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This Week's Hottest Events: Paul Madonna, Shakespeare, and the Fillmore Jazz Fest

Paul Madonna

Paul Madonna Posters
Look for six original works by the Chronicle's "All Over Coffee" artist Paul Madonna dotting Market Street. For this SF Arts Commission series, Madonna layers his imagery with quotes and short stories. The Chinatown posers has words by Amy Tan, and the War Memorial Opera House tells the story of soprano Patricia Racette. Smaller versions of these posters are on sale here.
When: Through Fri. 9/28
Where: Market Street, between Eighth Street and the Embarcadero

This Week's Hottest Events: Le Dîner à San Francisco, the Underground Farmers Market, and Cal Academy's Gallery Crawl

Le Diner

Philip Glass & Joanna Newsom with Tim Fain
It's not too late to get tickets to tonight's benefit concert for Big Sur's Henry Miller Library. Legendary composer Philip Glass will take the stage with chanteuse Joanna Newsom and classical violinist Tim Fain in a not-to-be-missed show. All money raised will go towards the $140,000 goal needed for the nonprofit venue to build much-needed, up-to-code bathrooms.     
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 6/25
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Pride Events, Stern Grove Festival, and Chronicle Books Sale

SF Pride

BAASICS.2: The Future
Artists, inventors, and futurists come together for a discussion about what lies ahead in the years to come. Former physicist and tech journalist Aaron Saenz talks good robots vs bad robots and prospects for synthetic life. It's fodder for the science geek in all of us.    
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 6/18
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.

This Week's Hottest Events: American Idiot, Jenny Lewis, and SF in the Movies

Jenny Lewis

American Idiot
Green Day comes home to the Bay Area with this Broadway coming-of-age tale based on their multiplatinum album of the same name. If you didn't catch the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical when it premiered at Berkeley Rep in 2009, here's your big chance.
When: Tues. 6/12–Sun. 7/8
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Woody Allen, Golden Gate Bridge Festivities, Earthquakes, and The Roots

1906 Earthquake

Kevin Taylor
Be inspired by Taylor's warped wilderness paintings.
When: Through Sat. 6/2
Where: Guerrero Gallery, 2700 19th St.

Dita Von Teese
The burlesque queen brings her signature old Hollywood glamour to the Fillmore stage for a cabaret-style revue to titillate men and women of all persuasions. Ladies, prepare to take notes.
When: Mon. 5/21 - Tues. 5/22
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

This Week's Hottest Events: Art Fairs, Vintage Fashion Fair, and Best Coast

Animals are people too

Dorothea Lange and the Golden Gate Bridge
Lange's striking images of Depression-era life never cease to tug at one's heartstrings. See the legendary photojournalist's work along with an exhibit in the adjoining gallery of work celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
When: Through Sat. 6/30
Where: Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary St., 4th floor

This Week's Hottest Events: David Sedaris, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Cinco de Mayo

Ed Sharpe

Rory O'Connor on Friends, Followers, and the Future
The award-winning journalist looks at social media's impact on politics, business, and traditional media in his new book published by City Lights.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 5/1
Where: City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.

This Week's Hottest Events: St. Vincent, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and John Waters

St. Vincent


St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, Etc.
On Tuesday 4/24, chanteuse St. Vincent takes the stage at the Fox with the Bay Area's very own Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. This is one show you don't want to miss. On the same night, Brooklyn by way of Jersey boys Real Estate bring their indie sound fresh from the stages at Coachella to Great American Music Hall. Fast forward to Friday 4/27 for SF electro pop band Loquat's cd release party at the Independent. This one's for the locals. And then on Saturday 4/28, actor turned musician John C. Reilly (you'll remember him in everything from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story to Magnolia) hits up Bimbo's for a show with Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau.   

When: various dates

Where: various venues

This Week's Hottest Events: Monty Python's Spamalot, Girls, and Mortified


Monty Python's Spamalot
Clicking coconuts, holy hand grenades, and the killer rabbit of Caerbannong—all performed in song and dance.
When: Tues. 4/10 – Sun. 4/22
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: K. Flay, Sleigh Bells, and Pop-Up Mag Tix

This Week's Hottest Events: Cults, Sleigh Bells, and Pop-Up Mag Tix

Pop-Up Magazine
Tickets for ISSUE 6 of Pop-Up Magazine go on sale Tues. 4/3 at noon, and judging by the mag's track record, the event will be sold out in a matter of hours. Don't miss your chance to see Pop-Up's next round of writers, filmmakers, artists, and more.
When: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.
Where: 7:30 p.m., Wed. 4/25

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