Notable San Francisco 5/6-5/11


Don’t forget your mamas this Sunday, friends.

Monday 5/6: ODC teams with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, scientists, and interdisciplinary thinkers for The Deep End, a performance examining “psychiatric and/or neurological disorders through artistic and scientific/medical lenses.” Free, 7pm.

Tuesday 5/7: FlipSide brings it with the local history, focusing this month on the storied past and mysterious reopening of the Old Mint over drinks + discussion with historians Nancy Oliver and Richard Kelly. $10, 5:30.

Wednesday 5/8: Ruth Behar is a cultural anthropologist and writer researching obsessions to ‘leave home in order to find it’, and is reading from her latest book of essays, Traveling Heavy tonight. Free, 7pm, Modern Times.

Thursday 5/9: Fiamma Montezemolo & Josh Kun are at City Lights for the release of Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border, a collection of original and translated pieces comprising an “unprecedented introduction to the arts, culture, politics, and economics of contemporary Tijuana.” With readings by Heriberto Yepez, Tarek Elhaik, and Donna Conwell. Free, 7pm.

Friday 5/10: The Roxie’s widely celebrated annual festival, I Wake Up Dreaming, opens tonight. Check here for ten days and thirty films’s worth of rare Noir.

Saturday 5/11: The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival celebrates Asian Improv Arts’ 25 years of Asian American artists in the Bay, with performances by musician Francis Wong, dance by Lenora Lee, and spoken word by Genny Lim. 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 →