Notable San Francisco: 3/12-3/18


This week in San Francisco….

Monday 3/12: Tonight! The last (for now) monthly Rumpus at the Make Out Room. You can’t afford not to go.

Tuesday 3/13: Oakland writer Ericka Lutz reads from The Edge of Maybe, a story of one Bay Area family’s “high and noble standards put into hilarious relief,” Free, 7:30, the Booksmith.

Wednesday 3/14: Beat veterans Gordon Ball and Bill Morgan in conversation on East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg a release covering Ball’s years as caretaker of Ginsberg’s upstate haven for writers, poets, and “comrades in distress.”  Free, 7:30 City Lights.

Thursday 3/15: The Green Arcade hosts The Usable Past, a “mini-course on one hundred years of Yiddish radical history: its poetry, politics, philosophy, and culture.” Free, 7pm. Sociologist, philosopher, and critic Alain de Botton discusses his most recent release, Religion for Atheists. $10-$22, 8pm Jewish Community Center.

Friday 3/16: Asian Improv presents Reflections, a series featuring artistic contributions of Asian Americans within a larger social context, including music, dance and spoken-word performances spanning global cultures. Free, 1pm. SFSU.

Sunday 3/18: Modern Times hosts author Doug Rice & artist Stephanie Sauer for the release of Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist, “a brilliant, hauntingly beautiful, uniquely constructed, book that requires tactile interaction from readers.” 7pm, Free

Emmy Komada is a translator and assistant editor at Two Lines Press, part of the Center for the Art of Translation. She likes languages, and reading, and trying to read in various languages. More from this author →