This Week's Hottest Events: Anjelica Huston, Book of Mormon, and Cat Power
If, like me, you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you might best remember Anjelica Huston as the terrifying grand high witch in The Witches. But the Oscar-winning actress and director has enjoyed a long, successful career both before and after this silly movie, including life as a model in the '60s and '70s. In this City Arts & Lectures conversation, she'll talk about her role on Smash and her two-part memoir A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York (the other half of which comes out next fall).
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 11/25
Where: Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St.
Book of Mormon
After a sold-out run in 2012, the Tony Award-winning musical comes back to SF, and SHN has just announced a ticket lottery for the show. Entries will be accepted at the box office 2.5 hours before the show. Two hours before curtain call, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of front row orchestra seats going for only $29 each. Clear your calendar now.
When: Wed. 11/27–Mon. 1/19/2014
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.
Nightmares on Wax
Nightmares on Wax takes a hiatus from the Ibiza club scene to play a rare gig in SF. George Evelyn, the man behind the moniker, will throw down acid house beats from his latest underground record Feelin' Good.
When: 9 p.m., Fri. 11/29
Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St.
So You Think You Can Dance
Don't fret if you missed last week's show. Due to popular demand, So You Think You Can Dance is coming back to the Warfield this Thanksgiving weekend for a second show. This is your last chance to see season 10 finalists, including winners Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun, live.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 11/30
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.
Rebecca Minkoff, TOMS, and Sony Digital Storefronts
Avoid the lines this holiday season with Westfield Labs and eBay's digital storefronts on the 4th floor of the mall outside of Bloomingdale's. Touch and tap the giant wall-sized iPad for an interactive shopping experience. Once you select your items for purchase, the details will be sent to your cell where you'll enter your billing info. And you can either choose home delivery or pick-up at the Westfield's Sony Gallery. Cool, right?
When: Through Sun. 1/12/2014
Where: Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market St.
Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is still touring with Sun, last year's album self-produced album of Memphis soul and Delta blues. If you missed her last time around, make time for her solo show this weekend.
When: 8 p.m., Sun. 12/1
Where: The Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave.
"All Good Things"
This exhibit hinges on themes of impermanence and culminates in the six-hour marathon of time-based art 100 Performances for the Hole. SOMArts curator and gallery director Justin Hoover calls it "an experience through temporal objects that will happen only once and needs the viewer to exist." Guests will be given cassette recorders to document their impressions of the show while it's happening, and these live recordings will serve as the only official archived proof of the performance's existence once it's over.
When: "All Good Things" exhibit through Sat. 12/21; 100 Performances on 1/4/2014
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.