this week's hottest events
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.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its much-anticipated, always impressive annual stop at Berkeley's Cal Performances this month. See the company's sinuous dancers in the Bay Area premiere of Kyle Abraham's Another Night, with music by cheeky jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, along with four showings of the Ailey classic Revelations.
When: Tues. 4/23–Sun. 4/28
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Telegraph Ave. and Bancroft Way (Berkeley)