Monday 4/15: Quiet Lightning teams up with the Porchlight Reading series to bring you double the talent to curate a new audience-enthusiasm powered journal. 8pm, Verdi Club, $15.
Tuesday 4/16: Asian Improv Arts is at SFSU for Performing Re(al)liances, discussing the role of music in Chinese American, Native American, and Palestinian communities during periods of occupation and relocation. Free, 5:30.
Wednesday 4/17: Berkeley Law School archivist and gay historian William Benemann is at Smack Dab open mic. Free, 7:30, 15 spots available for participants.
Thursday 4/18: Jeff Chu discusses his latest, Does Jesus Really Love Me? covering his year of research on gays in Christian communities. Free, 7:30, Books Inc.
Friday 4/19: Dancers Daria Kaufman and Bianca Brzezinski are joined by contact improv performer Peiling Kao and composer Richard Warp for Crosscurrents at the Garage performance space. 8pm, $15.