Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Events celebrate Black History, Spring, and charitable program

“Sparkle,” a stage play by the Black Repertory Group, will make a glittery stop in Bayview this weekend. The play follows three sisters from Harlem who try to make it in the music business, and chronicles their struggles with fame, drugs, violence and crime. Tickets are available at the Bayview Opera House for prices from $6 to $18. Show times are Friday February 12th at 8pm, Saturday February 13th at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday February 14th at 3pm. Find more information online.

Catch the opening of Engaging BVHP Youth on Friday at ART 94124. The exhibit brings together two unique, local art projects that engage youth from Bayview Hunters Point. "Welcome to the NeighborHOOD, A Community Arts Project" and "Celebrating Civic Leaders" both use art to connect the dots between oneself and the community, while drawing attention to the neighborhood, our surroundings, and the people that live here. "Welcome to the NeighborHOOD, A Community Arts Project" is a multimedia urban experience—a social and environmental exploration in how art can inspire communities and environmental sustainability. "Celebrating Civic Leaders" was a theatrical production, recorded oral histories, and an art exhibition presented by students of Willie Brown Jr. Academy and community elders.

On Tuesday, February 16th (10:30 to 11:15am), grab your kids and head to our Bayview branch library on 3rd at Revere to enjoy the educational music of Chris McAlister’s Never Stop Learning Crew. The group will perform their hit songs including Vegetable, Reading is My Hobby, and Count with Me. The event is part of the library’s celebration of Black History Month.

The 11th annual Bayview Bayou Dinner and Dance, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of San Francisco Bayview, is scheduled for Friday, February 19th. Donations will support programs that put dictionaries in the hands of 3rd graders in the southeast sector of San Francisco, and feed the needy in the Bayview Hunters Point area on Thanksgiving and Easter. The event begins at 6pm at Fiore Hall (900 Seventh Street), and features Ranzell Merritt & Friends. Tickets begin at $50. For more information, please email the Club or visit them online.

Reachout for the Rainbow AfterSchool and Oakland MAAT Science Museum will celebrate Black History Month with a free family event on Sunday, February 21st at the San Francisco Rainbow SDA Community Hall (1400 Palou Street) from 2pm until 5pm. Activities include interactive science projects, art exhibits & activities, face painting, entertainment, ethnic refreshments, fresh juice bar, NASA's robotic fun and astronaut suit, Genentech's simulated science lab, and more. Email for more information, or call 415.822.3200.

Save the date for a Spring tradition. The Spring Egg Hunt at India Basin Shoreline Park will be on Saturday April 3rd.

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