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Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Shehan Karunatilaka (The Legend of Pradeep Mathew)

Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm, at Book Passage SF (1 Ferry Building)

Karunatilaka's first novel recently walked away with the Commonwealth Book Prize, and for good reason: it's a strange, fiercely funny tale from his native Sri Lanka, a part of the world most Americans don't hear much about. When aging sportswriter (and professional drunk) W.G. Karunasena discovers that his liver is about to fail him, he sets out on a search for a vanished, legendary 1980s cricket player. The result is a madcap, humorous detective story with a thoroughly unreliable narrator. 

Lizz Winstead (Lizz Free or Die)

Market Watch: Cheeses to Enjoy This Summer at the Ferry Plaza

Market Watch: Cheeses to Enjoy This Summer at the Ferry Plaza

Kiri Fisher, one of the owners of The Cheese School of San Francisco, makes regular trips to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to select cheeses from local cheese makers like Cowgirl Creamery, Andante Dairy and Achadinha Cheese Company and find seasonal produce to pair with them.

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick Expands its Mobile Dating Service Across All Platforms

Cherrypick, the online dating service that takes the anonymity out of dating and gives would-be matchmakers a prominent role, has expanded beyond its iPhone app to android devices, tablets, and the web.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day.

Tour Wine Country's Newest Restaurant, Campo Fina, Opening Today

Tour Wine Country's Newest Restaurant, Campo Fina, Opening Today

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Looking for Wine Country’s newest hot spot? Ari and Dawnelise Rosen return to basics with their new eatery Campo Fina, which opens today, June 18. The casual sister to the wildly popular Scopa Restaurant, Campo Fina sits right around the corner on Healdsburg Plaza. Defined by wood and masonry interiors, the space mirrors the timeless Italian flavors on their small plates menu.

A Sonoma Wedding in Late Spring

A late spring wedding took place in the verdant rolling hills of Sonoma County. Kate and Phil were wed at Trentadue Winery, accompanied by poetry readings from the guests. A heirloom family handkerchief with "M" embroidered on it was her "something old," a small blue heart painted on her toenail was her "something blue," and yes--the bride had a sixpence hidden in her shoe! Tender and sweet, this couple tied the knot in the midst of friends, family, incredible food, and lovely wine country views.

This Week's Hottest Events: Pride Events, Stern Grove Festival, and Chronicle Books Sale

SF Pride

Discussion
BAASICS.2: The Future
Artists, inventors, and futurists come together for a discussion about what lies ahead in the years to come. Former physicist and tech journalist Aaron Saenz talks good robots vs bad robots and prospects for synthetic life. It's fodder for the science geek in all of us.    
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 6/18
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.

Five Awesome Locally Brewed Beers, And What To Eat With Them

Five Awesome Locally Brewed Beers, And What To Eat With Them

1) Nautilus from Pacific Brewing Laboratory

This crisp, refreshing Belgian-style saison belies its 5% alcohol level with an innocent-seeming rose color. The beer's flowery nose, and faint notes of tart hibiscus flower and ginger make a great pairing with vegetable-forward appetizers and spicier fare. 

Win Tickets to See John Vanderslice and Magik*Magik Orchestra at This Friday's Davies After Hours Concert!

This Friday will be a very special night at the SF Symphony. Not only will esteemed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas lead a performance of Duke Bluebeard's Castle by Bela Bartok, but the night will continue its awesomeness with a Davies After Hours Concert featuring the Magik*Magik Orchestra and John Vanderslice.

It's Ladies Week on the SF Music Scene: Natalie Merchant, Indigo Girls and More

It's Ladies Week on the SF Music Scene: Natalie Merchant, Indigo Girls and More

I dedicate this week to all the ladies. Yes, all of them, your wife included. We dudes are quite fond of you mysterious creatures and your pleasant voices — please keep up the good work. In honor of all that is lovely about the better half, I present five acts coming through town that owe much, if not all of their appeal to brave, talented women. Behold:

Natalie Merchant, Monday, Davies Symphony Hall

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