inspirationally creatively warm event.
You will laugh! Cry! Remember when we were together in the theater.
Also, a fundraising event for our community college that has launched many professional film careers, the festival will screen for a week afterwards so you can screen it at your own time.
Sliding scale tickes, no one turned away. $10 suggested, MORE If you can.
Become a scholarship sponsor, make a student's film dreams come true:
Any individual or business interested in making a tax deductible contribution in the form of funds or goods/services to the festival can contact the faculty advisor Denah Johnston via firstname.lastname@example.org noting "City Shorts Donation" in the subject or send a check to the following address made out to "CCSF Cinema Department" along with name, address, phone and email to receive receipt of donation and credit in our printed program and sponsors slideshow at the festival. Donations are tax deductible under IRS code section 170(c) and Tax Payer ID 94-1721925.
City College of San Francisco Cinema Department
ATTN: Denah Johnston / City Shorts
50 Phelan Ave., C26
San Francisco, CA 94112
We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
Saturday, May 15th
Legion of Honor
9:30 AM, All Ages
"The incredibly preserved art, furnishings and eatables of Pompeii give us the rare opportunity to explore the Romans' infatuation with food and wine-which is analogous to our own enjoyment of the activity today," states Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "I am thrilled to bring Last Supper in Pompeii from the Bay of Naples to the San Francisco Bay Area, which will be the first in a series of upcoming exhibitions examining life in the ancient Mediterranean."
Image: Polychrome mosaic panel with a marine scene, Roman, from Pompeii, 100-1 BC. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, MANN 120177. Photograph by Carole Raddato (2014) / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Valencia Street, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
An event to celebrate LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, featuring music, drag, and inspiring stories.
Join Oasis as we usher in a new season of hope by honoring our clients and community, and celebrating our achievements of the past year.
This year's event will be co-hosted by Oasis's own Ari Jones, aka Pop Roxxx, and Milton Ramirez, aka Esta Noche's Lulu, so get your tickets and get ready to have a good time. Performers include: Diana Gameros, Ensamble Folklórico Colibrí, Rexy, Amoura Teese, DJ La Frida, Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus, and more!
And keep an eye out for our online auction that opens on May 1st. Who knows, you may just end up with VIP tickets to see Enrique Iglesias or art made by Joan Baez!
For tickets and sponsorship information, please visit http://bit.ly/Oasis2021
For questions, please email Melissa Diaz-Infante at email@example.com
Oasis Legal Services provides legal and holistic case management for LGBTQ+ immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
Sunday, May 16th
Multiple Locations, San Francisco
All Weekend, All Ages
Presented by the California Film Institute, DocLands is a non-competitive, non-juried, inclusive festival that presents an overall Audience Choice award. It's dedicated to building connections and partnerships that will invigorate the business and art of nonfiction filmmaking. Through public screenings, engaged conversations and grassroots networking events, DocLands aims to build an active, involved and fully supportive community around documentary film. Its organizational goals include gender equality and zero waste.
Films in the 2021 Festival:
9 to 5: The Story of a Movement
9 Days in Raqqa
All Light, Everywhere
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
Big vs Small
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters
Code Name: Nagasaki
The Crab Season
End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Last Days at Paradise High
The Long Today
The Magnitude of All Things
The New Corporation: The Unforunately Necessary Sequel
No Ordinary Man
A Once and Future Peace
Playing with Sharks
Radiograph of a Family
Rita Moreno: just a Girl Who Decide to Go For It
The Sparks Brothers
Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The Time We Have Left
There Is a Place on Earth
Understory: A Journey Through the Tongass
The Urchin Diver
The Water Walker
We the Power
Whales Whitout Walls
When I'm Her
Wood On Water
Youth v Gov
DocLands showcases documentary film in a variety of genres and with a diversity of content, while exploring three main programming strands and highlighting films that transcend the traditional definition of the documentary--films that break form in terms of creativity and entertainment.
WonderLands will lift our spirits through stories of joy, wonder and possibility.
The Great Outdoors will transport us outside to truly appreciate, explore and ultimately compel us to save and conserve our environment and the wilds of our one precious and precarious planet.
Art of Impact will engage and spark action by sharing stories that open our eyes to the global community and its disparate cultures, politics, personal narratives and biographies.
We believe truth can be found in documentary film.
Watch. Wonder. Get Involved.
Ortega and Quintara, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Come and explore our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 9 am-3 pm every Sunday, year-round rain or shine on 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara in The Outer Sunset, SF. Our festive family-friendly outdoor market features local farmers, ranchers, producers, food artisans, food trucks, amazing chefs, makers, merchants, artists, causes, live music and children's activities...all well spread out over two long blocks to allow for safe distancing. Face coverings and frequent hand-sanitizing/washing a must. Join us in January and February as we celebrate MLK Day, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Black History Month.
Follow us @sunsetmercantile on IG/FB or https://www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details. Be sure to take time to explore all of the incredible shops and eateries of The Sunset District! Follow @sunset_strong or go to https://sunsetstrong.com/