WEEK IN PREVIEW: the best things in life
Featured Event: Tuesday, June 28th
Tuesday is a pretty overlooked day. Sandwiched in between the most disliked day of the week, Monday, and its ever-welcomed midway point, Tuesdays can seem pretty dull. However, the three events occurring Tuesday, June 28th might change that. What’s so great about this Tuesday’s events besides the voices involved? Well, they’re all free. That’s right. That means, if your wallet is as light as mine these days, you can spend all that extra money you’ll now have on a taco. Maybe even a cheap pint for later. Wow. Thanks, for looking out, Tuesday.
First up, at lunchtime, is Youth Speaks: Words & Voices. Don’t know about Youth Speaks? Check this out (or just show up). In the evening, choose between two very different events. The first, Found in Translation, is a book club meeting held each month to discuss some of the best new fiction from around the world. This month’s selection, “Never Any End to Paris” is a unique blend of fact and fiction written by one of Barcelona’s most renowned authors, Enrique Vila-Matas. Though prior knowledge of the book is bound to help, newcomers are always welcome! The second event, Writing w/o Walls, is the debut of a reading series that likes to party. Phil Genaldo, Gina Goldblatt, and Jeff Von Ward invite you to join six featured readers in some “drunken limb flailing” which they promise will bring the audience closer. Snuggle up, but keep an eye out for elbows, would ya?
Also this week:
- On Monday, June 27th, lovers of controversy should head to City Arts and Lectures to hear Eva Gabrielsson, Swedish architect, author, and long-time partner and collaborator of Stieg Larsson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt about her book, “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me. Larsson’s sudden death left Gabrielsson with nothing, thanks to Swedish inheritance laws. In spite of this, she continues to fight for the legal rights to his estate and work, and for recognition as his collaborator. Should be a pretty interesting conversation to be a part of, that is, if you aren’t already going to see Neil Gaiman (Fragile Things—not his most famous work, but so good!) make his appearance at The Booksmith– and Berkeley Arts and Letters-sponsored event at the First Congressional Church of Berkeley. Unfortunately for you and me, this event is totally sold out. Looks like Gaiman is everyone else’s favorite too. However, keep an eye out for upcoming coverage of this from Maureen Bee. If you’re bummed about missing Gaiman, you could always lift your spirits at the Makeout Room with some out-of-towners during the BOMB & Guernica Bash, a celebration of two NYC-based independent art and literary magazines (BOMB and Guernica, duh) who are curious to hear from San Franciscans. Introduce yourselves!
- On Thursday, June 30th, come with me to Reader’s Cafe to see Yolanda Catzalco and Steven Gray read some of the good stuff. Or, check out Neeli Cherkovski‘s reading and conversation at Bird and Beckett. Then, come to 16th and Mission‘s one and only Prom Night in style. Who knows? big hair + big dress, and maybe you’ll be crowned prom queen.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are nada. Nada y pues nada. What happened this week? Pride hangover?