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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 24

Around town

'The Eames Design Legacy' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 397-5673. 7pm, $6-10. Eames Demetrios, director of the Eames Office, gives a lecture on the works of Charles and Ray Eames.

Authors

Laura Blumenfeld Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The journalist discusses her book, Revenge: A Love Story.

Kate Braverman City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author reads from her new novel, Confessions of Freda K.

Herotica 6 - A New Collection of Erotic Fiction by Women release party Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia; 974-8985, ext 295. 8pm. Passion Press and Good Vibrations present a book-release party for the audiobook Herotica 6.

Indie Press Party for Seven Stories Press Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Kevin Danaher, Peter Plate, As'ad Abu Khalil, Peter Phillips, and others read at this celebration for Seven Stories Press.

Dr. Robert Sapolsky Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The science writer discusses his work.

'Wild Writing Women' University of San Francisco Lone Mountain Campus, 2800 Turk; 422-6066. 7:30pm. Christi Phillips, Maureen Wheeler, Lauren Cuthbert, and others read from their works.

Chrystal Wing A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 7:30pm. The author reads from and signs Ariadne's Egg.

Bay Area

Micheline Aharonian Marcom Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her novel, Three Apples Fell from Heaven.

Julia Whitty Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses his collection of stories, A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga.

thursday 25


Around town

'Augment: The Life of Language, and Why Words Matter to Hesse's Art' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St; 478-2277. 7-9pm, $8-12. Professor Anne Middleton Wagner discusses the work of Eva Hesse, followed by responses from Brigid Doherty and Helen Molesworth.

Bay Area

'Hip-Hop and Beyond' UC Berkeley, Bancroft Conference Room, 2680 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 642-7084, www.hiphopandbeyond.com. Call for times and to confirm location; see Web site for price and registration information. Today's speakers, guests, and performers include Cecil Brown, James L. Conyers, Alhajji Papa Susso, Marcel Diallo, Bamuthi, Nanos Caloritis, Medea Sirkus, Gaidi Faraj, Traci Bartlow, and Zion. Through Sat/27. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'Marriage of True Minds: The Literary Partnership of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes' Mills College Concert Hall, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2296. 7:30-8:30pm. Dianne Middlebrook lectures.

Benefits

Michael Parenti St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison, Berk; (510) 465-9414. 7:30-9pm, $10. The author of The Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Beyond speaks to benefit the Peace and Freedom Party.

Authors

Charles Anders Books Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. The author signs his book, The Lazy Crossdresser.

Tina McElroy Ansa Alexander Book Co., 50 Second St; 495-2992. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs You Know Better.

'Tehmina Khan: Islamic Literature Reading Series' Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Local Muslim authors read from and discuss their work.

Bay Area

Tarik Ali Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about The Clash of Fundamentalisms.

Greg Child Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia.

friday 26

Around town

'Counter-Couture III' Club Townsend, 177 Townsend; 695-9100, ext 2. 8pm-midnight, $10. The fashion show features works by 12 local fashion houses, including Polyascko, Minnie Wilde, Evege Studio, and Cosmic Debris.

'Duchamp the Night Away' California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, near 34th Ave and Clement; 682-2481. 6-8:45pm. The program features live art demonstrations in the museum's Artists Studio and musical performances by pianist Gwendolyn Mok and cellist Jean Michel Fonteneau in the Gould Theater.

'Meet Your Maker' Film Arts Foundation, 346 Ninth St; 552-8760, ext 325. 7pm, free. The Film Arts Foundation invites the public to join local independent filmmakers at this event featuring outdoor film screenings, DJs, and more.

'Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion' Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin; 863-3133. 7:30pm, $16. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication speaks.

'Porn E Okie' Spanganga!, 3376 19th St; 648-8627. 10pm, $5. Chicken John presents a night of karaoke accompanied by porn videos.

'San Francisco New Age Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300. 3-9pm, $10. The event features natural health products, holistic practitioners, bodywork demonstrations, natural foods, speakers, authors, and live entertainment. Through Sun/28.

Westpex 2002 Stamp Show Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness; www.westpex.com. 10am-6:30pm, $3. The stamp show features a tour of the 300-frame exhibit, an auction, meetings, seminars, children's activities, and more. Through Sun/28.

Bay Area

'Hip-Hop and Beyond' UC Berkeley, Pauley Ballroom, Bancroft and Telegraph, Berk; (510) 642-7084, www.hiphopandbeyond.com. Call for times and to confirm location; see Web site for price and registration information. Today's speakers, guests, and performers include Mark Anthony Neal, Alan Dundes, Sam Mchombo, Cecil Brown, Rudy Ray Moore, M. Sudib Fakeem, Jeremiah Birnbaum, and Tomas Palermo. Through Sat/27. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Authors

Tarik Ali Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses Clash of Fundamentalisms.

Martin Parr Foto-Grafix Books, 655 Mission; 495-7242. 7:30pm. The photographer signs Val Williams's book, Martin Parr: A Retrospective.

Caterina Rando Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses her new self-help book, Learn to Power Think.

Bay Area

Gilles Kepel Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam.

Andrew Miller Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from his new novel, Oxygen.

saturday 27

Around town

Squeak Carnwath Public Glass, 1750 Armstrong; 671-4916. 4-7pm, free. The artist creates hot-glass works at this live demonstration.

'E Ho'Omau Ke Ola' University of San Francisco, Memorial Gym, 2130 Fulton; 422-HULA. 5pm, $10-25. The students of Hui O'Hawaii present the 30th annual luau. This year's event includes performances by Natural Vibrations, food, and spiritual dancing.

'Encounter Asia: Through the Silk Road' Civic Center Plaza, Larkin at Grove; 557-6980. 7pm-1am, $165. The Asian Art Museum presents an Asian-themed black-tie party featuring samples of Asian cuisine, music, dancers, fortune-tellers, jugglers, and more.

'The Fifth Annual Rhone Rangers Tasting' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 441-3687. 2-5pm, $50. The Rhone Rangers present this wine tasting event.

'San Francisco New Age Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300. 10am-9pm, $15. See Fri/26.

'Sock Hop at the Center' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; www.queerswing.com. 6:30pm, $10. Queer Jitterbugs present East Coast swing-dancing lessons for beginners and beyond.

'The 2002 Berlin Wagner Festtage' San Francisco Ballet Building, 455 Franklin; 421-4412. 2pm, $10. Marilyn Tucker gives a review of the performances of Richard Wagner's operas at the Berlin Staatsoper Wagner Festtage.

Westpex 2002 Stamp Show Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness; www.westpex.com. 10am-6pm, $3. See Fri/26.

Bay Area

'Berkeley Bay Festival' Berkeley Marina, end of University Ave off Hwy 80, Berk; (510)644-8623. 10am-5pm, free. The City of Berkeley hosts this family event featuring guided walking and biking tours, canoeing classes, games, food, musical performances, and more.

'California Music Awards' Henry J. Kaiser Arena, 10 10th St, Oakl; www.californiamusicawards.com. 7:30pm, $25-125. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'Hip-Hop and Beyond' Wheeler Auditorium, Bancroft and Telegraph, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-7084, www.hiphopandbeyond.com. Call for times and to confirm location; see Web site for price and registration information. Today's speakers, guests, and performers include Frank Williams, Denise Herd, Matt Revelli, Eric K. Arnold, Adisa Banjoko, Oliver Wang, Black Dog Bone, Davey D., Paris, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grand Master Caz, Ricky Vincent, Rudy Ray Moore, Umar Bin Hassan, Cecil Brown, and others. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'International Family Fair and Raffle' Bonita between Cedar and Virginia, Berk; (510) 548-9165. 11am-5pm. The New School of Berkeley presents a fair for the whole family featuring a vegetarian cafe, children's activities, music, a raffle, and more.

'Reflections of Me and My World' University of Creation Spirituality, 2141 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 835-4827, ext 29. 10am-2pm, free. The kids of ArtEsteem, West Oakland, and the University of Creation Spirituality faculty hold an art workshop.

Benefits

'A Benefit for Fresh Meat' Shotwell Studios, 3252 Shotwell; 467-6782. 8pm, $5-20. Fresh Meat Productions presents a fundraiser for its upcoming performance at ODC Theater featuring performances by Shawna Virago and the Deadly Nightshade Family, a fashion show, a silent auction, and more.

'Kings of Latin Rock' Mission High School, Cornelius Murphy Auditorium, 3750 18th St; 241-6268. 7:30pm, call for price. Malo performs at a benefit concert to raise funds for scholarships and school programs at Mission High School.

'17mm: An Interlude Bringing Together Film and Vinyl' Kelly's Mission Rock, 817 China Basin; www.17reasons.org. 7:30pm-5am, $20-50. 17Reasons presents a benefit for the 9th Street Media Arts Consortium featuring a showcase of performances and works by Bay Area artists.

'Super Bingo Night' Ellard Hall, 100 Diamond; 863-1581. 7pm, $25. The event includes 12 games of bingo, food, and beverages to benefit Most Holy Redeemer AIDS Support Group.

sunday 28

Around town

'San Francisco New Age Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300. 10am-7pm, $15. See Fri/26.

'The Sixth Annual Glen Park Festival' Diamond, between Chenery and Bosworth; 835-2112. 10am-5pm, free. The festival features musical performances by the Randy Craig Quartet, Mestizo, and London Street Project; arts and crafts booths; a raffle; food vendors; and more.

Westpex 2002 Stamp Show Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness; www.westpex.com. 10am-4pm, $3. See Fri/26.

Bay Area

'Live (raw) Foods Extravaganza' Geoffrey's Inner Circle, 410 14th St, Oakl; (510) 836-4825, 3-7pm, $25. Ital Calabash presents a vegan friendly event featuring healthy foods, music, art, and more.

'People's Park, 33rd Anniversary' People's Park, between Dwight Way at Bowditch, Berk; (510) 696-0336. 12:30-6pm, free. People's Park celebrates its 33rd year with performances by the All Nations Singers, Jonathan Richman, Shelley Doty X-Tet, Upsurge!, Funky Nixons, Carol Denney, and the X-Plicit Players; speakers including Barbara Lee, Kris Worthington, and Terri Compost; poetry readings by Julia Vinograd, Jean Stewart, and Kirk Lumpkin; and much more.

Benefits

'California Horticultural Society Eighth Annual Plant Sale' Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakl; 800-884-0009. 10am-2pm, free. The California Horticultural Society holds a fundraising plant sale.

Nectar benefit reception Tin Pan Asian Bistro, 2251 Market; 263-4898, www.nectar-productions.com. 4-6pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'Water for Life' La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 526-5852. 6-9pm, $10-20 sliding scale. WaterPartners International hosts an event featuring salsa dancing, live music by Quimbombo, food, and an international and local craft auction to benefit the Honduran community of Cololaca.

Authors

Steven Roby Black Oak Books, 540 Broadway; 986-3872. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix.

Peter Sis Booksmith, 1614 Haight; 863-8688. 2pm. The author discusses his new children's book, Madlenka's Dog.

Bay Area

Richard Meyer Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art.

monday 29

Around town

'A Conversation with Joanna Berman' San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, 401 Van Ness; 255-4800. 6pm, $10-20. The principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet discusses her career.

Alice Waters Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. Food critic and author Ruth Reichl interviews Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters.

Bay Area

Center for Race and Gender inaugural lecture with Cynthia Enloe Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berk; (510) 643-8488. 7-9pm. Professor of Government and International Relations and the director of women's studies at Clark University, Cynthia Enloe discusses the relationship between racialized gender and the militarization of the world.

Authors

Michael Connelly Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author reads from his latest thriller, City of Bones.

Ian Frazier A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Fish's Eye.

Duane Hampton Books Inc., 3515 California; 221-3666. 7:15pm. The author discusses and signs her book, Mark Hampton: The Art of Friendship.

James Lasdun Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 6pm. The author discusses his book, The Horned Man.

Peter Sis French- and Chinese-American International Schools Gymnasium, 151 Oak; 558-2001. 7pm. The author reads from his children's book, Madlenka's Dog.

Bay Area

Emma Donoghue Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits.

Ann Packer Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her first novel, The Dive from Clausen's Pier.

tuesday 30

Benefits

'Couture Gown Show' Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell; 551-6250. Noon, $85-275. The San Francisco Opera Guild and Nordstrom present a fashion show and luncheon to benefit the Opera Guild's education and outreach programs.

Authors

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses her memoir, Outlaw Woman.

Jimmy Lerner Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses You Got Nothing Coming.

Carlo Lucarelli Galleria, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 425 Washington; 788-7142, ext 18. 6:30pm. The author discusses Almost Blue.

Katherine Mosby A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Season of Lillian Dawes.

David Rakoff Books Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. The author reads from, signs, and discusses his book, Fraud.

Bay Area

Byron Katie Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life.

Nora Okja Keller Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Fox Girl.