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Top 7 A+E Picks

Serge Hambourg
courtesy of the Berkeley Museum of Art

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1. My Name is Albert Ayler at the Red Vic
On Tuesday, March 11 come check out the final night of this moving documentary about jazz innovator and phenomenal saxophonist Albert Ayler.

2. “Protest in Paris 1968: Photographs by Serge Hamburg” at the Berkeley Art Museum
Photojournalist Serge Hamburg captured arresting images of the 1968 riots in Paris, which are on display at the Berkeley Art Museum beginning Wednesday, March 12.

3. San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
In its 26th year, this diverse film fest boasts a slew of great films and appearances from top actors, filmmakers and Asian American visionaries including author Amy Tan and John Cho from Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. Starts Thusday, March 13 at various locations, check website for details.

4.  Lagerfeld Confidential at the Roxie New College Film Center
Tap into the secret life of uber-designer Karl Lagerfeld with Rodolphe Marconi’s documentary, which premiers at the Roxie on Friday, March 14. Get a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse this arbiter of high style.

5. “Ukrainian Citizens and Strangers” at Queens Nail Annex on Friday, March 14
This multi-artist exhibit, organized by Four Walls founder Julie Deamer,
showcases artists involved in Outpost for Contemporary Art exchange where artists are sent to Eastern Europe to spearhead artistic programs that reflect that unique region and its socio-economic climate.

6. Audion at Mighty
One of techno artist Matthew Dear’s many aliases, Audion taps into this electronic musician’s more cerebral and  experimental side. Catch his brand of smart dance music this Friday, March 14.

7. Margaret Cho at the Warfield
This funny woman and provocateur brings her humor-filled burlesque variety show the Sensuous Woman to SF for two seductive performances on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.