Muni Diaries Live is back on Nov. 5!
Our favorite evening of the year is back, when riders pack the Elbo Room for a little camaraderie about San Francisco life. Tickets are on sale now, so grab yours soon!
Riding the bus with a black crow on your shoulder? Eating a pint of ice cream with the butt end of a lighter on the N-Judah? Exchanging the fine points of making a perfect lumpia with your bus driver’s mom? These are just a few of the everyday delights/weirdnesses that actually happen on Muni. Come celebrate all the hilarity that can happen on public transit between Point A and Point B.
Our stellar storytellers:
Courtney Riddle is the zine ambassador of Market Street, selling small handmade books out of a formerly abandoned newspaper kiosk, The Grand Newsstand. She’s been spreading zines to unwitting tourists for more than a year now. When not sitting in peculiar street furniture, she makes her own zines, does calligraphy, daydreams about urban planning, and rides unusual Muni lines (how about that 36?)
Joe Fitzgerald is a San Francisco native reporting the hell out of his beloved foggy city by the bay. He is the staff reporter covering public transportation and politics at the San Francisco Examiner, where he has a delightfully good time outing the dirty laundry of politicians in power and giving voice to the voiceless. Corny? Sure thing. A calling? That, too. You can find his writing at the SF Weekly, El Tecolote, Ingleside Light, and Fog City Journal.
Justina Wu is a San Francisco-based writer, storyteller, and producer of Beyond Borders Storytelling, a series of bi-monthly workshops and story jams for wanderlusting adventurers. If you can’t find her on social media, she might be riding her bike, hanging from a rock, or eating a pork chop. Please don’t text while operating a motor vehicle, and for God’s sake stop driving in the bike lane.
Sarah Hunt is a cartoonist and writer helping leaders tell personal vision stories. When she’s not erasing the streaks on her cartoons during a jerky Muni turn or philosophizing with lost tourists on a Millbrae express, she’s busy translating her jokes from Australian to American.
A native of Louisiana, WooWoo Monroe is now living in San Jose and making her mark on the Bay Area drag scene. WooWoo has been performing drag for almost four years and hosts her own successful “CIRQ-US” Show in San Jose at Renegades Bar. She is also the co-host of a monthly Sunday brunch in San Jose benefiting the Silicon Valley Pride Organization. Her expansive and eclectic style of drag can go from high camp to glamorous. Not taking herself seriously is part of her game and her drag pokes fun at everyone, including herself. She has often said that from the neck down she is all woman and from the neck up it’s Ringling Brother’s. WooWoo is a former Miss California Gold title holder, which she worked very hard to win in 2015. Beloved by everyone who knows her, WooWoo has become a rising star in the Bay Area drag scene and is looking forward to many more successful years to come.
And just announced!
Cynthia and Jeremy Pollock are a dynamic duo of San Francisco political geeks. They met at City Hall and first shared their mutual crush while waiting for the 14-Mission. Jeremy works as a Legislative Aide for a district supervisor. Cynthia works a 9-to-5 as a communications project manager and is a Commissioner on the Local Agency Formation Commission. Both are longtime members of the San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters. Cynthia is a transit geek with an infrastructure fetish, loves cat everything, and overshares on the regular. Jeremy is a daily bicyclist running for the Bike Coalition board of directors, a bluegrass picker with the Beauty Operators String Band, and a rainy day Muni rider. The two were married in September near Yosemite in a ceremony with a nod to the artist formerly known as Prince. Their home lines are the 5, 31, and 24.
Grab a ticket, pen us in your calendars, and we’ll see you on Nov. 5!
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
Doors: 6 p.m., show: 7 p.m.
647 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Take Muni there: J-Church, 12, 14, 22, 33, 49, or BART: 16th or 24th St. stations
Photo by Right Angle Images