Notable San Francisco: 1/10–1/16

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Wednesday 1/10: Simeon Marsalis reads from his debut novel As Lie is to Grin. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Thursday 1/11: Shipwreck presents Watchmen. $12, 7 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Voz Sin Tinta presents a poetry open mic with featured readers Mimi Gonzalez, Josiah Luis Alderete, and Aideed Medina. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Richard Robbins discusses his new book Overtaken by the Night: One Russian’s Journey Through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Friday 1/12: Deborah Leah Steinberg presents her new book Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Cafe (Richmond).

Saturday 1/13: Point Reyes Books presents a discussion with Robert Hass about From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal (edited by Jessie Sandoval). Free, 3 p.m., The Dance Palace (Point Reyes Station).

Monday 1/15: Youth Speaks presents their 21st annual “Bringing the Noise for Dr. King.” $10, 7 p.m., Nourse Theater (SF).

Tuesday 1/16: Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Celebration of the late writer Denis Johnson and his final collection of stories The Largesse of the Sea Maiden. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Women’s March Oakland celebrates the release of Together We Rise. Free, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

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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 →