This Week's Hottest Events: Michael Lewis, Zola Jesus, and the White Elephant Sale
Local lit genius Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side, Liar's Poker) talks about his latest book Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour, an opinionated account of what led to the debt crisis in the US and Europe, in a City Arts & Lectures conversation with Adam Savage.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 2/29
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Talented beyond her age, 23-year-old industrial-goth-rock songstress Zola Jesus boasts a classically trained voice (she studied and sang opera for almost 10 years) and serious style. Her live shows are nothing short of electric. Catch her at GAMH before she hits it big.
When: 9 p.m., Thurs. 3/1
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St.
Supreme Beings: Conceptual Fashion by ILANIO and IIMUAHII
Art meets fashion at this runway show of Ilanio's fall/winter 2012 collection. In collaboration with haute couture designer IIMUHAHII, the show presents work never attempted on a human figure. Music by SpacEKrafT and a Butoh performance by Ronnie Baker will round out the avant-garde evening.
When: 7-9 p.m., Thurs. 3/1
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.
Sherin Guirguis and Joshua Hagler
Just in time for First Thursday, Frey Norris debuts a double solo exhibition of work by California-based artists Sherin Guirguis and Joshua Hagler. "Duwamah" showcases abstract works inspired by historic and current events in Egypt, including a 3D kinetic sculpture. In "The Imagined Chase," Hagler explores the precursors to religion via video installation, a large-scale charred bas-relief sculptural wall, and oil paintings.
When: Opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Thurs. 3/1; exhibit runs through Sat. 4/28
Where: Frey Norris Gallery, 161 Jessie St.
Bay Area Brewfest
Following the sold-out success of last year's event, the Bay Area Brew Fest is back with a vengeance. Taste from more than 150 microbrews by local breweries such as 21st Amendment, Speakeasy, Lagunitas, and Pacific Coast, and get your fill of grub from food trucks including Hapa SF and Southern Sandwich. It's time to get your drink on.
When: 1-5 p.m., Sat. 3/3
Where: Fort Mason, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.
Geographer, Miniature Tigers, The Chain Gang of 1974, and Pretty & Nice
Local indie band Geographer quickly racked up praise for their engery-packed live shows and was named an "Undiscovered Band You Need to Hear Now" by SPIN. Well, they've since been discovered by many more fans—Saturday's show with Miniature Tigers and more is already sold-out. But surely you can snag a last-minute ticket from Craigslist.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 3/3
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
White Elephant Sale
Sift, scour, and sort through the mayhem at this year's White Elephant Sale benefiting the Oakland Museum of California. Filled to the gills with vintage, jewelry, furniture, sporting goods, collectibles, and more, this 96,000-square-foot warehouse of stuff has something for everyone … as long as you're willing to dig.
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat. 3/3 - Sun. 3/4
Where: 333 Lancaster St., Oakland
The Whole Megillah
Killing My Lobster and the JCC return with their sketch comedy spoof on the Jewish holiday of Purim. They're bringing back old favorites—Seinfeld, Drag Queens, and Interventions—and cooking up some new skits.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. - Fri. 3/1-2 and Thurs. - Fri. 3/8-9; 7 and 10 p.m., Sat. 3/3 and Sat. 3/10. 8 p.m., Wed. 3/7
Where: The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida St. (the 3/7 show is at the JCC's Kanbar Hall, 3200 California St.)