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Monday, June 18

“Florida” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books
Monday, June 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"Florida" Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Lauren Groff reads from her new story collection, Florida. About Florida The bold new book from the celebrated New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies. “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts.” –The New York Times Book Review In her vigorous and moving ...

Tuesday, June 19

“The Mathematics Of The Breath & The Way” Book Launch | City Lights Books
Tuesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
"The Mathematics Of The Breath & The Way" Book Launch | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Celebrating the release of The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing, by Charles Bukowski, published by City Lights Books.

Thursday, June 21

Free Outdoor Salsa Dance Party with Bululú | SoMa
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Free Outdoor Salsa Dance Party with Bululú | SoMa
Let’s Go Salsa@Jessie!, the free open-air salsa dance party in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, takes place on the third Thursday of each month from May to September from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. In Venezuela, a bululú is a gathering that generates ...
“As Black As Resistance” Book Launch & Discussion | City Lights Books
Thursday, June 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
"As Black As Resistance" Book Launch & Discussion | City Lights Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Discussing the subject of her new book, As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation, by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi with a foreword by Mariame Kaba, published by AK Press.

Thursday, July 5

Manring Kassin Burr: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, July 5 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Manring Kassin Burr: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
As individual players, Michael Manring, Larry Kassin, and John R. Burr have all carved out extensive, multi-faceted careers exploring a vast array of musical styles. Together this triumvirate creates intriguingly uncategorizable music that blithely ignores stylistic divisions hemming in jazz, rock, folk, avant-garde, and world music. ...

Tuesday, July 10

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Tuesday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dog Eared Books (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series in San Francisco, CA. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7 to 8 pm, featuring one to three queer authors. Refreshments are served, and books are available for purchase and signing. Authors and books ...

Wednesday, July 11

“My Year Of Rest & Relaxation” Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"My Year Of Rest & Relaxation" Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Ottessa Moshfegh joins us on Wednesday July 11th to read from her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. About My Year of Rest and Relaxation A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided ...

Thursday, July 12

Maikaze Daiko: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, July 12 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Maikaze Daiko: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A recent addition to the vibrant Mission District arts scene, Maikaze Daiko was founded to preserve and promote the awe-inspiring art form of modern taiko, or kumi-daiko. For the vast majority of its history, taiko was associated with village festivals, traditional Japanese theater, battle, and religious ceremonies. ...

Saturday, July 14

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, July 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Monday, July 23

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, July 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Tuesday, July 31

“The Incendiaries” Book Novel Release | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"The Incendiaries" Book Novel Release | Green Apple Books
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join us on Tuesday, July 31st to celebrate the release of R.O. Kwon’s debut novel, The Incendiaries.  Praise for The Incendiaries “The Incendiaries is a God-haunted, willful, strange book written with a kind of savage elegance. I’ve said it before, but now ...

Thursday, August 9

LINES Dance Center: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
LINES Dance Center: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
In a city brimming with inventive dance troupes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has long stood out as one of the jewels of the scene. Undergirding the company’s long-running status as a creative hothouse is the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, which presents the culmination of an ...

Saturday, August 11

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Monday, August 27

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, August 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Tuesday, September 11

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Thursday, October 11

Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A multifarious duo created by two of the Bay Area’s most creative young jazz musicians, Rice Kingschannel original electronic jazz directly from the future. Keyboardist and self-described nerd Erika Oba, a Berkeley High alum and Oberlin Conservatory grad, is a rising force on the Bay Area ...
Litquake 2018: San Francisco’s Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20
Thursday, October 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2018: San Francisco's Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Wednesday, October 31

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day
Wednesday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Thursday, November 1

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday
Thursday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Friday, November 2

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Sunday, November 4

$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Wednesday, December 31

Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Circle of Palms Plaza
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Enjoy the opening ceremony for Downtown Ice at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 17. Please not that unfortunately Kristi Yamaguchi won’t be performing at the 2017 opening. Best of all, on opening day from 5 pm to midnight, skating will be just $5 including skates.