Arts and Entertainment
Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.
'Behind the Headlines: The Israeli-Palestinian Equation and the Future of Bilateral Relations' Mechanics' Institute Library, Fourth floor, 57 Post; 777-3820. 6:30pm, $10-15. Israeli consul general Yossi Amrani speaks at this event.
'An Evening with Galen Rowell: Embracing the Wilderness at Our Doorstep' Mountain Light, 1466 66th St, Emeryville; (510) 528-8573. 6pm, free. Nature photographer Galen Rowell appears at this event celebrating Bay Nature's one-year anniversary.
Carla Harryman Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 7pm, $5-7. The author reads from her new work.
Frank Wu Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The Howard University law professor discusses Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White.
Siobhan Darrow Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author discusses Flirting with Danger.
Tim Macartney-Snape Get Lost Travel Books, Maps and Gear, 1825 Market; 437-0529. 7pm. The Australian mountaineer discusses his travels and climbing experiences.
'The Open-Ended War - At Home and Abroad' Metropolitan Community Church, 150 Eureka; 861-0318. 7pm. Nancy Wohlforth, Robert Kim, Surina Kahn, and Ryan Murphy appear at this panel discussion.
Romanian dance workshop St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bowcock Hall, 43rd Ave; 648-8489. 7:30pm, $10. Theodor Vasilescu teaches a dance workshop.
'The Sound of Futurism' Istituto di Cultura, 425 Washington; 788-7142. 6:30pm. Musicologist and composer Luciano Chessa lectures on the topic.
'Women and Hair Loss' Women's Health Resource Center at California Pacific Medical Center, 3698 California; 600-0500. 7pm, $5. WAGA Support Group (formerly Women with Androgenetic Alopecia) host a meeting for women experiencing hair loss.
'San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Laguna at Marina; (310) 455-2886. 6-10pm, $175. This preview opening for the exhibition benefits the Asian Art Museum's Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture; the exhibit continues through Sun/3.
'Utang Laugh' Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St; 974-1167. 8pm, $5-10. The comedy benefit for Bindlestiff Studio features Tim Tayag, Allan Manalo, Wernher Goff, Bernie Sibayan, and a special guest. Through Sat/2.
Douglas Henry Daniels Marcus Book Stores, 1712 Fillmore; 346-4222. 6:30pm. The author discusses his biography of Lester "Pres" Young, President of the Tenor Saxophone.
Haynes Johnson Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses his work in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt.
Gary M. Pomerantz Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter; (650) 344-1288. 7pm. The journalist and author reads from and discusses his work.
Edith and Jerry Kemp North Berkeley Branch Library, 1170 The Alameda, Berk; (510) 981-6250. 7:30pm. The authors discuss Finding and Keeping Love in Later Life.
Sandro Meallet Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Edgewater Angels.
'San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Laguna at Marina; (310) 455-2886. 11am-8pm, $12. The exhibition features Asian artifacts and antiques from 65 galleries specializing in Asian art. Through Sun/3.
'Zombies and Cyborgs: Obsolete, Involuntary, and Automated Bodies' SomArts, 934 Brannan; 552-2131. 8pm. Artist Stelarc presents a multimedia lecture on the topic of the body and technology.
'Cultures of California Book Fair' Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. 5-8pm, $4-6 museum admission. The book fair highlights the work of California children's authors and illustrators.
'Let America Be America Again!' Gershwin Theatre, 2350 Turk; 422-5488, www.vona-voices.org. 7:30pm, $10-20. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.
'Utang Laugh' Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St; 974-1167. 8pm, $5-10. See Thurs/31.
Gary Paul Nabhan Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author discusses Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods.
Frank Wu Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The Howard University law professor discusses Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White.
'All City Honor Groups Concert 2002' George Washington High School Auditorium, 600 32nd Ave; 863-7734. 7pm. The Association of Instructors in Music sponsors this event featuring student musicians and teachers from San Francisco middle and high schools and professional conductors.
German Fasching St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St; 586-9060. 9:30am-noon. The German School of San Francisco presents a children's event featuring German dance, music, games, and art projects.
Michael Light Public Glass, 1750 Armstrong; 671-4916. 4-7pm, free. The photographic artist and bookmaker join glassmakers at Public Glass to create hot-glass works at this event.
'San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Laguna at Marina; (310) 455-2886. 11am-7pm, $12. See Fri/1.
'Tile Making Workshop for the Disability Mural' Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission; 821-1155. 2-4pm. Integrated Arts and Center for Accessible Technology in Berkeley and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco sponsor a tile-making workshop for those interested in contributing to a multimedia mosaic in celebration of the disability civil rights movement.
'Walk in My Shoes ... Share the Experience of Having LD or ADHD' San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Lower level, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 2pm. The workshop for teachers and parents discusses children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
'The Womb: Pregnancy, Midwifery, and Childbirth in the Black Community' Seventh Street McClymonds Building, 1724 Mandela Parkway, Oakl; (510) 451-8813. 1-4pm, free. This event is for healers, midwives, and parents to discuss natural pregnancy in the black community.
'Fifty Years of Furniture-making in California' Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. 2pm, $4-6 museum admission. Glenn Adamson lectures on California furniture from 1950 to the present.
'The Middle Earth Ball' Masonic Lodge, 100 North Ellsworth, San Mateo; (510) 522-1731. 7:15pm, $20. The fantasy costume ball inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings features live music, dancing, and a light buffet.
'When Breast Disease Isn't Cancer' Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Health Education Center, Summit Campus, 400 Hawthorne, Oakl; (800) 870-8705. 10am, free. Health care experts discuss benign breast disease.
'Across the Great, Wide Sea' First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin; 673-1027. 7:30pm, $15-20. The concert, featuring music by Holst, Chilcott, Schafer, and others, benefits the Faithful Fools Street Ministry.
'F*cked up Formal' Xenodrome, 1320 Portero; 430-2160, ext 1181. 8pm-1am, $4-10. Do-It-Herself skillshare collective benefits from this offbeat "prom," featuring DJs, drag performers, and more.
'Tear down the Walls' Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 421-3212, ext 10. 8pm, $5. DJs and live bands highlight this dance party fundraiser for a local queer contingent headed to a human rights conference in Cuba.
'Utang Laugh' Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St; 974-1167. 8pm, $5-10. See Thurs/31.
'Eighth Annual Festival of Women Authors' Holiday Inn, 1800 Powell, Emeryville; (510) 524-0446. 9am, $70. Authors Marion Cunningham, Terry Ryan, Rebecca Walker, Mel Lebenthal, Alice Walker, and Ayelat Waldman discuss and sign their books and answer questions; proceeds benefit the YWCA.
'9-11: Emergency Relief' benefit book signing Comic Relief, 2138 University, Berk; (510) 843-5002. 6-9pm, free. Jon "Bean" Hastings, Fly, Daniel Cooney, Shannon Wheeler, Laurenn McCubbin, Andy Ristaino, Tom Beland, and others read from the Alternative Comics release 9-11: Emergency Relief; proceeds from the book's sale benefit the American Red Cross general fund.
Jason Flores-Williams, David Gates, Alan Black 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna; 974-1719. 7:30pm. The authors read from their work at this book-release party for The Last Stand of Mr. America.
Chitra Divakaruni Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses her new novel, The Vine of Desire.
'New Israeli Voices Lecture Session' Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores; 292-1209. 7pm, free. Professor Rami Friedman lectures about the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.
'San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Laguna at Marina; (310) 455-2886. 11am-5pm, $12. See Fri/1.
'White Elephant Preview Sale' White Elephant Warehouse, 333 Lancaster, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Noon-5pm, $15. Be the first to check out the merchandise at the Oakland Museum Women's Board's 42nd Annual White Elephant Sale; the actual sale will be held March 2-3.
'Across the Great, Wide Sea' University Christian Church, 2401 Le Conte, Berk; (510) 547-6997. 4pm, $15-20. See Sat/2.
'A Taste for Dance' Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berk; (707) 546-6170. 2-5pm, $20. This event features chocolate and coffee tastings and performances by musicians and dancers; proceeds benefit Big Moves.
Elmore Leonard Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Tishomingo Blues.
'A Conversation with Culture Clash' San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, Veteran's Building, Fourth floor, 401 Van Ness; 255-4800. 6pm. Bay Guardian theater critic Brad Rosenstein interviews the comic trio Culture Clash.
John Outterbridge San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4563. 7:30pm, $4-6; SFAI students, free. The sculptor gives a lecture on his work.
Simon Sheppard Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia; 974-8980. 8pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.
Calvin Trillin Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400.
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Rochelle Ratner, Mary Mackey, Diane Di Prima Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The authors talk about the anthology Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness.
'Dark Night, Early Dawn' California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission; www.g2institute.org. 7pm, $3-5. Professor and author Chris Bache lectures.
'From Peony to Prosperity: A Celebration of Chinese Culture' Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm. Ruthanne Lum McCunn moderates a conversation with Chui L. Tsang and Sonia Ng about the origins of popular Chinese traditions.
'Great Decisions of 2002: Why Do They Hate Us? The Roots of Terrorism' World Affairs Council of Northern California, 312 Sutter, Ste 200; 293-4600. Noon, $5. Abraham Sofaer lectures on current international policy issues.
Lorri Holt San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Lower level, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 4:30pm. ZYZZYVA at the Main presents an event featuring Bay Area theater actor.
'What's Next? Reflections on the Past and Future Impact of Our Generation on Society, Politics, and Culture' Commonwealth Club, 595 Market; 597-6700. 6-9pm, $10-15. INFORUM hosts this panel discussion featuring Tiffany Shlain, Po Bronson, and Gavin Newsom.
Kimi Kodani Hill California Historical Society, 678 Mission; 357-1848. 5:30pm. The editor discusses and signs Shades of California.
William R. Chapman Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The photographer discusses his book, The Face of Tibet.
Cynthia Heimel Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Advanced Sex Tips for Girls.