For some, Pop Up Magazine is synonymous with the changing seasons. For its Fall 2018 installment, the multi-dimensional show—which brings to life a “live magazine” concept, featuring a night filled with “true stories about the fascinating world around us”—will entertain San Francisco, not for two, but three nights, taking over the Curran Theater.

As always, the stories will span the globe and touch upon small-town America, big-time politics, technology, generational gaps, and so much more. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.

A NIGHT OF TRUE STORIES, DOCUMENTARY FILMS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND RADIO FROM SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WRITERS, PERFORMERS, AND MUSICIANS. UNRECORDED, LIVE ON STAGE.

Contributors for this round include Rebecca Skloot, the author of the bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Stephanie Foo, a producer from the NPR podcast series This American Life; Ann Friedman, the co-host of the popular podcast Call Your Girlfriend; Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a poet, playwright, and chief of program and pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; and Jason Parham and Emily Dreyfuss, senior writers from locally-based Wired magazine.

The Curran, which reopened last year after a renovation and a beautification process, has been a recurring spot for Pop Up Magazine, and for those who haven’t seen the historic theater’s new look, three nights of compelling storytelling might just be the ticket.

 

All images by Erin Brethauer, from the last Pop-Up Magazine event in Oakland

Pop Up Magazine
Curran Theater, San Francisco
Friday, September 20th, Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, 7:30 pm
Tickets, starting at $45