Arriving: Muni Diaries Live is on April 7!
After almost exactly two years of pandemic-induced hiatus, Muni Diaries Live is back at Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, April 7!
Our 14th (!) birthday is also a few days prior, and we can’t wait to celebrate another year of that transit life with all of you.
We’re forever changed from the last two years, and we don’t anticipate to cleanly pick up where we left off in 2020. Muni has always been a litmus test for what’s happening more broadly in San Francisco, and word in The San Francisco Chronicle is that ridership hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels. Furthermore, it’s unclear when it will. But people are still moving and shaking around this most dynamic town, and we’re here to celebrate that.
Per San Francisco guidelines, show will be vaxxed only. As of now, masks are no longer required indoors, but there is absolutely no shame in the mask game.
Our spectacular storytellers:
Becca Henry is San Francisco born, raised by wolves, and got her start on stage performing comedic burlesque before buying new bras and making her way into standup.
Janice Li is a big fan of public transit and cities. She ran for (and won) a seat on the BART Board in 2018 where she currently serves as the board’s Vice President. As a BART Board Director, Janice has advocated for affordable, seamless transit, better fare policy, compassionate and meaningful ways to address homelessness at BART, transit-oriented development, reopening bathrooms, preserving busking culture, and so much more. After eight years advocating for a bike-friendly city at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Janice now works at Chinese for Affirmative Action where she leads the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice.
Hayden Miller is a high schooler and public transit advocate. When not in school or a transit board meeting, you can find him riding with other young transit advocates, the Transit Twitter Besties, testing the limits of where public transit can take him. Hayden believes in the importance and value of all bus lines even those in rural and suburban areas.
Katie Haverkamp is the Worlds #1 Boat tram fan, occasional musician, 100% cat lady. She has been known to harbor unbridled enthusiasm for almost anything in these 49 square miles.
Meaghan Mitchell‘s life mantra is based on the African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As a native San Franciscan and journalist, Meaghan has successfully built residents’ trust from the city’s most marginalized communities by prioritizing news coverage in areas like the Bayview, Fillmore, SoMA, and Tenderloin Districts. Meaghan’s background is multifaceted and meets at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and community engagement. Meaghan is currently a reporter for the San Francisco Standard.
MC Allen is a two time Muni Diaries Live contestant, and one time champion. In 2018 he and his kids rode every Muni line end to end in a single summer. Mc is a lover of San Francisco, the city he has called home for 20 years. He believes in the power of Slow Streets, Great Walkways, Transit Only Lanes and No Parking Signs. Mc’s poetry has appeared in The San Franciscan Magazine and the Bay City Beacon. He’s been a guest of the Total SF, Roll Over Easy and 99% Invisible podcasts, and he has been quoted in the local newspaper. He lives in Dogpatch with his wife and kids. Oh, and he is a Muni Operator!
Wonder Dave is a comedian, writer and burlesque performer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in California. He has toured the country performing at comedy clubs, colleges, cabarets, comic book and science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, theaters, strip clubs, and bowling alleys. Wonder Dave is a commentator for acclaimed independent wrestling show Hoodslam at their monthly Sexy Good Time Wrestle Show. He has been a featured storyteller on the Risk podcast. He is a producer for the podcast Nerd Rage The Great Debates. Dave’s writing has been published in the UK Guardian, the SF Weekly and anthologies by Write Bloody , Lethe Press, and Sibling Rivalry Press.
Get tickets to Muni Diaries Live!
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Doors: 6 p.m.
Show: 7 p.m.
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco