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Tuesday, April 25

Poetry Reading Series: Anselm Berrigan & Hoa Nguyen | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
| The Booksmith
Poetry Reading Series: Anselm Berrigan & Hoa Nguyen | SF

Booksmith is delighted to host local literary nonprofit Small Press Traffic as they present two superb visiting poets, Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen.
Small Press Traffic hosts poets Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen as part of its longtime reading series. Since 1974 Small Press Traffic (SPT) …

Wednesday, April 26

“History of a Disappearance” Story Of A Forgotten Polish Town | SF
Wednesday, April 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is appreciated, but not required.
| The Booksmith

Booksmith is excited to host the Center for the Art of Translation as they welcome Polish writer Filip Springer, in town to discuss History of a Disappearance, translated by Sean Bye. Filip and Sean will be in conversation. Join them.
History of a Disappearance is the …

Thursday, April 27

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, April 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar

Come out to #HellaFunny at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline and featured ...

Saturday, April 29

An Epic “California Bookstore Day” Print Party | The Booksmith
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
An Epic

To celebrate the fourth annual California Indie Bookstore Day, Booksmith is celebrating all things print.
Featuring custom Booksmith swag (hint literary themed condoms) and sign-ups for their Book Club Rewards program for discounts on the day of and for the rest of the year.
Official Indie Bookstore …

Tuesday, May 2

Seavilization: Book Discussion On Sustainable Sea Energy | SF
Tuesday, May 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith
Seavilization: Book Discussion On Sustainable Sea Energy | SF

Booksmith is excited to host Joe Quirk in celebration of his latest work, Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians.
Imagine a vast new source of sustainable and renewable energy that would also bring more …

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, May 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
It's Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight

Every first Tuesday at Milk Bar, San Francisco’s comedians are put to the test as they are given a random series of words and sentences seconds before getting on stage, where they then must construct entire two minute sets around each. This improv-standup hybrid then ...

Wednesday, May 3

Paul Madonna “On to the Next Dream” Book Party | Booksmith
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Booksmith
Paul Madonna

Booksmith is thrilled to welcome Paul Madonna back to the store for the release of his new book, On to the Next Dream.
Paul’s popular comic, “All Over Coffee” had been running for twelve years in the San Francisco Chronicle when he was evicted from his …

Monday, May 8

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, May 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

CANCELLED – “GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, May 8 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
CANCELLED -

Groovewell is sadly no longer. Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, ...

Tuesday, May 9

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Monday, May 15

“Salt Houses” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Monday, May 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith

Join them to celebrate a dazzling new literary voice, Hala Alyan, and her debut novel, Salt Houses, about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home.
On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of …

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...

Tuesday, May 16

Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists” Panel Night | SF
Tuesday, May 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated, but not required.
| The Booksmith
Granta’s

Every ten years, Granta magazine publishes a special issue of new fiction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty. The third list of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists will be announced on April 26; join them as they host a panel of …

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, May 17

“No One Can Pronounce My Name” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Wednesday, May 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated, but not required.
| The Booksmith

In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can’t pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases …

Thursday, May 18

“The Fifth Wall” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Thursday, May 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith

In The Fifth Wall, a debut novel by Rachel Nagelberg, conceptual artist Sheila B. Ackerman heeds a mysterious urge to return to her estranged family home and arrives at the exact moment of her mother’s suicide. In an attempt to cope with and understand her …

Saturday, May 20

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 3rd Saturday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Tuesday, May 23

“The Explosion of Deferred Dreams” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated, but not required.
| The Booksmith

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates and celebrations of music, political movements, “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies”; The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965-1975 offers a critical re-examination of …

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, May 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Wednesday, May 24

“Love & Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Wednesday, May 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.
Join them as we welcome Claire …

Tuesday, May 30

“The End of My Career” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Tuesday, May 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| The Booksmith

In her new memoir, Martha Grover goes undercover. Whether cleaning houses or looking for love, she peels back the surfaces of ordinary moments and reveals a life both hilarious and traumatic. The End of My Career sees Grover living with her parents again as she …

Sunday, June 11

2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF
Sunday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Haight Ashbury
2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair | SF

The annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair brings thousands of people to Haight Street between Stanyan and Masonic to shop over 200 outdoor vendors including food, green businesses, local artists, clothing, crafts, non-profits and more.
2017 Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 11 am to 5:30 …

Monday, June 12

CANCELLED – “GrooveWell” Super Funky Mondaze Dance Party | Milk Bar
Monday, June 12 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
CANCELLED -

Groovewell is sadly no longer. Who else is feeling a Monday dance party ? Come dance like a freak to start your week. Get down to the energetic eclectic sounds of the GrooveWell DJs around 10pm that will get your rump shaking with the best funk, ...

Tuesday, June 13

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, June 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...