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Free Events for Wednesday, January 12, 2000

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This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is broken down into several categories. You can receive a weekly e-mail listing of free events as well. You can also have your event listed for free.


California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park, 34th Ave. and Clement
The Legion of Honor displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
10:00am - 04:45pm [Web Page] (415) 750-3600

Concerts, Plays and Films

The Grouprojection -- Open Reel night at Yakety Yak
679 Sutter Street (between Mason & Taylor)
The Grouprojection is a casual setting for exposure, connections, and maybe a hoot or two. Link up with local artists and show your shine or watch another's. Yakety Yak is a hub for the creative and the observers of your talent. Come and see the light of San Francisco's artists projected on Yakety Yak every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Film/Video artists: Bring your original work to be screened on VHS, 16mm or Super 8.
07:00pm [E-Mail] (415) 351-2090

Readings and Lectures

Marilyn Jacovsky: Irregulars
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street
Marilyn Jacovsky reads from Irregulars, a suspenseful tale of a Greenwich Village psychiatrist whose practice in the meat-packing district of Manhattan involves a diverse group of non-conformists.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 431-0891

Johnny Spain: Youth, Race, and Criminal Justice
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.
Tonight's event critically examines criminal justice, its effects on society, and on our younger generation in particular. Johnny Spain, together with a group of youth activists, will discuss avenues toward solutions on issues of racism and the criminalization of our youth. Spain was an active member of the Black Panther Party and a defendant in the San Quentin Six case. He subsequently spent 21 years as an inmate in the California Department of Corrections. He now lectures on how progressives might more effectively organize and address issues of criminal justice.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 282-9246

Ben Fong-Torres: Not Fade Away
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
So, what was it like to hang out backstage with Bob Dylan? The Rolling Stones? Ike and Tina Turner? In Not Fade Away local Rolling Stone journalist Ben Fong-Torres revisits some of his most intriguing articles and interviews and, for the first time, reveals the stories behind the stories.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Susan Orlean: The Orchid Thief
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
When Susan Orlean's book, "The Orchid Thief," was released in hardcover, it quickly became a Stacey's staff favorite and national bestseller. "The Orchid Thief" chronicles a renegade plant dealer and the amazing length people will go to gratify their passions. Orlean takes us on a trip through the eccentric world of Florida's orchid collectors, a legal swamp of environmentalists, Native American activists, and aristocrats.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Clubs and Hobbies

Spanish Conversation
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.
Works from different Latin American authors are read (a chapter each time) the week before and will be discussed the following week.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 695-5160

Games and Sports

Chess and Checkers Club
Ingleside Branch Library, 387 Ashton Ave.
For children of all ages.
03:30pm [Web Page] (415) 337-4745

Family Game Night
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.
Come play Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble (English or Spanish,) Yahtzee, Boggle, and more.
06:00pm - 08:30pm [Web Page] (415) 695-5160

Festivals/Social Events

Fun at the Food Bank
San Francisco Food Bank, 900 Pennsylvania at 23rd St.
Help Community Impact and the SF Food Bank salvage and sort all kinds of canned and packaged foods for use by social agencies throughout the city. Volunteers attend to food that would otherwise go to waste - and there's always something different and fun to do at this new, modern facility. Come join the fun. Please call or e-mail in advance to sign-up so they know how many people to expect.
06:00pm - 08:00pm [Web Page] (650) 965-0242

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