Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/24-1/30

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This week in San Francisco: Clown Burlesque, stories about food, art shows, magazine readings, and Cyclops Wearing Flip Flops.

Monday 1/24: This month at Cat’s Pajamas, get your regular dose of burlesque with a side of clown as Dottie Lux co-hosts the monthly show of music and steamy performances.  $5, 21+, 8pm @ 3225 22nd Street.

Tuesday 1/25: Head to Space Gallery for readings about food from LitUp. Delectable Delights: Tales of Food and Disaster is a collection of first-person essays about our love/hate relationships with the things we shove in our mouths.  Free, 7-9:30pm @ 1141 Polk Street.

Wednesday 1/26: More than just a “firefly class” spaceship on Joss Whedon’s spectacular space western, Serenity is the theme of the UCSF Women’s Health Center Spring Art Show. The rotating exhibit covers five floors and is the Bay Area’s largest ongoing exhibit of wall hanging art.  The artist’s reception takes place from 5:30-7:30pm @ 2356 Sutter Street.

Thursday 1/27: Get to Dog Eared Books for Pank Magazine’s reading with pieces by Lauren Becker, Seth Fischer, Ben Jahn, Ethel Rohan, and M. Bartley Seigel.  7-8:30pm @ 900 Valencia Street.

Friday 1/28: Do you want a guided tour of Granny’s Pop Up Empire of Art? Of course you do!  Check out the Bold Italic sponsored collaborative art show and pick up your own DIY pop up kit, zines, DVDs, booze, and more.  7-10pm @ 702 Vermont Street.

Saturday 1/29: Head to the Tenderloin’s Cafe Royale for the Launch of James Warner’s new book, All Her Father’s Guns. Participate in a raffle and win a literary oddity with each purchase of Warner’s new book.  7-10pm @ 800 Post Street.

Sunday 1/30: Get your poetry on at the launch of Cyclops Wearing Flip Flops, presented by the Center for the Art of Translation. 2pm @ the Public Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street.


Melissa Tan is a former runway model, fashion designer, motorcycle enthusiast, and bacon aficionado who has written for The Examiner, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. When she’s not sewing or writing, she can be found hunting for new music or the perfect hot dog. Usually at the same time. More from this author →