Monday 2/25: Galeria de la Raza’s full moon spoken word monthly LUNADA opens its spring season with John Santos, Israel Matos, & Deuce Eclipse, and open mic host Sandra Garcia Rivera. $5 7:30pm,
Tuesday 2/26: InsideStoryTime rolls out OFFWORLDERS featuring the otherworldly poetry and prose of Simon Rich Rob Davidson, Yvone Daily, Diane Weipert, and Nahid Fattahi. $5, 7pm, MakeOut Room.
Wednesday 2/27: Word Performances, where “words are the lead, music is featured and dance takes a brief cameo,” is at Viracocha with an allstar lineup of NYT bestseller Sylvie Simmons, poet Tim Toaster Henderson, NPR’s Doug Cordell, SF Write Club’s Casey Childers, novelist Crystal Reiss, poet Marina Lazzara, poet Phil Lumsden, writer Sara Griff, wordsmith Todd Siegel and writer Cybele Zufolo. With Yoshi’s SF jazz vocalist NaJe. $15 suggested, 7pm.
Thursday 2/28: The Rumpus cosponsors Jerry Stahl reading from The Heroin Chronicles, along with readers Michelle Tea, Rich Ferguson, and Donnell Alexander at the Hotel Rex. Free, 7pm.
Friday 3/1: Commiserate over your least pleasant transit experiences with Muni Diaries, this month featuring Johnny Funcheap, James Nestor, Anna Pulley, Kelly Beardsley, and BART operator Richie Nakano. 7pm, Elbo Room.