• lady of loinLady of the Loin: Songwriting team Don Seaver and Sean Owens join forces with chanteuse Shannon Day for a cabaret-style one woman show at the Exit Theater. According to their website, it’s a “sizzling cabaret tribute to San Francisco’s raciest, raunchiest, most unrepentant neighborhood: the Tenderloin”. A dozen stories-in-song, about good girls gone wrong, wronged girls getting the goods, and low-lifes living the high life. Including “It’s Always A Dame”, “A Cut Above”, “So Far From Civilized”, “The Strut On The Street”, “Homicide’s A Gift”, “Out Here On The Edge”, “Save Me From Myself”, and “Eat At Joe’s”.
    Where: Exit Theater, 156 Eddy Street (between Taylor and Mason). When: Four performances only on July 25, August 1, 8, 15. At 9pm. Tickets: $15, on sale here.
  • SF Poetry Festival at the Public Library: In celebration of the San Francisco International Poetry Festival, the main library is hosting an exhibition featuring art and broadsides from participating poets. The Exhibition runs from July 11 to August 2, 2009.

    Also, on July 22, there will be a screening of the documentary film Red Poet by Bay Area filmmaker, Matthew Furey. The film explores the life and times of Jack Hirschman, a great American literary and social justice figure and the unofficial mayor of North Beach. The film documents his prolific literary career – he’s published more than 100 books of poetry over the course of 56 years – and his life as an Abstract Expressionist painter. According to the event announcement, through this film “audiences will see that Jack Hirschman is more than just a hipster with a political edge”. Jack Hirschman will be present.
    Where: San Francisco Main Library – Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street at Grove. When: July 22 at 6pm Free

  • Two-Dollar Tuesday at Ambassador: According to 7×7 Magazine, $2 beers, mixed drinks, and small bites will be on offer this Tuesday at the Ambassador. And it goes all night!
    Where: The Ambassador, 673 Geary Street at Leavenworth. When: Tuesday, July 21, 6 pm-12 am