Categories: Arts Calendar

Sept. 11-12: Home Land Security, Kicking Facebook, Carl Hiaasen, Community Music Center Open House, Opera in the Park


Home Land Security: Occupying five former military structures, the free exhibit of works by 16 international artists addresses the increasing complexity of national security and changing meanings of physical and psychological borders. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fort Winfield Scott and the Presidio, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, S.F;]

Kicking Facebook: Solo performer Margery Kreitma appears in the first of four S.F. Fringe Festival presentations of her funny and touching monologue of her breakup and subsequent addiction to social media, [4 p.m., EXIT Stage Left, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Sarah Hays Coomer: The personal trainer, “diet abolitionist” and author of “Bringing Our Bodies to Life: A Celebration of Lightness” speaks about ways to achieve authentic wellbeing. [2 p.m.. Public Library, South San Francisco Branch, 840 W. Orange Ave., S.F.]

Carl Hiaasen: The best-selling author, known for his rollicking misadventures set in Florida, appears to promote his latest satire “Razor Girl.” [4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Community Music Center Open House: Guests of all ages are invited to try out an instrument, learn a new song or join a piano, guitar or vocals class at the free gathering. [3 to 5 p.m., 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Opera in the Park: S.F. Opera Music director Nicola Luisotti conducts the opera orchestra and stars from the company’s fall season in the annual outdoor performance. [1:30 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

The Marriage of Figaro: Merola Goes to the Movies screens the film of a 2007 Wiener Opera Philharmoniker production of the Mozart opera starring Anna Netrebko. [1 p.m., Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Art Wall-Terri Friedman: The East Bay artist appears in a gallery talk to explain the 24-foot by 64-foot “yarn painting” she created on commission for the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. [3 p.m., 2155 Center St., Berkeley]

Adam Bray: The comic expert speaks on ”Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.” [2 p.m., Keplers, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Moreland & Arbuckle: Kansas-based Aaron Moreland (guitar and cigar box guitar) and Dustin Arbuckle (harmonica and vocals) call their music “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” [7 and 9 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Howard’s End: A new restoration of the gorgeous film based on E.M. Forster’s 1910 novel starring Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins follows a 5 p.m. showing of “Remains of the Day” on the Merchant-Ivory double bill. [7:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Motown & More-An Evening of Music, Dance & Comedy: The cabaret benefit for the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation features performances by cast members of the touring show “Beautiful” as well as Bruce Vilanch and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy. [7:30 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ken Goldstein: The University of San Francisco professor of politics hosts a forum: “Election 2016: The View from DC.” [3 p.m., Getty Study, Lo Schiavo Center for Science & Innovation, USF, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.]

Wayne Thiebaud etchings: Four works from the upcoming Christie’s auction “Thiebaud from Thiebaud: Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud” are on view through Nov. 5. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crown Point Press, 20 Hawthorne St., S.F.]

S.F. Wrestling Watching Club: The weekly watch party features “WWE RAW” broadcast with sound and subtitles so enthusiasts don’t miss any action. [5 p.m., Nickies Bar, 466 Haight St., S.F.]

Jake Bugg: The U.K.-based singer-songwriter — of whom NPR said “may or may not be the latest new Bob Dylan” — is touring to promote his third studio album “On My One.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Elizabeth Rynecki: The great-granddaughter of Moshe Rynecki, who created hundred of paintings of pre-World War II Jewish life in Poland, discusses her quest to recover pieces lost at the hands of the Nazis. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Craig Carlson: The restaurateur, who opened an American diner in France, shares his memoir “Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Revival of Folk Music: Tim Holt revisits the golden age of folk music of the 1950s-60s (The Weavers, Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul, & Mary) in a library films-videos program. [4 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Rooms, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

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