Events: April 23 - 29, 2014
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Susie Hara Green Arcade, 1680 Market, SF; www.thegreenarcade.com. 7pm, free. The author launches her new noir, Finder of Lost Objects.
"101 Vagina" Goforaloop Gallery, 1458 San Bruno, SF; www.101vagina.com. Noon-8pm. Free. Through Sun/27. Exhibit of 101 photographs (by artist Philip Werner) and 101 accompanying stories (by each photo's subject) celebrating the female body.
Gertrude Stein centennial SF Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, SF; www.sfpl.org. 6-7pm, free. Celebrate the author's Tender Buttons with editor Seth Perlow and guests Michelle Tea, Juliana Spahr, and Renate Stendahl.
"Word Performances" Lost Church, 65 Capp, SF; www.wordperformances.com. 8pm, $14. Poetry, prose, comedy, fiction, and memoir reading with Tina D'Elia, John Panzer, Ginger Murray, Tomas Moniz, and others, plus music by the Mark Growden Trio.
Nitza Agam BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal, SF; (415) 564-8080. 7pm, free. The author discusses her memoir Scent of Jasmine.
Andrew Demcak Books Inc., 2275 Market, SF; (415) 864-6777. 7:30pm, free. The poet and writer shares his latest, Ghost Songs.
Andrew Sean Greer Booksmith, 1644 Haight, SF; www.booksmith.com. 7:30pm, free. The novelist reads from his latest work, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
"Poems Under the Dome" City Hall, North Light Court, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF; www.poemdome.net. 5:30-8pm, free. Ninth annual celebration of National Poetry Month, with readings by SF poet laureate Alejandro Murguía and others.
Tony Serra City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF; www.citylights.com. 7pm, free. The veteran attorney celebrates the release of Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer.
Anne Carson San Francisco State University, Humanities Building, Rm 133, 1600 Holloway, SF; moderngreekstudies.sfsu.edu. 7pm, free. The MacArthur-winning scholar, poet, and translator reads from her latest work.
Omnidawn Book Party Pegasus Downtown, 2349 Shattuck, Berk; www.omnidawn.com. 7pm, free. Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by Robin Caton, Maxine Chernoff, Gillian Conoley, and others.
"Bug Day!" Randall Museum, 199 Museum Wy, SF; www.randallmuseum.org. 10am-2pm, $3. Family fun day all about bugs, with an "Insect Olympics," honeybee hives, bug-related crafts, edible bugs, and more.
"Make It Reign 2014" Runway Style House Boutique, 1635 Broadway, Oakl; oaklandfashion.wordpress.com. 8pm, $5. Fashion show highlighting 18 Oakland and Bay Area indie designers.
Treasure Island Flea Great Lawn, Treasure Island; www.treasureislandflea.com. 10am-4pm, $3. Through Sun/27. It's wine month at Treasure Island Flea — because nothing makes shopping more fun than a wine-tasting break. Also new: a produce part, a new section for DIY workshops, and more.
"Wrong's What I Do Best" Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut, SF; sfai.edu/walter-and-mcbean-galleries. 7-10pm, free. Exhibit through July 26. Group show examining "the self-searing impulses of artists playing the role of one's self as someone else."
Northern California Book Awards SF Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, SF; www.sfpl.org. 1-4pm, free. This year's award-winning authors read, discuss, and sign their works.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay; www.miramarevents.com. 10am-4pm, $5-20. Showcase of more than 2,000 antique, classic, custom, and exotic motorized marvels, plus boats, aircraft, live music, a "kidzone," and more.
SF Native Plant Garden Tour Various locations, SF; www.sfnativegardentour.org. 11am-3pm, free. Check the website for the self-guided tour route, which offers a chance to see San Francisco-specific and Bay Area-native plants in gardens both wild and carefully tended.
Tess Taylor and D.A. Powell City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus, SF; www.citylights.com. 7pm, free. The poets read from their works, including Taylor's new collection The Forage House.
"Customs and Traditions of Ohlone Natives in the Bay Area" St. Philip's Catholic Church, 725 Diamond, SF; www.sanfranciscohistory.org. 7:30pm, $5. SF History Association presents this talk by Ruth Orta and her daughter, Ramona Garibay, descendents of the Ohlone/Bay Miwok native people of the Bay Area.
Pamela Turner Saylor's Restaurant (upstairs room), 2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito; www.acs-sfbay.org. 7-9pm, $5. The science writer, author of The Dolphins of Shark Bay, discusses bottlenose dolphins. *