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Katrina Benefits 

Beach Blanket Benefit: Some proceeds from ticket sales go to help Hurricane Katrina survivors; call for information. Fridays. Continues through Sept. 30, $20. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

Café Con Comedy: Comedians Alana Devich, Gretchen Rootes, Nick Leonard, Doug Holsclaw, Ray Ferrer, Ross Turner, Yayne Abeba, and Lisa Geduldig perform to benefit people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Fri., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., $6-$100, Dolores Park Cafe, 501 Dolores (at 18th St.), 487-1923,

Devil in the Deck Katrina Benefit Nights: Paul Nathan's cardsharp magic-trick show donates 20 percent of its takings to the American Red Cross. Starting Sept. 16, Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 2, $10-$25. Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 364-1411.

Folk to Folk: Live music, food, crafts, flower displays, and more to raise money for the Red Cross and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Sun., Sept. 18, 11 a.m., $10, Treasure Island, off the Bay Bridge.

Hurricane Dramathon: Six hours of staged readings by Bay Area teens to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts. Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m., 510-647-2972. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2949.

Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund: Donations go to Jewish Family Services of New Orleans. Send checks to Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund c/o JFCS, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. 449-1275.

Katrina Relief Fundraiser: Help those affected by Hurricane Katrina by donating to the Red Cross and get goodies like pastries, T-shirts, and tote bags in return. Starting Sept. 17, daily, 10 a.m., 260-2724,

New Orleans Hurricane Relief: Nightly New Orleans jazz and an ongoing fundraiser, with a donation center for the American Red Cross and a portion of each evening's proceeds donated. Through Sept. 30. Condor Ultra Lounge, 300 Columbus (at Broadway), 781-8222,

A Special Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina: Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Firoozi Dumas, Julie Orringer, Peter Orner, Daphne Gottlieb, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Truong Tran, Anne Marino, Micheline Marcom, and Michelle Tea read at this fundraiser for the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Fund. Hosted by Stephen Elliott and Matthew Iribarne. Mon., Sept. 19, 7 p.m., $10-$20, Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888,


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