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This Week's Hottest Events: Dirty Projectors, Kathy Griffin, and the Beer Olympics

This Week's Hottest Events: Dirty Projectors, Kathy Griffin, and the Beer Olympics

Fashion
TWO Trunk Show
Bay Area native and Prada vet Monica Patel shows off her latest collection of caftans and dresses made from hand-loomed Indian saris. Patel has recently been featured in Harper's Bazaar and InStyle, so you'd be wise to check out her wares.
When: 3-7 p.m., Mon. 7/23
Where: March, 3075 Sacramento St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Aziz Ansari, Litquake Speakeasy, and the Renegade Craft Fair

Aziz Ansari

Comedy
Aziz Ansari
Laugh at (ahem, with) the Parks and Rec goofball during his new standup routine Buried Alive. Ansari promises all new material not previously seen in his Dangerously Delicious special.    
When: Wed. 7/18–Fri. 7/20
Where: Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St. (Thursday's show is at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts)

This Week's Hottest Events: Cindy Sherman, Man Ray, and Bastille Day

Cindy Sherman

Theater
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo's classic about the survival of the human spirit returns to the stage in a new 25th anniversary production, complete with scenery inspired by paintings by the writer himself. Whether you've seen it once or twenty times, Les Mis is one of those stories that never gets old.
When: Tues. 7/10–Sun. 8/26
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Paul Madonna, Shakespeare, and the Fillmore Jazz Fest

Paul Madonna

Art
Paul Madonna Posters
Look for six original works by the Chronicle's "All Over Coffee" artist Paul Madonna dotting Market Street. For this SF Arts Commission series, Madonna layers his imagery with quotes and short stories. The Chinatown posers has words by Amy Tan, and the War Memorial Opera House tells the story of soprano Patricia Racette. Smaller versions of these posters are on sale here.
When: Through Fri. 9/28
Where: Market Street, between Eighth Street and the Embarcadero

This Week's Hottest Events: Le Dîner à San Francisco, the Underground Farmers Market, and Cal Academy's Gallery Crawl

Le Diner

Fundraiser
Philip Glass & Joanna Newsom with Tim Fain
It's not too late to get tickets to tonight's benefit concert for Big Sur's Henry Miller Library. Legendary composer Philip Glass will take the stage with chanteuse Joanna Newsom and classical violinist Tim Fain in a not-to-be-missed show. All money raised will go towards the $140,000 goal needed for the nonprofit venue to build much-needed, up-to-code bathrooms.     
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 6/25
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Pride Events, Stern Grove Festival, and Chronicle Books Sale

SF Pride

Discussion
BAASICS.2: The Future
Artists, inventors, and futurists come together for a discussion about what lies ahead in the years to come. Former physicist and tech journalist Aaron Saenz talks good robots vs bad robots and prospects for synthetic life. It's fodder for the science geek in all of us.    
When: 7:30 p.m., Mon. 6/18
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.

This Week's Hottest Events: American Idiot, Jenny Lewis, and SF in the Movies

Jenny Lewis

Theater
American Idiot
Green Day comes home to the Bay Area with this Broadway coming-of-age tale based on their multiplatinum album of the same name. If you didn't catch the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical when it premiered at Berkeley Rep in 2009, here's your big chance.
When: Tues. 6/12–Sun. 7/8
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

This Week's Hottest Events: SF Symphony B&W Ball, The Head and the Heart, and a Gatsby Garden Party

Janelle Monae

Art
Critical Mass
Photolucida's program is to bring top emerging talent to the public. Here, industry jurors have narrowed the group down to the Top 50 works photographers from around the globe.
When: Through Fri. 6/15
Where: Rayko, 428 Third St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Woody Allen, Golden Gate Bridge Festivities, Earthquakes, and The Roots

1906 Earthquake

Art
Kevin Taylor
Be inspired by Taylor's warped wilderness paintings.
When: Through Sat. 6/2
Where: Guerrero Gallery, 2700 19th St.

Performance
Dita Von Teese
The burlesque queen brings her signature old Hollywood glamour to the Fillmore stage for a cabaret-style revue to titillate men and women of all persuasions. Ladies, prepare to take notes.
When: Mon. 5/21 - Tues. 5/22
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

This Week's Hottest Events: Art Fairs, Vintage Fashion Fair, and Best Coast

Animals are people too

Art
Dorothea Lange and the Golden Gate Bridge
Lange's striking images of Depression-era life never cease to tug at one's heartstrings. See the legendary photojournalist's work along with an exhibit in the adjoining gallery of work celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
When: Through Sat. 6/30
Where: Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary St., 4th floor

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