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events

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

wednesday 20

 

Around town

'Hatch' California College of Arts and Crafts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St; 626-6008. 7pm, $10-20. The American Institute of Graphic Arts, San Francisco, presents a lecture by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print, one of America's oldest letterpress print shops.

'National Day of Solidary with Arabs, Muslims, and South Asian Immigrants' 24th and Mission Streets; (510) 704-5293. Gathering and march 3:30pm; vigil 5:30pm. The event, endorsed by Refuse and Resist, La Resistencia, INA Watch, La Raza Centro Legal, and SF Day Laborers, includes a march and a silent vigil to protest discrimination against Muslims, Arabs, and South Asian immigrants in the United States.

Bill Simon Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 6:30pm, free. The Republican gubernatorial candidate speaks.

Authors

Robert Cohen Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses Inspired Sleep.

Mike Davis Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-ARTS. 8pm, $5-15. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Joseph Ellis Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his work with Judson True.

bell hooks SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Jack Adams Hall, 1650 Holloway; 338-2444. Noon, $7-10. The feminist theorist and writer discusses her latest book, Communion: The Female Search for Love.

Glori Simmons City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The poet reads from her new book of poems, Graft: Poems by Glori Simmons.

Jean Thompson, Stephen Raleigh Byler A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The authors discuss their new works.

Bay Area

Peter Carey Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new book, True History of the Kelly Gang.

thursday 21


Around town

'The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting' SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Center, 2500 Holloway; (510) 333-4604. Noon. David Barsamian, Dwight Simpson, and Todd Chretien participate in a discussion titled "Breaking the Corporate Media Blackout during War Time." See Sat/23.

Reel Talk launch party Club Six, 60 Sixth St; www.clubsix1.com. 7pm. Epotus Productions celebrates the launch of its movie-review show, Reel Talk; meet the five reviewers and hear DJs PJ, Deepcee, Cmoney, and Snowblind spin house, hip-hop, and dancehall.

'Substance Use Issues in the Transgender Community' Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, 187 Golden Gate; 626-7000, ext 404. 6:30pm, free. New Leaf Services hosts a community forum on the topic.

'Truth and Lies about 9/11' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Golden Gate Room, Marina at Buchanan; (707) 824-9933. 7pm, $15. Mike Ruppert, publisher and editor of From the Wilderness, lectures about the events of Sept. 11.

Benefits

'Babes in Toyland Benefit Party' Zeum, 221 Fourth St; 595-8946. 7-11pm. The fifth annual Babes in Toyland fundraiser benefits the Little Jim Club of California Pacific Medical Center and features live music, DJs, dancing, and more.

Bay Area

'Communion: the Female Search for Love' First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison; 848-6767, ext 609. 8pm, $10. Rebecca Walker hosts this event celebrating the new book by bell hooks; proceeds benefit KPFA Free Speech Radio.

Authors

David Barsamian City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author discusses public broadcasting.

Calvin Crosby Books Inc., 3515 California; 845-5546. 6:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Green Jell-O and Red Punch: The Heinous Truth! About Utah!

Susan Key, Larry Rothe A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The editors of American Mavericks: Musical Visionaries, Pioneers, Iconoclasts speak.

John Lusk, Kyle Harrison Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The authors discuss their book, The Mousedriver Chronicles.

Dan Simmons Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The science fiction author reads from his new book, A Winter Haunting.

Bay Area

Dan Bessie Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Alvah Bessie's Spanish Civil War Notebooks.

bell hooks Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-0837. 7pm. The feminist theorist and writer discusses her latest book, Communion: The Female Search for Love.

friday 22


Around town

'First Annual Black History Month Celebration' Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon; www.sfnoir.org. 8pm, $20. SF|NOIR and Mayor Willie Brown host a celebration of black arts and culture featuring a screening of the film Street Soldiers: The Story of the Omega Boy's Club, plus theater, dance, music, and spoken word performances.

'It's Raining Men: Where the Music Takes Us' AHP Services Center, 1930 Market; 476-6448, ext 1. 6:30-9pm. The REACH Program of the UCSF AIDS Health Project hosts a presentation for gay and bisexual men on how music relates to sexuality and intimacy.

'Pop: Fine Art and Commercial Art' San Francisco Art Institute, lecture hall, 800 Chestnut; www.sfai.edu. 7:30pm, $4-6. The artists Mathew Fassberg, Doug Hall, Future Farmers, and Michal Venera discuss the relationship between commercial and fine art. Benefits

'E Motion of Atoms' Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St; 647-1443. 7:30pm, $35, reservation required. This fundraiser for Kim Epifano and her dancers features a reception, musical guests, a performance of Epifano's new work-in-progress, Einstein's Daughter, and dancing.

'An Evening with Ann-Margret' Castro Theatre, 429 Castro; 621-6120. 8:30pm, $25-35. Ann-Margret appears at the Castro Theatre to benefit Project Open Hand; the evening's events include a film homage and a conversation with the actor.

'Urban Ch@os, Queer Spaces, and Other Places' Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia; 824-3890. 7:30pm-midnight, $5-10. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

Goddesses Café de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-0662. 7:30pm, $75. Café de la Paz and Haute Couture Productions present a special dinner-theater benefit featuring the play Goddesses, by Dorotea Reyna. Proceeds benefit KPFA-FM. Through Sun/24.

Authors

Robert Cohen Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter; (650) 344-1288. 7pm. The author discusses Inspired Sleep.

Bay Area

'The Whole World Is Watching' Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. Authors and photographers Leon F. Litwack, Charles Wollenberg, Hollyn D'Lil, Ronald J. Riesterer, and Cathy Cade discuss the catalog that accompanies the exhibit The Whole World Is Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

David Henry Sterry Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author reads discusses his new book, Chicken.

saturday 23


Around town

'The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting' San Francisco Women's Building, 18th and Valencia; (510) 333-4604. 6pm. David Barsamian, Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond, Willie Ratcliff, and Todd Chretein participate in a discussion titled "Breaking the Corporate Media Blackout during War Time." See Thurs/21.

Chinese Community street fair Grant Street, between Broadway and California St; 10am-4:30pm, free. The street fair features kite- and latern-making demonstrations, fine arts, folk dance performances, and puppet shows. Also Sun/24.

Chinese New Year's parade Parade begins at Second and Market Streets; 982-3000 or 391-9680. 5:30-8pm, free (bleacher seats, $25). Southwest Airlines hosts this Chinese New Year's parade, featuring dragon dancers, bands, acrobats, and firecrackers.

'Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt' Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero Four, Market at Embarcadero; 564-9400. 5pm, $28-35. Jayson Wechter presents his annual Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt, a four-hour scavenging game around San Francisco.

'San Francisco Crystal Fair' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 383-7837. 10am-6pm, $4. The Pacific Crystal Guild presents this fair, featuring two rare works by M.C. Esher. Also Sun/24.

'To-Do List' celebration Expresso Brava Café, 663 Valencia; 252-0492. 7:30pm, $7-20. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'A Winter's Dream!' Imperial Coronation 2002 Gift Center Pavilion, 888 Brannan; 864-6672. 5pm, $25-65. Emperor Tom and Empress Chablis host a drag-queen celebration of the culmination of their reign.

Benefits

'Bio-Logic 2' cell space, 2050 Bryant; www.ursaminor.com. 7pm-1am, $12. Ursa Minor Arts and Media present a community event featuring live music, DJs, dancers, visual artists, and performance artists; proceeds benefit the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition and the California Peace Action Network.

'E Motion of Atoms' Dance Mission, 3316 24th St; 647-1443. 7:30pm, $12. This benefit for Kim Epifano and her dance company features a performance of Epifano's Einstein's Daughter, with live music.

'First Annual Mutual Benefit' Melting Point Gallery, 1340 Bryant; (510) 883-0302. 7pm. $18-50. Barely Human DanceTheater and the Read Alive! literacy program benefit from this event, which features Butoh performance, visual art, live music, and more.

'9-11: Emergency Relief' Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission; 227-8666. 1-3pm, free. The book signing of 9-11: Emergency Relief, featuring art by more than 80 cartoonists, benefits the American Red Cross; Laurenn McCubbin, Jon "Bean" Hastings, Daniel Cooney, and others appear tonight.

'The 3rd Annual ACCESS Raise Your Voice for Choice' The Mint Karaoke Lounge, 1942 Market; (510) 923-0739. 4-8pm, $5-10. The benefit for ACCESS features karaoke, a raffle, and more.

Bay Area

'Free Men! Free Women!'First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing, Berk; (510) 814-9584. 8pm, $12. Harmonica player Suzanne Cimone, vocalist Cindy Acker, and Native American martial arts master Hank Adams perform at this benefit for First Congregational Church of Berkeley.

Goddesses Café de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-0662. 7:30pm, $75. See Fri/23.

Authors

Yvonne Craig Lefty O'Doul's, 333 Geary; 982-8900, www.yvonnecraig.com. 2-4pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

sunday 24


Around town

Chinese Community street fair Grant Street, between Broadway and California; 9am-5pm, free. See Sat/23.

'Day of Remembrance 2002: Conscience in Rhythm" Concert Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post; 353-5732, (877) 243-3774 (tickets), www.asianimprov.com/dor2002.htm. 3pm, $12-15; gathering and reception, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter; 353-5732. 5:30pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'San Francisco Crystal Fair' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 383-7837. 10am-4pm, $4. See Sat/23.

'Shades of Ocean View' Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph; 752-2483. 10am-3pm, free (appts recommended). The San Francisco Public Library invites current and former residents of the Ocean View, Merced, and Ingleside neighborhoods to bring family photos and stories to this event celebrating the history of those communities.

Benefits

'Making Music' Dolores Street Baptist Church, 1268 Sanchez; 826-2641. 7:30pm, donations welcome. Dolores Street Baptist Church and Bethany United Methodist Church present a concert of classical and gospel music performed by students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; donations benefit Habitat for Humanity, San Francisco.

Bay Area

Goddesses Café de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-0662. 7:30pm, $75. See Fri/23.

Authors

Karen Bjorneby, Kat Meltzer, Steve Starypan Bird and Beckett Books, 2278 Diamond; 586-3733. 4:30pm. The short-story writers read from their work.

monday 25

 

Benefits

'Giving Back!: Tomorrow's Child' Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon; 865-3650. 8pm, $50-100. Golden Gate Performing Arts presents a benefit concert featuring the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Carol Channing, Barbary Coast Cloggers, Wilson Cruz, Kim Kuzma, Allyson Larkin, Sharon McKnight, Richard Skipper, and others; proceeds benefit Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, Larkin Street Youth Services, and Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center.

Authors

Lily M. Chin Books Inc., 3515 California; 221-3666. 7:15pm. The "master knitter" appears to promote her new book, The Urban Knitter.

Lynn Freed A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses her new novel, The House of Women.

Fred Luskin Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The Stanford psychologist discusses his self-help book, Forgive for Good.

Bay Area

David Henry Sterry Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-0837. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs his book, Chicken.

tuesday 26


Around town

'Spay Day USA' San Francisco SPCA Spay-Neuter Clinic, 2500 16th St; 554-3084. Check in, 6-7am (appt required), cats $30-35, dogs $35-45. The San Francisco SPCA extends its regular hours for spaying or neutering your pet and offers a free nail clipping with surgery in celebration of Spay Day USA.

Bay Area

'The African Influence in the African-American Church' South Branch Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell; 981-6260. 7:30pm, free. Archaeologist Paris Williams speaks on the topic.

'Roles and Responsibilities in Black Family Life' Laney College, Room D-200, 900 Fallon, Oakl; (510) 464-3536. Noon, free. The Laney College Black Student Union hosts a talk by social psychologist Wade W. Nobles.

Authors

Cecil Brown USF Lone Mountain Campus, Room 141, 2800 Turk; 422-6066. 7:30pm. The author and discusses his work.

David Henry Sterry A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Chicken.

Rodney A. Brooks Stacey's Booksellers, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author talks about his book, Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us.

'25th Anniversary Celebration for South End Press' Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Various South End Press writers read from their work to celebrate the independent press's 25th anniversary.

Bay Area

Colin Channer African American Museum and Library of Oakland, 659 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0200. 12:30pm. The author discusses his new novel, Satisfy My Soul.

Carter Scholz Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Radiance.