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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 18

Around town

Michael Kenna San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4563. 7:30pm, $4-6. The photographer speaks about his work.

'Sex! Body! Self!' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Room 200, 1800 Market; 865-5633, www.harveymilk.org. 7:30pm, $5-20 sliding scale. Performance artist Tim Miller speaks.

Bay Area

Latin Grammy Awards Jillian's, Metreon, 101 Fourth St; 749-0779, www.grammy.com. 7pm, free. The San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy hosts this viewing party for the Latin Grammy Awards; highlights include a live performance by Orixa, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and much more.

Benefits

'In Conversation: Bay Area Filmmakers and Sept 11' Palm Room, San Francisco Film Centre, 39 Mesa, Presidio; 561-5022. 7pm, $5-10 donation. The San Francisco Film Society hosts a roundtable discussion with Roxanne Messina Captor, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Caveh Zahedi, Henry Rosenthal, Sophia Constantinou, and other Bay Area filmmakers about the effects of Sept 11 on the film community; proceeds benefit the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.

Authors

Tom Barbash A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses his debut novel, The Last Good Chance.

Lynda Barry Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs One-Hundred Demons.

James Calder and Nadia Gordon City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The authors read from their works.

Saxon Holt Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Golden Gate Park near Ninth Ave at Lincoln; 661-1316, ext 354. 7-9pm, $10. The garden photographer discusses his new book, Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design.

Bay Area

Mollie Katzen Marin Osher Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro, San Rafael; (415) 444-8000. 7:30pm, $12-55. The artist and cookbook author discusses Sunlight Café.

Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The authors discuss Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life.

Wendy Northcutt Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection.

thursday 19

Around town

'The East Bay Waterfront: Visions for the Future' Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar, Berk; (510) 848-3227. 7-9pm, free. Berkeley Path Wanderers presents its annual fall meeting, featuring speakers Jeff Haltiner, Paul Kamen, Dave Lewis, and Sylvia McLaughlin.

Benefits

'ArtAuction02' SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan; 346-3740. 5:30pm, $25. The Coalition on Homelessness celebrates its 15th anniversary with this art auction.

'Beyond the Walls Benefit and Preview Party' ODC Theater, 3153 17th St; 863-9834. 7:30pm, $10-20. See 8 Days a Week, page 48.

'Luv 'N Leather' 1345 Howard; 487-1616. 7pm, call for price. Bay Area Young Positives presents its third annual fundraiser, featuring a fashion show of leather, vinyl, rubber, and fetish wear; guest hosts are Hecklina and Sonna Sachet.

'T-Shirt Fundraiser' Italian American Social Club, 25 Russia; www.jerryshirt.org. 6pm. Authorized T-shirts featuring the artwork of Jerry Garcia will be sold at this benefit for Crocker Amazon Playground and Excelsior Youth Programs; scheduled guests include representative from the Estate of Jerry Garcia, Sup. Gerardo Sandoval, Dan Scopazzi, and others.

'Zoom! A Rocket Girl Fundraiser' Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway; 291-0333, 934-3016. 8pm, $15. See 8 Days a Week, page 48.

Authors

Howard Bryant A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The journalist discusses Shut Out.

Bay Area

Lynda Barry Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 7:30pm. The author discusses One-Hundred Demons.

Laura Denham Barnes and Noble, 98 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 272-0120. 7:30pm. The author discusses and signs Have You Seen Me?

Gregg Herken Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller.

Denise Lamothe Borders Books, Emery Bay Public Market, 5903 Shellmound; (510) 654-1633. 7pm. The author discusses and signs Taming of the Chew.

Jeremy Rifkin Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author talks about The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power on Earth.

friday 20

Authors

Pat Henry A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses her memoir, By the Grace of the Sea.

Leora Myers, R.N. California Pacific Medical Center, 2333 Buchanan; 820-1473. 7pm, $10. The author discusses Beyond Hormone Therapy.

Chuck Palahniuk Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Lullaby.

Bay Area

Arthur Blaustein Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Make a Difference: Your Guide to Volunteering and Community Service.

Kensington Ladies Erotica Society Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa, Kensington; (510) 559-9184. 7:30pm. Members of the Kensington Ladies Erotica Society read from their latest book, Sex, Death, and Other Distractions.

Maura Spiegel Cody Books, 1730 Fourth St, Berk; (510) 559-9500. 7pm. The author discusses The Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History.

Around town

Bay Area

'The Land is Our Gold' Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave, Oakl; (510) 532-9142. Fri, 3-6pm. Free. In celebration of Oakland's 150th birthday, this kid-friendly event – the first in a series – includes arts activities, snacks, and a performance exploring the life of Yokuts Indian leader José Jesús, who lived in the East Bay during the gold rush.

saturday 21

Around town

'Celebrating Our Unity' San Francisco Medical Cannabis Community, 122 10th St; 552-8648. 7:30pm. Sup. Chris Daly and musical guest the Jenny Kerr Band appear at this pro-medical cannabis event.

'Deep Friend British Party' Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary; 885-4074. 10pm, $5. Alan Black, Luke James, Mark Walshe, and Claudio Aronica perform.

'The Infiorata: The Flowering of Italian Culture' Yerba Buena Gardens Promenade Level, Martin Luther King Jr. Water Falls, between Fourth and Third Sts and Mission and Howard; 989-6426. 10am-6pm, free. This event features displays of flower art created by six flower artists and student volunteers from City College of San Francisco, an Italian marketplace, and performances by singers of La Lirica nel Mondo. Also Sun/22.

'Kick Start Your Dream Business – For Artists' Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-2787. 1-4pm, $35. Romanus Wolter leads this workshop teaching artists how to start a business using their skills and interests.

Memorial tribute to Kenneth Koch Adobe Bookshop, 3166 16th St; 864-3936. 8pm. Bill Berkson, Andrew McKinley, Brian Gygi, Hilton Obenzinger, Dick Gallup, Kit Robinson, and others commemorate poet Kenneth Koch with readings and anecdotes.

'Polk Street Festival 2002: Urban Oasis III' Polk btw Jackson and Bush; 383-3470. 10am-5pm, free. This street festival features arts and crafts and musical performances by Pedalsped, Too Slick with Scatman Dick, Sechaba and Zulu Spear, Austin de Lone Group, Deborah Pardes Trio, Samba do Coracao, Swing Session, and many others.

'Sharks in the Park' California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park; www.wildaid.org. 10am-5pm, $2-8.50. Peter Benchley (Jaws) will be on hand to sign his new book, Shark Trouble (noon-2pm), at this event sponsored by conservation group WildAid, which also includes interactive activities, a dance performance, life-size shark balloons, and more.

Bay Area

Harvest Festival 1727 MLK Jr. Way, Oakl; (510) 893-9230, ext 216. 11am-3pm, free. Parental Stress Service presents this party featuring food, music, and performances by Ballet Folklorico, the Asian Dragon Dancers, the Castlemont Castleers, the Prescott Clowns, the Oakland Military Institute Drill Team, the Oakland Steel Drum Band, and many others.

Benefits

'Clubhouse Carnival' Columbia Park Clubhouse, 450 Guerrero; 445-5415. 6-9pm, $40. Friends of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco present this carnival featuring magicians, indoor games, DJs, food and wine, and more; proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Bay Area

'BREAD and Roses Party: A Celebration of Community, Nature, and Local Economy' Peralta Gardens, Peralta and Hopkins, Berk; (510) 644-0376. 3pm, $6-25. This benefit for Bay Area Regional Exchange and Development features children's activities, arts and crafts, food, drink, and performances by Youth Speaks, Folk This, Destiny Arts, and Suigetsukan Martial Arts.

'Seventh Annual Marin Breast Cancer Council Fundraiser/Fashion Show' Marin Center Exhibition Hall, 10 Avenue of Flags, San Rafael; (415) 435-2946. 6pm, $150. Bay Area media celebrities and doctors, including Joel Bartlet, Bob MacKenzie, Tom Vacar, and Randy Shandobil participate in this gala fashion show fundraiser; proceeds benefit the Marin Breast Cancer Council.

Authors

Ivan Coyote Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author reads from One Man's Trash.

Marcella Durand Timken Lecture Hall, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. 3:30pm. The author discusses and reads from her work.

Bay Area

Mawi Asgedom Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author discusses Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard.

Leland Wong Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University, Berk; (510) 548-2350. 3pm. The author signs his children's book, Exploring Chinatown: A Children's Guide to Chinese Culture.

sunday 22

Around town

Family Sukkot Celebration Jewish Community Center, 1808 Wedermeyer; 292-1255, keinbinder@jccsf.org. 5-7pm, $4-7. This "Festival of Booths" is a celebration for the whole family.

'The Infiorata: The Flowering of Italian Culture' Yerba Buena Gardens Promenade Level, Martin Luther King Jr. Water Falls, between Fourth and Third Sts and Mission and Howard; 989-6426. 10am-6pm, free. See Sat/21.

'Margie Adam – Leading an Activist Life, Walking the Labyrinth' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 503-1375. 2-4:30pm, $15-20, reservations required. Margie Adam speaks.

'New Upper Grant Avenue Fall Art Fair' Grant between Green and Filbert; 986-6210. 11am-6pm, free. This street festival features arts and crafts booths, musical performances, author readings, children's activities, and much more.

'Now and Zen Fest' Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, John F. Kennedy and Kezar Dr; 421-8497. Noon-5pm, $28. This festival features food, media displays, and music by Train, the Wallflowers, Wilco, and India.Arie.

Bay Area

Julia Morgan Center for the Arts open house Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College, Berk; www.juliamorgan.org. 1-4pm, free. This open house event features food donated by local restaurants and bakeries, raffles, and live entertainment for the whole family.

Benefits

'Are You Mused Yet?' 26 Mix, 3024 Mission; paintme@mindspring.com. 6-10pm, $5-15 sliding scale. This spoken word event features performances by the Sister Sock Show, M.I. Blue, Whackmaster DJ Jamez, Datner, Robert-Harry Govin/Green Man Alive, KC Wilder, Vega Lee Adare, and Tina Butcher; a create-a-zine arts and crafts center; a raffle; and more. Proceeds benefit Pagan Pride.

'Lives of Accomplishment 2002' Pritikin Mansion, Dolores and 30th St; 775-1869. 1-6pm, $100-1000. This fundraiser for the San Francisco Senior Center honors four San Franciscans: Ruth Asawa, Anthony Frank, George Fleharty, and Barbara Kaugman; entertainment provided by George Michalski, Sup. Tony Hall, Jolie Valenti, Dick Newton, and Bob Pritikin.

'2002 Doggone Fun Run' Speedway Meadow, near Transverse Dr and John F. Kennedy Dr, Golden Gate Park; www.pawssf.org. 9am-1pm. Bring your dog to this five-kilometer run and walk through Golden Gate Park; proceeds benefit Pets Unlimited and Pets Are Wonderful Support.

Authors

Ivan Coyote Mama Bears Women's Bookstore, 6536 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 428-9684. 3pm. The author reads from One Man's Trash.

Chuck Palahniuk Diesel, a Bookstore, 5433 College, Oakl; (510) 653-9965. 2pm. The author reads from Lullaby.

monday 23

Around town

'Celebrate Bisexuality Day' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 865-5627. 7:30-9pm, $3-5. This ice cream social is for bisexual and bi-friendly community members to meet and mingle.

Benefits

Atomic Magazine benefit Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market; 861-5016. 8pm, $8. This benefit for Atomic Magazine features live music.

Bay Area

'Escapes' Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison, Berk; (510) 843-4822. 7:30pm, $10 donation. Barbara Oliver, Margo Hall, and Liam Vincent read stories by Eudora Welty, Zora Neal Hurston, and Michael Cadnum; proceeds benefit the Aurora Theatre.

Authors

Kathi Kamen Goldmark Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You.

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. Noon. The authors of the Dune prequels sign their works.

Anthony Lane Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, second flr; 597-6705. Noon, $12. See 8 Days a Week, page 48.

Michael Toms A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses A Time for Choices.

Bay Area

Sarah Vowell Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from The Partly Cloudy Patriot.

Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author discusses Matter into Feeling: A New Alchemy of Science and Spririt.

tuesday 24

Around town

Wade Davis Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. 7:30pm, $15-30. The anthropologist discusses his work.

'Really Wired' New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom; 626-5416. 8pm, $3-5. The East Bay artist, curator, and professor discusses his latest projects.

Benefits

'Marathon of Laughs' Double Play, 2401 16th St; 921-1143. 8pm, $10-15 sliding scale. Comedians Lisa Geduldig, Dan Leone (a Bay Guardian food critic), Ronn Vigh, Simone Alexander, Dana Cory, Linda Francisco, Shannon Kokoska, and others perform to benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Authors

Allan Gurganus Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The author discusses his work with Angie Coiro.

Gabe Hudson City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The author reads from Dear Mr. President.

Anthony Lane A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 48.

Lewis H. Lapham Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason; 632-1366. 8pm, $20. The Harper's Magazine editor discusses his new book, Theater of War, and is joined by Alan W. Bock, Jonathan Marshall, Seth Rosenfeld, and Paul H. Weaver for a panel discussion about the war on terrorism.

UC Press party Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. UC Press authors Patricia Albers, Liza Dalby, Alison Owings, Eric Stover, and Reggie Zelnik read from their works.

Bay Area

A.M. Homes Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; (510) 845-7852. 7:30pm. The author reads from Things You Should Know.

Michael Toms Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 486-0698. 7:30pm. The author reads from A Time for Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy.