Pop-Up Magazine, the hugely successful live show, is returning with its spring issue at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on Thursday, May 10th. Always measuring the nation’s pulse, the upcoming show will deliver Pop-Up Magazine’s potent cocktail of politically aware glances, humorist human interest vignettes, and artful performances.

The night will a variety of speakers and performances related to current events and pressing issues, including a photographer’s look at the condolence gifts sent in the aftermath of mass shootings; a food correspondent’s poignant analysis of Donald Trump’s favorite salad; a filmmaker’s discovery of the young children boxing in Thailand, and a true crime story which is very much on trend with the latest podcasts.

Pop Up Magazine at the Curran San Francisco on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Photographs by Erin Brethauer

Among the performers and storytellers, the audience can expect journalists like John Jeremiah Sullivan, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and Helen Rosner, food correspondent for the New Yorker, artist and author Leanne Shapton, actress Joy Bryant of Parenthood fame, Grammy-award winning musician Fantastic Negrito, and Lauren Greenfield, the filmmaker behind the deliciously wacky documentary Queen of Versailles, and the multimedia project Generation Wealth, which includes a book, an exhibition, and an upcoming documentary.

Prepare to laugh, think, and tweet up a storm.

Pop-Up Magazine
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm
Tickets, Starting at $38