Notable San Francisco: 8/16–8/22


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Wednesday 8/16: Jarett Kobek (I Hate The Internet and The Future Won’t Be Long). Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith.

Thursday 8/17: Anita Barrows + Zach Wyner. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books Downtown.

Saturday 8/19: Artists for Sustained And United Resistance (ASUR) presents workshops on the topic “Witness and Resistance in Body and Story.” Featured workshops leaders are Sharon Coleman (“Lifting Scars – A Somatic Writing and Moving Workshop), Tongo Eisen-Martin (“The Composer’s Notebook), Maya Chinchilla (“From Writing Prompt to Action”), and Raina J. León (“ResistBot Poems”). $5–$20 per workshop, 2 p.m. (either Coleman or Eisen-Martin) and 3 p.m. (either Maya Chinchilla or Raina J. León). Click here for further details. Alley Cat Bookstore. 

Monday 8/21: Poetry Express Berkeley presents Cassandra Dallett. Free, 7 p.m., Himalayan Flavors.


This week’s theatre recommendation is The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence at Shotgun Players in Berkeley. This play, by Madeline George, was a Pulitzer finalist in 2014. A surreal romp through various times and places that requires its actors to play multiple characters including a computer named Watson, Sherlock Holmes’s amanuensis, and Dr. Bell’s telephonic assistant, all of them looking for elusive connections. It is original, funny, and moving. For further information, click here.

For extensive coverage of the Bay area theatre scene, visit TheatreStorm.


Here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Gillian Hamel.


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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 →