6:30 - 8:00
San Francisco native Lincoln Mitchell will discuss his new book with Penelope Houston, the singer for the seminal San Francisco punk band The Avengers and accomplished solo artist.
In San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock and a Third Place Baseball Team, Mitchell deftly weaves together the personal and the political, tracing the city's current state back to three key events that all occurred in 1978: the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk (occurring fewer than two weeks after the massacre of Peoples Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana); the explosion of the city's punk rock scene; and a breakthrough season for the San Francisco Giants.
Sponsored by the San Francisco History Center
A book sale follows the event.