Notable San Francisco: 1/4–1/10


Friday 1/6: Jon Sindell launches his new book of stories, Family Happiness. Participants in this event include Kyrsten Bean, Michael Crabtree, Steven Kacsmar, Lynn Mundell, and Sandra Wassilie. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon.

Saturday 1/7: Aggregate Space Gallery and Featherboard Reading Series will celebrate five years of literature and art with a Small Press Book Fair featuring Bootstrap Press, Nomadic Press, Featherboard Writing Series, SpeCt! Books, and Timeless, Infinite Light. Readers include Fisayo Adeyeye, Sirama Bajo, MK Chavez, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Vernon Keeve III, Rusty Morrison, Sara Mumolo, Julien Poirer, and Steffi Drewes. Free, 3–7 p.m., Aggregate Space Gallery.

Monday 1/9: Manjula Martin in conversation with Caille Millner, Laura Goode, and Susie Cagle about Martin’s new anthology, Scratch: Writers, Money, and The Art of Making a Living. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books On The Park.

Perfectly Queer presents “New Year, New Books” with readings from Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Rob Rosen, and Aya de Leon. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books.

Tuesday 1/10: Here’s one for the Peninsula folks: Peninsula Arts & Letters and Kepler’s Books welcomes Janie Chang, celebrating the launch of her new novel, Dragon Springs Road. Free, Kepler’s Menlo Park.


This week’s theatre recommendation is Darwin in Malibu, a production of Indra’s Net Theater. The interest here is in the theatre company, Indra’s Net, a Berkeley-based group that describes its mission as “to produce plays that deal with science, philosophy, and the ‘big questions.’” Previous plays have been about the lives and work of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Heisenberg, and Roslind Franklin. In other words, this is a theater with an emphasis on intellect. All of their previous plays have been well reviewed; Darwin in Malibu should be a good bet, if intellectual theatre is your cup of tea. Read a review here. Find ticket information here.

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


Evan Karp presents video of this week’s featured local author, Amos White. Read an interview here.


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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 →