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 One Heart joined with others = Love in ActionDAVID MELTZER
David Meltzer
On September 22, David had surgery at Kaiser Hospital .  He is at home now being cared for during the healing process by his physicians and his wife, Julie Rogers..
Please visit the GiveForward.com fundraiser for more information on
David's condition and to contribute what
you can to assist David Meltzer.
www.meltzerville.com

starEVENT CALENDARS
Bay Area calendars for Poetry, Art and Literature Events
Poetry Flash
Litseen

Peace & Justice Calendars
Global Exchange  
Bay Area IndymediaSF
for upcoming civic actions

star ONGOING EVENTS   *ART   *FILM
star MONTHLY READING SERIES
Open Mic   starRADIO and more.

star A LITTLE HISTORY
starWEB LINKS

One Heart = Love in ActionLOVE in ACTION Projects
 events on the calendar that show  this  little red heart are what  S. F. Heart  calls  love in action  projects, benefits, fundraiser's for good causes.

starPOETRY FESTIVALS
Petaluma Poetry Walk Geri Digiorno

San Francisco Mime Troupe San Francisco
  415-285-1717
Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesHelp the San Francisco Mime Troupe
all donations are tax deductible

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

star BAY AREA JOURNALS
& SUBMISSION SUGGESTIONS
  Haight Ashbury Literary Review
  E-Mail or 415-751-9226
  Indigo Hotchkiss

  Ambush Review   submissions
  1859 Powell St, #122
  San Francisco, CA   94133
  Editors: Bob Booker -Patrick Cahill

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

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To Submit an Event
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2014 is the 17th Anniversary of
S.F. Heart.com and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR IS UPDATED DAILY
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The Beat Goes On!
Please support the Venues found
within the San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar each month who are providing space for our local artists, poets, writers, musicians and other creative individuals to do what they love.

*Alliance Française of San Francisco
(1345 Bush Street
San Francisco - map

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
San Francisco

*Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca.

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

*Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)

* Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

*Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco
(map and hours)
(415) 275-2466

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
upcoming events

*City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

First Unitarian Universalist Church
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Geary St. at Franklin
San Francisco

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco

Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco

Green Arcade
1680 Market @ Gough
San Francisco

La Promenade Cafe
3643 Balboa St.@38th Ave,
San Francisco

Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

*Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
MCCLA
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco (map)

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St at Florida
San Francisco

Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St.
(between 8th & 9th)
SOMA
San Francisco

Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary)
San Francisco.

Viracocha
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco

 

 A free program to educate, enlighten and encourage our youth to the value of poetry in their lives is an excellant example of Love in Action  WE ARE ALL POETS

We Are All Poets coveryouth poetry and civics program organized
by Jambu Press / Studio Saraswati in collaboration with the Children's Center of the San Francisco Main Public Library.
Students from grades 4th - 12th are invited to write and submit poems. Theme is: "The Power of Peace."

Submissions accepted-
Through Mar. 1, 2015.
Guidelines & Submission form

 

JOIE COOK
(Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)

WHEN NIGHT SALUTES THE DAWN

 When night falls and wraps its lonely  darkness
 Around my waist,

 After the sun recedes into the great abyss of
 The shoreline,

 During the rising of a new dawn, the wind
 Settling into a routine of shadows, softened  by
 Silence,

 I dance to you all in dreams alone,
 Back on tour with the moon.

 by Joie Cook, from when night salutes  the  dawn,  poems by  Joie Cook, from   threeroomspress(2010)

 

 

ONGOING

Through Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco (map)

BIRDMAN
or the unexpected virtue of innocence
Film  - Birdman
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis,
Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone,
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton
Official Web Site   Tickets and Times
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CITIZEN FOUR
film - Citizen Four
Director: Laura Poitras
Cast: Edward Snowden, William Binney, Glenn Greenwald
Official Web Site   Tickets and Times
FILM / DOCUMENTARY
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Through Thursday November 20, 2014
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student.
Official Web Site  Tickets and Times
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San Francisco Film Society's
Fall Season
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento St.
San Francisco

November 19 - 23, 2014
NEW ITALIAN CINEMA
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November 21 through 27, 2014
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
(415)771-0183

The Better Angels
a film by A.J. EDWARDS
From writer/director A.J. Edwards comes
the story of young Abraham Lincoln's
difficult childhood.
Official Web Site
Senior and child Weekend $8.
Adult Weekend $10.
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The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco (map)
an exhibit of Spiritual art from around the world
(On view November 7th – 29th 2014)
John Rampley art -Forest THE LAWS OF THE SPIRIT REMAIN THE SAME
an exhibit of native spiritual art
Please clk image for Artist bios, the Photo gallery and all other information.
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ONGOING

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

KEITH HARING
(Nov. 8, 2014–Feb. 16, 2015)
painting by Keith Haring
painting by Keith Haring
© Keith Haring Foundation
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Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Ave
San Francisco

Houghton Hall:
Portrait of an English Country House

(October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015)
Houghton Hall
One of England’s grandest country houses,
built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister.

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-Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in
Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in Windsor Forest 1725
artist: John-Wootton-English-1682-1765
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Cathering Shorter by Michael Dahl
Catherine Shorter,
1st wife of Sir Robert Walpole
artist: Michael Dahl, Swedish, 1656/59–1743
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Sybil Countess of Rocksavage by Sargent
John Singer Sargent painting of
Sybil, Countess of Rocksavage
(Later Marchioness of Cholmondeley), 1913
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SAN FRANCISCO POETS

Susan Birkeland star
1961 ~ 2006
City of Love
Tony Vaughanstar
1947 ~ 2008
After An Evening of Poetry and Wine
& Approaching Desire
George Tsongas star
(1927 - January 2010)
The City is a Dream
John Dowling star
(d. Dec.16, 2012)
The Revolution in North Beach
Joie Cookstar
(Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
There Are Nights in San Francisco
Micheline
Don Brennan star
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

Don Altadena star
Foghorns bloom,
we break upon meaning
Jerry Ferrazstar
Guitara
Richard Hack star
Three poems
Leonard Irving star
Bleak Morning on Jones Street
Paul Leclerc star
Porter prospectus
Rosemary Mannostar
What the Beatniks Saw in North Beach
& Ode To Michelangelo Park at Twilight
Bill Mercerstar
Vesuvio's North Beach
Jane Rades star
My Adopted City
Ronald Sauer star
The San Francisco Renaissance
Mark Schwartz star
All the Critical Mass bicycles
confiscated should be: &
There was a little alley
in San Francisco
Mike Aguzinstar
420 and a Vision & Cheer
Kim Shuck star
On Columbus
Mia Kirsi Stageberg star
Angels of San Francisco- 2,4&5
Vince Storti star
Walking Woman 1 &
Mime Troupe Witness 1
Peter Sherburn-Zimmerstar
Broadway Queen & what may a poem be?

IN MEMORIAM
peace signALLEN COHEN Poetry
April 23,1941 ~April 30, 2004
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco
by Allen Cohen

Dan Harrington Dec 12 2012
 Offering For A Friend by Jerry Ferraz
 Enchantment by Peter Sherburn Zimmer

MEMORIAM
* John Ross (1938-2011)
* Victor Martinez (1954-2011)
* Carlos Ramirez (1938-2013)
by Jorge Argueta

Jehanah Wedgewood (1941- Nov, 2010)
Patricia Carr Lamerdin
(Aug. 15, 1926 - Nov. 9, 2009
Bill Witherup
Mar. 24, 1935- June 3, 2009
ELEGY for Max Schwartz  (1942 - 2012)
by Neeli Cherkovski
Harold Norse July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
by Neeli Cherkovski
Vampyre Mike -Dec. 3, 1953 - Mar. 22, 2008
Poet OZZY - Nov. 1940 - May 2007

A LITTLE HISTORY

Native American image Nov. 3, 1972,
Native Americans Take Over Bureau of Indian Affairs: 
protesters from the Trail of Broken Treaties Caravan occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) offices in D.C. for six days.
A 30th Anniversary Memory  
Read more
(NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH)

November 6, 1965
Benefit for SF Mime Troupe - Appeal I 1965 Benefit for SF Mime Troupe
The Jefferson Airplane,Fugs, Warlocks, Committee, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti entertained at the benefit to raise money for San Francisco Mime Troupe, busted for performing in a park without a permit.

Nov. 15,1966
The Love Book Lenore KandelPolice inspectors Sol Wiener and Peter Maloney raid the Psychedelic Shop and arrest Allen Cohen, 26, the store clerk, for selling "The Love Book" by Lenore Kandel, on grounds of obscenity. The subsequent trial of Cohen, Ron Thelin and a City Lights Bookstore clerk, Ron Muszalski, becomes the longest criminal trial in San Francisco history to that point. A San Francisco jury convicts all three and finds the Love Book to be obscene.
LENORE KANDEL Historical Essay by Jeffrey M. Burns Originally published in The Argonaut, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 1994
Enlightenment Poem by Lenore Kandel

"When a society is afraid of its poets,
it is afraid of itself.
A society afraid of itself stands as
another definition of hell." 

~Lenore Kandel
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Nov. 16, 1897 England
Oscar WildeReleased from Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde writes his friend
Robert Ross:   







"The form of government which is
most suitable to the artist is no government at all."


Nov 26, 1965 ~Benefit For Vietnam Day Committee San Francisco Mime Troupe

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
David Meltzer
Show: Benefit For Vietnam Day Committee
Berkeley Little Theatre
(Berkeley, Ca)
Artist: Peter Bailey

Happy Birthday

Nov. 1, 1972 ~Stephen CraneStephen Crane lives,Newark, New Jersey. American poet, novelist (The Red Badge of Courage), war correspondent. Superb writer of American antiwar fiction, chronicles of the underclass, aphoristic poetry.
/www.kirjasto.sci.fi/scrane.htm
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

“But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and moon were about to clash, many persons would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.”
~Stephen Crane,
The Red Badge of Courage

Eugene V. DebsNovember 2, 1920 ~ Socialist Party candidate Eugene V. Debs received nearly one million votes for President though he was serving a prison sentence at the time for his criticism of World War I and his encouraging resistance to the draft.
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

“While there is a lower class I am in it;
while there is a criminal element I am of it;
while there is a soul in prison, I am not free-
Eugene V. Debs

Nov. 3- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! SARA POWELL, was the owner of kaleidoscope free speech zone in San Francisco, where she promoted the local artists and musicians as well as others from far away. A freelance writer, she has worked as a journalist for Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Sara Powell has the will to good.
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

November 4, Happy Birthday, JOIE COOK, performance artist par excellence Joie Cook at 35and a well-known firebrand of San Francisco's poetry haunts. Especially beloved in bohemian poetry communities in North Beach and the Mission district of San Francisco, Joie's books and performances are legendary in San Francisco.

Nov 5, 1857
Pennsylvania native Ida Minerva Tarbell (d.1944), author and investigative journalist ('muckraker'), nemesis of Standard Oil Company   "Ida Minerva Tarbell wikipedia)

Nov. 7, 1913 ~ Albert Camus
Albert Camus (pronounced: al-BAIR ka-MOO) was born in Mondovi, Algeria. Camus writings showed his main interests were Ethics, Humanity, Justice, Love, and Politics.

 

A man without ethics is a wild beast
loosed upon this world. ...Camus

He belonged to the first generation of writers who stood against nihilism. His writings express his inclination towards humanity, peace and equality. Though he joined several anachist groups, he did not approve of any movements that killed innocents, a revolutionary move he would naturally despise considering his opposition to the death penalty and murder in general.

 "They are causes worth dying for but
none worth killing for". Camus

Camus won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times".  (d, Jan. 4,1960) ~ Albert Camus (wikipedia)
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

Nov.7, 1943, Joni Mitchell, born in Canada, musician, singer, songwriter and painter,
Her lyrics are noted for their developed poetics, addressing social and environmental ideals alongside personal feelings of romantic longing, confusion, disillusion, and joy. She always has inspired our minds and revealed her heart.
www.jonimitchell.com/
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

"We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
back to the garden"
~ Joni Mitchell '1967

Kurt VonnegutNov. 11, 1922 ~ born, modern American writer Kurt Vonnegut, in Indianapolis. Vonnegut highlights the horrors & absurdities of 20th century "civilization".As a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual known for his humanist beliefs. He was also honorary president of the American Humanist Association.
Vonnegut's wikipedia page includes his eight rules for writing a short story and his Self-assessment, too. His best known books are Piano, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five & Breakfast of Champions &The Vonnegut Official website shows some of his art.
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

Auguste RodinNov. 12, 1840 born, François-Auguste-René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin
He was largely self-educated, his early life spent working as a craftsman, doing decorative, architectural work. Rodin was a naturalist, and turned away from the idealism of the Greeks, and the decorative beauty of the Baroque and neo-Baroque movements. he saw suffering and conflict as hallmarks of modern art.
Rodin
)wikipedia)   Musee Rodin

Nov, 13, 1937~HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Diamond Dave Whitaker, legendary San Francisco Poet activist for over 50 years Diamond Dave`Diamond Dave Whitaker is a  San Francisco treasure.!

One Heart=One Love    Everything Diamond Dave does is Love in Action!
  (SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

"Cast a wide net ~Find the common Thread
          Let life Flourish ~ Then Don't Panic~
           just keep it ... Organic!" ~

November 14, 1840 ~ Happy Birthday
Claude Monet, founder of French impressionist painting, The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting.
Impression soleil levan soleil levan (Sunrise)

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings” ~ Monet

November 15, 1887 ~born, Georgia O'Keeffe in Wisconsin, Georgia O’Keeffe is the best known and most successful American woman painter; her larger-than-life, paintings of flowers are world famous. But it was not only as an artist that she drew attention to herself. Her tremendous personal magnetism fascinated people, for she was Black Mesa 1930“exceptionally beautiful and spontaneous, combined with spiritual and emotional clarity and a wonderful intensity with which she enjoyed every moment of her life to the full.”
  ~  Stieglitz, photogragher, manager, and husband   Georgia O'Keefe

(November 17, 1866 ~ born, Voltairine de Cleyre, in a small village Voltairine de Cleyrein Michigan in 1866, Voltairine was plagued all her life by poverty, pain, and ill health, and died prematurely at the age of 45 in 1912.Voltairine de Cleyre was an American anarchist writer and feminist. She was a prolific writer and speaker, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion in sexuality and women's lives. She believed that any system was acceptable as long as it did not involve force.   She was a colleague of Emma Goldman, with whom she maintained a relationship of respectful disagreement on many issues.  Emma Goldman called her "most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced"
Collected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre

The rulers of the earth are sowing a fearful wind, to reap a most terrible whirlwind.
~ Voltairine de Cleyre

Nov. 21, 1694 ~ born in Paris. François-Marie Arouet, nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. At 65 he spent three days writing Candide. 
(SOCIAL JUSTICE MONTH)

Nov. 22, 1819 ~ George Eliot, aka Mary Anne Evans, English novelist, 
(d- 22 Dec. 1880 Grave site)
bibliomania.com/0/0/21/48/frameset.html

Nov.26 ~ Happy Birthday San Francisco poet, Jorge Argueta. Prize winning author of bilingual childrens-books.html

 November 28, 1942–1978) , born in Brooklyn, New York, Emmett Grogan was Called a "Superman of the Underground" by The Times (London), he was the founder of the Diggers, a legendary anarchistic group in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s that supplied free food, housing, and medical aid to runaways. On April 6, 1978, the thirty-five-year-old Grogan was found dead on a subway car in New York City, possibly of a drug overdose. Besides his autobiography, "Ringolevio", Grogan was the author of "Final Score", a fictional crime novel.
* Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps by book coverEmmett Grogan (first published 1972).
The story of Emmett Grogan and the Diggers, the urban guerrillas and masters of street theater who made San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury a home. 


Nov. 28, 1757 ~ born, visionary and revolutionary English poet and painter William Blake, well-William Blake - self portraitknown for Songs of Innocence (1789), Songs of Experience (1794), and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c.1790) (d,1827) William Blake Archive    
Blake at the Tate

Blake's Digital Text Project

The Dance of Albion

Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edition

Thank you, Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too. ~ nicole, sfheart.com

PEACE AND LOVE

San Francisco History for November

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014

Saturday November 22, 2014
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island St.
San Francisco

2014 Holiday Fair
THE SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR THE BOOK
Peruse the wide selection of artists' books, letterpress prints and cards,
and other handmade ephemera. Find unique gifts for sale by a wide
variety of printers, bookbinders, book artists and other craftspeople.
.Join us for a day full of holiday cheer, music, merriment and more!
Free!



The WE ARE ALL POETS program for San Francisco's youth is an excellent  example of Love in Action.Saturday November 22, 2014
2 pm ~ 4 pm
Parents, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles,
gather up your school age children and bring them
to the Main Library today for a real good time!
Kick off Celebration of WE ARE ALL POETS!
♫•* ♫ WE ARE ALL POETS ~ SPECIAL EVENT ♫•* ♫



Saturday November 22, 2014
4:00 pm
Mythos Fine Art and Artifacts and Firehouse North Gallery
1790 Shattuck Avenue (at Delaware)
Berkeley

Love in Action Fundraiser for David MeltzerDavid Meltzer Fundraiser
for Medical Expenses
with readings by Jack Hirschman, Joyce Jenkins,
Owen Hill
& Julie Rogers PLUS Zan Stewart on saxophone
David Meltzer, in his seventh decade, continues to be one of the major
figures of the Beat generation and of American poetry. David is the author
of more than 50 books—poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and anthologies
$20 / sliding scale donations at the door
DAVID MELTZER FUNDRAISER



Saturday, November. 22, 2011
8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

JAZZ CLUB
Jazz Club
When lights are low… It’s not like anything you’ve experienced yet at B&B
Terrance Tony Quartet
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT ♫ JAZZ ♫•* CLUB SERIES

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2014

Sunday November 23, 2014
2:00 pm -5:00 pm
NAKED LUNCH (formerly Enrico)
5504 Broadway
San Franciscol.

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event flyer

Agneta Falk • Art Peterson • Mark Bittner •
Mary Tolaro Noyes • CI Verberg • Mike Madrid •
GAry Kamiya • Nancy Calef • Jack Hirschman •
Terry Tarnoff • Judy O'shea and more.

AUTHORS


Sunday November 23, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street,
San Francisco,
(415) 586-3733

2 pm - BOOK TALK
India's Organic Farming Revolution: Sapna Thottahil.
Sapna Thottathil  India's Organic Farming Revolution
In her new book, Sapna Thottathil calls on us to rethink the politics of
organic food by focusing on what it means for the people who grow and
sell it–what it means for their health, the health of their environment,
and also their economic and political well-being.
AUTHOR / NEW BOOK

4:30 _6:30 pm
which way west Sunday concert series... .. every Sunday!

Dave Bendigkeit and the Keepers of the Flame.  Dave Bendigkeit and the Keepers of the Flame
Dave Bendigkeit,trumpet and flugelhorn;
David Udolf,piano; Chris Amberger, bass; Akira Tana,drums.
♫•* ♫ JAZZ ♫•* ♫


Sunday November 23, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street,
San Francisco

KIM SHUCK
CLOUDS RUNNING IN
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck

POET/NEW BOOK


Sunday November 23, 2014
4:00 pm
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.,
Corte Madera

Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston & Shelley Savren
Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston & Shelley Savren
Present an afternoon of poetry. Free!
POETS READING

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2014

On Monday, November 24, 2014
7:30 sharp
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St., 1/2 blk. west of Powell St.
San Francisco

starBay Area Generations
(A Reading Series for the Ages)
Readers
Paul Corman-Roberts + Justice Morríghan
Stephen Kopel + Clyde Always
Ellery Akers + Nina Pick
Bruce Moody + Maureen Hurley
Bonnie McManis + Annie Marron
Delia Tramontina + Sarah Rosenthal
Musical Guest: Mike Richards + Joel Mark
Suggested Donation: $7.00 ($10.00 includes souvenir chapbook)
No one turned away for lack of funds. Full kitchen and bar.
~*~
"Bay Area Generations" is an intergenerational literary series featuring readers of different generations performing their work in tandem.
MONTHLY READING SERIES



Monday November 24, 2014
7:00 pm
Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco

MONIKA TROBITS - ANTEBELLUM AND CIVIL WAR SAN FRANCISCO
Please join us as we host Monika Trobits,
who will be reading from her latest book
Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco:
A Western Theater for Northern & Southern Politics!

AUTHOR /NEW BOOK

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:00 pm
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

The City Lights Spotlight Series
welcomes you to a
Book Party for John Coletti
John will read from his new collection Deep Code with
special guest and Spotlight Series alumnus Micah Ballard.
Deep Code explores "side language," as a subset of other languages, whether slang or metaphor, to both communicate and obfuscate.
CITY LIGHTS SPOTLIGHT SERIES



Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Bernal Heights Branch
of the San Francisco Public Library
500 Cortland Ave
San Francisco

The Life of Van Gogh
Come join Marlene Aron for a fun, filled-with-tons-of-information
and gorgeous stunning slides evening, as she captures
Vincent Van Gogh's life and art in a full 90 minutes.
Van Gogh The Red Vineyards".painted in Arles, 1888
Stories about his life, his childhood, the myriad of jobs he held
before he hunkered down and became one of the most important,
expressive, passionate and amazing artists of all time. Childhood
drawings, photographs of he and his family...
over one hundred slides will be shown.
Get there early! Get a seat.
ART LECTURE/SLIDE SHOW



Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library
Civic Center
100 Larkin Street,
San Francisco

Open Books: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
book cover
Author Ruthanne Lum McCunn
reads and discusses her new historical novel,
Chinese Yankee
. The real-life Chinese Yankee Thomas Sylvanus
(Ah Yee Way) was enslaved, fought for his freedom in the Civil War
and continued to battle for his rights until his death in 1891.
This is a Free Event!
Ruthanne Lum McCunn is a writer of Chinese and Scottish descent
whose award-winning work has been translated into eleven languages, published in twenty-two countries, and adapted for the stage and film.

A book sale by Readers Books follows the event.
AUTHOR/NEW BOOK



Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:30 pm
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street,
San Francisco

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
Anne Lamott | Jack Kornfield
Anne Lamott Operating Instructions
* Bird By Bid * Small Victories * Traveling Mercies;
Jack Kornfield Buddhist Teacher
* The Wise Heart * Co-founder, Spirit Rock Center
$27
CITY ARTS AND LECTURE SERIES

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2014

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2014

THANKSGIVING DAY


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

JAZZ in the Bookshop -
Tonight our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
— aka The Chuck Peterson Quintet.
Reed player Howard Dudune
Bassist Dean Reilly
drummer Tony Johnson
and guitarist Duncan James, will sub for Glen Deardorff.
Do come!  And bring a few bucks to help us pay these fine musicians.
4TH FRIDAY NIGHT ♫ JAZZ ♫•* SERIES



Friday November 28, 2014
6:00 pm
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Season Finale of Friday Nights at the de Young:
The Legacy of Youth

in celebration of Keith Haring: The Political Line,
featuring spoken word, dance performance,
in-gallery talks/peformance, and more!
Keith Haring, Andy Mouse
Keith Haring, Andy Mouse, 1985. Private collection.
Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Saturday November 29, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

Jazz Club special!
JAZZ CLUB
McCarthy-Scott-Bennett-Zimmerman
Charlie McCarthy, sax; ~  Ray Scott, guitar
Chuck Bennett, bass   ~ Jim Zimmerman, drums 
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT ♫ JAZZ ♫•* CLUB SERIES

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30,, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

2:30 pm
A Walker Talk!
Wa;ker Talk - Nostradamus
Nostradamus: The Plague Doctor
Who Saw Through Time

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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
piano improviser and composer
Walter Earl Trio
Two Sets -4:30 and 5:30 pm.
$10 per adult suggested donation; children free.
No one turned away for lack of funds!
♫ JAZZ ♫•*



Sunday November 30, 2014
(Doors open 6: 30p m)
Concert 7 pm-10:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck @ Prince
Berkeley,
(510)849-2568

Avotcja & The Bay Area Blues Society
presents
The 1st of A Series of FUNDRAISERS for
THE BLUES WALK OF FAME
with Hollywood Jenkins, Guitar MacJock Shock,
Wylie Trass, Willie G, Terrible Tom,
Teddy “Blues Master” Watson, Kaylah Marin,
Augusta Lee Collins & Avotcja
with The Caravan of all Stars

$10-$125 Sliding Scale
If you would like more information
see: www.lapena.org or www.BayAreaBluesSociety.net
www.Avotcja.org
Wheelchair Accessible
♫ MUSIC ♫•*

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ENLIGHTENMENT POEM

we have all been brothers, hermaphroditic as oysters
bestowing our pearls carelessly

no one yet had invented ownership
not quilt       nor time

we watched the seasons pass, we were as crystalline as snow
and melted gently into newer forms
as stars spun around our heads

We had not learned betrayal

our selves were pearls
irritants transmuted into luster
and offered       carelessly

our pearls became more precious and our sexes static
mutability grew a shell, we devised different languages
new words for new concepts, we invented alarm clocks
fences            loyalty

still . . . even now . . . making a feint at communion
infinite perception
I remember
we have al been brothers
and offer        carelessly

Lenore Kandel,
from Word Alchemy, poems by Lenore Kandel,
Grove Press ~ 1967


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~ BOOKS ~ FEATURED BOOKS ~SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS / NEWS

starCONGRATULATIONS to BILL VARTNAW on the 40th ANNIVERSARY of TAUREAN HORN PRESS (1974)
CLOUDS RUNNING IN
Kim Shuck
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck
BONE SONGS
Gail Mitchell
Bird Songs by Gail Mitchell
WHOSE REALLY BLUES
Q.R.Hand
Whose Real Blues by Q.R. Hand
WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE
Avotcja
With Every step I Take by Avotcja
MY OWN SILENCE
Jeanne Powell
My Own Silence by Jeanne Powell
On the Good Red Interstate
Lee Francis
On The Interstate by Lee Francis
SPECTACLES
Tom ShareSpectacles by Tom Sharp
From Spirit to Matter
Carol Lee Sanchez
From Spirit to Matter by Carol Lee Sanche

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MALCOLM MARGOLIN ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HEYDAY BOOKS

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin:
The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher


The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin
edited by Kim Bancroft
1st edition (September 26, 2014)
~*~
  THE OHLONE WAY
by Malcolm Margolin
Illustrations by Michael Harney

THE OHLONE WAY
1st edition August 1, 1978
2nd edition -June 1st 2014
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star'Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's
San Francisco Renaissance
'.

(photo documentary) New Native Press 2014
Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's  book cover
Cover photo © Thomas Rain Crowe
THOMAS RAIN CROWE, founder and editor of New Native Press was the main distributor and nuts and bolts guy for Beatitude magazine and press in the 1970's beginning with issue #21, and was the editor of Beatitude #25


BOOKS BY SAN FRANCISCO POETS

Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC
Picnic Poetry is a delightful gift choice for family and friends!
Stephen Kopel's new book offers a feast of funny bones, a plethora of pleasures pungent and tart, a basketful of extra helpings or side dishes to satisfy tummies hungry for delicious humor.No matter your mood, these tasty poems will alter your attitude.
~ Stephen Kopel

Feather Floating on the Water anthologyFeather Floating on the Water
~poems for our children
an anthology of contemporary
San Francisco Poets
edited by Virginia Barrett
available from
Small Press Distribution

Love in Action is the community supporting childrens' poetry workshops, and the arts in schools and community centers
A portion of the proceeds from all sales support poetry workshops in schools
and community center's
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LUNA'S Press & Bookstore
Literature and more
Luna Press & Bookstore
3790 Mission St. @ Richland
San Francisco
 Bilingual Multi-Cultural Children's Books,
 Central American
Open Thurs.- Sun. 10-7pm

more Jorge Arqueta's books
book cover   book cover book cover
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ONGOING EXHIBITION

Legion of Honor

Reva and David Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Artists & Editions: A Publication
in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)

October 18, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Steven Leiber, a San Francisco native, made his reputation as a collector specializing in ephemera—brochures, flyers, posters, and exhibition announcements—designed by artists in the 1960s and 1970s.
Artists & Editions: A Publication
He maintained a gallery in the basement of his grandmother’s house in the city’s Marina district, calling it Steven Leiber’s Basement. As Leiber sorted and organized ephemera relating to Fluxus art, Beat and Concrete poetry movements, and the 1960s counterculture, he invited art scholars, curators, artists, and ephemera aficionados to explore his inventory.


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Songs of Innocence and Experience

The Dance of Albion
The Dance of Albion
also called Glad Day or The Image Divine
William Blake c.1794

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
All pray in their distress;
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is God, our father dear,
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love
Is Man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine,
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew;
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too.
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whitman breathes here

 




starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING etc     ~     FREE DAYS~SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS     ~     WEB LINKS    


ART

ONGOING

Through Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015
San Francisco Main Library
Art, Music & Recreation Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco (map)

Light Walk:
Bob Miller and the Exploratorium

Light Walk
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Exploratorium’s Artist-in Residence program the museum presents an investigation of the work of Bob Miller (1935-2007), a self-titled “natural philosopher”, and author of many of the museum's most iconic exhibits about
light, color, and shadow.
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ONGOING

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

KEITH HARING
(Nov. 8, 2014–Feb. 16, 2015)
painting by Keith Haring
painting by Keith Haring
© Keith Haring Foundation
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de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
(June 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015)
Anthony Friedkin,Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood
Anthony Friedkin, Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood,1971, from the series The Gay Essay
Gelatin silver print.
ART EXHIBITION
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ONGOING

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Ave
San Francisco

Houghton Hall:
Portrait of an English Country House

(October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015)
Houghton Hall
One of England’s grandest country houses,
built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister.
~*~

-Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in
Sir Robert Walpole as Master of the King's Staghounds in Windsor Forest 1725
artist: John-Wootton-English-1682-1765
~*~

Cathering Shorter by Michael Dahl
Catherine Shorter,
1st wife of Sir Robert Walpole
artist: Michael Dahl, Swedish, 1656/59–1743
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Sybil Countess of Rocksavage by Sargent
John Singer Sargent painting of
Sybil, Countess of Rocksavage
(Later Marchioness of Cholmondeley), 1913
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GALLERIES

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map
415-500-2323

Focus Gallery
1534 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 706-0898

The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

MIRUS GALLERY
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)

Cordon-Potts Gallery
49 Geary Street
Suite 410
San Francisco
(415) 781-0110
~*~


A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive,
San Francisco

Art by Gibbons

She Who Births the Cosmic Heart by Elizabeth Gibbons
(November 1 - through November 30)
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Jewitt Gallery
San Francisco Main Library
Civic Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco

Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring A California Legacy.
(Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015)
ongoing exhibition
This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the
Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving.
Photographs and oral histories dispel the myth that the Ohlone
are extinct and illuminate the life experience of people living
between two cultures that are often in opposition.
The exhibit reflects the challenges of 21st Century Ohlone:
protection of burial and other sacred sites, truth-telling
regarding the history of California Native people, the
significance of the arts and crafts revival, and
a vision for the future for the Ohlone peoples.
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FILM

CURRENT CALENDARS
BALBOA THEATRE ~ VOGUE THEATRE   CASTRO THEATRE ~   ROXIE Theatre ~  FOUR STAR    PRESIDIO  
Embarcadero Center Cinema
    MARINA- CLAY THEATRE ~ OPERA PLAZA CINEMA -  ODDBALL FILMS  
SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY    CINEMALIT experimental films  ~  SAN FRANCISCO MEDIA ARCHIVE
moviewatchers
Please give your SUPPORT to our independent movie houses. ~nicole, sfheart

Every Tuesday 6:30 pm
The Alliance Française
of San Francisco

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

The Alliance Française of San Francisco
offers a weekly Tuesday night
French film..
To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, all films are screened with English subtitles, A $5.00 donation is suggested (includes complimentary
glass of wine, or two!)
♥~*~♥

  ODDBALL FILMS
275 Capp Street,
San Francisco

Oddball Films actively works to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the boundaries of conventional cinema.
Thursday & Friday
Weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Nights!
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP @oddballfilm.com or 415-558-8117
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275
♥~*~♥

Please Support our Independent Theaters!

November 21 through 27, 2014
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
(415)771-0183

The Better Angels
a film by A.J. EDWARDS
From writer/director A.J. Edwards comes
the story of young Abraham Lincoln's
difficult childhood.
Official Web Site
Senior and child Weekend $8.
Adult Weekend $10.
♥~*~♥  

Through Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014
Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue 
San Francisco

LOW DOWN
film- low down
Based on Amy-Jo Albany's powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany.
Official Web Site
♥~*~♥

ONGOING

Through Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014
Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco (map)
(415) 352-0835

CITIZEN FOUR
film - Citizen Four
Director: Laura Poitras
Cast: Edward Snowden, William Binney, Glenn Greenwald
Official Web Site Trailer  
 Tickets and Times
FILM / DOCUMENTARY

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Through Thursday November 20, 2014
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student.
Official Web Site   Tickets and Times
♥~*~♥


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Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION


The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

these three special programs are excellent example of Love in Action
California Poets in the Schools


826 Valencia the Writing Center
826 VALENCIA
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
 Since opening in 2006, they have enlisted help from hundreds of qualified volunteer tutors eager to teach students in the area.   
 Volunteer now »


The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

Children's Creativity Museum ~
221 Fourth Street ~ San Francisco

Creativity Explored ~
(where art changes lives) ~
3245 Sixteenth St ~
San Francisco (map)


WE ARE ALL POETS
-  A free program to educate, enlighten and encourage our youth to the value of poetry in their lives is an excellant example of Love in Action
youth poetry and civics program organized
by Jambu Press / Studio Saraswati in collaboration with the Children's Center of the San Francisco Main Public Library.
We Are All Poets cover
Students from grades 4th - 12th are invited to write and submit poems.
The 2014-2015 theme is:
"The Power of Peace."
Submissions accepted from Oct.. 1, 2014 ~ Mar. 1, 2015.

Guidelines & Submission form

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Red Poppy Art House programs offered my Red Poppy Art House for families and the children exemplify Love in Action!RED POPPY ART HOUSE ~ FAMILY ART PROGRAM,
Saturdays 1pm-4pm, you can find the corner of 23rd and Folsom bursting with  color and vibrance as children and families exercise their creative freedom in an open outdoor forum.
All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed. All are welcome. Come by if you can!
This program aspires to bring the community’s children and families together to partake in artistic endeavors that include diverse artistic and educational perspectives
.
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario.Calendar activities are subject to change.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio.
Revise la página web.

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***RADIO ONLINE***©
Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio
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Every Friday -Noon to 3pm
AVOTCJA On The Radio &
The World Wide Web
KPOO-FM 89.5FM
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.

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Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
www.MutinyRadio.fm
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.)
in San Francisco.
~*~
starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's Women's Magazine and once a month
Val produces and hosts their excellent weekly show  on 94.1 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm -
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radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
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Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org.
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.
~*~
S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, produced/hosted
by John Rhodes and Clara Hsu
filmed live once a month. The series airs Thursdays @ 7:30 PM on 29 Comcast and 99 U-verse.
View past shows!
You are also invited to an
OPEN MIC after the taping sessions,
hosted by Stephen Kopel.
Watch those past shows here
~Youtube Open Mic

1ST & 3RD MONDAY - 7:00 pm ~ BIRD and BECKETT BOOKS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS
653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map  
POETS! featured poet followed by open mic    Hosted by Jerry Ferraz.

Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
Word PartyThird Tuesday~ 8:00pm - 10:30pm ~ Viracocha
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir
The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic ~
998 Valencia Street (at 21 st.)~ San Francisco
(sign-up at 8:00pm sharp with the hosts, hurry as the list gets FULL and fast!) ~  LIVE jazz with Nova Jazz:Daniel Heffez(Sax),
Geordie Van Der Bosch (Percussion) and friends. 
Featuring: YOU and your POETRY!! Donation: $10
Sacred  Grounds CafeEvery Wednesday ~7 pm sign up -reading begins 7:30
~ Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street ~ San Francisco.
with an open mic and the feature follows. The Sacred Grounds Poetry reading series is long running poetry reading (since 1972)w/ feature poets and open mic. Hosted by Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence
Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE OPEN MIC
with co-host Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe
~ 2781 21st St. @ Florida ~ San Francisco.
peace Every 3rd Friday ~6:00 to 8:00 pm ~ Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil
corner of Masonic and Fell, Golden Gate Park Panhandle. We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks. Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes. Everybody welcome! If you join us, please dress for the weather.
Pictures from past vigils can be seen here
***NEW  First Saturday ~ 7 - 9:30 pm ~ La Promenade Poetry Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
@ La Promenade Café - 3643 Balboa St-.San Francisco
Every 2nd Saturday ~7:00 pm-9:00 pm -Poetry and Prose Reading Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts ~ 1601 Paru at Lincoln - Alameda,Ca map ~
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton, Questions? Email: Jeanne
2nd & 4th Sunday~- 3:30-5:30pm ~
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD / (LA PALABRA MUSICAL) SERIES
still in English,Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea ~
Featured poets followed by open mic, hosted by Avotcja,
~*~ No Cover ~*~ (Donations for flyers accepted & don’t forget to bring your
 Always the word festival to remember! @ CASA LATINA (Taqueria, Bakery & Café) ~
1805 San Pablo Avenue @ Delaware
(3 blocks North of University) Berkeley, Ca. (510 )558-7177
First Sunday each month - signup 5 pm- start 5:15- ~
Poetry Unbound,a new monthly reading series featuring three poets
each month at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley , 2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca. (one block north of Ashby, and close to Ashby BART)
This series dedicates itself to presenting new work in a broad range of
styles and genres, and to bringing together writers from different circles and communities, Hosts Clive Matson, Karla Brundage, and Richard Loranger.
Last Sunday each month ~ 4:30 to 6:30 pm ~
Bird and Beckett ~ 653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map ~ (415) 586- 3733
Walker Brent, masterful storyteller, is a cornucopia of literary fact and fiction. As a geographer of the entire range of human cultural output, his monthly talk son topics diverse & fascinating are not to be missed.
New Moon Open mic ~7:00 pm sign-up, 7:30-9:30pm performances
- Sweet Sanctum ~ 640-A Stanyan St, bet. Page and Oak invites you to come out with intention  to a new open mic poetry and music series in San Francisco . Acoustic only venue. $5 donation at the door, Hosted by Virginia Barrett

 

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FREE DAYS ~ SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUMS                                                            ♥♥♥   (¯`♥´¯)  ♥♥♥ ಌ ⋱ಌ⋰⋱ಌ ღ✿ .✫*
. ☼°"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Legion of HonorFree admission to Legion of Honor: First Tuesdays (Richmond Dist.)
The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite
Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.~
Lincoln Park, opens at 9:30 am,
public transportation
de Young MuseumFree admission to de Young museum: First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum s a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.
Re-opened in 2005, the new de Young Museum is considered by many to be a state-of-the-art facility.
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive opens at 9:30 am  Public Transportation
Conservatory of FlowersFree admission at the Conservatory of Flowers First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
With almost two thousand plant species represented in its exhibits and floral displays, the Conservatory joins a distinctive circle of modern American horticultural museums that are on the cutting edge of botanical interpretation and conservation education.
Cartoon Art MuseumFree admission to Cartoon Art Museum First Tuesdays
The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition
of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the museum’s premises. The museum also
has a classroom for cartoon art and a bookstore.  Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St, opens at 11am, map
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsFree admission Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Gallery: First Tuesdays
Gallery hours are usually Thursday – Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm, and Sundays from 12 noon to 6pm.
Visual Arts exhibitions at YBCA focus on contemporary art and popular culture and include the work of local, national and international artists. YBCA is not a collecting institution. Its programs include
year-round theater, dance, music and cross-disciplinary performances. YBCA also features appearances by national and international artists and ensembles.
Free on first Wednesday of the month. The “Exploratorium” science museum is now open in a spectacular new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. There are 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits,
a Bay Observatory, a bigger focus on tinkering and social psychology, and much more.

Museum of Craft & DesignMuseum of Craft and Design ~First Tuesday of every month, (sorry, groups of 10 or more not eligible for free day)
The new permanent home of the Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd) in the historic American Industrial Center building, originally home to American Can Company (1915), in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch district. ~ an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design.

SFSOMA museum CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION the building that is ~ sfmoma has lots going on!

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      Poets: Here Now and There Then, Beats and Otherwise, Artist Friends, Odds and Ends
 Poets
 Virginia Barrett
 Jennifer Barone
 Charles Curtis Blackwell   ART
 Bob Booker Ambush Review
 Don Brennan
 Carla Badillo Coronado
 Neeli Cherkovski
 Poem for Harold Norse
  by Neeli Cherkovski
 
 Ana Elsner
 Ana Elsner poem for George Tsongas
  Ferlinghetti
 Auto/Biographical Sketch of Jack Hirschman
 by Matt Gonzalez
 Clara Hsu Poetry Hotel
Diamond Dave, S. F. Rabble Rouser and Revolutionary Rebel By Hugh Dander
 Q R Hand
 Fifteen Poems Jack Hirschman
 YOUKNOWOMSAYIN
 devorah major
 David Meltzer
 A Tribute to David Meltzer
 THE ART / THE VEIL:Meltzer
 HD MOE
 Blake Moore
 Jeanne Powell poet, publisher,
 performer, and producer
 Diane di Prima
 Diane di Prima Lunch Poems - video
 Gary Snyder
 North Beach Alba by Gary Synder
 Tony Seymour's Biography
 Mark Schwartz
 Mel Thompson
 George Tsongas North Beach Poet
 Cara Vida
/Al Young California Poet Laureate emeritus
 Antonin Artaud
 Anais Nin
 Baudelaire -Les Fleurs du mal
 William Blake Archive
 Charles Bukowski - The Great Poet
 John Cage
 Ira Cohen
 Robert Creeley
 ee cummings  paintings
 Hermann Hesse  Paintings
 T. S. Eliot
 Krishnamurti
 Robert Lax
 Robert Lax poetry
 Pablo Neruda   poems
 Charles Olson
 Documentary of Ezra Pound youtube
 Ezra Pound's "Cantos," section LXXXI
  read by the poet
BEATS    gone/ gone/ gone beyond
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg performs William Blake
Richard Brautigan
William Burroughs
William Burroughs Reality Studio
Howard Hart by Armour Garland
Jack Hirschman Remembers:
Kenneth Rexroth and the Beats
Gregory Corso
Kirby Doyle links:
obituary, & announcement of memorial readingS F Chronicle, 05.14.03
Kirby Doyle page - Hammond Guthrie's Third Page
"The Birth of Digger Batman" by Kirby Doyle,as published in The Digger Papers
photo of Billy Batman & Kirby Doyle by Chuck Gould, (Diggers website)
Remembrances of Kirby Doyle
by McClure, Peter Coyote,Tisa Walden, Philomene Long and John Thomas, and Claude Hayward.
Jack Kerouac
Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
Philip Lamantia
Jack Micheline
In memory of Jack Micheline Poet-
by Jack Hirschman
Tribute to Jack Micheline by A.D. Winans
Lew Welch

Harold Norse July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
Charles Olson
Kenneth Rexroth
Rexroth in the Anachist Encyclopedia
Jack Spicer
 
Philip Whalen  
a chapbook
Mark Other Place by Phillip Whalen
Jack Foley The alsop review
Academy of Beat Poets
American Museum of Beat Art
The Beat Generation:
Beat SuperNova
California Beat Era
Cultural Chronology of Early Beat Generation Literature
THE GREAT BEAT GROUP PHOTO
Cosmic Baseball Association
How Beat Happened
Lit Kicks
Decade of Bebop, Beatniks & Painting
Arthur Monroe1998
Naropa U. Internet Archive
Harry Redl : Portraits of Beat Generation
Unspeakable Visions:
Beat Generation/Bohemian Dialectic
Why the Beats Still Matter
Beat Generation Video Archive
Artists San Francisco
Agneta Falk
Video
Agneta Falk creating Blue
JAMES CHA
and the North Beach Contrarian
George Long artist, musician
Phil Deal poet, artist, musician, inventor
Kim Schuck poet/artist
Larry Keenan photographer
Anahid artist
Torrey Nommesen  fractal artist
REDO artist
Visionary artist Ned Millett
Richard 'Lucky' Perri' Artist
Tina Tarnoff Artist
Christopher Trian Artist
Pecita Eyes Muralists
San Francisco Women Artists

The fight for the bohemian soul of North Beach's Caffe Trieste

Shig Murao: The Enigmatic Soul of City Lights and the San Francisco Beat Scene

BJ PAPA Interview by Catz Forsman.

Harry Smith Archives (1923-1991)
M.C. Escher Gallery
Paul Klee
Vincent van Gogh Gallery
Vincent van Gogh Letters
 
Literary stamps
Art Crimes Writing on the Wall
Art Daily
Women in the Arts National Museum
Women Painters Index: 1893 Expo
Women in Art video
Women are Art - Corot video
For the Love of Beauty!
Wenaus favorite poems
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Bartleby great books/classic poetry
Poetry Library UK *
The Poets Corner
Bibliomania Free Online Literature/ ?
The Library of Congress
Project Gutenberg
Poetry through the Ages
Poetry Foundation
*UBUWEB*
*Aspen web version - multimedia magazine in a box
Light and Dust Anthology
Neurotic Poets
Institute for study of Bohemian Literature
surrealist.comm ~ A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.
ODDS & ENDS
BayTaper.com
One Man's Multimedia Journey Through the San Francisco
Live Jazz & Creative Music Scene
Fusion Anomaly
objects that were found, mixed
and compiled by Atomjack
International SurreaLists Art
*dada - situationist
The Physik Garden
Transcendental Biographies:
The effect of the Transcendental Planet in the lives of historical, cultural and artistic personalities
 
Political Writings of George Orwell
Essays, newspaper columns, letters and editorials.
George Orwell
complete works,photos
For the Love of Beauty!
On The Edge The Hidden Art of Fore-Edge Book Painting
Sacred Text the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
Kenneth Patchen links
Kenneth Patchen
—Poetry and Jazz days, 1957–1959
Painted and Silkscreened Poems by Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen Home Page
Excerpts from Kenneth Sleeper Patchen Awake
Patchen: Man of Anger & Light by Henry Miller and A Letter to God by Kenneth Patchen 
open culture
The best free cultural & educational media on the web


more poetry at sfheart.com
Poetry a few of my favorites

The Desiderata

Love Quotes
eclectic snippets of prose and poetry.

Excerpts From "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran
"On Love"
Song of Love by Kahlil Gibra/

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