This Week's Hottest Events: Dita Von Teese, Pride, and Deltron 3030
Come out for a futuristic event hosted by Codame where art, technology, fashion, and music will fuse together for a whirlwind night. Enjoy artist talks by tech and fashion innovators, and be exposed to musical genres you've never heard of, such as pre-post-apocalyptic tech-step by up-and-coming artist Humanimal.
When: 7 p.m., Wed., 6/26
Where: The Public Works SF, 161 Erie St.
America's Cup: Racing on the SF Bay
Journalist Julian Guthrie sits down in conversation with members of Oracle Team USA to discuss how they plan to stay champions in America's Cup race despite high stakes and the capricious waters of the San Francisco Bay.
When: 6 p.m., Wed., 6/26
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.
Dita Von Teese
Be titillated and teased by Dita Von Teese's Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!
Hailed as a standout star of modern burlesque, she's Old Hollywood glamour meets sensual elegance. The sure-to-be-packed show returns for its second year.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thurs., 6/27
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
Old Crow Medicine Show
Old Crow Medicine Show has garnered awards and loyal fans alike for their signature sound, a blend of alternative country and old-time bluegrass, complete with harmonica, fiddle, and banjo. Catch this rambling band during their brief stint in town.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs., 6/27
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.
Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change
Join Andrew Guzman, the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Change, and Richard Jackson, a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health, as they sit down to discuss the increasingly urgent topic of climate change. They'll present strategies on how to change our habits with our changing world.
When: 6:30 p.m., Thurs, 6/27
Where: Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
After Hurricane Sandy desecrated New Jersey's Seaside Heights boardwalk, artist Kota Ezawa was compelled to erect his own version of it out of wood and metal in YBCA's courtyard. His innovative architectural piece, simply entitled Boardwalk, serves as a kind of "visual disaster relief," as Ezawa puts it. It is both an interactive sculpture and a contemplation on an amusement park's past.
When: Fri., 6/28–November 2015
Where: YBCA's Third Street Courtyard, 701 Mission St.
Bold Italic Big Gay Birthday Party
Come celebrate our beloved city's 237th year at this wild birthday party just in time for Pride weekend (see 7x7's Pride roundup here), complete with drag performances, drinks, cupcakes, and disco music spun by DJs Steve Fabus and Sergio Fedasz, among others. Dress your craziest and finest in true SF fashion, and conclude the night in a photobooth provided by Snapfiesta.
When: 8 p.m., Fri., 6/28
Where: The Old Mint, 88 5th St.
This daring performance piece meditates on consumer society and our desperate desire for more, whether it be hotdogs or physical affection. The dark humor injected throughout this work helps tackle the big issues at hand, such as the question, what are we really hungry for?
When: 8 p.m., Fri., 6/28
Where: CounterPULSE, 1301 Mission St.
Singer-songwriter Eryah Badu will bring her earthy soul, funk, and jazz fusion to the Mountain Winery. She'll be singing tracks from her praised debut album Baduizm as well as her latest release, New Amerykah Part II in her signature sultry voice.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., 6/29
Where: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga
Score Swap SF
Score Swap helps you clean out your closet and score unlimited clothes after a $5 donation at the door. Bring anything from jewelry to that wool sweater you're never going to wear, and walk away with a whole new outfit. Not only that, but your donation will go straight to local charities.
When: 1 p.m., Sat., 6/29
Where: Motley Goods,1564 Market St.
Stern Grove hosts not one but three hip-hop legends. Del The Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala, and Dan the Automator perform together under the moniker Deltron 3030. They're backed by a full orchestra. Expect underground hip hop at its finest with fresh, experimental beats and poetic lyrics that will transport you to a heightened emotional state.
When: 2 p.m., Sun., 6/30
Where: Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd.