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Thursday, July 24

Jell-O Edible Art Contest & Talk | Ominvore Books on Food
Thursday, July 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Jell-O Edible Art Contest & Talk | Ominvore Books on Food

Pam Elder, longtime member of the Culinary Historians of Northern California, finds the jiggling art of Jell-O fascinating, especially as reflected in its advertising over the ages. Come hear the story, view some of photographer Pat Monaco’s wondrous collection of beautiful Jell-O ephemera, and check …

State of the City Forum: SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia | SF
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Modern Times Bookstore
State of the City Forum:  SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia | SF

This is the second talk in a new series at Modern Times, State of the City Forum featuring a panel of guest authors and activists discussing the issues of concern to residents of the Mission and citywide in a rapidly changing San Francisco.
San Francisco Poet Laureate …

Cheese Taste-Off & Goat Milking Demos | Berkeley
Cheese Taste-Off & Goat Milking Demos | Berkeley

Local author and homesteader K. Ruby Blume presents an evening of local cheese in celebration of the release of her new book, Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home.
There will be goat milking and cheesemaking demonstrations, a Q & A …

Thursday, August 7

Win: Lonely Planet’s “Great Adventures” Photography Book
Enter by: Thursday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $17.49
Lonely Planet's

Ancient trails. Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. Lonely Planet’s gorgeous, photo-filled Great Adventures is a showcase of the world’s most thrilling adventures that takes you by boot, pedal or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged feats of endeavour.
Enter to win a free copy of Great Adventures …

Saturday, August 9

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 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.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, August 9 – 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, August 12

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Monday, August 18

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, August 18 – 8:00 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, August 19

Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa
Tuesday, August 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa

Curated by Litquake’s Robin Ekiss, Poetic Tuesday features poets and original music in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum from 12:30-1:30 pm.
2014 Poetic Tuesdays Schedule

Tuesday, May 27
Tuesday, June 17
Tuesday, July 15
Tuesday, August 19
Tuesday, September 16

Tuesday, September 9

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Saturday, September 13

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, September 13 – 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, September 16

Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa
Tuesday, September 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa

Curated by Litquake’s Robin Ekiss, Poetic Tuesday features poets and original music in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum from 12:30-1:30 pm.
2014 Poetic Tuesdays Schedule

Tuesday, May 27
Tuesday, June 17
Tuesday, July 15
Tuesday, August 19
Tuesday, September 16

Tuesday, October 7

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Saturday, October 11

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 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, November 4

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, November 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Tuesday, December 9

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...