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Radio Silence & Stag Dining present an evening w/ Tobias Wolff & live jazz

Radio Silence

Monday, July 1, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Radio Silence & Stag Dining present an evening w/...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Attendee Ended $100.00 $6.49
Sponsor [includes a full table for 8 and preferred seating] Ended $2,000.00 $69.95

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*STAG DINING GROUP will serve a multi-course dinner with wine pairings

*TOBIAS WOLFF will present a reading of unpublished fiction



For our final event of the season, Radio Silence is teaming up with the acclaimed Stag Dining Group to present an intimate evening with author Tobias Wolff and The San Francisco Repertory Jazz Quartet, which features Patrick Wolff, the author's son, on saxophone. This event will serve as a fundraiser for Radio Silence, as we prepare to publish issue 03. A portion of proceeds will benefit local arts education. The event capacity will be very limited.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and appetizers, followed by a multi-course dinner by Stag Dining Group, complete with complimentary wine pairings by Sutton Cellars and other vineyards. Dinner, wine, and entertainment are included with your ticket.

The entertainment for the evening will be truly special. Tobias Wolff will read the world premiere of a yet-to-be-published short story. And his son Patrick Wolff, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist [who performed for President Obama last month], will accompany Tobias with an original composition, then Patrick's band, The San Francisco Repertory Jazz Quartet, will play a full set.

It'll be a rare evening. We would love to spend it with you. Reserve your seats now, and help support Radio Silence.


Stag Dining Group is one of San Francisco's culinary forces. Featuring industry juggernaut Jordan Grosser, Alembic head chef Ted Fleury, and other formidable talents, Stag has garnered rave reviews and a dedicated following. Read more about them here.

Tobias Wolff's short stories, novels, and memoirs have won many awards -- among them the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His books include the memoir This Boy's Life, the novel Old School, and Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories. He is a professor of English at Stanford University and a contributor to the debut issue of Radio Silence. Read his piece for Radio Silence [in which Patrick Wolff appears] here.

The San Francisco Repertory Jazz Quartet is the real thing -- a classic jazz group steeped in the language of bebop and post bop, with an approach that is both loose and driving, and the kind of cohesive group sound that can only be found through constant live performance. Founded by saxophonist Patrick Wolff, the band equally features pianist Adam Shulman, bassist Eric Markowitz, and drummer Smith Dobson V. The mission of the group is to uncover and explore great compositions of the '50s and '60s that have been under-appreciated for one reason or another, and to present this music in a creative and exciting way to new audiences.


Formal attire is encouraged, but not required.

Dietary restrictions will be accommodated. If you're a vegetarian or have food allergies, please send your details to info@maintainradiosilence.com.



Cocktails & Snacks


caraway, clam, ash roasted egg, remoulade 


dashi, yuzu aioli, scallion, radish


walnut, mint, saba

Seated Dinner


cucumber, wood sorrel, buttermilk, sunchoke, trout roe

braised endive, celeriac, tapioca, maitake jus, lettuces

strawberry sorbet, white chocolate, pickled green strawberry, cardamom brittle

Wine pairings will be included.
Have questions about Radio Silence & Stag Dining present an evening w/ Tobias Wolff & live jazz? Contact Radio Silence

When & Where

Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Monday, July 1, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Radio Silence is literature and rock & roll. We publish a print magazine with new work by writers and musicians; put on live events; and we're a 501(c)3 nonprofit, raising money to buy books and musical instruments for kids.

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