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.
Epicenter: Serge Gainsbourg
Author Gilles Verlant touches down in SF to celebrate his biography about the iconic French singer and man-about-town Serge Gainsbourg.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 7/24
Where: Tosca, 242 Columbus Ave.
Bollywood at Conservatory of Flowers
Have a Slumdog Millionaire night at the Conservatory of Flowers with music and dancing with Nonstop Bhangra and eats from Curry Up Now.
When: 6-10 p.m., Wed. 7/25
Where: Conservatory of Flowers, 100 JFK Dr.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Conveniently coinciding with the Ai WeiWei mania at YBCA is the SF release of Alison Klaymen's doc about the controversial political artist who disappeared into police custody for three months last year. Klaymen gained unprecedented access to the artist and his family while Chinese cops were trying to silence the fierce dissident.
When: starting Fri. 7/27
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center and Kabuki Sundance, 1881 Post St.
The crass comedian will deliver the goods from Tired Hooker and all of her other stand-up specials.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 7/27
Where: Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California St.
Dirty Projectors, Fiona Apple, Loquat
Since Fiona Apple's comeback at the Fox on Saturday is already sold-out, opt for indie band Dirty Projectors, whose recently released Swing Lo Magellan has already generated a buzz, on Friday instead. Or check out local rockers Loquat at Slim's.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 7/27 and 8 p.m., Sat. 7/28
Where: The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; Slim's, 333 11th St.
Bier Sommer & Bay Area Beer Olympics
Intellectualize the beer garden at SFAI's Bier Sommer event, an evening of movie scenes that explore beer gardens in the broader context of consumer and spectator culture. Oh, and did we mention the brews? Too heady? Honor the London Olympics at the Beer Olympics at Fort Mason. And don't worry—this is no frat boy, competitive drinking event.
When: Fri. 7/27 and Sat. 7/28
Where: SFAI, 800 Chestnut St. and Fort Mason, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.
Barbary Coast Burlesque
The local burlesque troupe rings in its fifth anniversary with a provocative Sunday show. Show your honey you know how to heat things up.
When: 8 p.m., Sun. 7/29
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St.
Headlands Center for the Arts Open House
Head to Marin for the Headlands' summer open house where you'll have access to artists in their studios, a performance by vocalist, musician, and dancer Dohee Lee, an artist talk with LA filmmaker William E. Jones, and more.
When: 12-5 p.m., Sun. 7/29
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito
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