I forgot to mention that I heard about an interesting poetry reading that happens every Tuesday evening.
Om Shan Tea, an urban tea oasis
233 14th St, San Francisco, CA
between Mission & South Van Ness
3 blocks from 16th/Mission BART
If you are interested in going Contact Chaya (she's a member of SFWC): http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Writers-Community/members/9897524/