Notable San Francisco: 2/8–2/14


Wednesday 2/8: Poet Brandon Brown reads. Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books.

Thursday 2/9: Adam Hochschild, National Book Award Finalist. Free, 5 p.m., Morrison Libray at UC Berkeley.

Friday 2/10: Lunada Spring Reading Series features ASHA, Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, and Raphael Cohen plus the usual open mic celebrating the full moon. A Mission tradition. $5, 7:30 p.m., (7:15 for open mic signup), Galleria de la Raza.

Saturday 2/11: Writers With Drinks presents political cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World), Sarah Schulman (Conflict Is Not Abuse), theoretical physicist Sean Carroll (The Particle at the End of the World), popular science writer Jennifer Quellette (Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self), and Alia Volz. 7:30 p.m., $5-20 sliding scale, Makeout Room.

Sunday 2/12: Two events at Book Passage Marin in Corte Madera:

Poet Raphael Block (Strings of Shining Silence). Free, at 1 p.m.

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates reading from A Book of American Martyrs, Free, at 4 p.m.

Monday 2/13: Norman Fischer and Kit Robinson read in Berkeley. Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books.


This week’s theatre recommendation is Silence! The Musical an off-the-wall song fest inspired by the film Silence of the Lambs, presented by Ray of Light Theatre. It is as tasteless as it sounds, filthy, and funny. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, lambchop. For further information, click here.

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


Evan Karp and Rebecca Samuelson of Litseen present video of this week’s featured local author, Juan Alvarado Valdivia. Read an interview here.

And here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Norma Cole.


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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 →