Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing January 22

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Beginning this week you will see changes in the Audio Described Movie Listings.  They are now organized by County.  In coming weeks listings will be available for Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Solano Counties.

This listing 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:


AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Now playing in auditorium 5:
Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
Now playing:
“Sherlock Holmes” & “It’s Complicated”


Eastridge AMC Mall 15:
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose
Now playing in auditorium 9:
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Sherlock Holmes:
AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Avatar” & “The Princess and the Frog”
Separate admissions for each show
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Daddy Long Legs”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St., Mountain View
February 12     8:00pm
February 13    8:00pm
February 14    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 Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Fiddler on the Roof”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
February 13:    2PM
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

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.


Sierra Regional Ski for Light:
March 13-March 15
Want to have a weekend getaway in early spring, yet enjoy one last blast of winter fun?  Why not join Sierra Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) at Tahoe-Donner in the High Sierras for cross country skiing and or snowshoeing.  Enjoy good food, pleasant surroundings and friends. Experienced skiers and snowshoers and novices are welcome.  Trained Guides will be available to assist.  For details on this three day event as well as information on one day events contact Cindy Quintana at 510-483-2948 or visit the
Thursday Evening Dance Class:
Every Thursday  5:30pm to 7:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
Every month will feature a different dance style. Gene Russo, the instructor, has a versatile range of expertise from the traditional ballroom styles like the Tango to Latin styles like Salsa. You are encouraged to come in a group, but no partner is required. Everyone will be rotating around to build a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.  Contact Philip Kum at 415-694-7342 or via email:
Thursday Evening Hatha Yoga Class:
Every Thursday  6:00pm to 7:30pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
The weekly class works on a large variety of poses that strengthen and refresh the entire body, mind, and spirit.  Drop in students are welcome. Contact Philip Kum at 415-694-7342 or via email:
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:

San Francisco Chapter, National Federation of the Blind: Chapter Meeting January 23  1:00pm LightHouse for the blind and Visually Impaired 214 Van Ness Ave San Francisco,
Frances Neer Visually Impaired Persons Forum:
January 23     11:00am
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco
Beth Berenson Vision Loss Resource Center Program Coordinator for The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be discussing community services for the blind and visually impaired.
Peer To Peer Support Group:
January 23  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.
Guide Dogs For The Blind Graduation:
January 23:        1:30pm
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
Phone: 415 499-4000
Attending a graduation ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind is one of the best ways to really get acquainted with the guide dogs program.  Tours of the campus will follow the graduation ceremony.
Mega Self-Defense for the Visually Impaired:
January 23   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. It began in London, England, and has been featured on the BBC radio program “InTouch”. Every workshop will cover physical techniques along with discussion of laws and self-defense theory that specifically affect the blind/visually impaired community. Contact Philip Kum at 415-694-7342 or via email:
BrailleNote Apex Demonstration:
February 18    1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
Join Damian Pickering and Kevin Hughes from HumanWare at the Lighthouse for a hands-on introduction to the new BrailleNote Apex. Learn about the thinnest, lightest notetaker available, and get answers to your questions about any of the full range of HumanWare’s blindness products. Refreshments will be provided. For those unable to attend in person the event will be streamed live at   You may also join in via a toll free conference call at 1-877-228-2883, Guest Listener Code: 6247.
For further information and to RSVP call
800-722-3393 EXT. 219, or e-mail: by February 16.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
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 the 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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