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Thursday, August 24

“I’d Rather Be Reading” Book Release | Green Apple Books
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

In celebration of its release, artists Courtney Cerruti, Gemma Corell, Ashley Despain, Marc Johns, Jane Mount, Nichole Robertson, Lisa Solomon, and Bridget Watson-Payne present their work from I’d Rather Be Reading, followed by a book signing with author Guinevere de la Mare Sponsored by Chronicle …

Sunday, August 27

Stern Grove Festival 2017 Finale: Gospel & Soul Legend Mavis Staples | SF
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2017 Finale: Gospel & Soul Legend Mavis Staples | SF

Head to the beautiful Stern Grove for the 2017 finale concert of the Stern Grove Festival featuring Mavis Staples.
With a career spanning 60+ years, powerhouse vocalist Mavis Staples crosses easily between gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound …

Tuesday, August 29

Juicing & Smoothies Workshop | SF
Tuesday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP to kjlinsf@hotmail.com, with names and emails of those attending.
| Sunset Branch Library
Juicing & Smoothies Workshop | SF

Join local author KJ Landis as she shares her knowledge about green veggie juicing and green veggie smoothies. Which one is healthier? Why? Hands on workshops are the staple of KJ’s work. Attendees will make their own beverages and taste.
Free with RSVP to kjlinsf@hotmail.com, with …

“One of the Boys” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, August 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Daniel Magariel discusses his new book, One of the Boys.
About One of the Boys:
Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with propulsive prose and extraordinary compassion a young …

Wednesday, August 30

“My Absolute Darling” Book Release & Discussion | SF
Wednesday, August 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Come and join Gabriel Tallent as he discusses his new novel, My Absolute Darling.
Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she …

Thursday, August 31

“That Crazy Perfect Someday” Book Discussion | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Join Michael Mazza as he discusses his new novel, That Crazy Perfect Someday.
The year is 2024. Climate change has altered the world’s wave patterns. Drones crisscross the sky, cars drive themselves, and surfing is a new Olympic sport. Mafuri Long, UCSD marine biology grad, champion …

Tuesday, September 5

“Why Poetry” Book Discussion | SF
Tuesday, September 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Join Matthew Zapruder as he discusses his new book, Why Poetry, with Natalie Baszile.
An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder. In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder …

Thursday, September 7

“Sourdough” Book Launch | Green Apple Books
Thursday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Robin Sloan (bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore) celebrates the release of his new novel, Sourdough.
Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return …

Restoring Habitat for San Francisco’s Rare Endemic Manzanitas | SF
Thursday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Restoring Habitat for San Francisco’s Rare Endemic Manzanitas | SF

San Francisco hosts two of the rarest manzanitas in the world: Raven’s Manzanita (Arctostaphylos Montana subsp. ravenii) and Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). These endangered species grew together in a distinct maritime chaparral habitat that once covered the serpentine hilltops of San Francisco. Their story is …

Sunday, September 10

Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

Tuesday, September 12

“Rabbit Stories” Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, September 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck reads from her latest collection, Rabbit Stories.
Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, educator doer of piles of laundry, planter of seeds, traveler and child wrangler. She was born in her mother’s hometown of San Francisco, one hill away from …

Sunday, October 15

The Final “Inner Sunset Flea” of 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
The Final

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...