March 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.

wednesday 12


Around town

Delroy Lindo Commonwealth Club, 595 Market; 597-6705. 6pm, $15. The celebrated stage and screen actor (Heist, The One) discusses "Maintaining Integrity in Hollywood."

'Kitten Season Foster Program Orientation' Pets Unlimited, 2343 Fillmore; 563-6702, ext. 198. 7-8:30pm, free (call to reserve place). Learn how to become a foster parent to kittens that have been separated from their mothers, and help increase their chances of surviving.

'Nude, Lewd and Crude: The Rise of Strippers, Comedians and Beats in North Beach' Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus; 637-5453. 10am and 6pm, $20. A comedian-led walking tour highlights the seamy, the humorous, and the literary sides of North Beach.

Benefits

'The Lab's Fixed Price Art Sale and Auction' Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 1-6pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 52.


thursday 13


Around town

'The Great Women Cartoonists' Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. 6:30pm, free. Trina Robbins, pioneer of the underground comics movement, gives a presentation and slide show celebrating the work of women cartoonists.

'Nude, Lewd and Crude: The Rise of Strippers, Comedians, and Beats in North Beach' Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus; 637-5453. 1pm, $20. See Wed/12.

Bay Area

'So How'd You Become an Activist?' Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar, Berk.; (415) 927-1645. 7pm, $5 donation. Kevin Danalaher, cofounder of Global Exchange, and Cynthia Johnson, codirector of Women's Strike for Peace, talk about their influences and experiences.

Benefits

'The Lab's Fixed Price Art Sale and Auction' Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 1-6pm, free. See Wed/12.


friday 14


Benefits

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Dinner Leaping Lemur Center, SF Zoo, 1 Zoo Rd.; 1-866-372-6849. 7:30pm, $75. Proceeds from this dinner go to Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco.

'The Lab's Fixed Price Art Sale and Auction' Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 6:30pm, $10-20. See Wed/12.

Bay Area

Sia Amma and Global Women Intact Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College, Berk.; (925) 798-1300. 8pm, $18-25. Dancers, singers, and drummers join Sia Amma to raise money and awareness for refugees in West Africa.


saturday 15


Around town

Antiwar Convergence and March Civic Center Plaza; www.actionsf.org. 11am, free. In a parallel action to today's march on the White House, International A.N.S.W.E.R. and other organizations ask the public to mobilize in support.

'The Moldy Science of Cheese' Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. 11am, free with admission ($6-10). Learn about the science of cheese with live cheese-making demonstrations and a panel of cheese experts.

Red Cross CPR Saturday Moscone Center, 747 Howard; 1-888-686-3600. 9am, 11am, 1pm, free. The annual event offers a free, four-hour CPR-training course. Call to register.

Vintage Fashion Expo Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California; (707) 793-0773. 10:30am-6pm, $10-20. This extravaganza of fashion features apparel dating from the 1850s to the 1980s.

Benefits

'The Lab's Fixed Price Art Sale and Auction' Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 1-6pm, free. See Wed/12.

Bay Area

Burmese Human Rights Day Benefit Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar, Berk.; (415) 892-0817. 6-10pm, $15 donation (includes dinner). The event features Burmese cuisine, speakers from the Thailand-Burmese border, and a screening of the documentary film Road to Nowhere, about the Burmese struggle under dictatorship.

'The Ex-Con and the President: Father Bill O'Donnell in Conversation with Martin Sheen' First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison, Oakl; (510) 525-3787. 7:30pm, $25 donation. Bay Area labor and peace activist Father Bill O'Donnell converses about his prison sentence, ethics, and recovery.

Sia Amma and Global Women Intact Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College, Berk; (925) 798-1300. 8pm, $18-25. See Fri/14.


sunday 16


Around town

Vintage Fashion Expo Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California; (707) 793-0773. 11am-5pm, $10-20. See Sat/15.

Benefits

'The Lab's Fixed Price Art Sale and Auction' Lab, 2948 16th St; 864-8855. 1-6pm, free. See Wed/12.

Sweet Relief Benefit Concert with Virginia Dare, Bermuda Triangle Service, and Falsa Baiana Make-Out Room. 7pm, $7-20 donation. Proceeds from the annual concert, founded by songwriter Victoria Williams, help working musicians pay for medical care.

Bay Area

Berkeley Ballet Theatre Youth Company Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College, Berk; (510) 843-4689. 2pm, $5-10. This benefit raises money for the young dancers to honor their invitation to the Tanzommer Festival in Austria this summer.

Authors

'Do Tell: Readings by Queer Asian Pacific Islander (API) Writers' Chinatown Community Arts Program, Community Room, 750 Kearny; 503-0520. 2-4pm, free. See 8 Days a Week, page 52.

monday 17

Authors

Bill Ayers Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph, Berk; 845-7852. 7:30pm, free. One of the founders of '60s militant activist group the Weather Underground, Ayers reads and talks about his memoir of the era, Fugitive Days.


tuesday 18


Around town

'Secret Empire: The Spy Satellites, the CIA, and American Intelligence' Commonwealth Club, 595 Market; 597-6705. 6pm, $15. Author Philip Taubman discusses technology versus spies.