Madonna's 2012 World Tour
Madge just decided to do a Bay Area double-hitter, and tickets went on sale for the shows this morning. Considering the success of her lavish Superbowl half time show, these two HP Pavilion shows won't be up for grabs much longer. Godspeed!
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 10/6 and Sun. 10/7 (tickets on sale Mon. 2/13 at 10 a.m.)
Where: HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose
As part of her artist fellowship at the de Young, Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique) collaborates with CounterPULSE and Dancers' Group for a performance inspired by the upcoming Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Expect it to ooze sex appeal, beauty, and sophistication.
When: 3–5 p.m., Wed. 2/15 - Sun. 2/26 (performances Wednesdays - Sundays)
Where: Kimball Education Gallery, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Fortune senior editor-at-large and author of Inside Apple Adam Lashinsky will reveal what he knows about the company's inner workings and what he predicts the future might look like in the post-Steve Jobs era.
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 2/15
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., 2nd floor
The NYT best-selling author of last year's Blood, Bones, and Butter is back in town to talk about her experience penning such a well-written, colorful account of her life in the world of food. Prep yourself with our Q&A before you go.
When: 7 p.m., Thurs. 2/16
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.
The hip-hop, R&B, and soul songstress is overdue for new material, but we already know that any show by this performer is worth the dough.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 2/16
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.
Beer Week Nightlife with NoisePop
Local brewers Speakeasy, Trumer Pils, 21st Amendment, Anchorsteam, Mad River, Drake's, Bear Republic, Moylan's, and more serve up tastes at this week's Cal Academy Nightlife event. And as a precursor to next week's music fest, NoisePop presents a live show by Class Actress, and DJ sets by Painted Palms and Epicsauce.
When: 6-10 p.m., Thurs. 2/16
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive
Leave love out of it, and instead indulge yourself in lust and desire. Acclaimed LA-based choreographer and ODC Theater Resident Artist Holly Johnston joins four dancers onstage in an exploration of the physical ups and downs of want: from the euphoria of satisfaction to the despair of unrequited love.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 2/17 - Sat. 2/18 and 7 p.m., Sun. 2/19
Where: ODC Theater, 3153 17th St.
Mark Bradford and Rineke Dijkstra
It's a big week for SFMOMA and YBCA. The two arts organizations co-present more than 50 works by brilliantly edgy LA artist Mark Bradford in a tandem exhibition. Look for extensive programming around the shows. SFMOMA also presents work by Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra who is known for her stunningly fresh take on portraiture.
When: Mark Bradford at SFMOMA, Sat. 2/18 - Sun. 6/17; Mark Bradford at YBCA, Sat. 2/18 - Sun. 5/27; Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA, Sat. 2/18 - Mon. 5/28
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St. and YBCA, 701 Mission St.