This Week's Hottest Events: Hitchcock, Mark Morris, and Stern Grove Festival


Le Labo SF Scent
Fancy French perfumer Le Labo finally launched a scent exclusive to San Francisco. Available at their Pac Heights store and Barneys counter, Limette 37 is an "olfactive roller coaster," with fragrances as diverse as the Bay Area landscape—bergamot, jasmine, petit grain, clove, vetiver, tonka beans, and musks. This one's for your growing collection.  
When: NA
Where: Le Labo, 2238 Fillmore St.

Beth Orton
The songstress has released her first album in six years, and Sugaring Season reflects that period of silence and introspection. Expect a side of Beth you haven't seen before.
When: 9 p.m., Mon. 6/10
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia St.

Dan Savage and Daniel Handler
Who better than Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler to take the stage with sex advice columnist Dan Savage? The two will challenge each other to straight talk and political banter, no doubt with some love thrown in for Savage's new book American Savage.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 6/11
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.

SFJAZZ Festival
The summer lineup includes everyone from Ahmad Jamal and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Will Blades and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
When: Wed. 6/12–Sun. 6/23
Where: Various venues

Alice Smith
The soulful diva's latest album She is a polished showcase of the singer's four-octave vocal range. She's got the stage presence and power a la Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae. See her in this intimate setting.   
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 6/12
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

Mark Morris' The Rite of Spring
Contemporary dance darling Mark Morris turns classical ballet on its head with his world premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Morris' original choreography reinterprets the musical masterpiece, which has been rescored for piano, bass, and drums by modern jazz trio The Bad Plus. A collaboration between Cal Performances and the Ojai Music Festival, this act has serious pedigree behind the scenes.
When: Wed. 6/12–Thurs. 613
Where: Cal Performances Hertz Hall, Bancroft Way (btwn Bowditch and College), Berkeley

SF Local Design Market
Part exhibition, part pop-up, this market of local talent (think Justin Porcano of Walhub, Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming of Yield Design, Deborah Wong of Percolating Design, Becky Hui Chan of Honey and Bloom, Molly McGrath of Molly M Design, Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose, and Christine Marcelino of Material+Process) will also preview FormFactors SF, a city-wide design exhibition of emerging designers that will coincide with SF Design Week (June 21–30).
When: 6 - 8 p.m., Thurs. 6/13
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.

The Hitchcock 9
The SF Silent Film Festival rolls out Hitchcock's nine earliest surviving works, thanks to the British Film Institute, which recently restored these rare gems. The films start to feature his signature styles—his first thriller The Lodger sees Hitchcock's first cameo appearance—will be set to live music by the Colorado-based Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, British composer/pianist Stephen  Horne, and more.
When: Fri. 6/14–Sun. 6/16
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.

He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street
Local artist and choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith's latest project takes the shape of a site-specific performance about the life and work of choreographer Ed Mock, an influential African-American gay artist who died of AIDS in 1986. A great source of inspiration for Tabor-Smith, the spirit of Mock comes alive in this traveling show featuring nearly 30 artists who will make their way from 32 Page Street to Zuni Cafe to Salle Pianos and all the way down to the Mission.
When: 3:30 - 8:30 p.m., Sat. 6/15–Sun. 6/23
Where: Various venues

Tracy Morgan
Curb your devastation over the end of 30 Rock when Tracy Morgan brings his standup tour "Excuse My French" to town. Crass. Uncensored. Fabulous.
When: 8 p.m., Sun. 6/16
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.

Stern Grove Festival
Hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, Brooklyn's bhangra-meets-funk band Red Baraat, the Kronos Quartet, and local acts Geographer and Magik*Magik Orchestra join the usual suspects (the SF Ballet, Symphony, and Opera) for free performances on Sundays at this summer's festival.
When: Sun. 6/16–Sun. 8/18
Where: Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. and Sloat Blvd.

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