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This Week's Hottest Events: Cyndi Lauper, Frameline, and Mt. Tam Jam

Music

Cyndi Lauper

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

 

Opera

This Week's Hottest Events: Hitchcock, Mark Morris, and Stern Grove Festival

Local
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.  
When: NA
Where: Le Labo, 2238 Fillmore St.

Music
Beth Orton

This Week's Hottest Events: Google, Annie Leibovitz, and Ethnic Dance Fest

Conversation
Gloria Steinem
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. 

Conversation
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

This Week's Hottest Events: Instagram, SFMOMA, and Francis Ford Coppola

It's a big week in music with lots of sold-out shows. If you missed your chance at tickets to Mumford & Sons, the XX, Imagine Dragons, and Sting, use your best Craigslist negotiating skills or check out some of this week's other hot events.

This Week's Hottest Events: Cold War Kids, Beat Memories, and Glide Memorial

Fellow blogger Chris Trenchard shares more about two of this week's greatest live music shows: Ariel Pink and Björk here. For more of what's going on in the Bay Area this week, here's our roundup:

This Week's Hottest Events: Goapele, Janelle Monáe, and Art Fairs

Conversation
James Franco
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

Music
Goapele

This Week's Hottest Events: SFJAZZ and Skateboarding, Michael Lewis, and Metal Mother

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.

This Week's Hottest Events: SF Int'l Film Fest, Alvin Ailey, and Night Light

Dance
Alvin Ailey
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)

Art

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