Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.
Michael Chabon (The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man)
Thursday, September 22nd, 7 pm, at the Osher Marin JCC (200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael).
Chabon has earned acclaim for his adult novels, from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay to Wonder Boys, but he's also a father of four, which explains why he's authored this superhero-themed picture book aimed at the younger set. This family-friendly event will feature a live reading, with all the juicy details about Awesome Man's laser eyes and power grip, which he uses to defeat killer robots. Tickets are $28, include a signed copy of the book, and are available here.
Adorned with hand-made macaroni bracelets, headbands and necklaces, the booze-mooching crowd at Broke-Ass Stuart's Rickshaw Stop party last night polished off the free keg within a matter of 30 minutes. Providing copious amounts of wheat products on the first day of Passover had his conscience stewing, so Stuart repented by buying Matzo for everyone. Hooray!
In a bold move to bring back the fun, one of SF’s most well-known cult writers is throwing an eloquently named “Fuck The Recession” party. And buying a keg for the occasion.
Broke-Ass Stuart drops knowledge on how to live cheaply in this pocket-draining city of ours (through frequent posts to his website and guest blogs on Yelp and Unemploymentality) and explains the ins-and-outs on San Francisco and New York in his city guides.
And, he throws great parties.
Stuart Schuffman, 30
Broke-Ass Stuart blogger
Photographed by Chad Riley on Ocean Beach