The Hazel Reading Series presents Natasha Dennerstein, Jennifer Barone, Alexandra Mattraw, Jenny Irizary, The Poetician, and Stacy Carlson. Free (donations appreciated), 7 p.m., The Mission Cultural Center.
Friday 5/5: Drop Leaf Press presents two poets celebrating the release of new chapbooks, Lehua Taitano (SONOMA) and Maxwell Shanley. Plus additional guest readers, Clarissa Mendiola and Daniel Suárez. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.
Nomadic Press presents Shideh Etaat and Roja Contreras as part of their Uptown Fridays series. $5–25 suggested donation (no one turned away), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press Uptown (on Telegraph).
Kevin Killian hosts James Meetze, Claire Marie Stancek, and Andrew Wessels. Free, 7 p.m, Alley Cat Books.
Ailvin Orloff and Larry-Bob Roberts. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books in the Castro.
This week’s theatre recommendation is Encounter at The Curran. Simon McBurney’s solo performance about a National Geographic photographer’s encounter with a remote Amazon tribe is altogether astonishing. It is an amazing piece of story telling utilizing aural technology in unexpected ways—the audience members wear headphones throughout. The New York Times described this production as “one of the most fully immersive theatre pieces ever created.” It’s all about the sounds.
And here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Peter Bullen
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