This Week's Hottest Events: Paul Simon, Garrison Keillor, Thee Oh Sees
We hope you scored tickets to one of this legendary folk artists three SF shows. Paul Simon, aka half of the Simon and Garfunkel duo, is performing back-to-back shows, promising material from his newest album So Beautiful or So What as well as songs he's seldom played live.
When: Mon. 4/25, Tues. 4/26, Wed. 4/27
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 301 Van Ness Ave.; The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave.; The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
The man behind NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" is taking a break from St. Paul, Minnesota to woo audiences in SF at this City Arts & Lectures event. Expect some tales from Lake Wobegon along with his signature brand of poetry, which we've heard can get a little raunchy at times ... in a good way, of course.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 4/26
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Bets are you've gotten down on the dance floor to local garage rockers Thee Oh Sees at least once. In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Castlemania, they'll be playing a more mellow than usual show in honor of their lo-fi roots. Bring your dancing shoes just in case.
When: 9 p.m., Thurs. 4/28
Where: Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St.
If this guy's not on your radar screen, listen up. The Latvian-born author was recently named a "Top 20 Under 40" by The New Yorker, and his debut novel, The Free World, has received countless accolades. The New York Times has even likened the writer to greats like Philip Roth and Leonard Michaels.
When: 7 p.m., Thurs. 4/28
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.
The onstage revival of the 1979 minimalist masterpiece by choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer Philip Glass, and arist Sol Le Witt is a trippy manipulation of dancers past and dancers present. Bonus: Glass will be playing a solo piano matinee on the last day of the performance.
When: Thurs. 4/28 - Sat. 4/30
Where: YBCA Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St.
Get a double dose of bad-ass roller derby. At 6 p.m., the SF Shevil Dead battle it out with the Berkeley Resistance, and at 8 p.m., the Oakland Outlaws take on the Richmond Wrecking Belles.
When: 6 and 8 p.m.; Sat. 4/30
Where: Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St., Oakland