Free MLK Day Museum Admission
Honor the man who had a vision for this country with a day of free admission to area museums. The series of events includes a reenactment, a symbolic march, and programs around the theme "What is your dream?"
When: Mon. 1/17
Where: MoAD, 685 Mission St.; Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.; YBCA, 701 Mission St.
Mark Jackson's The Companion Piece
Award-winning playwright, director, and performer Mark Jackson's The Companion Piece is an ambitious project in "devised theater." For this world premiere, there is no playwright. The piece did not begin with a script. Consider it an ongoing improvisation based on the creative vision of its actors and designers—experimental theater in its most organic state.
When: Tues. 1/18 - Sun. 2/13
Where: Z Space @ Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St.
Bow wow wow yippee yo yippee yay.
When: Tues. 1/18
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.
Electronic cello at its best. The local musician has amassed such a huge following that this show has already sold out. But surely there will be some no-shows.
When: Wed. 1/19
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
There's nothing more endaring than the beautiful Audry Hepburn in her pearls and long black dress looking longingly into the window of Tiffany's.
When: Wed. 1/19 - Thurs. 1/20
Where: The Red Vic, 1727 Haight St.
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker
City Lights celebrates the release of 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker with the magazine's fiction editor Deborah Treisman and readings by Chris Adrian, Daniel Alarcón, and local sensation Yiyun Li. The book is a compilation of stories from the authors named by the publication to be the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. You want in on this.
When: Wed. 1/19
Where: City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave.
The Riley Project and Aura FIshbeck Dance
An investigation of the human condition through the lens of social politics, misbehavior, and love developed by a cast of the city's finest artists that play a vital role in the local dance community.
When: Fri. 1/21 - Sun. 1/23
Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St.
An Evening with Wallace Shawn: Real World, Fake World, Dream World
Perhaps best known as the man with the lisp, Wallace Shawn is remembered for his roles in The Princess Bride, Woody Allen's Manhattan, and Bob Fosse's All That Jazz. The writer and actor will read from and talk about his work.
When: Sun. 1/23
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley