Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/17-1/23

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This week in San Francisco, Sketchfest continues, find out what happens when we become Overconnected, pitch your epic sci-fi murder-mystery memoir poem at Booksmith’s Pitchapalooza, and get de-virginized at Cell Space’s Rocky Horror Live!

Monday 1/17: See the comics that kicked off Sketchfest a decade ago at their 10 Year Reunion Show. See Colin Mahan and Mike Spiegelman of The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave The Bronx, Totally False People, and White Noise Radio Theater, with host Joe Klocek.  Tickets $20, 8pm @ 215 Jackson Street.

Tuesday 1/18: Ever get the urge to throw your smart phone against a wall and retreat to the comforts of pre-internet living?  Former Sr. Vice President of Intel, William Davidow, joins the Commonwealth Club for a talk about his new book, Overconnected, and the consequences of the internet. Tickets $7-20, 5:30pm @ 595 Market Street.

Wednesday 1/19: If you loved Kasper Hauser on Monday, see the Kasper Hauser Time Machine perform from ten consecutive years of Sketchfest experience back at the Eureka Theater. Tickets $20, 8pm @ 215 Jackson Street.

Thursday 1/20: You’ve totally got a novel/memoir/poetry collection in you, right?  You’ve just been waiting for the chance to prove it to literary agents and publishers, right?  Tonight’s your chance at Pitchapalooza at Booksmith. 20 writers chosen at random will get a minute each to pitch their dream project, and the winner will earn themselves an introduction to a literary agent appropriate to their book idea.  Free, 7:30pm @ 1644 Haight Street.

Friday 1/21: Head to Big Umbrella Studios for the opening of House of Cards, a card-themed mixed media show.  Play poker, have your tarot cards read, and get down on some delicious food carts and wine as you peruse the work of nearly a dozen artists.  Free, 7-10pm @ 906 1/2 Divisadero Street.

Saturday 1/22: Have you always wanted to learn the Time Warp?  Do you love burlesque?  Get to Cell Space for an evening of Rocky Horror Live. $15, 21+, 9pm @ 2050 Bryant Street.

Sunday 1/23: If Eat, Pray, Love wasn’t really your cup of tea, try Eat, Pray, Laugh! the comedic self discovery performance by Alicia Dattner. Tickets $20, 7pm @ 965 Mission 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 →