Arts + Culture
In the summer of ’69, while the average red-blooded American male not soldiering in Vietnam was, as popular music tells us, playing a five-and-dime six-string and wooing a girl standing on her mama’s porch, Lee Brooks was experiencing his first LSD flashes.
The hottest events going on this weekend.
Robin Wright was a fixture in the Bay Area during her all-too-brief tenure in Ross. Though no longer a Marin resident—she split in 2010 after divorcing fellow thespian Sean Penn—we still hold her near to our hearts. Here now, for your cinematic viewing pleasure, are some of her best and not-so-best performances. (Let's face it, she's never given a truly bad performance; she's just that good).
Somehow, I had never heard of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander series until the Starz debut of its recent TV adaptation. A friend who's a longtime fan of the books encouraged me to read the first one, and it's a pretty ripping yarn, full of adventure, and with a relatable heroine who's neither a Katniss Everdeen-style badass nor an underwritten pushover.
The annual Concours d'Elegance weekend in Carmel and Pebble Beach always draws crowds of car collectors and fans alike to ogle beautiful and rare vehicles from afar. This year, 7x7 and the Audi sportscar experience (ASCE) invited attendees to get inside the action and become a racecar driver for a day.
For the next two weeks, SF will be treated to great "No Filter" comedy, "booty calls," comedy royalty, and the great Sasheer Zamata — which is probably the fanciest comedian name ever.
Much like Fauxchella season, LA’s increasingly institutional and influential FYF Music Festival acts as a westerly magnet for the most compelling acts in pop and independent music. The two-day festival goes down this weekend, and the Bay Area gets a few sneak peaks this week: