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This Week’s Events For The 5 Senses

Wondering what to do for fun this week?  Feeling a little dead inside?  Wake yourself up with a FREE event for each of the 5 senses!

SEE: There’s nothing like a Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze collaborative mindfuck to topple you into an existential crisis. Catch a FREE screening of Adaptation this Thursday at Dolores Park Movie Night. Take advantage of this because soon it will start raining for three months. Also buy popcorn and make donations so they can cover costs! God I wish Meryl Streep was my best friend.

Adaptation Screening
Thursday, October 14th, 7:30pm
Dolores Park
Dolores St. & 18th St. [the Mission]
FREE

HEAR: San Francisco’s “One City One Book” series continues this week with a FREE event featuring Dave Eggers. The Bay Area literary sweetheart appears in conversation with author Beth Lisick about his new book about Hurrican Katrina, Zeitoun. There are few authors who can make you cry and pee your pants laughing at the same time, and Eggers is one of them. It’s a true gift. I wish I could make people pee-cry.

Dave Eggers Reading
Thursday, October 14th, 6pm
Koret Auditorium @ SF Main Library
100 Larkin St. @ Grove St.
FREE

SMELL: Did you know that the “smell of fear” is an actual scientific phenomenon? Well, the South African rap group Die Antwoord makes me feel like I’m going to shit my pants. Not because I think they’re good but because they scare me. Their music video for “Enter the Ninja” went viral last year and is one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen. I can’t explain why. They just rub me the wrong way. Anyway, Die Antwoord is playing a FREE show at Amoeba on Friday!

Die Antwoord Show & Signing
Friday, October 15th, 6pm
Amoeba Music
1855 Haight St.
FREE

TASTE: You know something is hip when the Times devotes an entire blog to the subject. And there’s nothing more popular these days than the foraging movement. Dirty train-hopping roadkill-eating freegans and New York Times journalists alike are jumping on the bandwagon (or train). It’s not enough anymore to buy organic or local. Now you gotta actually go into the forest and find your own food. That’s why you worked so hard all your life to become a lucrative lawyer: so you could forage for nuts and berries in your nice suit. This Saturday, Omnivore Books plays host to Connie Green and Sarah P. Scott, authors of the new cookbook The Wild Table: Seasonal Foraged Foods and Recipes. Come find out how to find mushrooms that won’t kill you.

The Wild Table: Seasonal Foraged Foods and Recipes
Saturday, October 16th, 3pm
Omnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez St. [the Mission]
FREE

TOUCH: After you spend the week doing all of the fun (selfish) events listed above, take part in some fun (selfless) community service. Yelp is putting on a FREE East Bay Volunteering Party with over 30 non-profits there to tell you how to touch the community where you live. And I mean “touch” as in “affect,” not the kind of touching that’ll make you have to tell everyone in your neighborhood that you just moved in. Also there will be food and drinks and live music, so if that’s not enough to get you to do some good, I don’t know what is. Even my favorite cinnamon roll shop Cinnaholic will be there. Do it. It’ll make you feel good about yourself. And THAT is the true purpose of good deeds.

Yelp Helps: East Bay Volunteering Party
Monday, October 18th, 7:30pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way [Downtown Berkeley]
FREE (with RSVP), 21+

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.