WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Margaret Randall gets radical
Author, activist, and poet Margaret Randall talks with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and reads from her book To Change the World: My Years in Cuba. Randall will discuss her life in Cuba during the 1970s and the relationship between women’s liberation and other revolutionary movements. No need to get a sitter for this event — childcare is provided by request.
7–9 p.m., $15
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck, Berk.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
An evening with Michael Pollan
Journalist Michael Pollan, best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, explains how food policy is a cornerstone of the three major crises facing our society: energy, climate, and healthcare. He proposes a “Sun Food Agenda” that involves change at the level of the farm, marketplace, and culture to improve our health, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and help redirect climate change. The event benefits Marin Organic.
7–8 p.m., $20–$75
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Government surveillance in a digital world
Explore law and technology of digital surveillance in the United States with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, whose representatives explain how digital technology is changing the way we communicate and interact, often resulting in the unprecedented exposure of our personal details.
7 p.m., $5–$10
925 Mission. SF
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
Benefit for Lyon Martin
Help raise money for Lyon Martin Health Services, the only community clinic in California that emphasizes queer women and transgender healthcare, at a fundraiser and party featuring an art auction, good music, friendly faces, and fun. Proceeds go straight to Lyon Martin.
1–3 p.m., $10–$100 donation
3158 Mission, SF
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Fundraiser for Peace and Justice Center
Help raise money for the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center at this live, silent auction for art, fine jewelry, weekend getaways, and more. Help the center continue to offer cultural programs to the Bay Area for a 43rd year.
11 a.m.–3 p.m., $5–$10 suggested donation
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity, Walnut Creek
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Cesar Chavez celebration
Enjoy a day of performances, spoken word, and live music to celebrate the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. On the bill are Nina Serrano, Makru, Capoiera UCA, Cuahtli Mitotiani Mexica, and much more. BAHIA, Just Food, and others will also be on hand to provide information about green living.
3:30–7 p.m., free
Berkeley farmer’s market
Derby Street at Martin Luther King, Berk.
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