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february

tue18feb6:00 pm7:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Elena Schwolsky - Waking in Havana6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Compelled by her anti-war work with returning Vietnam veterans and her passion for social justice, Elena Schwolsky traveled to the then-forbidden island of Cuba in 1972 with a brigade of youthful volunteers to help build houses for workers and support the still young Cuban Revolution; a decision that would shape her life and ultimately lead her back to Cuba twenty years later—as she shares in her beautifully narrated new book Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba.

Elena returns to the island––a pediatric AIDS nurse weary from the constant loss and sorrow surrounding her work, a grieving widow dealing with the death of her husband—himself a victim of the disease, and a lifelong activist hoping to reconnect with the resilient spirit she felt as a young ‘brigadista’. The author takes readers along through her humorous attempts to navigate this very different culture—into Havana’s controversial AIDS sanatorium and the lives of the generous, opinionated and passionate Cubans who become her family and help her to heal.

Elena Schwolsky, RN, MPH, is a nurse, community health educator, activist, and writer who spent a decade as a pediatric nurse at the height of the AIDS epidemic. She has trained AIDS educators in Cuba and Tanzania and currently teaches community health workers in diverse urban neighborhoods in New York City. Her essays have appeared in The American Journal of Nursing and The Veteran, and her work has been included in the anthologies Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell Us About Who We Are and Where We’ve Been and Reflections on Nursing: 80 inspiring stories on the art and science of nursing. A chapter she co-wrote appears in the textbook Children, Families and AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues. Schwolsky is the recipient of a writing award from the Barbara Deming Money for Women Fund and is proud to be recognized as the madrina (godmother) of Proyecto Memorias, the Cuban AIDS Quilt project.

Time

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

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

wed19feb4:30 pm7:30 pmFerry Plaza Wine Merchant: Tatomer / Whitcraft with Drake Whitcraft & Graham Tatomer4:30 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

wed19feb5:30 pm6:30 pmWellness Wednesdays5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Ferry Building Grand Hall, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join the Ferry Building and MINDBODY SF for Wellness Wednesdays, a free series every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Drop-ins are welcome, or reserve your spot via the MINDBODY app. For more info on this week’s class and teacher, follow us on Instagram at @ferrybuilding!

Wednesday’s 5:30pm – 6:30pm

January 22 Baptiste Power Yoga Samantha Zabrycki
February 5 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
February 12 LINES Ballet Jen Bakane
February 19 Baptiste Power Yoga Annie Morrison
February 26 Anchor Meditation Kelly Ryan
March 4 SF POLE
March 11 Atma Yoga Carlo F
March 18 Shred 415 LILY DE CHOUDENS
March 25 Baptiste Power Yoga Amelia Andaleon
April 1 VRV3
April 8 Baptiste Power Yoga Tiana Noveen
April 15 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
April 29 Baptiste Power Yoga Jen Silvera
May 6 Baptiste Power Yoga Meghan Zimmerman

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Grand Hall

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

thu20feb6:00 pm7:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Craig Fehrman - Author in Chief6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

In the tradition of The Gatekeepers and The Presidents Club, historian Craig Fehrman offers a surprising new look into both the public and private lives of America’s presidents.

Most Americans are familiar with Lincoln’s famous words in the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation. Yet few can name the work that helped win him the presidency: his published collection of speeches entitled Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln labored in secret to get his book ready for the 1860 election, tracking down newspaper transcripts, editing them carefully for fairness, and hunting for a printer who would meet his specifications. Political Debates sold fifty thousand copies—the rough equivalent of half a million books in today’s market—and it reveals something about Lincoln’s presidential ambitions. But it also reveals something about his heart and mind. When voters asked about his beliefs, Lincoln liked to point them to his book.

In Craig Fehrman’s groundbreaking work of history, Author in Chief, the story of America’s presidents and their books opens a rich new window into presidential biography. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, the first presidential book to influence a campaign, and John Adams’s Autobiography, the first score-settling presidential memoir, Author in Chief draws on newly uncovered information—including never-before-published letters from Andrew Jackson, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan—to offer insights into the aspirations and inner lives of our nation’s presidents. We see Teddy Roosevelt, known today for his rugged adventures and bulletproof self-confidence, as a vulnerable first-time author, struggling to write the book that would become a classic of American history. We see Ronald Reagan painstakingly revising Where’s the Rest of Me?, a forgotten memoir in which he sharpened his sunny political image. We see Donald Trump negotiating the deal for Art of the Deal, the volume that made him synonymous with business savvy—and decades later boosted him again on his way to the White House.

Combining the narrative skill of a journalist with the rigorous scholarship of a historian, Fehrman presents hundreds of new stories, scenes, quotations, and telling details to create an entirely fresh take on our highest leaders. Author in Chief is a feast for history lovers, book lovers, and everybody curious about a behind-the-scenes look at our presidents.

Craig Fehrman is a journalist and historian who’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Slate, among others. He has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He lives in Indiana with his wife and children.

Time

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

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

thu20feb6:00 pm9:00 pmThird Thursdays at the Ferry Building6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Join the San Francisco Ferry Building for Third Thursdays, a fully immersive entertainment and food experience featuring entertainment and experiences from around the Bay.

February Entertainment: The Luminescent Grand Piano Experience, Urban Dancing by TURFinc. & Community Art Wall by ArtIsMobileUS

Get your grub on and sip your favorite beverage while enjoying live performances, art experiences, and special offerings from your favorite Ferry Building merchants!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for more details on this month’s entertainment, and be sure to use the “Ferry Building Third Thursdays” geotag and #FerryBuilding #ThirdThursdays to share your posts with us

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sat22feb12:00 pm1:00 pmMarket to Table Demo: Bryant Terry, Vegetable Kingdom12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Event Details

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a book talk and cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Author Bryant Terry will be in conversation with Real Food Media’s Tiffani Patton, discussing Terry’s new book, Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes (Ten Speed Press, 2020). A cooking demo and book signing will follow.

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-Winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. In regard to his work, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.” San Francisco Magazine included Bryant among 11 Smartest People in the Bay Area Food Scene, and Fast Company named him one of 9 People Who Are Changing the Future of Food. He is a Ph.D. dropout who holds an M.A. in History with an emphasis on the African Diaspora from NYU, where he studied under Historian Robin DG Kelly. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two brilliant and beautiful daughters.

A lifelong “foodie,” Tiffani Patton has been writing and researching food system change for over five years after being radicalized by The Political Economy of Food and Agriculture, a course taught by Julie Guthman. Particularly activated by the nexus of race and food, Tiffani is an advocate for just food systems and can be found talking to anyone who will listen about these topics. She supports several areas of educational programming, communications strategy, and internal operations at Real Food Media. A gifted writer and storyteller, she draws on these skills as content curator and managing editor for the Real Food Scoop newsletter and the Real Food Reads bookclub, of which she is a new co-host. She holds an MBA and an MPA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all. The talk will be followed by book sales and signing at Book Passage inside the Ferry Building.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

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march

sun01mar10:00 am5:00 pmFog City Flea10:00 am - 5:00 pm Ferry Building Grand Hall, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Come shop Fog City Flea’s carefully curated market of makers & merchants from the Bay Area and beyond…growing in size and scope each week in our second-floor Grand Hall!

Sunday’s 10am – 5pm

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Ferry Building Grand Hall

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sun01mar10:30 am1:30 pmSan Francisco Landmarks Bike Tour with Fort Point10:30 am - 1:30 pm Ferry Building Taproom, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join Fort Point for a special San Francisco cycling experience to celebrate SF Beer Week. Their team will take you on a guided tour to several SF landmarks from their can designs, ending at their Ferry Building taproom where the first round is on the house. Grab tickets here.

Time

(Sunday) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Taproom

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

wed04mar4:30 pm7:30 pmFerry Plaza Wine Merchant: Tre Bicchieri Wines with Brian Larky from Dalla Terra4:30 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

wed04mar5:30 pm6:30 pmWellness Wednesdays5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Ferry Building Grand Hall, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join the Ferry Building and MINDBODY SF for Wellness Wednesdays, a free series every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Drop-ins are welcome, or reserve your spot via the MINDBODY app. For more info on this week’s class and teacher, follow us on Instagram at @ferrybuilding!

Wednesday’s 5:30pm – 6:30pm

January 22 Baptiste Power Yoga Samantha Zabrycki
February 5 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
February 12 LINES Ballet Jen Bakane
February 19 Baptiste Power Yoga Annie Morrison
February 26 Anchor Meditation Kelly Ryan
March 4 SF POLE
March 11 Atma Yoga Carlo F
March 18 Shred 415 LILY DE CHOUDENS
March 25 Baptiste Power Yoga Amelia Andaleon
April 1 VRV3
April 8 Baptiste Power Yoga Tiana Noveen
April 15 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
April 29 Baptiste Power Yoga Jen Silvera
May 6 Baptiste Power Yoga Meghan Zimmerman

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Grand Hall

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

wed04mar6:00 pm7:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Erica Etelson - Beyond Contempt6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Liberal and progressive frustration, grief, and alarm over Trump’s destructive political agenda and behavior have prompted mounting disdain for Trump supporters and other conservatives. This reaction is contributing to political polarization and unwittingly serving to strengthen Trump’s hand as he sows divisiveness and hatred. In Beyond Contempt, Erica Etelson shows us how to communicate respectfully, passionately, and effectively across the political divide without soft-pedaling our beliefs. Using Powerful Non-Defensive Communication skill sets, we can express ourselves in ways that inspire open-minded consideration instead of triggering defensive reaction. Providing detailed instruction and dozens of examples of how to discuss hot button topics, Beyond Contempt is a must-have guide to productive dialogue that can defuse hostility, build trust, and open hearts and minds in unexpected ways.

Erica Etelson is a writer, community activist, and certified Powerful Non-Defensive Communication facilitator. A former human rights attorney, she has advocated in support of welfare recipients, prisoners, indigenous peoples, immigrants, and environmental activists. She has also organized for clean, community-owned energy as part of a just transition to a local, low-carbon economy. Following the 2016 election, Etelson became active in the resistance movement and in left-right dialogue initiatives. Her articles have appeared in the San Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury NewsProgressive PopulistTruthout, and Alternet . She lives with her husband and son in Berkeley, California.

Time

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

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

thu05mar6:00 pm7:00 pmAuthor Event and Book Signing: Celia Stahr - Frida in America6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book Passage, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. But it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

Celia Stahr is a professor at the University of San Francisco, where she specializes in modern American and contemporary art with an emphasis on feminist art and gender studies, as well as African and multicultural art. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Iowa and lives in the Bay Area.

Time

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

Location

Book Passage

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

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april

wed01apr5:30 pm6:30 pmWellness Wednesdays5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Ferry Building Grand Hall, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join the Ferry Building and MINDBODY SF for Wellness Wednesdays, a free series every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Drop-ins are welcome, or reserve your spot via the MINDBODY app. For more info on this week’s class and teacher, follow us on Instagram at @ferrybuilding!

Wednesday’s 5:30pm – 6:30pm

January 22 Baptiste Power Yoga Samantha Zabrycki
February 5 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
February 12 LINES Ballet Jen Bakane
February 19 Baptiste Power Yoga Annie Morrison
February 26 Anchor Meditation Kelly Ryan
March 4 SF POLE
March 11 Atma Yoga Carlo F
March 18 Shred 415 LILY DE CHOUDENS
March 25 Baptiste Power Yoga Amelia Andaleon
April 1 VRV3
April 8 Baptiste Power Yoga Tiana Noveen
April 15 Bay Jiu Jitsu Lindsay Goyne
April 29 Baptiste Power Yoga Jen Silvera
May 6 Baptiste Power Yoga Meghan Zimmerman

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Grand Hall

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sun05apr10:30 am1:30 pmSan Francisco Landmarks Bike Tour with Fort Point10:30 am - 1:30 pm Ferry Building Taproom, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join Fort Point for a special San Francisco cycling experience to celebrate SF Beer Week. Their team will take you on a guided tour to several SF landmarks from their can designs, ending at their Ferry Building taproom where the first round is on the house. Grab tickets here.

Time

(Sunday) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Taproom

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sun12apr10:30 am1:30 pmSan Francisco Landmarks Bike Tour with Fort Point10:30 am - 1:30 pm Ferry Building Taproom, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join Fort Point for a special San Francisco cycling experience to celebrate SF Beer Week. Their team will take you on a guided tour to several SF landmarks from their can designs, ending at their Ferry Building taproom where the first round is on the house. Grab tickets here.

Time

(Sunday) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Taproom

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

sun19apr10:30 am1:30 pmSan Francisco Landmarks Bike Tour with Fort Point10:30 am - 1:30 pm Ferry Building Taproom, One Ferry Building

Event Details

Join Fort Point for a special San Francisco cycling experience to celebrate SF Beer Week. Their team will take you on a guided tour to several SF landmarks from their can designs, ending at their Ferry Building taproom where the first round is on the house. Grab tickets here.

Time

(Sunday) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location

Ferry Building Taproom

One Ferry Building

Organizer

Ferry Building Marketplace

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