The Long Now, now
Brian Eno and Danny Hillis have been thinking about long-term thinking for 20 years now. On Tuesday, they'll reflect back on their journey and look ahead at what's next for the foundation. This hot ticket is sold-out, but Long Now members will have access to the live stream.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tues. 1/21
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.
Bold Italic Dogpatch Microhood
Go to third base on Thursday at The Bold Italic's third annual Dogpatch microhood event. Hosted in partnership with Rickshaw Bagworks, this is a who's who of neighborhood block parties. Usual suspects include DODOcase, La Fromagerie, Piccino, the Lab Cafe, Little Nib, Workshop Residence, the Museum of Craft and Design, and a million more.
When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thurs. 1/23
Where: Dogpatch, 3rd and 22nd streets
Ruth Asawa and Mike Mills
The Academy of Art and the Roxie host a special screening of Bob Toy's doc Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist, the story of the late (and local) artist and activist. Then, on Sunday, see a selection of artist/writer/director Mike Mills' videos, which were commissioned by SFMOMA for the offsite exhibit "Project Los Altos." Mills will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A.
When: 7 p.m., Thurs. 1/23 and 7 p.m., Sun. 1/26
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.
"Live from Somewhere"
In this solo show, Tammy Rae Carland explores the correlations between theater and photography, pressures of performance, and the thrill of live action through a series of video, photographs, photograms, and sculpture.
When: Fri. 1/24–Sat. 3/1
Where: Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis St.
This weekend-long workshop at the Headlands Center for the Arts pairs novices with master woodworkers, who will teach students traditional and emerging woodcraft techniques (plus a materials scavenger hunt with the folks from Anzfer Farms).
When: Fri. 1/24–Sun. 1/26
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito
Science of Cocktails
Mixologists, master distillers, physicists, and chemists come together for the fourth annual laboratory of libations known as the Exploratorium's Science of Cocktails fundraising event. Get tipsy while you learn about the anatomy of your favorite drink.
When: 8 - 11:30 p.m., Fri. 1/24
Where: Exploratorium, Pier 15
Niki Bluhm and the Gramblers
After a rigorous touring schedule last year, the local country folk songstress and her ensemble are back in their hometown. Sidle up to your sweetie for the duets with Niki and her husband Tim.
When: 9 p.m., Sat. 1/25
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
These Sacramento natives know how to get a party started. Saturday's show is already sold-out, but you can still score tickets for Sunday's show. Bring your dancing shoes.
When: 8 p.m., Sun. 1/26
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia St.