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Posts by: Emmy Komada

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This week in San Francisco Monday 11/12: The SHOUT is a live storytelling event featuring people from all walks of life telling amazing but true 10-minute stories from their lives. Tonight features Danielle Thys, Michael Ray Wisley, Anne Galjour, Paul Loomis and Xiao Juan Shu. 7:30pm. $5, Grand Lake Coffee House. ALSO: the Rumpus co-hosts […]

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Notable San Francisco 11/5-11-10

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 11/5: Quiet Lightning is a monthly curated magazine featuring blind submissions by writers throughout the Bay Area. Tonight’s readings come from the November issue, and include work by Caroline Goodwin, Stacy Carlson, Candy Shue, Ratty St. John, Kyle Metzner, José Luis Gutiérrez, and more. $5, 7:30pm. Viracocha. Tuesday 11/6: […]

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Notable San Francisco 10/29-11/3

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 10/29: Matthew Inman of the Oatmeal reads tonight from his latest, How to Tell if Your Cat is Trying to Kill You, at Books Inc (Marina). Free, 7pm. Tuesday 10/30: City Lights celebrates its latest release in the Spotlight Poetry Series, Catherine Wagner’s Nervous Device. Described as taking “inspiration […]

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Notable San Francisco 10/22-10/27

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 10/22: Free comedy in North Beach at Melt the Mic, featuring Lynn Ruth Miller, the “poster girl for growing old disgracefully.” Free, 8pm. Melt Cafe. Tuesday 10/23: Booksmith hosts author Mark Danielewski’s multimedia “a ghost story for grownups,” Fifty Year Sword to the Swedish American Hall with NPR’s Chris […]

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Notable San Francisco: 10/15-10/21

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This week in SF! Monday 10/15: Lit Slam, a “a live audience-curated poetry phenomenon” taking place regularly throughout the Bay Area, presents Chicago-based Jamila Woods for its final show of the season. $5, 8pm at Viracocha. Tuesday 10/16: Two staples of San Francisco’s literary community host events tonight. Write Club presents “literature as bloodsport,” with […]

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Notable San Francisco 10/8-10/13

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This week in San Francisco! Litquake is in full swing for the next six days–visit the Litquake site for a full listing of events (tons are free). Monday 10/8: Quiet Lightning hosts its final reading for the summer at the Conservatory of Flowers. Celebrate with the readers at 8pm. $5. Tuesday 10/9: Public Works hosts […]

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Notable San Francisco: 10/1-10/7

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 10/1: Banned by the Bay and Project Censored discuss the role of modern media in censorship and the most censored headlines of 2012. Free, 7:30pm. Tuesday 10/2: Booksmith and the Huffington Post Book Club of SF co-host the launch for acclaimed author Scott Hutchin’s major debut, A Working Theory […]

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Notable San Francisco: 9/24-9/29

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 9/24: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass all week with bike, commuter, and social activism focused events all week. Tuesday 9/25: Inside Story Time presents MALEFACTORS, featuring readings by Michelle Gagnon, Nick Nicastro, Max Tomlinson, Traci Chee, and Rob McLaughlin. Hosted by MC James Warner. $5, 7pm at […]

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Notable San Francisco-9/17-9/23

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 9/17: Litquake and Booksmith host Irvine Welsh for the launch of Skagboys, the author’s recent release and prequel to Trainspotting. Welsh will be in conversation with Alan Black, followed by a multimedia presentation, no-host bar, music by DJ Se666undo and an Audience Q&A. $12, 7pm. Tuesday 9/18: Two bay […]

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Notable San Francisco 9/10-9/15

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 9/10: Comedy night at El Rio features Diane Amos, Malcolm Grissom, Jill Bourque, Bob McIntyre, and Lisa Geduldig. 8pm, $7. Tuesday 9/11: More funny business: Midwestern comedy group Merry Mack bring its brand of funny created for the “meek, goofy, curious, and perfectly offbeat fans of hilarity.” 7:30pm, $15. […]

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Notable San Francisco: 9/3-9/9

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This week in San Francisco! Happy September Monday 9/3: Quiet Lightning takes it outside with a potluck picnic and reading at the Conservatory of Flowers in GG Park, featuring music by Quijeremá and Ash Reiter. 4:30, Free. Tuesday 9/4: Free First Tuesdays to most museums you’ve been wanting to check out. The final Top of […]

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Notable San Francisco: 8/27-9/2

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 8/27: UK-based performance duo Action Hero explores Americana with Stranger in a Strange Land,  a piece inspired by the landscapes of this country seen through foreign eyes. Sliding scald, 8pm, CounterPulse. Tuesday 8/28: Inside Story Timepresents Kaya Oakes, Ira Marlowe, Laird Harrison, Graham Gremore, and Alexandra Kostoula reading from […]

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Notable San Francisco 8/20-8/26

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 8/20: Lit Slam at Viracoccha, featuring Kundiman fellow and pillar of Bay Area spoken word, Jason Bayani. 8pm, $5 suggested donation. Tuesday 8/21: City Lights hosts a conversation with Four New Messages author Joshua Cohen and Ethan Nosowsky, editorial director at McSweeney’s. Cohen’s release is hailed as a “quartet […]

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Notable San Francisco 8/13-8/19

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This week in San Francisco Monday 8/13: The Center for the Art of Translation hosts a rare night with renowned UK-based translator Margaret Jull Costa, whose translations comprise works by Jose Saramago, and Javier Marias. 7pm, $10, Book Club of California. Tuesday 8/14: Litquake’s Lines & Lyrics Poetry Series comes to Jessie square at 12:30. […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/23/-7/29

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 7/23: Paula Priamos and Dana Johnson read from recently released acclaimed SoCal-culture narratives The Shyster’s Daughter and Elsewhere, CA. Free, 7pm, Books Inc. Opera Plaza. Tuesday 7/24: Inside Storytime is at the Make Out Room with Misunderstandings, featuring readers Geeta Dayal, Andrew Lam, Joe Pachinko, Carrie Hall, Ben Black […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/16-7/22

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This Week in San Francisco… Monday 7/16: Bird and Beckett’s Poets! series features Jerry Martien & Carlos Suarez reading from recent releases. Free, 7pm. Tuesday 7/17: Jennifer Barone and Ingrid Keir host poetry and jazz open mic, Word Party at Viracocha, featuring Daniel Heffez, Geordie Van Der Bosch and friends.$5 suggested donation, 8pm. Wednesday 7/18: […]

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Notable San Francisco 7/9-7/15

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This Week in San Francisco. Monday 7/9: “Alternate reality comedy” finds its home in the Eric Andre show, which films a rare live set at the Rickshaw Stop. 8pm, $10. Tuesday 7/10: G. Willow Wilson reads from Alif the Unseen, a thriller about a computer hacker’s elaborate attempt to disappear into anonymity during the Arab […]

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Notable San Francisco: 7/2-7/8

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This Week in San Francisco –welcome to July, y’all. Monday 7/2: Quiet Lightning, San Francisco’s mix-tape-reading that publishes as a monthly journal, is on at Galería de la Raza. Featuring 11 new readers, $3 Lagunitas, and musical performance. $5 suggested donation, 7:30pm. Tuesday 7/3: First Tuesdays all over town. Pick a museum you haven’t seen […]

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Notable San Francisco: 6/25-7/1

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This Week in San Francisco: Monday 6/25: Books Inc. Opera Plaza hosts Daily Show contributors Lizz Winstead, author of Lizz Free or Die, and Kevin Bleyer, author of Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, in conversation on comedic voice and writing. 7pm. Free. Tuesday […]

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Notable San Francisco: 6/18-6/24

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This Week in San Francisco: it’s pride week! Monday 6/18: The LitSlam is a “live performance-curated poetry publication where the audience serves as the Editors,” and the loudest cheers determine whose work graces the journal. Tonight’s monthly reading features Albuquerque-based Chicana feminist poet Jessica Helen Lopez. All readers welcome. $5, Viracocha. Tuesday 6/19: Green Apple […]

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Notable San Francisco 6/11-6/17

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 6/11: Behavioral economist Dan Ariely returns to Booksmith for more fascinating revelations about counter intuitive human behavior, this time with The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. Free 7:30, Booksmith. Tuesday 6/12: The Center for the Art of Translation hosts A Night of Fairytales, featuring Kate Bernheimer, Ilya Kaminsky, and Maria […]

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Notable San Francisco: 6/4-6/10

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 6/4: TONIGHT: The Rumpus Celebrates Written Correspondence. 6:30pm at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street. Join us! Tuesday 6/5: The SF Open Mic Poetry series features Rose Mark and Larry Beresford at the Bay Area Video Coalition. 4pm, Free. Wednesday 6/6: Bay Area native poet Lorna Dee Cervantes hosts The […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/29-6/2

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This Week in San Francisco: After the BBQ’s and the bridge fireworks… Tuesday 5/29: Tosca Cafe hosts the Litquake Epicenter series featuring Carolyn Burke discussing her biography of Edith Piaf. Free, 7pm. Wednesday 5/30: Ryan George Kittleman reads from The Great Peace, a “humorous, absurd, and often profound take on art, politics, philosophy, and class […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/21-5/27

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This week in San Francisco! Monday 5/21: Lit Slam hosts Karrie Waarala, a “”a multifaceted, sword-swallowingly sharp writer not to be missed.” $5, 8pm Viracocha. Tuesday 5/22: Two time Man Booker Prize winner Peter Carey reads from his recently released The Chemistry of Tears. Hosted by City Lights and Litquake. Free, 7pm, Cafe Tosca. Thursday […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/14-5/20

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This Week in San Francisco: Monday 5/14: Brick and Mortar holds a free ‘somewhat’ acoustic concert series featuring Luke Sweeny’s Wet Dreams, Dry Magic, Nick Campbell, and the Human Condition. 8pm. Tuesday 5/15: Pity the Beautiful, Dana Gioia’s recently released volume, is the poet’s first in over a decade: “Its emotional revelations and careful construction […]

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Notable San Francisco 5/7-5/13

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This week in San Francisco Monday 5/7: Submission-based reading series Quiet Lightning is at Alley Cat Books tonight, featuring a dozen Bay Area writers, readers, poets and performers. $3 draft beer sponsored by Lagunitas. 7:30pm $5 suggested Donation. Tuesday 5/8: Women’s Comedy Night featuring Karinda Dobbins, Mimi Vilmenay, Lisa Guilduldig, Jessica Sele and Marga Gomez. […]

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Notable San Francisco

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This week in San Francisco: Monday 4/30: Martin Scorsese’s biopic George Harrison: Living in the Material World screens (for cheap) at the Roxie Theater. 7:30pm $10. Tuesday 5/1: Ironic Comic featuring Nato Green and Kyle Kinane at the Punchline Club, 8pm (18 +). Wednesday 5/2: Thee Oh Sees plays a free show at Public Works. […]

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Notable San Francisco: 4/23-4/28

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This Week in San Francisco! Monday 4/23: Poet and activist Alice Rogof reads at Dog Eared Books. Free, 7pm. Tuesday 4/24: Comedian Eric Barry is at LOL for LLS, a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Donation based, 8-10pm, Milk Bar. Wednesday 4/25: El Rio hosts a donation-based grilled cheese party benefitting FeelGoodWorld. Burlesque following […]

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Notable San Francisco: 4/16-4/21

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This Week in San Francisco.. Monday 4/16: San Francisco writers Jeanne Powell & Nancy Keane join Bird and Beckett’s Poets! series. Free, 7pm.The Lit Slam, “a live performance-curated poetry publication where the audience serves as the Editors,” features Gypsy Yo! $5, 8pm, Viracocha.

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