Are you an orphan entrepreneur looking for your Daddy Warbucks? The Knight News Challenge has $5 million up for grabs for innovative online news and social media sites. Hey, it worked for Adrian Holovaty's EveryBlock. If you have an idea but need a boost getting your application in gear before the November 1 deadline, Knight representatives will be at Tech Soup for a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. For those whose startup song and dance isn't winning fans, invites you to their Mountain View headquarters for the "World's Smallest Violin" pity party. Whining and dining begins at 7 p.m. And now a shameless plug for tech pursuits outside of the industry. MarketWatch's Tech Tales columnist Therese Poletti wrote a book on architecture, which just happens to relate to my day job. My other self will be hosting book launch/reception at the American Institute of Architects San Francisco at 5:30 p.m. Or head to House of Shields for a "No on Prop 8" happy hour and fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. (Photo b">freemarketmyass)

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