San Francisco: Places to go, people to see

Beginning Thursday, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosts “Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy,” a two-week series dedicated to the famed puppets and their amazing creator.

In conjunction with The Jim Henson Legacy and the Jane Henson Foundation, the event showcases the visionary TV producer and world-class puppeteer who created Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and so many others.

Daytime screenings feature films for younger audiences, while evening programs focus on Henson’s experimental work, rarities and films for older kids and adults. Things kick off with programs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday with screenings of “Muppets 101” hosted by master puppeteer Dave Goelz. The movie features Muppet-relatedTV appearances, commercials, guest spots and a rarely seen pilot for “The Muppet Show.”

Programs are in the Yerba Buena screening room at 701 Mission St., San Francisco. Tickets are $6 to $8. For the full schedule, visit www.ybca.org or call (415) 978-2787.

Quilt Guild lecture

The San Francisco Quilt Guild presents a slide lecture by textile collector and historian Chere Mah. The Lai Mah family collection of Chinese women’s clothing, which reflects a period of diaspora and emancipation, is the topic. The presentation, which will tell stories revealed in an immigrant family’s trunk of clothing, is at 7:30 tonight at the San Francisco Chinese Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7777 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. Admission is $3. Visit www.sfqg.org.

Rock solid

The Rock Poster Society presents “Rock Art by the Bay.” Rock-poster artists sign, discuss and sell their work, some of which dates back to the 1960s, during this celebration of the art form. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Building A, Fort Mason, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco. Call (916) 739-1219 or visit www.trps.org.

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