Notable San Francisco: 12/10-12/15

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This week in SF!
The campaign to film-ify Happy Baby, authored by Stephen Elliott aka Mr. Rumpus, is in its final stretch. Check out the promo and chip in here, and read an excerpt here.

Monday 12/10: Brush up on local history with the Incite/Insight film series, screening Redevelopment, “a complicated look at the callous redevelopment policies that cleared several working-class neighborhoods in San Francisco during the 1960s and early 1970s.” Free, 8pm. New Nothing Cinema.

Tuesday 12/11: Renowned translator Aron Aji returns to City Lights to discuss A Long Day’s Evening, a novel “about desire, faith, and the psychology of prohibited love” penned by Turkish writer Bilge Karasu. Free, 7pm.

Wednesday 12/12: Chronicle Books begins its annual warehouse sale, with up to 80% off titles over 3 days.

Thursday 12/13: The annual Divisadero Holiday Art Walk features gallery openings, drink and food specials, and sales at over two dozen local shops. 6pm-midnight, Divis between Haight and McAllister.

Friday 12/14: Good Vibrations brings the love with special prices on products + free chocolate and drinks at all their outlets. Free, 6-11pm.

Saturday 12/15: There’s a SantaCon all day dance party in SoMa. Dressing like Santa not required for entry, but you probably should do it anyhow.

Sunday 12/16: FemSexComm, a workshop series modeled after the long-running Cal class on female sexuality, toasts the holidays with a film party and discussion on its myriad complex, lovely community-hosted explorations of gender and sex. Folks interested in the course and/or event, check more here. $10 suggested donation, 6pm, the New Parkway Cinema.


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 →