Notable San Francisco 2/4-2/9

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This week in SF

Monday 2/4: SMITH Magazine holds Reboot featuring six storytellers’ Six-Word Memoirs. With comedian Aurora Simcovich, musician Aaron Glass, Wise Sons Deli owner Leo Beckerman , writer Josh Healy, singer Rebecca Bortman, poet Dyanna Loeb, and Aviva Frank. 7pm, $5 Elbo Room.

Tuesday 2/5: City Lights hosts the Graywolf Press Poetry Tour with readings from D.A. Powell, Dobby Gibson, and Mary Syzbist. Free, 7pm.

Wednesday 2/6: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down are playing at Amoeba in-store,  in the Haight at 6pm.

Thursday 2/7: The Usual Suspects Songwriters Showcase is back at 50 Mason, featuring five up and coming local songwriters. Free, 7pm.

Friday 2/8: The author of Empire of Death lectures on one harbinger of the end: demonically possessed cats. Dr. Paul Koudounaris is joined by performance artist Tiffany Rojas and live musical accompaniment. Free, 8pm.

Saturday 2/8: Hand to Mouth is a topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social, cultural or political issue and they’re on for the final night of sketchfest, discussing jobs. Featuring comedians Hasan Minhaj, Scott Capurro, Caitlin Gill, Levi MacDougall, and Vance Sanders. 8pm, Lost Weekend.


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 →