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Friday, August 17

Museums Involving Communities: Authentic Connections | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP through Eventbrite.
| Oakland Museum of California
Museums Involving Communities: Authentic Connections | Oakland
A Conversation with author Margaret Kadoyama, Kelly McKinley, Deputy Director at OMCA and Katherine Toy, Executive VP for Partnerships & Programs at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Kadoyama’s book illustrates how cultural organizations – including museums and parks – can be vital members of their communities. Kadoyama, McKinley, ...

Monday, August 20

Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Monday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Every 3rd Monday at noon | August 20 to October 15, ...

Saturday, August 25

2018 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Saturday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2018 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Come hang out with the SF Zine Fest and meet other zine- and comics-makers at the third annual zine picnic. This is a great time to get to know other makers, meet the organizing team, and maybe even find out how you can volunteer to help ...

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, August 28

Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all flavors. Dirty Old Women Read Erotica Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm to ...

Sunday, September 2

2018 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
2018 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

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.
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Tuesday, September 11 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 13

Thursdays en la Mision: Literary Poetry Reading | Mission Dist.
Thursday, September 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Branch Library
Thursdays en la Mision: Literary Poetry Reading | Mission Dist.

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is proud to announce Thursdays en La Misión, a monthly poetry series celebrating the Latinidad of the Latino Cultural District. The series will focus on the experience people of color in Bay Area, featuring a variety of local ...

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...

Monday, September 17

Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Monday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Every 3rd Monday at noon | August 20 to October 15, ...

Saturday, September 22

2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Regency Center
2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Regency Center on 1290 Sutter St. The fair consists of over 20 antique map, print, and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Thousands of maps, prints, and ...

Sunday, September 23

2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Regency Center
2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Regency Center on 1290 Sutter St. The fair consists of over 20 antique map, print, and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Thousands of maps, prints, and ...

Monday, September 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, September 24 – 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 ...

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 ...

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...

Monday, October 15

Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Monday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Free Litquake Lunchbreak on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Every 3rd Monday at noon | August 20 to October 15, ...

Monday, October 22

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, October 22 – 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 ...

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.