Monday 5/13: Real-life storytelling monthly The Shout is back at the Grand Lake Coffee House. Featuring Rachel Gill, James Monroe Iglehart, Craig Mclughlin, Marc Gwinn, Daniel Herrera Castro, and the first of six willing attendees. Sliding scale $5+, 7:30.

Tuesday 5/14: Green Apple Books and Asymptote co-host a reading by Arturo Mantecon, translator of the Spanish poete maudit and dissident Leopoldo Maria Panero. Free, 7pm, Green Apple.

Wednesday 5/15: Indra’s Net Theater performs scenes from Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen, “an ambitious and intelligent re-imagining of what was said between physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in 1941 Copenhagen.” Free, 7:30 Books Inc. Berkeley.

Thursday 5/16: Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, chronicles the history of “the most influential underground cabal you’ve never heard of” in a graphic collection of essays, photos, illustrations and fiction. Free, 7pm City Lights.

Friday 5/17: Join Comedy StoryBattle with a dozen of San Francisco’s best comedians engaging in a comic battle royale. $10 EXIT Theater.

5th Annual RADAR SPECTACLE: Featuring spectacles by comedian/playwright Marga Gomez, the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, Dia Dear, Mica Sigourney and Jesse Hewitt!

Saturday 5/18: Marion Nestle is at Omnivore Books discussing Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health for the groundbreaking classic’s 10th anniversary publication. Free, 3pm.

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 →