Notable San Francisco: 7/5–7/11


Wednesday 7/5: It’s summer, the days are long and warm, and it’s a nice time of year to drive a bit further afield for literary adventure. Tonight, you can travel down the Peninsula to the legendary Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park to hear novelist Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) in conversation with Anna-Marie McLemore. Free, 7 p.m., Kepler’s Bookstore.

Pandemonium Press presents Dennis J. Bernstein, Sharon Coleman, James Cagney, and Sara McAulay. Open mic follows. Free, 7 p.m., The Octopus Literary Salon.

Thursday 7/6: Wayne Goodman (Better Angels) and Rick May (Inhuman Beings: Monsters, Myths, and Science Fiction) celebrate new books, along with guest readers Natasha Dennerstein and Hillary Zaid. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore.

Saturday 7/8: The long running reading series Writers With Drinks presents Jade Chang (The Wangs vs. The World), Tom PyunSarah Gailey (River of Teeth), and Jackson Crawford (The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse God and Heroes). $5–20 (no one turned away), 7:30 p.m., The Make-Out Room.

Sunday 7/9: Poetry Flash presents Don Bogen and Joseph Di Prisco. Free, 3 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore. 

Monday 7/10: Nadine Lockhart is the featured reader for Poetry Express. Free, 7 p.m., Himalayan Flavors.

Tuesday 7/11: Nicholas Bredie reads from his debut novel, Not Constantinople. Free, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith.


This week’s theatre recommendation is the Tony-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, which has been presenting free theatre with a political bent in Bay Area parks every summer for fifty-eight years. This year’s play is called Walls and touches on issues of immigration and he-who-shall-not-be-named-here. Seeing a performance by the SF Mime Troupe is as quintessential a San Francisco experience as biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, or enjoying edibles in Dolores Park on a Sunday afternoon. If you haven’t seen them, you really must. For further information, click here.

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


Here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Yuri Herrera.


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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 →