Monday 1/20: Happy MLK Day!
Tuesday 1/21: Ben Marcus reads and discusses Leaving the Sea: Stories with Daniel Levin Becker at City Lights. Free, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 1/22: Moazzam Sheikh will be reading from his newest book Café Le Whore and Other Stories in the Granny Smith Room at Green Apple Books. Free, 7 p.m.Thursday 1/23: The Contemporary Jewish Museum hosts a DJ launch party for Reboot’s Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life: Live from The CJM with SMITH Magazine. Listen to Six-Word Memoirs with Piper Kerman (Orange is the New Black), CJM Executive Director Lori Starr, and community leaders Lana and Stephanie Volftsun, followed by a Six-Word Slam. $5, 6 p.m.
Friday 1/24: At Free Form: Spoken Word and Zine Reading, Oakland School for the Arts students read from work written for classes in DIY Publishing and Spoken Word. Free, 1:15 p.m. at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland.
Saturday 1/25: The SF Queer Open Mic Night at The Marsh welcomes Carey Callahan. Free, 7:30 p.m. (sign ups at 7).
Sunday 1/26: Red Light Lit features readings on the theme of Bad Habits by Cassandra Dallet, A.F., Jayinee Basu, Laura Goode, Brontez Purnell, Mary Julia Klimenko, Kelly McClorey (that’s me!), John Panzer, Phillip T. Nails (performed by Katt Cavallo), Jason Schenheit, Tessa White (performed by Blaine Bleavings-Troxler), plus music by Rykarda Parasol. $15 ($10 in advance, no one turned away), doors at 7/show at 8 p.m at the Red Devil Lounge.