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The Mountains Sing Book Talk w/ Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Thi Bui

The Mountains Sing is acclaimed Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s first novel in English. Celebrating the paperback release of this novel, Quế Mai will discuss her book in conversation with Thi Bui, 2018 Caldecott Honor winner and Eisner Award finalist for her illustrated memoir, The Best We Could Do.
This event is presented in partnership by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Algonquin Books, and the Transnational Literature Series by Brookline Booksmith.

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Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Online

Saturday, May 1, 2021

8:00 am   “Fight For Air” Urban Staircase Climb  $35*
*Registration is $35 (Through 4/24) and Week-of Registration is $50. Participants can use code TAKE5 to get $5 off.
8:00 am   Vintage & Handcrafted Makers Market (Vallejo)  FREE*
*free admission
11:00 am   SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru June 2021)  FREE
12:00 pm   SF Chinatown’s “Clarion Performing Arts Center” Grand Reopening  FREE
4:00 pm   May Day 2021: Celebrating the Struggles of the Past — Preparing Those of the Future  FREE
5:00 pm   5p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:00 pm   Sat 5p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
5:30 pm   The Mountains Sing Book Talk w/ Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Thi Bui  FREE*
*Donations appreciated
7:00 pm   7p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   7p Show “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   Coltrane & Miles Live: Electric Miles & A Love Supreme (Yuba City)  $50*
*Tickets $50 @ PayPal.me/JohnHanrahan569 or Venmo @John-Hanrahan-16
7:00 pm   Sat 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm   HellaSecret Comedy Pop-Up on Lake Merritt w/ 20-ft Screen: “Black Laughs Matter”  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20).
7:30 pm   Sat 7:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pm   “Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show  FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
8:45 pm   8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Tiki Bar Night (San Francisco)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:45 pm   Sat 8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pm   9p Show “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
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