This Week's Hottest Events: Glide's Cecil Williams, China's Terracotta Warriors, and Dance & Diaspora
Chris Anderson on The Makers Revolution
Former Wired editor Chris Anderson speaks in The Long Now Foundation monthly seminar about long-term thinking. Learn how Anderson revolutionized his world by running a 3D Robotics company that builds do-it-yourself drones.
When: 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tues., 2/19
Where: Lam Research Theater at YBCA, 701 Howard St.
Glide's Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
Rev. Williams and Janice Mirikitani have made Glide Memorial the spiritual center of SF for nearly 50 years, offering vibrant religious services and almost one million free meals to our city's homeless every year. In this conversation, Williams will discuss the life lessons he's learned as told in his new book Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide.
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 2/20
Where: The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.
Lit + Music
Way Behind the Music III
Litquake and Noise Pop present another priceless round of Way Behind the Music with readings from unbelievable music memoirs reenacted onstage. Expect musicians and writers reading bits of music autobiographies from the likes of Flavor Flav, Snoop Dogg, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus, Steven Tyler, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, and many more.
When: 7 p.m., Thurs. 2/21
Where: 1772 Market, 1772 Market St.
"China's Terracotta Warriors"
Buried for over 2,000 years, the Terracotta Warriors that guarded the tomb of China's first emperor are coming to the Bay Area. Ten of the estimated 7,000 life-sized statues will be the center piece of the emperor's exhibit.
When: Fri. 2/22–Mon. 5/27
Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St.
Dance & Diaspora
Cultures collide at this electrifying showcase of belly and Afro-Brazilian dancers. Established ODC teachers and choreographer Jill Parker and Tânia Santiago illuminate the diversity of traditional dance in SF.
When: Fri. 2/22–Sat. 2/23
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 Seventeenth St.
Chinese New Year Parade
Ring in the Year of the Snake with the largest Chinese celebration outside of China. Ornate floats, folk dancers, acrobats, lion dancers, and costumed children are just a few of the sights to expect. If you can't slither your way in through the crowds, you can catch the parade on TV.
When: 5:15 p.m., Sat. 2/23
Where: Market and Second St. to Kearny and Jackson St.
This East Coast duo puts out a beat so unique it must be heard to be understood. Blues Control attracts audiences internationally via their electronic manipulation, which is seamlessly woven between keyboard and guitar. They're playing for one night only down in the Mission.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 2/23
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia St.