Notable San Francisco, This Week: 11/29-12/5

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This week in San Francisco, booze for a cause at Drink Good Do Good, come hang out with me at this month’s Quiet Lightning, two words: Cinema Orgy, Booksmith’s first Literary Clown Foolery, Babylon Salon, and fund raise San Francisco style (aka. naked) at the Santa Skivvies Run.

Monday 11/29: Indie spirits meet social consciousness at EZ5 for Drink Good Do Good. Let your booze snob loose and text your way to philanthropy through DGDG’s high-tech donation system.  If you’re into football, I guess that’s a thing on Mondays, too.  21+, 6pm-2am @ 684 Commercial Street.

Tuesday 11/30: Quiet Lightning celebrates their one year anniversary at 111 Minna with Birthday Heroes. See readings by Ian Tuttle, Alia Volz, Lauren Becker, and Andrew O. Dugas. $5, 21+, 7-9pm @ 111 Minna Street.

Wednesday 12/1: [Actual] Cinema!  [Metaphorical] Orgy!  Need I say more?  Bay Area filmmakers of all persuasions come together at Ark221 for BYOF Cinema Orgy. Bring your own film and help build the local cinema community!  $3, 8pm @ 221 11th Street.

Thursday 12/2: Flex your participatory cinema muscles at New Nothing Cinema for a screening of two films about community-based justice in rural Latin America. Catch When Justice Is Made By The People and Shame, two 30-minute films followed by discussion and snacks! (Discussion will be provided.  The snacks are your responsibility).  As with all of their events, this screening is free (“like we ought to be”).  9pm @ 16 Sherman Street.

Friday 12/3: Clowns + books = ???  Find out at the debut of Booksmith’s Literary Clown Foolery. Circus Center teams up with local musicians and an eclectic roster of other performers for an evening of acrobatics and adult beverages.  Tickets $10, 8pm @ 1644 Haight Street.

Saturday 12/4: Head over to Union Square’s Cantina for delicious drinks and equally delicious readings at the quarterly Babylon Salon. See Iowa Short Fiction Award winners Jennine Capo Crucet and Kathryn Ma, New York Times Notable Book author David Corbett, San Francisco Chronicle best-selling author Joshua Mohr, and poet Clive Matson. Free, 21+ @ 580 Sutter Street.

Sunday 12/5: Bust out your best banana hammock or grab your favorite pair of grape smugglers for Greater Than One’s Santa Skivvies Run.  Meet at The Lookout and run through the Castro in your chonies to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.  $25, 1pm @ 3600 16th Street.


Melissa Tan is a former runway model, fashion designer, motorcycle enthusiast, and bacon aficionado who has written for The Examiner, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. When she’s not sewing or writing, she can be found hunting for new music or the perfect hot dog. Usually at the same time. More from this author →