San Francisco Public Library Debuts Performance Arts Festival

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Katherine Jardine (415) 557-4295;
San Francisco Public Library celebrates the performing arts with a new series of city-wide programs, titled Live! At The Library. The series includes 50 events throughout the month of March at all neighborhood branches, showcasing San Francisco’s rich history of the performing arts and embracing diverse forms of entertainment. Special guests include dance workshops with the San Francisco Ballet, a West African guitar performance by Jesse Sahbi and a special hands-on workshop with award-winning author Jason Reynolds and Youth Speaks’ MC K~Swift.  Events include body percussion and belly dancing, instrument “petting zoos”, marionette shows, special effects and animation classes, rock concerts, Shakespeare plays and more. Live! At The Library is supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Featured programs Dance Workshop with SF Ballet Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m., Children’s Center, Main Library Monday, March 20, 3:30 p.m., Visitacion Valley, Main Library Jesse Sahbi, West African acoustic guitarist Saturday, March 11, 3 p.m., Noe Valley Branch Friday, March 17, 2 p.m., Marina Branch Jason Reynolds + TURN UP (The Volume) Wednesday, March 8, 4:30 p.m., The Mix at SFPL, Main Library Belly Dance Workshop Thursday, March 23, 5 p.m., Ingleside World Rhythms and Chants with Body Percussion Saturday, March 25, 1:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Saturday, March 25, 4 p.m., Parkside Branch Community Music Center Young Musicians – Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday, March 4, 2 p.m., Richmond Branch The Fratello Marionettes Saturday, March 11, 3 p.m., West Portal Branch Saturday, March 18, 3 p.m., Western Addition Special Effects Makeup Thursday, March 30, 3 p.m., Mission Branch iPad Stop Motion Animation Wednesday, March 22, 3 p.m., Western Addition Branch Rock Against Racism – The Mix at SFPL’s House Band Friday, March 3, 4:45 p.m., The Mix at SFPL, Main Library Twelfth Night Saturday, March 11, 2 p.m., Mission Bay Branch Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m., Ortega Branch Find the entire list of programs in the Live! At The Library Program Guide or via the Library’s online calendar.
February 28, 2017