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Dave Eggers @ Green Apple Books Tomorrow

Dave Eggers, a shining beacon in our local and national literary scene, will be stopping by Green Apple Books tomorrow, September 14th at noon for an in-store book signing to honor his award-winning novel Zeitoun's paperback release.

If you haven't picked up Zeitoun, it's a harrowing tale of one family's experience of Hurricane Katrina and an examination of New Orleans in the wake of the disaster on a national and international scope. Said the book's New York Times review:

This Week's Hottest Events: Lit King Jonathan Franzen, PARK(ing) Day, Paramore and More

Lit: Jonathan Franzen
Confession: I've not yet read best-selling novel The Corrections. But, when I saw author Jonathan Franzen on the cover of Time magazine the other week carrying the heady title of "The Great American Novelist" for his latest book Freedom, I decided I had to get my hands on everything he's ever written, stat. Now, we all have the lucky chance to see this brilliant writer in person for a City Arts & Lectures discussion with CCA provost Dr. Mark Breitenberg. The event is not yet sold out (gasp!), so get your tickets now while you still can. $20; Monday 9/13; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., cityarts.net

Mill Valley Favorite 'White Wedding' Makes Light of South African Racial Relations

An Oxford alumna who studied film in graduate school at New York University, Jann Turner has traveled a long, circuitous path to White Wedding, her acclaimed directorial debut. Already a commercial hit in South Africa, it won the Audience Award at last year’s Mill Valley Film Festival and is now playing at the Opera Plaza Cinema.
 

The Week in Local Music News

7x7 favorite Weekend earn some well-deserved Pitchfork cred [via Pitchfork]

San Francisco art blog Fecal Face celebrates its 10th anniversary with a blowout at the Luggage Store and Mezzanine [via Fecal Face]

What's the Mother of All Parking Rules? The Answer Has Come!

Earlier, our parking guru David LaBua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, hinted at a parking rule so unknown that even a lifelong resident of San Francisco probably couldn't name it. Did you guess what it was? The answer can save you hundreds in parking ticket fees!

Parking Quiz: The Mother of All Parking Rules

It's no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we've enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David La Bua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.

There are more than 23,000 parking meters, 200,000 traffic signs, 1,100 traffic signals, and 880 miles of lane lines on the streets of San Francisco. It’s no wonder that navigating and parking in our city can be frustrating, and receiving parking tickets has become just a part of daily SF life.

Opera in the Park to Serenade Hippie Hill This Sunday

This Sunday, opera takes Hippie Hill back from the drum circles. Spread out a blanket in Golden Gate Park for a leisurely afternoon of opera floating through the trees to soothe your soul before another work week.

Cutting-Edge 3-D Drives Latest 'Resident Evil' Adventure

For British-born Paul William Scott Anderson – not to be confused with Studio City native Paul Thomas Anderson, the five-time Oscar nominee behind Boogie Nights and Magnolia – the decision to direct Resident Evil: Afterlife, due Friday, was inspired, at least in part, by a fortuitous encounter with James Cameron.
 

Tonight After Work, Stop By Candystore Collective to Celebrate Creative, Inc.

Hey, all you "creative" types out there! Yeah, I'm talking to you photographers, graphic designers, illustrators and the rest of you. Ever wondered what it's like to start a business doing what you love and be successful while you're at it? Candystore Collective is hosting a book launch party tonight for Chronicle Books' newest release, Creative, Inc. It's the ultimate guide to making killer portfolios, legal advice on starting a business, and all the advice you'd need in between.

Zion I and The Grouch "One" Video

If you haven't already heard, local hip hop sensation Zion I and Living Legends member The Grouch are teaming up again to put out a second album—due out March of next year—after the sucess of their first collaboration on 2006's Heroes in the City of Dope. Until then, check out their video for "One," which was used in the first American dance film shot in 3D, appropriately titled, Step UP 3D (yes, it's part of the Step Up trilogy).

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