This Week's Hottest Events: Garry Winogrand, Nicki Bluhm, and The Bay Lights
The Bay Lights
The grand lighting is finally here! On Tuesday, the 25,000 LED nodes will transform the Bay Bridge once and for all into the world's largest light sculpture. Inspired by the kinetic movement of the waves, wind, and traffic of the Bay Area, this illumination will dazzle the Bay like never before. Where will you be watching? Check out 7x7's tips here and here.
When: 9 p.m., Tues. 3/5
Joyce Carol Oates
Celebrated writer Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Falls and Blonde, sits down with former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass for a chat that is sure to be inspiring for prose and poetry lovers alike.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tues. 3/5
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Since the 1960s, artists have reproduced photographs with exact precision, and through technology, have intensified the vividness of this art form. This Thursday, sip on cocktails and feast your eyes on the Hyperrealism displays of urban landscapes from iconic and up-and-coming artists that are on display this month only.
When: Opening reception: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 3/7; Exhibit runs through Sat. 3/30
Where: Scott Richards Contemporary Art, 251 Post Street Suite 425
Juried Plastic Camera Show
Using cameras that are sometimes more tape than plastic, photo lovers from the Bay Area and around the world have submitted their imperfect photos for a spot at this exhibit. A collection of 90 shots will be on display for this year's sixth annual show.
When: Opening reception: 6 p.m., Wed. 3/6; Exhibit runs through Mon. 4/22
Where: RayKo Photo Center, 428 Third St.
Geographer at the Gap
Gap's flagship store at Market and Powell opens its doors to fashion and music lovers for a free live performance by local favorite Geographer. Spot festival looks selected by fashion blogger and local San Franciscan Erin Hagstrom. Space is limited, so sign up for the RSVP and get there early.
When: 6 p.m., Thurs. 3/7
Where: Gap, 890 Market St.
Fish That Change Sex
With fish that mate with themselves and can change sexes, in both directions, there is never a dull moment under the sea. The excitement is all part of Shih Chieh Huang's show at YBCA (which runs through Sun. 6/30). On Thursday, learn how to spot these remarkable creatures at this talk with California Academy of Sciences' Dr. John E. McCosker.
When: 6 p.m., Thurs. 3/7
Where: YBCA Large Conference Room, 701 Mission St.
It's March Madness at Mortified. Hear guys and gals expose their deepest secrets and most embarrassing firsts in front of a room of strangers. Their dirty little secrets will be unforgettable and will no doubt make you feel better about yours.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 3/7
Where: The DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St.
Named as SF's own It Girl in 7x7's Hot 30 last year, it is no surprise that Nicki Bluhm has sold out yet another concert. Look for your tickets on Craigslist now.
When: 9 p.m., Fri. 3/8
Where: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave.
SFMOMA is going out with a bang. Before the museum closes in June for the big renovation, catch the last exhibit in the SoMa building as it stands now—"Garry Winogrand," a career chronicle of the photographer known for his post-World War II documents of American life. The most comprehensive look at Winogrand's work to date, this retrospective includes some 300 photographs, a third of which have never before been printed.
When: Sat. 3/9 - Sun. 5/2
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
Following a string of show cancellations that left San Franciscans wanting last year, fashion-set darling Morrissey plans to grace the stage at The Regency—finally.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 3/9
Where: The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.
Russ & Daughters
Wise Sons Delicatessen may have satisfied our cravings for East Coast pastrami, but no true bagel-and-lox devotee will miss the chance to taste the real deal at the JCC this month when Mark Russ Federman, of the Lower East Side's famous Jewish deli Russ & Daughters, serves a New York-style fish brunch with enough smoked and cured goodies to make Bubbe proud. Now retired, Federman will be on hand to talk about his memoir, The House That Herring Built, which hits stores March 5.
When: 12 p.m, Sun. 3/10
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.