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starEVENT CALENDARS
Bay Area calendars
for Poetry, Art and Literature Events
Poetry Flash
SF Station
SF Arts

The Poet's One-Page Guide
San Francisco's Open Mic Poetry Scene.

Peace & Justice Calendars
Global Exchange  
Bay Area IndymediaSF
for upcoming civic actions

star ONGOING EVENTS   *ART  *FILM  (current movie calendars)
star MONTHLY READING SERIES
Open Mic   starRADIO and more.

star A LITTLE HISTORY
starWEB LINKS

One Heart = Love in ActionLOVE in ACTION Projects
 events on the calendar that show  this  little red heart are what  S. F. Heart  calls  love in action  projects, benefits, fundraiser's for good causes.

starPOETRY FESTIVALS
Petaluma Poetry Walk Geri Digiorno

San Francisco Mime Troupe
San Francisco    415-285-1717
Please contribute to the San Francisco Mime Company so they can continue their Love In Action performancesall donations are tax deductible

RESOURCES
 Bay Area Literacy
 California Poets in the Schools

star BAY AREA JOURNALS
& SUBMISSION SUGGESTIONS
  Haight Ashbury Literary Review
  E-Mail or 415-751-9226
  Indigo Hotchkiss

  Ambush Review   submissions
  1859 Powell St, #122
  San Francisco, CA   94133
  Editors: Bob Booker -Patrick Cahill

 Out Of Our Poetry Magazine'

 North Coast Literary Review
  Online submission for print journal

WE ARE ALL POETS -  A free program to educate, enlighten and encourage our youth to the value of poetry in their lives is an excellant example of Love in Action
We Are All Poets coverYouth poetry program organized by Jambu Press / Studio Saraswati in collaboration with the Children's Center of the San Francisco Main Public Library.
Students from grades 4th - 12th are invited to write and submit poems. This year"s Theme is "The Power of Peace." ~ Submissions accepted from Oct.. 1, 2014 ~ Mar. 1, 2015.
Guidelines & Submission form

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2015 is the 18th Anniversary of
S.F. Heart.com and the 8th year of the
San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar

The SAN FRANCISCO ART AND POETRY CALENDAR IS UPDATED DAILY
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The Beat Goes On!
Please support the Venues found
within the San Francisco Art and Poetry Calendar each month who are providing space for our local artists, poets, writers, musicians and other creative individuals to do what they love.

Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

Bird & Beckett Books
and Cultural Legacy Project

653 Chenery St.
bet. Diamond and Castro
San Francisco (map)
(415)586-3733

California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco

Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco
(map and hours)
(415) 275-2466

CITY ARTS & LECTURES
upcoming events

*City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 362-8193

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

*The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco map

First Unitarian Universalist Church
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Geary St. at Franklin
San Francisco

Folio Books
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco

Green Apple Books
506 Clement St.
San Francisco

Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave
San Francisco

The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco

La Promenade Cafe
3643 Balboa St.@38th Ave,
San Francisco

Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

Readers Bookstore,
Fort Mason Building C
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

Mechanic's Institute Library
57 Post St.
San Francisco

Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes @ Cole
San Francisco

*San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin
San Francisco (map)

SAN FRANCISCO POETS

Susan Birkeland star
1961 ~ 2006
City of Love
Tony Vaughanstar
1947 ~ 2008
After An Evening of Poetry and Wine
& Approaching Desire
George Tsongas star
(1927 - January 2010)
The City is a Dream
John Dowling star
(d. Dec.16, 2012)
The Revolution in North Beach
Joie Cookstar
(Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
There Are Nights in San Francisco
Micheline
Don Brennan star
(1935 ~ March 18, 2013)
Spirit Walk &
Old World Cafes

Don Altadena star
Foghorns bloom,
we break upon meaning
Jerry Ferrazstar
Guitara
Richard Hack star
Three poems
Leonard Irving star
Bleak Morning on Jones Street
Paul Leclerc star
Leonard Irvingstar
Porter prospectus
Rosemary Manno
What the Beatniks Saw in North Beach
& Ode To Michelangelo Park at Twilight
Bill Mercerstar
Vesuvio's North Beach
Jane Rades star
My Adopted City
Ronald Sauer star
The San Francisco Renaissance
Mark Schwartz star
All the Critical Mass bicycles
confiscated should be: &
There was a little alley
in San Francisco
Mike Aguzinstar
420 and a Vision & Cheer
Kim Shuck star
On Columbus
Mia Kirsi Stageberg star
Angels of San Francisco- 2,4&5
Vince Storti star
Walking Woman 1 &
Mime Troupe Witness 1
Peter Sherburn-Zimmerstar
Broadway Queen & what may a poem be?

IN MEMORIAM

peace signALLEN COHEN Poetry
April 23,1941 ~April 30, 2004
The Decline & Fall of San Francisco
by Allen Cohen

Dan Harrington Dec 12 2012
 Offering For A Friend by Jerry Ferraz
 Enchantment by Peter Sherburn Zimmer

MEMORIAM
* John Ross (1938-2011)
* Victor Martinez (1954-2011)
* Carlos Ramirez (1938-2013)
by Jorge Argueta

Jehanah Wedgewood
(1941- Nov, 2010)
George Tsongas
(1927 - January 2010)
Patricia Carr Lamerdin
(Aug. 15, 1926 - Nov. 9, 2009

Mar. 24, 1935- June 3, 2009
Harold Norse
July 6, 1916 - June 8, 2009
by Neeli Cherkovski
Vampyre Mike
Dec. 3, 1953 - Mar. 22, 2008
Poet OZZY
Nov. 1940 - May 2007

A LITTLE HISTORY

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS

Langston HughesFebruary 1, 1902 ~ born,
James Langston Hughes. poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. An early innovator of literary art form jazz poetry.

I Dream a World
 by Langston Hughes

THE DREAM KEEPER
Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamers.
Bring me all of your
Heart melodies.
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too rough fingers
Of the world..

Feb. 4, 1900 born on this day Jacques Prevert, French surrealist poet, artist, lyricist, author, and screen writer. Prevert worshiped freedom and glorified the spirit of rebellion and revolt.
The creative method known as the Exquisite Corpse was invented by the Surrealists Marcel Duhamel, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy in 1925. It's origin is in the parlour game “consequences” in which players take turns to write on a sheet of paper.

Feb. 5,1914 ~ born, William Burroughs, American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer 

February 6, 1945 ~ BOB MARLEY, reggae’s foremost practitioner and emissary embodied its spirit and spread its gospel carrying music to another level as a social force with universal appeal. bio Hall of Rock and Roll (1994)

Open your eyes, look within.
Are you satisfied with the life
you're living? ...Bob Marley

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever. ~ Bob Marley

February 17, 1937~ Happy Birthday
David Meltzer born in Rochester, New York. Meltzer is a poet, jazz guitarist, Cabalist scholar, and the author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose.
Visit Meltzerville.com

Victor Martinez Victor Martinez ~ (Feb. 21, 1954 - Feb. 18, 2011) Poet writer, Victor Martinez was a beloved father, husband, uncle, good friend to many and an important member of the San Francisco literary community.
POET IN THE HOUSE Victor Martinez (1954-2011) by Jorge Arguet
He wrote a great deal and published a book of poems, as well as a novel (Parrot in the Oven) with Harper/Collins which won a Nat'l Book Award in 1996, making him the first Chicano to win an NBA.  (It's a novel about growing up in Fresno). He was a good friend who enjoyed life.  Poem for my dear friend Victor Martinez by Jorge Argueta

Feb. 22, 2008 ~ “Vampyre Mike” died after a long illness in the South of Market motel room where he had lived for 20 years. He was 54.
Michael Alan “Vampyre Mike” Kassel(Dec., 1953 ~ Mar. 22, 2008)

Joie CookFeb. 24, 2013 ~ JOIE COOK (Nov. 4, 1951 ~ Feb. 24, 2013)
Joie Cook, firebrand poet, artist, and musician went on
ahead of us on this day just two years ago. To see and hear Joie Cook perform her work was an
unforgettable experience. To know her was a gift, and to all whose hearts and minds she touched, Joie Cook isForever Beloved!

2014
Stephen Kopel with Nicole Savage
as his Feature on Special Edition

Thank you , Stephen Kopel and John Rhodes for making my maiden voyage on youtube so easy and such fun, too. ~ nicole, sfheart.com

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2015

February 27, 1998 ~ Jack Micheline (born as Young Jack MichelineHarvey Martin Silver in NY),
the poet artist died at 68 of a heart attack on a BART train between SF and Orinda. His first book of poetry was
"River of Red Wine," and his last was
"Sixty Seven Poems for Downtrodden Saints."
Local Obituary
(Nov. 6, 1929 – Feb. 27, 1998)

POEM

To capture the feeling
To feel its pulse
To see the stream has been muddied
I am reshaping the start
I cannot be bothered with your
Earthly pleasures
All these rantings and ravings
Have nothing to do with poetry
Have nothing to do with magic
Only the ears of butterflies
And birds
And the delicate moths
Matter.
Let the Angels in
Let them into this Market
Now
Feel, see and breathe

Micheline's last poem, Feb. 25, 1998, San Francisco

"The steps move the heart
The heart fuels the eye
The mirror of the brain
Listen to the rhythm of your breathe
This is how rare poems are written
Not with words but with strange notes
That move the pen on the page
This is the eye of the storm
The earthquake
God's gift to nature
Immortality."

~Jack Micheline



Root Division
1059 Market St. (between 6th & 7th st.)
San Francisco

The Museum of Broken Relationships
(Feb 11, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015)
We invite you to anonymously donate to San Francisco's exhibit
of theThe Museum of Broken Relationships which is on a
worldtour, displaying anonymously donated objects
collected in cities all over the world.
This event is FREE (donations accepted)

 

Friday, February 27, 2015
7:00 'pm
Beat Museum
540 Broadway
North Beach
San Francisco

Psychedelic Tales with Rhoney Stanley,
author of Owsley & Me: My LSD Family
Owsley & Me: My LSD Family

With musical accompaniment by David Gans.
Also featuring a discussion between Stanley and author Jay Williams, regarding whether (or to what extent) the Grateful Dead
were in the lineage of the Beat Generation.



Friday February 27, 2015
8:00 pm
Oddball Film + Video
275 Capp St
San Francisco

Strange Sinema 85: Dada and Post-Modern Surrealism
(The Land of the Melting Watches)

Salvadore Dali painting
Strange Sinema 85: Dada and Post-Modern Surrealism (The Land of the Melting Watches) features an eye-popping exploration of Dada and Surrealism including Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray's stunning
Anemic Cinema, Un Chien Andalou, L'Etoile De Mer and more!
$10.00 ~ Limited Seating
RSVP to RSVP@oddballfilm.com or (415) 558-8117


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Saturday ebruary 28, and Sunday, March 1, 2015
noon till 6:00 pm
BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space
big crow gallery
1426 41st Avenue
(bet. Judah and Lawton)
San Francisco

WATER
(every weekend through Mar 14, 2015)
Jonah Roll Art  Phil Deal Art
Jonah Roll and other artists including
Phil Deal, Ellsworth Dale Erickson,
Lorraine Ruth Nelson, and Sherry Miller exhibiting their 
art work in various mediums.! Come see us any weekend
(Fridays & Saturdays, noon to 6pm.)



Saturday, February 28, 2015
Doors 6:00 pm, Show 7:00 pm
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco

Doc's Lab in conjunction with City Lights present
In honor of John Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration
Lovebattles: Carol " John Steinbeck in the 1930s.
Steinbeck Birthday Celebration
Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw is joined by actor
Taelen Thomas and musician Steve Mortensen
admission $12.00 - $15.00 at door



Friday February 28, 2015
7:00 pm
ALLEY CAT BOOKS
3036 24th St.
San Francisco

Artist Reception- Tonight ~ 7pm – 10pm
"He's Not Heavy He's My Brother"

(February 15-31st.)
New photos, stencils, paintings, and installations
from Collins, Hanson and Akimbo on display in the gallery.

ARTIST RECEPTION


Saturday, February. 28th.
7:30 - 9:30
Florey's Book Company
2120 Palmeto Ave.
Pacifica, Ca.
1-650- 355-8811

Poetry at Florey's
will feature Nancy Wakeman and Stephen Kopel
with their respective poetic interests in lyrical,
evocative writing and humorous, zesty language writing,
Audiences will be treated to a full evening of serious delight!
Refreshment offered and Open Mic.
POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC IN PACIFICA

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I Dream a World
by Langston Hughes

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn.
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom's way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind--
Of such I dream, my world!

   ~   Langston hughes (1902-1967)


Mother to Son
by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I'll tell you: Life for me ain' t been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I' se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

Langston Hughes, "Mother to Son" from Collected Poems.



APOSTROPHE TO MAN

(On reflecting that the world
is ready to go to war again)

Detestable race, continue to expunge yourself, die out.
Breed faster, crowd, encroach, sing hymns, build
bombing airplanes;
Make speeches, unveil statues, issue bonds, parade;
Convert again into explosives the bewildered ammonia
and the distracted cellulose;
Convert again into putrescent matter drawing flies
The hopeful bodies of the young; exhort,
Pray, pull long faces, be earnest,
be all but overcome, be photographed;
Confer, perfect your formulae, commercialize
Bacateria harmful to human tissue,
Put death on the market;
Breed, crowd, encroach,
expand, expunge yourself, die out,
Homo called sapiens.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

The Dead Leaves

Oh, I wish so much you would remember
those happy days when we were friends.
Life in those times was so much brighter
and the sun was hotter than today.
Dead leaves picked up by the shovelful.
You see, I have not forgotten.
Dead leaves picked up by the shovelful,
memories and regrets also,
and the North wind carries them away
into the cold night of oblivion.
You see, I have not forgotten
the song that you sang for me:
It is a song resembling us.
We lived together, the both of us,
you who loved me
and I who loved you.
But life drives apart those who love
ever so softly
without a noise
and the sea erases from the sand
the steps of lovers gone their ways.

Jacques Prevert

 

 

 


Epitaph on a Tyrant
by W. H. Auden

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

 

~ BOOKS ~ FEATURED BOOKS ~
star NEW BOOKS
I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poem of Harold Norse
Harold Norse
Editor Todd Swindell
The Universal Tone:
My Life


The Universal Tone: My Life by Carlos Santana
by Carlos Santana
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

book cover
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Encyclopedia of Trouble
and Spaciousness


BOOK COVER
by Rebecca Solnit

Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's San Francisco Renaissance' star
(photo documentary) New Native Press 2014
Beatitude Magazine and the 1970's  book cover
Cover photo © Thomas Rain Crowe
THOMAS RAIN CROWE, founder and editor of New Native Press
was the main distributor and nuts and bolts guy for Beatitude magazine and press in the 1970's beginning with issue #21,
and was the editor of Beatitude #25

 

 

starCONGRATULATIONS to BILL VARTNAW on the 40th ANNIVERSARY of TAUREAN HORN PRESS (1974)
CLOUDS RUNNING IN
Kim Shuck
Clouds Come Running by Kim Shuck
BONE SONGS
Gail Mitchell
Bird Songs by Gail Mitchell
WHOSE REALLY BLUES
Q.R.Hand
Whose Real Blues by Q.R. Hand
WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE
Avotcja
With Every step I Take by Avotcja
MY OWN SILENCE
Jeanne Powell
My Own Silence by Jeanne Powell
On the Good Red Interstate
Lee Francis
On The Interstate by Lee Francis
SPECTACLES
Tom Share
Spectacles by Tom Sharp
from SPIRIT to MATTER
Carol Lee Sanchez
From Spirit to Matter by Carol Lee Sanche

 

Picnic Poetry by Stephen KopelPOETRY PICNIC
Picnic Poetry is a delightful gift choice for family and friends! Stephen Kopel's book offers a feast of funny bones, a plethora of pleasures pungent and tart, a basketful of extra helpings or side dishes to satisfy tummies hungry for delicious humor. No matter your mood, these tasty poems will alter your attitude ~


 

ONGOING EXHIBITION

Legion of Honor
Reva and David Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Artists & Editions: A Publication
in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)

October 18, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Steven Leiber, a San Francisco native, made his reputation as a collector specializing in ephemera—brochures, flyers, posters, and exhibition announcements—designed by
artists in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artists & Editions: A Publication
He maintained a gallery in the basement of his grandmother’s house in the city’s Marina district, calling it Steven Leiber’s Basement. As Leiber sorted and organized ephemera relating to Fluxus art, Beat and Concrete poetry movements, and the 1960s counterculture, he invited art scholars, curators, artists, and ephemera aficionados to explore his inventory.

 

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starONGOING EVENTS        starONGOING MONTHLY READING SERIES        ~     WEB LINKS    


ART

ONGOING


Root Division
1059 Market St. (between 6th & 7th st.)
San Francisco

The Museum of Broken Relationships
(Feb 11, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015)
We invite you to anonymously donate to San Francisco's exhibit of the The Museum of Broken Relationships which is on a world tour,
displaying anonymously donated objects collected in cities all over the world.
This event is FREE (donations accepted)


 

ONGOING

BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space
big crow gallery
1426 41st Avenue
(bet. Judah and Lawton)
San Francisco

WATER
(Jan 30th through Mar 14th, 2015)
Jonah Roll Art  Phil Deal Art
Jonah Roll is the featured artist for the "Water" show - that's his work on the yellow wall.
other artists including Phil Deal, Ellsworth Dale Erickson, Lorraine Ruth Nelson, and Sherry Miller exhibiting their art work invarious mediums.
! Come see us this Friday, or any weekend (
Fridays & Saturdays, noon to 6pm.) The "Water" show will be up through March 14th.
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GALLERIES

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco map
415-500-2323

Focus Gallery
1534 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 706-0898

The Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco map

Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco
415.307.1222

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco

MIRUS GALLERY
540 Howard Street
San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco (map)
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FILM
moviewatchers
Please give your SUPPORT to our independent Theaters

  ODDBALL FILMS
275 Capp Street,
San Francisco

Oddball Films actively works to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries which expand the boundaries of conventional cinema. Thursday & Fridays
Weekly screenings of offbeat cinema.
8pm Screenings - $10. - Nights!
Tickets: $10.00 - Limited seating RSVP @oddballfilm.com or 415-558-8117
(please note there are stairs - no elevator)
OddBall Theatre front door 275
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Every Tuesday 6:30 pm
The Alliance Française
of San Francisco

1345 Bush Street
San Francisco

The Alliance Française of San Francisco
offers a weekly Tuesday night
French film..
To help non-French speakers discover French cinema, all films are screened with English subtitles, A $5.00 donation is suggested (includes complimentary
glass of wine, or two!)
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CURRENT CALENDARS


BALBOA THEATRE ~ VOGUE THEATRE
  CASTRO THEATRE
 ~   ROXIE Theatre
 ~  FOUR STAR ~ PRESIDIO  
Embarcadero Center Cinema

    MARINA- CLAY THEATRE ~
OPERA PLAZA CINEMA -  
ODDBALL FILMS  
SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY
    CINEMALIT experimental films  ~ 
 SAN FRANCISCO MEDIA ARCHIVE
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Love in Action eventLOVE IN ACTION


The Prisoners Literature Project
The Prisoners Literature Project
Volunteer With Us

these three special programs are excellent example of Love in Action
California Poets in the Schools


826 Valencia the Writing Center
826 VALENCIA
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
 Since opening in 2006, they have enlisted help from hundreds of qualified volunteer tutors eager to teach students in the area.   
 Volunteer now »


The Imagine Bus
The Imagine Bus

bringing arts education
where it's needed most

Children's Creativity Museum ~
221 Fourth Street ~ San Francisco

Creativity Explored ~
(where art changes lives) ~
3245 Sixteenth St ~
San Francisco (map)

Red Poppy Art House programs offered my Red Poppy Art House for families and the children exemplify Love in Action!RED POPPY ART HOUSE ~ FAMILY ART PROGRAM,
Saturdays 1pm-4pm, you can find the corner of 23rd and Folsom bursting with  color and vibrance as children and families exercise their creative freedom in an open outdoor forum.
All Activities are FREE unless otherwise listed. All are welcome. Come by if you can!
This program aspires to bring the community’s children and families together to partake in artistic endeavors that include diverse artistic and educational perspectives
.
Todas las actividades del programa de Arte en Familia son GRATIS a menos que esté indicado en el calendario.Calendar activities are subject to change.
Las actividades están sujetas a cambio. Revise la página web.

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***RADIO ONLINE***©
Wednesday: 3:00 pm
JACK FOLEY's"Cover to Cover"
KPFA 94.1 FM
streaming audio
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Every Friday -Noon to 3pm
AVOTCJA On The Radio &
The World Wide Web
KPOO-FM 89.5FM
La Veda Musical/The Musical Truth
playing the best of African, Caribbean, Jazz, Bomba, Plena & Latin dance.

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Friday 3pm- 6pm
Diamond Dave Whitaker's

COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE
www.MutinyRadio.fm
OPEN MIC with co-host Global Val Ibarra broadcasting live from Mutiny Radio at 2781 21st St. (@Florida St.)
in San Francisco.
Index of /DiamondDave
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starVAL IBARRA is a member of KPFA's Women's Magazine and once a month
Val produces and hosts their excellent weekly show on 94.1 & kpfa.org, Monday 1-2pm -
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radiOM ~ archived audio recordings
from KPFA-FM radio in Berkeley
(1949-1995)***
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Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
POET AS RADIO~ weekly program on
KUSF In Exile, @ www.savekusf.org
hosted by San Francisco writers,
Nicholas Leaskou, Jay Thomas and Delia Tramontina.
Links to all our archived shows, can be found at poetasradio.blogspot.com You can
also find our podcasts by going to ITUNES and searching for
‘Poet as Radio.
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S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV, produced/hosted
by John Rhodes and Clara Hsu
filmed live once a month. The series airs Thursdays @ 7:30 PM on 29 Comcast and 99 U-verse.
View past shows!
You are also invited to an
OPEN MIC after the taping sessions,
hosted by Stephen Kopel.
Watch those past shows here
~Youtube Open Mic

1ST & 3RD MONDAY - 7:00 pm ~ BIRD and BECKETT BOOKS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS
653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map  
POETS! featured poet followed by open mic    Hosted by Jerry Ferraz.
3RD MONDAY: open+features, 6 sign up-630 start, POETRY FOR PEACE:
Pat's Cafe 2330 Taylor@Columbus, Host: Karen Melander Magoon
Second Tuesday of the month ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm ~
On the Page, Off the Page Open Mic Poetry ~ (acoustic music,too)
Park Branch Library, (downstairs) 1833 Page, between Cole & Shrader, San Francisco Food for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Everybody (performers, audience, and friends) welcome!    ~  Hosted by Richard Ivanhoe
Word PartyThird Tuesday~ 8:00pm - 10:30pm ~ Viracocha
Hosted by Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir
The Word Party Poetry & Jazz Open Mic ~
998 Valencia Street (at 21 st.)~ San Francisco
(sign-up at 8:00pm sharp with the hosts, hurry as the list gets FULL and fast!) ~  LIVE jazz with Nova Jazz:Daniel Heffez(Sax),
Geordie Van Der Bosch (Percussion) and friends. 
Featuring: YOU and your POETRY!! Donation: $10
Sacred  Grounds CafeEvery Wednesday ~7 pm sign up -reading begins 7:30
~ Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street ~ San Francisco.
with an open mic and the feature follows. The Sacred Grounds Poetry reading series is long running poetry reading (since 1972)w/ feature poets and open mic. Hosted by Dan Brady - creative1@creativeideasforyou.com -
Every Thursday~7 pm ~  Bazaar Cafe - 5927 California Street -
between 21st / 22nd Avenue - (415) 831-5620 -San Francisco map
open mic, spoken wd, original acoustic music.  Go a bit early to be assured a seat.
Every Thursday ~6:30 pm~ Readers Café & Bookstore ~
Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
(415)771-1011 Poetry Reading at Readers Cafe curated by Jack Hirschman
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library poet-in-residence
Every Friday ~3pm- 6pm ~ Diamond Dave Whitaker's -
COMMON THREAD COLLECTIVE OPEN MIC
with co-host Val Ibarra broadcasting live out of the MutinyRadio & Cafe
~ 2781 21st St. @ Florida ~ San Francisco.
Second Friday ~ Potluck at 6 pm, reading at 7:30 pm.~ Hosted by Kayla Sussell.
POETRY SALOON (drunk on poetry!) Bring poems by you and others to share, or come just to enjoy. 472 44th Street, Oakland
peace Every 3rd Friday ~6:00 to 8:00 pm ~ Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil
corner of Masonic and Fell, Golden Gate Park Panhandle. We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks. Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes. Everybody welcome! If you join us, please dress for the weather.
Pictures from past vigils can be seen here
***NEW  First Saturday ~ 7 - 9:30 pm ~ La Promenade Poetry Series
with featured readers followed by open mic. Host ~ Bill Mercer @ La Promenade Café - 3643 Balboa St-.San Francisco
Every 2nd Saturday ~7:00 pm-9:00 pm -Poetry and Prose Reading Series
with featured readers followed by open mic.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts ~ 1601 Paru at Lincoln - Alameda,Ca map ~
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton, Questions? Email: Jeanne
2nd & 4th Sunday~- 3:30-5:30pm ~
THE MUSIC OF THE WORD / (LA PALABRA MUSICAL) SERIES
still in English,Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea ~
Featured poets followed by open mic, hosted by Avotcja,
~*~ No Cover ~*~ (Donations for flyers accepted & don’t forget to bring your
 Always the word festival to remember! @ CASA LATINA (Taqueria, Bakery & Café) ~
1805 San Pablo Avenue @ Delaware
(3 blocks North of University) Berkeley, Ca. (510 )558-7177
First Sunday each month - signup 5 pm- start 5:15- ~
Poetry Unbound,a new monthly reading series featuring three poets
each month at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley , 2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, Ca. (one block north of Ashby, and close to Ashby BART)
This series dedicates itself to presenting new work in a broad range of
styles and genres, and to bringing together writers from different circles and communities, Hosts Clive Matson, Karla Brundage, and Richard Loranger.
Last Sunday each month ~ 4:30 to 6:30 pm ~
Bird and Beckett ~ 653 Chenery ~ San Francisco map ~ (415) 586- 3733
Walker Brent, masterful storyteller, is a cornucopia of literary fact and fiction. As a geographer of the entire range of human cultural output, his monthly talk son topics diverse & fascinating are not to be missed.
New Moon Open mic ~7:00 pm sign-up, 7:30-9:30pm performances
- Sweet Sanctum ~ 640-A Stanyan St, bet. Page and Oak invites you to come out with intention  to a new open mic poetry and music series in San Francisco . Acoustic only venue. $5 donation at the door, Hosted by Virginia Barrett

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Kenneth Patchen links
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Painted and Silkscreened Poems by Kenneth Patchen
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