WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
SPUR's Election Wrap-up
The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association's post-election discussion and analysis session is popular with political junkies of all ideological stripes. Although it's hosted by a knowledgeable duo — Barbary Coast Consulting founder Alex Clemens and political consultant David Latterman — a wide variety of political analysts always show up to create a lively, insightful discussion. Bring a bag lunch and your two cents.
12:30 p.m., $5 or free for members
654 Mission, SF
Revolution is not a Tea Party
As the dust begins to settle on the midterm elections battlefield, come discuss how the country's political fervor affected the national discourse on issues like immigration and civil rights. Was the Tea Party an actual grass roots revolution or merely a large angry mob? How long will the virulent xenophobia and nativism continue, and what can be done to counter it?
7-9 p.m., free
2425 Channing Way
THURSDAY NOV. 5
"Tranny Fest: San Francisco Transgender Film Festival"
Come one, come all: ladies and gentlemen, transgender, and gender queer. Now in its 12th season, Tranny Fest will open Thursday, with performances by Landa Lakes, Butch Tap, Thisway Thataway, and Psychobabble, among others. The festival continues Friday and Saturday with short films and videos by transgender and gender variant artists. Advance tickets will be available for the event.
Thurs.–Sat., 8–10 p.m.
$12–$15 sliding scale
1310 Mission, SF
Evening with our poet laureate
In addition to California poet laureate emeritus Al Young, Revolution Books will also host jazz/blues music, guitarist Trevor Michaels, and other poems and song.
7 p.m.–9 p.m., free
2425 Channing Way, Berk.
SATURDAY NOV. 6
Green Festival San Francisco
Here's more proof that green is the new black. One of the largest sustainability events in the country will be held at the San Francisco Concourse. The eco-confab includes lectures from Bill McKibben, Daniel Pinchbeck, Amy Goodman, and others. Vendors, workshops, music and an array of organic beer, wine, and vegetarian cuisine will also be on hand. Admission discounts are also available to students, seniors, cyclists and public transit riders.
Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Concourse Exhibition Center
635 Eighth St., SF
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