February 12, 2003

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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.

events

Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.

wednesday 12

 

Around town

 

6,5000 Magazine release party Cafe Royale, 800 Post; 441-4099. 8pm, $8. Beth Lisick, David Cooper, Abie Hadjitarkhani, Jan Richman, Tarin Towers, Andrew Chaikin, and Paul LaFarge appear at this magazine-release party.

Benefits


'Be Mine De-Mine, Bringing Heart to De-Mining Afghanistan' IMG Home Showroom, 717 East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael; 1-800-710-4464. 7-10pm, $25. This benefit for Roots of Peace features cocktails, live music, a performance by Ballet Afsaneh, a photo exhibit, and more.

thursday 13

 

Around town

Video-release party for Desi's Looking for a New Girl Cherry Bar and Lounge, 917 Folsom; 905-5996. 8pm, $5. This party includes a screening of the making of the movie, Desi's Looking for a New Girl, a question-and-answer session with the director, drinks, and dancing.

Bay Area


'African American Cultural Celebration' First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison, Oakl; (510) 285-9628. 7-9pm, free. This event features musical performances, poetry readings, and more.

Benefits

'Bread and Roses Benefit Concert' Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 7:30pm, $35-125. Rickie Lee Jones, Boz Scaggs, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Tom Johnston, and others perform to benefit Bread and Roses.

'Spin Down the Walls: Fight Abuse and Torture of Prisoners in California' Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight; 252-9211. 7:30pm-midnight, $5-10. This benefit for California Prison Focus features DJ Cheb I Sabbah, B-Love, Plus-One, and Peat Moss.

Authors

Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian Jon Sims Center for the Arts, 1519 Mission; 554-0402. 8pm, $7-12. The writers read from and answer questions about their works.

friday 14


Around town


'San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886, www.caskeylees.com. 11am-7pm, $12. This exhibition and sale of indigenous artwork and artifacts includes works from more than 80 galleries and dealers. Through Sun/16.

Authors

Nikki Giovanni Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, SFSU Campus, 1650 Holloway; 338-2650. 1pm, free. The author reads from her latest book, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.

saturday 15

Around town

'Chinese New Year Celebration in District 11' San Francisco Community School, 125 Excelsior; 554-6975. 10am-noon, free. The Chinese Progressive Association and the Office of Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval present this first annual Chinese New Year celebration with food, entertainment, and more.

'Jayson Wechter's Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt' Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero and Market; 564-9400. 4:30pm, $40. This annual urban treasure hunt, created by Jayson Wechter, will lead amateur detectives around the city to find 16 clues.

'Sacred Visionary Art and Music Video Festival' Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon; 381-2644. 1-9pm, $10-15. This second annual multimedia event features artwork by 50 artists, presentations, music videos, and more. Also Sun/16.

'San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886, www.caskeylees.com. 11am-7pm, $12. See Fri/14.

'Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade' Starts at Second St and Market; 982-3000, 391-9680. 5:30-8pm, free ($30 for bleacher seats). This year's parade includes decorated floats, marching bands, martial arts groups, stilt walkers, lion dancers, firecrackers, Chinese acrobats, Miss Chinatown USA, and the Golden Dragon.

Benefits

'Freaky Deaky' Storyville, 1751 Fulton; 441-1751. 9pm-2am, $5-10. This benefit for KUSF features a lineup of stellar DJs including Tomas, J-Boogie, John Arnold, Capital A, Andrew Jervis, and Star Eyes.

Kitchen Sink 2 release party Ego Park Gallery, 492 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 823-8045. 7pm-midnight, $7-20 sliding scale ($10 or more includes a copy of the magazine). See 8 Days a Week

Authors

Jim Behrle Small Press Traffic, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9278. 3:30pm, $5. The author discusses and reads from his work.

Cory Doctorow Borderland Books, 866 Valencia; 824-8203. 6pm. The author reads from and signs Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Hochshild First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison, Oakl; (415) 575-5542. 8pm, $10-12. The authors discuss their works and the topic of the "global woman;" proceeds benefit Global Exchange and KPFA Free Speech Radio.

Nikki Giovanni A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses and signs her latest book, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.

'IBR LitBEARary Reading' A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 2:30-4pm. Authors Ron Suresha, Jonathan Cohen, Daniel M. Jaffe, and Joel Perry read from their works.

sunday 16


Around town


Antiwar march and rally Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero and Market; 864-1278. 11am. Bay Area United Against War, International ANSWER, Not in Our Name, and United for Peace and Justice sponsor this rally and march.

'Sacred Visionary Art and Music Video Festival' Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon; 381-2644. 11am-8pm, $10-15. See Sat/15.

'San Francisco Tribal and Textile Arts Show' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; (310) 455-2886, www.caskeylees.com. 11am-5pm, $12. See Fri/14.

monday 17


Around town


'Chinese New Year Celebration' Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd, Fort Baker, Sausalito; (415) 487-4398. 10am-4pm, $7. See 8 Days a Week

Authors

Phoebe Gloeckner Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author discusses Diary of a Teenage Girl.

tuesday 18


Authors


Truong Tran, Toni Mirosevich, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Elaine H. Kim Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia; 626-2787. 8pm, $5-15 sliding scale. Writers Truong Tran (Intersection's 2003 Resident Writer), Toni Mirosevich, and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa read from and discuss their works; Elaine H. Kim moderates.