San Francisco Public Library Debuts Performance Arts Festival

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San Francisco Public Library Debuts Performance Arts Festival

Live! At The Library – March 2017 Programs


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.