This Week's Hottest Events: Florence and the Machine, Janelle Monae, Death Cab for Cutie, and Picasso
FURY Factory Theater Fest
For all you theater buffs—three weeks of innovative performance (including Campo Santo and Killing My Lobster), panel discussions, and artistic training brought to you by SF-based FoolsFURY Theater.
When: Tues. 6/7 – Sun. 6/26
Where: Various venues, foolsfury.org
Jennifer Egan with Vendela Vida
City Arts & Lectures is hosting a Q&A between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan and local literary sensation Vendela Vida (who just happens to be the gorgeous wife of Dave Eggers, in case you didn't know).
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 6/7
Where: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., cityarts.net
Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars
Pop sensation meets Karl Lagerfeld muse.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wed. 6/8
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., apeconcerts.com
Death Cab for Cutie
These indie rockers may not be new, but everyone is still obsessed. Their latest, Codes and Keys, just dropped last week, so get yourself a copy to preview before the show.
When: 9 p.m., Thurs. 6/9
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., livenation.com
Joe Goode's The Rambler
Described as "Clint Eastwood meets Siddartha," this performance is about the restless American spirit and speaks to the wanderer in us all.
When: Fri. 6/10 – Sat. 6/18
Where: YBCA Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St., ybca.org
B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
This rumble in the park is a double header. SF Shevil Dead come head to head with the Oakland Outlaws, Berkeley Resistance, and Richmond Wrecking Belles at this roller derby bout.
When: 6 & 8 p.m.; Sat. 6/11
Where: Kezar Pavillion, Golden Gate Park, bayareaderbygirls.com
Dust off your art history notes and brush up on the father of Cubism. The de Young is hosting a Picasso exhibition with more than 100 masterpieces from Paris' Musée National Picasso, including pieces from his darker Blue Period.
When: Sat. 6/11 – Sun. 10/9
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., deyoung.famsf.org
Florence and the Machine
Fiery Brit rocker Florence Welch and her co-conspirators will have the Greek shaking. The show has been sold-out for ages, so keep your eyes on Craigslist.
When: 7 p.m., Sun. 6/12
Where: The Greek Theatre, Hearst Ave. and Gayley Rd., Berkeley, apeconcerts.com