Rooftop families are invited to participate and play with one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the West Coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle, with a series of performances, workshops, lectures, exhibits and parades. The troupe will also create free community events in San Francisco’s Dolores Park and the Tenderloin. For more information, visit http://breadandpuppet.org/tour-schedule

Rooftop Family Art Night: Puppet Parade Workshop (Tue, 10/6)
Tuesday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. at the Burnett Campus

Families are invited to learn more about the art of Bread and Puppet Theater. Participants will work together to create ocean-themed puppets that will be used in the “We are All in the Same Boat” Parade at Dolores Park on Saturday, October 10. These puppets will also be on display at the Luggage Store Annex /Tenderloin National Forest event on Sunday, October 11. A light supper will be served. Please RSVP to art@rooftopk8.org by Friday, October 2nd. Please note that an RSVP is required. For more, visit https://artsed4all.wordpress.com/

Pop-Up Exhibition:  JINGLES & GIANTS–Bread and Puppet Books (Oct 7-12)
Oct 7-12 at San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St, SF

The Pop Up exhibit will feature Bread & Puppet Press books of all shapes and sizes, from the diminutive many-volume Jingle Book series, to the one-of-a-kind handmade Giant Books, drawn in charcoal on large-format pages with sewn cardboard covers. Opening reception with Peter and Elka Schumann, Oct 7, 6-8 p.m.  Free to the Public; details at https://sfcb.org/

We are All in the Same Boat—Parade (Sat, 10/10)
Saturday, Oct 10th, 2pm at Dolores Park in San Francisco

Bread and Puppet will lead the We are All in the Same Boat parade with volunteers, musicians and community members, asking a provocative question for the Bay Area in 2015:  “What if we could all swim together?” Parade participants are welcome–wear white and meet at 1 p.m., look for the big banners and boat! For more details, please visit the Internet Archive blog at https://blog.archive.org/

Bread and Puppet: Play in The Tenderloin (Sun, 10/11)
Sunday, October 11, 1-4pm at the Luggage Store Annex/Tenderloin National Forest, 511 Ellis Street (between Hyde & Leavenworth)

Bread and Puppet Cantastoria performances in the Tenderloin National Forest with bread and aioli; stew made “Fresh from the Oven” by Amara Tabor Smith; sewing with The Mending Library. In the Luggage Store Annex Gallery: Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” Sale and art activities for children with ArtsEd4All. Free and open to all. For more information on the Tenderloin National Forest, visit http://www.luggagestoregallery.org/tnf.