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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 15

Around town

Flo Oy Wong Berkeley Business Center, John F. Kennedy University Arts Annex, Second fl, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. 9pm. The Oakland-based artist discusses her work.

Benefits

Bubble Lounge fourth anniversary party Bubble Lounge, 714 Montgomery; www.bubblelounge.com. 6:30-8:30pm, $15. The Bubble Lounge celebrates its fourth anniversary with music by Ledisi, cocktails and champagne, and more; proceeds benefit the Beating the Odds Fund.

'2002 Art Auction' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St; 357-4127. 6pm, $175-300. This silent auction features works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Ellsworth Kelly, Vija Celmins, and others; proceeds benefit the SFMOMA Education Department.

Authors

Claire Vedensky Korn Monticello Inn, 127 Ellis; 394-0661. 5:30pm. The author reads from Flashes and Lies.

Chris Kraus Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The editor and contributors Tisa Bryant, Jane Delynn, and Michelle Tea discuss the anthology Hatred of Capitalism.

Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 7pm. The authors read from and sign their works.

Yxta Maya Murray San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Lower level, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 4:30pm. The author discusses her work.

Cecile Pineda City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author reads from Fishlight: A Dream of Childhood.

Lawrence Schiller Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his book Into the Mirror.

Bay Area

Brad Gooch Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author reads from Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America.

Thomas McGuane Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Cadence of Grace.

John Suitor, Gary Snyder Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 12:15pm. The author and poet celebrate the release of Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades.

thursday 16

Around town

'The Compton's Cafeteria Riot: San Francisco's Forgotten Stonewall' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 865-5633. 7:30pm, $10-25 sliding scale. Susan Stryker discusses San Francisco's queer history and the 1966 riot that occurred in the Tenderloin.

'A Night with the Stars' Brava Theater, 2781 24th St; 677-8688. 6-9pm, $50. The Community Housing Partnership hosts this annual talent show, in its third year, featuring performances by formerly homeless tenants living in San Francisco's supportive housing sites and appearances by Rita Moreno, Frederica von Stade, Paula West, Wesla Whitfield, Lara Hedberg Deam, and Nancy Hayes.

'Work Is a Drag Bike away from Work Party' Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market; www.sfbike.org. 6-9pm, $5-8. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition presents a party with hostess Heklina celebrating Bike to Work Day; highlights include sketch comedy by Killing My Lobster, music by Kennedy and Pippi Lovestocking, and more.

Benefits

'An Evening of Tribute' Drake Hotel, Starlight Room, 450 Powell; 395-8595. 8pm, $20 donation. Sebastian Presents and Harry Denton host a cocktail benefit for the Thomas Caruso Memorial Scholarship Fund.

S.F. DocFest benefit party Studio Z, 314 11th St; 820-3907. 10pm-2am, $10 donation. A night of music and short films benefits the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.

Authors

Rob Cohen and David Wollock Books Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. The authors read from their new book, Why We Rule!

Rand Richards Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm, $5. The author discusses Historic Walks in San Francisco.

Ila Wallen Borders Books and Music, 400 Post; 399-1633. 10am. The author discusses and signs Moon in My Room.

Tom Winton Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his new novel, Dirt Music.

Bay Area

Richard Dry Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about Leaving.

Wendy Lesser Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Nothing Remains the Same.

friday 17

Around town

'Amelia Earhart Symposium' Western Aerospace Museum, 8260 Boeing, Oakl; (510) 638-7100, www.westernaerospacemuseum.org. 9am-5pm, $12-16. Through Sun/19. See 8 Days a Week, page 68.

'Festa da Bunda' Ashkenaz, Berk. 8pm, $10. This pre-Carnaval party features DJs, a dance performance by SambaDa and DJ SpinCycle, a Bunda workout, and more.

Benefits

'Film Screening Fundraiser' Delancey Street Theatre, 600 Embarcadero; 563-9854. 8pm, $35. This event features a screening of J.P. Allen's film Coffee and Language to benefit Allen's upcoming film, Gambling.

Authors

Sarah Mangold and Fred Moten California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. 7:30pm. The authors discuss their works.

'Ripe Fruit Student Reading' Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Ripe Fruit workshop graduates read from their new work.

Ilyasah Shabazz Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses her memoir, Growing Up X.

Bay Area

Carol Gilligan Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Birth of Pleasure.

saturday 18

Around town

'Bicycle Treasure Hunt V' Begins at Baker, between Oak and Fell; (510) 548-RIDE, www.bayhunt.org. noon. Gather friends for this bike scavenger hunt held in celebration of Bike-To-Work Week.

'Buddhism Unfolds: Opening Hearts and Minds' Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin; 863-3133. 7:30pm, $16. Martine Bachelor speaks about meditation.

'Bug Day' Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way; 554-9600. 10am-3pm, free. The Randall Museum presents this bug-filled festival for the whole family.

'FamilyFest' Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Screening Room, Forum, and Esplanade, 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. 11am-3pm, free. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents this event in conjunction with its 16th annual Youth Arts Festival, featuring film screenings, interactive music and dance demonstrations, art activities, and more.

'Homenaje y Viaje (Homage and Voyage)' Atelier Gallery, 2354 Market, Top floor, Ste 2; (650) 550-7330. 6-9pm. The Oceana Community Mural Project presents this silent auction featuring work by more than 40 artists, including Roy De Forest and Al Farrow.

'Min-Sok Forum 2002: The Centennial Celebration of Korean-American Experience and Beyond' Korean Center Inc.,/Intercultural Institute of California, 1362 Post; 441-1884. 10am-4pm. Korean Center Inc. and Intercultural Institute of California present this annual event to raise awareness about Korean culture; this year's festival focuses on Korean immigration to the United States and includes panel discussions and a photo exhibition.

'Noe Valley Holistic Health Fair' Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez; www.beyondthesea.com. 1-5pm, free. Beyond the Sea presents this health and wellness fair featuring informational sessions, demonstrations, and more on holistic treatments.

'Progressive Campaign Training' Z Space, 1360 Mission; 386-5464. 9am-3:30pm, $15-25. SF Greens sponsors this informational event on running a campaign; speakers include Jeff Adachi, Matt Gonzalez, Aaron Peskin, Rich DeLeon, and Bay Guardian reporter Savannah Blackwell.

Bay Area

'Amelia Earhart Symposium' Western Aerospace Museum, 8260 Boeing, Oakl; (510) 638-7100, www.westernaerospacemuseum.org. 9am-5pm, $12-16. Through Sun/19. See 8 Days a Week, page 68.

'Third Annual Satsuki Arts Festival and Bazaar' Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way, Berk; (510) 841-1356. 4-10pm, free. This event features one-of-a-kind arts and craft items such as handmade stationary, Japanese antiques, clothing, and more. Through Sun/19.

Benefits

'Elvira's Haunted Hills' Four Star Theater, Clement and 23rd Ave; 439-4272. 6:30pm, $35-75 (tickets must be purchased in advance). Mistress of the Dark Elvira appears at this screening of Elvira's Haunted Hills; proceeds benefit Out and Equal Workplace Advocates and the Stop AIDS Project.

'Lunch Money' Bearded Lady Cafe, 485 14th St; www.muffymagazine.com. 8pm. Michelle Tea, Chelsea Star, and others read their work to benefit Muffy! magazine.

'RentWalk Fundraiser' Starts at Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Landmark Bldg D, Third fl, Marina at Laguna; 437-6775. 11am-4pm. Walk a four-mile trek to benefit Z Space Studio.

Secondhand sale St. Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro; 864-5464. 10am. This sale of clothes, household goods, books, toys, and more benefits the Friends of Potrero Hill Nursery School.

'2002 Secret Garden Tour' corner of Jackson and Maple; 826-1437. 1-5pm, $20. San Francisco Bay Area Back Yards presents this walking tour of Presidio Heights and Presidio Terrace Neighborhoods; proceeds benefit the Victorian Alliance of San Francisco.

Authors

'Perverts Put Out!" 848 Community Space, 848 Divisadero; 431-0171. 8pm, $10-20 sliding scale. Simon Shepard, Thomas Roche, Carol Queen, Bill Brent, M. Christian, Lori Selke, and others participate in this literary salon; proceeds benefit underground publisher Black Books.

Bay Area

Susan Parker Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about Tumbling After: Pedaling Like Crazy after Life Goes Downhill.

Traveling Steinbeckians Spengers Fish Grotto, 1919 Fourth St, Berk; www.berkeleywritersclub.org. 11am, $18. Authors and Steinbeck collectors Audry Lynch, Jane Parks-McKay, and John Hooper of the Traveling Steinbeckians celebrate the life and work of John Steinbeck.

sunday 19

Around town

'Maying – Flower Gathering' McLaren Park, corner of Visitation and Mansell; 468-5466. noon-4pm, free. Phases presents its seventh annual spring festival live entertainment by the Mad Molly Morris Dancers, a May pole, food, and more.

'2002 San Francisco AIDS Candlelight Vigil' Castro and Market; 331-1500, ext AIDS. 8pm. This candlelight procession commemorates and celebrates individuals who have died of AIDS; the march is followed by speeches, music, and performance art.

Bay Area

'Amelia Earhart Symposium' Western Aerospace Museum, 8260 Boeing, Oakl; (510) 638-7100, www.westernaerospacemuseum.org. 9am-3:30pm, $12-16. See 8 Days a Week, page 68.

'Third Annual Satsuki Arts Festival and Bazaar' Berkeley Buddhist Temple, 2121 Channing Way, Berk; (510) 841-1356. 4-10pm, free. This event features one-of-a-kind art and craft items and the Taiko Summit with performances by Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, San Jose Taiko Conservatory, Eden Aoba Taiko, Tatsumaki Taiko, and Kaji Yama Taiko.

Authors

Jaime Cortez and Laura Elrick California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. 7:30pm. The writers discuss their works.

Julie Downing and Katherine Tillotson Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 2pm. The authors read from and sign their new books for children.

Bay Area

Stephanie Mills Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Epicurean Simplicity.

Aidan Thompson Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 644-0861. 7:30pm. The poet celebrates the release of Particle and Probability.

monday 20

Around town

'Appeal Party' SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan; www.nextarts.org. 8pm-midnight, $15-25 donation. NextArts Foundation presents this celebration featuring performances by the Len Paterson Trio, Eric McFadden, Birdsaw, Philboyd Studge, and Kooken and Hoomen, exhibitions of Mongolian Women Arts, the SF Mime Troupe, SisterSF DJs, and more. Also Tues/21.

Authors

Peter Carey, Millicent Dillon, Jane Smiley Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The author discuss their work with Wendy Lesser.

Patrick Lencioni Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his new book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable.

Rick Moody A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses his new memoir, The Black Veil.

Bay Area

Arthur Blaustein Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The AmeriCorps advisor at UC Berkeley discusses Make a Difference: Your Guide to Volunteering.

Jessica Inclán Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Matter of Grace.

Adam Johnson Barnes and Noble, 2352 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 644-0861. 7:30pm. The author reads from, signs, and discusses Emporium.

tuesday 21

Around town

'Appeal Party' SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan; www.nextarts.org. 8pm-midnight, $15-25 donation. See Mon/20.

'Fashion 2002' Academy of Art College, 491 Post; 263-4112. 7pm. This fashion show features sample works from students of Academy of Art College and honors designers Koos van den Akker and Zandra Rhodes.

Bay Area

'Voices of Resistance' Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar, Berk; (510) 647-3423. 7-9pm, $20 donation. Tibetan nuns Chuye Kunsang and Passang Lhamo speak about their experiences as political prisoners in Drapchi Prison; Zen Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Yvonne Rand also speaks.

Benefits

Tillie Olsen and WritersCorps Poets Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-2787. 8pm, $5-15. Fiction writer Tillie Olsen and WritersCorps youth and teachers read their work to benefit Intersection for the Arts.

'Pandora's Boom Box' ODC Theater, 3153 17th St; 863-9834. 7:30pm, $15. More than 30 kids ages 5 to 11 perform in this rock 'n' roll benefit for Children's After School Arts.

Authors

Richard Blow A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The author discusses his biography of John F. Kennedy, American Son.

Max Elbaum Center for Political Education, 522 Valencia; 431-1918. 7pm, $5. The author discusses his new book, Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao, and Che.

Lynda Koolish Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The photographer discusses her new book, African American Authors.

Peggy Vincent Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife.

Bay Area

Lisa Michaels Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Grand Ambition.

Lewis Richmond Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist's Journey from Near Death to New Life.