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San Francisco for the Curious

A night of curious discoveries with Q&A about our amazing city
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The Armory Club hosts Art Peterson, who will do a presentation, read some excerpts and have a Q&A about his book Why Is That Bridge Orange: San Francisco for the Curious.

“Why is that Bridge Orange: San Francisco for the Curious”
Book Party with Author Q&A
Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Armory Club | 1799 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Why Is That Bridge Orange is a guidebook to San Francisco broken down into 86 short chapters that cover everything from topless dancing, the origins of the martini, and the invention of TV (which took place at 202 Green Street), to Patty Hearst’s hideout on Golden Gate Avenue, the mysterious color-coding of fire hydrants and the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in the City.

Filled with colorful images both modern and archival it shows a San Francisco that has at different moments in its history defied, endured or sometimes even welcomed transition.

“Read this book immediately,” says Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket, and Art Peterson’s once-upon-a-time AP English student), “so you will sound smart and knowledgeable when your out of town guests ask tough question about our glorious town.”