by Penny Zhou
Cultural archivists Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective bring the Afro-Caribbean soul of Belize to Stern Grove Festival. The multi-generational lineup of Garifuna musicians captivates audiences with their enchanting rhythms, powerful melodies, and a deep soulfulness that recalls the music of this unique and inspiring culture.
The concert will take place on Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m., at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Admission is free.
A pre-concert Troc Talk with Andy Palacio will take place before the concert in Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse.
Free Adult Vision Screening
Screening can help detect possible symptoms of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, retinopathy, cataracts, and other conditions affecting sights. Early detection and treatment is important in preserving eyesight.
Free Adult Vision Screening for glaucoma and other vision problems will take place on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The screening will be held at the Prevent Blindness Office, located at 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 408 in San Francisco. It only takes about ten to fifteen minutes, and could save your sight. Appointments are required. Please call (415) 567-7500 for an appointment.
Main Library celebrates the magic of Harry Potter
On July 11, the Harry Potter Knight Bus will roll up to the Main Library. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., lucky young fans who were selected in a random drawing will be invited aboard the Knight Bus. If space allows, walk-ins may also be accommodated. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a release form for kids under age 18.
On July 21, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released at exactly 12:01 a.m.
From July 24, the Bernal Heights Branch Library will host a Harry Potter Lunch Club. You can listen to a recording of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audiobook at the branch’s basement. One chapter will be played each day starting at 1 p.m.
Magician Rick Allen will perform as Myzard the Wizard in a Magic for Young Muggles show at the North Beach Branch at 2 p.m. on July 31, and at the Excelsior Branch at 3:30 p.m. on August 9.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, pelease call (415) 557-4277.
Son De Cali Concert
Son De Cali is regarded as one of the most promising and dynamic music groups on the music scene. The band consists of ex-Grupo Niche singers Javier Vazques and Willie Garcia.
Son De Cali delivers an explosive mix of tropical music rooted in traditional Colombian sounds. Their new album, including nine original tracks, is energetic and uplifting and they are on the top charts all over the world.
The concert will take place on Friday July 13, 2007, at 3140 Mission St. San Francisco. Tickets are on sale at all regular outlets. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, please call (415) 648-6611, or visit www.roccapulco.com.