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Tribute to a radical poet Green Arcade, 1680 Market, SF. www.thegreenarcade.com. 7pm, free. Committed political radical and award-winning writer-poet Marilyn Buck was imprisoned over 30 years for her revolutionary activities, and freed less than a month before her death from cancer at age 62. Join local author Sin Soracco (who has penned Low Bite and Edge City) in celebrating the release of Buck’s posthumous release Inside/Out: Selected Poems.
“Sex Money Power” exhibition Project One Gallery, 251 Rhode Island, SF. www.p1sf.com. Also Thu/7, 7pm-noon, free. This contemporary art show is about the things we all crave — sex, money, and power. Glossy and glamorized paintings by Nick Flatt depict images of these vices using a modern, graphic style.
“Sustainable Catch”: Cooking and wine pairing at NightLife California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, SF. calacademy.org/events. 6pm-10pm. $12. Celebrate World Oceans Day with food and wine from Sausalito’s sustainable seafood joints, Fish and Ki. Watch as chefs wield their fish expertise and razor-sharp knives as they teach on how to pair dishes with wine. Schmooze with members of local ocean conservation organizations, who will also be in attendance and available to answer all your wet ‘n’ wild questions.
World Naked Bike Ride Justin Herman Plaza, SF. Facebook: World Naked Bike Ride San Francisco. 11am-4pm, free. It’s that time again — time to get undressed to the nines and pedal alongside tens of thousands of nude crusaders the world over, who will be joining similar rides in other cities in protest of global dependency on oil cartels. Naked protests, our favorite.
Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Various San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa County shelters. www.maddiesadoptathon.org. Also Sun/10. Today, visit 13 Bay Area pet shelters and rescue groups who are offering free canine and feline adoptions — it’s the perfect day to find your new best friend. Whatever shelter you choose will benefit as well — local nonprofit Maddie’s Fund will give each organization $500 to $2,000 for every furry friend that gets taken home.
Beer cooking with Top Chef‘s Ryan Scott Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust, Walnut Creek. www.pyramidbrew.com. 4pm-6pm, free. Arrive early to snag a seat for this live broadcast of Cooking with Ryan Scott on KGO 18 AM. Using his favorite suds, Top Chef‘s Scott will cook and grill, discuss pairings, and explore the beer cocktail. Pyramid will be serving up samples of the ales and infused treats featured.
Urban Agriculture coming of age farm tours Various Bay Area farms. www.iuhoakland.com. 11am-6pm, last tour starts at 5pm, $5 per tour. The urban agriculture movement is expanding and the Institute of Urban Homesteading is inviting you to tour private backyards, frontyards, yards of every size really, to see what established urban farmers in the Bay Area are up to. Take a gander at what productive urban agriculture can look like on a small, medium, large, or extra-large urban lot by signing up for one of these home garden tours.
Writers With Drinks literary night Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF. 7:30pm-9:30pm, $5–$10 sliding scale. Enjoy a spoken word variety show featuring poetry, stand-up comedy, and readings from literature of many genres at an event that raises money for important local causes. Come see why Guardian readers have given it the Best of the Bay award for “Best Literary Night” six years in a row.
Nice Collective sample sale 1999 Bryant, SF. www.nicecollective.com, www.blasthaus.com. Noon-5pm, free. Calling all fashionistas, listen to live DJ sets while you muse over temporary art installations and the modern fashion collections of this local brand. Today’s shopping event includes reduced-price garments from past and present seasons, plus limited edition and prototype items.
Record your story with StoryCorps Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission, SF. www.storycorps.org. 11am-4pm, free. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the US — a day that we now honor as Loving Day. To honor this monumental ruling, StoryCorps hosts a special community recording day for multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and mixed heritage individuals, couples, and families. Come share the story of your family — it might be chosen to become one of StoryCorps animated narrations.
Bryan Gruley whodunit author reading Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera. www.bryangruley.com. 7pm, free, $25 for hardcover book. While elderly residents enjoy bingo night in the small town of Starvation Lake, mysterious break-ins plague their homes. Someone is rifling through their financial and personal files, but taking nothing. When the break-ins escalate to murder, worry turns to panic. Follow the protagonist — a journalist forced to investigate the case — as author Bryan Gruley describes his new mystery novel.