Notable San Francisco: 11/30–12/6


Wednesday 11/30: City Lights celebrates the publication of the magazine, Freeman’s: 2: Family: The Best New Writing on Family, from Grove Press. Editor John Freeman will be on hand. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.

Thursday 12/1: Novelist (Exiles) and short story writer Cary Groner reads for Story Hour at the Morrison Library at UC Berkeley. Free, 5 p.m., UCB Morrison Library.

Barbara Jane Reyes and Oscar Bermeo read as part of their project, Kuwentuhan (Talkstory), inspired by a Phiilippino story-telling tradition. Free, 7 p.m., The Poetry Center at SFSU.

Friday 12/2: Randa Jarra reads from her new story collection (About Him, Me, Mohammed Ali). Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Saturday 12/3: Publication launch for the memoir, When We Rise, by long-term SF gay activist, Cleve Jones. 5-8 p.m., Strut.

Monday 12/5: Political activist and founder of the Weather Underground Bill Ayers visits Haight Ashbury while on national tour to promote his new book, Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith.


This week’s theatre recommendation is The Golden Girls Christmas Episodes, a hilarious San Francisco Christmas tradition in which three talented drag performers recreate actual Christmas episodes from The Golden Girls TV series. They do it “straight” so to speak, just a bit over the top. How do you take Bea Author as Dorothy “over the top?” Sounds impossible, but don’t underestimate the comic talents of the legendary Heklina. This has been running every December for years. Read a review here, from 2011.

For extensive coverage of the Bay Area theatre scene, visit TheatreStorm.


Evan Karp presents video of this week’s featured local author, Robert Andrew Perez. Read an interview here.

And here’s some video of one of last week’s SF notables, Hugh Behm-Steinberg.


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Charles Kruger is a Bay area arts practitioner known as "The Storming Bohemian." He tries to do as much as he can. More from this author →