Image: Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 17
There's tons of great music this week—Yuck, New Pornographers, !!!, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill—but Aussie psych rock band Tame Impala is so hot right now that a live show is a must-see.
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 4/18
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
Fort Mason's Big Book Sale
Get thee to Fort Mason for the 50th anniversary big book sale. You could spend days sifting through the more than 250,000 books, dvds, cds, books on tape, vinyl, and more on offer. And everything is on sale for $3 or less. It's the perfect excuse to build that library you've always been talking about.
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wed. 4/20 - Sun. 4/24
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.
The City Arts & Lectures event with Tina Fey has been sold-out since the minute it went on sale, even after they moved the conversation to a bigger venue. If you're still dying to go, your best bet is to check in with City Box Office on the day of, just in case any unfortunate souls had to turn back their tickets.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 4/20
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.
SF International Film Fest
The Tribeca Film Fest of the West is upon us. The 54th Annual SF International Film Fest is your chance to see artful indies, groundbreaking documentaries, foreign films, and big-star features. The festival kicks off with Mike Mills' Beginners featuring Ewan McGregor, but our bets are on local filmmaker Kelly Duane de la Vega's doc Better This World, Brit chamber rockers Tindersticks' live set to a montage of Clare Denis' flicks, Miranda July's The Future, and, of course, Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 17.
When: Thurs. 4/21 - Thurs. 5/5
Where: Various Venues
Mumford & Sons + Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Leave it to these indie folk rockers to ditch the tour bus and opt for a vintage railcar revival. If you couldn't score tickets to the sold-out Oakland stop, there's supposedly a documentary of the whole shebang on its way. More on all that here.
When: 5 p.m., Thurs. 4/21
Where: Seventh St. and Middle Harbor Blvd., Oakland
Cal Academy's Earth Day After Hours
If beach clean-ups aren't on your calendar, at least make it out to Cal Academy for this week's nightlife in honor of Earth Day. You'll get the usual mix of music and cocktails, plus the unveiling of artist Michael Bartalos' installation "Handle With Care." And, if you arrive by foot, bike, or public transit, you'll get $2 off admission.
When: 6-10 p.m., Thurs. 4/21
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr.