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October 11, 2011 12:00 PM
Every Tuesday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, October 11 | Re Write: An Evening with Writers in Recovery: From the engorged gastronomic appetites of Samuel Johnson to the angry alcoholism of Truman Capote and the exuberant excess of Hunter S. Thompson, writers seem to possess an insatiable need for extremism to counter their solitary existence. Tonight Litquake is proud to present a collection of authors who have made it through the crucible of recovery with pen in hand, and are writing some of the best work of their careers. Hosted by Patrick Hughes. Book sales and signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Foundations Recovery Network. Co-presented by Central Recovery Press, Cleis Press, and Conari Press.

Thursday, October 13 | The Arab Film Festival: Films through October 29! The mission of the Arab Film Festival (AFF) is to enhance public understanding of Arab culture and to provide alternative representations of Arabs that contradict the stereotypical images frequently encountered in the American mass media. The Arab Film Festival screens films from and about the Arab World that provide realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. Ticket bundles and festival passes available!

Friday, October 14 | Doc Fest 2011: Two weeks of documentaries! Films run through October 27. Ticket bundles and full passes available!

Friday, October 14 | Producer Dinner: Tomatoes and Bi-Rite Farm: Tomato gnocchi in smoked trout cream. Yellow tomato wedges with basil sorbet and whipped burrata. These are a few of the ideas we are kicking around for the menu for this evening of tomato celebration. Simon and our Farm Summer School put more tomato plants in the ground than ever before this year, and it is time to celebrate! If you are a tomato lover, this dinner cooked by Andrew Pimlott and Susan Kim is a must do fall affair. The multi-course dinner comes paired with wines and stories alike.

Saturday, October 15 | Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: Music + Film Festival: The Bay Area premiere of the independent music documentary "Blood, Sweat + Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century," created by San Francisco director and editor Kenneth Thoma, features very special performances by two bands featured in the documentary: Evangelista and Oxbow. Other bands featured in the film: Neurosis, ISIS, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pelican, Oxbow, Evangelista, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Cave In, and many others whose music and art found ideal homes in the artist-run record labels of Hydra Head, Neurot, and Constellation.

Know of any other events happening in the Bay Area this week? Post them in the comments section!

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