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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 8

Around town

'Dildo Decorating Night and Contest' Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia; 974-8980. 8-10pm, free. Good Vibrations presents this adults craft night where you can decorate dildos that will be displayed at the Good Vibrations Berkeley store throughout the month of May.

'The Post-Modern Olympics' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 12:30pm, $17-22. Sports writers Mark Ziegler talks about the new era of the Olympics.

'Y.E.S. Job Fair' Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, 515 Cortland; 206-2140, ext 146. 4-7pm, free. This job fair is for young adults ages 16 to 24.

Benefits

'Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. 5-9pm. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery presents this art sale featuring works by more than 300 West Coast artists; proceeds benefit the SFMOMA Artists Gallery's exhibition program. Through Sun/12.

Authors

Nalo Hopkinson Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses her collection of short stories, Skin Folk.

Lewis Horton Monticello Inn, 127 Ellis; 394-0661. 5:30pm. The author reads from Escape from Mexico.

Caille Minichino, Cara Black Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The authors discuss their newest mystery novels.

'The Nan A. Talese Author Roundtable' A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. David Grand, Nicola Griffith, and Todd Shimoda discuss their works.

Elijah Wald City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author discusses Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas.

Bay Area

Edward Hirsch Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration.

Dr. Victoria Lee Barnes and Nobles, 2352 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 644-0861. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Ecstatic Lovemaking: An Intimate Guide to Soulful Sex.

'UC Berkeley Extension's Sixth Annual Student Reading Night' Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 6:30pm. Students read their works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

thursday 9

round town

'Sixth Annual Vizuri Kabisa Unity Celebration' Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Theatre, University of San Francisco, 2350 Turk Blvd; 422-6484. 6:30-8:30pm, free. Multicultural and International Student Services and the USF community present a celebration of the scholastic achievements of students of African descent.

E.O. Wilson Hersbt Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The Pulitzer Prize-winning naturalist speaks.

Benefits

'Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. noon-8pm. See Wed/8.

Authors

Michael Chabon, Andrew Sean Greer Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 6:30pm. The writers read from and discuss their favorite books.

Rich Cohen A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses Lake Effect.

Diane di prima Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses her memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman.

Blair Fuller Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm, $5. The editor of the Paris Review and founder of the Squaw Valley Writers' Conference discusses Art in the Blood.

Nicola Griffith Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Stay: A Novel.

Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut; 442-0982 ext 11. noon. The authors read from and sign The Nanny Diaries.

Nicole Mones Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut; 442-0982, ext 11. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Cup of Light.

Bharati Muhkerjee Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 7pm, $5-12. The author discusses her works with Barbara Lane.

Tom Sanders Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm The author discusses Love Is the Killer App.

Bay Area

Barry Gifford Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses his newest collection of short stories, American Falls.

Toinette Lippe Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life.

Terry Ryan Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author talks about The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Rasied 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less.

friday 10

round town

'Dominion' Studio Z, 314 11th St; www.presaleticketing.com. 9pm, $20. Artists Joel Dugan, Reenie Castillo Leon, Jamison Gray, and Joe Turner are joined by fashion designers from Brick and MOMOCA and DJs Paul Coca, Synergy, Joshua, and Daniel at this multimedia art and fashion event.

'An Essential Conversation Gathering with Margaret Wheatley' MacLaren Complex, University of San Francisco; 2130 Fulton; 422-5555. 6pm, $35-55. Social thinker and author Margaret Wheatley discusses contemporary social issues.

'Food Irradiation, a Leap Forward in Food Safety' City College of San Francisco, Ocean Avenue Campus, Science Building, Room S300, 50 Phelan; 239-3475, ext 1. noon-1pm, free. Christine Bruhn, Ph.D., presents this biology seminar on eliminating pathogens in food.

'19th Annual Cyril Awards Luncheon' Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell; 352-8845. 11am-1:30pm. Business Arts Council hosts this awards ceremony honoring individuals in the Bay Area arts and business communities; this year's honorees include artist Nathan Oliveira and Grants for the Arts executive director Kary Shulman.

Adrian Piper San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut; www.sfai.edu $6-12. The conceptual artist and philosopher discusses her work.

Bay Area

'Animal Liberation and the Sanctity of Human Life' 6022 Seminary, Oakl; www.thecbc.org. 7:30pm, $15. The Center for Bioethics and Culture presents this program with Wesley J. Smith.

'Burnt: Rising above the Ashes' Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central, Alameda; www.dmrmanagement.com. 6-11pm. Debi Austin, Yes Duffy, DJ Rocky Rock, Chain Reaction, Culture Shock, Ise, Trinity, and Owen speak and perform at this gathering to educate young adults about tobacco use.

Benefits

'Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. noon-8pm. See Wed/8.

Outervention benefit Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Buchanan; 876-0099. 7:30pm, $15 donation. Buffy Lundine and Jody Simmons host a presentation on their El Nina Sea kayak expedition; proceeds benefit Outervention.

'Takahashi Benefit Sale for Kokoro Assisted Living' Takahashi Home Decor, 235 15th St; 776-8066. 10am-4:30pm, free. This sale of Japanese antiques and art benefits Kokoro's Capital Campaign. Through Sat/11.

 

Bay Area

Musicians for Medical Marijuana benefit Ashkenaz. 8pm, $15 minimum donation. Barry "the Fish" Melton, Peter Album, Banana, Roy Blumenfeld, and Buffalo Roam perform to benefit medical cannabis research.

Authors

LeAnne Howe San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 431-1180. 7pm. The author reads from Shell Shaker.

Stefania Lucamante Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Galleria, 425 Washington, Ste 200; 788-7142, ext 18. 6:30pm. The author discusses Italian Pulp Fiction: The New Narrative of the Giovani Cannibali Writers.

Elijah Wald Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission; 821-1155. 8pm, $3. The author discusses and signs Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas.

David Whyte Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his new book, Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity.

 

Bay Area

Laszlo Barabási Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about Linked: The New Science of Networks.

Dee Dee Halleck AK Press, 674A 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 208-1700. 7pm. The author discusses her book, Hand Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media.

 

saturday 11

round town

'KFOG Kaboom!' Pier 30/32, Embarcadero and Brannan; 817-KFOG, www.kfog.com. 4pm, free. KFOG-FM presents this 20th-anniversary celebration with fireworks, food and drinks, performances by Bozz Scaggs, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and Zero 7.

'Mural Arts Festival' Precita Park, Precita at Folsom; 285-2287. 1-5pm, free. This festival features mural performance, speakers, live music, and more.

'Open Park Day' Crissy Field Center, Building 603, Mason and Halleck; 561-5500, www.presidiotrust.gov. 10am-4:30pm, free. This event features a park volunteer fair, nature talks, tours, family activities, and more.

'Rainbow-A-Fair' Commodore Sloat Elementary School, 50 Darien Way; 759-2807. 11am-3pm, free. This multicultural event features carnival games, ethnic foods, a learning garden, poetry and storytelling, and more.

'16th Annual Youth Arts Festival' Zeum, Fourth St and Howard, and Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between Third and Fourth Sts; 759-2916, www.youtharts.org. 11am, free. The San Francisco Unified School District and Zeum present this festival of arts and culture; today's opening-day performances features a parade, youth performances, and more. Through May 26.

'Slowing the Aging Process' Goldman Institute, 3600 Geary; 273-5481. 7pm, $3-10. The San Francisco Vegetarian Society presents a vegetarian potluck followed by a lecture by Dr. Lee Hitchcox on diet and longevity.

 

Bay Area

'Habitot Children's Museum's Annual Pancake Breakfast' Haas Clubhouse, Strawberry Canyon, Centennial Dr and Stadium Rim Way, Berk; (510) 647-1111, ext 10. 9am-noon, $5-6. Narsai David, Tim Cain, Derique the Clown, and others appear at this pre-Mother's Day event featuring a pancake breakfast, silent auction, and more.

'Haitian Flag Day Celebration' Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice, Oakl; (510) 562-2473. 6pm. The Haitian Culture Association celebrates Haitian Flag Day and the women of Haiti.

'33rd Annual California Wildflower Show' Oakland Museum of California, 10 10th St; (510) 652-6873. 10am-5pm, $4-6. This flower show features displays of California native flowers. Through Sun/12.

'Under Our Own Power: Cycle Solutions Exhibition' Berkeley Farmers' Market, Center at MLK Jr. Way, Berk; (510) 207-6960. 10am-3pm, free. This Bike to Work/School event features bicycle information, demo equipment, speakers, workshops, and more.

Benefits

'Jamestown Jam 2002' Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway; 866-468-3399. 9pm-2am, $25-50. Divalicious performs at this benefit for the Jamestown Community Center.

'Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. noon-5:30pm. See Wed/8.

'Takahashi Benefit Sale for Kokoro Assisted Living' Takahashi Home Decor, 235 15th St; 776-8066. 10am-4:30pm, free. See Fri/10.

'Tel-Hi at Teatro ZinZanni' Pier 29, Embarcadero and Lombard; 421-6443 ext 34. 6:30pm, $175. Mayor Willie Brown, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and others host the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center fundraiser featuring an evening of performances by circus artists, dinner, vocalist Paula West, and much more.

Authors

Anita Rau Badami A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses Tamarind Woman.

Morbid Curiosity reading Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. Sat, 4-7pm. Free. See 8 Days a Week, page 50.

sunday 12

round town

Jane Goodall Grace Cathedral, 1100 California; 749-6308. 9:30-10:30am, free. The famed researcher and primatologist speaks about the environment and animal rights.

Bay Area

'At Street Level: Reaching Youth Through Community Art' Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787. 4pm, $5-8. Artists Tony Streit and Mike Blockstein discusses their collaboration with youths in the arts.

'Mother's Day Brunch' La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 849-2568. noon-2pm, $10-25. This Mother's Day brunch features Mexican foods, entertainment by Lichi Fuentes and El Coro Comunitario de La Peña, a silent auction, and more.

'A Mother's Day Peace Pilgrimage' Gather at Civic Center Park, MLK Jr. Way between Allston and Center, Berk; (510) 527-6162. 1-4:30pm. Interfaith Women for Peace celebrates Mother's Day as a day for peace and disarmament; the event features a march, live music, and more.

Mother's Day Tea Cohen Bray Home, 1440 29th Ave, Oakl; (510) 843-2906. 2pm, $15-20. The Victorian Preservation Center of Oakland presents a Mother's Day tea and tour at the historic Cohen Bray Home.

Benefits

'Mother's Day Tea' Conservatory of Flowers, near Eighth Ave and Fulton, Golden Gate Park; (415) 750-5441. 2-5pm, $75. The Friends of Recreation and Parks hosts a Mother's Day tea party featuring plant displays, flower arranging demonstrations, refreshments, and children's activities; proceeds benefit the Conservatory of Flowers.

'Ninth Annual Artists Warehouse Sale' Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. noon-4pm. See Wed/8.

'16th Annual Youth Arts Festival' Zeum, rooftop and esplanade, Fourth St and Howard; 759-2916, www.youtharts.org. 11am, free. See Sat/11.

'33rd Annual California Wildflower Show' Oakland Museum of California, 10 10th St; (510) 652-6873. noon-5pm, free. See Sat/11.

Authors

Angela Chang East Wind Books, 1435 Stockton; 772-5899. noon. The author discusses and demonstrates recipes from her new cookbook The Intriguing World of Chinese Home Cooking.

Bay Area

Kathryn Harrison Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Seal Wife.

Terry Ryan Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd, Oakl; (510) 527-6192. 3pm. The author discusses The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less.

monday 13

round town

'Critics and Theatre Artists in a Media-Saturated Culture: Is Anybody Paying Attention?' San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, 401 Van Ness; 255-4800. 6pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week, page 50.

'16th Annual Youth Arts Festival' Zeum, Fourth St and Howard and Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between Third and Fourth Streets; 759-2916, www.youtharts.org. 10am-3pm, free. See Sat/11.

Authors

Steven Wise Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights.

Bay Area

Cathleen Rountree Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Writer's Mentor: A Guide to Putting Passion on Paper.

Steven Wise Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights.

tuesday 14

round town

Harry Roche Oakland Art Gallery, 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th St and Broadway; (510) 637-0395. 7pm. The art critic speaks.

'Role of Dams in Water Resources' 105 North Gate Hall, near Ridge and Euclid, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-2666. 5:10-6:30pm, free. Dr. John Cassidy discusses the topic.

Authors

Brad Gooch Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America.

Shelley Jackson and Kelly Link City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The authors discuss their new short story collections.

Eddie Muller Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm, $5. The author discusses his newest book, The Distance: A Novel.

John Shirley Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Demons.

Bay Area

Sylvia Brownrigg Barnes and Noble, 98 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 272-0120. 7:30pm. The author reads from, signs, and discusses Pages for You.

Terence Cheng Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Sons of Heaven.

Tom Killion, Gary Snyder Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. Printmaker Tom Killion and poet Gary Snyder discuss their new book, The High Sierra of California.

Paul R. Linde, M.D. Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The author and doctor discusses Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa.