Pop-Up Magazine is unlike any other magazine. It won't arrive in your mailbox, and you can't buy it from a newsstand or read it online. Why? Because each issue is a live performance, created for the stage and presented to an audience in real time. Pop-Up showcases writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and radio producers — contributors to The New Yorker, This American Life, The New York Times Magazine, NPR's All Things Considered, and Wired — plus Oscar-winning filmmakers, best-selling authors, and acclaimed artists whose stories and ideas unfold like a magazine, without the paper.
Tonight, Pop-Up debuts a new between-issues format: Sidebar. With SFMOMA's exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now in mind, Pop-Up's first Sidebar tackles the culture, science, history, politics, and humor surrounding our favorite drink. This Now Playing program also nods to the Wine exhibition with a rare screening of Brian De Palma's first film Dionysus in 69 (1970), a split-screen record of Richard Schechner's landmark restaging of The Bacchae with the experimental Performance Group, and Meatpaper magazine leads a bacchanal-themed "Food & Thought" event in the Rooftop Garden.