Ain't no party like a Rumpus party because a Rumpus party has your literary and it has your sexy; at The Rumpus, these two are built into each other. Longtime columnist Antonia Crane celebrates the release of her memoir, Spent, which documents her teenage move to San Francisco's sex industry, ensuing drug abuse and suicide attempt and then recovery, and activism. Crane delivers her depths of experience with a strong voice and composure; her readings are powerful and moving. “I held their secrets while they held me,” she once wrote. “They wanted comfort and they wanted to get off and an hour later they wanted me to leave.” She's joined by an all-star cast that includes Michelle Tea, Lynn Breedlove, Jerry Lee, Anna Pulley, Bucky Sinister, Joshua Mohr, and Melissa Tan (there's also surprise entertainment, but that hardly seems necessary). The cost of admission will be donated to Homobiles, an LGBT rideshare service.
Sat., April 26, 7 p.m., 2014