Book signing hosted by Southern Exposure and THE THING Quarterly
Get a signed copy of SF State Art History professor Gwen Allen's new book Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art. The books takes a deep look inside the magazine as medium, a '60s and '70s movement in which the page functioned as an alternative exhibition space. A panel discussion and book launch follow the next evening at Southern Exposure (Thurs. 10/13, 7-9 p.m.)
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 10/12
Where: THE THING Quarterly office, 3285 20th St.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Bay Area artist/activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents his latest work, red, black & GREEN: a blues, a multimedia effort in which he's collaborated with six artists to present a statement about sustaining the planet by first sustaining humanity. A perennial favorite, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet returns for its fall home season featuring King's celebrated work Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?, complete with music by tabla master Zakir Hussain.
When: 8 p.m., Thurs. – Sat. 10/13-15 and 10/20-22; Fri. 10/14 – Sun. 10/23
Where: YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St.; YBCA Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St.
Now in its 10th year, SF Docfest is about more than just movies. The festival kicks off with Dirty Pictures, a film about a Bay Area chemist's discovery of psychedelics and closes with a doc about Stan Lee, one of the most recognized names in the comics world. But it's these events that got us going: the super hero-themed closing night party, the roller disco costume party at Cellspace, and the '80s new-wave singalong at the Roxie.
When: Fri. 10/14 – Thurs. 10/27
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.
This weekend's your chance for a dose of cringe-worthy comedy. We've all taken a trip to humiliation station, so it's only fair to have a laugh at someone else's expense.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 10/14
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.
Cow Palace Rodeo
Grab your girlfriends and head to Cow Palace for cheap beer, bucking broncos, and those hot men in plaid we like to call cowboys.
When: 7:30 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 10/14-15 and 10/21-22
Where: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City
Treasure Island Music Festival
Cross your fingers for good weather as you gear up to hear Cut Copy, Geographer, Death Cab for Cutie, Beach House, St. Vincent, Thee Oh Sees, The Head and the Heart, and more. Have a listen to our playlist (created by the folks behind the fest) here.
When: Sat. 10/15 – Sun. 10/16
Where: Treasure Island
Richard Serra and Headlands' Open House
Serra, the man behind the monoliths, shares lesser known pieces in this first major museum retrospective of his works on paper. The show includes drawings from both public and private collections, in addition to illustrations from his sketchbooks that have never been seen before. Serra's artist talk at 7 p.m. on 10/13 is already sold-out, but you can catch a live simulcast in the education center. Get there early. Also on the books is the Headland Center for the Arts' Fall open house, a once-a-season opportunity to check out works-in-progress by Headlands' residents. You're guaranteed to get a glimpse of rising star artists.
When: Serra exhibit starts Sat. 10/15; Headlands open house runs 12 - 5 p.m. on Sun. 10/16
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.; Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito