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Friday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Disasterama! with Alvin Orloff

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As a shy kid from the suburbs of San Francisco, Alvin Orloff stumbled into the wild, eclectic crowd of Crazy Club Kids, Punk Rock Nutters, Fashion Victims, Disco Dollies, and Dizzy Twinks of post-Stonewall queer culture, only to watch so many succumb to the wrath of AIDS. Orloff presents his new memoir Disasterama! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977–1997, a deliriously true tale of people who loved life, loved fun, and who made up the insane jigsaw of the community. In conversation with Alia Volz, and featuring the Disasterama! Dancers. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Alia Volz

Alia Volz is the author of HOME BAKED: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in spring 2020. You'll find her work in The Best American Essays 2017, The New York Times, Tin House, and elsewhere. She’s a homegrown San Franciscan... Read More →
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Alvin Orloff

Alvin Orloff began writing in 1977 as a teenager, penning lyrics for early San Francisco punk band The Blowdryers. He spent the 1980s working as a telemarketer and exotic dancer while concurrently attending U.C. Berkeley and performing with The Popstitutes, a somewhat absurd performance... Read More →



Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dog Eared Castro 489 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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