events

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

wednesday 25


Around town

'Orwell 2003' Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary; 885-4074. 7:30pm, free. This three-day celebration of author George Orwell features readings, film screenings, and more; tonight's event, "The Orwell Canon," includes readings from his novels and essays, scenes from the movie Animal Farm, and a screening of a documentary about his life. Through Sat/28.

thursday 26


Around town

'Make Art Happen or DIY Trying' Spanganga Gallery, 3376 19th St; www.lilycat.com. 6:30-8:30pm, $5. Tony DuShane, Jeff Ross, Ariella Ben-Dov, Jon Waldrep, and m.i. blue participate in this workshop on how to run or enter into a film festival.

'Orwell 2003' Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary; 885-4074. 8pm, $6. This three-day celebration of author George Orwell features readings, film screenings, and more; tonight's event, "Propaganda Film Night," features speaker professor James Forsher of Cal State Hayward discussing celluloid propaganda.

Bay Area

'Zoot Suit Riots' La Peña Cultural Center. 7:30pm, $5. See 8 Days a Week.

friday 27

Around town

Sephora grand opening 33 Powell; (415) 392-1545, www.sephora.com. 10am-8pm. Sephora celebrates its new flagship store with this event featuring appearances and demonstrations by makeup artists and experts.

Authors

'The 2003 Jackson Phelan Tanenbaum Literary Awards Reading and Reception' A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 626-2787. 6pm, free. Winners of the literary awards celebrate and read from their work; this year's recipients are Julia A. Bloch, Tim Z. Hernandez, Angela Lam Turpin, and Alicia Rebensdorf.

saturday 28

Around town

'Hasbro's 2003 International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention' Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame; (817) 448-9863. 10am-5pm, $4-8. Hasbro and the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club present this event in celebration of America's "first action figure"; highlights include collecting seminars, tours, door prizes and contests, and more. Also Sun/29.

'Orwell 2003' Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary; 885-4074. 9pm, $7. This three-day celebration of author George Orwell features readings, film screenings, and more; tonight's event, "Big Brother's Party," features readings, film and video screenings, and DJ performances.

sunday 29

Around town

'Hasbro's 2003 International G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention' Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame; (817) 448-9863. 9:30am-3:30pm, $4-8. See Sat/28.

monday 30

Benefits

Michael Chabon Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center; 345-7575. 7pm, $15-40. Word for Word theater company presents a production of Michael Chabon's short story, "More than Human," followed by the author discussing his work; proceeds benefit Word for Word's 10th-anniversary show.

'I Remember It Well: The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner' Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 978-2787. 7pm, $40-150. Leslie Caron, Sharon Lawrence, Davis Gaines, Anne Morrison, Andrea Marcovicci, and others are featured in this fundraising performance honoring the works of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner.


June 25, 2003