Nov. 5: Alicia Silverstone at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Turn to your friend and say, “Hey, name an Alicia Silverstone movie,” and chances are that friend will turn back to you and reply, “Clueless.” Which is fine, but man, when I think of Silverstone I think of Blast from the Past, and that kiss—that kiss!—that she plants on Brendan Fraser. Sure, there’s some absurd plot about nuclear bombs and a fallout shelter, but I swear, that kiss kept me awake at night for a week. Meaning I’m not alone. Silverstone has endured as an unattainable figure of loveliness for so long that we’ve forgotten she’s all but gotten out of Hollywood and into vegetarian and environmental concerns. With her latest book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet, Silverstone gives diet and fitness advice while pushing for holistic living and organic food. Does she reveal how to deliver amazing on-screen kisses? As if! But she reads from, discusses and signs the book in person on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. 7pm. $10. 415.444.8000.Gabe Meline 

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