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This Week's Hottest Events: Anjelica Huston, Book of Mormon, and Cat Power

Anjelica Huston
If, like me, you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you might best remember Anjelica Huston as the terrifying grand high witch in The Witches. But the Oscar-winning actress and director has enjoyed a long, successful career both before and after this silly movie, including life as a model in the '60s and '70s.

This Week's Hottest Events: Art & Ideas, Makers at the Mint, and Heath Ceramics Sale

Smithsonian's American History
Richard Kurin, author of the new book The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, talks to San Francisco about our nation's history.

This Week's Hottest Events: Cirque du Soleil, Literary Death Match, and the International Hip-Hop Festival

Foodie Conversation
David Tanis and The Kitchen Sisters
"City Kitchen" columnist and home chef advocate, David Tanis, comes to San Francisco to share his thoughts on food with Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters.

This Week's Hottest Events: Blitzen Trapper, Yosemite Book, and Temescal's NovemberFest

Shopping Pop-Up is brought to life in their first pop-up store located in San Francisco's Union Square.

This Week's Hottest Events: Hitchcock, Mortified, and Project Nunway

In the spirit of Halloween, a spooky mix of high-low events…

This Week's Hottest Events: Maureen Dowd, David Hockney, and Foreverland Halloween Ball

Maureen Dowd
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd—winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and the only female columnist at the NYT—shares her personal lens on current politics and gender issues at the JCC.

This Week's Hottest Events: Tree of Life and Death, Sand Sculptures, and the Treasure Island Music Fest

"Tree of Life and Death"
Día de los Muertos is upon us, and we're all familiar with the iconic elements honoring the deceased—sugar skulls, marigolds, colorful offerings.

This Week's Hottest Events: Fiona Apple, Litquake, and Open Studios


Bill T. Jones

The ever-edgy Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company pivots around collaborative choreography and the integration of art forms.

This Week's Hottest Events: Mill Valley Film Fest, Hardly Strictly, and Seven Sisters

"City of Disappearances"
City becomes object in this group exhibit at CCA Wattis Institute. The show focuses on the concept as material, site, and situation for the modern lived experience and presents artists such as Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Martin Boyce, and Kelley Walker. Works come from the collections of the Kadist Art Foundation (in SF and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (in London, NYC, and Finland). See the city like you've never seen it before, and ponder its implications.   
When: Through Sat. 12/14
Where: CCA Wattis Institute, 360 Kansas St.


This Week's Hottest Events: Kara Walker, Station to Station, and Exploratorium's Fog Fest

Chuck Palahniuk and the Cacophony Society
The infamous Fight Club author and member of Portland's chapter of the Cacophony Society talks to the minds behind the counterculture club. John Law and Carrie Galbraith reveal its history, from its edgy prankster beginnings to its current social media fueled events. Law and Galbraith are co-authors of Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society.   
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 9/23
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.


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