This Week's Hottest Events: International Orange, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and the Bridge School Benefit
Missoni Home Sale at ATYS
The international specialty shop, which features unique products designed by architects and designers from around the world, is having their annual Missoni Home sale just in time to redecorate for the fall season. With deals as good as 15% off home products, it's the right time to invest in a few more plush blankets and home decor.
When: Mon. 10/15–Wed. 10/31
Where: ATYS, 2149B Union St., and other selected Missoni Home retailers
Closing Weeks of International Orange Exhibit
The contemporary art exhibit at Fort Point, a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, will be ending this month. The exhibit features work by 16 up-and-coming artists who deem the bridge a historical icon. Come and celebrate the closing day with performances by Lady Sea and the Golden Ocean Orchstra, food carts, and themed prizes.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10/27 and Sun. 10/28
Where: Fort Point, Fort Mason
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Following the September 11 release of their album collaboration Love This Giant, David Byrne and St. Vincent are hitting the road for their worldwide tour. First, check out the brass-styled musical duo at the Orpheum. If you're looking for more, David Byrne will join Bernie Krause in a City Arts & Lectures conversation the following evening.
When: Mon. 10/15 and Tues. 10/16, respectively
Where: The Orpheum, 1192 Market St. and Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Print by Design
In honor of their second anniversary, Anthology Magazine will collaborate with design retailer Zinc Details for a panel discussion entitled "Print by Design: Celebrating the Power of Print Publishing." The event will feature leading Bay Area publishers such as Chronicle Books' Senior Editor Kate Woodrow and Radio Silence editor-in-chief Dan Stone in a discussion about their stance on print publishing in an online era.
When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Thurs. 10/18
Where: Zinc Details showroom, 905 Fillmore St.
Cow Palace Grand National Rodeo
Cowboys and cowgirls, get your hats and riding boots ready! The Cow Palace is once again hosting the annual Grand National Rodeo. From bull riding to steer wrestling, the western-themed extravaganza beer, meat, and bucking for all.
When: 7:30 p.m., Fri. 10/19 – Sat. 10/20 and Fri. 10/26 – Sat. 10/27
Where: Cow Palace, 600 Geneva Ave., Daly City
Alonzo King + Jim Campbell World Premiere
Founder of LINES Ballet, Alonzo King, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his world-renowned contemporary ballet company. The acclaimed company will collaborate with visual artist Jim Campbell (the guy behind the awesome Exploded Views light installation in the SFMOMA lobby) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
When: Fri. 10/19 – Sun. 10/28
Where: YBCA, 701 Mission St.
Fresh off the release of her first album in six years named Sugaring Season, singer-songwriter Beth Orton is coming back in full force. Known for her fusion of folk and electronic music, also known as "folktronica," the unique artist's newest songs are said to be her most meaningful, deep, and powerful.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 10/19
Where: The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.
Lower Haight Urban Air Market
In its 8th appearance in San Francisco, the Urban Air Market features 150 independent designers of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home decor for men and women of all ages. The designers are carefully chosen based on their creativity, quality, originality, and design sustainability. The free outdoor event is sure to have something to tickle everyone's fancy.
When: 11 a.m., Sat. 10/20
Where: Haight St. at Fillmore
Nick Waterhouse and Allah-Las
Inspired by the heyday of R&B from New Orleans, Detroit, and Memphis, artist Nick Waterhouse is collaborating with California surfers and electric folk musicians the Allah-Las. With both groups focusing on old school forms of their specific genres, get ready for a musical trip back in time.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 10/20
Where: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave.
Bridge School Benefit
The product of Neil Young and his wife, the 26th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert is making its way to Mountain View once again. Since 1986, the all-acoustic, nonprofit charity show has raised money and awareness for individuals with severe speech and physical disabilities. The lineup this year ranges from The Flaming Lips and Foster the People to Jack White and Ray LaMontagne.
When: 4 p.m., Sat. 10/20 and 2 p.m., Sun. 10/21
Where: Shoreline Amphitheater,1 Amphitheater Pkwy., Mountain View