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Top 7 A + E Picks


photography by Blossom Berkofsky; courtesy of Tilly and the Wall

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

1.  Tilly and the Wall
Catch this whimsical Omaha-based outfit when they bring their unique brand of indie pop to the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday, July 8. Tutus and tap shoes optional.

2.  "Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art From the Logan Collection"
Experience art that walks the line between waking life and the dream world at this arresting SFMOMA exhibit, which showcases a diverse array of contemporary Chinese art. Opens Thursday, July 10.

3.  CineKink at the YBCA
Explore the sexier side of cinema at the CineKink Festival—which features documentaries, shorts and even porn guaranteed to titillate. The festival begins Thursday, 10 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

4.  Kira Lynn Cain
Local songbird Kira Lynn Cain—whose dreamy-meets-macabre songs are fit for a David Lynch film—will perform tracks off of her latest effort The Ideal Hunter at Café Du Nord on Thursday, July 11. This is also her album release party, so if you like what you hear there will be copies available for purchase.

5.  Egyptian Lover
Get down old school style when legendary hip-hop and electro master Egyptian Lover brings his slinky, bass-heavy jams to Mezzanine on Friday, July 11.

6.  San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Celebrate the magic and allure of early cinema at this spectacular weekend-long film festival, which begins Friday, July 11 at the Castro Theatre.

7.  Renegade Craft Fair
This ain’t your grandma’s craft fair: With DIY everything at your disposal—from knit goods to one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces—this shopping event has something for pretty much everyone. Get crafty at the Fort Mason Pavilion on Saturday, July 12 through Sunday, July 13.