Self-portrait by Sister Roma

Hey Kids! is a weekly feature looking at what’s coming up for families and kids of all ages.


Don’t rain on my parade! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be hosting their Annual Children’s Easter Celebration at Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street (at 18th) this Sunday, April 4th, 11am-noon. Festivities include storytime and a rollicking easter egg hunt. Afterwards stick around for The Sisters 31st Anniversary Party Through the Looking Glass with live performances, a merry Easter Bonnet Contest and Hunky Jesus Contest. (We give thanks for sisterly sunshine, especially as the SFPD Mission Station Annual Easter Egg Hunt is not happening this year. What gives, Capt. Corrales?)

Space Painter by Carl Pisaturo. How d’ya like them easter eggs?

Upcoming events: (subject to change, confirm times)

Mirrors in Every Corner
Final weekend of performance poet and emerging playwright Chinaka Hodge’s original theatre work. What happens when a white baby is born into a black family in Oakland?  Race, family and identity in contemporary America are examined. On Sunday night DJ Treat U Nice spins after the show. Show run Feb. 25 – April 4. 8pm-10pm. $15-$25 (pay what you can on Thursdays). Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St. (btw 15th & 16th)

Con los Ojos de Niños/Through the Eyes of Children
Photography exhibit by children from La Huizachera, illuminating their struggle for community water rights and environmental justice.  Accompanied by short video and presented by Adapting to Scarcity and IMDECApr. 1-30. Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia Street (at 21st)

“The Last Unicorn” screens at Victoria Theatre (April 2-4)

“The Last Unicorn” (1982)
Fantasy film about a lone unicorn’s quest to find out what happened to her kind.  Did they end up as bacon wrapped unicorn kebabs drizzled in shitake sauce?  I hope not.  Come see a rare 35 mm print, uncensored film screening with Q&A and book/dvd signing by author/screenwriter Peter S. Beagle; plus giveaways and prizes. Seating limited — advance tickets for sale. Fri.-Sun., Apr. 2-4. $10. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp)

The Greatest Bubble Show On Earth
Float into bubble bliss with Louis Pearl, the Amazing Bubble Man! Final show on Sat., Apr. 3 at 11am. $7-10. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St. (near 22nd St.)

Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy & Birth
Learn tips about safe, effective use of herbs from Beth Rees, a doula with a background in Western and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Sat., Apr. 3. 1pm-2pm. Free. Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia St. (at 25th)

Afternoon of family art activities, sidewalk chalk drawing and wall painting. Sat., Apr. 3. 1pm-4pm. Free.  Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St. (at 23rd). Pick up a map for evening gallivanting thru the neighborhood till midnight. Lots of terrific free happenings presented by Mission Arts & Performance Project.  (Check out Carl Pisaturo’s graceful robots and sculptures at Area 2881 from 8pm-midnight.  His work is inspired by childhood love of Legos.)

AMP!  When Teenagers Attack!
Art and music showcase addressing the need for more all ages programming in the Bay Area.  Come see an exciting line-up of acts and featured artists organized by Irvington High School students Juhi Ardissono, Zuha Khan, and Vi Truong.  Sat., Apr. 3.  Doors open 6:30pm.  7pm show.  $7/ members free.  The Lab, 2948 16th St. (at Capp)

Comic Pop Art by Javier Hernandez
Solo art show and comics workshop by the creator of comics El Muerto, Man-Swamp and Demolition Dove.  Opening reception on Sat., Apr. 3 from 5pm-8pm.  Free. Cartoonist Workshop on Sun., Apr. 4 from 2pm-3:30pm.  $15 per attendee; all ages welcome. Encantada Gallery of Fine Art, 908 Valencia St. (at 20th)

3rd Annual Poets 11 – District 9
Readings by neighborhood winners of a citywide poetry contest. Presented by Friends of SF Public Library and their Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman.  Tues., Apr. 6.  7pm.  Free. Mission Branch Library, 2nd Floor, 300 Bartlett St. (at 24th)

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