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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 17

Around town

'Capturing Change' McBean Theater, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; www.ylem.org. 7:30pm, free. This forum presents works by artists who incorporate science into their projects; presenters include JoAnn Gillerman, Elizabeth Gerken, Ruth Eckland, and Ned Kahn.

'Ergonomic Self-Help: Avoiding Computer Injuries' Bay Area Video Coalition, 2727 Mariposa, second floor; 820-1410. 6:30-8:30pm, $45. Bay Area Video Coalition sponsors this workshop led by Hilary Bryan.

Bay Area

Annie Sprinkle Pleasures of the Heart, 1310 Fourth St, San Rafael; (415) 482-9899. 7-9pm, $10. The porn guru speaks.

 

Authors

Carol Adrienne Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs When Life Changes -- Or You Wish It Would.

Nicole Blackman City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 5pm. The spoken word artist-author reads from and signs Blood Sugar.

Elizabeth Partridge A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; folk musicians Erik Pearson and Sonya Hunter perform.

Bay Area

Philip Davison Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Crooked Man.

Walter Mosley Marcus Books, African American Museum Library, 659 14th St, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The author discusses Walter Mosley; book purchase required for admittance.

Ayelet Waldman Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from A Playdate with Death.

thursday 18

Around town

Castro Theatre's 80th anniversary celebration Castro Theatre, 429 Castro; 391-2450. 7pm, $8. Central California Theatres presents this 1920s-themed event featuring performances, a raffle, live music, and a screening of Footlight Parade.

Guitar clinic Musicians Union, Local 6, 116 Ninth St; 575-0777. 8pm, $10. Dave McNab presents this guitar class.


Benefits


'Pat O'Shea's Grand Reopening Benefit' Pat O'Shea's, 3848 Geary Blvd; 752-3148. 6pm, $10. Pat O'Shea's celebrates its reopening with free hors d'oeuvres, a raffle, and more; proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Authors


Haven Kimmel, Elizabeth Stuckey-French A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The authors discuss their work.

Alejandro Murguia New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia; 362-8193. 7:30-9:30pm. City Lights presents this reading and book signing by the author of This War Called Love.

Yolanda Young Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir.

Bay Area


Linnea Due, Mr. Daniel, Gwendolyn Bikis Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa, Kensington; (510) 559-9184. 7:30pm. The authors read from their works of lesbian erotica.

Michael McClure Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from his collection of poetry, Plum Stones.

Sidra Stich Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The author discusses Art-Sites Paris: The Indispensable Guide to Contemporary Art-Architecture-Design.

Joseph Weisberg Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses his book, 10th Grade.

Yolanda Young Barnes and Noble, 98 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 272-0120. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir.


friday 19


Around town

Animal Rights Direct Action Coalition protest party Justine Herman Plaza, 1 Market; 364-3053. 10:30am, free. Animal Rights Direction Action Coalition presents a protest party to raise awareness of their campaign against Marsh Inc.; this event features live music, DJs, food, dancing, and games.

'Coco Chanel: The Clothes, the Perfume, the Jewels, the Men!' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second fl; 597-6705. 2:30pm, $7-10. Writer Dorothy Kraus presents a slide show lecture on designer Coco Chanel.

'Young, Loud, and Proud Conference Kick-Off' Boys and Girl's Club, 450 Guerrero; 703-6150, www.lyric.org. 6-10pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 56.

Bay Area

'The Fire Garden' Golden Pacific Brewery, 1404 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 601-6269. 8pm-2am, $10-15 sliding scale. Eccentric Design Group presents this event featuring fire and lightning performances, visual art, and DJs. Through Sat/20.

'Teach-In on Genetically Engineered Food' 107 Tamalpias Rd, Berk; (415) 255-9221, ext 314. 10-11am. Learn more about genetically engineered food at this event led by Greenpeace campaigner, Heather Whitehead.


Benefits


Metronome Ballroom benefit Metronome Ballroom, 1830 17th St; 252-9000. 7:30pm, $9-15. This event includes tango, merengue, and nightclub 2-step lessons, contests, performances, and a dance party; proceeds benefit four local youth dance-sport competitors who will be attending the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association 2002 National Championship.

'30 Shades of Pink' Galleria Atrium, San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams; www.sfdesigncenter.com. 5-9pm, $35. The San Francisco Design Center presents this fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind clothing designs, a live auction, and more; proceeds benefit the San Francisco Bay Area affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


Authors


Modern Pagans author event Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. Editors V. Vale and John Sulak, contributors Charles Gatewood, cartoonist Trina Robbins, and others appear to celebrate the release of Modern Pagans.

Caterina Rando Waldenbooks, 4 Embarcadero Center, Street Level; 397-8181. 12:30pm. The author discusses and signs Learn to Power Think.

Nellie Wong, Carol Tarlen, David Joseph, Roland Carrillo, Sarah Menefee Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The poets, artists, and writers discuss their work.

Bay Area

Devon Carbado, Don Weise Marcus Bookstore, 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The editors and local contributing authors discuss the book Black like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction.

Kenneth Turan Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The film critic and author discusses Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made.

Jess Wells, Mabel Maney, Karin Kallmaker, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Gwendolyn Bikis Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa, Kensington; (510) 559-9184. 7:30pm. The authors read from their works of lesbian fiction.


saturday 20


Around town

'Physics of Toys' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; EXP-PLORE. noon-4pm, $6-10. This interactive laboratory event, a part of the "Seeing" exhibit, features toy-making activities and experiments with tops, spinners, illusions, 3-D pictures, and more.

'Young, Loud, and Proud Conference' Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd St; 703-6150, www.lyric.org. 9am-midnight, free (25 and under only). See 8 Days a Week, page 56.

Bay Area

'The Fire Garden' Golden Pacific Brewery, 1404 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 601-6269. 8pm-2am, $10-15 sliding scale. See Fri/19.

 

Benefits

'The Exploitation Brunch Show' Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St; www.othermag.org. 11:30am-1:30pm, $8-20 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds). See 8 Days a Week, page 56.

 

Authors

'Books by the Bay' Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission at Fourth St; 561-7686. 10am-4pm, free. This celebration of independent bookselling features an outdoor book fair, children's activities, author readings and signings, and 50 independent bookstore booths

Kenneth Turan A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The film critic and author discusses Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made.

Bay Area

Devon Carbado, Don Weise Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch, 5366 College, Oakl; (510) 597-5017. 11am. The editors and local contributing authors discuss the book Black like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction.

Anissa Helou Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 2pm. The author discusses Mediterranean Street Food.

Lynne Murray, Janet Lapierre, Susan Dunlap, Janet Dawson Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa, Kensington; (510) 559-9184. 7:30pm. The mystery writers read from their work.

 

sunday 21

Around town

Bike tour of historic Oakland Meet at Oakland Museum of California, 10th St at Fallon; 238-3514. 10am-12:30pm, free, reservations required. Take a five-and-a-half-mile bike tour and learn more about Oakland's history and architecture.

Jazz flute clinic Jazzschool, 2087 Addison, Berk; 1-800-806-7965. noon-4pm, free. Bob Sheppard leads this jazz flute class.

'Non-Traditional Community Commemoration of Tisha B'Av' Emeryville Marina, Emeryville; bayareawomeninblack@earthlink.net. 5:30-6:30pm, free. Bay Area Women in Black presents this community observance of the lives lost in Israel and Palestine.

NuReel film and video event Vo's Restaurant, 59 W Grand, Oakl; www.nureel.com. 6:30-8:30pm, $25. NuReel.Com presents its second annual Film and Video Contest awards ceremony at which the finalists will present and discuss their projects.

'Young, Loud, and Proud Conference' Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd St; 703-6150, www.lyric.org. 10am-3:30pm, free (25 and under only). See 8 Days a Week, page 56.

 

Benefits

Animal Care and Control's 14th anniversary celebration Enrico's, 504 Broadway; 822-2443. noon-4pm, $20. San Francisco Animal Care and Control celebrates its birthday with a party featuring jazz performances, free hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar, a silent auction, and more; proceeds benefit the Animal Care and Control's dog trainer fund.

 

Authors

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Devon Carbado, Don Weise A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 2pm. The editors and local contributing authors discuss the book Black like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction.

GM Ford San Francisco Mystery Bookstore, 2174 24th St; 282-7444. 3pm. The author discusses and signs Black River.

George Lipsitz Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 3pm. The author discusses Rainbow at Midnight.

Bay Area

Peter Selz, Nathan Oliveira Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 2pm. Author Peter Selz and artist Nathan Oliveira discuss Selz's book, Nathan Oliveira.

Goldberry Long Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from Juniper Tree Burning.

 

monday 22

Around town

David Rovics, Samsara, James Tracy AK Warehouse, 674 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 208-1700. 7pm, $5 donation. Musical performers David Rovics and Samsara and activist-author James Tracy take part in this event.

 

Benefits

Los Trabajadores screening Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission; www.laborfest.net. 6:30pm, $10-20 sliding scale. This screening of Heather Courtney's documentary Los trabajadores benefits S.F. Day Laborers.

 

Authors

China Miéville Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author discusses The Scar.

Kevin Starr Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second fl; 597-6706. 5:15pm, $9-12. The California State Librarian and professor discusses his book, Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950.

Bay Area

Laird Easton Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler.

Tim Farrington Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs The Monk Downstairs.

 

tuesday 23

Around town

'Connecting through Sex' AIDS Health Project Services Center, 1930 Market; 476-6448, ext 1. 6:30-9:30pm. This workshop for gay and bisexual men focuses on both the emotional and physical aspects of sex.

'The Winds of Change' Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin; 674-6913. 6:30-9pm, $30. This workshop focuses on achieving a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

 

Authors

Barry Eisler Borders Books and Music, 400 Post; 399-1633. 7pm. The author discusses and signs Rain Fall.

China Miéville Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market; 421-4687. 12:30pm. The author discusses The Scar.

Arthur Phillips A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses his novel, Prague.

Robin Sterns Books Inc., Laurel Village, 3515 California; 221-3666. 7pm. The author reads from and signs her collection of short stories, Backless.

Herb Weiner National Association of Letter Carriers, Local 214, 214 12th St; www.laborfest.net. 7pm, free. The author discusses his new book, Going Postal.

Gary Willis Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, Second fl; 597-6706. 6pm, $9-12. The author discusses Why I Am Catholic.

Bay Area

Chester Aaron Marcus Books, 3900 MLK Jr. Way, Oakl; (510) 652-2344. 6:30pm. The author reads from Black and Blue Jew.

Ricky Fishman Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-3533. 7:30pm. The author discusses Myanmar (Formerly Burma): The Golden Land.

Timothy Taylor Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Stanley Park.