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Saturday, April 11

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, April 12

Sci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF
Sunday, April 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Sci-Fi Festival: Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest Sunday, Apr. 12 Registration: 12 – 1 p.m., Contest: 2 – 4 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level Get your most fantastical self ready for SFPL’s Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contest! Fans of science fiction, fantasy, ...

Wednesday, April 15

“Our Riches” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"Our Riches" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Algerian author Kaouther Adimi discusses his new novel “Our Riches” on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Praise for Our Riches “An understated, lyrical story of reading and resistance over the tumultuous generations.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred) “Adimi’s confident prose ...

Thursday, April 16

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Time After Time Thursday, Apr. 16, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level PG, 112 mins., 1979 H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper into San Francisco circa 1979, after the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape ...
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF
Thursday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Podcast: Our Opinions Are Correct Thursday, Apr. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science, will host their ...

Sunday, April 19

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary | SF
Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Tachyon Publications Anniversary Sunday, Apr. 19, 2 – 4 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level Celebrate the 25th anniversary of San Francisco’s Tachyon Publications with publisher Jacob Weisman and special guests. Tachyon Publications, an independent press specializing in science fiction and fantasy books, ...

Wednesday, April 22

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: A Talk with Steven Black & Don Herron | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: A Talk with Steven Black & Don Herron | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Remembering the 3 Ms and FL A Talk with Steven Black and Don Herron Wednesday, Apr. 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Latino/Hispanic Rooms, Lower Level  Pioneering Bay Area science fiction and fantasy authors Miriam Allen de Ford, Margaret St. Clair, Margo Skinner, and ...
“Sharks in the Time of Saviors” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"Sharks in the Time of Saviors" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Kawai Strong Washburn discusses his debut novel “Sharks in the Time of Saviors” on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About Sharks in the Time of Saviors: In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into ...

Thursday, April 23

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 | SF
Thursday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: THX 1138 Thursday, Apr. 23, 12 – 1:30 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level R, 86 mins., 1971. In this futuristic film by George Lucas, shot around the Bay Area and in BART tunnels, a man named THX 1138 and a woman ...

Sunday, April 26

Massive 25¢ Comic Book Sale “Books & Brews” | SF
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Anchor Public Taps
Massive 25¢ Comic Book Sale "Books & Brews" | SF
Don’t miss out on the biggest comic book sale in the city at the coolest brewery in San Francisco. Over 35,000 comic books for only 25¢ a piece. Come by Anchor Public Taps in the Potrero neighborhood on Sunday, April 26th, from 12 pm to ...

Monday, April 27

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, April 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 ...Monthly

Thursday, April 30

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” | SF
Thursday, April 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” | SF
SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival Free Movie: Star Trek IV “The Voyage Home” Thursday, Apr. 30, 12 – 2 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level PG, 119 mins., 1986. To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to ...

Tuesday, May 5

Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Death in Her Hands” Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, May 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Ottessa Moshfegh's "Death in Her Hands" Discussion | Green Apple Books
Ottessa Moshfegh discusses her new novel Death in Her Hands. Praise for Death in Her Hands “When it comes to evoking the jagged edge of contemporary anxiety there might not be a more insightful writer working today than Moshfegh. That is, if the boundless dark potential of ...

Saturday, May 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, May 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 12

“Urban Playground” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, May 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"Urban Playground" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Katie Burke discusses her new book Urban Playground: What Kids Say about Living in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About Urban Playground: Rural areas cover 97 percent of the United States–yet more than 80 percent of the US population lives in ...

Wednesday, May 13

“The New American” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"The New American" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Join Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her new novel “The New American” with Sara Campos on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About The New American: In this timely and emotionally powerful novel, award-winning author Micheline A. Marcom recounts the epic journey of a young Guatemalan-American college ...

Thursday, May 14

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, May 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public 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 | ...Monthly