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Saturday, April 29

Win Tix: Comedian Chris Kattan (of Saturday Night Live) | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Saturday, April 29 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

You’ve watched him throw half eaten food as Mr. Peepers, seduce Ben Affleck as Mango, and probably get a permanent twitch in his neck as half of the Butabi Brothers in Night at The Roxbury with Will Ferrell, and just recently watched as he slayed …

Sunday, April 30

Win Tix: Bay Area’s “All Star” Comedy Show | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Sunday, April 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

Even if you suck at sports, you can still be picked for an All-Star team. Join Alfonso Portela (SF Sketchfest), Ronn Vigh (wrote for Joan Rivers on Fashion Police), and more awesome comics (who all may or may not have any athletic ability) as they …

Wednesday, May 3

“Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy” Book Release Celebration | City Lights
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Flight Risk takes off as a page-turning narrative with deep roots and a wide wingspan. James Nolan, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, offers up an intimate portrait both of his insular hometown and his generation’s counterculture.
Flight runs as a theme throughout the book, which begins …

Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Live Classical Music | SF
Wednesday, May 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Live Classical Music | SF

Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space.
The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music.

Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall.
Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer …

Friday, May 5

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

“The Peep Show” Artists Reception | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mule Gallery

Mule Gallery is excited to present The Peep Show, featuring sixteen artists curated by Western Editions. The show opens on May 5, 2017 and closes on May 26, 2017. A reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6-9pm.
With the current climate of women’s …

Wednesday, May 10

“Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World” Book Release Celebration | City Lights
Wednesday, May 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Two groundbreaking critics and historians of technological effects on culture discuss a re-envisioning of the electronic commons. As reactionary corporate elites reshape our geo-political landscape, possibilities emerge for a radical re-accessment of people’s relationship to information technology and its use.
Finn Brunton and Ramesh Srinivasan rigorously explore …

Thursday, May 11

“Writers Who Love Too Much” Book Release Celebration | City Lights
Thursday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

In the twenty years that followed America’s bicentennial, narrative writing was re-formed, reflecting new political and sexual realities. With the publication of this anthology, the New Narrative era bounds back to life, ripe with dramatic propulsion and infused with the twin strains of poetry and …

Wednesday, May 17

“On Tokyo’s Edge” Book Reading | City Lights
Wednesday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Gordon Ball is a poet, photographer, filmmaker, professor of English, and master storyteller. For 28 years Gordon Ball took informal photographs of poet Allen Ginsberg and other members of the Beat Generation, the literary and cultural phenomenon which has had a world-wide impact since its …

Thursday, May 18

“Atlantic Hotel” Book Release | City Lights
Thursday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Just who is the narrator of Joáo Gilberto Noll s dark and mysterious Atlantic Hotel? First he books a room where a murder has just occurred, claiming he’s just arrived from the airport. But then he suddenly leaves the hotel, telling a cab driver he …

Tuesday, May 23

“October: The Story of the Russian Revolution” Book Discussion | City Lights
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history.
In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine …

Wednesday, May 24

“Holy Ghost” Book Release | City Lights
Wednesday, May 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
“Holy Ghost” Book Release | City Lights

The third full-length collection from poet-scholar-activist David Brazil, Holy Ghost is a hymnal with secular burdens, poured from the mold of our actual life in common, sung against its limits. It seeks a way to find and build a soul together, and records the seekers’ …

Wednesday, May 31

Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF
Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF

Attractive Camp is a stand-up comedy throwdown happening monthly at Doc’s Lab. Tickets: $6 when you use promo code “funcheapbaby”. Otherwise, it’s $12 online or $15 at the door. They pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent Cobb’s Comedy Club and The ...

Friday, June 2

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Saturday, June 17

2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...

Sunday, June 18

2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2017 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 63rd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2017 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous ...