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Top 7 A+E Picks

The Last Mistress
The Last Mistress; courtesy of IFC Films

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

1. Third Tuesdays/Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna
See the creative process unfold before your eyes at 111 Minna this Tuesday, April 22, for Third Tuesdays/Sketch Tuesdays. Up for grabs: the work of local artists like 7x7 faves Amanda Lynch and Matt Furie who will be making art live and in person.

2. SF Ballet’s New Works Festival
SF Ballet’s 75th season concludes with the New Works Festival. It begins this Tuesday, April 22 and features three programs and ten world premieres by some of the world’s biggest choreographers including Mark Morris, Julia Adam, Margaret Jenkins and more.

3. Calvin Harris at Popscene
Ironic Scottish electro-dance phenom Calvin Harris makes his Bay Area debut this week at Popscene on Thursday, April 24.

4. SF International Film Festival
The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off with an opening night bang on Thursday, April 24 with Catherine Breillat’s sexed-up period drama The Last Mistress, starring the Lolita-esque Asia Argento.

5. Southern Exposure’s Annual Art Auction
Attention savvy art collectors: Don’t miss Southern Exposure’s annual spring fundraiser and art auction, set for Saturday, April 26.

6.  High School Musical at the Orpheum Theatre
For those who’ve been hankering for a pep rally, catch High School Musical at the Orpheum through Sunday, April 27.

7. The Dodos at Great American Music Hall
Everyone’s new favorite indie rock outfit the Dodos play Great American Music Hall with Les Savy Fav on Sunday, April 27.