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This week's highlights:

Thurs.: Cartoonist Mark Fiore @ Working Assets Speaker's Lunch 
Sat.: Will Durst Offers Comic Relief @ Mill Valley Gig
Mon.: Strike Out Breast Cancer @ Bowling Fundraiser 

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SF Bay Area Diversions

October 14 - 20

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Thursday October 14, Noon
MARK FIORE AND FREE LUNCH!

The Working Assets Speaker's Series presents a talk from political 
cartoonist Mark Fiore, whose sharply satirical animated cartoons 
appear on websites including WorkingForChange. Formerly the staff 
political cartoonist for the San Jose Mercury News, Fiore recently 
received the Online Journalism Award for commentary from the Online 
News Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. 

Our program includes a free lunch available starting at 11:30 a.m. 
Please plan to arrive early as all guests go through the security 
procedures of the building, which require 
picture ID. Due to 
heightened security procedures, only people who have responded by name 
in advance will be able to attend. Also, access to restrooms isn't 
possible so please plan accordingly. 101 Market Street, first floor, 
San Francisco. Free. To RSVP, call 415/369-2150 and leave your name, 
the names (spelled out) of anyone coming with you, and a phone number 
we can use to contact you if necessary. 

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Thursday October 14, 6:00 p.m.
GUIDE FOR PROGRESSIVES

Author George Lakoff discusses his new book "Don't Think of an 
Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate - The Essential Guide 
for Progressives."  George Lakoff, one of the world's best-known 
linguists, is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Cognitive 
Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and 
a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute. 111 Minna 
Gallery, San Francisco. Free. For information and to RSVP email 
ginnagreen@write-me.org.

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Thursday October 14, 7:00 p.m.
REMEMBER MARVEY MILK

The Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee, working to place a 
sculpture of Supervisor Harvey Milk in San Francisco's City Hall, 
presents its first fundraising event.  Featuring appearances by 
Friends of Milk including Tom Ammiano and former SF Supervisor and Board 
President Harry Britt. Also wine, cheese, and performances by local 
entertainers. Gay, 
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, 
1800 Market St., San Francisco. $10-1,000 suggested donation. For 
information visit www.milkmemorial.org or call 415/661-1260.

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Friday October 15, 6:45 p.m.
CLASHING CULTURES

The Mill Valley Film Festival presents "Moolaadé," a film by novelist, 
filmmaker, activist and octogenarian Ousmane Sembene about genital 
mutilation that tells the story of six girls who escape a 
"purification" ceremony. When four of them find shelter with a woman 
who invokes an ancient protective spell, Moolaadé, ancient traditions 
and the modern world collide. Regency Cinemas, Smith Ranch Rd., San 
Rafael. $10. For information visit mvff.com

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Friday October 15, 7:00 p.m.
MORE BAD SUBJECTS

Bad Subjects, a progressive writers' collective, celebrates the 
release of their second anthology, "Bad Subjects: Political Education 
for Everyday Life - An Anthology 1997-2003" with an evening of 
readings from contributors, including the book's editors, Megan Shaw 
Prelinger and Joel Schalit. . AK Press Warehouse, 674 A 23rd St., 
Oakland. Free. For information call 510/208-1700.

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Friday October 15, 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.
LAUGH-THE-VOTE
 
Asian and Pacific Island American's APIAVote project presents an 
evening of comedy with proceeds benefiting get-out-the-vote efforts. 
Featured performers 
include Kevin Camia, Kevin Shea, Edwin Li and 
Tessie Chua.  Dot Restaurant, 1625 Post St., San Francisco. $15. 
$10/students. For information call 415/922-3200.

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Saturday October 16, 9:00 a.m.
KEEP CRISSY FIELD BEAUTIFUL  

Enjoy the autumn beauty of Crissy Field while helping remove invasive 
non-native plants along the Promenade and edges of the restored sand 
dunes. Find out about the native plants and animals whose habitats 
you'll be improving too. Suitable for adults, families and youth age 
10 and up. Dress for changing weather. All tools and gloves provided. 
Crissy Field Center, Presidio, Bldg. 603, Mason and Halleck Sts., San 
Francisco. For information call 415/561-4325.  

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Saturday October 16, 7:00 p.m.
MARIN LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES

Marin's Spectrum Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender 
Concerns presents "Pride & Joy: Living Love Out Loud," their annual 
fundraising gala featuring dancing to Pride & Joy, Hot Ta Trot Buffet 
Stations, Big Chill Wines & Waters, Temptations Cosmo Bar, Soulful 
Brews by Marin Brewing Company and the Gotta Shop Around Silent & Live 
Auctions. Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 North San Pedro 
Rd., San Rafael. $125. For information call 415/457-1115 x333.  

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Saturday October 16, 8:00 p.m.
WILL DURST OFFERS RELIEF

Comedian and political commentator Will Durst performs at the Relief 

of Comedy Series in Mill Valley. Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee who 
hosts and co-produces the PBS Series "Livelyhood" and is a regular 
commentator on NPR and CNN. Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton 
Ave., Mill Valley. $20. $15/Srs. and students. For information call 
415/383-9600.

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Sunday October 17, 2:00, 4:00, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m.
LIFE AND TIMES OF HOWARD ZINN

The new film "Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train" 
documents the life and times of the historian, activist and author of 
the classic "A People's History of the United States" and features 
rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues and 
friends including Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel 
Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker. Through Oct. 28. Red Vic Movie 
House, 1727 Haight St., San Francisco. $7. $5/2 p.m. show. $4/Srs. For 
information call 415/668-3994.

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Sunday October 17, 7:00 p.m.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE GALA DINNER 

The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture presents 
The Sunday Supper, a gala fundraising dinner featuring gourmet food 
from the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, prepared by local chefs. A 
cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, 
San Francisco. $150. For information call 415/291-3276.

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Monday October 18, 6:00 p.m.
MARINE ACTIVISTS FROM MEXICO

Earth Island 
Institute presents a reception for Marine activists 
Alejandra Pinon, who works with "Dolphin Safe" canneries in Baja and 
Mazatlan, and Rubi Moreno, who has won a number of awards for her work 
on behalf of El Vizcaino Reserve, the largest wildlife refuge in Latin 
America. Handicrafts made by the women of San Ignacio will be for 
sale. Earth Island Office, Suite 29 Conference Room, Second Floor, 300 
Broadway, San Francisco. Free. For information call 415/788-3666 x139.

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Monday October 18, 7:00 p.m.
BOWLING BENEFITS BREAST CANCER

Universal Care, founded to raise money for breast cancer organizations 
that provide support and treatment for underserved women, presents 
Strike Out Breast Cancer!, a bowling party featuring live music, 
dancing, cocktails, food, and a silent auction. Presidio Bowl, 
Montgomery and Moraga Sts., The Presidio, San Francisco. $125. For 
information call 415/677-8688.

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Monday October 18, 7:30 p.m.
FEAR AND THE GOP

"Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire," 
examines how a fringe of the Republican Party has used 9/11 to advance 
an agenda to radically transform American foreign policy, civil 
liberties and social programs at home. Discussion follows the 
screening. Part of Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist's "Taken for a 
Ride" film series. Unitarian Hall, 505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto. 
$5-$10 suggested donation. 
For information call 650/326-8837.

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Tuesday October 19, 7:00 p.m.
MEDIA MEMBERS GO OFF SCRIPT

"Crashing the Airwaves: Radio Producers Go Off Script on Politics, 
Life, & the Biz" is a discussion with KPFA's APEX Express producers 
Gina Hotta and Rainjita Geesler and Pratap Chatterjee, investigative 
journalist and editor of CorpWatch. Panelists will discuss their 
careers on the airwaves and the power of radio to shape the public 
debate and the political landscape. New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom St., 
San Francisco. $5. For information email info@kearnystreet.org.
  
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Tuesday October 19, 9:00 p.m.
TANNER ON TANNER

"Tanner on Tanner," a four part mini-series, is a follow-up to 
director Robert Altman and writer Garry Trudeau's TV miniseries 
"Tanner '88," a critical and comic look at American politics. The 
update, set during the 2004 presidential race follows Jack Tanner, a 
former congressman whose bid for the White House ended at the 1988 
Democratic convention, who is now the subject of a documentary film 
directed by his daughter Alex. Starring Michael Murphy and Cynthia 
Nixon. In tonight's episode, Alex arrives in Boston and struggles to 
make herself known to national figures. Sundance Channel. Check 
listings for channel in your area.

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Wednesday October 20, 7:30 a.m.
NARAL PRO-CHOICE BREAKFAST

Dr. Sarah Weddington, the attorney 
who successfully argued Roe v. 
Wade, the 1973 pro-choice Supreme Court case, is the keynote speaker 
at the annual Peninsula Power of Choice Breakfast benefiting NARAL 
Pro-Choice America. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo 
Alto. $50-$100. For information call 415/701-0770.

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Wednesday October 20, 7:30 p.m.
AN INCREDIBLE BENEFIT

Pixar Animation Studios hosts an advance screening of "The 
Incredibles," benefiting 826 Valencia, a nonprofit that helps 
students, ages 8-18, to develop their writing skills through workshops 
and tutoring.  Before the film, 826 Valencia founder Dave Eggers 
participates in a Q&A session with director Brad Bird, producer John 
Walker and actress Sarah Vowell. Pixar Studios, 1200 Parke Ave., 
Emeryville. $150. For information call 415/642-5905.

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