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wed15apr4:30 pm7:30 pmFerry Plaza Wine Merchant: Tax Relief Flight with FPWM Staff4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar

Event Details

Come taste some of the world’s most rare and celebrated wines and the people who make them famous. This is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious wines and chat in an intimate, personal, yet casual atmosphere with the types of artisanal producers from around the globe that we love to feature here at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant.

Time

(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

thu16apr6:00 pm7:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Ethan Sherwood Strauss - The Victory Machine6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

The Golden State Warriors are the envy of the modern NBA. Chasing their third consecutive championship, they have assembled an incredible wealth of athletic talent, lead the league in merchandise sales, and are planning to move into a glitzy new arena next season. Their owner, Joe Lacob, regularly hosts the top CEOs and influencers of Silicon Valley in his box, fashioning himself into one of the most powerful men in the world.

Yet inside the organization, there is considerably more strife. In this breakthrough work of reportage, star NBA reporter Ethan Sherwood Strauss investigates the team’s culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the toll that being a super-team can take. In so doing, he not only rewrites the story of the Warriors, but reveals how the Darwinian business of NBA basketball really works.

Reconstructing the deals that lured Steph Curry away from Nike and Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City, Strauss shows how the smallest mistakes can define success or failure for years. And, as he looks ahead to the 2020 season, Strauss ponders whether this organization can survive its own ambitions.

Written with great personality and remarkable breadth, The Victory Machine shows what it takes to win when you are constantly under siege.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss is a Golden State Warriors beat reporter for The Athletic. Before that, he held the same role for ESPN. He hosts a podcast, House of Strauss, and is a frequent guest on Slate’s Hang Up and Listen sports podcast. His articles have appeared in numerous outlets including Slate, Salon, FiveThirtyEight, Huffington Post, and more. He has 97,700 twitter followers and counting.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

thu16apr7:00 pm8:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Pamela Newkirk - Diversity, Inc.7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm • This event is being held in partnership with Shack 15. Please visit Book Passage’s Ferry Building store to receive a free pass for the event and directions to Shack 15’s location on the second floor of the Ferry Building.

Diversity has become the new buzzword, championed by elite institutions from academia to Hollywood to corporate America. In an effort to ensure their organizations represent the racial and ethnic makeup of the country, industry and foundation leaders have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to commission studies, launch training sessions, and hire consultants and diversity czars. But is it working?

In Diversity, Inc., award-winning journalist Pamela Newkirk shines a bright light on the diversity industry, asking the tough questions about what has been effective—and why progress has been so slow. Newkirk highlights the rare success stories, sharing valuable lessons about how other industries can match those gains. But as she argues, despite decades of handwringing, costly initiatives, and uncomfortable conversations, organizations have, apart from a few exceptions, fallen far short of their goals.

Diversity, Inc. incisively shows the vast gap between the rhetoric of inclusivity and real achievements. If we are to deliver on the promise of true equality, we need to abandon ineffective, costly measures and commit ourselves to combatting enduring racial attitudes

Pamela Newkirk is an award-winning journalist and a professor of journalism at New York University who has written extensively about diversity in the news media and art world. She is the author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, which won the NAACP Image Award, and Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, which won the National Press Club Award for media criticism, as well as the editor of Letters from Black America. Newkirk’s articles and reviews are regularly published in major media, including The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe GuardianThe Nation, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She lives in New York City.

 

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sat18apr9:00 am2:00 pmMarket Happening: CUESA's Eleventh Annual Goat Festival9:00 am - 2:00 pm CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Event Details

It’s baaack! Join CUESA for the Eleventh Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat. Discover the wonders of goats, meet local ranchers and food crafters, sample artisan cheeses, and unleash your inner “kid” at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Check back for details

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location

CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sat18apr3:00 pm4:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Anne Evers Hitz - Lost Department Stores of San Francisco3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco’s merchant princes built grand stores for a booming city, each with its own niche. For the eager clientele, a trip downtown meant dressing up—hats, gloves and stockings required—and going to Blum’s for Coffee Crunch cake or Townsend’s for creamed spinach. The I. Magnin empire catered to a selective upper-class clientele, while middle-class shoppers loved the Emporium department store with its Bargain Basement and Santa for the kids. Gump’s defined good taste, the City of Paris satisfied desires for anything French and edgy, youth-oriented Joseph Magnin ensnared the younger shoppers with the latest trends. Lost Department Stores of San Francisco looks back at the colorful personalities that created six major stores and defined shopping in San Francisco.

Anne Evers Hitz is a fifth-generation San Franciscan and a great-great-granddaughter of one of the Emporium department store’s founders, F.W. Dohrmann. She is the author of Emporium Department Store and San Francisco’s Ferry Building. A graduate of UC-Berkeley, Hitz is a writer, editor and project manager who has had her own communications consulting firm in San Francisco for more than twenty-five years. She is a guide for SF City Guides, a group of local volunteers who give free walking tours of San Francisco.

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sun19apr3:00 pm4:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Emily Gould - Perfect Tunes3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

It’s the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City’s East Village with the hopes of recording her first album. A songwriter with a one-of-a-kind talent, she’s just beginning to book gigs when she falls hard for Dylan, a troubled but magnetic musician whose star is on the rise. Their time together is stormy and short-lived—Dylan dies a few months into their relationship—but will reverberate for the rest of Laura’s life.

Flash forward fourteen years: Laura’s daughter, Marie, is asking ques­tions about the father she never knew, questions that Laura does not want to answer. Laura has built a quiet life that bears little resemblance to the one she envisioned when she left Ohio all those years ago, and she’s taken pains to close the door on what was and what might have been. But Marie won’t let her, and when she attempts to track down Dylan’s family, both mother and daughter are forced to confront the heartbreak at the root of their relationship.

Funny, wise, and utterly immersive, Perfect Tunes explores the fault lines between parents and children, and asks whether dreams deferred can ever be reclaimed.

Emily Gould is the author of the novel Friendship and the essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever. With Ruth Curry, she runs Emily Books, which publishes books by women as an imprint of Coffee House Press. She has written for the New York TimesNew YorkThe New YorkerBookforum, and many other publications. She lives in New York City with her family.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Following the “shelter in place” order from Bay Area authorities, only those Ferry Building businesses classified as essential remain open in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Please follow the link below for a list of the merchants currently open. Please note, no food can be consumed at point-of-sale or at other gathering sites and social distancing rules continue to apply.

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