this week's hottest events
"CUBA: Experiences of Havana"
Head over to Sausalito for some seafood, and swing by the Studio 110 Gallery. Through a variety of mediums, SF Art Institute MFA students share their responses to and collective experience of the fragmented and often convoluted history of Cuba (they recently returned from a trip there). From photo collages to video to a screen T, this eclectic exhibit is sure to speak to something within everyone.
When: Saturdays, 12–3 p.m. through the end of March
Where: Studio 110 Gallery Experimental Art Space, 480 Gate 5 Road, West Deck, Sausalito
BeGood Spring Party
Eco-friendly BeGood Clothing has teamed up with PACT Apparel to launch its sustainable spring collection and give back to the community. Ten percent of all purchases made on Thursday will support the local Live Oak School Potrero Hill Urban Garden fundraiser. Score some free food, drinks, and organic socks.
When: 6:30 - 10 p.m., Thurs. 3/14
Where: BeGood Clothing Store, 2127 Union St.
The Bay Lights
The grand lighting is finally here! On Tuesday, the 25,000 LED nodes will transform the Bay Bridge once and for all into the world's largest light sculpture. Inspired by the kinetic movement of the waves, wind, and traffic of the Bay Area, this illumination will dazzle the Bay like never before. Where will you be watching? Check out 7x7's tips here and here.
When: 9 p.m., Tues. 3/5
"Eye Level on Iraq"
Over the course of two years, American-trained photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson documented the impact and aftermath of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The 60 photographs in this exhibit attempt to illustrate the daily realities for Iraqi citizens and what the effects of politics and war have on ordinary people. Alford and Thorne placed themselves in risky positions to capture these images, and these photos shed light on both a shifting culture 10 years ago and today.
When: Through Sun. 6/16
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Chris Anderson on The Makers Revolution
Former Wired editor Chris Anderson speaks in The Long Now Foundation monthly seminar about long-term thinking. Learn how Anderson revolutionized his world by running a 3D Robotics company that builds do-it-yourself drones.
When: 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tues., 2/19
Where: Lam Research Theater at YBCA, 701 Howard St.
Glide's Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Our local indie fave Thao Nguyen and her band drop their new album in stores on Tuesday and will be promoting it with a show at Amoeba on Wednesday. The title track of the album We The Common was inspired by our leading lady's volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, and she has a duet with the quirky, beloved Joanna Newsom in "Kindness Be Concieved." Skip out of work early to catch this free show.
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 2/6
Where: Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight St.
A Celebration of Harold Pinter
My exposure to the late, great playwright Harold Pinter is limited, but after seeing SHN's bold presentation of The Caretaker last year, I vowed to make the man more a part of my regular cultural explorations. Tonight, City Arts & Lectures honors Pinter's lifetime of achievements in a performance by Julian Sands, directed by none other than John Malkovich. If you consider yourself of the cultured variety, add this one to your calendar tonight.
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 1/14
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Food + Lit
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck
A monthly event where foodies, lit enthusiasts, and writers come together to eat, write, and share. Bring a dish to share, and if you are so inclined, a dish that speaks to this month’s theme – a nod to the holidays – appropriately dubbed “Naughty or Nice.” Discover Bay Area-based poet and 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow Nic Alea, who will read from his new chapbook, “All Trees, No Pianos.”
When: 7 – 9 p.m., Tue. 12/18
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.