this week's hottest events
Gerhard Richter Painting
Through Thurs. 5/10, catch the SF premiere of this doc about 79-year-old German painter (and perhaps the world's greatest living painter) Gerhard Richter as filmmaker Corinna Belz captures his creative process on camera, supplemented with intimate conversations and rare archival material.
When: Through Thurs. 5/10
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.
Rory O'Connor on Friends, Followers, and the Future
The award-winning journalist looks at social media's impact on politics, business, and traditional media in his new book published by City Lights.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 5/1
Where: City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, Etc.
On Tuesday 4/24, chanteuse St. Vincent takes the stage at the Fox with the Bay Area's very own Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards. This is one show you don't want to miss. On the same night, Brooklyn by way of Jersey boys Real Estate bring their indie sound fresh from the stages at Coachella to Great American Music Hall. Fast forward to Friday 4/27 for SF electro pop band Loquat's cd release party at the Independent. This one's for the locals. And then on Saturday 4/28, actor turned musician John C. Reilly (you'll remember him in everything from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story to Magnolia) hits up Bimbo's for a show with Becky Stark and Tom Brosseau.
When: various dates
Where: various venues
Tickets for ISSUE 6 of Pop-Up Magazine go on sale Tues. 4/3 at noon, and judging by the mag's track record, the event will be sold out in a matter of hours. Don't miss your chance to see Pop-Up's next round of writers, filmmakers, artists, and more.
When: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.
Where: 7:30 p.m., Wed. 4/25
Glee's crochety coach talks about everyone's favorite TV musical.
When: 7 p.m., Mon. 3/26
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.
Two-time Tony and Olivier award winner Jonathan Pryce leads a fierce cast in the first retelling of Nobel Prize-winning Harold Pinter's The Caretaker since the playwright's death. Hell breaks loose when an act of compassion goes awry after two brothers take up a homeless man in their flat.
When: Wed. 3/28 – Sun. 4/22
Where: Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St.
The Island President and Sound of Noise
If you missed the SF Green Film Fest, here's your second chance to catch the amazing documentary about the recently ousted Maldives president who was doing his part to save his country from the inevitable perils of global warming. Or, opt for the "musical" comedy Sound of Noise—a mix of urban symphony, police procedural, and love story.
When: Tues. 3/20 and Fri. 3/23 – Thurs. 3/29
Where: SF Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St.
Bouquets to Art
Usher in springtime with the 28th annual Bouquets to Art event at the de Young, which has drawn 600,000-plus visitors and has raised nearly $5 million for the fine arts museums of SF since its inception. Dress your girly best and take in the extravagant designs by more than 140 of the Bay Area's most creative floral designers.
When: Tues. 3/13 – Sat. 3/17
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
This Week's Hottest Events: The Voice's Javier Colon, Mortified Live Taping, and Living in Studio Kuchar
The winner of NBC's The Voice plays an intimate show at Slim's that will have all the girls swooning.
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 3/5
Where: Slim's, 333 11th St.
The charming (and often bawdy) man behind NPR's A Prairie Home Companion will delight with stories from Lake Woebegone.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 3/7
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
Local lit genius Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side, Liar's Poker) talks about his latest book Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour, an opinionated account of what led to the debt crisis in the US and Europe, in a City Arts & Lectures conversation with Adam Savage.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 2/29
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.