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Tuesday, March 31

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, April 1

2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: Opening Day | Fort Mason
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: Opening Day | Fort Mason

Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 70 categories. Friends of the SF Public Library 2015 ...

2015 April Fools Hat Party & Beast Crawl Benefit | Oakland
Wednesday, April 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation.
| Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 April Fools Hat Party & Beast Crawl Benefit | Oakland

Beast Crawl is Oakland’s answer to Litquake, and they’re hosting their annual benefit April Fools Hat Party at Telegraph Beer Garden on April Fool’s Day, April 1, 2015.
Wear your most amazing hat – bowler, princess, fez, sailor, sexy-30’s-feather, baseball, cowboy, pork pie, witch, church lady, viking, ten …

Author Readings: April is the Cruelest Month | Oakland
Wednesday, April 1 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Author Readings: April is the Cruelest Month | Oakland

Featured readers: Mk Chavez, Rafael Jesús González, Tony Press, and Joyce Young. Hao Tran on guitar. Curated by Leila Rae. An open mic precedes and follows the featured readers. Book & Broadside Giveaway. Book Table.

Thursday, April 2

Win: Brand New Travel Book: “The World’s Best Brunches” | Lonely Planet
Enter by: Thursday, April 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a copy of The World's Best Brunches. Regular price, $19.99

A term originally coined for Saturday night carousers who couldn’t wake up for breakfast, brunch has evolved into a sunny, social meal beloved the world over.
And so… here is The World’s Best Brunches, a collection of midmorning meals accompanied by the origin of each dish, …

Sunday, April 5

2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason

Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 70 categories. Friends of the SF Public Library 2015 ...

Tuesday, April 7

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Saturday, April 11

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Tuesday, April 14

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Monday, April 20

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, April 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

Tuesday, April 21

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Tuesday, April 28

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, April 29

2015 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
Wednesday, April 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2015 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall

The 10th Annual Poems Under the Dome invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month at San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event inside City Hall from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2015.
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, will read the first poem, then local poets will …

Wednesday, May 6

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, May 6 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Wednesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is ...

Thursday, May 7

“The Price of the Ticket” Bleak Noir Novel Set in SF | City Lights

In this bleak noir novel set in San Francisco, this master of hardboiled fiction Jim Nisbet (Prelude to a Scream) etches the lives of two wretched misfits in acid prose  – including one who makes high-class torture racks in downtown SF, and returns to City Lights …

Saturday, May 9

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Tuesday, May 12

“A Shadow over Palestine” with UC Berkeley’s Keith P. Feldman | City Lights
Tuesday, May 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Keith P. Feldman is assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies and a core faculty member in the Program in Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Join him as he discusses his new book, A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in …

Wednesday, May 13

Joyland: A Hub For Short Fiction | City Lights
Wednesday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Joyland: A Hub For Short Fiction | City Lights

Emily Schultz Schultz is the co-founder of the literary website Joyland: A Hub For Short Fiction. She is the author of the short story collection Black Coffee Night and the novels Heaven Is Small and Joyland. If you enjoy her books, join her as she …

Monday, May 18

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

Wednesday, May 20

A Rare Appearance by Performance Artist “Peaches” | City Lights
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
A Rare Appearance by Performance Artist

Enjoy a rare appearance of the musician, singer, performance artist, Peaches.
Join her for a night as she celebrates the release of her new book, What Else Is in The Teaches of Peaches?  which presents a mesmerizing collection of Holger Talinski’s evocative and sometimes erotic photos …

John Waters’ “Carsick” Author Event | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most events at Green Apple are free, so we expect this one to be as well.
| Green Apple Books on the Park
John Waters'

Legendary and lovable pervert/filmmaker John Waters visits Green Apple Books on 9th Ave. to  read from “Carsick,” his account of hitchhiking across America. Typically all events at Green Apple Books are free and we don’t see any price listed here. But we do recommend you …

Wednesday, June 3

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, June 3 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Wednesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is ...

Saturday, June 13

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Monday, June 15

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, June 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...