Week in Transit: Russian Heritage, Electric Vehicles & Antique Furniture

By Will Reisman, @WillReisman

CaptureRussian Heritage To Be Celebrated in San Francisco: There will be plenty of borscht, piroshki and pelmeni (and even flavored vodka) to enjoy at the 28th Annual Russian Festival in San Francisco this weekend. Along with all the delicious traditional Russian food and drinks, there will be dancing, music, crafts centers for children, and artwork from the Museum of Russian Culture on display at the three-day festival. The event kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with a dance party hosted by DJ Kyle Mogilev, and will continue through Saturday and Sunday, with doors opening at 11 a.m. both weekend days. The festival will take place at the Russian Center of San Francisco, located at the corner of Sutter and Divisadero streets. Muni’s 24-Divisadero bus line provides direct service to the center.

Commonwealth Club Hosting Discussion on Electric Vehicles: Since electric vehicles began showing up on the roads about five years ago, their numbers continue to grow, with more than 20 different models now available for consumers. On Wednesday night, the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco will host a discussion focusing on the future of electric cars. The forum will be hosted by author (and electric vehicle owner) Sherry Boschert and will feature contributions and insight from Eileen Tutt, the Executive Director of the California Electric Transportation Coalition and Charlie Vogelheim of, Vogelheim Ventures. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club headquarters, located on 555 Post Street, just a few blocks away from both the Powell and Embarcadero BART Stations.

Antique Furniture on Display in San Mateo This Weekend: More than 200 exhibitors from across North America will showcase their collection of antique furniture sets as part of the Hillsborough Antiques Art + Design show taking place at the San Mateo County Event Center. The event will open up at 11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will feature decorative arts and furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Proceeds from the event will help benefit the United Veterans Services, a national non-profit aimed at providing resources for wounded veterans. The event center is a short walk from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station, at the corner of El Camino Real and Hillsdale Boulevard. Caltrain’s weekday and weekend schedule offers regular service to the station. SamTrans’ Route ECR travels on El Camino Real and stops a few blocks away from the event center.

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