This Week's Hottest Events: Monty Python's Spamalot, Girls, and Mortified
Monty Python's Spamalot
Clicking coconuts, holy hand grenades, and the killer rabbit of Caerbannong—all performed in song and dance.
When: Tues. 4/10 – Sun. 4/22
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.
TOMS One Day Without Shoes
Kick off your heels to raise awareness about the impact a pair of shoes can have in a kid's life. Every year, TOMS encourages people to go without shoes at more than 1,000 events across 25 countries. So, go barefoot on Haight Street or show your tootsies with Feet First and Walk America. And then buy a pair of TOMS so another child can experience the difference shoes can make.
When: Tues. 4/10
Where: various venues
Is Data the New Oil?
Futurists Gerd Leonhard, Stowe Boyd, Jamais Cascio, and Andreas Weigend debate the weight of data as a global resource in today's tech-driven society. When: 6:30 p.m., Tues. 4/10
Where: Swissnex, 730 Montgomery St.
LiveFoto in Dolores Park
Corral all your friends in Dolores Park and head up to the corner of "the shelf" at 20th and Church to snap some pics. Hosted by Funk N Chunk, the pop-up photo booth comes equipped with props, open-air functionality, hi-res printer, and more so you can capture yourself and your friends against the city skyline from the best spot in the park.
When: 3-8 p.m., every Tues. and Sun. in April
Where: Dolores Park
Live Music Mania
This week is packed with a lineup that will pose many dilemmas—who to see?!? Girls hit Bimbo's on 4/11 while Radiohead rocks HP Pavilion. Mazzy Star's at the Regency, M. Ward takes the Fillmore. On Thurs. 4/12, Miike Snow plays The Fox, Train hits Bimbo's (and the Indy on 4/14), and Gotye takes the Independent. Andrew Bird's at The Fox on Fri. 4/13, Elvis Costello is at the Warfield on Sat. 4/14, and Yuck rocks the Independent on Sun. 4/15.
When: various dates
Where: various venues
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
The local dance troupe raises the curtain on two programs for its spring season—the classic Scheherazade based on One Thousand and One Nights and Triangle of the Squinches set to music by the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart.
When: Thurs. 4/12 – Sun. 4/22
Where: YBCA Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St.
One can never get enough of teen angst.
When: 7:30 p.m., Fri. 4/13 and 8b p.m., Sat. 4/14
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. and Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave. (respectively)
Bollywood meets bass at the former Rickshaw Stop dance party.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 4/14
Where: Public Works, 161 Erie St.
"Élan Vital:" New Work by Michael Page
30 paintings, 6 drawings, and an installation make up this exhibit of new work by local artist Michael Page. Bold colors and strong visual imagery are sometimes the stuff of nightmares … beautifully rendered nightmares.
When: Sat. 4/14 – Sat. 5/5
Where: White Walls, 835 Larkin St.