A World in Flux: Lawrence Rinder and Malcolm Margolin in Conversation

Wednesday Mar 04 2015   7:00 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

The Brower Center hosts a conversation between two of Berkeley’s most treasured cultural statesmen: BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and Heyday Publisher Malcolm Margolin. In a wide-ranging discussion, they will share insights gained in their decades as the heads of an internationally-renowned art museum and trailblazing publishing house in one of the world’s most radical cities. Among other topics, Rinder and Margolin will explore the role of imagination in social and environmental change and the past, present, and future of the arts in California. Presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Heyday.

$5 Advance, $7 Door; for more information visit

Photo by Miguel Farias

People of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition

Wednesday Mar 04 2015   12:00 PM
Marin Civic Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 330  3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA  map

Join historian and author Laura Ackley for an audio-visual presentation on the fascinating people who played a role at San Francisco’s 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Following the presentation, Laura will autograph copies of her book, San Francisco’s Jewel City, which will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit


Edible Weeds and other Sustainable Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

Saturday Mar 07 2015   11:00 AM
Annie’s Annuals  740 Market Ave., Richmond, CA  map

Join Kevin Feinstein, author of The Bay Area Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area, for an exploration of local sustainable foraging. See examples of common, nutritious, and often delicious wild edible plants that can be found in the abundance of our local rainy season. Understand how to forage sustainably, even regeneratively, for plants and how to add them to your diet. Edible landscape plants suited for our climate and often found in our area will also be discussed. Books will be available for purchase.

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Lauren Bon and Jeremy Rosenberg discuss Under Spring

Tuesday Mar 10 2015   7:00 PM
Book Soup  8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  map

For the first time since the book’s release, author Jeremy Rosenberg and Lauren Bon will tell the story of Under Spring and address the provocative issues that come up in the book–from questions about the nature of ‘what is art’ to questions about what to do with urban voids, what is public space vs. private space, and so much more. They will also talk about Lauren’s work– from the 100 Mules project, to the Water Wheel she is working on in the Los Angeles River, to the Not A Cornfield project, to glass orchestras!

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

Photo by Miguel Farias

Jewel City: Books Inc., Chestnut Street

Tuesday Mar 10 2015   7:00 PM
Books Inc. Marina  2251 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give an illustrated presentation of the PPIE and sign copies of her book.

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Standing Witness: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Abolishing Slavery

Saturday Apr 18 2015   1:30 PM
San Jose State New Student Union Auditorium  9th & San Fernando, San Jose, CA  map

Stan Yogi, author of Wherever There’s a Fight, will participate in the symposium, “Californian Pioneers of Color from San Francisco Bay to San Jose: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Santa Clara Valley from Emancipation to Turning the 20th Century.” Other speakers include Herbert Ruffin, Rev. Jerry Drino, Bonnie Montgomery, and Jean Libby.

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