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This Week's Hottest Events: Portlandia Tribute, Geographer and First Generation Documentary

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Arts

Lecture by Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic, Heath Ceramics

Find out about the natural, earthy beauty of the Bay Area’s own Heath Ceramics. Listen to leaders in mid-century ceramic design discuss the importance of design and responsible business in the company’s success. Bailey and Petravik continue to expand the legacy of Edith Heath who founded Heath Ceramics in 1948.

When: 7 p.m. Tues., 1/29

Where: Tinken Lecture Hall, CCA San Francisco Campus

Comedy

Portlandia Tribute

San Francisco may have a hipster rep, but no one can mess with the hipster reputation garnered by the city of Portland thanks to the hit comedy Portlandia. The creators and stars of Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Kriesel will chat and answer questions about the award-winning series in this SF Sketchfest event.

When: 8 p.m., Wed. 1/30

Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Music

Geographer

Headlining their own U.S. tour this month, local indie rock band Geographer will blow in to the Fillmore to slowly melt the hearts of seasoned San Francisco music lovers. Continuing touring after releasing a new album, Myth, in 2012, the band brings its synth heavy, moody sounds to the city by the Bay.

When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 1/31

Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Documentary

Dave Eggers and Scholarmatch present First Generation Documentary 

Take movie night up a notch and be the first of your friends to see the award-winning documentary First Generation. Dave Eggers, the local author and founder of Scholarmatch, is hosting a screening and panel discussion about the crucial issue of access to education among low-income and first-generation students. The documentary chronicles the struggles of four high school students trying to break the cycle of poverty and attend college.

When: 6:30 p.m., Thurs. 1/31

Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.

Conversation

When Harry Met Sal: Rob Reiner on Marriage Equality

Bets are you have seen one of Rob Reiner’s films, from This is Spinal Tap to Stand by Me to A Few Good Men. Rob Reiner is a visionary director who has worked with A-list celebrities and Hollywood power players. Aside from his legendary status as a directory, Reiner is also an involved political activist. Check out Reiner’s discussion about the future of marriage equality as well as his involvement in the worlds of both entertainment and political activism. Check out Craigslist for extra tickets to this popular event!

When: 11:15 a.m., Fri. 2/1

Where: The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.

Dance

Alonzo King and Hubbard Street World Premiere

Enjoy the dynamic collaboration of LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street under the stylistic creation of Alonzo King. The show offers the opportunity to watch the world premiere of King’s newest piece in collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. King is an award-winning director and choreographer who founded and currently directs LINES Ballet in San Francisco.

When: 8 p.m., Fri. 2/1, Sat. 2/2

Where: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Music

SF Symphony Chinese New Year Concert and Celebration

The Lunar New Year has arrived, bringing a start to the year of the Snake. The San Francisco Symphony is hosting a family-oriented event to celebrate. Complete with traditional Chinese dancers, instruments and calligraphers, the celebration is sure to bring joy and happiness to young and old.

When: 4 p.m., Sat. 2/2

Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.