This Week in San Francisco!
Monday 8/20: Lit Slam at Viracoccha, featuring Kundiman fellow and pillar of Bay Area spoken word, Jason Bayani. 8pm, $5 suggested donation.
Tuesday 8/21: City Lights hosts a conversation with Four New Messages author Joshua Cohen and Ethan Nosowsky, editorial director at McSweeney’s. Cohen’s release is hailed as a “quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet.” Free, 7pm.
Wednesday 8/22: Don’t Watch This Show features stand-up, sketch, improv, and musical comedy with comedians from throughout the Bay Area. $10 8pm, Stagewerks Theater.
Thursday 8/23: UCLA professor and noted anthropologist Jorja Leap discusses Jumped In, “one of the first genealogies of Los Angeles’s oldest and most powerful black and brown gangs.” Free, 7:30pm, Booksmith.
Friday 8/24: Books Inc. Opera Plaza hosts a book swap, open to the public, with drinks, snacks, prizes, and book exchanges. Free, 6-9pm. More drinks, plus prizes and photo fun at Photobooth’s 1 Year Anniversary Party in the Mission. Free, 7pm.
Saturday 8/25: Gay Shame’s radical queer anti-social convenes at Modern Times. Vegan food and a community dedicated to “new queer activism that foregrounds race, class, gender and sexuality, to counter the self-serving “values” of gay consumerism and the increasingly hypocritical left.” 5:30pm.
Sunday 8/26: Litquake is at the Palo Alto JCC for a day of panels, conversations, and events for all ages. Featuring 35 authors, including Ellen Sussman, Michael Krasny, and Alan Kaufman. Free, 3pm.