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Thursday, June 25, 7 - 8:30 PM

KALW's Sights & Sounds celebrates Pride with an all-star comedy lineup hosted by Jeneé Darden and produced by Porfirio Rangel! This show is for adults only.

Rea Kapur

Rea Kapur is a Bay Area based comedian, almost professional filmmaker, and devout lesbian. She’s performed at shows like Mental Health Comedy Hour, Crazy Funny Asians, and Comedy Oakland, as well as being one of the winners at the San Jose Improv open mic. Rea’s brutal honesty and quick wit make her a dazzling, dynamic, and sometimes depressingly relatable comedian. Follow her on Instagram @reakapur

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams is a stand-up comedian posing as a structural engineer during business hours. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival and has performed at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, all over New York, Denver, and several other locations with a stage and a microphone. He's funny as hell.

Frida Sierra

For over a decade, Frida Sierra has traveled through the United States, eating from vending machines and telling jokes to strangers. Coming out of the Bay Area, sweating profusely and speaking loudly, with electric fast-paced storytelling, Frida’s credits include the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Savage Henry Comedy Festival, the Great American Music Hall, working with people such as Eric Wareheim from Tim & Eric, Tom Rhodes, Dean Delray and a bunch of famous comics that wouldn’t remember her. Frida has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle as well as Fox KTVU News and KQED.

Cindy Emch (solo)

Cindy Emch, sometimes known as the 'First Lady of Queer Country' is known for her distinct voice and ability to blend Americana, California Country, Hellbilly, Goth, and Honky Tonk, spinning radically distinctive tales from her singular perspective in her band Secret Emchy Society. She's also been called "gothic queer country royalty" by Pandora, and called out numerous times as a "Must See" act at SXSW and AmericanaFest, and has been featured at the National Queer Arts Festival, Fresh Meat: Festival of Transgender & Queer Performance, the SF International Arts Festival, and the SF International Lesbian & Gay Festival. Her band Secret Emchy Society has been named by TheBoot.com as one of the Ten Queer Country Bands for Real Country Music Fans to Listen To, a triple nominee for Best Live Band by the Bay Area Reporter, and landed in End of Year 'Best Of' lists from No Depression, Concert Hopper, and the Atlanta Auditory Association.

Porfirio Rangel

Porfirio Rangel produces Sights & Sounds. He's a graduate of San Francisco State University and KALW's Audio Academy. He's a cosplay star - just check his socials.

Jeneé Darden

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and mental health advocate. She grew up in a diverse, working-class neighborhood in Oakland, Calif. and learned so much about life, people and culture from her community. The greatest gift she ever received was a journal her mother gave her at seven years old. She hasn't stopped writing since.

This event is free thanks to member support. Please become a KALW membertoday and receive your first drink on us at all 220 Montgomery events.

See you there!

📍 220 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 2 blocks from BART/MUNI
🚪 Doors open at 5:30
🗣️ Show begins at 6:30
🍕 Free snacks
🍷 Refreshments for donation (and KALW members get their first one on the house)
🆓 The event is free with an RSVP — and you are welcome to donate what you want

This event is free thanks to member support. Please become a KALW membertoday and receive your first drink on us at all 220 Montgomery events.

Please note:

— The event space is just to the left of the main entrance to the Mills Building at 220 Montgomery Street
— We recommend taking BART/MUNI, exiting at Montgomery, and walking two blocks north
— Ride-shares can drop off and pick up directly in front of the venue
— If you drive, there are several garages within two blocks of the event location
Tuesday, June 11, 6 - 7:30 PM

Celebrate KALW's new downtown art exhibit featuring the works of Brenden Darby, Matt Elson, David Normal, and Jesse Pemberton at this artist talk moderated by KALW Executive Producer Ben Trefny.

This event is free thanks to member support. Please become a KALW membertoday and receive your first drink on us at all 220 Montgomery events.

See you there!

📍 220 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 2 blocks from BART/MUNI
🚪 Doors open at 5
🗣️ Discussion begins at 6
🍕 Free snacks
🍷 Refreshments for donation
🆓 The event is free with an RSVP

Please note:

— The event space is just to the left of the main entrance to the Mills Building at 220 Montgomery Street
— We recommend taking BART/MUNI, exiting at Montgomery, and walking two blocks north
— Ride-shares can drop off and pick up directly in front of the venue
— If you drive, there are several garages within two blocks of the event location
Sunday, May 19, 3 - 6 pm

🎉 Join us for an afternoon of celebration and inspiration at the Uncuffed Season 3 Wrap Party! 🎉

Come meet fellow supporters, staff, and alumni as we gather to honor the incredible voices and stories featured in our latest season.

Click the event below to get free tickets and reserve your spot:

6/11 - Tuesday @ 6 pm - Artist Talk: Brenden Darby, Matt Elson, David Normal, and Jesse Pemberton

6/25 - Tuesday @ 6 pm - Sights & Sounds Live w/Jeneé Darden: Pride Comedy

6/27 - Thursday @ 6 pm - YR Media x KALW: Music Industry Trends for Emerging Creatives

6/28 - Thursday @ 5:30 pm - Open Mic Live w/Gatore Mukarhinda

7/12 - Friday @ 7:30 pm - Society of Professional Journalists San Quentin Chapter Showcase and Fundraiser

7/13 - Saturday @ 8 pm - Secret Sesh

7/16 - Tuesday @ 6 pm - Book Talk: Saving America with Music in the New Deal w/Author Sheryl Kaskowitz

7/17 - Wednesday @ 6 pm - Humptiest Hump Day Karaoke

7/23 - Tuesday @ 6 pm - Poetry Readings w/Wren Farrell


220 Montgomery is KALW's pop-up community events space in downtown San Francisco. It's part of the city's Vacant to Vibrant, bringing dynamic activators into previously empty storefronts to enliven the financial district. Since October, 2023, we've held town hall conversations, hosted live bands, run trivia nights, screened films, sung Karaoke, provided meals, and run this meaningful gathering space for people looking for information and entertainment. Come to 220 Montgomery to see and hear what the San Francisco Bay Area is all about.

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