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Earth Day with the Hot List

Yoshitomo Saito
"When the Wind Stopped" by Yoshitomo Saito; courtesy of Haines Gallery

Looking for some earth-friendly fun? Check out these 7 Hot List-approved eco-centric events for Earth Day and beyond.

1.  Waste Wise Market Celebration at the Ferry Building
Head down to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 to celebrate the Waste Wise stations that help market-goers recycle, compost and reuse. Don’t forget to check out the information tables and the reusable bag giveaway.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market One Ferry Building, 415-693-0996

2.  “Composing Biology” at Swell Gallery
Witness the intersection of art and science at this group show that visually grapples with questions about biotechnology and its effect on our culture.

Swell Gallery 2565 Third St. 

3.  Earth Day Extravaganza and Open House at SF Center for the Book
Come to this family-friendly Earth Day event to letterpress a print, bind a book, make eco-conscious postcards and learn more about the impact of the environment on book arts. Also bring along old batteries and florescent lightbulbs for environmentally friendly disposal.

San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro St., 415-565-0545

4. “Riprap in Bronze” at the Haines Gallery
Artist Yoshitomo Saito morphs and manipulates bronze to create bamboo, rocks and other elements of the natural world in this Earth Day appropriate art show.

Haines Gallery 49 Geary St., 415-397-8114

5.  Silent Running Screening at SF State University
Catch this sci-fi classic at a special Earth Day afternoon showing, sponsored by Friends of the Greenhouse, which also features a screening of the documentary The Making of Silent Running.

SF State University 1900 Holloway, 415-405-0581

6.  Green Pubs Initiative at the Casanova Lounge
Celebrate a day late at this post-Earth Day event featuring DJs and dancing. All of the proceeds of the night will be put towards getting everyone’s fave Mission hangout Casanova Lounge green-certified.

Casanova Lounge 527 Valencia St.

7.  Vandana Shiva at City Arts & Lectures
On Monday, April 28 this environmental activist and U.N. Earth Day International Award winner discusses globalization and the environment at her City Arts & Lectures appearance.

Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave., 415.392.4400