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