events

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


wednesday 19

Around town

'Jonestown 25 Years Later: A Look Back' San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin; 355-1327. 6pm, free. See 8 Days a Week.

Ken Kesey Park Branch Library, 1833 Page; 863-8688. 7pm. The author discusses Ken Kesey's Jail Journal.

thursday 20

Benefits

'Canned' StudioZ.tv, 314 11th St; 577-3435. 7pm, $7 and a canned food contribution. The San Francisco State University chapters of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the American Institute of Graphic Arts present this event featuring live music, food, drink, and more; canned goods go to the San Francisco Food Bank; proceeds go to Save the Bay and Children Now.

Ecology Center anniversary party UC Berkeley, International House, Banquet Hall, 2299 Piedmont, Berk; (510) 548-2220, ext 237, www.ecologycenter.org/30years. 6pm, $60. This event celebrating 30 years of curbside recycling features a gourmet, organic vegetarian dinner, MC Julia Butterfly Hill, and speakers Martin Bourque and Beverly Thorpe; proceeds go to the Ecology Center.

'Rejuvenate' 111 Minna Gallery; www.conservecostarica.org. Cocktail reception 7pm; after party 9pm, $10. Costa Rica Conservation Trust presents a cocktail reception featuring complimentary raw and organic foods, beer and wine tastings, animals from the rainforest, guest speakers, a raffle, chair massages, and lounge music; and an after party featuring DJs Soulsalaam and Laird. Proceeds go to rainforest conservation in Costa Rica.

friday 21

Around town

Humanities West 20th-anniversary gala celebration Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 391-9700. 7:30pm, $30-35. Humanities West celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances, lectures, a reception, and a raffle.


Benefits

 

'Art + Wine Institute' Blue Room Gallery, 2331 Mission; 543-5738. 7pm, $40. Asian American Theater Company presents this wine course and tasting; proceeds benefit Asian American Theater Company.

Sia Amma San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market; 928-4019. 8pm, $12-15 and a pen or pencil. The comedian performs stand-up and theater with special guest African drummer Mohammad Kouyate; proceeds go to provide teaching supplies in Liberia.


saturday 22

Around town


'Celebration of Craftswomen' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 383-3470. 10am-6pm, $5-7. This women's craft fair features clothing, jewelry, fine art, glass and clay sculptures, and more. Also Sun/23.

'Ladybug Ladybug" 3423 Balboa; 831-KISS. Noon. This annual art and craft show features works by more than 20 artists.


Bay Area


'In Our Voice: Stories of a Community' Oakland Museum of California, 10 10th St, Oakl; (510) 652-4964. 7pm, $10-15. The Korean Youth Cultural Center celebrates the centennial anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States with this festival featuring traditional Korean drumming, dance, and more.

'Mr. Potato Head Beauty Pageant' Swan's Building, Museum of Children's Art, 538 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 465-8770, www.mocha.org. 2pm, $7. Design your own potato character at this contest for kids and their parents.


Benefits


Benefit art sale Build, 483 Guerrero; 346-3740, ext 304. 11am-4pm. The Coalition on Homelessness/San Francisco presents this benefit art sale featuring more than 100 works donated by Bay Area artists.

'Pachanga! 2003' Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St; 826-8009. 7pm, $20-40. This benefit art auction celebrates the work of Galería de la Raza's founder, René Yañez, and features a live and a silent auction, a DJ dance party, an open bar, food, and more.

'Real Pigs for Under One Roof' Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St; www.makemagic.org. 8-11pm. Raging Stallion porn studios presents this benefit for Under One Roof featuring a DVD porn sale, porn star appearances, a raffle, an auction, and more; Empress Snatch and Michael Brandon MC.


sunday 23

Around town


'Celebration of Craftswomen' Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina at Laguna; 383-3470. 10am-6pm, $5-7. See Sat/22.

'Harvey Milk/George Moscone Memorial' Meet at Castro and Market; 552-6031. 6pm, free. The 25th anniversary of the murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone is marked by this memorial featuring a candlelight march, speakers, and performers including Loco Bloco, Molotov Mouths, Nellie Wong, Blackberri, the Gay Men's Chorus, and others.

'Miss Trannyshack Pageant' City Nights, 715 Harrison; 526-0980. 10pm, $20 ($15 in advance). See 8 Days a Week.

William T. Vollman Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 2pm. The author discusses Rising Up and Rising Down.


monday 24

Around town


Todd Oppenheimer A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses The Flickering Mind.


tuesday 25

Around town


Arturo Arias Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses Rattle Snake.


November 19, 2003