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This Week's Hottest Events: Neko Case, Marina Abramovic, and Valediction

Art
"Valediction"
Timed to coincide with the opening of the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge, Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather have some food for thought. Now that the new span is in place, what will happen to the original (soon-to-be dismantled) span? Their artistic endeavor explores its place in the Bay Area's memory and its future as a relic of the past through a series of abstract topographic illustrations.
When: Through Sat. 10/19
Where: Electric Works, 1360 Mission St.

Music
Neko Case

This Week's Hottest Events: Yang Fudong, 20th Street Block Party, and First City Fest

Music

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
Coined as the It Girl of the San Francisco music scene, Nicki Bluhm delivers with her rocking brand of country soul, channeling equal parts Grace Slick and Karen Carpenter. She'll be playing with The Gramblers in support of her new self-titled album, out August 27. As of now she's so hot the show has sold out, but scan Craigslist for extra tickets.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 8/20
Where: The Lodge at The Regency, 1300 Van Ness Ave.

This Week's Hottest Events: Sea Foraged Dinner, Hitchcock Fest, and Urban Air Market

Dinner Date

Kirk Lombard 

Smelt, razor clams, halibut, monkey faced eel—you never quite know what you're going to get when local sea forager Kirk Lombard comes back with a catch. Expect sea lore, singing, and a plate full of potentially weird delicacies when you sit down at the table.

This Week's Hottest Events: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Fruitvale Station, and the Allen Ginsberg Fest

Music
Rodrigo y Gabriela
You've got two chances to see the faster-than-light, guitar-strumming duo live. If you haven't ever seen Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero in person, you'll want to grab tickets to one of these two shows now.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tues. 7/9 and 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7/10
Where: The Masonic, 1111 California St. and The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga

Music
SFJAZZ Summer Sessions

This Week's Hottest Events: Fourth of July at Exploratorium, Yassou Benedict, and Fillmore Jazz Fest

Art
"Digital Infinity"  
Literature majors roll their eyes at Surrealism while pleading with poets like Gertrude Stein to please start making some amount of sense any second now. But according to the new "Digital Infinity" exhibition, life in the 21st century makes even less sense than Stein does. This exhibition focuses on the excessive, headache-inducing swarms of information spiraling around in the modern media environment with a blend of painting, photography, and sculpture.
When: Sun. 6/28 - Sat. 8/3
Where: Jessica Silverman Gallery, 804 Sutter St.

Art

This Week's Hottest Events: Dita Von Teese, Pride, and Deltron 3030

Performance
Codame
Come out for a futuristic event hosted by Codame where art, technology, fashion, and music will fuse together for a whirlwind night. Enjoy artist talks by tech and fashion innovators, and be exposed to musical genres you've never heard of, such as pre-post-apocalyptic tech-step by up-and-coming artist Humanimal.
When: 7 p.m., Wed., 6/26
Where: The Public Works SF, 161 Erie St.

Talk
America's Cup: Racing on the SF Bay

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