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Free Events for Thursday, January 20, 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

O Pioneers!
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
In this film, Alexandra Bergson, a pioneer Swedish immigrant, possesses an essential American spirit, the desire to strive for a better life, when on the death of her father she must take charge of the farm and raise her three smaller brothers, plus provide them with education.
12:00pm [Web Page] (415) 557-4515

Readings and Lectures

Felice Newman: The Whole Lesbian Sex Book
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street
Everything you always wanted to know about lesbian sex and more. Already it's being hailed as the most comprehensive lesbian sex guide ever.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 431-0891

Gail Mitchell: Children of the White Flight
Ocean View Branch Library, 111 Broad St.
A Poetry Reading with Author Gail Mitchell, who will read Children of the White Flight.
04:00pm [Web Page] (415) 337-4785

Stanley Mouse: Freehand
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.
Stanley Mouse is celebrated for his concert posters, album covers, and psychedelic artwork. Long associated with the Grateful Dead, this singular artist has exhibited his work around the world, including shows at the Smithsonian Institution and New York Museum of Modern Art. He will talk about his work and sign copies of Freehand: The Art of Stanley Mouse.
07:00pm [Web Page] (415) 863-8688

Lunchtime Enlightenment
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
We've managed to survive the whirlwind pace of the holidays and Y2K fears, now is the time to infuse our routines with calm and relaxation. Local meditation teacher Pragito Dove leads brief guided meditations that can be incorporated into even the most hectic schedule. Using exercises from the enlightened mystic Osho, Pragito will prove that there IS time in the new millennium for relaxation!
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Tessa Rumsey and Katayoon Zandvakili
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Tessa Rumsey and Katayoon Zandvakali are consecutive winners of the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. Katayoon's Deer Table Legs is a collection reminiscent of Wallace Stevens. In Rumsey's Assembling the Shepherd, Plato and the Dead Sea Scrolls intermingle with car culture and terrorism.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Green Energy
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
This free public lecture will focus on Green Energy featuring Kari Smith of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, Sally Bingham, Minister and head of Episcopal Power and Light, and Vince Schwent of the California Energy Commission. Green energy means electric power sourced from renewable and sage sources such as the sun and wind. Because of the recent deregulation of the power industry, we are now free to choose our energy supplier. Yet, with deregulation comes many questions such as how do we choose from the many green energy marketers?
06:00pm [Web Page] (415) 437-4852

Gail Mitchell: Children of the White Flight
Ocean View Branch Library, 111 Broad St.
Author Gail Mitchell will read poetry from Children of the White Flight.
04:00pm [Web Page] (415) 337-4785

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