Pub date August 16, 2006

AUG. 16


Lovely Public

Who doesn’t like kisses? Chocolate ones, French ones, innocent ones – they’re all delicious. Especially tempting is “Delicious Surprise Kisses,” an infectiously hypnotic song by San Francisco’s the Lovely Public. The track displays the group’s impressive songwriting skills, which combine a finely tuned ear for interesting melodies with a knack for angular phrasing that makes sense and yet remains unpredictable. Come support one of the best up-and-coming local rock bands as they release their latest CD, Burning Tape at the Mystery Dinner (Wall of Sound), at the Make-Out Room. (Eliana Fiore)

With Dark Side of the Cop and Social Studies
9 p.m.
Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St., SF
(415) 647-2888

Urban permaculture intro

Find out about urban permaculture design and the certification program in the ecological division of Merritt College’s Landscape Horticulture Department from instructors such as Christopher Shein, who helped students create a large food forest and garden. (Deborah Giattina)

7 p.m.
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo, Berk.
(510) 548-2220, ext. 233