Notable San Francisco: 2/21–2/27


Wednesday 2/21: Holloway Reading Series presents Alan Felsenthal and Dylan Furcall. Free, 6:30 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).

Robert Aquinas McNally reads from his new book The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Morgan Jerkins discussing her new book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. $20, 7:30 p.m., Hillside Club (Berkeley). 

David Neiwert reads from his book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Lyrics & Dirges presents “February Love.” Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Smack Dab Queer Open Mic hosted by Dana Hopkins and Larry-Bob Roberts with music by Kippy Marks. Free, 8 p.m., Dog Eared Books (SF).

Thursday 2/22: Release party for the HOWL and Other Poems LP. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF). 

Roseann Lake discusses her new book Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

MFA Reading Series presents Sam Lipsyte. Free, 7:45 p.m., Fromm Hall (USF).

Anthropologist Laura Nader discusses her new book Contrarian Anthropology: The Unwritten Rules of Academia. Free, 5:30 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Adam Smyer discusses his debut novel Knucklehead. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley). 

Friday 2/23: Art Book Show & Tell. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.

Saturday 2/24: This Is Now host Angie Coiro in conversation with Morgan Jerkins. Free, 4 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

Dear Diary Zine Fest Pre-Party. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman (Oakland).

Sunday 2/25: Shaina Hammerman discusses her new book Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews with The Golem and the Jinni novelist Helene Wecker. Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Monday 2/26: Poet Nancy Huang reads from her debut collection Favorite Daughter, joined by Arati Warrier and Kiana Young. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Myriam Gurba discusses her new memoir Mean. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

The Racket reading series presents “#16: Grief.” Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).

Tuesday 2/27: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. 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 →