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Sunday, October 2

Kearny Street Workshop’s Annual Festival | SF Main Library
Sunday, October 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Kearny Street Workshop's Annual Festival | SF Main Library
APAture 2016, Kearny Street Workshop’s annual festival for emerging Asian Pacific American artists is coming to the Main Library. Join them on October 2 for APAture’s comics, illustration, and zine showcase and on October 9 for the film showcase.

Tuesday, October 4

“The Angel of History” Book Release Party | City Lights
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
The incendiary new novel by National Book Award finalist Rabih Alameddine, about an Arab American poet, whose adult life in San Francisco spans the AIDS decades, and his hilarious and heartbreaking struggle to remember and forget the events of an astonishing life. Following the critical ...

Wednesday, October 5

“Saving Mes Aynak” Film Screening | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old city in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine. They are eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the ancient Budhhist city’s ruins. This vital archaeological site, as well as the ...
“120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, October 5 – 6:20 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Lucinda Scala Quinn is the country’s foremost evangelist for family meals every day of the week. Here are survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more. Also included are primers on the ingredients ...
“Shelter in Place” Book Release Celebration | City Lights
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Set in the Pacific Northwest in the jittery, jacked-up early 1990s, Shelter in Place, by one of America’s most thrillingly defiant contemporary authors, is a stylish literary novel about the hereditary nature of mental illness, the fleeting intensity of youth, the obligations of family, and ...

Thursday, October 6

Live Jazz Music on SInner’s Hour | The Chapel
Thursday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Live Jazz Music on SInner's Hour | The Chapel
Sinner’s Happy Hour is in The Vestry at The Chapel every Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm for $9 Specialty Cocktails, $6 drafts and their sinfully delicious Sinner’s Happy Hour menu. Plus Live Music on Thursdays from 5-7:30pm. Smith Dobson V moved to San Francisco ...

Friday, October 7

“Dinner at the Long Table” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Friday, October 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
From the acclaimed owner of Brooklyn’s Diner, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, and 7 other food establishments, comes this debut cookbook capturing a year’s worth of dishes meant to be shared among friends. Personal and accessible, Dinner at the Long Table brings Tarlow’s keen ...

Saturday, October 8

Solve A Murder Mystery | SF Main Library
Saturday, October 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
Solve A Murder Mystery | SF Main Library
Become a sleuth, gather clues and figure out who murdered Dr. Doom, a chemist hosting a reunion of his dearest friends. Free but an RSVP is required.
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Saturday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Join them in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city’s performing arts. A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe’s 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Free but an RSVP is required.
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Saturday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
The History Of Performing Arts | SF Main Library
Join them in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city’s performing arts. A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe’s 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Free but an RSVP is required.
“The Rye Baker: Classic Breads” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, October 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
With over 70 classic recipes, The Rye Baker introduces bakers to the rich world of rye bread from both the old world and the new. Award-winning author Stanley Ginsberg presents recipes spanning from the immigrant breads of America to rustic French pains de seigle, the ...

Tuesday, October 11

“Journey” Book Reading | Green Apple Books on the Park
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when hebecame the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in ...

Wednesday, October 12

Relax With Evening Meditation | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Relax With Evening Meditation | SF Main Library
This meditation class includes instructions in sitting and walking meditation. There will be a short talk with time for questions. Silence and words of encouragement.
“Standing on Sacred Ground” Film Screening | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, a pristine mountain region in southern Siberia, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism, and resist state-run energy giant Gazprom’s plans to ...

Thursday, October 13

Sinner’s Happy Hour with Justin Ancheta & Friends | The Chapel
Thursday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Sinner's Happy Hour with Justin Ancheta & Friends | The Chapel
Sinner’s Happy Hour is in The Vestry at The Chapel every Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm for $9 Specialty Cocktails, $6 drafts and their sinfully delicious Sinner’s Happy Hour menu. Plus Live Music on Thursdays from 5-7:30pm. Internationally acclaimed touring musician Justin Ancheta is ...

Saturday, October 22

“The Hidden Keys” Book Reading | Green Apple Books on the Park
Saturday, October 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
André Alexis, winner of the prestigious Giller Prize for his novel “Fifteen Dogs,” reads from his new novel, “The Hidden Keys” with Karen Joy Fowler.

Tuesday, October 25

“Stamped from the Beginning” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park
Tuesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Praise for Stamped from the Beginning: “Ibram Kendi is an important new voice in African American intellectual and social history. This book, an intellectual history of racist ideas, promises to break important new ground for scholarly and general audiences interested in the construction of racism in ...