This Week's Hottest Events: Fleet Foxes, Fashion's Night Out, and Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Dinner
SPUR Reclaim Market Street exhibit
We've heard a lot about cleaning up Market Street for the better. Hence, SPUR's (The Studio for Urban Projects) latest exhibition and series of events. If you're committed to reclaiming this historic space, check out the exhibit and take part in the organization's corresponding "interventions" that discuss how the local community can better take advantage of sidewalks, plazas, and streets.
When: Tues. 9/6 – January 6, 2012
Where: SPUR, 654 Mission St.
Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Dinner
Everyone is talking about it. graffEats and Noise Pop are at it again with their Covers dinners. This week, it's a culinary tribute to French pop icon Serge Gainsbourg. Noise Pop pairs a thematic cover song with each of chef Blair Warsham's six signature dishes. Thursday's dinner is already sold-out. If you're lucky, you can still snag a ticket for Wednesday. Beg, plead, and sing your way in.
When: Wed. 9/7 and Thurs. 9/8
Where: A secret SoMa destination that will be disclosed to ticket holders only
Fashion's Night Out
Instead of mourning the fact that you're not at NY Fashion Week, suit up in your finest and go out on the town for SF's Fashion's Night Out. Retailers across the city are in on the action (read: sales, fall collection previews, giveaways, etc.). Check out our top picks here.
When: Thurs. 9/8
Where: Various venues
Project Bandaloop's Aerial Dance
Get a taste of Project Bandaloop's aerial dance at two sneak previews in Mint Plaza. The company celebrates its 20th anniversary season of innovative urban dance with its world premiere of Bound(less). If this weeks' preview has you hooked, check out the free performance at The Great Wall in uptown Oakland from 9/15-17.
When: 12:30 p.m., Thurs. 9/8 and 5 p.m., Fri. 9/9
Where: Mint Plaza, Fifth St. between Mission and Market
FACT/SF and Lenora Lee Dance
CounterPULSE's Summer Artists-in-Residence program features new works by FACT/SF and Lenora Lee Dance. Both explore themes of identity—dissecting the concept and spitting it back out in live multidisciplinary performances.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 9/8 - Sun. 9/11
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St.
These Seattle folksters released their second album, Helplessness Blues, earlier this summer to critical acclaim. For a truly cathartic experience, catch them again at Henry Miller Library in Big Sur on Sunday, 9/11.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 9/10
Where: The Greek Theatre, Hearst St. and Gayley Ave., Berkeley
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Catch the Kubrick classic in Washington Square Park. It's the perfect way to ring in Labor Day weekend.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 9/10
Where: Washington Square Park