Poetic Tuesdays – curated by Baruch Porras-Hernandez – bring lyrical joy to Yerba Buena Gardens with performances from the Bay Area’s most talented poets and musicians.
In partnership with Litquake, a fabulously curated line-up of poets and musicians grace Yerba Buena Gardens to share poems and songs that delight, provoke, stir and inspire. Held monthly from May-October, Poetic Tuesdays make for a lovely lunch. Downtown office workers, neighborhood groups, students and even out-of-towners needing downtime from the city’s hustle and bustle come down to the Gardens. Poetic Tuesdays are the perfect midday breather over line breaks.
About the curator…
Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performer and standup comedian. Named one of the 13 Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine, Baruch has published with Sibling Rivalry Press, The Tusk, Foglifter and many more. He was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014 and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016. Baruch is a recipient of grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, REGEN Artist Fund, and the Creative Work Fund. He is the founder and head organizer for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? Originally from Toluca, Mexico, he now lives in San Francisco.
Words matter. Litquake is an organization that sparks critical conversations, and inspires writers and readers to celebrate the written word with diverse literary programming, interactive workshops, and a ten-day festival. Learn more about Litquake at https://www.litquake.org/
What people are saying about Poetic Tuesdays…
- Art is SO powerful. Grateful that my trip could begin with this little bit of magic!
- Everyone is amazing, such a wonderful event!
- Thank you for organizing! Free experiences that promote the arts improve community, diversity and inclusion in San Francisco.
Check out all of the incredible artists performing at upcoming Poetic Tuesdays listed below.
Mark your calendars and make your Tuesdays FREE, OUTDOORS, and FRESH!
What to expect at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival…
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival occurs each year from May through October in downtown San Francisco. As always, these excellent performances are FREE, outdoors, and ADA-accessible to be enjoyed by all. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features open-air lawn seating. Please be dressed for San Francisco weather – chair seating is limited, but picnics and low-lawn chairs are welcome. For Park Rules and Regulations, please refer to Yerba Buena Gardens Management’s website.
Poetic Tuesdays readings begin promptly at 12:30pm (unless noted otherwise), so plan ahead and arrive early! Performances are approximately 60 minutes long, at Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, San Francisco. Yerba Buena Gardens is conveniently located near Montgomery & Powell BART stations, and several MUNI lines. See detailed information on the Visitor Map.
Looking for a yummy place to eat or a museum to explore? Find out more on the Visitor Information page.