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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 5

Around town

'Mr/Ms Gay Safe Latino/a' Palace of the Legion of Honor, 3301 Lyon; 273-1041. 7pm, $10. This event, produced by the Instituto Familiar de la Raza, includes talent competitions and costumes. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Benefits

'Chillingly Charm'ed by the Ladies' SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan; 672-0518, www.ladyfestbayarea.org. 8:30pm, $12-15. This Ladyfest Bay Area benefit features a screening of Sarah Reed and Sadie Shaw's film Charm; fire, aerial, and gothic belly dance performances by Autumn Carey-Adamme, Danike Van Alstyne, and Lapsus; a raffle; and more.

'MS Duskbuster 5K Run' South Tunnel, Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, Metson Rd at Middle Dr; 593-3909, 7-8:30pm, $30. This volunteer-organized 5K run or two-mile walk event raises awareness and money for the Northern California Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Authors

Gretel Ehrlich, Michael Pollan Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. Novelist and nature writer Gretel Ehrlich and nature writer Michael Pollan discuss their work with Renee Rothmann.

Laura Fraser Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm, free. The author discusses her memoir, An Italian Affair.

Julia Glass Books Inc., 3515 California; 221-3666. 7:15pm. The author reads from and signs Three Junes.

Jared Keene and Manic D Press Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. This event celebrates the release of Jared Keene's Monster Fashion and a collection of fiction and poetry by writers from Manic D's early days, Concrete Dreams.

Peter Rock, Adam Johnson Café Niebaum-Coppola, 916 Kearny; 788-7500. 6pm. The author read from and discuss their work.

Bay Area

Mandy Atel Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Essence and Alchemy.

thursday 6

Around town

'In an Unforeseen Fashion' 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna; 974-1719. 7pm-2am. This fashion-focused event features a live photo shoot, DJ performances, and more.

'Incubating the Arts: From Theory to Practice' Phyllis Wattis Theatre, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St; 978-2787. 6-8pm, $20. The Business Arts Council and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art host this forum with six panel members and moderator John Crapo on the relationship between business, the arts, and the government.

'The Mystery of White Sharks of the Farallon Islands' Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, Embarcadero at Beach; www.aquariumofthebay.com. 7pm, $10. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

'Not in Our Name! March and Pledge of Resistance' Meet at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Center, Berk; march 7pm; candlelit pledge and speak-out 8:30pm; (510) 594-4076, www.notinourname.net. Local endorsers of the pledge of resistance against the wartime policies of the U.S. government meet at this rally; performers include Loco Bloco, Mystic Family Circus, Paul Flores, and others.

Benefits

Bingo benefit Most Holy Redeemer Church, 100 Diamond; 626-6455. 5pm, $8-15. The Castro Lions Club holds this benefit bingo game event.

Authors

Joan Almond Foto-Grafix Books, 655 Mission; 495-7242. 7pm. The photographer discusses her work and signs copies of her book, The Past in the Present.

Jim Dodge Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Rain on the River.

Earl Emerson Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Vertical Burn.

David Foreman Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut; 931-3633. 7:30pm. The author discusses his book Prescriptions from Nature: The Benefits of Herbs and Vitamins for Women.

Hinge release party Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Stefani Barber, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Elisa Ficarra, Jean Lieske, Lauren Schiffrin, Nicole Stefanko, and Erin Wilson celebrate the release of the poetry journal Hinge.

Jervey Tervalon City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 6:30pm. The editor discusses his anthology of writings about the Los Angeles riots, Geography of Rage.

Bay Area

Carol Anshaw Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Lucky in the Corner.

Joe Fischer Easy Going Travel Shop, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The author discusses Indonesia: Cultural, Religion, and Art of Sumatra, Bali, and Java.

Julia Glass Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Three Junes.

Kevin Phillips Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. noon. The author discusses Wealth and Democracy.

friday 7

Around town

Summer party Curve Bar, 747 Third St; (650) 522-6615. 6:30pm-11:30pm, free, 21 and older. Fontain's MUSE, Cas Lucas Band, Groove Judy Band, Operation Interstellar, and Red Eye Gypsy play at this party.

'2002 Monster Drawing Rally' Southern Exposure, 401 Alabama; 863-2141. 7-10pm, free. More than 40 artists participate in this live drawing event in Southern Exposure upstairs gallery.

Bay Area

'Media Speak Easy Liberation Drive-In' Harrison, between 15th and 17th Sts; www.nonchalance.org. 9pm-2am, free. Bring your own radio and tune into an alternative media radio show at this event presented by Oakland's Nonchalance Collective. Also Sat/8.

Authors

'Black like Us: Readings and Panel Discussion' SFLGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 865-5611. 8pm, $10-20. Contributors to the new anthology Black like Us discuss their writings. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Dan Frazier and Gary Brobst Waldenbooks, 4 Embarcadero Center, Street level; 397-8181. 12:30pm. The authors sign their new golf technique book, Brando's Golf Gadgets: Shave Points off Your Game by Any Means Necessary.

saturday 8

Around town

'Exploring Diversity in Hollywood' African-American Art and Culture Complex Center, 762 Fulton; 922-2049. 11am-6pm, $10. Acting coach Cliff Osmond discusses culturalism and racism in Hollywood, followed by an actor's workshop.

Exotic flowering plants show San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park; (650) 359-1719. 10am-4pm. The American Gesneriad Society of San Francisco presents an exhibit and sale of exotic flowering plants for home and garden. Also Sun/9.

'Fiesta Filipina 2002' San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, between Van Ness and Hyde, McAllister and Hayes; 989-0288. 9:30am, $5. This cultural festival features Filipino folk dancing by Likha-Pilipino Folk Ensemble, female singing group Pinay, actor Bernardo Bernardo, and others. Also Sun/9.

'Holistic Health Festival' Precita Park, Harrison at Precita; 863-1100. noon-4pm. Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth presents this health fair for children, parents, artists, and community members featuring informational tables, food, arts and crafts vendors, performances, and speakers.

'Mixing, Scratching, and Sampling' McBean Theater, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. noon, $6-10. Local DJs, including DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders, demonstrate and discuss turntablism. Also Sun/9.

'Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?' SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan; 865-5611. 2pm. $5-10. Photographer Laurie Toby Edison and painter Maryann Luera discuss their works. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Bay Area

'Africa: Peace with Justice Educational Tour' Allen Temples Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd, Oakl; (510) 565-0201. 2-7pm, free. Dr. Molefe Samuel Tsele discusses African debt cancellation, U.S. relations with Africa, and other issues.

City of Berkeley Animal Shelter open house City of Berkeley Animal Shelter, 2013 2nd St, Berk; (510) 981-6600. 11am-3pm, free. Berkeley Animal Care Services invites the public to this open house event; highlights include dog obedience demonstrations, pet supply giveaways, a low-cost vaccination clinic, and more.

Downtown Oakland record show Hofbrau, 2221 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 452-2452. 10am-5pm, $2. Come buy and sell LPs, 12-inches, and 45s at this record show.

'Live Oak Park Fair' Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 898-3282, www.liveoakparkfair.com. 11am-6pm, free. This event features visual art displays and sales, foods, and performances by Splash Circus, the Prescott Clowns, Jean Paul Valjead, Fat Chance Belly Dance, Urban Harmony, Johnny Casino, and others. Also Sun/9.

'Media Speak Easy Liberation Drive-In' Harrison, between 15th and 17th Sts; www.nonchalance.org. 9pm-2am, free. See Fri/7.

Benefits

'Art of Change' Z Center, 2211 Mission; 552-4229. 7-9pm, $10-100, free for 18 and under. This youth art auction features works by Jordy Jones, Dan Pillar, Lauren Bruton, and others; proceeds benefit the Gay-Straight Alliance Network.

Maestro Brian and Xpression African-American Arts and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton; 922-2049. 9pm, $15. Maestro Brian and his group Xpression perform to benefit the African-American Arts and Culture Complex; Timothy Alexander White hosts.

Authors

James Lee Burke Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from his mystery novel, Jolie Blon's Bounce.

John Bemelmans Marciano Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 11:30am. The children's author reads from Delilah.

sunday 9

Around town

'Contested Flesh: Fags Discuss the Bawdy Politics of Body Politics' SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan; 865-5611. 2pm, $5-15. A panel of artists discuss the body politics that surround queer men. Presented as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Exotic flowering plants show San Francisco County Fair Building, Ninth Ave and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park; (650) 359-1719. 10am-4pm. See Sat/8.

'Fiesta Filipina 2002' San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, between Van Ness and Hyde, McAllister and Hayes; 989-0288. 9:30am, $5. See Sat/8.

'The Fifth Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival' Yerba Buena Gardens, Third St between Howard and Mission; 978-ARTS. 11am-3pm, free. This Native American arts and culture festival features music, dance, spoken word, and craft workshops.

'Mixing, Scratching, and Sampling' McBean Theater, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. noon, $6-10. See Sat/8.

'Philippine-American Cultural Festival' Pier 39; 665-5763. 2-5pm, free. This cultural event features Filipino song, dance, music, foods, and more.

Sharon Art Studio's annual student exhibition and silent auction Sharon Art Studio, Golden Gate Park, near the Children's Carousel and Sharon Meadow, near Haight and Stanyan; 753-7004. 2-5pm, free. The Sharon Art Studio presents its art exhibit and silent auction of works created by studio students.

25th annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan; www.haightstreetfair.org. 11am-5:30pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Bay Area

'Civil War Artillery Battle' Angel Island; 435-5390. 10:30am-4pm. This mock Civil War battle pits reenactment groups Cal 10 and the 3rd Artillery against the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Alma; other highlights include food, music, sepia photography, and demonstrations of activities from the Civil War era.

'Live Oak Park Fair' Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 898-3282, www.liveoakparkfair.com. 11am-6pm, free. See Sat/8.

Benefits

'Omulu Capoeira Group Youth Benefit Party' Roccapulco, 3140 Mission; 203-0632. 8pm-1am, $7-10. This benefit party for Omulu Capoeira Group features hip-hop, Latin and Caribbean music, capoeira demonstrations, and dancing.

Authors

Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. Maxine Chernoff reads from her new collection of short stories, Some of Her Friends That Year; Paul Hoover reads from his collection of poems, Winter (Mirror).

Susan Griffin Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd, Oakl; (510) 524-2281. 3-5pm. The author discusses her work with Anaïs Nin.

Steven Raichlen Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 11am. The grilling and barbecuing expert discusses and demonstrates recipes from his book, How to Grill.

Deborah Tannen Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses I Only Say This Because I Love You.

monday 10

Around town

'Family Talk – Hurtfulness and Hidden Meanings' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 6pm, $9-12. Georgetown University professor of linguistics Deborah Tannen discusses how family members can communicate with each other.

Authors

Wendy Lesser, Greil Marcus, Michael Ondaatje Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Heather Parkinson, Russell Rowland A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. Heather Parkinson reads from Across Open Ground; Russell Rowland reads from In Open Spaces.

Beppe Severgnini Commonwealth Club, Small Meeting Room, 595 Market; 788-7142, ext 18. 7pm. The author discusses his work with David Reid.

Bay Area

Laura Shaine Cunningham Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Beautiful Bodies.

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The U.S. diplomat discusses his memoir, Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law.

tuesday 11

Authors

Juvinal Acosta City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author reads from his new novel, The Tattoo Hunter.

Daniel Alef UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California; 775-1111. 7:30pm. The author talks about writing historical fiction and signs his book, Pale Truth.

Noel Alumit, Brian Ascalon Roley Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Noel Alumit reads from Letters to Montgomery Clift; Brian Ascalon Roley reads from American Son.

Susan Parker A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7:30pm. The writer discusses her memoir, Tumbling After.

Marlene Taylor Waldenbooks, 4 Embarcadero Center, Street level; 397-8181. noon. The author signs her latest novel, Silver Tongue.

Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel rerelease party Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market; 437-0529. 7pm. Members of the Wild Writing Women collective read their works.

Bay Area

Jamie Jensen East Going Travel Shop, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The travel expert discusses Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways.

Steve Lopez Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from In the Clear.