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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 23

Benefits

David Rovics, Medea Benjamin Al Fanous, 3170 16th St; 575-5542. 7:30-10pm, $5-15. This benefit for Global Exchange features music by guitarist David Rovics and speaker Medea Benjamin.

'Visual Voice' Hotel Cosmo, 761 Post; 673-3080; www.artworksf.com. 7-9pm, $12-15. See 8 Days a Week.

thursday 24

Around town

David Lordkipanidze California Academy of Sciences, Morrison Auditorium, Golden Gate Park; 750-7128. 7:30pm, $6-8. See 8 Days a Week.

'Make Art Happen or DIY Trying' Spanganga, 3376 19th St; www.lilycat.com, paintme@mindspring.com. 6:30-8:30pm, $5. Learn from independent filmmakers about the moviemaking experience; today's panelists are Laura Plotkin, Jon Waldrep, and Thad Povey.

'Where Have All the Hackers Gone?' University of San Francisco, McLaren Center, Rm 250, 2130 Fulton; 422-6147. 7:30pm, free. See 8 Days a Week.

Benefits

Benefit for California Habeas Project Sublounge, 552 20th St; 310-7740. 8:30pm, $5-10. Local DJs spin at this benefit for California Habeas Project, an organization assisting battered women prisoners.

friday 25

 

Around town

'New Living Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300, www.newlivingexpo.com. 3-9pm. This convention devoted to natural and holistic ways of living features speakers, exhibits, holistic practitioners, body therapy demonstrations, natural foods, and more. Through Sun/27.

'WonderCon' Moscone Center, 747 Howard; www.comic-con.org. Noon-7pm, $12-35. This comic book and pop culture convention features appearances by comic book creators, presentations from comics publishers, gaming rooms, and more; an indie film festival screens at Sony Metreon's Action Theater Fri/25 and Sat/26, 7pm-midnight. Through Sun/27.

Benefits

'Against the Grain: Shaping a Peaceful Future for Our Kids' Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St; 647-2822, www.brava.org. 8pm, $25-50. Brava Theater Center presents the world premiere of this theatrical and musical production to benefit Brava's S.F. Running Crew, a theater-training program for inner-city at-risk youth. Also Sat/26.

'Cartoon Art Museum's 3rd Annual Rent Party' Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission; 227-8666. 8-11pm, $15-35 sliding scale. At this fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum, schmooze with local celebrities and cartoonists as you enjoy comics, animation, music, food and drinks, and more.

saturday 26

Around town

'Make Art Happen or DIY Trying' Gallery Spanganga, 3376 19th St; www.lilycat.com; paintme@mindspring.com. 1-5pm, $5. Learn from independent filmmakers about the moviemaking experience; today's panelists are Gordon Winiemko, Gerry Fialka, Kevin Epps, Sarah Kennedy, and Kia Simon; Tony DuShane moderates.

'New Living Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300, www.newlivingexpo.com. 10am-9pm. See Fri/25.

'WonderCon' Moscone Center, 747 Howard; www.comic-con.org. 10am-7pm, $12-35. See Fri/25.

Bay Area

Small Press Distribution open house Small Press Distribution, 1341 Seventh St, Berk; (510) 524-1668. Noon-4pm, free. Small Press Distribution, a nonprofit book distributor, opens its doors to the public with this celebratory event featuring literary readings by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Michael McClure, and Opal Palmer Adisa; discounted books for sale; and free food and drink.

sunday 27

 

Around town

'Glen Park Festival' Diamond between Chenery and Bosworth; 835-2112. 10am-5pm, free. Bring the family to this street festival featuring local arts-and-crafts vendors, food and drinks from local restaurants, a raffle, and more.

'Great City Guides Treasure Hunt' Begins at One Market Plaza; 564-9400, www.sftreasurehunts.com. 12:30pm, $25-30. Solve clues created by private eye Jayson Wechter that will take you to sites around the city.

'New Living Expo' Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St; 382-8300, www.newlivingexpo.com. 10am-8pm. See Fri/25.

'WonderCon' Moscone Center, 747 Howard; www.comic-con.org. 11am-5pm, $12-35. See Fri/25.

Bay Area

'Cultivate Peas, Not War' Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakl; (510) 604-1979. 9am-6pm. Bring seeds and plants to this community peace-garden event that includes a free lunch, art, spoken word, and music.

'People's Park 34th Anniversary Celebration and Peace Rally' People's Park, 2500 Haste, Berk; (510) 390-0830. This peace event features speakers, a skate park, food, and performances by Clan Dyken, Big Brutha Soul, Country Joe, Fat Chance Belly Dance, the F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S. and more.

Benefits

'Against the Grain: Shaping a Peaceful Future for Our Kids' Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St; 647-2822, www.brava.org. 8pm, $25. See Fri/25.

'ArtSF Fundraiser' Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter; 522-8900. 8:30pm-midnight, $15. This comedy benefit features performances by comedians Camanda Galactica, John McPherson, Suzanne Ramsey, Bob Hartman, Pangenitor, Antoinette Verzonilla, and works by ArtSF's visual artists.

Benefit art auction SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan; 1-866-468-3399, www.ticketweb.com. Noon-5pm, $15-20. Golden Thread Productions presents this benefit art auction featuring original art from the Middle East and Bay Area; other highlights include live music, tarot readings, Iranian calligraphy demonstrations, and more.

'Wake and Roll 2003' Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park, near Fulton and Eighth Ave; 282-7494, ext 16, register at www.suportfamilies.org. 8:30am-12pm. Raise funds and awareness for Support for Families of Children with Disabilities at this event.

monday 28

 

Around town

'A Conversation with John Adams' San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, 401 Van Ness, fourth fl; 255-4800. 7pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week.

tuesday 29

 

Around town

'Media Alliance Annual Membership Meeting and Election' 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna; 546-6334. 6-9pm, $10. See 8 Days a Week.

Authors

William T. Vollman, Charles d'Ambrosia, Thom Gunn Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market; 861-5016. 9pm, $12. The authors read.