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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.

thursday 20
Around town

'A Sparkling Celebration: The 51st Pacific Orchid Exposition' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 665-2468. 6:30-10pm, $30. This annual orchid show features displays of new species, docent tours, demonstrations, and much more. Through Sun/23.

'Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 25th Anniversary Awards Gala Celebration' St. Mary's Cathedral, Patrons Hall, 1111 Gough; 643-5001. 6-9pm, $75. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts honors Evelyn Cisneros, Carlos Santana, and 16 other recipients at this celebration.

friday 21
Around town

'Second Annual San Francisco Black History Month Celebration' Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon; www.sfnoir.org. 6pm, $25-30. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'A Sparkling Celebration: The 51st Pacific Orchid Exposition' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 665-2468. 10am-6pm, $8-11. See Thurs/20.

Benefits

'The Hairy Eye Ball: A Mardi Gras Costume Dance' Fellowship of Humanity Hall, 390 27th St, Oakl; (510) 658-9509. 7pm, $6. This benefit for East Bay Food Not Bombs features live music by Muffaletta, Funky Nixons, and the Wild Buds, dancing, and vegetarian food.

'Women's Safety Project Benefit' Voodoo Lounge, 2937 Mission; 285-3369. 9pm, $6-20. The Quails, Basement League, and Giant Haystacks provide the musical entertainment at this benefit for the Women's Safety Project.

saturday 22
Around town

'Catwalk-Lust' Ruby Skye, 420 Mason; 693-0777. 8pm. This second installment of San Francisco's fashion-show series features a champagne reception, a fashion show, free makeovers, and a dance party.

'Flavor: A Capoeira Dance Contest Odyssey' DNA Lounge, 375 11th St; www.flavorgroup.com. 10pm, $10-15. Mestre Urubu Malandro and Capoeira USA present this Capoeira dance competition and dance party featuring DJs Nomadeeq, Apollo, Michael Tello, Patrick Wilson, Femme Fatales, Ivry, Havoc, Aye~n, Mason, and MC Intalekt.

'Give the Community a Smile Day' UC San Francisco School of Dentistry, 707 Parnassus, second fl; 476-1891. 10am-3pm, free. The UC San Francisco School of Dentistry presents this day of free screenings, treatments, and oral health assessments; free toothbrushes and floss; and much more.

'Rockabilly Valentine's Ball Swing Dance' San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 305-8242. 7:30pm, $10-15. Learn how to swing dance, and then dance to a live performance by the Woodyz.

'Second Annual San Francisco Black History Month Celebration' Walking tour: Meet at Fillmore and Turk, 1pm, free; evening event: Rasselas Jazz (Fillmore), 1534 Fillmore, 8pm, $10-15. www.sfnoir.org. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'A Sparkling Celebration: The 51st Pacific Orchid Exposition' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 665-2468. 9am-6pm, $30. See Thurs/20.

Benefits

Global Women Intact benefit San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 864-1976. 8pm, $10-15 sliding scale. This fundraising event for Global Women Intact features traditional music, food, and clothing from Africa.

sunday 23
Around town

Carnival celebration Gift Center Pavilion, 888 Brannan; 531-2760. 7pm. This Brazilian Carnival celebration features performances by Entre Nos, Olodum, Agua da Bahia Afro-Brazilian dance company, and a dance show with Carnival queen Marisa Duke and Energia Do Samba Dance Company.

'Day of Remembrance' AMC Kabuki Theatre, 1881 Post; Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter; 921-5007, www.dayofremembrance.org. 2pm, $15-20. This commemoration of the Japanese American internment will include a screening of Casey Peek's documentary Hidden Internment – The Art Shibayama Story, a lecture by Rev. Lloyd Wake, a candle-lighting ceremony, music and dance performances by the Northern California Okinawa Kenjinkai, and presentations by the winners of the Locked In/Locked Out art and essay contest.

'Hiccup Queer and Genderfuck Playground' Corona Heights Playground, States and Castro; 724-6761. 2-6pm, free. This event features games and activities, such as arm wrestling, cheerleading, volleyball, checkers, and basketball.

Poor Magazine launch party 255 Ninth St; 863-6306. 6pm, $1-20 donation. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

'A Sparkling Celebration: The 51st Pacific Orchid Exposition' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 665-2468. 10am-5pm, $30. See Thurs/20.

tuesday 25
Around town

'Spay Day' San Francisco SPCA, 2500 16th St; 554-3084. Call for appt, $40-100. The San Francisco SPCA offers extended hours at its Spay/Neuter Clinic and free services and gifts including nail clipping, microchipping, postage stamps, and a pin in honor of Spay Day.