Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will speak about the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition at the Moraga Historical Society.
For more information visit http://www.moragahistory.org.
Saturday Oct 10 2015
St. Mary's College 1500 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga, CA
Sunday Oct 11 2015
Lafayette Library and Learning Center 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #214 , Lafayette, CA
Litquake comes to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, presenting a program of panel discussions on truth, beauty, and books about the environment you live in.
Wilderness Where You Find It, 1:00PM
Wilderness is personal, political, historic, and threatened. Three original thinkers — Novella Carpenter, Mary Ellen Hannibal, and Jason Mark — will discuss what we talk about when we talk about wilderness, and how they connect with the wild in original and accessible ways.
Publishing California, 2:00PM
Kim Bancroft and Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin will share the revelries of oral history in a discussion of how California history has been and is being discovered, talked about, and shaped through books.
The Art and Science of the Tidepool, 3:00PM
Art and science have had a secret thing going on at least since da Vinci. Learn about the methods of photographic discernment of pattern and meaning, and how citizen science is enjoining regular people to observe, record, and protect the natural world. Featuring Josie Iselin and Rebecca Johnson.
Rendering Landscapes, 4:00PM
Laura Cunningham, Tom Killion, and John Muir Laws will discuss how they create what Joseph Campbell called “aesthetic arrest,” capturing the glories of nature in deep and original ways.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.litquake.org/events/rendering-landscapes.
Tuesday Oct 13 2015
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center 209 N Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA
Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will speak at the Cloverdale Historical Society.
$10; for more information visit http://www.cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org/events/spring-speaker/.
Tuesday Oct 13 2015
California Historical Society 678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Join the authors of Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California for a special presentation and book signing at the California Historical Society. Winner of the CHS Book Award, Game Changers examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections – revealing the forces behind the voter choices and the consequences that carry over to this day.
This evening the authors will focus their discussion on the role of key San Franciscans in the 1878-79 chaotic re-write of California’s enigmatic constitution that remains in force to this day, how San Francisco prosecutor Hiram Johnson revolutionized state government in the early 20th century, how the extraordinary leadership of Earl Warren launched California’s post-war growth, and how legendary lobbyist Artie Samish – a native San Franciscan – dictated policy making at the capitol in the run-up to historic political reform.
Free for CHS and Heyday members, general admission $1.27; for more information visit http://gamechangerssf.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday Oct 14 2015
Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
Tom Killion will discuss his new book, California’s Wild Edge, and show how he makes his multi-color woodblock prints. Book signing and sale, plus a few new prints.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-at-the-state-library-presents-an-evening-with-artist-tom-killion-tickets-18073411059.
Wednesday Oct 14 2015
Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave. , Albany, CA
Tony Rowell, author of Sierra Starlight, will speak at the Friends of the Albany Library annual membership meeting.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=ACL&curKey1=Albany%20Branch
Thursday Oct 15 2015
UC Berkeley 241 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA
Friday Oct 16 2015
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA
Book artist Charles Hobson will join his daughter, Mary Daniel Hobson, to describe the creation of the children’s book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky. Come and learn about this three generation collaboration between a three year old, her mother and her grandfather. Hear about how the story was developed and how the design and illustrations and were made. Charles Hobson’s remarks about the design and illustration of the book will feature prototypes and preliminary drawings that came from responding to the narrative created by his daughter and granddaughter. This presentation precedes the October 17 workshop at SFCB by Charles Hobson and Sandra Hobson entitled Memoir & the Artist’s Book.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit sfcb.org/the-wolf-who-ate-the-sky.
Friday Oct 16 2015
Pacific Grove Public Library 550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
Friday Oct 16 2015
San Francisco Marriott 780 Mission St. (at 4th St.), San Francisco, CA
Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will deliver the keynote speech at the Appraisal Institute’s 2015 Annual Fall Conference.
Registration required; for more information visit http://www.norcal-ai.org/amass/doc-get-pub/event/205/2015_Fall_Conference_Brochure.pdf
Saturday Oct 17 2015
USC Doheny Memorial Library 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA
Experience the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the 10th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions—from the Autry National Center of the American West and the Los Angeles Public Library to private collectors whose materials fill the gaps left in the region’s history. In all, more than 70 archives will be represented at this event. Featuring LAtitudes author Charles Hood, along with Dan Koppel, Josh Sides, Nathan Masters, and Sylvia Sukop.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar.
Saturday Oct 17 2015
Campus Commons Nepenthe Clubhouse 1131 Commons Dr., Sacramento, CA
Join Steve Swatt and coauthors Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo and Becky LaVally for the launch of their award-winning book Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California. Winner of the California Historical Society Book Award, “Game Changers” examines twelve historic elections that helped make California what it is today. Avid Reader will have books for sale.
Monday Oct 19 2015
Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA
An award-winning photographer with photos featured in Astronomy, Backpacker, Mountain Bike Action, Nature’s Best and Outdoor Photographer magazines, Tony Rowell shares his magical image collection, Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell. A slideshow presentation will be included in this event.
For more information visit http://www.booksinc.net/event/tony-rowell-books-inc-berkeley.
Tuesday Oct 20 2015
The Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland, California
Join us as we celebrate the future of Heyday, including Hey, Nature!, Heyday’s bold new project to reimagine Californians’ relationship to the environment. Kim Stanley Robinson will be the emcee for the evening, helping us to see the future of California and beyond. Before the program you’ll be free to roam the museum galleries, mingle with Heyday staff, board, authors, and friends, and leaf through the newest books and upcoming projects. So please come, have fun, be inspired, and let us know that in this time of transition we can count on you to keep the legacy of Heyday alive.
Tickets are $150 ($175 if purchased after October 9) and can be purchased at heydayharvest2015.eventbrite.com or by calling (510) 549-3564, x 316. Sponsorships are also available.
Many thanks to our generous event sponsors!
Delaney and Chin Studios ~ East Bay Regional Park District ~ Richard Nagler and Sheila Sosnow
Graham Chisholm ~ Patrick Golden ~ Claudia Jurmain
Bay Nature ~ Berkeley Public Library Foundation ~ Rob Browning and Linda Maio ~ Oakland Zoo ~ Michael and Shirley Traynor
Thursday Oct 22 2015
Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA
Heyday authors J.K. Dineen and John King willl speak at Bird & Beckett Books and Records.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.birdbeckett.com/category/events/
Saturday Oct 24 2015
CSUN Art Galleries 18111Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA
The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition that brings together four artists from Southern California‘s Inland Empire. The exhibition will consist of collaborative and independent works, as well as recent and new work by the four artists. Photographer Thomas McGovern and poet Juan Delgado are professors at California State University, San Bernardino; they work together collaboratively, merging photographs, objects, poetry, and prose that reflect shared sensibilities about the landscape of their hometown and the immigrant experience. Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers,” are multimedia artists who work both collaboratively and independently, making varied work influenced by Mexican street murals, hand-painted signs, graffiti, and the social and political climates that affect blue-collar communities. In addition to the installation, a small publication will accompany the exhibition. It will include a variety of images and poetry that expand on and highlight some of the works on display. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 12-8pm. Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/art-galleries.
Sunday Oct 25 2015
SF Jazz Center, Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street (at Fell), San Francisco, CA
Arthur Dong’s Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 is among this year’s winners of the Thirty-Sixth Annual American Book Awards, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation.
Open to the public; for more information visit http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/foundation-news/2015-american-book-awards/
Monday Oct 26 2015
San Francisco State University, Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center 1650 Holloway Ave. C-134, San Francisco, CA
Monday Oct 26 2015
CSUN Art Galleries 1811 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA
The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition that brings together four artists from Southern California‘s Inland Empire. The exhibition will consist of collaborative and independent works, as well as recent and new work by the four artists. Photographer Thomas McGovern and poet Juan Delgado are professors at California State University, San Bernardino; they work together collaboratively, merging photographs, objects, poetry, and prose that reflect shared sensibilities about the landscape of their hometown and the immigrant experience. Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers,” are multimedia artists who work both collaboratively and independently, making varied work influenced by Mexican street murals, hand-painted signs, graffiti, and the social and political climates that affect blue-collar communities. In addition to the installation, a small publication will accompany the exhibition. It will include a variety of images and poetry that expand on and highlight some of the works on display. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 12-8pm.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/art-galleries.
Tuesday Oct 27 2015
San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA
Wednesday Oct 28 2015
Cha Cha Cha 2327 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Toast the publication of J.K. Dineen’s new book, High Spirits: the Legacy Bars of San Francisco, at one of the legacy bars in the book, Original McCarthy’s/Cha Cha Cha. Reception in the historic back room from 5pm to 7pm. Andre Thierry and his band play Alternative Creole in the main room from 7pm to 10pm.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit facebook.com/events/511642289010054.
Wednesday Nov 04 2015
Mechanic's Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA
Thursday Nov 05 2015
Bob Johnson Gallery 314 Center St., Healdsburg, CA
This pairing features renowned artist Tom Killion with his new book and his art. As Tamalpais Walking and The High Sierra of California did for lovers of mountains, California’s Wild Edge delivers the juxtaposition of sea and land.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-artist-tom-killion-tickets-18216046686.
Friday Nov 06 2015
Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Conference Rooms 1A and 1B 1301 Pinole Valley Rd., Pinole, CA
Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will present an illustrated talk, “A Whirlwind Tour of the PPIE,” tracing the history of the fair from its original concept in 1904, through its development, and all the way to its gala opening in February 1915.
For more information visit http://www.pinolehistoricalsociety.org/ENewsSeptember2015.pdf
Friday Nov 06 2015
UCSC Music Hall 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA
In 2015, UCSC is celebrating its 50thanniversary, and Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia its 40th. Join scholars, students, observers and utopian dreamers in a conference to celebrate and explore visions of the future of California and UCSC. Presentations will run the gamut from Ecotopia to Technodystopia, from the real to the fantasized, and from the past to the future, assessing the impacts of utopian imaginaries on culture, politics, environment, cities, beliefs, and ideologies on campus, across California, and beyond. Ernest Callenbach will discuss Ecotopia with Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin.
Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utopian-dreaming-50-years-of-imagined-futures-in-california-and-at-uc-santa-cruz-tickets-17483741341.
Saturday Nov 07 2015
Effie Yeaw Nature Center 2850 San Lorenzo Way , Carmichael, CA
In this illustrated lecture, Kate Marianchild will lead audience members on a romp through California’s oak woodlands, our state’s most diverse and widespread terrestrial ecosystem. In the afternoon, she will lead an interpretive walk through the center’s oak woodlands.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.katemarianchild.com/walks-talks-classes/
Wednesday Nov 11 2015
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor 100 34th Ave., San Francisco, CA
In conjunction with Veterans’ Day, and the republication of Big Alma by Bernice Scharlach, this lecture describes the story behind the founding of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor by Alma and Adolph Spreckels. Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture, presents a special lecture, “Alma Spreckles and the Founding of the Legion of Honor”, followed by a book launch celebration.
Free with museum admission; for more information visit http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/calendar/curator-lecture-alma-spreckels-and-founding-legion-honor-martin-chapman.
Thursday Nov 12 2015
Folio Books 3957 24th St., San Francisco, CA
Sunday Nov 15 2015
Mullen Bros Imaging 2040 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco, CA
Thursday Nov 19 2015
Swedish American Music Hall 2174 Market St. (The Castro), San Francisco, CA
In collaboration with Heritage’s Legacy Bars and Restaurants program, Heyday will publish High Spirits: the Legacy Bars of San Francisco, in November 2015. Author J.K. Dineen will share his experiences in chronicling some of the most beloved, beguiling and infamous Legacy bars in San Francisco.
$15 for non-members, for more information visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eb53u7p686e38f67&oseq=&c=&ch=.
Friday Nov 20 2015
Stockton Hilton Hotel 2323 Grand Canal Blvd , Stockton, CA
Kate Marianchild’s walk on Friday morning will be at Caswell Memorial State Park and will include looking at woodrat nests and discussing the lives of their extraordinary occupants. She will give the keynote address at the Central Valley Birding Symposium at the Stockton Hilton, and her PowerPoint presentation on Saturday night, “Our Magnificent Valley Oaks: Hubs of their Habitats,” will focus on California’s endemic valley oak, the largest and most majestic oak in North America. She will give a quick overview of California’s tree oaks, and then zero in on the large valley oaks that are usually throbbing centers of life.
Registration required; for more information visit http://www.katemarianchild.com/walks-talks-classes/and http://www.cvbsreg.org
Saturday Dec 05 2015
Depot Bookstore and Cafe 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA
Three generations – Charles Hobson, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Anna – will share their book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, and tell the story of how this book originated from a story Anna and her mother imagined and told to each other on the way to school.
Sunday Dec 06 2015
Oakland Main Library 125 14th St., Oakland, CA