This Week's Hottest Events: Femi Kuti, Holy Motors, and Headlands Open House
A Celebration of Harold Pinter
My exposure to the late, great playwright Harold Pinter is limited, but after seeing SHN's bold presentation of The Caretaker last year, I vowed to make the man more a part of my regular cultural explorations. Tonight, City Arts & Lectures honors Pinter's lifetime of achievements in a performance by Julian Sands, directed by none other than John Malkovich. If you consider yourself of the cultured variety, add this one to your calendar tonight.
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 1/14
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
The Great American Pop-Up
It's the new year—perfect excuse to carry on the eating, drinking, shopping, and being merry. GAMH is hosting a night of food by Rice Cracker Sushi and Donna's Tamales, wares by Yes & Yes Designs, and tunes by DJs Children of the Funk.
When: 6 p.m., Mon. 1/14
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St.
Sex and the City
Sex and the City fans, brace yourselves. Heklina and her drag divas will perform two episodes live and onstage, starring Lady Bear as Miranda Hobbes, Trixie Carr as Charlotte York, D'Arcy Drollinger as Samantha Jones, and Heklina as Carrie Bradshaw. Fill your flask with cosmopolitans, and get yourself to the show.
When: 7 and 9 p.m., starting Wed. 1/16
Where: Rebel, 1760 Market St.
Hailed by Vogue's John Powers as the most astonishing film at Cannes, this film takes you to the streets of Paris, through the eyes of Monsieur Oscar, who transforms into different characters for a series of mysterious appointments. A unique blend of monster flick, film noir, crime thriller, and anime, the film features high-stakes stars like Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes.
When: 8:30 p.m., Mon. 1/14–Thurs. 1/17
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.
The Statues Walked: What Really Happened on Easter Island
The tale of Easter Island's collapse is one of resource depletion, and as cautionary a story as it is (it smacks of what we're doing to our entire planet), isn't actually true. Come learn the truth from archaeologists and authors Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo. What really happened on Rapa Nui is far more interesting.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 1/17
Where: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Pier 2, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.
The oldest son of Afrobeat king Fela Kuti is making a stop at The Fillmore for a booty-shaking night of live music.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 1/19
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
2013's artists in residence are bound the by theme of translocura: art at the brink of madness. Cross the bridge to check out what promises to be an interesting and unusual cadre of creators.
When: 12 - 5 p.m., Sun. 1/20
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito