Ben Katchor
Ben Katchor
Cartoonist Ben Katchor and composer Mark Mulcahy will present their new multimedia pop opera Up from the Stacks as part of Bookfest at the Kanbar Hall at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, on Thursday, February 23 at 8pm.

The work, set in the 1970s, tells the story of Lincoln Cabinee, a part-time page who, while retrieving books from the New York Public Library, unwittingly becomes embroiled in the amusement and vice flourishing in Times Square.

In addition, on Saturday, February 25 at 8pm, filmmaker and performance artist Miranda July will present her new piece The Auction and engage in conversation with Peter Stein.

The Auction draws on July's book, It Chooses You, in which personal items become the vehicle for exploring the richness of people's lives.

For tickets and information, call 415-292-1233 or visit www.jcssf.org.