We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, October 2nd
SMArt Gallery and Studio, San Francisco
6:30 PM, All Ages
Pottery Class Times: All are Great for Beginners and Intermediate
Learn a new skill and take a "Claycation" with us! In this 6-wk course, we begin with introductions and basic wheel demonstration by one of our instructors: Candace, Jasmine, Jason, Leslie, Sasi or Tony. You will learn the basic steps of throwing a cylinder on the potter's wheel, then each participant gets 25 pound bag of clay to try their hand at the potter's wheel. Each week a new skill will be taught. Learn to throw on the wheel, trim, make a mug, pull a handle, make a plate or bowl and learn how to glaze your beautiful creations. Unlimited open studio time during the 6 weeks is by appointment 10am - 9pm daily.
Tuesday September 29th at 6:30pm - Sutter Studio - with Sasi
Friday October 2nd at 10am - Sutter St Studio - with Sasi
Friday October 2nd at 6:30pm - 24th St Studio - with Jason
Saturday October 3rd at 10am and 2pm - Sutter Studio
Saturday October 3rd at 10am and 2pm - 24th St Studio - with Candace
Sunday October 4th at 10am - Sutter Studio - with Sasi
Private Team/Group/Party events available: https://www.smaartstudio.com/team
Come Play-in-Clay Register online: https://www.smaartstudio.com/classes
Studio Membership available: https://www.smaartstudio.com/membership
SF Jazz Center, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Free (Tips Appreciated)
SFJAZZ takes great pride in bringing joy to people's lives through live jazz performances and education events each week. Even though the SFJAZZ Center will be dark for the immediate future, our goal in bringing enjoyment to our Members and patrons through music will continue to be our focus.
Available free to current SFJAZZ Members or through a 1-month $5 Fridays at Five digital membership, this new weekly series will feature exclusive footage from some of the most memorable SFJAZZ concerts from the past few years. Each digital concert experience will get you closer than ever to the music, while providing an online platform that will help directly support artists. So grab your favorite beverage, maybe even some popcorn, and enjoy Fridays at Five!
Saturday, October 3rd
All Day, All Ages
The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announces their 2020 event, which will take place October 3-10, held online with one in person drive-in event, with all virtual screenings available free of charge. The Festival team is working on all details to reimagine the event in this format, including confirming the programming under these new circumstances. The SFGFF directors and programmers, like so many in the arts, are using their creativity to meet the challenges of the pandemic, to continue their mission to present work to audiences. In this time of need, SFGFF gives back to the community that has supported them for the past 17 years, with this year's free, virtual Festival.
...there is ONE type of experience of going out to the movies that will be a part of this year's SFGFF - a drive-in movie presentation. After a half century past its peak as an American pastime, driving and staying in your vehicle to watch a film is back, as a way to still say safe, and still watch a film with an audience. The SFGFF drive-in event will be at Par 3 at Poplar Creek in San Mateo, on Sunday evening, October 4; other details are to be announced, including film program and admission charge.
This year's Festival poster is designed by John Mavroudis, a Greek-American award-winning artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mavroudis' work has been seen on many magazine covers, including TIME, The New Yorker and The Nation. His work was twice named by the American Society of Magazine Editors as "Cover of the Year," in 2006 for his New Yorker illustration on the 5th anniversary of September 11 attacks, and in 2018 for the TIME cover of Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Mavroudis has designed many posters for Fillmore Auditorium concerts, rock band Moonalice, and past years of the San Francisco Greek Festival. His website is https://www.zenpop.com .
Fort Mason, San Fransisco
10 AM, All Ages
This single-day, outdoor market will bring together nearly 50 of the best artist and designer craftspeople in the Bay Area. Inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle. Cool but sunny, laid back yet innovative, this event represents the best of West Coast craft.
At the Festival Pavilion at the historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront. Attendance is always free and open to the general public.
Sunday, October 4th
Marrow Gallery, San Francisco
By Appointment, All Ages
Marrow Gallery presents:
Syncretism by The Old Boys' Club
Image: The Old Boys' Club, Renarde, gouache on paper, A4, 2020
Marrow Gallery | 548 Irving Street, San Francisco | October 1 - 31, 2020; open by appointment only
September 21, 2020, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --Marrow Gallery presents Syncretism an exhibition of new works from French artist, The Old Boys' Club. This will be The Old Boys' Club (OBC) first solo exhibition in the U.S. in ten years. The artist's moniker connotes a fraternity of the wealthy, white male ruling class. It also represents who is excluded; people of color, women, gay, poor and disenfranchised people. In her work, the artist seeks to analyze what is happening in the 21st century world through the lens of entrenched power dynamics and systemic oppression. Syncretism is a collection of works from the artist's ongoing series titled Prophets. The show opens on October 1 and runs through October 31st. The gallery is open by appointment only.
The Prophets series started as a reaction to the 2015 terrorist attacks in France--Charlie Hebdo, The Bataclan and the Stade de France. Originally shown in a renovated church in 2017, the Chapelle St Jaques Contemporary Art Center, the artist wanted to approach belief and religion with a sense of curiosity and tenderness in an effort to make sense of tragedy.
The imagery in Prophets is based on 16 prophets, both real and imagined. Continuing in her signature mixed-media and maximalist approach, The OBC draws on a diverse repository of visual language from all over the world from traditional Japanese woodblock prints to African masks, underscoring the inherent postcolonial critique in her artist moniker. Conjuring elaborate iconography by borrowing from traditions from all over the world, Syncretism creates a visual world of language that proposes a unity and familiarity in the human experience and a reminder that only by coming together do we outnumber the real enemy--The Old Boys' Club.
About the Artist
The Old Boy's Club has shown extensively worldwide, including at the Chapelle St Jaques, Contemporary Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), The San Jose Museum of Art and at galleries in Ireland, USA, Germany, France, London and Brussels. She has won awards for her web design, including for Sketch London and Le Palais de Tokyo. She studied at The School of Beaux Arts and the Sorbonne. Currently based in the French Pyrenees, Marrow Gallery has represented the OBC since 2015.
About the Gallery
Marrow Gallery is a contemporary art space that shows local, national and international artists. Located at 548 Irving Street at 7th Avenue in San Francisco's Inner Sunset neighborhood, the exhibition program presents artists whose works offer commentary on contemporary culture and reference art movements of the past.
9 AM, All Ages
Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco.
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile Every Sunday at 9 am – 3 pm 37th Avenue at Ortega, SF
The Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile is a weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans and vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. OSFMM is proudly presented by Sunset Mercantile in collaboration with District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and People of Parkside Sunset.
Our open-air market will launch with a thoughtful and comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. The plan will include guidelines, protocols, and a modified program of activities that will evolve along with this situation but will reflect at all times the goal of helping to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community, vendors, and staff.