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Free Events for Thursday, January 27, 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

Under the Biltmore Clock
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
A romance that starts under the famous clock of the Biltmore Hotel in New York City in 1920 is going well until the young woman, Myra Harper, played by Sean Young, meets the outrageously eccentric family of her intended fianc‚.
12:00pm [Web Page] (415) 557-4515

Readings and Lectures

Oaks and Oak Woodland Communities
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
Dr. Pam Muick offers a talk on oaks and oak woodland communities.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 554-9600

Colson Whitehead: The Intuitionist
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St.
It's a time of calamity in the city's Department of Elevator Inspectors. There are two warring factions: the Empiricists, who dutifully check for striations on the winch cable - and the Intuitionists, who are able to enter the elevator cab, meditate, and intuit any defects. Find out who wins as we celebrate the paperback release of Colson Whitehead's best selling novel, The Intuitionist, one of the most acclaimed literary debuts of 1999.
07:00pm [Web Page] (415) 863-8688

Rita Mae Brown: Outfoxed
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
Best known for "Rubyfruit Jungle" and "Bingo," Brown has written over a dozen bestselling books, including the Mrs. Murphy mystery series co-written with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie. In "Outfoxed," Brown takes us into the world of Virginia foxhunting, hunters, horses and hounds. It's a masterful novel that surprises and delights.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Brad Olsen: Sacred Places
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Brad Olsen is the enthusiastic traveler and writer who brought us World Stompers and In Search of Adventure. Now, in Sacred Places: 101 Spiritual Sites Around the World, he takes us from the Great Pyramids to Mount Shasta on a tour of ruins, mountains, sanctuaries, lost cities and other sites with spiritual significance.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Timothy Findley: Pilgrim
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
Timothy Findley discusses his new book Pilgrim populated with a procession of historical characters including Carl Jung who works with the enigmatic Pilgrim who claims to be ageless and sexless, having lived as both male and female for four thousand years. Findley is a bestselling Canadian author who has won every prestigious Canadian literary prize.
06:00pm - 07:45pm [Web Page] (415) 557-4515

Clubs and Hobbies

Chinese New Year Crafts
Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St.
Children can make crafts to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
04:30pm [Web Page] (415) 292-2155

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