Upcoming Shows!

May is full of BARUCH! How much Baruch can you take in your life?

Here is all the shows I’m doing in May, come by if you can, much love to all of you. Hugs and more hugs. Super grateful to get to be a part of so many amazing things.

THE NEW SHIT SHOWTHE NEW SHIT SHOW: May 12, 7 Pm $5 – 10 at One Fam Community Events Center 1606 7th Street Oakland. I’m featuring at this amazing show that only lets you read new poetry you wrote that day! Come to the workshop and read your new poem with us. For More info GO HERE

bfestBERKELEY POETRY: FESTIVAL: May 11, 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 5th floor Student Lounge of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. I’m hosting the Berkeley Poetry Center, not organizing, just hosting, come check out this amazing event in Berkeley featuring the best of the best in Berkeley!Berkeley it up by clicking here.

13100672_1010715735633059_7882700332558586251_nWRITE CLUB SF PRESENTS SUPERFRIENEMIES! : May 17th, 8 PM, $5 to 15, at The Make Out Room 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. 3 rounds of 2 writers going head to head over a pair of opposing topics with 7 minutes each—7 MINUTES ONLY—to sway the crowd. I’m one of the writers! Come cheer and vote for me! For more info go, HERE!

literary death matchLITERARY DEATH MATCH: May 21, 7 PM to 9 PM, $10 to $20, at The Elbo Room 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco. One of the most exciting, critically acclaimed literary shows, all the way from LA, for one night only come witness writers battle it out for charity! I’m one of the writers and I’m SUPER excited to be in this show, come support, and have a drink, and cheer us on! MORE INFO HERE! 

alchemy slamALCHEMY SLAM: May 24th, 8 PM $5 to $10, at F8 1122 Folsom Street San Francisco. I’m featuring at The San Francisco Slam! Now known as The Alchemy Slam, come check out these dope poets and watch me go back to my slam roots, just for one night though, my poetry when I was 26, was not that good. Slam Slam.

bannerqom2016THE SAN FRANCISCO QUEER OPEN MIC: May 27th, 7 PM sign ups, 7:30 PM Show! FREE at Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco. Same queer time, same queer channel, or bookstore, I’m hosting the awesomest queer open mic in the city, with Blythe Baldwin! Featuring Dominique Gelin, as our comedy feature, and Danielle Evennou as our literary guest!! For more info go there Queer it up!

La PochaLA POCHA NOSTRA! SANFRANCISCO VS OAKLAND! May 28th 8 PM Fort Mason San Francisco, more info to come. An exciting night of poetry, performance art, and electricity! SF artists vs Oakland artists, in a friendly match in the literary performance arts. More info to come, but this will be a do not miss show!

Poetry reading at Tendril Wild -Mission SF

I’m Reading Poems at Tendril Wild art and poetry show in the Mission!


Hey guys, if you’re free today (i know this is super last minute ) but I’m going to be a part of a neat show in the Mission called Tendril Wild, at one of the very last ever Video Rental stores and Coffee Shops called Fayes.

Here is the Facebook info, click on it to get all the deets

4 PM, me and other poets and artist doing the thing, it is also a reception for a brand new zine.

hugs to all of you.


Man Haters!

I’m doing a Stand Up set at this awesome show, MAN HATERS Comedy Show!


It is a monthly comedy show featuring the funniest women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Hosted and produced by queer comics Ash Fisher and Irene Tu, every fourth Thursday at the historic White Horse in Oakland.

7 p.m. Doors/7:30 Show $10 at the door   April 28

Headliner: NATASHA MUSE!

Featured Comics: Irene Tu, J.A.D.E., Dom Gelin, Audrey Crescenti, Baruch Porras-Hernandez (THAT’S ME!!)

Host: Ash Fisher

Get yo Tickets! 





Comedy Returns to El Rio is a popular monthly comedy show (every 3rd Thursday of the month) co-produced by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy’s Lisa Geduldig and El Rio. The show, which has been taking place for the past 6-3/4 years at El Rio in San Francisco’s Mission District, features an eclectic, multicultural mix of intelligent, progressive, straight, and LGBT comedians from the Bay Area and beyond.

I’m one of the performers. Yay! Come if you can.

This month features: Sherry Glaser (Off-Broadway’s longest running one-woman show, Family Secrets), Abhay Nadkarni (originally from South India),  Judi Leff (Director of Arts and Cultural Programs at Congregation Emanu-El), Eve Meyer (Executive Director of SF Suicide Prevention), and Lisa Geduldig (Your hostess).

Can’t wait! RSVP ON DA FACEBOOK! baruch at el rio



I’m doing a stand up set at BRAINWASH CAFE!

One of the funnest places to go see comedy in San Francisco! Join me and other very very funny, much funnier than me, comics do some funny stuffs. 7pm at Brainwash cafe, here is the address 1122 Folsom Street in DA CITY!

Other comics include

Josef Anolin
Ben Kolina
Yvette Fernandez
Michael Montgomery
Dominque Gelin


GO HERE TO GET MORE INFO, jk It’s just FB, woooo! 

Poetry Reading at Santa Clara University


If you live in the Santa Clara area, I’m going to be a part of a reading titled Zeitgeist Bay Area happening at Santa Clara University’s Wiegand Room, Vari Hall. I’m sharing the line up with some of the top Bay Area writers and performers including two of my favorites Celeste Chan! And Arisa White!

Santa Clara University’s Office of Multicultural Learning and Miah Jeffra’s Writing About Literature and Culture course present Zeitgeist Bay Area: A Reading. Five writers will read from their recent work, and discuss aesthetic, craft, content and process as artists living in the Bay Area. This event is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 7th, 7pm.

The reader include

Arisa White

Celeste Chan

Junse Kim

Shodha Rao


RSVP on the FB