Notable San Francisco: 12/13–12/19


Wednesday 12/13: Matthew McIntosh reads from his new novel theMystery.doc. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Towne Center Books presents “Coffee and Conversation” featuring Lauren Markham and Shanthi Sekaran reading from their work. $5 (reservation recommended), 11 a.m., Inklings Coffee & Tea (Pleasanton).

Thursday 12/14: Why There Are Words presents an evening of readings around the theme “Identity.” Free, 7 p.m., Studio 333 (Sausalito).

Happy hour to celebrate the release of State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook. Free, 6 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Alison Klairmont discusses her translation of Louise Bourgeois: Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations. Free, 7 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Friday 12/15: THERE (The Eastbay Reading Extravaganza) presents an evening of readings, music, and trivia hosted by Doug Sovern. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

A Very Special Merry Mortal You’re Going To Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes open mic with featured performer. $15, 7 p.m., Swedish American Hall (SF).

Saturday 12/16: Red Light Lit’s holiday show features readings, comedy, and music. $15, 7:30 p.m., The Lost Church (SF).

Monday 12/18: Bay Area Generations present readings and music curated by Barbara Campbell, Ciera-Jevae Gordon, and Lyndsey Ellis. $7 (NOTAFLOF), 7 p.m., The Bellevue Club (Oakland).

Tuesday 12/19: City Lights and Litquake present the film Barney’s Wall followed by a panel with director Sandy Gotham Meehan, Paul Yamazaki, actor Bill Irvin, and Oscar Villalon of ZYZZYVA. $12, 7 p.m., Roxie Theater (SF).


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Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. More from this author →