Notable San Francisco: 5/16–5/22

Boom!” Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry (SF). Christopher DeLorenzo reads from his book Kitchen Inheritance: Memories and Recipes from My Family of Cooks. Perfectly Queer East Bay presents an evening with local fiction authors. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). &laquo Previous post like this

Notable San Francisco: 5/16–5/22

By Chuy Haugen Mendeola
May 16th, 2018

Wednesday 5/16: Stanford Live presents Claudia Rankine. “Open Mic Poetry! Friday 5/18: THERE reading series with music and trivia. More from this author → Poetry reading featuring Mighty Mike McGee. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (Oakland). Thursday 5/17: Tao Lin discusses Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change. Michelle Tea in conversation with Virgie Tovar. Free, 4:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF). Free, 7:30 p.m., Falkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael). Free, 3 p.m., The Dance Palace (Point Reyes Station). ***
Logo art by   Max Winter. Free, 6 p.m., Book Passage (San Francisco Ferry Building). Free, 7 p.m., The Booksmith (SF). Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley). Poet and translator Jeffrey Thomas Leong discusses his book Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island. Cheng. Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF). Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley). ***
If you have a Bay Area event listing you’d like us to consider for Notable SF, please contact   [email protected]   as far in advance as possible, and include the date of the event in the subject line. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland). “Words on Fire” poetry reading. Monday 5/21: The Racket reading series presents “#19: Pleasure.” Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books (SF). Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. Tuesday 5/22: Poets Jenny Xie and Jennifer S. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland). Saturday 5/19: Launch party for Caroline Paul’s book You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World. Gina Kutchins reads from Jessie: A Novel. Sunday 5/20: “Express Yourself: Celebrating Gender Diversity.” Panel, stories, and Q&A. Reading with Glori Simmons and Dickson Lam. $20, 7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall (Palo Alto). “You’re Going To Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes.” $10, 8 p.m., The Lost Church (SF). Free, 3 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel Books, Oakland). City Lights presents poets giovanni singleton and Carmen Giménez Smith. Daegan Miller reads from This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent. Reading and conversation with Townsend Walker and Martha Conway. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). Lyrics & Dirges presents “May Day, May Day.” Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley). Rachel Kushner reads from her new book The Mars Room. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley). Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF). Reading with poets Jennifer Firestone and Tonya Foster. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF). Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF). Marin Poetry Center presents Dorianne Laux and Joshua Mensch. Free, 7 p.m., Willow Glen Library (San Jose).