February 26 2003
It's funny in Kansas
Arts and Entertainment
Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.
'Making Movies by the Bay: The State of the Art' Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market; 597-6705. 6:30pm, $18. A panel of local directors, producers, and writers discuss the past, present, and future of filmmaking in the Bay Area.
Pathways for Kids auction Marc Jacobs Boutique, 125 Maiden Lane, Union Square; 986-5885. 6-9pm, $125. This cocktail reception and live auction of cruise trips, gourmet dinners, and more benefits Pathways for Kids.
Michael Chabon, Daniel Handler Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The authors discuss their works at this benefit for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.
'Make Art Happen or DIY Trying' Spanganga, 3376 19th St; www.spanganga.org. 6-8pm, $5. M.I. Blue moderates a workshop on self-publishing featuring Keith Knight, Attaboy, and V. Vale.
'Painting Allowed: Lesbian Transgressions into the Modernist Painting Field' Jon Sims Center for the Arts, 1519 Mission; 554-0402. 8pm, $7-12. Harmony Hammond presents a slide lecture on work by contemporary lesbian artists.
Point Blank anniversary party Club Galia, 2565 Mission; 861-3156. 8pm, $4-20 sliding scale. Queer women photography group Point Blank celebrates its five year anniversary with a showcase of art by Dusty Lombardo, Rebecca McBride, and Cara Gurney; music by Sara Jaffe and the Secrets of Family Happiness; and a screening of Tammy Rae Carland's short film.
Monsoon furniture and fashion event 142 Russ, No. 5; 581-3793, www.asianart.org. 6-8pm, $50-85. Designers Rick Lee and Colleen Quen present an exhibition of original clothing and furniture designs to benefit Monsoon.
Greg Palast New College Theatre, 777 Valencia; (510) 208-1708. Noon-2pm, $5. Investigative reporter Greg Palast speaks; proceeds benefit the San Francisco Independent Media Center.
'Q-Force Party' SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 948-3372. 7pm-9:30pm, $5-20. Q-Force, a social organization for queer young adults, celebrates its first year of services at a party featuring DJ Jamez, Benn Mendoza, and Susan Leal.
'Whatever Happened to Installation Art?' California College of Arts and Crafts, Carroll Weisel Hall, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. 7:15pm, free. Artist James Turrell gives the keynote address of the symposium held in conjunction with the Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition. See "Bay Area Back Road," page 33.
'Breast Cancer Conference' Golden Gate Club, Building 135, Fisher Loop, Presidio; 437-2701. 9am-4pm, $20. This conference for patients, families, friends, and health care professionals features seminars with speakers discussing current and future breast cancer therapies.
'Carnaval Ball' Galleria Design Center, 101 Henry Adams; 334-0106. 9pm-2am, $35. Friends of Brazil presents this event featuring live music and dancing; performers include SensaSamba Big Band, Dandára, and Aquarela Dancers.
'Get Fit San Francisco Day' Health clubs across San Francisco; www.healthclubs.com, free. San Francisco health clubs open their doors to the public for one day in celebration of fitness.
'Rock Out S.F.' Various locations; firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-875-8884. 1-2pm. See 8 Days a Week, page 60.
Crucible grand reopening and open house Crucible, 1260 Seventh St, Oakl; (510) 444-0919. Noon-6pm, free. Take a tour of the Crucible's new stomping grounds and learn about the art studio's workshops in working with metal, glass, neon, clay, stone, and more.
'Bark for Art' Terra Mia Studio, 1314 Castro; 642-9911. 6:30-10:30pm. This benefit for RocketDog Rescue features live jazz, appetizers, a display of artworks by Bay Area artists, and a silent auction.
'Fire' Lingba Lounge, 1498 18th St; 846-6551. Midnight, $5-10 donation. Velvet case presents a night of clothing arts and music by local artists; proceeds benefit Vocational Services.
'Glitter Ball' SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market;865-5633. 7pm-midnight, $10-50. The Harvey Milk Institute presents this celebration of its Art and Culture Series and spring semester workshops; along with hors d'oeuvres and beverages, there will be performances by Hot Pink Feathers, Constance-Lee Cummings, Suppositori Spelling, DJs, and others. Proceeds benefit the institute's scholarship fund.
'Mardi Gras Zydeco Dance' Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St; 647-5353. 7pm-midnight, $15. This benefit for the Network for Elders features Zydeco dance lessons, Cajun music and food, and a silent auction.
'Calling the Circle of Women from the U.S. and Afghanistan' Zazoo's Restaurant, 15 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakl; (415) 221-4841. 5-7:30pm, $5-30. Afghan Women's Association International and Women's Intercultural Network invite the public to celebrate women's history month and the partnership between women leaders from the United States and Afghanistan with Afghan food and music, and live and silent auctions.
John Glenn Ask Jeeves Planetarium, Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd; (510) 336-7373. 6-8:30pm, $100. The space pioneer speaks to benefit the Global Children's Organization.
Public symposium with Culture Clash Barrows Hall, Lipman Room, eighth flr, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 643-8488. 5-7pm, free. Comedy troupe Culture Clash discuss their work.
'Berkeley Farmers Market Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Celebration' Derby at MLK Jr. Way, Berk; (510) 548-3333. 2-7pm, free. This Mardi Gras celebration features music, costume-making and hat decorating tables, locally grown food, and much more.
'Politically Inspired' Adobe Books, 3166 16th St; 864-3936, email@example.com. 7pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 60.