Tonight’s our last show of the week, and definitely the last show for curator Hiya Swanhuyser. Check out two views of the Conspiracy of Beards, who along with Stephanie Ann and friends bellydancers and poet Jonah Raskin, will make tonight the all-singing, all-dancing, all-versifying grand finale of this version of this thing. Hopefully someone’ll continue the series, because we’re all still angry, underhoused, underemployed, and broke. If not, we’re here to remind artists of all kinds that your contribution to Occupy everywhere is absolutely, desperately vital, to you and to everyone else. Go out and exercise your First Amendment rights in any way you choose — nothing will save us like your creativity.


Brontez Purnell and Michelle Tea reading at OSFAPS!!!!


This Week’s Schedule! Oct. 25-28, 2011

All performances at Justin Herman Plaza unless otherwise noted; unconfirmed performers marked with an asterisk.

Tue 25

5 p.m. Writer Paul Corman-Roberts and comic Nato Green

Wed 26

noon (at 101 Market) bellydancer Rasa Vitalia

5 p.m. musician Nate Dalton of the Dying Californian and friends

Thu 27

5 p.m. troubador Jim Byron

Fri 28

5 p.m.
Leonard Cohen a capella choir the Conspiracy of Beards, Poet Jonah Raskin, bellydancer Stephanie Fields and friends.

Please note: This is not a drum circle, and this is not an open mic. Performers interested in expanding rather than emphasizing the expected protest aesthetic are encouraged to write to us at occupysfseries at gmail. And if you thought you were supposed to be on this schedule but aren’t, please do the same — the Occupy SF Art & Performance Series consists entirely of one recently unemployed culture writer and a teenager from State — we aren’t snubbing you, we’re drowning. Help us out and write again.


Brontez Purnell will be reading alongside Michelle Tea tomorrow!

Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, and zinester.

Not familiar with Purnell’s work? Check out the music video for the Younger Lovers, one of Purnell’s creative projects.


Michelle Tea and Friends So Awesome Thursday at 5 p.m.!

We met with the Occupy SF organizers last night, and we have lots of cool stuff in the works! The first of which is the amazing queer literary icon Michelle Tea bringing some of her talented friends Cassie J Snyder, Annie Danger, and Terry VanWeen for a reading tomorrow at 5, at the new Justin Herman Plaza camp. Come down and support art, Occupy, and your own First Amendment rights.


SF Weekly Managing Editor Alan Scherstuhl is a great appreciator of the absurd. As you would expect, the Occupy SF Art & Performance Series is made of absurd, so …


Call to Artists

We’re scheduling shows for this week and next week, and we’re going to get amplified. Artists of all stripes are invited to put their boots on the sidewalk and Occupy San Francisco. It’s your right to be out there, and we want to help. Write to occupysfseries at gmail.


Classical Revolution’s Charith Premawardhana and Matthew Szemela performing rock violin for Occupy SF Art and Performance Series.


Lil Miss Hot Mess, “The People’s Drag Queen,” performs a Gossip song at OccupySF Art and Performance Series on Friday, October 14, 2011.