PRESS RELEASE

Presidio Announces New January and February Events, 2017

Monday, Dec 12, 2016

Presidio of San Francisco (December 12, 2017) – Welcoming a new year, the Presidio kicks off a new season of events at the Presidio Officers' Club at 50 Moraga Ave. and outdoors in the park, plus two very special openings: The new William Penn Mott, Jr. Visitor Center in February, and the featured exhibition, Exclusion: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration in April.

At the historic Presidio Officers' Club, the Presidio Dialogues (Thursdays at 6pm) and Presidio Sessions (Fridays at 6pm, in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music) series continue to offer free lectures, live performances, film screenings, and panel discussions that explore themes from ancient history to current events (see listings below). Families will find infinite enjoyment in Creative Family Fun crafts making on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Signature events continue throughout the year, beginning with a popular Valentine's Day Dance on February 11. Please check our website and see listings below (http://www.presidio.gov).

Outdoors, there is always something to discover in the Presidio, including organized activities like stargazing, native plant restoration, or an art walk. Get out and get fit for the new year on our miles of hiking and biking trails, play on the beach, or watch for a few of our over 200 bird species. Family-friendly recreational offerings on Crissy Field also include a trampoline park, swimming pool, climbing gym and more.

SEE WHAT'S NEW!

The new William Penn Mott, Jr. Visitor Center opens in February 2017, at the north end of the Main Parade Ground, a major milestone for the Presidio's Post to Park transformation and the exciting next phase of welcoming the public. The new center a distinctive partnership with the National Parks Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, will be the jumping off point to a day in the Presidio, orienting guests to its current activities and features. The historic building (1900) is refurbished to offer an information desk and interactive exhibits that will help tell the story of the Presidio through interactive touchscreen panels, a video wall, audio presentation, and an entire room dedicated to revealing the four areas of the park: Main Post, Golden Gate, Crissy Field and the Southern Wilds. Dates for the public opening will be announced in early January.

This April, the Presidio Officers' Club opens a new exhibition - Exclusion: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration. A precursor to this exhibition will be the January 19 film screening of Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story, followed by a panel discussion with Korematsu's daughter Karen. Fred Korematsu defied exclusion orders, was imprisoned, and came to challenge the legality of the orders in the Supreme Court (see details below).

Learn about the Presidio's pivotal role in the unjust incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, purportedly in the name of national security. This special exhibition marks 75 years since Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt issued Civilian Exclusion Orders from the Presidio, and examines the post's little understood part in these events. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices – both personal and political – that led to this dark chapter in American history. In doing so, the exhibition encourages reflection and inspires action about present-day issues of immigration, racism, and mass incarceration. April 1, 2017 – March 2018; Tuesday-Sunday, 10am – 6pm; Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave.; Free.

Event Listings January-February 2017

Attention Calendar Editors: Although our events are free, we advise patrons to register via the web links in the case that space is limited.

January

Creative Family Fun: Nest Fest

Date: Saturday January 7, and Sunday, January 8
Time: 11 am to 4 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400 
Price: Free  

More than 200 species of birds have been seen in the Presidio. Spots like El Polín Spring and Crissy Field are excellent places for bird watching. Visit the Presidio Officers' Club and build your own bird nest! Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: ​http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-nest-fest-01-07-17​

 

Music in Borderlands

Date: Thursday, January 12
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Lebanese American vocalist, composer, performing artist, Naima Shalhoub shares excerpts of her work and life journey through the various borderlands of identity, culture, land, and music. With personal stories and experiences working with incarcerated people, doing restorative justice with youth, and other advocacy work, she'll weave together an evening of song and conversation that will engage themes of justice, freedom as a practice, healing, and the power of music and the voice.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-music-in-borderlands

 

Destiny Muhammad's Alice Coltrane Project

Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Destiny Muhammad brings her unique sound on harp to a classic and eclectic genre she dubs 'Celtic to Coltrane.' Destiny has opened for the Oakland East Bay Symphony, shared the stage with jazz masters Azar Lawrence, Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, and John Santos and co-starred in Def Jam Poetry Winner Ise Lyfe's Hip Hop Play Pistols & Prayers. The Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter, a Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco Jazz Ambassador and an ASCAP Songwriter Awardee, Destiny has also headlined the 'Women in Jazz' Concert series in San Francisco. Destiny Muhammad, Harp & Vocals; Leon Joyce, Jr., Drums; Ron Belcher, Upright Bass; Doug Ellington, Trumpet; Frederick Harris, Piano, Rebecca Kleinmann, Flute

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-destiny-muhammads-alice-coltrane-project​


Creative Family Fun: Ice Age Animal Masks

Date: Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 
Time: 11 am to 4 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400 
Price: Free  

Before humans came to the Presidio, large mammals lived here! These ice age animals included Sabertooth Cats, Columbian Mammoths, and Dire Wolves. With your own masks, these ancient creatures can once more be seen in the Presidio. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-ice-age-animal-masks-01-14-2017​

 

Film Screening: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

Date: January 19
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Experience a screening of the two-time Emmy Award®-winning short documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (60 mins), followed by a panel discussion with Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu, and founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute. The panel will discuss the film and draw parallels between racial profiling and mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and people of color today.

This event is in honor of Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, officially recognized on January 30 in California, Hawaii, Virginia and Florida in perpetuity and to recognize the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into incarceration camps. In conjunction with the special exhibition Exclusion, which opens in the Presidio Officers' Club in March 2017. In association with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-film-screening-of-civil-wrongs-and-rights-the-fred-korematsu-story

 

Musical Art Quintet

Date: Friday, January 20
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

The "Nuevo Chamber" music of Musical Art Quintet melds influences from Africa, Argentina, and Cuba with Western classical traditions into globe-hopping, dance-inspiring, gorgeous work. Although classically trained, the members are also skilled improvisers, each bringing a special area of expertise. Whether interpreting Argentine tango, Afro-Cuban son, klezmer, classical works, or even electronica, the Quintet is at home. Their infectious versatility is evident on recent recordings with the Nuevo Flamenco guitarist Stevan Pasero and with the tango group Trio Garufa. Jory Fankuchen, violin; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Lewis Patzner, cello; Sascha Jacobsen, bass.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-musical-art-quintet​


Creative Family Fun: Sand Dune Designs

Date: Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 
Time: 11 am to 4 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400 
Price: Free  

Much of San Francisco used to be covered in sand dunes and dune plants. Come create your own dunescape inspired by the beautiful dune habitats that have been restored at the Presidio. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.
Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-sand-dune-designs-01-21-2017​


Only in San Francisco: The Story of Anchor Steam Beer

Date: Thursday, January 26
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

The story of San Francisco's original Anchor Steam® Beer is very much the story of San Francisco—from Gold Rush to railroads to earthquakes to Prohibition to entrepreneurship. Dave Burkhart, Anchor's Brewery historian and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, tells the fascinating survival story of San Francisco's singular, iconic brew through compelling images of the brewers, brewing methods, beers, and neighborhoods that combine to make Anchor San Francisco's—and America's—first craft brewery. The presentation will include tasting samples (21+).

Link:http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-only-in-san-francisco-the-story-of-anchor-steam-beer

 

Ensemble for these Times (E4TT)

Date: Friday, January 27
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) focuses on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—that resonates today and will speak to tomorrow—strongly believing in the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our times and the human condition. E4TT's debut CD Surviving: Women's Words has been reviewed at as "...passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, those of both composer and singer" and as "...compelling, varied and harmonically interesting" music that "creates a dark, contemplative atmosphere." Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Dale Tsang, piano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-ensemble-for-these-times-e4tt​

 

Creative Family Fun: Lunar New Year Pellet Drums

Date: Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 
Time: 11 am to 4 pm 
Place: Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco 
Phone: (415) 561-4400 
Price: Free  

Happy Lunar New Year! Pellet drums have been a New Year tradition in various Asian countries for thousands of years. Drum in the Year of the Rooster with your own pellet drum! Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-lunar-new-year-pellet-drums-01-28-2017

 

Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp

Date: January 30 to February 1
Time: 10 am to 6 pm 
Place: The Presidio Institute, 1201 Ralston Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-2113
Price: To register and see fees: http://bit.ly/CSLBootCamp2017

This three-day, in-person experience introduces the nine cross sector leadership skills focused on building teams, solving problems, and achieving impact. The training develops leaders who can engage and collaborate across corporate, government, and non-profit sectors to address society's most critical issues.

Participants walked away with:

  • an understanding of what Cross Sector Leadership means and the difference and nuances of the sectors
  • a familiarity with the nine universal skills of cross sector leadership that will help them think differently about how they convene, fund, and participate in cross sector collaborations
  • an appreciation of a collaborative approach to leadership and methodologies for how to build partnerships

The Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp empowers participants to become better equipped to tackle challenges facing them in their collaboration work. Professionals with a rich range of backgrounds and experiences help fellow participants gain fresh perspectives for their success and develop solutions for the challenges that they bring to the Boot Camp.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/institute/events/cross-sector-leadership-boot-camp

 

FEBRUARY

 

Harris v. Sutro: A Question of Color

Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

National Park Service Ranger Frederik Penn presents a landmark civil rights case of 1897, in which an African American waiter sued one of San Francisco's richest, most powerful men over racial discrimination – and won. The story was carried in all the major newspapers of the Bay Area and beyond, but was lost during the 1906 earthquake and fire. The legal results of the trial were a precursor to the National Civil Rights Bill of 1964, yet this story is little known even in today's legal circles. And it took place on what is now National Park Lands.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-harris-v-sutro-a-question-of-color   

 

Michael Tan + Telegraph Quartet

Date: Thursday, February 3
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Described alternately as "intensely urgent" and "poignantly resonant," the Telegraph Quartet received the prestigious Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Pianist Michael Tan came to the United States from Shanghai in 1990 and was immediately awarded a full scholarship to the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He went on to receive a double major from Julliard, winning the top award in several prominent competitions. Michael returned to the Bay Area in 2008, where he has continued his career as accompanist, recitalist, coach, and teacher. Eric Chin + Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello; Michael Tan, piano.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-michael-tan-telegraph-quartet​

 

Creative Family Fun: Scaly Sidekicks

Date: Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

February 1 is National Serpent Day! The Presidio is home to slithering snakes and lovely lizards. Learn about some of our reptile friends and make your own finger puppet to take home. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-scaly-sidekicks-02-04-2017​


William Penn Mott, Jr., Presidio Visitor Center Opening

Date: February 2017 (To be announced in January)
Place: 210 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA  94129
Phone: (415) 561-4323
Price: Free

Plan your day in the Presidio at the new Presidio Visitor Center! Located in the heart of the Presidio, the new center featues videos, exhibits, and interactive tools that let you see the park in a whole new way. Grab a map, get ideas from friendly staff members, and create your own adventure. Join us for a festive opening day with activities and tours.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/places/presidio-visitor-center

 

A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

Date: Thursday, February 9
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Take an intimate film journey with Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winner David Vassar through some of the greatest national parks, while learning about his lifetime of environmental filmmaking. David introduces each clip with a story, sharing memories of behind-the-camera "moments," and places into context the uniqueness of each park. His films aim to strengthen the bond between people and nature, inspiring people to become advocates for conservation. In association with Backcountry Pictures, and in commemoration of the National Park Service Centennial.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-a-walk-in-the-park-with-david-vassar

 

David James's GPS

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

GPS (Good People, Son) is an eclectic jazz-meets-chamber rock sextet led by celebrated guitarist and composer David James. A lifelong Bay Area resident, James has been involved with seminal local groups for decades - sculpting guitar feedback and ambient sounds with the Thessalonians, touring and recording hip-hop with Spearhead and the Coup, playing afrobeat with Afrofunk Experience, and presenting funky art-song with the Beth Custer Ensemble. "Just like his musical resume, the album's sound is diverse, showing off the sextet's technical chops and wide-ranging interests. Songs bounce from jazz to waltz to reggae to blues to Afro-beat to Eurobeat." (Amoeba Music) David James, guitar, voice; Beth Custer, clarinets; Dina Maccabee, viola; Alan Williams, trombone; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Jan Jackson, drums

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-david-james-gps​

 

Creative Family Fun: Constellation Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

This weekend, we're looking at stars! Make a craft of your favorite constellation during the day and later, join the Presidio star gazing party. The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers will bring their telescopes to the Main Parade Ground and help you discover the Presidio's night sky on February 11. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-constellation-celebration-02-11-2017

 

Valentine's Day Sock Hop

Date: Sunday, February 12
Time: 7 to 10 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm) 
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Dance lesson by the San Francisco Jitterbugs at 6:30 pm

Our tremendously popular Valentine's Day dance returns for a third year. Hop back to the 1950s at the Presidio. Be there or be square with live music from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band, dancing, and retro cocktails available for purchase from Arguello restaurant. The renowned San Francisco Jitterbugs will perform throughout the evening. Come shake, rattle, and roll!

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/valentines-day-sock-hop​

 

Presidio Stargazing Party

Date: Monday, February 13
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Main Parade Ground, Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky's most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies up close and learn some of the constellations at a star tour. Bad weather cancels. Check www.sfaa-astronomy.org for updates.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-stargazing-party-02-13-2017​

 

35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

​In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will perform 35 of Shakespeare's most famous speeches in 35 of San Francisco's most famous places from February to August 2017. Come and hear some of these speeches performed live, see slides and video from the first five performances, and hear about the history of Free Shakespeare in the Park with Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and the resident artists of SF Shakes.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-35-famous-speeches-in-35-famous-places

 

Paul Dresher Ensemble

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Paul Dresher is a multi-talented composer who is uniquely able to weave contemporary classical, pop, minimalist, and South and Southeast Asian musical styles together into his own distinctive personal style. He creates in a myriad of different genres, including experimental theater, contemporary opera, acoustic and electronic chamber music, orchestral compositions, dance scores, and musical instrument invention. Paul's many honors include a 2006-07 Guggenheim Fellowship and commissions from the Library of Congress, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, the Kronos Quartet, the San Francisco Symphony, Zeitgeist, San Francisco Ballet, and Chamber Music America, among others. Paul Dresher + Joel Davel, invented instruments; Sarah Cahill, piano; TwoSense: Ashley Bathgate, cello; Lisa Moore, piano

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-paul-dresher-ensemble​

 

Creative Family Fun: Super Silly Sock Whales
Date: Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Whale-come our ocean friends for World Whale Day on February 18! January through April is the best time to spot gray whales off the coast of San Francisco. Create a sock whale friend to have by your side no matter where you go. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-super-silly-sock-whales-02-18-2017

 

Mars and the Human Imagination with speaker Brian Kruse

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 7:30 pm 
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Mars has long been an object of intense interest in ancient and modern myths. Its ruddy glow inspiring visions of conflict and war, and its surface markings creating a whole genre of popular (mis)representations of Mars as the abode of life in a variety of forms. In this presentation, discover how popular culture has represented, and misrepresented Mars while sparking a special interest most all have in what is actually taking place on the planet most similar to earth in our solar system. NASA missions have returned a plethora of images and information about what Mars is really like. Find out the latest about what is known about the red planet, and what still remains for investigation and discovery on future missions.

Speaker: Brian Kruse, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Member of the Board, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. The AstroLecture Series is held every third Tuesday of the month and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in partnership with the Presidio Trust.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/astrolecture-series-mars-and-the-human-imagination​

 

Film Screening: Great Highway: Journey to the Soul of San Francisco Surfing

Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

More than just three miles of heavy waves on Ocean Beach, the Great Highway is part of the early history of California surfing and beach life. This new documentary covers it all; from the Sutro Baths to the former six million-gallon saltwater Fleishhacker Pool, once lifeguarded by Olympians and big wave legends, to the champions of today. Winner of the 2016 Golden Gate International Ocean Film Festival Award (IOFF). (88 mins) Mark Gunson, filmmaker and co-producer, and Kristin Howell, co-producer will be in attendance for Q+A. IOFF Executive Director Ana Blanco will moderate. In association with the International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-dialogues-great-highway-journey-to-the-soul-of-san-francisco

 

Myra Melford, piano

Date: Friday, February 24
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

For pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford, the personal and the poetic have always been intimately connected. Raised outside Chicago in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Melford grew up literally surrounded by art, seeing early on that aesthetic expression could both be built from and be a structure for profound emotions. Her work draws inspiration from a vast spectrum of cultural and spiritual traditions and artistic disciplines. Recent projects include the multimedia Language of Dreams for her ensemble Snowy Egret; a duo with clarinetist Ben Goldberg; and Trio M with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson.

Link: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-myra-melford


Creative Family Fun: Bookmark Buddies

Date: Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Place: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 561-4400
Price: Free

Read Across America Day is coming up on March 2! Save your place in books with style by making your own cool page corner bookmark, inspired by Presidio animals. Drop in for i​maginative craft-making based on the Presidio's natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend.

Link:​ http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-bookmark-buddies-02-25-2017​​