Notable San Francisco: 1/31–2/6


Wednesday 1/31:  Pitchfork editor Jenn Pelly discusses her book on post-punk band The Raincoats with critic and author Greil Marcus. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities presents Richard Cándida Smith discussing his new book Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange. Free, 12 p.m., Stephens Hall (UC Berkeley).

Lunada Literary Lounge 2018 season opener (full moon bilingual reading series and open mic). $5, 7:30 p.m., Galeria de la Raza (SF).

Thursday 2/1: The Holloway Series in Poetry presents Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris. Free, 6:30 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).

Lewis Jordan Trio presents an evening of original music and poetry for Langston Hughes on his birthday. Free, 7 p.m., The Poetry Center (SFSU).

Mike Spencer reads from his new book Private Eye Confidential: Real Stories From a Real P.I. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Friday 2/2: Opening reception for “Catching the Light: Bookworks from Southern California.” Free with reservation, 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.

YA author and graphic novelist Judd Winick reads from the newest in his Hilo series, Waking the Monsters. Free with reservation, 6 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park). 

Saturday 2/3: Gillian Herbert reads from her new memoir Stark Truths: Living on High Alert. Free, 6 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Sunday 2/4: Kids story time and crafts. Free, 10 a.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Richmond).

Monday 2/5: Live podcast with Scriptnotes host John August. Free (reservation recommended), 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Tuesday 2/6: Q&A with Dr. Jim Dant on his new book This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).

James Janko in conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston about his new book The Clubhouse Thief. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (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 →