Posts by: Emmy Komada

Notable San Francisco 7/22-7/27

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Monday 7/22: Free comedy at the Night Light in Jack London Square at 8pm, followed by music from CORIMA and Morning Hands. 8pm. Tuesday 7/23: Inside Story Time presents Nina Schuyler, Samuel Sattin, Liz Henry and Leah Umansky. $5, 7:15 Make Out Room. Wednesday 7/24: Freespace hosts its first poetry slam, open to any all […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/15-7/20

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Monday 7/15: National Poetry Slam champion Dominique Ashaheed joins Bay Area poets for this summer’s Lit Slam, a competitive, audience-judged reading performance. $10, 8pm, Viracocha. Tuesday 7/16: Granta celebrates the release of its 124th issue, Travel, with editor Ted Hodgkinson and Rebecca Solnit. Free, 7pm Green Apple Books. Wednesday 7/17: Join award winning poets, fiction […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/8-7/13

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Monday 7/8: The SHOUT is on in the East Bay, join local raconteurs and submit your own story for a six-minute wildcard spot on stage. 7:30 sliding scale, Grand Lake Coffee. Tuesday 7/9: The Rumpus teams up with Quiet Lightning for deep thinking and good drinking. Featuring Bay Area comics, authors, and musicians, along with […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/1-7/6

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Monday 7/1: Negative Press Project, the Glasses, and Music for Hard Times play free for the Make Out Room’s First Mondays. 8pm. Tuesday 7/2: Free first Tuesdays at museums around town, including the DeYoung, the Jewish Contemporary, and YBCA. Wednesday 7/3: Get your old school summertime on with a double feature of Jaws and Rocky […]

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Notable San Francisco 6/17-6/22

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Monday 6/17: Porchlight reading series presents Impostors: “an unforgettable evening of stories about the terrible and surprising things we do for fame, fortune, and revenge.” 8pm, Verdi Club. Tuesday 6/18: Modern Times Books opens its doors for a future program and events brainstorming session to bring four decades of community engagement into the future. Get […]

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Notable San Francisco 6/10-6/15

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Monday 6/10: The SHOUT is back with readings from Nina G, Blythe Baldwin, James Monroe Iglehart, Sekou Nitoto, Zappo Dickinson, and six wildcards from the audience. $5-20 suggested Grand Lake Coffee House. Tuesday 6/11: Ourshelves lending library holds Excerpts, a monthly audience-curated reading series. All voices welcome, donation based 8pm, Viracocha. Wednesday 6/12: Bawdy Storytelling, America’s […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/27-6/1

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Monday 5/27: Porchlight’s on with Kitchen Confidential, stories from the folks who run all your favorite local bars and restaurants. $15, 8pm, Hemlock Tavern. Tuesday 5/28: Inside StoryTime presents filmmaker Laleh Khadivi, poet memoirist and science writer Lucille Lang Day, former Marine Jon Wells, and Restif de la Bretonne of the taxi rank Robin Bullard. […]

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Notable San Francsco 5/19-5/25

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Monday 5/20: Cuban poet Nancy Morejón screens two films of her life and work. Free, 7pm, Emerald Tablet. Tuesday 5/21: Litquake presents Zimbabwean novelist NoViolet Bulawayo discussing her debut, We Need New Names. $5, 7pm, Lone Palm. Wednesday 5/22: Two Lines Press and Intersection for the Arts bring staged readings from the press’s first two books, […]

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NOTABLE SAN FRANCISCO: 5/13-5/18

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Monday 5/13: Real-life storytelling monthly The Shout is back at the Grand Lake Coffee House. Featuring Rachel Gill, James Monroe Iglehart, Craig Mclughlin, Marc Gwinn, Daniel Herrera Castro, and the first of six willing attendees. Sliding scale $5+, 7:30. Tuesday 5/14: Green Apple Books and Asymptote co-host a reading by Arturo Mantecon, translator of the […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/6-5/11

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Don’t forget your mamas this Sunday, friends. Monday 5/6: ODC teams with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, scientists, and interdisciplinary thinkers for The Deep End, a performance examining “psychiatric and/or neurological disorders through artistic and scientific/medical lenses.” Free, 7pm. Tuesday 5/7: FlipSide brings it with the local history, focusing this month on the storied past and mysterious […]

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Notable San Francisco: 4/22-4/27

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Monday 4/22: Granta’s SF launch of the best young British novelists issue is tonight. Free, 7pm. Nato Green brings Mort Sahl, a comic who “revolutionized standup by making comedy topical, literate, and rooted in a point-of-view” to the stage for the Nato Sessions. 7pm, $15. Stage Werx. Tuesday 4/23: Joyce Carol Oates reads from The […]

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Notable San Francisco 4/15-4/20

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Monday 4/15: Quiet Lightning teams up with the Porchlight Reading series to bring you double the talent to curate a new audience-enthusiasm powered journal. 8pm, Verdi Club, $15. Tuesday 4/16: Asian Improv Arts is at SFSU for Performing Re(al)liances, discussing the role of music in Chinese American, Native American, and Palestinian communities during periods of […]

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Notable San Francisco 4/8-4/13

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Monday 4/8: SF native funnyman Nato Green teams up with 3200Stories to present “a series of public conversations and live podcast recordings with famous smart people.” Tonight features graphic novel and comic book writer Gerard Jones. 7pm, $15, Stagewerx. Tuesday 4/9: CCA’s month of open studios gets literary with the monthly HearSay series turning its […]

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Notable San Francisco: 4/1-4/6

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Monday 4/1: Word for Word stages a reading of charged, controversial Nathan Englander story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. $10, 7pm, Jewish Cultural Center. Tuesday 4/2: Garry Winogrand’s 60’s retrospective is free today at MOMA. Thursday 4/4: The Center for the Art of Translation presents the outspoken, prolific, and acclaimed […]

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Notable San Francisco: 3/25-3/29

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Monday 3/25: Poet, musician, and first wave punk pioneer Richard Hell reads from his memoir, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, at City Lights. Free 7pm. Tuesday 3/26: Inside Storytime hosts Mesmerisms at the Make Out room, featuring surreal and hypnotic  storytelling from Susan Steinberg, Thaisa Frank, Michael Bernard Loggins and Doug Cordell. […]

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Notable San Francisco 3/18-3/23

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Monday 3/18: The Porchlight reading series brings you Law and Order: Stories From All Sides. Featuring firsthand narratives from a corporate lawyer, a 9th circuit judge, a criminal defense attorney, and a Marin county coroner alongside local authors, comedians, and poets. 8pm, $15. Tuesday 3/19: Two lit-city favorites, Quiet Lightning and Feast of Words, team […]

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Notable San Francisco 3/11-1/16

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Monday 3/11: Cafe Royale’s free stand-up night, featuring Kelly Anneken, Josef Antolin, Ryan Cronin, Anita Driesberg, and Brendan Lynch, joined by fellow local funny people. Free, 7pm. Tuesday 3/12: Do you love San Francisco? And wait, do you love literature? How about formerly abandoned, beautiful old buildings repurposed to house a city museum? The SF […]

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Notable San Francisco 3/4-3/9

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Monday 3/4: Poet and translator Mary Winegarden discusses her new volume The Translator’s Sister, and her decades working with Russian literature at SF State. Free, 7pm. Tuesday 3/5: The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition was founded after a car bomb went off in 2007 on Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi street, and commemorates “not just the tragic loss of life, […]

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Notable San Francisco 2/25-3/2

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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. […]

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Notable San Francisco 2/11-2/16

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Monday, 2/11: Story Farm presents six award winning authors and their stories for a night of creative nonfiction. With Tamim Ansary, Mac McClelland, Nancy Mullane, Peter Orner, Mary Roach and Lavinia Spalding. $15, 7pm Intersection for the Arts. Tuesday, 2/12: Women’s Comedy Night features the finest Bay Area female comics. Sponsored by Feelmore510. Free, 8pm, […]

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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 […]

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Notable San Francisco 1/28-2/1

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This week in San Francisco, rejoice, for many staples of the literary city have returned for their first shows of 2013 Monday 1/28: Lit Slam,the monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology showcasing the best art at “the intersection of page and stage,” kicks off 2013 with Daphne Gottlieb. 8pm, $5 at Viracocha. Tuesday 1/29: Inside Story Time […]

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Notable San Francisco 1/21-1/26

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 1/21: Happy Martin Luther King Day. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of I Have A Dream. Tuesday 1/22: Pushcart Prize winner Susan Steinberg reads from her short story collections Hydroplane and The End of Free Love. Free, 7:30 Moe’s. Wednesday 1/23: Tracy Kidder discusses his two award-winning books, Mountains […]

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Notable San Francisco 1/14-1/19

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 1/14: The Shout, Oakland’s monthly live storytelling event, is back for 2013. This month features five locals telling ten minute true life stories, with time for audience members to join in. $5-$20 suggested donation. Tuesday 1/15: Erica Lorraine Scheidt is at Green Apple Books for the launch of coming-of-age […]

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Notable San Francisco 1/7-1/12

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 1/7: If 2013 has thus far been short on burlesque, things can change with Hubba Hubba, at Uptown, 9pm. Tuesday 1/8: Take part in public reviews of proposed art installations in the Presidio. Wednesday 1/9: Bill Roorbach reads from Life Among Giants, his “Gatsby-esque adventure” of the decades-long unfolding […]

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Notable San Francisco: 12/17-12/22

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This week in San Francisco!#$#[email protected]! Monday 12/17: For folks who didn’t do, but are considering doing, things that everyone else did this year, The Dark Knight Rises is showing tonight. One of the year’s biggest movies, and it’s free. The Independent. 8pm. Tuesday 12/18: Write Club pits writers against each other for your applause and […]

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Notable San Francisco: 12/10-12/15

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This week in SF! The campaign to film-ify Happy Baby, authored by Stephen Elliott aka Mr. Rumpus, is in its final stretch. Check out the promo and chip in here, and read an excerpt here. Monday 12/10: Brush up on local history with the Incite/Insight film series, screening Redevelopment, “a complicated look at the callous […]

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Notable San Francisco 12/3-12/8

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 12/3: Quiet Lightning is at the Lab for its final audience curated reading performances of the year. Read more on readers and performers here. $5 suggested donation, 7:30pm. Tuesday 12/4: Black Hole Cinema features a new banned film this month. Names withheld, but the descriptions goes as “recently banned […]

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Notable San Francisco 11/26-12/1

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This week in SF! Monday 11/26: Novelist and “media inventor” Robin Sloan discusses Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a “tale of code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, global conspiracy, young love, and typography — mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall North Beach bookstore.” Free, 6pm Arion Press. Tuesday 11/27: The JDC hosts Inside Jewish Shanghai, a photo exhibit and […]

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Notable San Francisco 11/19-11/24

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This Week in San Francisco! What does the turkey have to be thankful for? http://www.friendssfpl.org/?$1_Book_Sale: Lit Slam hosts its first ever book launch for Tandem, a collection of the best of two years of audience-curated readings. Featuring readings and music by Orchid and Hound. 8:30, free. Viracocha. Tuesday 11/21: NYT contributor John Schwartz reads from […]

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