Notable San Francisco, This Week: 3/21-3/27

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This week in San Francisco, Lit&Lunch, a book club meeting with Intersection for the Arts, radio magazine, The [Un]observed, launches at OHIO Studio, and the Portuguese Artists Colony celebrates its first birthday at Fivepoints Arthouse.

Monday 3/21: Ever wondered about the work of a Broadway set and costume designer?  Head to the Museum of Performance & Design for Designers on Design: A Conversation with Tony Walton. Tickets $15-30, 7pm @ 401 Van Ness Avenue.

Tuesday 3/22: Liven up your lunch hour at 111 Minna’s Lit&Lunch. This month, writer and actor, Cyrus Cassells, discusses the work of Catalan poet and translator, Francesc Parcerisas. Free, 12:30-1:30pm @ 111 Minna Street.

Wednesday 3/23: Nobody Move! Intersection for the Arts hosts a book club meeting to discuss Dennis Johnson’s novel of the same name. Then, join Intersection again next month for a pub crawl of bars featured in classic film noir movies with short selections from the upcoming stage adaptation of Johnson’s book.  Tickets $20-35, 7pm @ 925 Mission  Street.

Thursday 3/24: Celebrate the launch of The [Un]observed at OHIO Studio with works by Francesca Panetta, Alan Hall, and Tony Phillips, and delicious food and drinks courtesy of Anchor Brewing, Arizmendi Bakery, and Bi-Rite Market.  Free!  630 pm @ 630 Treat Avenue.

Friday 3/25: Aliens!  Monsters!  Zombies!  What better way to start your evening than by joining the good folks at Booksmith for an evening with apocalyptic comic artist, Paul McComas, and his new book Unforgettable: Harrowing Futures, Horrors, and (Dark) Humor? Free, 7:30pm @ 1644 Haight Street.

Saturday 3/26: You fancy, huh? Join ArtPoint at the De Young Museum for an evening of gorgeous gowns at the Balenciaga and Spain Gala. The VIP reception is already sold out, but put on your finest black tie matador look and join the bull-fighting social elite for cocktails and discussion of a classic fashion icon.  Tickets $70+, 8pm @ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.

Sunday 3/27: It’s that time again — Fivepoints Arthouse hosts the monthly Portuguese Artists Colony show, featuring readings by Beth Lisick and Tim Bauer, music by Brad A, and a fierce re-match amongst the champions of live writing.  This PAC show, I Live Here, celebrates the show’s one year anniversary!  5-8pm @ 72 Tehama 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 →