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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 10

Around town

'Right to a Roof' New College Theater, 777 Valencia; 437-3400. 7:30pm, $5. Coalition on Homelessness sponsors this event featuring James Tracy and Eric Jerker speaking about the struggle for housing and the homeless.

Authors

Will Ferguson Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Happiness.

Julia Whitty A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga.

Bay Area

Pragito Dove Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. noon. The author reads from Lunchtime Enlightenment: Meditations to Transform Your Life Now - at Work, at Home, at Play.

Robert Roper Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Fatal Mountaineer: The High Altitude Life and Death of Willie Unsoeld, American Himalayan Legend.

thursday 11

Around town

Artists Talk with Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson McBean Theater, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 397-5673. noon, $6-10. Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson, two UK-based artists who collaborate under the name London Fieldworks, discuss their work.

'The Making of Spider-Man (the movie): Storyboarding and Pre-visualization' Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission; CAR-TOON, www.cartoonart.org. 7pm, $5. Animatics artist Andrew Jimenez and storyboard artist Mark Andrews discuss the processes of using storyboards and pre-visualization in making the Spider-Man movie.

Bay Area

'Cultural Resistance to Racism and War' La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (415) 863-6637. 7:30pm, $5-10 sliding scale. This event examines how artists use their work to contribute to the struggle against racism and war.

Benefits

'APAture 7-Eleven Kickass Kickoff' Locus 1640 Post, 1640 Post; www.kearnystreet.org. 8pm, $5-50 sliding scale. Kearny Street Workshop presents a fundraiser for its annual APAture festival, a celebration of multidisciplinary arts by Asian Pacific Americans; highlights tonight include performances by Indian dancer Neela Moorty, music by Skyflakes and DJ Seiichi Tsukamoto, and more.

Authors

Amerasia Journal release party City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. City Lights celebrates the release of Amerasia Journal's special edition, After Words: Who Speaks on War, Justice, and Peace.

Justin Chin Books Inc., 2275 Market; 864-6777. 7:30pm. The author reads from Burden of Ashes.

Diane Johnson Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post; 393-0100. 6pm, $8-10. The author discusses her book, Le Divorce.

Lawrence W. Levine, Cornelia R. Levine A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The authors discuss The People and the President.

Joseph Weisberg Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses his novel, 10th Grade.

Bay Area

Eddy Joe Cotton Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author will reads from Hobo: A Young Man's Thoughts on Trains and Tramping in America.

Richard Florida Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Rise of the Creative Class.

Jim Steyer Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author discusses The Other Parent: The Inside Story of How the Media Impacts Your Children.

friday 12

Around town

'You Can Dance, and It Is Your Revolution!' Fellowship of Humanity Hall, 390 27th St, Oakl; www.ebcaw.org. 8pm-12:30am, $5-10 sliding scale. The East Bay Coalition Against the War and the Peoples' NonViolent Response Coalition co-sponsor this all-ages dance party featuring live music and dance lessons.

Benefits

'Art for AIDS' Butterfields, 220 San Bruno; 502-7276. Reception, 5:30pm; auction, 7pm, $25. This sixth annual art auction features works by over 200 artists including Frank Lobdell, David Ireland, Gay Outlaw, Dean Smith, and Robert Coburn Sr.; proceeds benefit the UCSF AIDS Health Project.

Bay Area

Ralph Nader First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm, $5-10. Cody's Books sponsors a talk with Ralph Nader; proceeds benefit the Center for Study of Responsive Law.

Authors

Diana Serra Cary Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Hollywood's Children.

Alice Sebold Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses her novel, The Lovely Bones.

Avelet Waldman A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses A Playdate with Death.

Annie Wang Borders Books, 400 Post; 399-1633. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs Lili.

saturday 13

Around town

Caffe Proust anniversary party Caffe Proust, 1801 McAllister; 345-9560. 6pm, free. Caffe Proust celebrates its third anniversary, Marcel Proust's 131st birthday, and Bastille Day with this gala featuring live classical and ragtime music and food.

'July Plant Sale' Strybing Nursery, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave and Lincoln Way; 661-1316, www.strybing.org. 10am-1pm. The Strybing Arboretum Society presents its plant sale featuring plants that birds and butterflies use for homes or food.

'Runway 2002: The 14th Annual Mr. and Miss Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Pageant' Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 7pm, $20-50. The Gay Asian Pacific Alliance presents this gay pageant event at which a Mr. and Miss GAPA will be crowned.

'Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Experiencing Life with Low Vision' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 397-5673. noon-4pm, $6-10. The Rose Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired produces this event for Exploratorium visitors to experience a simulation of living in the US with low-vision; this event is a part of the Exploratorium's "Seeing" exhibit.

Marsha Zakheim Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 3pm, free. The author of Articulate Art: SF 1930s and Coit Tower, San Francisco, Its History and Art discusses San Francisco labor murals.

Bay Area

Lipizzaner Stallions show Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakl; (510) 569-2121. 2 and 7:30pm, $17.50-24.50. The Lipizzaner Stallions present its 32nd anniversary equestrian show.

Peach tasting Berkeley's Farmers' Market, Center at Martin Luther King Jr., Way, Berk; (510) 548-3333. 10am-3pm, free. The Berkeley Farmers' Market invites the public to sample fresh peaches and foods made with peaches as well as other in-season fruits.

'Stop of the Violence Conference' Laney College, 10th St and Fallon, Oakl; (510) 568-2815. 8am-4pm, free. This non-violence conference focuses ways in which a community can work together to reduce violence.

'The 2002 Oakland Scottish Highland Games' Dunsmuir Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakl; (510) 615-5555. 10am-5pm, $7-15. This event features traditional Scottish events, Celtic folk music, Scottish and Irish dancing, performances by historical re-enactment groups, and more. Also Sun/14.

Benefits

'Andrea Marcovicci In Conversation and Song' Plush Room, 940 Sutter; 255-4800. 2pm, $65. Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci performs with pianist Shelly Markham and talks about her work with Bay Guardian theater critic Brad Rosenstein; proceeds benefit the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum.

sunday 14


Around town

'Low Vision: A World-Wide Perspective with the Seva Foundation' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 397-5673. 2pm, $6-10. The Seva Foundation offers a presentation on blindness prevention and sight restoration; this event is a part of the Exploratorium's "Seeing" exhibit.

Bay Area

'Headlands Center of the Arts Summer Open House' Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787. noon-5pm. Headlands Center for the Arts invites the public to visit their studios and meet artists-in-residence and affiliate artists who will be sharing and discussing their work.

'The 2002 Oakland Scottish Highland Games' Dunsmuir Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakl; (510) 615-5555. 10am-5pm, $7-15. See Sat/13.

Benefits

'Fashion-for-Life' The Café, 2367 Market; 861-3846. 3pm. This fashion show features clothing geared towards four categories: fetish, club, fantasy, and glamour; proceeds from this event benefit the Positive Resource Center, a non-profit organization providing counseling and employment services for HIV positive individuals.

Bay Area

'A Benefit Concert for KPFA's APEX Express' La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 848-6767 ext 259. 7pm, $10. This benefit concert for KPFA's radio program APEX Express features music, interviews, and live DJ performances.

Authors

Larry Beckett Johnny Foley's, 243 O'Farrell; 954-0777. 2:30-4:30pm. The poet and songwriter reads from his book, Songs and Sonnets.

Devorah Major City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 5pm. The poet-author reads from her latest novel, Brown Glass Windows.

Dorothy Wake Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 2pm. The author reads from Mother Jones: Revolutionary Leader of Labor and Social Reform.

Bay Area

'International Women's Writing Guild' Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St; 559-9500. 4pm. Avotcja Ji Henaro, Mary B. Morrison, and others read from their works.

Linda Riebel Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Eating to Save the Earth: Food Choices for a Healthy Planet.

monday 15

Authors

Andrew Winer A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses his novel, The Color Midnight Made.

Bay Area

Larry Beckett Beckett's of Berkeley, 2271 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 647-1790. 7:30pm. The poet and songwriter reads from his book, Songs and Sonnets.

Nicole Krauss Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Man Walks into a Room.

Nancy Lemann Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from her new novel, Malaise.

tuesday 16

Benefits

Daisy Zamora and George Evans Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-2787. 8pm, $5-15 sliding scale. See 8 Days a Week, page 52.

Authors

Tom Centolella, Diane Frank A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The poets discuss their works.

Amulya Malladi Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses her novel, A Breath of Fresh Air.

Walter Mosley Park Branch Library, 1833 Page; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Bad Boy Brawley Brown.

Bay Area

Haki Madhubuti Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The author discusses Tough Notes: A Healing Call for Creating Exceptional Black Men.

Alice Sebold Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Lovely Bones.

Viviane Wayne Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The author discusses Inshallah: In Pursuit of My Father's Youth.

Andrew Winer Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from his first novel, The Color Midnight Made.