Notable San Francisco 2/20-/26

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This week in San Francisco – pepper the week with shows by indie artists for Noise Pop’s 20th birthday. AAAnndd….:

Monday 2/20: Bender‘s kicks off a week of happy hour free shows in partnership with Noise Pop. 4-7pm drink specials and local bands.

Wednesday 2/22: Ian Tuttle’s debut short story collection, Stretchyhead, launches at Green Apple Books. Tuttle’s stories have been described as “a perfect blend of Richard Brautigan and Raymond Carver.” Free, 7pm.

Tuesday 2/21: SOMArts’ monthly literary potluck, Feast of Words, hosts the inimitable Maxine Hong Kingston tonight. 7pm, $5 if you bring a dish to share!

Thursday 2/23: Booksmith hosts Richard Mason’s reading of History of a Pleasure Seeker, the seasons author’sportrait of the senses, a novel about pleasure and those who are in search of it; those who embrace it, luxuriate in it, need it; and those who deprive themselves of it as they do those they love.” 7:30pm, Free.

Friday 2/24: The San Francisco Writer’s Workshop throws a benefit reading for Lit-Loving Meridian Gallery. 7:30pm, $10. Meridian Gallery. B.L.ING aka the Big Lit Thing reading hostsStephen Rosenshein, Lizzy Acker, Anhvu Buchanan, Chelsea Martin, Ben Mirov and Diana Salier. 7:30pm, Free.

Saturday 2/25: The launch party for Franco La Cecla’s Against Architecture goes on without the author! Live music and discussion on the book that “dismantles the glory of the ‘archistar’ in their proud myopic grandeur that totally ignores people and their rights to a better urban life.” Free, 8pm. Green Arcade.  90′s Rock downstairs and 90′s Hip Hop upstairs at Debaser‘s tribute to our youth. Free (with flannel), 10pm, Elbo Room.

Sunday 2/26: Free chocolate throughout the city’s independent bookstores. 12-7:30pm, various stores.


Emmy Komada is a translator and assistant editor at Two Lines Press, part of the Center for the Art of Translation. She likes languages, and reading, and trying to read in various languages. More from this author →