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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 20

Around town

'Out with Friends Monthly Mixer' Laszlo, 2534 Mission; 865-9717. 6:30-8:30pm, free. Out with Friends presents this gay men's monthly get-together.

'Splat! A Look at Cartoon Violence' Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. 6-8pm, $5 suggested donation. Author Gerard Jones discusses the topic of cartoon violence and signs copies of his book, Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence.

Benefits

'AIDS Emergency Fund 20th Anniversary Gala' SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, 201 Van Ness; 551-5190, www.cityboxoffice.com. 6pm, $50-125. This benefit for AIDS Emergency Fund features a musical revue featuring Rita Moreno and a silent auction.

Authors

Mich Lasalle Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author discusses and signs Dangerous Men: Pre-code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man.

Susan Straight Café Niebaum-Coppola, 916 Kearny; info@all-story.com. 6:30pm. The author reads from and discusses Highwire Moon.

thursday 21

Around town

'Alfred Hitchcock Day' Castro Theatre, 429 Castro; 621-6120. 7:30pm. This celebration of Alfred Hitchcock Day features a screening of Vertigo, an appearance by Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, and a slide presentation by authors Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal.

Authors

Clea Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The editor reads from and discusses Urban Wilds.

Al and Tipper Gore A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The former vice president of the United States and his wife discuss their new books, Joined at the Heart and The Spirit of the Family.

Carolyn Miller, Margaret Kaufman City Lights, 261 Columbus; 362-8193. 7pm. The poets read from their works.

friday 22

Around town

'Earth, Wind and Fireworks' Embarcadero Center; 772-0754. 4pm, free. This annual building lighting ceremony features a choreographed ice show by Kristi Yamaguchi, a trapeze performance, and a pyrotechnics show.

'Fashion Victims: Women, Animals, and Fur' Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 447-3085 ext 216. 7pm, $5-20 donation. This anti-fur event features speakers including Sup. Matt Gonzalez, performances by Larisa Bryski and Dhaiatribe, and a screening of Cull of the Wild: The Truth Behind Trapping.

'14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony' Center Court, Stonestown, 19th Ave and Winston Dr; 759-2623. 5:30pm, free. This tree lighting ceremony features marching toy soldiers, carolers, Santa Claus, and a 40 foot tree.

'Low Trash Equals High Art Closing Party' SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 865-5555. 7-10pm, $10. his closing party for the "Low Trash Equals High Art" exhibition features performances by Cara Vida, Cockettes and Angels of Light, Whoa Nellies, Habhi Ru Dance Ensemble, and others.

Bay Area

'From Resistance to Revolution' AK Press Warehouse, 674 A 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 208-1700. 7pm, free. Activists Briana Herman-Brand and Jeremy Louzao discuss holistic politics and organizing.

Benefits

'First Annual Ethnic Dancefest' Berkeley High School Community Theatre, Allston Way between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia, Berk; (510) 482-8098. 7pm, $10. This fundraiser features performances by Axis Dance, Ka Ua Tuahine Polynesian Dance Company, and others; proceeds benefit Berkeley High School's artists-in-residence.

saturday 23

Around town

'Avant Guardian Photography Exhibit and Gala Reception' Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission; www.surfacemag.com/avg. 9pm-midnight. Surface Magazine and Bombay Sapphire host this celebration of emerging fashion photographers and a showcase of their works.

'Celebration of Craftswomen' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan and Marina Blvd; 383-3470. 10am-6pm, $5-7. This holiday gift fair features crafts made by San Francisco women artists. Also Sun/24.

'First Annual German Holiday Market' St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 3281 16th St; 751-8310. 11am-5pm, free. The German School of San Francisco and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church present this market featuring traditional German handicrafts, food and beer, musical performances, and much more. Through Sun/24.

Authors

Jack Boulware, Alan Black Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary; 885-4074. 10pm, $5. The authors read from their works; Phantom Patient also performs.

Arielle Greenberg Small Press Traffic, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. 3:30pm, $5-10. The author discusses "the Gurlesque" and reads from her work.

sunday 24

Around town

'Celebration of Craftswomen' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan and Marina Blvd; 383-3470. 10am-6pm, $5-7. See Sat/23.

'First Annual German Holiday Market' St. Lutheran, 3281 16th St; 751-8310. 11am-5pm, free. See Sat/23.

'Tree Lighting Celebration' Pier 39, Embarcadero at Beach; 705-5500. Noon-5:30pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 52.

Benefits

'Super Sunday' Grand Hyatt on Union Square, 345 Stockton; 512-6290. 9am-9pm, free. The Jewish Community Federation presents this fundraiser to benefit the Federation's 2003 Annual Campaign for educational and cultural programs.

monday 25

Authors

Mick LaSalle A Clean-Well Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses Dangerous Men: Pre-code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man.

tuesday 26

Benefits

'Bowling for Turkeys' Serra Bowl, 3301 Junipero Serra, Daly City; (650) 992-3444. 10am-4pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week, page 52.

Authors

Stephen Elliot, Geoff Brock Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. Author Stephen Elliot and translator Geoff Brock discuss and read from their works.

John Leggett A Clean-Well Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author reads from A Daring Young Man.