• (co-sponsored by Nature in the City) Wed. Oct. 28, Free What is going to be accomplished by “cap-and-trade?” How is global warming being co-opted by corporate power? What are equitable approaches involving local communities? How are the effects of climate change already appearing on the planet’s and the Bay Area’s ecosystems? What is the relationship […]

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  • Oct. 23-25, 8pm, $20 The dances of “Rest for the Constant Traveler” incorporate many disparate qualities; lyricism with physical athleticism, tenderness married with humor, moments of stillness infused with chaos. Movement, theater and film propel you into adventures with a novel view on life. Join DCSF on journeys of the mind, body and spirit. brownpapertickets.com […]

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  • Wed. Oct. 21, 7:30pm, Free 17 years of Critical Mass and 10,000 members of the Bike Coalition?… what’s right, what’s not with the way bicycling and bicycling politics is developing at the end of the first decade of the 21st century? A broad discussion of bicycle etiquette, transportation and urban design, equipment and safety (good […]

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  • Sun. Oct. 18, 11am-2pm: Charlotte Moraga, & Devendra Sharma Sun. Oct. 24, 11am-2pm: Opal Palmer Adisa, Colette Eloi, and Adia Whitaker Sun. Oct. 24, 2-5pm: Yannis Adoniou, Catherine Clambaneva, and Leonidas Kassapides; Wang Fei; and Danica Sena Gakovich Three groups of artists present work to be shown in November at CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora Festival. This […]

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  • Sat. Oct. 17, Noon, $15-50 sliding scale to benefit Shaping SF This trip through San Francisco’s lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city south of downtown and SOMA, traversing the Mission, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview, and the southeast coastline, including several new public parks. It’s a social, historical and […]

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  • Presented by CounterPULSE, World Arts West/ San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Dancers’ Group Thurs. Oct. 15, 7:30pm, Free Join us for a lively discussion tackling some of the questions and ideas posed by Performing Diaspora. Questions include: What is tradition? What is innovation? What is preservation? How does one’s identity give access to or […]

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  • Presented by CounterPULSE, World Arts West/ San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Dancers’ Group Thurs. Oct. 15, 7:30pm, Free Join us for a lively discussion tackling some of the questions and ideas posed by Performing Diaspora. Questions include: What is tradition? What is innovation? What is preservation? How does one’s identity give access to or […]

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  • (co-sponsored by the Global Commons Foundation) Wed. Oct. 14, 7:30pm, Free Michelle Dizon, Filipino-American artist from LA, screens her installation video comparing the 2005 riots in France and the 1992 riots in LA, illuminating political issues of marginal citizenships, migration and exile, media and the erasure of memories of historical violence. The discussion will be […]

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  • Sun. Oct. 11, 2pm Spontaneous combustion, the complex world of gelatinous sweets, and Balkan folk dance footwork are only a few of the subjects in October’s salon of emerging & established choreographers. Work from Wan-Chao Dance, Aura Fischbeck Dance, and Jessica Damon are featured. Photos by Jessica Damon & Rob Kunkle.

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  • Thurs. & Fri. Oct. 8 & 9, 8pm, $25/5 for youth under 21 A Special Double Bill featuring Universes, and a work-in-progress Mirrors in Every Corner. Fresh off a powerful inspirational opening for Actors Theater of Louisville’s 33rd annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, The Living Word Festival is proud to present Universes, featuring […]

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