Notable San Francisco 3/4-3/9

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Monday 3/4: Poet and translator Mary Winegarden discusses her new volume The Translator’s Sister, and her decades working with Russian literature at SF State. Free, 7pm.

Tuesday 3/5: The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition was founded after a car bomb went off in 2007 on Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi street, and commemorates “not just the tragic loss of life, but also the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged.” Join the coalition’s annual celebration tonight, with readings by poets and writers, a film screening and exhibition of fifty-four artists’ books. Free, 6pm, SF Center for the Book.

Wednesday 3/6: Head to Sacred Grounds for the longest running open mic in San Francisco, this week featuring Ricardo Luna Butler and Dan Brady. Free, 7pm.

Thursday 3/7: Ourshelves, San Francisco’s community lending library, holds its monthly audience-curated Excerpts series. Bring your favorite passage of literature or poetry, take a sip of something onstage, and share. $5 suggested, proceeds benefit library building in shelters throughout the city. 8pm, Viracocha.

Friday 3/8: Happy Women’s Day!

Saturday 3/9: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is back at YBCA for 2013, tonight through 3/28. All films listed here.


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 →