Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine—a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people.
Past contributors include bestselling authors (Michael Pollan, Alice Walker, Susan Orlean), award-winning documentary filmmakers (Ava DuVernay, Alex Gibney, Barry Jenkins), prominent radio and podcast producers (Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Kelly McEvers), renowned photographers (Larry Sultan, Alec Soth, Katy Grannan), musicians and actors (Beck, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata), as well as a wide, eclectic group of emerging media makers. To see who is contributing to this issue, check out our website
After the show, performers, producers, and the audience stick around for drinks and conversation.
We don't post any video or audio online. You have to be there to see it.
“A sensation” - New York Times
| “Beautiful” - Los Angeles Times
| “Highbrow/Brilliant” - New York Magazine
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If you have fragrance sensitivities, please be advised this show includes a brief, optional interactive moment involving scent.