9/27/12: Salman Rushdie, Shazia Mirza

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Preeti Shekar is in conversation with British Muslim comedian, Shazia Mirza for a taste of her taboo-breaking, button-pressing, smart, sly, deadpan humor.


Salman Rushdie speaks with Tara Dorabji about his new memoir, Joseph Anton. From spies to death threats to deep within government security—Rushdie’s memoir is a real life thriller that delves into the human psyche and the journey toward love and freedom.

Community Calendar

2 Blocks of Art x2
In a celebration of arts and culture, 100 local artists will exhibit in 25 locations on Friday, September 28 and October 19 during the third annual 2 Blocks of Art event in San Francisco. These art walks, which were developed to boost economic activity for small businesses and create visibility for local artists on 6th Street between Market and Howard, have expanded this year into the emerging Central Market area with performances and temporary public art in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Both 2 Blocks of Art 2012 events will occur during the 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival.
Kearny Street Workshop and Manilatown Heritage Foundation proudly present Nomad: Art from Four Decades of KSW’s Wanderings, a visual art exhibit and retrospective featuring nine artists, each representing past and present locations that have housed Kearny Street Workshop since its founding.Featured artists:
* Jim Dong
* Nancy Hom
* Zand Gee
* Flo Oy Wong
* Michael Arcega
* Christine Wong Yap
* Truong Tran
* Pallavi Sharma
* Amy M. Ho
Exhibit: September 28 – December 14, 2012
Reception: Friday, September 28, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
At I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Kulay Kalayaan Art Exhibit Opening An exhibit of paintings and illustrations by Elaine Villasper will be featured on the walls of Cafe Gabriela in Downtown Oakland (988 Broadway, Oakland)! Join the opening for an evening of finger foods and drinks in celebration of the opening! Short program provided by Anakbayan East Bay.
*Please dress warmly as space is limited and will be an outdoor event

Opening September 29th, Bindlestiff Studiopresents the World Premiere of Luis Francia’s “The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz” Directed by Jeffrey Lo. With Tasi Alabastro, Rose Almario, Percival Arcibal, Christine Jugueta, Ryan Morales, Jed Parsario, Alan S. Quismorio, Lee Robin Salazar, and Patrick SilvestreLuis Francia’s “The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz” is a two-act political thriller that follows the evolution of the eponymous protagonist from mild-mannered husband with a sexual dysfunction to a risk-taking government agent whose virility is awakened by his missions. With measured amounts of satire, Luis Francia’s play speaks on issues of radical nationalism–its effects and its outcome–with characters and situations that take aim at the manners and mores of Philippine politics. For mature audiences only. NOT FOR CHILDREN.$5 Previews, or Pay What You Can at the door!

September 27th and 28th, 800PM
Shine Presents: Jeremy Needs You!
Be the match. Come out, bring friends, get swabbed. It’ll be an amazing time for a great cause!On Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10PM to 2AM, at Shine Lounge (1337 Mission St., San Francisco), register to be a possible bone marrow match for Jeremy and countless others battling cancer.


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