This Week's Hottest Events: Rice Paper Scissors, Remedios Varo, and Mythbusters
Bill Cunningham New York
See the NYT street style photographer extraordinaire in action on the big screen.
When: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mon. 1/2
Where: SF Film Society, 1746 Post St.
Food + Art
Rice Paper Scissors Pop-Up Lunch
Have a special Rice Paper Scissors banh mi for lunch on Friday. Designed specifically to complement Sharon Lockhart's "Lunch Break" exhibit, now in its final weeks at SFMOMA, the Vietnamese pop-up cafe joined Blue Bottle and Caffé Museo in making special menus to celebrate the show.
When: 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., Fri. 1/6
Where: The Schwab Room at SFMOMA, 151 Third St.
You've had your holiday kicks, now it's time to get serious. Ghost Light—a heavy story with a lot of local relevance—is a fable based on the 1978 assassination of SF Mayor George Moscone, much of it told from the perspective of his son.
When: Fri. 1/6 – Sun. 2/19
Where: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley
Spanish born surrealist painter Remedios Varo may not be as well known as her male counterparts, but one look at her work, and you'll see that she produced some of the most inventive work from that period. Frey Norris hosts the first Western U.S. exhibit of her work. This is one you don't want to miss.
When: Sat. 1/7 – Sat. 2/25
Where: Frey Norris, 161 Jessie St.
Inspired, in part, by deep political and economic chasms á la the Arab Spring revolts and international Occupy movements, "Disrupture" is a collection of multimedia installations by C. Ree, Heather Sparks, and Jennifer Wofford that couldn't be any more timely. Get this one on your radar.
When: Sat. 1/7 – Fri. 2/17
Where: icTus Gallery, 1769 15th St.
Bill Graham's 81st Birthday Bash
Celebrate what would have been the late concert promoter's 81st birthday. More details here.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 1/7
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
Mythbusters: Behind the Myths
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, the men behind the Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated science show, take to the stage for a series of live experiments and behind-the-scenes stories (they may even talk about the recent cannonball mishap in Dublin). Get your inner science nerd ready—we hear the show includes audience participation.