Events

Fall fairs and festivals

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Sept. 14-15

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point, SF; ghirardellisq.com/chocolate-festival. Noon-5pm, $25 for 15 chocolate tastings. Project Open Hand benefits from the 18th annual incarnation of this delectable festival. New for 2013, there'll be a "Chocolate and Wine Pavilion" for guests over 21, plus the ever-popular hands-free ice cream eating contest; chef demos; and a talk by Ghirardelli's "Chocolate Professor," Steve Genzoli, on the art of chocolate-making.Read more »

On the Cheap: August 21 - 27, 2013

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On the Cheap: August 14 - 20, 2013

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WEDNESDAY 14

Toby Barlow Booksmith, 1644 Haight, SF; www.booksmith.com. 7:30pm, free. The Detroit-based author reads from his latest novel, Babayaga.Read more »

Alerts: August 14 - 20, 2013

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On the Cheap: August 7 - 13, 2013

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WEDNESDAY 7

David Gilbert Book Passage, 1 Ferry Bldg, SF; www.bookpassage.com. 6pm, free. The author of & Sons discusses his work with fellow author Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son).Read more »

On the Cheap: July 31 - August 7, 2013

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On the Cheap listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.

WEDNESDAY 31

Michael Hearst Booksmith, 1644 Haight, SF; www.booksmith.com. 7:30pm, free. The musician and author presents "Unusual Creatures," describes as a "nerdy, family-friendly sort of Ted talk" about some of the planet's most bizarre animals.Read more »

On the Cheap: July 24 - 31, 2013

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WEDNESDAY 24

Andrew Sean Greer Booksmith, 1644 Haight, SF; www.booksmith.com. 7:30pm, free. The best-selling author reads from his new novel, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.Read more »

Events: July 17 - 23, 2013

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On the Cheap listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.

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On the Cheap

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On the Cheap

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WEDNESDAY 3

"Fuck the Fourth Sale" AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd St, Oakl; www.akpress.org. 4-8pm, free. Need a little inspiration to face tomorrow's flag-waving masses? The publisher of anarchist and radical books opens up its warehouse for it annual summer sale: 25 percent off everything, plus a sale table of tomes going for $1-5.Read more »