Margaret Jenkins Dance Company hosts a day-long audition/workshop including company class, repertoire, and explorations in composition. This event takes place Monday, July 22nd from 11am- 4pm, Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, 301 8th Street, Suite 200 in San Francisco. For details, call 415.861.3940.
Richmond Main Street presents its 18th annual “Music on the Main” festival featuring live music, food, artisan vendors, and Zumba movement. The event takes place on Wednesday, July 24th from 5-7:30 PM at Marina Way and McDonald Avenue in Richmond. For details, call 510.236.4049.
Mercury Cafe Monthly Community Night presents A discussion focused on the present and historical connection between the labor and environmental movements. This event takes place Friday, July 26th from 630pm – 930pm, Mercury Café, 201 Octavia Street, San Francisco. For details, call 415.252.7855.
The “Music of the Word” spoken word presentation features KPFA Programmer Avotcha, hosting spoken word artists, music, and an open mic. The event takes place on Saturday, July 27 - from 3 – 5 PM - at the Cesar Chavez Branch Library at 3301 East 12th Street in Oakland. For details, call 510.535.5620.
HighlineKites presents the Berkeley Kite Festival featuring arts, crafts, food, music, kite making, pony rides, and more. The event takes place on Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28, starting at 10 AM. The festival takes place at Cesar Chavez Park, 11 Spinnaker Way at the Berkeley Marina. For details, call 510.235.5483.
Bird and Beckett presents the musical and literary event ‘Life Without Parole’ by author Kenneth E. Hartman. This event takes place, Sunday, July 28th from 230pm – 4pm, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street in San Francisco. For details, call 415.586.3733.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of four novels:Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Tree of Codes, Here I Am, and two books of non-fiction: Eating Animals, and We are the Weather. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Five Oceans in a Teaspoon is a memoir in short visual poems, written by poet/investigative journalist Dennis J Bernstein, typographic visualizations by designer/author Warren Lehrer. Like his journalism, Bernstein’s poems reflect the struggle of everyday people trying to survive in the face of adversity.