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1bardsfingertips
març 4, 2009, 4:07 pm

I am starting a new Topic to Make it Easier.

Feel free to add anything as you hear or read about it.

KAREN SCANLON & KIM FAHLEN
Description Scanlon and Fahlen discuss Lighthouses of San Diego.
Date Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Thu
Time 4:30 P.M.
Place Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

CRIS MAZZA
Description
Mazza discusses Trickle-Down Timeline.
Date Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place The Ink Spot @ Art Center Lofts
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

SUSAN ARNOUT SMITH
Description
Smith discusses Out at Night.
Date Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

RICHARD AARON
Description Aaron discusses Gauntlet.
Date Friday, March 6, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI
Description
Divakaruni discusses The Palace of Illusions at this dinner reception hosted by UCSD's Faculty Club.
Date Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Sat
Time 6 P.M.
Place Faculty Club
Cost $40.00
http://facclub.ucsd.edu/

HANNAH DENNISON AND MELINDA WELLS
Description
Dennison and Wells discuss their respective mystery novels Scoop! and Death Takes the Cake.
Date Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

CHRIS MARIE GREEN AND AMBER BENSON
Description The "urban fantasy" authors discuss their respective novels A Drop of Red and Death's Daughter.
Date Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Sat
Time 4 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

ELEANOR BLUESTEIN
Description Bluestein discusses Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales.
Date Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Sat
Time 7 P.M.
Place D.G. Wills Books
http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/

THREE COURSES - THREE GENRES
Authors Nancy Spiller, Steve Kowit, Sylvia Levinson, Trissy McGhee and Deborah Schneider discuss their latest works of literature about food. Admission is a donation of non-perishable foods.
Date Sunday, March 8, 2009 - Sun
Time 3 P.M.
Place The Grove
http://www.thegrovesandiego.com/

J.M. COETZEE
Description
Coetzee discusses his book Disgrace, with facilitator Robert Cancel, Ph.D.
Date Monday, March 9, 2009 - Mon
Time 6:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Place Central Library
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

TOM BASINSKI
Description
Basinkski discusses No Good Deed and Cross Country Evil.
Date Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - Tue
Time 6 P.M.
Place Spring Valley Library
http://www.springvalleylibrary.pbwiki.com/

ROBERT ALEXANDER
Description Alexander discusses The Romanov Bride.
Date Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - Wed
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.warwicks.com/

2bardsfingertips
març 11, 2009, 2:01 pm

For the week of 3-11 to 3-17

GEORGE MCGOVERN
The former senator and presidential candidate discusses his latest book, Abraham Lincoln.
Date Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - Wed
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place La Jolla Library
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

DAVID EAGLEMAN
Eagleman discusses Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.
Date Thursday, March 12, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.warwicks.com/

CAMILLE FORBES
Forbes facilitates a discussion of Dorothy West's The Wedding.
Date Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - Wed
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place Central Library
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

DAVID EAGLEMAN
Eagleman discusses Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.
Date Thursday, March 12, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.warwicks.com/

CAITLIN ROTHER
The former U-T reporter and true-crime writer discusses Body Parts.
Date Friday, March 13, 2009
Time 7 P.M.
Place Borders Mission Valley
http://www.bordersstores.com/

PARANORMAL BENDER TOUR
Authors Mario Acevedo (Jailbait Zombie), Mark Henry (Road Trip of the Living Dead), Caitlin Kittredge (Second Skin) and Cherie Priest (Fathom) all discuss their latest vampire novels.
Date Friday, March 13, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store
http://www.mysteriousgalaxy.com/

CAROL ZELAYA
Description Zelaya reads from her Emily the Chickadee series.
Date Saturday, March 14, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Borders Eastlake
http://www.bordersstores.com/

JOANNE FLUKE
Description Fluke discusses Cream Puff Murder.
Date Saturday, March 14, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

LARRY NIVEN & JERRY POURNELLE
Niven and Pournelle discuss Escape from Hell.
Date Saturday, March 14, 2009 - Sat
Time 4 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

BARRY EISLER
Eisler discusses his latest spy novel, Fault Line.
Date Sunday, March 15, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

BOOKWORKS B-DAY
Celebrate the 33rd year of business for the Del Mar bookstore with special discounts, wine, cookies and live music by the Chase Morrin Band.
Date Sunday, March 15, 2009 - Sun
Time 3 P.M.
Place BookWorks
http://www.book-works.com/

SCOTT SIGLER
Sigler discusses Contagious.
Date Monday, March 16, 2009 - Mon
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

3bardsfingertips
març 18, 2009, 8:04 pm

From 3-18 to 3-24

:-)

WORLD STORYTELLING DAY
San Diego Writers, Ink and UCSD Extension present this evening of readings by instructors and students, hosted by Allison Maderia-Joseph and Judy Reeves. At Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex.
Date Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Thu
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place UCSD Extension Complex
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/ucsd_extension_complex/1406/
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

RANDY WAYNE WHITE
Description White discusses Dead Silence.
Date Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store
http://www.mysteriousgalaxy.com/

DEBORAH TURRELL ATKINSON AND VICKI DELANY
Atkinson and Delany discuss their respective books, Pleasing the Dead and Valley of the Lost.
Date Friday, March 20, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

CELEBRATING THE SPRING EQUINOX
Take part in World Storytelling Day by listening to readings by Sarah Saulter, Linda Whiteside and Fred Laskowski.
Date Friday, March 20, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place The Ink Spot @ Art Center Lofts
Cost $10.00
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

EARLENE FOWLER
Fowler discusses Love Mercy.
Date Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

GAIL DIMITROFF
Description Dimitroff discusses her memoirs, MANDE!
Date Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Sat
Time 3 P.M.
Place Women's History Museum
http://www.whmec.org/

JON GINOLI
The Pansy Division guitarist discusses Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division, followed by an acoustic performance of the band's songs.
Date Sunday, March 22, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Borders Eastlake
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/borders_eastlake/528/
http://www.bordersstores.com/

S.G. BROWNE AND MICHAEL BOATMAN
Browne and Boatman discuss their respective books, Breathers and The Revenant Road.
Date Sunday, March 22, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

CAROLA DUNN
Dunn discusses Manna from Hades.
Date Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Tue
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO
A discussion on Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife led by Linda Canada, former president of the Friends of the UC Community Library.
Date Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Wed
Time 6 P.M.
Place University Community Library
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/university_community_library/235/
http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/

4bardsfingertips
març 25, 2009, 1:08 pm

For the week of 3-25 to 4-1 (no foolin')

ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO
A discussion on Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife led by Linda Canada, former president of the Friends of the UC Community Library.
Date Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - Wed
Time 6 P.M.
Place University Community Library
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/university_community_library/235/
http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/

CASSANDRA CLARE
Clare discusses City of Glass.
Date Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

NEIL STRAUSS
Strauss discusses Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life.
Date Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

KATHRYN STOCKETT & OCTAVIA SPENCER
Stockett and Spencer present a special reading/performance of excerpts from Stockett's debut novel, The Help.
Date Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/warwick_s_bookstore/215/
http://www.warwicks.com/

LISA LUTZ
Lutz discusses Revenge of the Spellmans.
Date Friday, March 27, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

DIANNE EMLEY
Emley discusses The Deepest Cut.
Date Saturday, March 28, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

BOOK LOVERS, COLLECTORS AND SELLERS
Mingle with members of the SD Booksellers Association and learn more about the local independent book community.
Date Sunday, March 29, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M. - 4 P.M.
Place Maxwell's House of Books
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/maxwell_s_house_of_books/1342/

PAUL LEVINE
Levine discusses Illegal.
Date Sunday, March 29, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

RAYMOND E. FEIST
Feist discusses Rides A Dread Legion.
Date Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Tue
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

TOM ZOELLNER
The investigative journalist discusses his latest book, URANIUM: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World.
Date Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place BookWorks
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/bookworks/433/
http://www.book-works.com/
http://www.sandiegobooksellers.org/

5bardsfingertips
abr. 1, 2009, 7:24 pm

From the week 4-1 to 4-7

DANI AND EYTAN KOLLIN
The authors of The Unincorporated Man discuss their book, sign copies of it, and answer questions.
Date Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

TOM ZOELLNER
Zoellner will discuss Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, his book about the history of of Uranium and political issues related to the mineral.
Date Thursday, April 2, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Borders Carmel Mountain

ALAN BOSS
Astronomer and NASA advisor Boss will sign and discuss his book The Crowded Universe, as part of the San Diego Science Festival.
Date Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Sat
Time 4 P.M.
Place Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/reuben_h_fleet_science_center/270/
http://www.warwicks.com/

JAMES FLANIGAN
Flanigan will discuss his new book Smile Southern California, You're the Center of the Universe: The Economy and People of a Global Region.
Date Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Sat
Time 7 P.M.
Place D.G. Wills Books
http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/

HARLAN COBEN WITH MISSY HIGGINS
Australian singer songwriter Higgins will perform songs from her album On A Clear Night and best-selling author Harlan Coben will read from his new novel Long Lost, in this unique joint appearance. Must purchase a copy of Long Lost from Warwick's bookstore in order to gain admission.
Date Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Sat
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Gillispie School
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/gillispie_school/1424/
http://www.warwicks.com/event/harlen-coben

A YEAR IN INK, VOL. 2
Contributers to San Diego Writers, Ink's second anthology A Year in Ink, Vol. 2 will read excerpts from their work, including fiction, poetry, memoir, and creative nonfiction.
Date Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Sun
Time 3 P.M.
Place The Grove
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/the_grove/799/
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/

ACE ATKINS
The author of Devil's Garden discusses his book, signs copies of it, and answers questions.
Date Monday, April 6, 2009 - Mon
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

TOM ZOELLNER
The investigative journalist discusses his latest book, URANIUM: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World.
Date Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place BookWorks
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/bookworks/433/
http://www.book-works.com/

6bardsfingertips
abr. 9, 2009, 12:03 pm

I completely forgot to do this last night/yesterday :-P

Well, here it is, kids. Enjoy!

Week from April 9th to April 14th...

DON FELDER
Felder discusses Heaven & Hell, his account of performing as a founding member of The Eagles.
Date Thursday, April 9, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place Borders Mission Valley
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/borders_mission_valley/308/

NATALIE BOVIS-NELSON
Bovis-Nelson discusses Preggatinis at this book signing and "alcohol-free cocktail party" for expecting mothers.
Date Thursday, April 9, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.warwicks.com/

MICHAEL CARROLL
The author/illustrator discusses Alien Volcanoes, his book about NASA's latest-breaking discoveries from different planets. Free with museum admission.
Date Friday, April 10, 2009 - Fri
Time 6 P.M.
Place Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
http://www.rhfleet.org/

ANN AGUIRRE & LINDA THOMAS-SUNDSTROM
Aguirre and Thomas-Sundstrom discuss their respective books, Blue Diablo and Barbie & The Beast.
Date Friday, April 10, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/mysterious_galaxy_book_store/166/
http://www.mysteriousgalaxy.com/

MICHELE SCOTT & DIANA KILLIAN
Scott and Killian discuss their respective books, Corked by Cabaret and Docketful of Poesy.
Date Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

P. SCOTT RICKE
Ricke discusses his book about slowing the aging process, The Little Book of Beauty.
Date Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/barnes_noble_mira_mesa/723/

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
A monthly series discussing works of "Love & Forgiveness." This month: Camille Forbes leads a discussion of Toni Morrison's Jazz.
Date Monday, April 13, 2009 - Mon
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place Central Library
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/central_library/83/
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

BARRIE SUMMY
Summy discusses I So Don't Do Mysteries.
Date Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - Wed
Time 4 P.M.
Place Spring Valley Library
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/spring_valley_library/802/
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

(This guy is all over the place!!)
TOM ZOELLNER
Zoellner discusses Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, his book about the history of Uranium and political issues related to the mineral.
Date Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - Wed
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Borders Carmel Mountain
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/borders_carmel_mountain/77/

(And here he is again)
TOM ZOELLNER
The investigative journalist discusses his latest book, URANIUM: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World.
Date Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Thu
Time 7 P.M.
Place BookWorks
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/bookworks/433/

So all of you know, I get these events from San Diego City Beat Magazine. Please visit them and check out all their other (non-book) events and drop them a line.

7bardsfingertips
abr. 17, 2009, 1:13 pm

Eeep! I am two days late. Sorry, kids!

Here you go...from this Friday, the 17th and onward!

NATASHA TRETHEWEY
rethewey discusses Native Guard and Bellocq's Ophelia.
Date Friday, April 17, 2009 - Fri
Time 7 P.M.
Place Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/joan_b_kroc_institute_for_peace/125...
http://www.croppercenter.com/

JEAN TWENGE
Twenge discusses Generation Me, a sociological study of people born in the '70s, '80s and '90s. At Library Foyer, MiraCosta College campus.
Date Friday, April 17, 2009 - Fri
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place MiraCosta College
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/miracosta_college/769/
http://www.miracosta.edu/

KELLY CORRIGAN
Corrigan discusses The Middle Place.
Date Saturday, April 18, 2009 - Sat
Time 10 A.M.
Place Borders Mission Valley

DAVID LUCERO
Description Lucero discusses The Sandman.
Date Saturday, April 18, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Write Out Loud presents this reading of stories about food.
Date Saturday, April 18, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Cygnet Theatre
Cost $12.00
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/cygnet_theatre/356/

DAVID BENIOFF
Benioff discusses City of Thieves, a coming-of-age story taking place during the Nazi's siege of Leningrad in WWII.
Date Saturday, April 18, 2009 - Sat
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/warwick_s_bookstore/215/
http://www.warwicks.com/

HARLEY JANE KOZAK AND LINDA O. JOHNSTON
Kozak and Johnston discuss their respective novels, A Date You Can't Refuse and Never Say Sty.
Date Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

BOOK & A BEER
Join author Brian Yaeger to drink Stone Smoked Porter and discuss his latest book, Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey.
Date Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Sun
Time 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Place Stone Brewing Co.
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/stone_brewing_co/147/
http://www.stonebrew.com/

A YEAR IN INK, VOL. 2
Contributors to San Diego Writers, Ink's second anthology A Year in Ink, Vol. 2 read excerpts from their work.
Date Monday, April 20, 2009 - Mon
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place Central Library
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/central_library/83/
http://www.sandiegolibrary.org/

KYLE MILLS
Mills discusses Lords of Corruption.
Date Monday, April 20, 2009 - Mon
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/warwick_s_bookstore/215/
http://www.warwicks.com/

MARK ARAX
Arax discusses West of the West: Dreamer, Believers, Builders and Killers in the Golden State.
Date Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Tue
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

MIKE ROBBINS
Robbins discusses Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.
Date Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Tue
Time 7 P.M.
Place Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

SUNBELT AUTHORS
Authors Diana Lindsay, Leland Fetzer and Bette Blaydes discuss their works at this Earth Day event.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Wed
Time 4 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Place Sunbelt Books
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/sunbelt_books/1450/
http://www.sunbeltbooks.com/

GARY SMALL
Small discusses iBrain: Surviving the Technological Moderation of the Modern Mind.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Wed
Time 7 P.M.
Place BookWorks
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/bookworks/433/
http://www.book-works.com/

PICO IYER
The travel writer discusses The Open Road, a portrait of the Dalai Lama.
Date Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Wed
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

8OsideNative
abr. 20, 2009, 4:12 pm

Cloris Leachman will be discussing and signing in Escondido this coming Saturday, April 25.
http://www.library.escondido.org/images/C.-Leachman.jpg

9bardsfingertips
abr. 20, 2009, 6:42 pm

Oh, I love her! And I love/miss that Library. It had the best video store for a kid like me.

...I think I even rented Young Frankenstein from said library ;)

10TeacherDad
abr. 29, 2009, 1:27 am

I heard Sherman Alexie will be a La Jolla Library book event in May... ?

11whymaggiemay
abr. 29, 2009, 7:02 pm

#10 I love Alexie, and might even be convinced to go to La Jolla (a place I hate to drive in and out of) if I knew when and where. When I clicked on Local it didn't show him appearing at Warwicks.

12TeacherDad
maig 2, 2009, 12:22 am

ah ha, found it: SD Children's Book Festival

http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/news-events/bookfestival.shtml

We went last year and had a great time, lots of author, books, and the Library pulls out a bunch of books for sale...

p.s. and maggiemay, you don't have to actually drive into LJ!

13TeacherDad
maig 9, 2009, 9:36 pm

Hope some of you made it out to the Childrens Book Festival -- lots of good music and ran into Sherman Alexie (why no touchstone on the man who wrote Reservation Blues and Toughest Indian in the World, etc, etc?)... and came home with 3 bags and a backpack full of books!

14bardsfingertips
maig 28, 2009, 12:04 pm

Oh my gosh...I have been so neglectful of this particular Topic! Things in the office have been quite hectic, plus I have been doing a little overtime that has me traveling. Blah!

To make things easier (hopefully) this one time, here's where I usually pull the information from:

http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/event/search/?category=33

15ennyl
juny 2, 2009, 12:30 am

GOOD BOYS
Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company presents a play by Jane Martin

UCSanDiego Mandell Weiss Forum Studio Theatre 2910 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

June 4-14. 19:30 - 21:00
(Sunday performances 14:30 - 16:30)
Ticket Prices: $22 - $27

Special discounts for nonprofit organizations and groups of 10 or more - call 619-342-7395 for details Information & Tickets: 619-342-7395 Information about Good Boys is available at www.moolelo.net

16bardsfingertips
juny 11, 2009, 12:30 pm

From June 11th and on to next week...

MIKE TORREY
Torrey discusses Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment.
Date Thursday, June 11, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

GAELLEN QUINN
Quinn discusses The Last Aloha, her examination of Hawaiian history.
Date Saturday, June 13, 2009 - Sat
Time 4 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Place Borders Carlsbad

STEVEN PRATT
Pratt discusses Superhealth, a ten-step, six-week guide to build toward a healthier lifestyle.
Date Monday, June 15, 2009 - Mon
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

MELISSA JOSEPH
Joseph discusses Moments with Baxter, with her 19-year-old "therapy dog" Baxter in tow.
Date Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - Tue
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

DANALEE BUHLER
Buhler discusses Running from Coyote: A White Family Among the Navajo.
Date Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - Wed
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place Encinitas Library

17bardsfingertips
juny 22, 2009, 6:10 pm

I decided to add films to this. I am a little late into the week, but I will be adding from the "One time only" selection off San Diego Citybeat's website.

Here are some upcoming events. Note: this list is usually much longer, but I am late posting it.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: This lovely little movie from Wayne Wang finds Mr. Shi traveling from Beijing to the U.S. after his daughter’s divorce. He’s got a plan to get her back on track and save her marriage, but she couldn’t be less interested. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Sometimes, with distance, a crappy movie looks better. Not this one. Screens at dusk on Tuesday, June 23, at Viejas Outlet Center. Free.

Dazed and Confused: Richard Linklater’s epic look at the lives of middle-school and high-school kids on the last day of school in 1976 is one of the best movies about the 1970s—ever. Even if it unleashed Matthew McConaughey’s career. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Iron Man: Yes, the Robert Downey Jr. superhero movie was one of the most entertaining of 2008. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be mocked. Catch the movie with running commentary from the fine folks at Rifftrax at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Stone Brewery and Bistro in Escondido. Free.

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For me, the best is the last one because I am a fan of the Rifftrax gang (see Mystery Science Theater 3000).

18bardsfingertips
juny 25, 2009, 12:39 pm

From June 25th and on...

Books!

JANE GREEN
Green discusses Dune Road at this event sponsored by Warwick's Books. Cost includes a signed book, light appetizers and a glass of wine. See website for tickets.
Date Thursday, June 25, 2009 - Thu
Time 6 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore
Cost $35.00

ADAM SCHELL
Schell discusses Tomato Rhapsody at this special book event featuring dinner, wine and cooking demonstrations. Tickets include a signed copy of the book.
Date Friday, June 26, 2009 - Fri
Time 6 P.M.
Place Isabel's Cantina
Cost $55.00
http://www.warwicks.com/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/isabel_s_cantina/1473/

MELISSA MARR
Marr discusses Fragile Eternity.
Date Saturday, June 27, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Mysterious Galaxy Book Store

PAGE AND STAGE: THE POWER OF THE ILIAD TODAY (This sounds awesome. I would love to go.)
Scholar Charles Chamberlain leads a discussion on Oliver Stone's film, Platoon, tying the themes of the Iliad to modern-day events. Followed by a screening of the film.
Date Sunday, June 28, 2009 - Sun
Time 2 P.M.
Place Central Library

BRIAN EULE
Eule discusses Match Day, his latest about three women and their hospital residencies.
Date Monday, June 29, 2009 - Mon
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

MIKE FARRELL
The former M*A*S*H star discusses Of Mule and Man, a personal account of his road trip through America, meeting activists and social-justice advocates.
Date Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - Wed
Time 6 P.M.
Place La Mesa Community Center
http://www.akashicbooks.com/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/la_mesa_community_center/394/

UCSD ALUMNI BOOK CLUB
The newly formed discussion group examines Daniel Silva's Moscow Rules. At Campus Bookstore, UCSD.
Date Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - Wed
Time 6 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Place UCSD
http://www.alumni.ucsd.edu/bookclub

LISA SEE
See discusses Shanghai Girls, her new book about two wealthy sisters in 1930s China.
Date Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - Wed
Time 6:30 P.M.
Place Central Library

Movies!

Dazed and Confused: Richard Linklater’s epic look at the lives of middle-school and high-school kids on the last day of school in 1976 is one of the best movies about the 1970s—ever. Even if it unleashed Matthew McConaughey’s career. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Iron Man: Yes, the Robert Downey Jr. superhero movie was one of the most entertaining of 2008. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be mocked. Catch the movie with running commentary from the fine folks at Rifftrax at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Stone Brewery and Bistro in Escondido. Free.

Casablanca: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Ingrid Bergman walks into Humphrey Bogart’s. Absolutely an American classic. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

Best chase scenes ever: Citizen Video pulls together footage from some of the great chase scenes in cinema history. We’re partial to Steve McQueen in Bullitt. Starts at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Whistle Stop Bar in South Park. Free.

The Wizard of Oz: Somewhere, over the rainbow, you showed up early enough to get a good spot for your blanket. Screens at dusk, Friday, June 26, at Heritage Park in Old Town.

Wet Hot American Summer: The list of people on their way up who appeared in this T&A take on ’80s softcore camp comedies includes Janeane Garofolo, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon and Michael Ian Black. Screens at midnight Saturday, June 27, at the Ken Cinema.

The Road Warrior: In the all-time-favorite action movie of CityBeat film editor Anders Wright, Mel Gibson takes on some seriously ugly post-apocalyptic bad guys while trying to get enough gas for his pimped-out ride. Screens at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Whistle Stop Bar in South Park. Free.

King Corn: Corn—called maize by our Native American friends—is a troubling crop. This doc looks at how we grow it, distribute it, run our cars with it and eat it with butter. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Café Libertalia in Hillcrest. Free.

Fugitive Pieces: Rade Sherbedgia (the “sneaky effin Russian” from Snatch) is a Greek archaeologist in Nazi-occupied Poland who shelters Jakob, an orphaned 7-year-old Jewish boy. After the war, they migrate to Canada, but as the boy grows into a man, he can’t shake the loss of his family. An early kickoff for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, it screens at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture in La Jolla.

Elegy: Isabel Coixet directs this adaptation of Philip Roth’s short novel The Dying Animal, about serial-seducing college professor Ben Kingsley, whose life is turned upside down when he falls for former student Penelope Cruz. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

For the Bible Tells Me So: This documentary monitors five all-American families that include gay sons or daughters. San Diego Pride is putting on the screening, and any donations received will go toward bolstering youth programming in this year’s festival (July 18 and 19). Screens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at Lestat’s West in Normal Heights. Donation requested.

Top Gun: Most famous movie ever shot in San Diego? Nah, that’s Some Like it Hot, but Top Gun’s a close second. Just imagine a world in which Goose scared off Iceman and the Russkies because Maverick didn’t make it. We can dream, right? Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

The Princess Bride: If you’ve seen Rob Reiner’s 1987 fantasy and didn’t like it, you have no soul. Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn and Peter Cook only add to the reasons you should want to revisit this one. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Stone Brewery and Bistro in Escondido. Free.

19bardsfingertips
jul. 6, 2009, 12:04 pm

Huh...the book section on the City Beat web page doesn't want to work for me right now...

Here's some one-time only films playing today and on instead:

Phoebe in Wonderland: Nifty little indie that never found its way to San Diego. Elle Fanning (Dakota’s sis) is Phoebe, a little girl who’s just a little different from other little girls and doesn’t fit in until she meets drama teacher Patricia Clarkson. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Visioneers: Part of the San Diego Film Festival’s You Be the Judge nights, this dark comedy stars Zach Galifianakis as a mid-level drone in a mildly futuristic corporation where people are spontaneously combusting due to unhappiness. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. $8 donation earns a beer and a raffle ticket.

A Senseless Death / Una Muerta sin Sentido: Documentary looking at two young Marines who were born in Mexico, raised in San Diego County and killed in Iraq. Fernando Suarez del Solar, a local activist and the father of one of the slain Marines, will be on hand for a post-screening discussion. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Ocean’s Eleven: Steven Soderberg and the dream team of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon turned in a remake of the Rat Pack casino-heist original that was better that its source material, even though the two sequels that it spawned weren’t. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Bring out your dead! Yes, it’s the Holy Grail of Monty Python movies. Screens at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Stone Brewery and Bistro in Escondido. Free.

20bardsfingertips
jul. 16, 2009, 6:56 pm

Book stuff!

The American Prospect senior correspondent discusses Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future.
Date Thursday, July 16, 2009 - Thu
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

Bessesen discusses Look Who Lives in the Ocean!
Date Saturday, July 18, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

The California State Librarian and USD professor discusses Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1960-1965.
Date Monday, July 20, 2009 - Mon
Time 7:30 P.M.
Place Warwick's Bookstore

Herbert and Anderson discuss Paul of Dune over craft beers, while rock group Roswell Six perform a live set to celebrate the release of their new CD.
Date Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - Wed
Time 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Place Stout Public House

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FILM!

One Time Only

Blazing Saddles: This will always be Mel Brooks’ masterpiece, a brutally funny, anti-PC satire about a black man hired to be the new sheriff of a town in the Old West. Also, it’s the first film to include fart sounds. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: The movie that made Sean Penn a star. San Diego’s Cameron Crowe wrote Fast Times, the ultimate high-school movie, but it wouldn’t have been the same without Penn’s Spicoli, who needs only tasty waves and a cool buzz to be just fine. Screens at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Stone Brewery and Bistro in Escondido. Free.

The Party: Peter Sellers is supposed to be fired from the studio where he works. Instead, he ends up on the invite list for a party thrown by the head honcho. Part of the Mid-Century California exhibition, Blake Edwards’ comedy screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at The Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Bill Murray is a Cousteau-like undersea explorer, and Owen Wilson is the son he never knew he had. Or is he? Another of Wes Anderson’s dysfunctional family dramedies, it screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Sea Rocket Bistro in North Park. Free.

From Russia With Love: Sure, Daniel Craig was great in one James Bond movie. But Sean Connery is still the definitive double-oh-seven. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

Viva Nelson Mandela: A Hero for All Seasons: You know that song “Free Nelson Mandela”? It’s totally dated now. Screens at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Strangers on a Train: Raymond Chandler co-wrote the screenplay to Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller about a tennis pro approached by a psycho who wants to team up on the perfect murder. Oh, and they’re on a train. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

Ghostbusters: Whatever you do, don’t cross the beams. Screens at midnight Saturday, July 18, at the Ken Cinema.

The Sensation of Sight: The always-outstanding David Straithairn is Finn, an English teacher closing in on retirement and a midlife crisis at the same time. Screens at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Two Lovers: Is this really the final film from Joaquin Phoenix? That hip-hop career hasn’t really blown up. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

The World According to Monsanto: Takes a hard look at the multinational food corporation and its evil plans to rule the world. Screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Lestat’s West in Normal Heights. Free.

Hotel for Dogs: Good road-trip tip: All Motel 6s take dogs. This kid-friendly movie, on the other hand, makes bitches out of Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow and Kevin Dillon. Screens at dusk on Tuesday, July 21, at Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. Free.

Valley Girl: Like, gag me with a spoon. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Snatch: It’s been downhill for Guy Ritchie since this sharp, funny crime drama that turned Jason Statham into a leading man. You can’t understand a word Brad Pitt says, and it’s one of the best things he’s ever done. Screens at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido. Free.

21bardsfingertips
jul. 23, 2009, 12:01 pm

Look! I am on time!

Book stuff:

WIL WHEATON, BOOKS & BEER
Enjoy a brew with the former child star as he discusses his numerous books and engages in casual conversation.
Date Thursday, July 23, 2009 - Thu
Time 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Place Stone Brewing Co.
http://www.stonebrew.com/

NCAP BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA
The North County Authors and Poets hold their fifth annual book event, featuring appearances by authors Hal Flemings, Curt Erler, James Pontious, Jennifer Kise, Barbara Deming, Mary Lenore Quigley and more.
Date Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Sat
Time 11 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Place Escondido Public Library

FINDING THE HUMOR IN ROMANCE
Writer Mary Leo discusses Cabin Fever, along with her many other stories. See website to RSVP.
Date Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Sat
Time 2 P.M.
Place Women's History Museum
http://www.whmec.org/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/women_s_history_museum/386/

MATT POTTER AND JIM HOLMAN
San Diego Reader editors Potter and Holman discuss former colleague Judith Moore's A Bad, Bad Boy.
Date Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Sat
Time 7 P.M.
Place D.G. Wills Books
http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/d_g_wills_books/97/

WRITER'S BOOK CLUB
Linda Salem leads a discussion of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Date Sunday, July 26, 2009 - Sun
Time 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Place The Ink Spot @ Art Center Lofts
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/the_ink_spot_art_center_lofts/480/

SD WRITER'S, INK MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The local writers group introduces its new board members and officers, as well as discussing its plans for the next year.
Date Monday, July 27, 2009 - Mon
Time 7 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Place The Ink Spot @ Art Center Lofts

SEXUAL BOOK LIST
See what Dr. Jenn recommends to enhance your sex life and why. See website to RSVP.
Date Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - Wed
Time 7 P.M. - 9 P.M.
Place Cafe Libertalia
Cost $20.00
http://www.drjennsden.com/
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/location/place/cafe_libertalia/1134/

MOVIES!!!
One Time Only

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court: Part of PBS’ POV series, this documentary looks at ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his efforts to take down jerks like the president of Sudan. Hopefully, the sequel will find him busting Dick Cheney. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Valley Girl: Like, gag me with a spoon. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Days of Dirt: Mountain-biking movie featuring a mix of downhill and freestyling serves as a benefit for the San Diego Mountain Bike Association. Yes, there will be drink specials. Screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Ken Club in Kensington.

Out of the Past: Classic noir stars Robert Mitchum as small-town gas jockey Jeff Bailey, whose past catches up with him in the form of Kirk Douglas’ Whit Sterling. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

San Diego International Children’s Film Festival: This year’s fest kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a collection of shorts at Screen on the Green, in front of the Museum of Art in Balboa Park. For Comic-Con attendees, there’ll be a full day of kids films from around the world on Sunday, July 26.

Barbarella: Yep, before she won her Best Actress Oscar, Jane Fonda bared all in outer space. Screens at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills.

War on Democracy: And after democracy, we’re going after the Libertarians! Screens at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Pink Floyd The Wall: Shaved eyebrows mandatory. Oh, and, by the way, which one’s Pink? Screens at midnight, Saturday, July 25, at the Ken Cinema.

Lebowski Fest: Are you an achiever? Do you abide? This might be the best way for you to meet like-minded Lebowski fans, who will be gathering to bowl, drink white Russians and watch their fave film on July 26 and 27 (check www.lebowskifest.com for details). See our feature story.

Waltz with Bashir: Plenty of people were surprised when Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman’s animated recollection of the Lebanon War in the early 1980s didn’t win Best Foreign Language Film last year. Screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Central Library, Downtown. Free.

Surf’s Up: Remember how crazy we were for penguin movies a couple of years ago? And for Shia? Yeah, we’re pretty much over both of them. Screens at dusk on Tuesday, July 28, at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. Free.

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone: An epic anime imported from Japan, the first of a four-part series about teenage mecha pilots—kids who drive giant fighting robots, for you noobs—trying to save a post-apocalyptic Tokyo 2.0 from awesome invading aliens. Screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at UltraStar Mission Valley.

Harold and Maude: CityBeat film editor Anders Wright’s favorite movie. Death-obsessed young Harold (Bud Cort) falls for Maude (Ruth Gordon), an almost-octogenarian who’s all about life. Screens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at The Pearl Hotel in Point Loma. Free.

Snatch: It’s been downhill for Guy Ritchie since this sharp, funny crime drama that turned Jason Statham into a leading man. You can’t understand a word Brad Pitt says, and it’s one of the best things he’s ever done. Screens at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido. Free.

22WordMaven
gen. 29, 2010, 2:32 pm

The Big Read Kickoff
Saturday, January 30, 2010 • 5-7 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Center
(adjacent to El Cajon Library)

Celebrate the start of our countywide reading of The Grapes of Wrath. Enjoy dance music of the '30s with Bert Turetzky and Grateful Living, book-related activities, refreshments and friends! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the San Diego Food Bank. For more information call (858) 694-2415.

23bardsfingertips
feb. 2, 2010, 12:03 pm

Today is the day. The casual reading of the first part of King Lear @ Upstart. Here's the site for details.

http://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org/events.html#open

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