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Sunday Event Postponed

November 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Due to the horrible and injurious air quality in the Bay Area, we are postponing our Sunday, Nov. 18th event with Nick Mamatas and Michael Marshall Smith to a later date. Everyone in the area is advised to stay indoors, avoid exertion, and wear a mask while outdoors.

In the meantime – PLEASE consider helping in some small way, the many thousands affected by these terrible fires in Northern California. They’ve simply lost everything.

Here’s how to help

  • Money, gift cards desperately needed
  • Shell, Chevron gas cards – Evacuees may roll into the center on their last drop of gas.
  • Target, Raley’s, Food Maxx, Super Walmart, Grocery Outlet, Walgreen’s, Rite-Aid, Dollar General, Big Lots and CVS are some of the local stores, where evacuees can get clothes and toiletries, things they specifically need
  • Material items needed are new, or gently used and clean, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, new (with tags and packaging) undergarments for all ages and genders.
  • Pet food, cat litter, livestock feed – check with a local Petco or livestock feed store.

The Salvation Army is opening a distribution center 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at 1100 Marauder Street in Chico. The organization only accepts brand new items and also needs donations of money and gift cards, including to local stores and gas retailers. Supplies that are needed include:

  • New underwear and socks
  • New blankets and pillows
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Frozen turkeys
  • New toys for Christmas

The distribution site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 530-776-1009 for information. For large donations, call to set up a drop-off time.

The William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, U.C. Davis: Call 752-7024 and leave a message or go here to give to the fund.

This hospital needs monetary donations to help care for animals injured in the Camp Fire. All of the hospitals patients covered by this fund at Camp Fire refugees. It currently has more than 30 cats and other animals including horses, pigs and goats getting care for burns and other injuries.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church: The church at 13539 Garner Lane in Chico is taking donations daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and currently has about 250 evacuees.

Current needs are:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards

The church is also taking financial donations to help with the evacuation center. Call 343-0555. Specify that you want your donation to go to “Camp Fire” and go to the church in person or donate online.

Butte County Fair grounds: Drop off or mail gift cards and monetary donations to the fairgrounds at 199 East Hazel St. in Gridley. Call 530-846-3626 for more information.

Gift cards are needed for evacuees to pay vet bills and replace items lost in the fire.

  • Visa cards
  • Gas cards
  • Gift cards to grocery stores
  • Gift cards to restaurants and clothing stores

Neighborhood Church of Chico: The church accepts mail and drop off donations at the Evacuation Shelters, Neighborhood Church of Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. in Chico, California 95928.
Call 530-343-6006 or go here.

Needs at this evacuation center include:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Bleach/antibacterial wipes
  • Large (33-gallon or larger) trash bags
  • New underwear with tags
  • New socks with tags
  • New sweatpants and sweatshirts with tags

Oroville Hope Center: To mail donations send to Oroville Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville, California 95966. Drop off donations 8 a..m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday at 2850 Feather River Blvd. in Oroville. Call 538-8398. Donate money here.

This facility provides for several area Red Cross evacuation sites. The center doesn’t need any more clothing at this time, but the center’s current list of needs includes:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Men’s trousers and shoes
  • Warm gloves
  • New hair brushes and hair ties
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Air mattresses
  • New sleeping bags
  • New children’s underwear
  • New pillows and heavy blankets
  • New towels
  • Tents
  • Can openers
  • Ready-to-eat meals such as soup, chili and granola bars, as well as non-perishable beverages.

Yuba-Sutter Fair grounds evacuation center: Bring donations to the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds at 442 Franklin Ave. in Yuba City, California 95991; call 530-812-3815 or donate online on the Yuba County Facebook page. Donations can also be sent or dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter ReStore at 202 D St. in Marysville, California 95901

Donations are needed for evacuated people and animals. These include:

  • Monetary donations
  • Visa and gift cards
  • Gas cards
  • New pet food
  • Cat litter
  • Livestock feed

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November Reading – Nick Mamatas & Michael Marshall Smith

November 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on November Reading – Nick Mamatas & Michael Marshall Smith

Sunday, November 18th

Doors and bar open at 6PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

Nick Mamatas & Michael Marshall Smith

Evening moderated by Terry Bisson
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM
all proceeds support the American Bookbinders Museum


BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!


This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom
NOTE: There’s NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction
Street parking is free/garages are at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.
Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, walk down 5th to Clementina

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

September 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Thursday, October 25th – 7:30PM

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: a wizard’s work is never done

The Balboa Theatre, San Francisco
DIRECTOR ARWEN CURRY IN PERSON!
In conversation with Anaalee Newitz
Q & A immediately after film

Tickets for this special film night are $12, and can be purchased directly from the Balboa Theater. Visit their box office person, or buy online at www.cinemasf.com.

Borderlands Books will be on hand with books for sale

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, the Berkeley Film Foundation, and 3,185 backers on Kickstarter. (See the project, here.)

The Balboa Theatre
3630 Balboa Street, between 37th & 38th
Street parking metered til 6PM
31 Balboa drops you across the street
Come early – lots of restaurants in the neighborhood!

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September Reading – Sheila Finch & David D. Levine

September 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on September Reading – Sheila Finch & David D. Levine

Sunday, September 16th

Doors and bar open at 6PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

Sheila Finch and David D. Levine

Evening moderated by Terry Bisson
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM
all proceeds support the American Bookbinders Museum


BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!


This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom
NOTE: There’s NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction
Street parking is free/garages are at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.
Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, walk down 5th to Clementina

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July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul Park

July 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul Park

Sunday, July 22

Doors and bar open at 6PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

Terry Bisson and Paul Park

Evening moderated by Cliff Winnig
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM
all proceeds support the American Bookbinders Museum

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!
This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum
355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom
NOTE: There is no access to Clementina off of 4th Street due to construction
Street parking is free – garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom.
Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, and walk down 5th three blocks to Clementina

Comments Off on July Reading – Terry Bisson & Paul ParkTags: Cliff Winnig · Paul Park · Readings · Terry Bisson

Winter in August? GRRM Is Coming!

June 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on Winter in August? GRRM Is Coming!

Booking details here.

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Incredibles 2

June 11th, 2018 · Comments Off on Incredibles 2

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 — but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Violet and Dash to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone must find a way to work together again — which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible!

With the voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Isabella Rossellini, John Ratzenberger, and many more!

Join SF in SF for a sneak preview
Thursday, June 14
doors open at 6PM
film starts PROMPTLY at 7PM
Tickets $9 each – available via PayPal or Venmo to sfinsfevents@gmail.com
****NOTE: to avoid fees, PLEASE use friend-to-friend option!***

The Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street, at 37th
Note: you must prepay to secure your seats.
Attendees will receive an email on Tuesday, June 12
confirming their attendance with further details.
TICKET SALES CLOSE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12 AT NOON

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June Reading

June 8th, 2018 · Comments Off on June Reading

Sunday, June 10

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison & Ellen Klages
with Moderator, Terry Bisson

Doors and bar open at 6PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Event recorded for later podcast by SOMA FM

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!

This event takes place at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, off of 5th Street – between Howard and Folsom

NOTE: There is no access to Clementina off of 4th Street due to construction. Street parking is free – garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. Take BART! Get off at Powell Street, and walk down 5th three blocks to Clementina.

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Solo Sneak Peak

May 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on Solo Sneak Peak

Join SF in SF for Solo: A Star Wars Story! A sneak preview, on Thursday, May 24th, 7PM, at the Balboa Theatre. Tickets are $9 each, via PayPal or Venmo, to sfinsfevents@gmail.com. Limit of six per purchase, and must be bought by Tuesday, May 22nd.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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A Quiet May

April 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on A Quiet May

There will be no SF in SF events in May due to convention travel. However, we will be back on June 10th with Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison & Ellen Klages. More details to follow once we have our feet back on the ground.

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