Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Evan Karp, founder and director of the reading series Quiet Lightning, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fun arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.
- Kendra McKinley at the Octopus Literary Salon on 10/7.
- Literary Arts Showcase at APAture 2016 at Arc Gallery & Studios on 10/7.
- GONZO: 50 Years of Hunter S. Thompson at Litquake at the Swedish American Music Hall on 10/8.
Kendra McKinley is a singer and songwriter whose songs span the spectrum of pop music. She'll be playing a solo set at the Octopus Literary Salon. Mayya Feygina will perform as well.
EVAN KARP: It's really lovely. She does vocals, and she loops them, and does these sort of complex vocal arrangements, but they feel very whimsical.
APAture 2016 will feature voices of Asian Pacific American artists across a variety of mediums. On Friday, Jade Cho will be the featured author during the Literary Showcase.
EVAN KARP: It's all Asian and Pacific Islander artists who live in the Bay Area. And so it's really pretty amazing to see this community coming together.
It’s been 50 years since Thompson published his first book Hell’s Angels, and writers including Gary Kamiya and Juan F. Thompson (Hunter's son) will perform readings. It will also screen the film "Gonzo @ The Derby", and Susie Bright will share voicemails she received from Thompson.
EVAN KARP: I think it's going to be a high-energy kind of raucous event.