This Week's Hottest Events: Zola Jesus, Rip Curl Pro Search Kickoff, and Ski and Snowboard Fest


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Joan Rivers
The over-the-top comedian, actress, fashion commentator, and queen of plastic surgery made a career out of making herself seen and heard, and she's still going strong. Camp out at the JCC for last-minute cancellations to this sold-out event.
When: 7 p.m., Tues. 11/1
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Zola Jesus
With a sound as fierce as Florence and the Machine sporting classically trained vocals, Zola Jesus is a force with which to be reckoned. And she's got everyone hooked. See her at the Indy before she blows up big time
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 11/1
Where: The Independent, 628 Dividadero St.

Rip Curl Pro Search Kickoff and Save the Waves Film Fest
If you're into surfing, this is your week. Rip Curl's Pro Search competition touches down on SF November 1, and Surfrider is hosting an official kickoff party at Mezzanine with Transworld SURF's editor-in-chief Chris Cote and local garage rocker Ty Segall. And for more off-board action, check out this year's Save the Waves film fest at the Victoria Theatre.   
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 11/1 and 6 p.m., Fri. 11/4
Where: Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St. and Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St.

Illuminations: Dia de Los Muertos and Man as Object
This week is your last chance to check out all the Dia de Los Muertos altars at SOMArts. And if you want to kill two birds with one stone, go on November 4 to catch the opening reception of Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Perhaps SOMArts' most provocative show to date, you can look forward to lots of male nudity. Round up the girls,nd leave your boyfriend at home.
When: Illuminations through Sat. 11/5 and Man as Object through Wed. 11/30
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St.

Lang Lang
"It" pianist in the world of classical music, Lang Lang, plays a sold-out show at Zellerbach Hall. Same drill as Joan — get there early and hope that someone comes down with the flu.     
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 11/2
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Francesca Woodman and The Air We Breathe
The first retrospective in the U.S. in more than 20 years, this exhibit brings Francesca Woodman's haunting photographs to light 30 years after the artist's untimely death (Woodman committed suicide at the age of 22). The Air We Breathe reflects on equal rights for same-sex couples, a hot topic very close to the heart of this city. The show includes work by Simon Fujiwara, Raymond Pettibon and more.
When: Sat. 11/5 - Feb. 20, 2012
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.

Ski and Snowboard Fest
Take advantage of the blowout sale—score skis and boards for as much as 70 percent off—compliments of Lombardi Sports and Any Mountain. Sip on wine and beer as you get the skinny on lift ticket packages, winter events, and park upgrades. Bonus: Your admission gets you 3 free lift tickets and 2-for-1 deals at top alpine resorts. What are you waiting for?
When: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 11/5 and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 11/6
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.

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