Notable San Francisco 11/19-11/24

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This Week in San Francisco! What does the turkey have to be thankful for?

http://www.friendssfpl.org/?$1_Book_Sale: Lit Slam hosts its first ever book launch for Tandem, a collection of the best of two years of audience-curated readings. Featuring readings and music by Orchid and Hound. 8:30, free. Viracocha.

Tuesday 11/21: NYT contributor John Schwartz reads from Oddly Normal, a father’s memoir of raising a child struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. Free, 7pm Books Inc.

Wednesday 11/21: Good Vibes isn’t taking a week off for Thanksgiving. Humpday Happy Hour is alive tonight on Polk, with the first 10 attendees winning a free gift. Free, 6:30pm.

Thursday 11/23: Happy Thanksgiving :o) If it’s week-early arrival confused you and you don’t know what to do today, here is a list of places you can volunteer. As always during holidays, cabs are offering free rides home for drinky-revelers.

Friday 11/24: Cafe du Nord hosts its 17th anual Turkey Trot, the Americana Music Fest. Featuring “Grandma’s homemade recipes; Southern-fried country rock with a pinch of honky-tonk dipped in the 1970s, creamy indie-rock covered in old-school twang, and bad-ass hillbilly murder ballads.” $13, 8pm.

Saturday 11/24: The Mission branch donation center of the SF Public library holds $1 book sales every fourth today is that day. $1 for everything you see, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Sf Public Library, which holds reading programs for adults and children all year long.


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 →