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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
Authors

Larry Gonick Foto-Grafix Books, 655 Mission; 495-7242. 7pm. The cartoonist discusses and signs The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance.

thursday 19
Around town

'Second Annual Marine Corps/Salvation Army Toys for Tots Drive Gala' Lefty O'Douls, 333 Geary; 982-8900. 7-11pm, free with an unwrapped toy. Lefty O'Douls and the San Francisco Boys' and Girls' Night Out Club present this music and comedy showcase featuring Country Joe McDonald with guest Barry "The Fish" Melton, the Rowan Brothers, Joli Valenti, George Michalski, Carole Doda, Brian Copeland, Will Durst, Bob Sarlatte, and many others.

Benefits

'Save the CELL 6.0: Electric Boogaloo' La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 849-2568. 7-11pm, $10-20 sliding scale. This hip-hop talent show stars local artists including Kumbaka, Sisterz of the Underground, Motion Crew, Macromantics, Andrew Chenkin, and DJ TripleA; proceeds benefit CELLspace.

Authors

Krandall Kraus A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 7:30pm. The author reads from his new collection of Christmas poetry.

friday 20
Around town

'The Exiles Kinky Leather Swap Meet' Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 835-4739, www.theexiles.org. 8-10pm, $3-6. This event features fetish wear and accessories for sale, trade, or swap and a demonstration by Domina, a.k.a. the Frugal Domme, on how to make your own sex toys.

saturday 21
Around town

'Candlelight Procession for Peace' Assemble at Albert Park, Second St, between A and B Streets, San Rafael; (415) 388-6488. 4-6pm, free. The Marin Interfaith Council and the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition present this candlelight procession in the name of peace.

sunday 22
Around town

'What Makes a Peacemaker?' Grace Cathedral, Gresham Hall, 1100 California; 749-6360, www.gracecathedral.org. 9:30-10:30am. Scott Hunter discusses his meetings with the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others.