5 Best Things to do This Week: June 24 – 30
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
Celebrate the voices of the city by the bay in The Chronicles of San Francisco, by internationally recognized artist JR. Over the course of two months in early 2018, the artist set up a mobile studio in twenty-two locations around San Francisco, where he filmed and interviewed nearly 1,200 people from across the city’s multifaceted communities. In the completed work, a digital mural scrolls across a seamless bank of screens, bringing together the faces and untold stories of the people we encounter every day. Presented in SFMOMA’s soaring Roberts Family Gallery, this work is free and accessible to the public.
Born in France in 1983, JR began tagging buildings as a young teenager. Soon he shifted from graffiti to photo-based work, creating images of faces, printing them on large sheets of inexpensive paper, and pasting them on buildings. Although he has completed many such projects around the world, this is his first major installation in San Francisco, and uniquely draws inspiration from Diego Rivera’s murals found throughout the city.
In How Safe Are We?, Janet Napolitano thoroughly explores the Department of Homeland Security, reckoning with its critics yet ultimately arguing for its role in our nation’s security. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-2013. Napolitano is currently the President of the University of California. Come see her talk this Saturday, June 29 at Book Passage Corte Madera.
Enjoy this hands-on, creative event is full of learning, laughter, and community spirit. Led by beloved local artist and art educator Janis Yerington, enjoy a variety of art projects inspired by the current exhibitions, and learn to make flower crowns, cyanotypes, macrame, and more this Saturday, June 29.
Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park this Saturday evening. Seating begins around 7 p.m., with pre-movie slideshow, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 p.m., nightly raffle at 8 p.m., with movies starting by 8:15 p.m. Movies run about two hours and are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. This Saturday’s film is sports themed, so wear your favorite team uniform, jersey, hat, jacket, so on, for a screening of A League of Their Own.
Come check out the seminal New Orleans group Galactic, featuring singer Erica Falls, perform jam-based grooves inspired by the vibrant funk, R&B, and jazz traditions of their hometown this Sunday. Opening the show is San Francisco-based Baby & The Luvies, a high-energy, soul-inspired, 10-piece dance band. There will also be other events and activities on site like the KidStage at noon in the West Meadow, which features an instrument exploration station and Cuban dance with Jessica Recinos. Free Yoga Class will also be held at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Shauna Harrison. Food Trucks in the West Meadow will include: Papalote, Phat Thai and SF Hometown Creamery.
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