Posts by: Emmy Komada
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....more
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 at the Castro Theater....more
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....more
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....more
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....more
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, Hi, This is Conchita and All My Friends....more
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 Spanish poete maudit and dissident Leopoldo Maria Panero....more
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 reopening of the Old Mint over drinks + discussion with historians Nancy Oliver and Richard Kelly....more
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 occupation and relocation....more
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 spotlight on graduate writing work....more
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....more
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, but also the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged.” Join the coalition’s annual celebration tonight, with readings by poets and writers, a film screening and exhibition of fifty-four artists’ books....more
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....more
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....more
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....more
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 novel Uses For Boys....more
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 of a murder mystery....more
Monday 12/10: Brush up on local history with the Incite/Insight film series, screening Redevelopment, “a complicated look at the callous redevelopment policies that cleared several working-class neighborhoods in San Francisco during the 1960s and early 1970s.” Free, 8pm....more
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....more