Wednesday 4/19: Lyrics & Dirges presents “Spring in Translation: Poets on Translation,” featuring Norma Cole, Javier O. Huerta, Alex Cigale, Arceli, Terry Taplin. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books Downtown Berkeley.
Thursday 4/20: Cleve Jones, long time gay and labor activist, (When We Rise: My Life in the Movement) and progressive journalist David Talbot (Season of the Witch), founder of Salon.com, will discuss “activism and dissent in Trump’s America.” Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal.
If activism is on your mind (and it probably is), you might want to check out the newly formed “Activist Book Club” which meets tonight (and every third Thursday) in San Francisco’s Mission district and is currently reading Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit. Organized by Ava Rosen and Hannah Smith of the Open Windows Collective. Free, 6 p.m., Mission Pie.
California Jazz Conservatory presents Poetry Weekend with Ishmael Reed and Tennessee Reed. $20, 8 p.m., California Jazz Conservatory.
Monday 4/24: Bay Area Generations #44, guest curated by Kelechi Ubozoh, featuring intergenerational pairs Terrilynn Cantlon and Aqueila Lewis, Raluca Ioanid and Kathleen Wallace, Liz Green and Reed Walker, Natriece Spicer and Kwesi Wilderson “the Dreamer,” David Brehmer and Daniel Ari, Tasha Mini and Terri Lee Kline, and Mk Chavez and Norma Smith. $7–$10, 7:30 p.m., The Bellevue Club.
This week’s theatre recommendation is Overnight at The Flight Deck in Oakland. Four theatre companies (residents of The Flight Deck performance space) collaborate to present short plays about gentrification based on the premise of a skyrise appearing overnight in an Oakland neighborhood. The Flight Deck’s tag line is “a place for artists with a purpose,” and these theatre companies deliver on that promise. Read a review here.
And here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Douglas Kearney.
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