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Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Carmela Ciuraru (Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms)

Tuesday, August 9th, 7 pm, at Book Passage Corte Madera (59 Tamal Vista Blvd.)

Thursday, August 11th, 7:30 pm, at The Booksmith (1644 Haight St.)

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Drink Me Bar Hop: In keeping with Drink Me's Lewis Carroll-inspired theme, their bar crawl is all about following the White Rabbit. He'll be kicking off the evening at R Bar with $3 Sauza Blue margaritas, and continuing down Polk St. until 10 pm, spreading discounted drinks in his wake. Start the crawl and follow the Drink Me folks from bar to bar, or get the latest on their whereabouts from Twitter. (Thursday, August 4th, 6 pm, at R Bar, 1176 Sutter St., Tenderloin.)

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Grant Morrison (Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human)

Friday, August 5th, 7 pm, at Book Passage Corte Madera (59 Tamal Vista Blvd.)

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Peruvian Independence Day at Pisco Latin Lounge: While Peru's independence might go unhailed in most of the U.S., pisco-loving San Franciscans usually take it as an opportunity to indulge in our favorite Peruvian libation. Pisco Porton is leading the charge with discounted cocktails hosted by (where else?) Pisco Latin Lounge, featuring passed appetizers and a screening of Shakira's latest video. (Thursday, July 28th, 7-10 pm, at Pisco Latin Lounge, 1817 Market St., Upper Market.)

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Nicole Daedone (Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm)

Tuesday, July 26th, 6 pm, at Book Passage SF (1 Ferry Building)

Daedone, founder of the SOMA collective OneTaste, is committed to helping women achieve better orgasms through a practice known as orgasmic meditation, or OM. She recently hosted a pop-up space on Sutter St. to promote her new book on the subject, from which she'll read on Tuesday at Book Passage. Though the pop-up shuttered on July 18th, potential converts are encouraged to pick up the book or stop into OneTaste's regular digs at 1080 Folsom St.

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink for Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Speakeasy Heavy Metal BBQ: Speakeasy's throwing another of their famed Friday-night brewery parties, with plenty of $3 drafts to go around. This time, Good Foods Catering and Loaded Sausages will be selling BBQ-themed grub, and L.A.'s Diamond Lane will take the stage for a heavy-metal set. Get there on the early side, at 4:30, and they'll give you a free tour and show you how the beer is made. (Friday, July 22nd, 4-9 pm, at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, 1195 Evans Ave., Bayview.)

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Marcia Clark (Guilt by Association)

Friday, July 22nd, 7:30 pm, at Book Passage Corte Madera (51 Tamal Vista Blvd.)

Clark, the former prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, has taken on a curious second act: mystery writer. And with blurbs from the likes of James Ellroy and snaps from Publisher's Weekly, it appears that she's the rare celebrity novelist who's actually delivered on her fame. The story centers around a Clark-like Los Angeles D.A. investigating the mysterious death of a colleague, and reviews frequently mention the book's humor as one of its strong points.

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

1. Scoutmob Hit at Gingerfruit: Local deals site Scoutmob is throwing a party tonight at the new Castro bar Gingerfruit, with $5 specialty cocktails like the Delicious Sour and Classic Caipirinha, happy-hour prices on all other drinks, and free snacks like potstickers, sliders, and fries. They'll also be handing out plenty of swag and goodies. (Wednesday, July 13th, 6-8 pm, at Gingerfruit, 2029 Market St., Upper Market.)

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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.

Miranda Kennedy (Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India)

Thursday, July 14th, 6 pm, at Book Passage SF (1 Ferry Building)

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink for Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

1. Art in the Age Cocktail Competition: Art in the Age is holding a cocktail contest at 15 Romolo, designed to show off its two signature spirits, Root (which tastes like root beer) and Snap (reminiscent of gingersnaps). But what really has us rooting is that the event is open to the public, and they'll be offering $4 Root and Snap concoctions all evening, plus free hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to get on the list. (Monday, July 11th, 8 pm, at 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Pl., North Beach.)

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