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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 1

Around town

Artist talk Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St; 826-8009. 7pm, $3. Artists participating in the exhibition, "Photographic Memory and Other Shots in the Dark" discuss their work.

Les Blank San Francisco City College, Ocean Avenue Campus, Rosenberg Library, Room 305, 50 Phelan; 239-3580. 7pm, free. Filmmaker Les Blank discusses his work; David L. Brown hosts.

'Butterflies and Oranges' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 777-5455, ext 1. 7-9pm. This screening and discussion with Jeanne Jullion, Pat Norman, Howard Wallace, and Christopher Lonc-Marzec focuses on LGBT politics in the '70s and the Butterfly Brigade.

'The Fourth Annual Cal-Stanford Great Debate' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second fl; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. The UC Berkeley and Stanford University debate teams duke it out in this battle of wits.

'Labor Fest' Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission; 821-1155. 7:30pm, $5 donation. Join workers from Inkworks, SpeakOut, Alliance Graphics, Tinker's Workshop, Project Underground, and other Bay Area collectives, cooperatives, and progressive organization in this celebration of International Worker's Day featuring music by Refusal to Disperse, poetry readings, film screenings, and more.

'National Anxiety Disorders Day' Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates, 1801 Bush; 888-442-2022. 10am-5pm, free. The Bay Area Psychological Testing Associates presents a program and screening event on anxiety disorders.

'Pagan May Day and Book Party' The Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 7-11pm, $5-8 sliding scale. RE/Search Publications presents an evening of Maypole rituals; music performances by Sharon Knight and members of Pandemonaeon, Sam Skraeling from Iowaska, Thorn Coyle; and more.

Safety Night Run and Walk meet at Kezar Stadium, Kezar and Frederick; 553-1984. 7pm, free. Run or walk two to five miles at this community event held by the Golden Gate Park Safety Committee.

Benefits

'Jailbreak: A May Day Benefit for the California Prison Moratorium Project and the Prison Activist Resource Center' El Rio, 3158 Mission; (510) 893-4648, ext 202. 8pm, $7-20. The California Prison Moratorium Project presents this fundraiser featuring performances by the Eighth Wonder Poets, La Paz, Wayside, Maria Elena Gaitan, Daniel Torres, and Melinda Velasco.

'17th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser' Braunstein/Quay and Hosfelt Galleries, 430 Clementina; 749-2132, www.hospitalityhouse.org. 7-8pm, $30. This art auction features more than 100 works by artists including Deborah Oropallo, Barry McGee, Enrique Chagoya, Dennis Hopper, and others; refreshments and appetizers; and more to benefit Central City Hospitality House's Community Arts Program.

Authors

Christine Boskoff Presidio Alliance, 563 Ruger; 561-3331. 7pm, $50 donation. The alpinist and author discusses First Ascents: One Woman's Adventure, followed by a lecture by John Wood and Erin Keown on their studies of Vietnam and Nepal.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Brian Ascalon Roley, Tess Uriza Holthe San Francisco City College, Ocean Avenue Campus, Rosenberg Library, Room 304, 50 Phelan; 239-3580. 1-3pm. The authors discuss their lives and work.

Madeline Drexler Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Secret Agents: The Emerging Infections.

Nora Okja Keller A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses her new novel, Fox Girl.

'May Day Celebration for Left Curve Magazine' City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. Left Curve editor Csaba Polony and contributors celebrate the release of the magazine's 26th issue.

Maria Peevey, Megan Weinerman Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The authors discuss and read from Are You My Boyfriend?

Stuart Woods Borders Books, 400 Post; 399-1633. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs Short Forever.

Bay Area

Gail Tsukiyama Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Dreaming Water.

thursday 2

Around town

AIDS activists awards program San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 331-1500, ext 2437. 6pm. This awards ceremony honors AIDS and HIV activists for their contributions and achievements.

'Diabetes: Lecture and Screening' Women's Health Resource Center, 3698 California, Lobby level; 600-0500. 6-7:30pm, $10. Mindy Schwartz of the Center for Diabetes Services, presents a diabetes discussion and blood glucose screening.

'Paper Acts: From Page to Pixel' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theater, 151 Third St; 947-1292. 7-9pm, $10-15. Five California artists discuss theoretical architecture.

Bay Area

Cinco de Mayo fiesta Oakland City Hall, 14th and Broadway, Oakl; (510) 238-6680. 11:30am-1:30pm, free. The City of Oakland and Amigos Chicano/Latin Employees present a Cinco de Mayo party featuring speakers, music, dance performances, food, and more.

'A Taste of Oakland' Oakland Marriott Convention Center, East Hall, 1001 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 839-9000. 5-7pm, $35. ANG Newspapers/The Oakland Tribune presents this event featuring samples from more than a dozen Oakland restaurants and hotels, including Yoshi's, the Paragon Room, Restaurant Peony, and the Autumn Moon Café.

Authors

'Good Vibrations One Handed Reading' Good Vibrations, 2504 San Pablo, Berk; (415) 863-1087, www.goodvibes.com. 8-10pm, free. Masturbation Month kicks off with an erotica reading featuring Carol Queen, M. Christian, and Simon Sheppard.

Wendy McElroy World Trade Club, 1 Ferry Plaza; 597-6700. 6:30pm, $9-32. The editor of Liberty for Women: Freedom and Feminism in the 21st Century discusses her work.

Meera Nair, Nelly Rosario Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The authors discuss their work.

Sylvia Nasar Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second fl; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. The author discusses her book, A Beautiful Mind and its adaptation for the Oscar-winning movie.

Diana Preston Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm The author discusses her book, Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy.

Bay Area

Jean Shinoda Bolen Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs Goddesses in Older Women.

Pam Flowers Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The Iditarod racer discusses her book, Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog Team.

Suzanne Gold Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 644-0861. 7:30pm. The author discusses Surviving a Dysfunctional Family.

Sarah Stone Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author reads from True Sources of the Nile.

Peggy Vincent Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7:30pm. The author talks about Baby Catcher: Memoirs of a Modern Midwife.

friday 3

Around town

'Anatriptic Arts Expo 2002: A Showcase of Hands-on Healing Arts' Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 1-866-854-EXPO. 9am-7pm, $8. This hands-on healing arts fair features educators, goods, and services relating to massage and touch therapy. Through Sun/5.

Precita Eyes Mural 25th year anniversary Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St; 285-2287, www.precitaeyes.org. 7:30pm, $5 donation. See 8 Days a Week, page 70.

Bay Area

Cerrito Theater reopening 10070 San Pablo, El Cerrito; (510) 215-4322. 4-8pm, free. The historic Cerrito Theater invites the public to celebrates its reopening.

Benefits

'Synesthesia, a Union of the Senses' cell space, 2050 Bryant; (510) 867-7199. 9pm-3am, $15. DJ SoulSalaam, Trance Zen Dance, DH Brother and DJedi, and Hamsa Lila perform to benefit Cultural Pilgrimage and Musician Exchange Project.

Authors

Steve Almond A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses My Life in Heavy Metal.

Barbara Henning, Edith Jenkins California College of Arts and Crafts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. The authors discuss their work.

Eric Kroll Stormy Leather Gallery, 1158 Howard; 626-1672. 7pm. The photographer signs copies of his book Fetish Girls.

Meera Nair, Nelly Rosario Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The authors read from and discuss their work.

saturday 4

Around town

'Anatriptic Arts Expo 2002: A Showcase of Hands-on Healing Arts' Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 866-854-EXPO. 9am-7pm, $8. See Fri/3.

'A Conversation with Mary Rodgers and Theodore S. Chapin' San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, 401 Van Ness, Fourth fl; 255-4800. 1pm, $25-35. Mary Rodgers, daughter of Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, discusses her father's work with Theodore S. Chapin, president and executive director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

'11th Annual Spring Open Studios' Hunters Point Shipyard, Third St and Innes; 387-5936. 11am-6pm, free. Take a self-guided tour of more than 135 artists' studios at this art sale and exhibition. Through Sun/5.

'Expo for the Artist and Musician' cell space, 2050 Bryant; 561-9395. 11am-5pm, $1 donation. See 8 Days a Week, page 70.

'Junk in the Trunk: An Indie Designer Debut' 1814 Illinois; 386-1847. 6-11pm, free. Designers Isobel Schofield and Isabel Rucker present a fashion trunk show of summer apparel and accessories.

'35th Annual Spring Plant Sale' San Francisco County Fair Building, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Golden Gate Park, near Ninth Ave at Lincoln; 661-1316. 10am-2pm. The Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens presents a plant sale featuring more than 20,000 plants.

Bay Area

'Historical Block Party' 14th St and MLK Jr. Way to 11th St and Castro, Oakl; (510) 763-9218. 11am-3pm, free. The First Unitarian Church, Pardee Home Museum, Preservation Park, and the African American Museum and Library host a day of dancing performances, music, children's storytelling, workshops, lectures, and more.

'Norway Day Festival' San Mateo Expo Center, 2495 South Delaware, San Mateo; (415) 986-0766. 10am-6pm, $8-12. This annual festival, in its 10th year, features Norwegian dancing, food, fashions, and more. Through Sun/5.

Benefits

'Bubbly by the Bay Champagne Gala' Bubble Lounge, 714 Montgomery; 673-0891. 6-10pm, $125. This gala fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco features gourmet food, wine, casino games, a raffle, and music.

'Hook and Ladder Ball' San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 346-2860. 8pm, $100. This black tie event features fine cuisine from local restaurants and entertainment by the Cheeseballs and performers from Stomp!; proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

'Killing My Lobster Turns Back the Clock' Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market; 558-7721. 9pm, $30. Killing My Lobster sketch comedy troupe celebrates its fifth birthday with this special fundraiser performance and retrospective; highlights include a screening of KML films and a silent auction.

'New Eyes' California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, near 34th Ave and Clement; 1-800-777-9996. 8pm-midnight, $125-150. ArtPoint, the volunteer organization of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, presents a fundraiser featuring musical performances by Third Eye Blind, Paula West, and DJ Donovan, comedian Greg Behrendt, refreshments, and more.

'Shangi-la: A Shoppers' Paradise' National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park, near Lincoln and Fourth Ave; 750-8340, www.aidsmemorial.org. 9am-4pm, $5 donation. This annual fundraiser, in its third year, features thousands of home and garden items from Bay Area stores priced below retail; proceeds benefit the National AIDS Memorial Grove.

'Soexquisite' Southern Exposure, 401 Alabama; 863-2141, www.soex.org. 7:30-11pm, $35-50. Southern Exposure presents its annual fundraiser and auction featuring works by more than 100 artists, food from local restaurants, music, performances, and more.

Authors

Alice Waters San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Embarcadero and Green; 353-5650. 8am. The Chez Panisse owner and chef discusses Chez Panisse Fruit.

sunday 5

Around town

'Anatriptic Arts Expo 2002: A Showcase of Hands-on Healing Arts' Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 1-866-854-EXPO. 9am-4pm, $8. See Fri/3.

'11th Annual Spring Open Studios' Hunters Point Shipyard, Third St and Innes; 387-5936. 11am-6pm, free. See Sat/4.

'OUCH!: A Celebration of Pain and Endurance' Club NV, 525 Howard; 536-9424. 9pm-3am, $25, 21 and older. Slick presents this fetish ball featuring performers and dancers.

'May Day Coffeehouse 2002' New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission; 864-1278. 3pm, $2-8.50 donation. Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party presents a coffeehouse discussion about the relationship between U.S. workers and the "war on terrorism"; the program also includes supper, music, and open mic.

'San Francisco's Cinco de Mayo 2000 Celebration' Civic Center Plaza, Larkin and Grove; 256-3005, www.latinbayarea.com. 11am-6pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week, page 70.

Bay Area

'Many Faces, One People: A Jewish Family Album' Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut, Berk; (415) 543-2267. 1-4pm, free. This Jewish community event features an exhibit of photos of multiracial families.

'Norway Day Festival' San Mateo Expo Center, 2495 South Delaware, San Mateo; (415) 986-0766. 10am-5pm, $8-12. This annual festival, in its 10th year, features Norwegian dancing, food, fashions, and more. Through Sun/5.

'Oakland Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival' Parade begins at International Blvd and 47th Ave, festival, Fruitvale BART Station, 3401 E 12th Ave; (510) 418-2962. 11am-6pm, free. The Cinco de Mayo celebration features a parade with grand marshals Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown and Ignacio de la Fuente, authentic Mexican and international foods, arts and crafts, cultural exhibits, performances, and more.

Benefits

Breast cancer benefit Brazen Head Restaurant, 1 Buchanan; 921-7600. 11am-6pm. This block party and benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco affiliate features food, drink, live music, a silent auction, and more.

Authors

Nancy Deutsch San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 2pm. The author and editor of Voices of Our Own: Mothers, Daughters, and Elders of the Tenderloin Tell Their Stories is joined by contributors to discuss the book.

Bay Area

Hector Feliciano UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall, Library, UC Berkeley, Berk; (415) 591-8800. 4pm. The author discusses The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art.

LeAnne Howe Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs Shell Shaker.

monday 6

Around town

Angela Davis, Michael Franti Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. Political activist Angela Davis and musician and activist Michael Franti discuss their lives and careers with Penny Nelson.

Authors

Tiffany DeBartolo A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses God-Shaped Hole.

Bay Area

David Grand Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from his noir thriller, The Disappearing Body.

Alan Rinzler Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Get That Manuscript off the Shelf!

tuesday 7

Authors

Ellen Leong Blonder Ton Kiang Restaurant, 5821 Geary; 442-0982, ext 11. noon, $40. The author discusses and signs Dim Sum: The Art of the Chinese Tea Lunch; lunch is included.

Barry Gifford City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 6:30pm. The author reads from American Falls.

Suzanne Gold Books Inc., 3515 California; 221-3666. 7:15pm. The author discusses Surviving a Dysfunctional Family and reads from Daddy's Girls.

Bharati Mukherjee A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses her new novel, Desirable Daughter.

Bay Area

Robert Boswell Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Century's Son.

Caryl Phillips Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author reads from A New World Order.

Elijah Wald Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas.