The Bay Area’s top performers, comedians & renegade storytellers battle it out on stage for one night each month in Oakland, featuring storytelling heavy-weights from NPR’s Snap Judgment, the Moth, Bawdy Stortelling and top stages across the country! Winner takes home $200 cash prize, second place $70, third place $50 and all other contestants get $20! Audience picks the winner!


:::Guest Host:::
Wonder Dave!

Jade Way! (Musican)

:::This Month’s Contestants:::
Baruch Porras-Hernandez (KQED & Dr. Zebrovski)
Casey Gardner (2015 Poetry Slam Champion)
Dylan Gray (TMI Storytelling)
Eric Darby (Poet and Combustion Engineer)
Mic Ting (2015 Poetry Slam Champion)
Mosa Maxwell-Smith (Bawdy Storytelling)

Doors at 7pm // Show at 7:30pm


AWAKEN CAFE 1429 Broadway in Oakland, CA


5+5 Gay Poets Dead and Alive


Gay Ancestors Project presents: 5 + 5 GAY POETS DEAD AND ALIVE Part ONE

A Two Part Series, Five local poets will read their own work and the work of five gay icons. Join us to celebrate our gay poet ancestors in two readings, one at The San Francisco Public Library, and another at Alley Cat Books.

Organized and curated by Bob Guter
Hosted by Baruch Porras Hernandez (YOURS TRULY)

When: Nov 12
Where: SF Public Library Main Branch 3rd Floor at the Hormel Gay And Lesbian Center
100 Larking St. SF CA
Time: 6pm sharp.

Our poets that night will be
Bruce Snider
Wonder Dave
Roberto F. Santiago
Joshua Merchant
and Joe Wadlington


When: Nov 13
Where: Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St. SF CA
Time: 7pm sharp.

Our poets that night will be
Bruce Snider
Ari Banias
Roberto F. Santiago
Joshua Merchant
and Joe Wadlington

Hope to see you all there.

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See Baruch next at the CABIN 5 VARIETY SHOW!

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Hey guys, the folks that run this show Jesse Fernandez, Mary Van Note and DJ Real are very swell, and are always very nice to me. They’re funny as hell too. And sexy. Like I think one of the only reasons I go is because I have a golden nugget of hope that one day Jesse and DJ Real are going to make out for the audience. You know, as a gift to San Francisco for staying cool. A boy can dream.

I’m only one of their guests, but why put other people on my blog, it’s my blog, it’s all about moi! JK, Irene Tu is going to be there, and she is hilarious!! Wonder Dave is the sexiest beast in the bay and Jeremy Wheat! He is great!

Cheeck it out!



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Thursday, September 3, 2015/Jueves, 3 de Septiembre 2015
Doors at 9:30, 10 PM show/Doors abierta a las 9:30, el show empieza a las 10pm
Tickets available at/Compren los Boletos aqui
Only $15/Solamente $15

Calling all tender bears, princess cubs, two-spirit seers and spanglish sluts!

Papsitos, Ositos, Osos Amorosos, Maricones, Cachorros, Ninos y Ninas, Putas y Putos, y gente Magica, y claro, gente que habla Español, venganse para aca!

Join hosts Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Kevin Seaman for a bilingual evening of tender-hearted and hirsute drag performance, music, and poetry featuring touring Chilean musician (me llamo) Sebastián -oficial-!

Super gay Osos Baruch Porras-Hernández y Kevin Seaman presentan una noche bilingüe de corazón tiernura y mucha magia gay! Vamos a tener DRAG, MUSICA, POESIA, y una super especial appariencia del maximo musica Chileno, (ME LLAMO) SEBASTIAN!!

Derek Schmidt – singer/songwriter/composer
Tamale Ringwald (Danyol Leon)
Sue Veneer
Kay Nilsson
2015 SF Drag King Mason Dixon Jars (Julia Leeman)
Film by/Película de Aron Kantor
Tunes from/Y melodías de DJ Cholula Caliente (James Rouse Iñiguez)

More information about (me llamo Sebastian) at:
Más información sobre (me llamo Sebastián) a:


I Saw The Sign

I do actually believe in signs. 11888081_10152947960331086_2946104523855106699_n

In 2013 I left MagicTheatre, a Nonprofit arts full time with benefits job in sf during our still on going job and housing crisis. Everyone was shocked but I had to give being a full time artist a try. I did. It was a lot harder than I thought and even though I was getting all the great gigs and getting paid and grants and had little side jobs at bookstores, little theatres, scavenger hunts, it was never enough to survive in this expensive city. So I decided to give up and get a full time job again, I thought, I’ll again put art on the side and get a full time job. But no one would hire me. No one. So I kept trying to be a full time artists and kept trying to get a full time job. And every month, I was barely paying my rent. After eons of applying I was about to lose everything so I got this job as a janitor to make ends meet. On my first day, I saw this sign, right next to the building where my new janitor job was, it seemed like a symbol of fitting doom. But this job helped me survive. It gave me the flexibility to keep being an artist. I was never ashamed even when my own friends looked down on me. “Didn’t you go to college?” “Janitor? Are you joking? Ew.” I’ve never been afraid of hard work. Didn’t give up. After nine months of working as a janitor, and seeing that Dead End sign, every day, I kept applying and applied for a nicer job that I did not think I was going to get, and GOT IT!.

Yesterday Friday August 28 2015 was my last day at janitor job. I hugged and thanked my soon to be former boss (cause he is lovely) and said see you around. Left the place, looked at this sign. Took a picture. Blew it a kiss and walked away.

It is never a dead end you guys. I start my new job next week.

Oh and I’m still an artist, I want to see all of you at my next show TENDER BEARS/OSOS AMOROSOS at Oasis SF Thursday the 3rd! at 10pm!! A fun night of DRAG, MUSIC, COMEDY, AND MORE!!! Buy your tickets Here


Hey guys, if you are in the city and have never seen me perform, CHECK THIS OUT!new TW

The show is called TUESDAY’S CHILD ON WEDNESDAY and it is run by my good friend Morgan and her cohost Aziz! at Midnight Cafe! 634 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, California 94110. The show will be Wednesday the 19th! Hope to see you guys there, for more info CLICK HERE!