Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 23

This seo experts is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at:
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:


Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
Now playing:
“Where the Wild Things Are”


AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
Now playing in auditorium 8:

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Where the Wild Things Are”

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Couples Retreat”
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.


Dance Class:
Starting October 24
Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Road
Santa Rosa
Join Gene Russo for a six week partner dancing class.  He will be instructing in traditional ballroom and in contemporary Latin styles.  No dance experience necessary.  For more information and to register call Gene at 707-579-2480 or via email
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit:


Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 24  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided.
Frances Neer Visually Impaired Persons Forum:
October 24     11:00am
LightHouse for The Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco
Frank Welte, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs California Council of the Blind will discuss accessible options for banking.
The Mega Program: Self Defense for the Visually Impaired:
October 24   3:00pm-6:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
This program was developed specifically for the visually impaired. This is the first time a Mega Self-Defense seminar will be taught in the United States. The founder, Sensei Stephen Nicholls will be teaching the seminar. The topics covered will include threat recognition, tonal indication, and common sense in self-defense.
Musical Tapas
Music by Fauré, Ravel, Duke and more
A Benefit for Music Education Network for the Visually Impaired
October 25    5:00pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Recital Hall
50 Oak Street
San Francisco
Enjoy many styles of music. Proceeds
will go to the Music Education Network for the Visually Impaired (MENVI), an international organization that supports musicians who are blind or visually impaired. RSVP to or call (510) 323-4934.
Jitterbug “J” Cell Phone Launch Party:
October 26         11:00am-3:00pm
Adaptations, the LightHouse Store
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
The Jitterbug “J” is a simple and user-friendly cell phone that is slim and light. It has a large LCD color display, big backlit buttons, easy-to-use “yes/no” buttons to access all phone features and a dedicated speaker phone button. Jitterbug cell phone service offers 24 hour/7 days a week US based customer service. Come into Adaptations during the launch party and receive a 10% discount on The Jitterbug “J”, along with extra Jitterbug goodies. A Jitterbug representative will be on hand to answer all questions and help set up new cell phone service.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Job Fair for People with Disabilities:
October 29        10:00am-2:00pm
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco
The agency is looking to fill entry-level Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Life Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, and administrative positions using special non-competitive appointing authorities for People with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans.
Due to building security, candidates interested in attending the job fair must register in advance.  When registering please also mention if you will need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event.  To register for the job fair, please call, Roszette Panis at (415)947-3566, Edward Yuen at (415) 972-3832 , or Heidi Acquisti at (415) 972-3836.  If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, you must register and request your reasonable accommodation no later than October 23, 2009.
Please bring to the Job Faire:
•    Photo identification
•    Several copies of a resume
•    1 copy of unofficial final college transcripts reflecting all undergraduate coursework and graduate coursework (if applicable)
•    Copy of DD-214 for military service credit
•    Bring proof of disability from a licensed professional, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
Ever Widening Circle features Janis Ian:
Sponsored by World Institute on Disability
October 30             7:00 pm
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Ever Widening Circle battles negative stereotypes of disabled people and serves as a model for presenting entertainment that is accessible for all audiences. The evening will open with writer and performer Greg Walloch and include a variety of desserts served during intermission.  To order tickets go to
or by phone 510-251-4361.
Contract Management Support (CMS) Training:
The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking motivated legally blind individuals to join its Contract Management Support (CMS) training program.
CMS services include the tasks required to conduct contract close-out and administration. These tasks range from research and analysis prior to awarding a contract to contract negotiation and post-award vendor follow-up.
The LightHouse and National Industries for the Blind are partnering with the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to provide the core training courses required to establish a foundation on contract management.  This is a 10 Week program and consists of four online courses and one on-site class.  Tuition is free to participants who are eligible for this training. In order to be considered for this program, candidates must:
•    Be a U.S. Citizen
•    Be legally blind
•    Have Bachelor’s degree, or 24 semester hours in a combination of the following fields:  accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
•    Be proficient using adaptive technology such as Zoomtext and/or JAWS
For more information please contact Sam Rodriguez, Assistant Director Business Services, at 415-694-7360 or send resume to
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
Through December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or for applications and more information.
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