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Top 7 A+E Picks

Bad Moon Rising
courtesy of Silverman Gallery

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

1.    “Bad Moon Rising” at the Silverman Gallery
This arresting group exhibition delves into the dark side of American culture through multiple artistic mediums.

2.    Film 50: History of Cinema at the PFA on Wednesday, January 30
Here’s an informative free afternoon lecture series for all you inspiring film aficionados. This Wednesday, Marilyn Fabe discusses the beginnings of narrative film.

3.    Steve Martin at City Arts & Lectures on Wednesday, January 30
Legendary comedian, author and screenwriter Steve Martin discusses his multifaceted career and his recent memoir Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life

4.    Autolux at the Independent on Thursday, January 31
With the moody drone of My Bloody Valentine and the innovative electronics of Kraftwerk, this LA-based trio will help make Thursday the new Friday.

5.    Mercury Soul at Mezzanine on Friday, February 2
Come watch music and art merge at this “electro-acoustic” experience featuring eclectic sounds and inspiring art installations.

6.    Around the World in 80 Beers at O’Neill’s Irish Pub on Saturday February 2
Check out this late-afternoon beer extravaganza where you can sample a variety of different brews with your fellow malt beverage enthusiasts.

7.    The 12th Annual Vietnamese Tet Festival on Sunday February 3
Celebrate the New Year of the Rat with Vietnamese art, food and cultural festivities in the Tenderloin District.