Notable San Francisco 1/28-2/1


This week in San Francisco, rejoice, for many staples of the literary city have returned for their first shows of 2013

Monday 1/28: Lit Slam,the monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology showcasing the best art at “the intersection of page and stage,” kicks off 2013 with Daphne Gottlieb. 8pm, $5 at Viracocha.

Tuesday 1/29: Inside Story Time is back with Suspects, as told through readings from Jon Boilard, Mariah K. Young, Zarina Zabrisky, and Junse Kim, and spoken word from John Panzer. $5, 7pm at the Make Out Room.

Wednesday 1/30: Poets David Lloyd and Joseph Lease read from their respective acclaimed collections. Free, 7:30 at Moe’s.

Thursday 1/31: Feelmore510 holds Ask a Ho, a space where sex workers speak and field questions about their trade. Hosted with the Sex Worker’s Outreach Project. 7:30 Sliding scale.

Friday 2/1: SOMArts opens Mourning and Scars, a multimedia group exhibition by 13 US-baed Salvadoran artists reflecting on everyday life during El Salvador’s postwar period. Free, 6-9pm.

Saturday 2/2: Mud & Blood: A Swamp Noir Fairy Tale is a Southern Gothic “song and story cycle of thirteen songs woven into a single narrative full of blood, mud, and magic.” Playing this weekend at the Lost Church. 

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 →