this week's hottest events
This Week's Hottest Events: Fourth of July at Exploratorium, Yassou Benedict, and Fillmore Jazz Fest
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.
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.
America's Cup: Racing on the SF Bay
It’s been 30 years since Cyndi Lauper released She’s So Unusual, and so doing informed the world that girls just want to have fun, that money changes everything, and finally, that I bop you bop a they bop a lu she bop. To celebrate, the 59-year-old is hitting the road for a 23-day tour and stopping at Saratoga along the way.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., 6/19
Where: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd., Saratoga
Le Labo SF Scent
Fancy French perfumer Le Labo finally launched a scent exclusive to San Francisco. Available at their Pac Heights store and Barneys counter, Limette 37 is an "olfactive roller coaster," with fragrances as diverse as the Bay Area landscape—bergamot, jasmine, petit grain, clove, vetiver, tonka beans, and musks. This one's for your growing collection.
Where: Le Labo, 2238 Fillmore St.
Ms. Magazine founder and feminist champion Gloria Steinem takes on the subject of illness in a conversation at City Arts & Lectures with fellow journalist and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin, whose new book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick, approaches this sensitive subject with warmth and candor.
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon., 6/3
Where: Nourse Auditorium, 275 Hayes St.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
This is a rare chance to see the Oscar-nominated actor in conversation with his mother, the acclaimed author and actress Betsy Franco. The two will discuss James' new book A California Childhood, a new-age memoir of personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories. Consider it your opp to get up close and personal with the local stud.
When: 7 p.m., Mon. 5/13
Where: Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
This weekend is all about the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but here's what you can look forward to when you're not getting your drink on.