See Muni Diaries Live!

Twice a year we bring you Muni stories live on stage in San Francisco. Our stellar story tellers spin tales from the bus, and audience members have a chance to tell their own Muni stories for some great prizes.

Our next show will be in the fall in 2014. Email us at muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com to keep up with show news.

If you want to be in the lineup for the next Muni Diaries Live, or want to sponsor a prize for our live events, please contact us at muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com.

Missed one of our live events? See what they’re like:

- Muni Diaries Live 1: Riders with Drinks, June 12, 2009
- Muni Diaries Live 2: Under the Influence, October 20, 2009
- Muni Diaries Live 3: Breaking It Down, April 23, 2010
- Muni Diaries Live 4: Halloween Show, October 29, 2010
- Muni Diaries Live 5: Third anniversary show! April 22, 2011
- Muni Diaries Live 6: The Reunion Show, September 28, 2011
- Muni Diaries Live 7: Full house! January 21, 2012
- Muni Diaries Live 8: Turn the Lights Down Low, August 11, 2012
- Muni Diaries Live 9: Heroes, Idiots, and a Rice-A-Roni Sing-Along, March 1, 2013
- Muni Diaries Live 10: Missed Connection Kind of Good Looking, November 9, 2013
- Muni Diaries Live 11: Hot Night, Hotter Tales, April 5, 2014

Muni Diaries Live 1: Riders with Drinks, June 12, 2009


Photo by Stuart Dixon

Our first show: Raising the temperature at the Make-Out Room by at least 20 degrees, we featured a haiku troupe, sea shanty, great stories, and yes, penis puppets.

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 1: Riders with Drinks, June 12, 2009

Featuring:

  • Tiffany Maleshefski, Muni Mind Reader
  • Angelie and Julie, Manner Ladies of MuniManners.com
  • Rachel Moore, FogCityNotes.blogspot.com
  • Tara DeMoulin, sea shanty songstress
  • Tony Long
  • Chris Lindsey (Anderson Congress), Eugenia Chien, Ileana Shevlin (BoredIsTheNewBusy.blogspot.com/), Jessica Hilberman (twitter.com/sftonight), Tara Ramroop – Muni haiku troupe.
  • Laura Aston of the Cable Car Confessions series of UndertheSheets-shhh.blogspot.com
  • Troy Holden, Eugenia, and Jeff

Muni Diaries Live 2: Under the Influence, Oct 20, 2009


Photo by Troy Holden

The incomparable Cock-T’s perform Muni cheers, a BART operator tells all, Muni mini cupcakes, erotic Muni story contest winner, and a song for the 38-Geary.

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 2:Under the Influence, Oct 20, 2009

Featuring:

  • Shane Papatolicas, “Sometimes on the 38”
  • Rachel Moore, Fog City Notes
  • Sonia and David
  • The Cock-Ts!
  • Erotic story winner, read by Amy Holzer
  • Kelly Beardsley, BART operator

Muni Diaries Live 3: Breaking It Down, April 23, 2010

Tales of payback in the back of the bus, hapless German tourists on BART, flying loogies, and Will Franken!

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 3: Breaking It Down, April 23, 2010

Featuring:

  • The Cock-Ts
  • Vero Majano
  • Kelly Beardsley
  • McPuzo and Trotsky
  • Will Franken

Muni Diaries Live 4: Halloween Show, Oct 29, 2010

We Take This Inicident VERY Seriously
Photo by Amber Wolf of Wiz Bang Photography

Handsome stranger on the bus, riders lifting the N off the ground, tales from the SFMTA press office, and brave attempted fist fight!

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 4: Halloween Show, Oct 29, 2010

Featuring:

  • Isaac Fitzgerald (video)
  • Andrew Lam (video)
  • Derek Powazek (video)
  • Judson True
  • Tara DeMoulin
  • Bucky Sinister

Muni Diaries Live 5: Third Anniversary Show


Photo by Amber Wolf of Wiz Bang Photography

We celebrate three years of sharing Muni stories. Hear about a first kiss that happened in a Muni station, welcome back an audience winner, sing along to a toy piano, learn how a Southern mom broke it down, and stand up for smelly art.

The show was even captured by the awesome illustration of Jay Sacher in the Bay Citizen.

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 5: Third Anniversary Show.

Featuring:

Muni Diaries Live 6: The Reunion Show


Photo by Amber Wolf of Wiz Bang Photography

It’s a Muni Diaries reunion! We brought back our past favorite performers at the Elbo Room for a hot night of storytelling with special guest Anna Conda. This night was so hot that it inspired a Craigslist Missed Connection!

Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 6: The Reunion Show.

Featuring:

  • Anna Conda
  • Isaac Fitzgerald (video)
  • Vero Majano
  • Rachel Moore
  • Joyce Lee (video)
  • Pam Benjamin
  • Tara Demoulin
  • Jesse James

Muni Diaries Live 7: Full House!

Full House
Photo by Kevin Wong

We welcome some true Bay Area voices to the stage for a packed night of storytelling and fun, including a man whose voice you recognize from your morning commute! And we heard a Muni madrigal that only Muni Diaries readers can dream of. Read the recap of Muni Diaries Live 7: Full House!

Featuring:

  • Pinched Nerve
  • Jan Richman
  • Sal Castaneda (video)
  • Caitlin Gill
  • Glynn Washington
  • Chloe Veltman
  • Stephen Elliot

Muni Diaries Live 8: Turn the Lights Down Low


Photo by April Malvino

On this August evening, we were treated to Broke-Ass Stuart’s young love on the bus. Muni Diaries Live favorite Jesse told us about finding his guardian angel on Muni, and his mom finally made it up from Southern California to see her son wow the audience. Mahsa Matin showed us how to rock the one-woman band gig, while her partner Elyse twirled along. What a night! Read all about Muni Diaries Live 8.

Featuring:

Muni Diaries Live 9: Heroes, Idiots, and a Rice-A-Roni Sing-Along

Muni Diaries Live 9 Richie Nakano
Photo by Elton Sin

Where else would you erupt into an impromptu Rice-a-Roni sing-along? At Muni Diaries Live, of course! This time we packed in a queercore band, a great lineup of storytellers, plus a rematch of the Muni Haiku Battle. Read all about Muni Diaries Live 9.

Featuring:

  • Lucky Jesus
  • Mike Cappozola
  • Richie Nakano
  • Johnny Funcheap
  • Kelly Beardsley
  • Anna Pulley
  • James Nestor

Muni Diaries Live 10: Missed Connection Kind of Good Looking

haiku battle
Al photos by Right Angle Images

The house was packed at the Elbo Room for an evening of stories that can only happen on Muni (and BART). If Muni is the city’s public living room, our storytellers are the ones you want sitting next to you on the couch.

Featuring:

  • Nato Green
  • Kay DeMartini
  • H.P. Mendoza
  • Female Trouble
  • Tarin Towers
  • Beth Spotswood
  • James Nestor
  • Jesse James

Muni Diaries Live 11: Hot Night, Hotter Tales

kelly-beardsley-muni-diaries-live-elbo-room-2014
Photo by Kevin Wong/Right Angle Images

At this Muni Diaries Live, we heard tales about the one ride that made you see life in the city differently (or at least made you never touch the hand bars again). We learn that nothing is TMI on Muni, and sharing it with about 200 of your fellow commuters is the best way to laugh it all off.

Featuring:

  • Kate Willett
  • Jesse James
  • Kelly Beardsley
  • Annalee Newitz
  • Gina Gold
  • Peter Hartlaub
  • Ed Casey

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