Notable San Francisco: 6/28–7/4


Wednesday 6/28: Popular historical fiction team Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray read from their new novel, America’s First Daughter, about Martha Jefferson Randolph. Free, 6 p.m., Book Passage San Francisco.

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents it’s annual Pride reading (Pride Poetry Palooza) featuring MK Chavez, Thea Matthews, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, David Welper, Arisa White, and Shelley Wong. Free (as-you-will donation), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press Uptown.

Thursday 6/29: Foglifter, RADAR Productions, Bay Area Writers Resist, and Queer Rebels present a reading and panel discussion featuring prominent Bay Area trans writers and activists. Featuring: Natasha Dennerstein, Sam Dylan Finch, Stacy Nathaniel Jackson, Akira Jackson, Shafer Mazow, Kay Nilsson, Aria Sa’id, and Julia Serano. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Bookshop.

Josh Barkan presents his new story collection, Mexico. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Friday 6/30: Uptown Friday presents Truong Tran and Farah Amezcua. $5–25 suggested donation (no one turned away), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press: Uptown.

Alley Cat Bookshop debuts “Curate and Create,” a reading that honors local curators by presenting them as featured writers. What a great idea! Featured tonight: Amy Berkowitz and Paul Ebencamp (Amy’s Kitchen Organics Reading Series). Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Bookshop.

Saturday 7/1: The Center for the Art of Translation and Green Apple Books on the Park welcome Mexican author Yuri Herrera (Kingdom Cons) in conversation with Bay Area writer Caille Millner. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Monday 7/3: Poetry Express Berkeley features widely published poet and former Poet Laureate of Livermore, Connie Post (Floodwater). Free, 7 p.m., Himalayan Flavors Restaurant.

Summer may slow some of us down, but Quiet Lightning will be presenting no fewer than sixteen writers tonight in their usual mixtape format. Free, 7:30 p..m., Adobe Books.


This week’s theatre recommendation is The Soiled Dove, a dinner theatre/circus experience presented by The Vau de Vire Society, in a tent, on an island. Reviewer Sean Taylor described it as a visit to a “small, lascivious town” inspired by legends of the Barbary Coast and featuring aerialists that made him want a pilot’s license. The Vau de Vire Society is well known for co-producing the infamous and fabulous Edwardian Ball, and The Soiled Dove promises to be a most unusual and enjoyable encounter.

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


Here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Amelia Gray.


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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 →