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Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.

 

wednesday 9

Around town

Liza Dalby Presidio Officers' Club Exhibition Hall, 50 Moraga; 561-5086. 7-8pm. The first American geisha presents a lecture on the history of the kimono.

Information on degree programs in creation spirituality Naropa University Oakland, 2141 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 835-4827. 6:30pm, free. Learn about educational programs at Naropa University.

'The Media and the War on Terrorism' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second floor; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman discusses the media's role in covering the war on terrorism.

'Psyching Out Stress' UCSF Parnassus Campus, Health Sciences West, Rm 300, 513 Parnassus; 476-6547. 12:10pm. Dr. Frank B. Schoenfeld discusses stress, including responses, risk factors, and treatment.

Authors

Larry Ellison, Michael Lewis Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm. Oracle Corporation chair and CEO Larry Ellison and author Michael Lewis discuss the "future of success."

Theodore Hamm Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses Rebel and a Cause: Carl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty.

Louise Nayer Glen Park Branch Library, 653 Chenery; 557-4400. 6pm. The author reads from How to Bury a Goldfish: Rituals for Everyday Life and shares tips on building rituals.

Tobias Wolff A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author reads selected stories by Andre Dubus.

Bay Area

Blair Fuller Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author celebrates the publication of Art in the Blood.

 

thursday 10

Around town

Wayne Thiebaud, Allan Stone Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market; 392-4400. 6pm, $100. Painter Thiebaud and art dealer Stone kick off the City Arts and Lectures' 2002 Artists in Conversation series.

Authors

Glinda Bridgforth San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower level, 100 Larkin; 557-4400. 6:30pm. The author talks about her new book, Girl, Get Your Money Straight: A Sister's Guide to Healing Your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams.

Honor Moore A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The poet celebrates the publication of her new collection of poems, Darling.

Leslie Scalapino City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The poet reads from her two new releases, The Tango and Orchid Jetsam.

Brad Thor Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter; (650) 344-1288. 7pm, free. The host of the PBS Series Traveling Lite will read from and discuss his new novel.

Bay Area

Joan Frank Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new collection of short stories, Boys Keep Being Born.

Wes 'Scoop' Nisker Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses Essential Crazy Wisdom.

 

friday 11

Around town

France Time French Soirée Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush; www.francetime.com. 6pm, $18-20. The Online French Connection hosts this monthly event for Francophiles and Francophones.

'60th Annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 931-2500, www.sfboatshow.com. 11am-9pm, $3.50-7. This year's show will features displays and demos of houseboats, fishing and ski boats, motors, fishing tackle, and more. Through Sun/20.

Benefits

'Be Seen Buying Books' A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. Authors Daniel Handler, Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Dorothy Allison, and others appear at this event to support the Tattered Cover, an independent bookstore in Denver that is suing Colorado law enforcement officials to keep their customer sales private; proceeds benefit the Tattered Cover Legal Defense Fund.

Andrew Harvey University of Creation Spirituality, 2141 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 835-4827. 7pm, $20-30. The author discusses the poetry of Rumi to benefit the University of Creation Spirituality.

San Francisco IndieFest Annual Benefit/Launch Party Studio Z, 314 11th St; 820-3907. 9pm-2am, $10. This benefit for the S.F. IndieFest features performances by Polkacide, Oranger, Hot Pink Feathers, and DJ Shindog; circus performances; short film screenings; visual art; and more.

Authors

Christopher Hitchens Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Letters to a Young Contrarian.

 

saturday 12

Around town

Chinese lion dancers 557-4277, free. Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library, 451 Jersey, 10:30am; Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission, 11:30am; Bayview, A.E. Waden Branch Library, 5075 Third St, 12:30pm; Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 45 Leland, 1:30pm; Portola Branch Library, 2450 San Bruno, 3pm; Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph, 4pm; Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland, 5pm. In celebration of the Year of the Horse, Chinese lion dancers perform.

'Healthy Kid's Day' Chinatown Beacon Center, 840 Broadway; 431-4639. 10am-3pm. Healthy Kids, San Francisco's new low-cost health coverage plan celebrates its launch with a kid-friendly event. Features include free food, music, face painting, and health checkups. To sign up for the program bring proof of San Francisco residency, a birth certificate and a social security card, child support and childcare receipts, and proof of income. Also Sun/13.

'Introduction to Patent Searching' San Francisco Main Library, Fifth Floor Training Center, 100 Larkin; 557-4400. 3-5pm, free. Learn how to get a patent for your invention.

Legal advice and referral clinic San Francisco Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Center Meeting Room, Lower level; 989-1616. 10:30am-2pm (sign up 10:30am-noon). The San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program provides free private consultation.

'Media Revolution' Studio Z, 314 11th St; 7pm, $15-20. The 12th Digital Be-In cyberculture event focuses on "possibilities for global chance through new media tools."

Korean Center open house Korean Center, 1362 Post; 441-1881. Noon-4pm, free. Children ages 7 to 18 are invited to this youth program open-house event.

Richard Shaw Public Glass, 1750 Armstrong; 671-4916. 4-7pm. The glass artist demonstrates his work.

'60th Annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 931-2500, www.sfboatshow.com. 11am-9pm, $3.50-7. See Fri/11.

Stormin' Norman Wilner Golden Gate Valley Branch Library, 1801 Green; 292-2195. 2pm, free. The artist and writer talks about his life and works.

Benefits

'The Great Ball of Fire: A Masquerade Ball and Benefit' Crucible, 1036 Ashby, Berk; (510) 843-5511. 8pm, $50. The Crucible hosts its third anniversary party, featuring dancers, fire performers, bands, DJs, and more.

Authors

Michael Perry Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 1pm. The children's author discusses Daniel's Ride.

Bay Area

'Consequence: Beyond Resisting Rape' Mama Bears Women's Bookstore, 6536 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 595-4642. 7:30pm, $8-10. ZzoomZzoom Productions and Pearl In a Million Press present this event celebrating the release of Loolwa Khazzoom; other highlights include a screening of the film War Zone, live music, and performances by local spoken word artists.

'Tough Girls Reading' Boadecia's, 398 Colusa, Kensington; (415) 431-0171. 7;30pm. Editor Lori Selke and local authors Betty Blue, Fetish Diva Midori, and Linda Poelzl read.

 

sunday 13

Around town

'Alcatraz v. Al Capone' Departs Pier 41; 561-4925. 4:20pm, $11.50-20.75. See 8 Days a Week, page 56.

'Healthy Kid's Day' Mission Dolores Church, 3321 16th St; Joseph Lee Recreation Center and SF Opera House, 1395 Mendell; 431-4639. 10am-3pm. See Sat/12.

Singletarian's potluck First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin; 821-7865, 922-3033. 1pm, $2. The Singletarians invite men and women 45 years and older to this event; bring a dish.

'60th Annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 931-2500, www.sfboatshow.com. 11am-7pm, $3.50-7. See Fri/11.

Benefits

'Pennies from Heaven' Marlena's Bar, 488 Hayes; 864-6672. 2pm. Sister Penny Lane of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosts a penny drive; proceeds benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund.

'The Weakest Drink' Daddy's Bar, 440 Castro; 292-9808. 4-8pm, free. Local bartenders compete in battle of bar knowledge; proceeds from the raffle will benefit the winning bartender's charity of choice.

 

monday 14

Around town

Michael Dukakis Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 12:30pm, $7-10. The former democratic candidate for president and Amtrak's current chairman of the board discusses the future of travel by high-speed rail in America.

'Islam: An American Religion' Grace Cathedral, 1100 California; www.gracecathedral.org. 9:30am. The Rev. William Swing discusses Islam, the fastest growing faith in the United States.

Douglas R. Powell Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, Second floor; 597-6705. 5:30pm, $3-9. The former professor of geography discusses the landscape of Afghanistan.

'60th Annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 931-2500, www.sfboatshow.com. 11am-8pm, $3.50-7. See Fri/11.

Bay Area

'Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside' Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, Berk; (510) 848-0237. Emily Rose presents a slide presentation and discussion of her German Jewish ancestors from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Authors

Anthony Bourdain Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 7:30pm, $9-12. The chef discusses his new book, A Cook's Tour.

Al Gedicks Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses Resource Rebels.

Peggy Orenstein A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses Flux.

Bay Area

Pamela Logan Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about Tibetan Rescue: A Woman's Quest to Save the Fabulous Art Treasures of Pewar Monastery.

 

tuesday 15

Around town

Harmonica workshop Musician's Union, 116 Ninth St; 575-0777. 8pm, $10. Harmonica pro Norton Buffalo leads this workshop.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund event Mission High School, 3750 18th St; 241-6240, www.hsf.net. 6:30-8:30pm, free. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund hosts this event for Hispanic students and their families on the college admission process, financial aid, and how to apply for HSF scholarships.

'60th Annual San Francisco Sports and Boat Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 931-2500, www.sfboatshow.com. 11am-8pm, $3.50-7. See Fri/11.

Authors

Bill Moyer, Joann McAllister Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The authors discuss Doing Democracy.

Eddie Muller A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author talks about his book, The Distance.

Dean Ornish Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 5:15pm, $9-12. The cardiologist discusses his new book, Reversing Heart Disease.

James Redfield, Michael Murphy Park Branch Library, 1833 Park; 863-8688. 7pm. The authors read from and sign God and the Evolving Universe.

Bay Area

Jake Fuchs Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from his new mystery novel, Death of a Prof.

Madelon Sprengnether Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Crying at the Movies: A Film Memoir.