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This Week's Hottest Events: The Voice's Javier Colon, Mortified Live Taping, and Living in Studio Kuchar

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"Living in Studio Kuchar"

Music
Javier Colon
The winner of NBC's The Voice plays an intimate show at Slim's that will have all the girls swooning.  
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 3/5
Where: Slim's, 333 11th St.

Conversation
Garrison Keillor
The charming (and often bawdy) man behind NPR's A Prairie Home Companion will delight with stories from Lake Woebegone.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 3/7
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Art  
"I Am Crime"
It's not just rogue artists and serial law breakers—this show extends beyond street art to far more complicated legal territory. Artists in this exhibit have been accused of bio-terrorism, who have documented the Occupy movements, and artists whose projects only exist in virtual reality due to legal battles. Check out the free opening reception from 6-9 p.m. on Thurs. 3/8.    
When: Fri. 3/9 - Thurs. 4/19
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St..

Comedy
Mortified Live Taping
On Thursday, be part of the action and attend the live taping of Mortified which will be used for an upcoming documentary. Expect a show of the most unique fan favorites from the past six years. If you can't make the taping, you can still catch March's Mortified show in Berkeley on Saturday night.        
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 3/8 and 8 p.m., Sat. 3/10
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (Thurs.) and Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Film
"Living in Studio Kuchar"
The gallery at SFAI hosts this retrospective of avant-garde filmmaker George Kuchar, an SFAI faculty member who passed away last year. The show features props from some of his 200-plus films, personal memorabilia, and clips from Kuchar's movies that inspired the likes of John Waters and Gus Van Sant.
When: Fri. 3/9 - Sat. 4/21
Where: SF Art Institute Walter and McBean Galleries, 800 Chestnut St.

Nightlife
Bold Italic Nightlife at Cal Academy
The Bold Italic crew has organized a tour of "meta-hoods" showcasing the best SF has to offer—Ice Cream Basin recognizes all the local scoops purveyors, Artcelsior highlights artist Hugh Leeman's pop-up street art, and Twin Steeps celebrates SF's expertise in local coffee and tea.
When: 6-10 p.m., Thurs. 3/8
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr.

Art
"Photography in Mexico"
Beginning with the period following the Mexican Revolution, this exhibit explores Mexico's richly diverse photography tradition through the lenses of art and politics.
When: Sat. 3/10 - Sun. 7/8
Where: 151 Third St.

Art
ArtSpan Benefit Auction
With more than 170 works guaranteed to start a bidding war, you can support the local arts community and take home something for your personal collection.  
When: 6:45 - 9:30 p.m., Sat. 3/10
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.