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.
'Art and the Artworld after 9/11' The Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 7pm, $5-7. Rhodessa Jones, Don Bajema, and Sara Shelton Mann discuss the topic; Elaine Katzenberger moderates.
Sasha Abramsky City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 6:30pm. The investigative reporter discusses his new book, Hard Time Blues.
Ben Baron Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The business school expert discusses strategies for getting into the school of your choice.
Kenward Elmslie University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Campus, Room 148, 2800 Turk; 422-6066. 7:30pm. The poet and performer discusses his works.
'OK Craigslist Party' Curve, 747 Third St; 566.6394. 7-11pm, $5-10. Come meet fellow Craigslist users at this party.
'Why Religion Matters' Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin; 575-6175. 7:30pm, $15-25. The Reverend Cecil Williams presents this lecture.
'Mission 911' San Francisco Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 5:30pm. This poetry reading featuring Jewelle Gomez, Dan Bellm, Anita Barrows, and Steve Ajay benefits the Red Cross and the United Way.
'Tribal, Folk, and Textile Arts Show' opening night benefit Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886. 6-10pm, $150. The opening gala for the Tribal, Folk, and Textile Art Show benefits the new de Young Museum. See Fri/8.
Lalo Alcaraz Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
Richard Blum Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm. The author discusses his new suspense thriller, The Fat Man Can't Swim.
John Cassidy Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his book, Dot.Con.
Mary B. Morrison San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 6-8pm. The author reads from, signs, and discusses her novel, Soul Mate Dissipates.
Ben Fong-Torres Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author discusses and signs his book Top 40 DJs in the Hits Just Keep on Coming.
Ken Wharton Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Divine Intervention.
'Generosity Projects: Strategies for Exchange in Contemporary Art' California College of Arts and Crafts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210, www.ccac-art.edu. 7:30pm. Also Sat/9. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
'100 Years in Barcelona' Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 391-9700. 8-10:15pm, free. Humanities West presents this event exploring Barcelona's past; tonight's event features a lecture by historian Sandie Holguin and a musical performance by Jamie O'Reilly and Michael Smith. Through Sat/9.
'Tribal, Folk, and Textile Arts Show' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886. Textile tour 9-11am, $25; general show 11am-7pm, $10. This show features artwork and artifacts from more than 80 galleries and dealers from around the world; special textile tour (Fri and Sat only) led by Cathryn M. Cootner. Through Sun/10.
'25th Silver Anniversary Gala' Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason; (925) 684-3905. 6:30pm, $125-250. San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, Oakland mayor Jerry Brown, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Rev. William E. Swing appear at this fundrasier benefiting Episcopal Charities. The event includes cocktails, live music by City Swing, and dinner.
Robert Mailer Anderson Books Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. The author reads from his debut novel, Boonville, and performs with his musical group, Chicken Skratch.
Cynthia Heimel Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses Sex Tips for Girls.
Linda Johnsen California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission; 575-6100. 7pm. The author discusses and signs The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism.
Leroy Moore Jr. and Samuel Irving Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The poets and activists discuss their book, The Other Brother: Disabled Ebonics Tour.
'Alternative Press Expo' Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; www.comic-con.org. noon-6pm, $6 ($10 for both days). Through Sun/10. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
Stephen Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The Supreme Court justices speak with Mitch Goldman.
'Generosity Projects: Strategies for Exchange in Contemporary Art' California College of Arts and Crafts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. 11am-6pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
'The Inseparable Struggle for Racial Justice and Civil Liberties' New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission; 864-1278. 7:30pm, $2 donation. Kiilu Nyasha and Merle Woo discuss racial justice in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
'100 Years in Barcelona' Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 391-9700. 10am-4pm, free. Humanities West presents this event exploring Barcelona's past; tonight's event features lectures by Gary McDonogh and Robert Lubar.
'2002 Brazilian Carnaval Ball (Bahian Spice)' Galleria Design Center, 101 Henry Adams; 334-0106, www.friendsofbrazil.org. 8pm-2am, $30-35. The Friends of Brazil/Bay Area Brazilian Club presents this celebration of Brazilian culture. This year's festival focuses on the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia.
'Tribal, Folk, and Textile Arts Show' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886. Textile tour: 9-11am, $25. General show: 11am-7pm, $10. See Fri/8.
'15th Annual Scholarship Benefit: A Mardi Gras Masked Ball' South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd; 437-6062. 6:30pm-midnight, $65. Ivy AKAdemy of San Francisco and the San Francisco chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. present this fundraising event featuring a Mardi Gras march and dinner.
'One Spirit, Heartbreaking and Hope' W Hotel, 181 Third St; 951-7900. 6:30pm, $40-150. Zephra Productions and Ark of Refuge present a children and young adult fashion show to benefit orphans with HIV/AIDS living in Africa.
'Visionary Art and Music Festival' Palace of Fine Arts, Bay and Lyon; 381-2644. 11am-11pm, $15-25. This art and networking event features performances by Sarah West, Gabrielle Young, Ancient Future, and others; proceeds benefit the Global Peace Foundation.
'Who Art Thou?' Regency Building, Lodge Level, 1290 Sutter; 749-2ACT. 8pm-midnight, $100-125. The American Conservatory Theater hosts its fundraising ACT One Masquerade Ball, featuring cabaret performances by its MFA students, a costume display from its costume shop, and music from local DJs; costumes encouraged, black tie optional.
Melinda and Robert Blanchard Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter; (650) 344-1288. 7pm. The authors read from their works.
Fred Wiehe Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 3-5pm. The author discusses and signs his books, Starkville and Night Songs.
'African Americans and Liberty Ship Program' San Francisco Maritime Park, Hyde Street Pier; 561-7100. 3-3:45pm, $2-6. This slide presentation focuses on the contribution of African Americans to the construction and operation of Liberty Ships during World War II.
'Alternative Press Expo' Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; www.comic-con.org. 11am-5pm, $6. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
'Tribal, Folk, and Textile Arts Show' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886. 11am-7pm, $10. See Fri/8.
Drawing marathon Merritt College, Art Bldg., Room A122, Oakl; (510) 524-9763. 10am-1pm; 1:30-4:30pm, $20-30. The Bay Area Models' Guild invites artists and art teachers to attend this event.
Gregg Rickman Bird and Beckett Books, 2788 Diamond; 586-3733. 4:30pm. The editor and several cocontributors sign the Film Comedy Reader.
'For Women, Afghanistan is Everywhere' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705, www.commonwealthclub.org. 5:15pm wine and cheese reception; 6pm program, $9-12. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
'Youth Media Voices in the Juvenile Justice Debate' KQED, 2601 Mariposa; 553-2390. 7-9pm. This KQED Media Salon focuses on youth media and its influence on the coverage of juvenile justice.
William Kennedy A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his latest novel, Roscoe.
'Fat Tuesday' Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush; 775-7755. 4-6pm, free. The Alliance Française celebrates Mardi Gras at this event. Highlights include an art exhibition by Capucine Mazille, a screening of Tintin et les Picaros, and more.
'Great Decisions of 2002: Korean Security Issues' World Affairs Council of Northern California, 312 Sutter, Suite 200; 293-4600. noon-1:30pm, $5. Robert A. Scalapino presents this lecture.
'Mardi Gras at Mecca' Mecca, 2029 Market; 621-7000, www.sfmecca.com. 8 and 9:30pm, free. This Mardi Gras event features Cajun and creole cuisine, New Orleans-style cocktails, live jazz, and more; costumes encouraged.
'Talk on the Wild Side: Sharks!' Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 6pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 64.
Benefit performance for the locked-out Charles Krug workers New College Theater, 777 Valencia; www.davidrovics.com. 7:30pm, $5-10. LaborFest with Labor Troubadour sponsors this benefit for the workers that were locked out of their jobs at Charles Krug winery; performers include David Rovics and Carol Denny.
Benefit screening with Sebastião Salgado UC Berkeley, Wheeler Auditorium, Telegraph and Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-5249. 7pm, $25. Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado appears for this benefit screening of The Spectre of Hope, a documentary based on his works and travels directed by Paul Carlin and produced by Tim Robbins.
Susan Minot A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses her new novel, Rapture.
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, John Robbins Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The authors discuss Hope's Edge and the Food Revolution.
Carter Scholz Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs his new novel, Radiance.
The Whole World's Watching publication party Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The Berkeley Art Center celebrates the publication of The Whole World's Watching, featuring photographs from a touring exhibition of essays, history, and commentary about the 1960s and 1970s.