web analytics

Dec. 8-9: On The Waterfront with SF Symphony, Embarcadero Ice Rink, SF Vintage Paper Fair, Marisa Huff, Museums on Us, Carousel, Slow Caves, Commissary Open Kitchen Dinner

Trending Articles

       
“On the Waterfront” with Eva Marie Saint and Marlo Brando screens at Davies Symphony Hall, with live accompaniment by the San Francisco Symphony. (Courtesy San Francisco Symphony)

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

On the Waterfront: The 1954 movie classic with Marlon Brando screens with the San Francisco Symphony, directed by David Newman, providing live accompaniment of Leonard Bernstein’s score. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Embarcadero Center Ice Rink: It’s the final day of the season of holiday skating in the The City’s biggest outdoor rink. [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

S.F. Vintage Paper Fair: The show offers the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, photography, labels, brochures, sports memorabilia and “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Marisa Huff: The author of “Aperitivo: The Cocktail Culture of Italy” launches her book at a $25-per-person party offering drinks from the book and light snacks. [3 to 5 p.m., Bar Agricole, 355 11th St., S.F.]

Bank of America Museums on Us: B of A cardholders gain free entry to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and Legion of Honor in San Francisco on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. [http://bankofamerica.com/museum]

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Forum: Richard Becker, political analyst and co-founder of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, speaks about whether the people’s movement can rise to meet challenges presented by the Trump administration. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Carousel: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical comes to the big screen for its 60th anniversary, featuring an interview with star Shirley Jones. [2 and 7 p.m., Century 20. 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Slow Caves: The headlining band’s “fast, loud, in your face” sound combines synthesizers and the “who gives a damn” ethos of punk rock; openers The Phorms play an album release show. [8 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

MONDAY, JAN. 9

The Commissary’s Open Kitchen Dinner: The $95 per person meal showcasing truffles includes a menu created by guest chefs Val Cantu, Dave Cruz and Jamie Simpson joining Commissary chefs Rogelio Garcia and Kristi Gauslow. [5:30 to 9 p.m., 101 Montgomery St., Presidio of S.F.]

Manjula Martin: The author of the essay collection “Scratch: Writers, Money, and The Art of Making a Living,” speaks, in a session with writers Caille Millner, Laura Goode, Susie Cagle and Yiyun Li. [7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Rhino in the Castro: Theatre Rhinoceros, The City’s pioneering queer stage company, hosts a series of readings of plays reflecting the LGBTQ community and its allies. [7 p.m., GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., S.F.]

Princess Mononoke: The 1997 Japanese epic historical fantasy anime film by Hayao Miyazaki screens (with English subtitles) in a special 20th anniversary presentation. [7 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Stolas: The Las Vegas-based progressive-rock trio opens for The Number Twelve Looks Like You, a “mathcore” band from Fair Lawn, N.J., combining “grindcore, progressive metal, and later salsa, funk and jazz.” [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Selena Bartlett: The neuroscientist and professor at Queensland University of Technology in Australia speaks about her book “MiGGi Matters: How to Train Your Brain to Manage Stress and Trim Your Body.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Dorothie and Martin Hellman: The couple is promoting “A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home and Peace on the Planet,” their collaborative book about how they saved their failing marriage. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Drop In Improv: The $15 session offers the opportunity for experienced actors and practitioners to sharpen skills, and newcomers to get introduced to the world of improvisation. [7 p.m., Leela Improv Training Center, third floor, 901 Mission St., S.F.]

Click here or scroll down to comment