Muni Diaries Live is back on April 15!
Twice a year we bring the best public transit stories to the stage, and for our ninth trip around the sun (where did the time go?), we’ll be back at the Elbo Room on April 15 with a fresh batch of only-in-SF stories just for you!
The photo above is Alexa von Kickinface, who brought down the house with her Muni-themed burlesque number last year. What else do we have in store for you this time? For this show, we are bringing back our Muni Haiku champion for a new battle! Tickets are on sale now, so grab one while they’re available.
Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performer, host, storyteller, and regular KQED community events host based in San Francisco. He has performed in L.A., Washington D.C., NYC, Canada, and all over California. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and Lambda Literary Fellow in Playwriting. He regularly organizes poetry shows in the Bay Area, is currently the curator and head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Open Mic, and is program director for Donde Esta Mi Gente. He was born in Toluca, Mexico, and grew up in Albany, California.
Dixie De La Tour is the founder of Bawdy Storytelling (“The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly), America’s Original Sex+Storytelling series featuring Real People and Rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits, live onstage. This award-winning performance series is currently monthly in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and expanding to new cities every day. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of authors, sex educators, poets, comedians, and actors, along with real people just like you who have submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (mis)adventure.
Irene Tu is a San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, RIOT LA, and on Seeso and Viceland. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, Laugh Function, and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do). You can follow her @irene_tu and irenetu.com
Vivian Ho has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle since 2011, covering criminal justice and breaking news. She reported on the Mario Woods shooting, the San Francisco Police Department, officer-involved shootings, how law enforcement handles mentally ill subjects, police brutality, race, the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Occupy movement as well as on homicides, criminal street gangs, sexual assaults, wildfires and human trafficking. Before she joined The Chronicle, Vivian reported for the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Vivian spent most of her life in the frozen tundra that is New England and has a hard time understanding weather stories in California.
Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis, where he often rode the light rail to work. Now he lives in San Francisco and can often be found on the 6 or 7. He is the host of competitive storytelling show Story Showdown at the Awaken Cafe in Oakland as well as Seduction Feroce, a Burlesque show. He also co-hosts the Tourettes Without Regrets variety show. He believes the worst route in the city is the N during rush hour. Find him on Twitter at @teamwonderdave
And more storytellers announced soon!
Grab a ticket, pen us in your calendars, and we’ll see you on April 15!
Muni Diaries Live
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Doors: 6 p.m., show: 7 p.m. Tickets on sale here.
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