Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
Check out the best pictures from the world's worst camera. Now in its fifth year, Rayko's plastic camera show features images by 100 different photographers chosen from thousands of entries. And if this scrappy photo approach inspires you, Rayko is offering a three-week course in March. Who knows? Your work could be on the gallery's walls next year.
When: Opening reception on 1/18, 6-8 p.m.; Exhibit on view through 3/6
Where: RayKo Photo Center, 428 Third St.
YBCA is hosting the West Coast premiere of Dean Moss' Nameless Forest as part of its ongoing exploration of the changing relationship between artist and audience. For this performance, Moss worked with poet Sungmyung Chun to translate figurative installation into live action. And that live action includes you. Yes, that's right—the audience will be invited to join the cast onstage and become part of the evolving work.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 1/19 - Sat. 1/21
Where: YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St.
Start 2012 off with a laugh. SF Sketchfest presents a two-week lineup of improv, stand up, storytelling, game shows, and more. Get tickets to this year's Eddie Izzard tribute featuring clips from the comedian's career and a frank Q&A with Sketchfest favorite Greg Proops.
When: Thurs. 1/19 - Sat. 2/4
Where: Various venues
Catch SF's electro pop sensation The Limousines before they go on tour with The Sounds.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. 1/19
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
Sure, today's hip-hop scene boasts a lot of talent, but nothing beats Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Masta Killa, and the rest of the Wu-Tang crew.
When: Sun. 1/22
Where: Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St.