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Free Events for Wednesday, January 19, 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.


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

Edward Stein: The Mismeasure of Desire
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street
Edward Stein reads from The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory and Ethics of Sexual Desire. Three important questions are asked and answered in this book: How does sexual orientation develop, is it a brain or gene thing, and why do we care?
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 431-0891

Julia Scully: Outside Passage
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
"Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood" is a moving and mesmerizing account of one family's struggles at the edge of America and on the brink of disaster. Scully recreates vignettes of early life with photographic precision. Named as a notable book of the year by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, "Outside Passage" is that rare book in which the setting and voice perfectly mesh.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

David Meltzer: Writing Jazz
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.
A companion volume to the critically acclaimed Reading Jazz, David Meltzer's latest book is the first comprehensive historical anthology of writings on jazz by African-American musicians, critics, writers, and poets. Paying equal attention to both criticism and lyrical art, this collection encompasses voices from the Spiritual and the Blues to Free Jazz and the Black Arts Movement. David, a professor at New College and author of various works, adds his own breadth of knowledge about jazz to the brew.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 282-9246

Stephen Amidon: The New City
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Newton, Maryland, 1973. The Vietnam War is winding down, the Watergate hearings are heating up and in this pristine planned community a misunderstanding sets two men on a fateful collision course. The New City by Stephen Amidon is an immensely powerful social novel about community and race in America.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670


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

Insect Discovery Lab
Western Addition Branch Library, 1550 Scott St.
Children Ages 6 and older will explore the world of insects and other arthropods through observation and hands-on experience. Limited to 30; please call to sign up.
03:30pm [Web Page] (415) 292-2160


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


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