Teen Movie Day - One Missed Call 11/5

In this supernatural thriller, a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages from their future selves telling them the date, time and details of their death. Beth Raymond is traumatized when two of her friends die after receiving the messages. She enlists the help of a detective to unravel the mystery of the ominous calls. (2008, 87 mins.) Ages 12-18.

Movies for teens are shown on the first Wednesday every month. Snacks provided. For more information, call Marla at 415-355-2868.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Vincent Van Gogh - Arts & Culture Salon - 11/5

Marlene Aron, artist, educator and poet, will share her passion for “The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh” at the Excelsior Branch Arts & Culture Salon. Ms. Aron has been researching Van Gogh for more than thirty years, and teaching and lecturing about him for the past eleven years. Her slides include rarely-seen childhood drawings and family photographs in addition to his paintings.

Wednesday, November 5th - 7:00 p.m.

Hour of the Wolf - First Monday Movies 11/3

Liv Ullman stars as Anna, a woman whose artist husband, Johan, has disappeared leaving only his diary behind. She is left to reconstruct, in her mind, their shattered life. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. In Swedish with English subtitles. (1968, 87 mins.)

Monday, November 3rd - 6:30 p.m.

Altoid Crafts for Teens - October 29th

Make an altar (or mini shrine) from an Altoid tin in honor of the Day of the Dead. Or another theme of your choosing. Bring a few miniature items or pictures to use in this workshop. All other materials will be provided. Ages 12-18. For more information, or to register, call Marla at 355-2868.

Wednesday, October 29th - 3:30-5 p.m.

Labor Heritage Chorus - October 22nd

The Excelsior Branch Arts & Culture Salon is pleased to present the Labor Heritage/Rockin' Solidarity Chorus in concert on Wednesday, October 22nd. This SF Bay Area Chorus is made up of workers from many unions, as well as students and independent folks who love to sing. The Chorus borrows from many musical traditions such as South African and Gospel; traditional and newly composed labor songs; songs in Yiddish, Latin, Spanish and Xshosha; and parodies of popular songs created in the Joe Hill tradition. Come sing along!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:00-8:45 p.m.

Oscar Reynolds and Karumanta - October 16th

Celebrate Latino Hispanic Heritage Month with the mystical sounds of Oscar Reyholds. Oscar Reynolds, a composer, master flutist, and guitarist, will play the music of Bolivia and the Andes on panpipes and guitar. Ages 3 and older.

Thursday, October 16th at 3:15 p.m.

Book Making for the Very Young with Cathy Miranker - October 16th

Can pre-Ks and kindergartners make books? Little wiggly kids just learning the alphabet? Absolutely! Cathy Miranker from SF Center for the Book will lead this workshop for kids, ages 3-6. This is a perfect activity for kids who have seen or plan on seeing the exihibition of works by pop-up artist Robert Sabuda at the Main Library.
Thursday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m.

Facing Foreclosure - October 15th and 18th

This program is offered to help potentially defaulting homeowners deal with payment shock and the threat of losing their homes. Topics will include the history of the current foreclosure boom, ten options besides foreclosure, the most important rules to follow when facing foreclosure, and more.

This seminar is offered by Zephyr Real Estate agents, along with Guaranteed Homes, LLC. The program is free, though space is limited. For more information, call: 415-824-7200 x131, or visit: http://www.facingforeclosuresf.com/. Offered twice:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 1:00-2:00 p.m.