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Events listings are compiled by Paula Connelly. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com.

WEDNESDAY 24

Emotional Capitalism Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin, SF; (415) 785-3650. 7pm, $5-$15 sliding scale. Hear public sociologist Arlie Hochschild assess the impact of the collapsing economy and the increasing commercialization of our personal lives on our well-being. Sponsored by Progressive Perspectives.

"If not the Chronicle, then what?" Commonwealth Club, second floor, 595 Market, SF; (415) 597-6705. 6:30pm, $20. Hear a panel of new media professionals offer their insights into the changing face of the communications industry featuring representatives from Muni Dairies, SFist, and The Bold Italic.

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A Taste of North Berkeley Shattuck between Hearst and Rose, Berk.; www.gourmetghetto.org. 6pm, $25. Buy a ticket and receive discounts on food, wine tastings, food tastings and more from 27 participating restaurants located in North Berkeley's "gourmet ghetto." Proceeds to benefit Lions Club Community Fund charities.

THURSDAY 25

Twestival SF Horizon Restaurant and Lounge, 498 Broadway, SF; www.twestivalsf.com. 6pm, $15. Attend this Twitter fundraising event featuring live music from Stroke 9, a DJ set by @MilesTheDJ, host @Whitemenace, and more.

FRIDAY 26

Plant and Book Sale County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln, SF; (415) 626-7500. Fri. 4pm-8pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; free. Stock up on plants that are ideal for San Francisco gardens and browse books that emphasize science, gardening, and nature at this three day event organized by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Soul Food No. 2 Gallery 16, 501 3rd St., SF; (415) 626-7495. 7pm; $20, free with the donation of an instrument. Attend this fundraiser for Music in Schools Today (MuST), an organization working to restore music programs in schools, featuring live music by Money Mark, Tommy Guererro, and Marc and the Casuals, a screening of a rare 16mm film by Oddball films, and DJ Chas Gaudi spinning vintage soul.

SATURDAY 27

Art for City Youth SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan, SF; (415) 861-9838. 6pm, $25-$75. Bid on 140 works of art done by local established and emerging artists at this live and silent auction to raise money for ArtSpan Art for City Youth and Open Studios featuring hors d'oeuvres and complimentary cocktails.

Erin go "Bra"gh Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room, second floor, 3543 18th St., SF; onebraone@gmail.com. 4:30pm, $6.50. Celebrate your Irishness for a good cause at this event featuring Irish poets, authors, and entertainers and Irish tea and scones. Bring a bra or new underpants to donate to Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere, an organization that collects underwear for homeless and transitional women.

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, SF; (510) 841-4787. 1pm, free. Hear veterans of the civil rights movement share their personal stories of the events they witnessed, the people they knew, and the experiences that changed their lives at this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement.

Whiskies of the World Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, SF; www.whiskiesoftheworld.com. 6pm, $110. Sample whiskeys from all over the world, including scotch, bourbons, single malts, and more from both well known brands and small independent bottlers. Dinner buffet and live music included.

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Jessica Anthony Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck, Berk.; (510) 649-1320. 7:30pm, free. Attend this reading with author Jessica Anthony of her new book, The Convalescent, about a man who sells meat out of a bus and the history of his Hungarian family. Anthony was a winner of a McSweeney's literary award; other McSweeney's authors will also be reading.

SUNDAY 28

Many Voices One Vision La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk.; (510) 849-2568. 7pm, $10 suggested donation. Celebrate César Chávez Day at this collective poetry reading featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima, former San Francisco Poet Laureates Devorah Major and Jack Hirschman, Alameda Poet Laureate Mary Rudge, and many more. Proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders' relief efforts in Haiti.

MONDAY 29

Make My Monday Fort Mason Center Firehouse, Marina at Buchanan, SF; www.fortmason.org/mmm. 6:30pm, free. Attend this party featuring live painting from local artists, selling what they paint for $5-$50, music, cocktails, food carts, and more. Participating artists to include Megan Archer, Matt DeLight, David Gerhard, Robert Harris, Angela G. Oswald, and more.

Sports Trivia Night Giodano Bros., 303 Columbus, SF; (415) 397-BROS. 7pm, free. Break out your useless sports knowledge and head to your favorite North Beach sports bar for you chance to win free beer with each of the five rounds. Up to six people per team.

TUESDAY 30

"Sojourners in a Strange Land" USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall, Parker at Golden Gate, SF; (415) 422-6401. 5:45pm, free. Hear Florence C. Hsia, Ph.D. discuss how Jesuit missionaries were conduits for Western science in late imperial China.

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Connections Across a Human Planet UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 121 North Gate Hall, Berk.; www.fotovision.org. 7pm, free. Attend this release party for the book, Photojournale Connections Across A Human Planet, which is an edited anthology of photojournalism that follows the concept of cradle to grave.