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Wednesday, March 29

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

This show features:
Headliner: Chey Bell (Sacramento Punchline)

Terell “Big T” Butler (Rooster T. Feather’s)
Emily Epstein White (This Week In Blackness)
Emily Catalano (SF Punchline)

alongside show regulars,

Nicole Calasich (ABCd)
Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+, Newsbroke)
Jesse Hett (Cobbs Comedy Club)

Win Tix: Cobb’s Comedy Showcase | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

What better way to hop over your hump day than at a hilarious midweek comedy show. Join Cobb’s Comedy Showcase for a night full of the best of today’s hot and up and coming comedic talent. These comedians were hand picked for your viewing pleasure …

Thursday, March 30

“The Painted Gun” Book Release | City Lights
Thursday, March 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

A washed-up ex-journalist looking for a missing girl in San Francisco is framed by a Guatemalan hit man for a series of murders.
It’s 1997 at the dawn of the digital age in San Francisco. Ex-journalist and struggling alcoholic David “Itchy” Crane’s fledgling “information consultancy” business …

Monday, April 3

“Learn From Me” Comedy Showcase | SF

The Learn From Me Comedy Showcase is produced by San Francisco comedy booker/producer and professional groomsman, Jeff Zamaria. What once started as a weekly showcase, has now grown into a full on comedy production company.
Learn From Me Comedy features some of the best comics from …

Thursday, April 6

“Tending the Fire” Book Release | City Lights
Thursday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Christopher Felver’s Tending the Fire celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today. In these commanding portraits, Felver’s distinctive visual signature and unobtrusive presence capture each artist’s strength, integrity, and character. Accompanying each portrait is a …

Friday, April 7

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, April 7 – 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 ...

Wednesday, April 12

“Violent Borders” Book Discussion | City Lights
Wednesday, April 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total.
Reece Jones argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather the result of state attempts …

Thursday, April 13

“Selected Poems: 1962-1985” Book Release | City Lights
Thursday, April 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Clark Coolidge is a revered figure in the world of American and world experimental poetry. “Selected Poems: 1962-1985” will be how Coolidge’s revolutionary early works will be read for generations to come.

Tuesday, April 18

“The Man Who Designed the Future” Book Release | City Lights
Tuesday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

In The Man Who Designed the Future, Barbara Alexandra Szerlip reveals precisely how central Bel Geddes was to the history of American innovation. He presided over a moment in which theater became immersive, function merged with form, and people became consumers. A polymath with humble …

Thursday, April 20

“American War” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, April 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Come and discuss an audacious and powerful debut novel. The story revolves around a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and …

Tuesday, April 25

“Oakland Noir” New Crime Fiction Celebration | City Lights
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this prominent city. Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location …

Wednesday, April 26

“The New Analog” Book Discussion | City Lights
Wednesday, April 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Having made his name in the late 1980s as a founding member of the indie band Galaxie 500, Damon Krukowski has watched cultural life lurch from analog to digital. And as an artist who has weathered the transition, he has challenging, urgent questions for both …

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 ...

Thursday, April 27

“In Memory of an Angel” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

Named after Alban Berg’s famed violin concerto, In Memory of an Angel is the first full-length collection in fifteen years from New York School maestro David Shapiro. Packed with erudition, pursuing themes of art history, architecture, literature, and Jewish identity, the poems of In Memory …

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 ...

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 ...