photography by Andrew Strasser
Here are 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.
1. The Business of Being Born at the Red Vic Movie House
Rickie Lake is the executive producer of this moving documentary which examines childbirth in America.
2. Be Kind Rewind out today
Director Michael Gondry’s new flick Be Kind Rewind, staring Jack Black and Mos Def, opens today to the delight of film nerds everywhere.
3. Amoeba Art Show at the Space Gallery
Check out art by your favorite Amoeba Records clerks at this exhibit before it ends Saturday, January 26.
4. Shaky Hands at Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, January 23
Get your ya yas out when these Portland-based rockers tear up the stage and obliterate your midweek malaise.
5. Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along at Mezzanine Friday, January 25
Pretend to be R&B's most notorious crooner R. Kelly for a night at this subversive sing-a-long where his soulful hip-opera masterpiece will be performed.
6. White Williams at Café Du Nord Saturday, January 26
Experimental electronic artist White Williams—a Hot List favorite—performs tracks off his stunning debut album Smoke.
7. The Book Art of Edward Gorey at the Book Club of California
See the beautifully macabre art of legendary illustrator Edward Gorey in person at this exhibit that explores the gothic artist’s more literary endeavors. (Ends Monday, January 28).