It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God's earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful....more
Wednesday 11/22: Tree Frog Treks brings animal ambassadors and hands-on science experiments for kids to the library. Free, 3 p.m., Ingleside Library (SF).
Monday 11/27: The Racket reading series theme today is “Family.” Featured readers include Chad Koch, Philip Harris, Yume Kim, Jane McDermott, Elizabeth James, and Cecile Pluvinage. Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).
Born the daughter of two icons, French chanteur Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg spent her teenage years making—quite controversial—music with her father, only to put aside her singing career by the age of twenty to focus on acting full-time. This hiatus lasted twenty years, ending in 2006 with the release of her debut album, 5:55.
Now, the French-British actress-songwriter has released her fourth record, Rest, via Because records. The album is inspired by the songwriter’s move to New York after her half-sister’s suicide—Gainsbourg penned all the lyrics herself, and the album is produced by SebastiAn and features collaborations with, among others, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Sir Paul McCartney, Owen Pallett, and Connan Mockasin. (more…)
Wednesday 11/22: Native Philadelphian turned Bay Area poet and novelist Alexandra Naughton will be reading with a band of local writers at El Bar’s open mic night. Bring a poem to share! 7:30 p.m. at The El Bar.
We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Abby Cooper! Abby writes to us about her dog Louis and the time he tried to eat her hair!
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