Can't wait for Litquake 2012? Get a preview when author Alan Black chats with fellow Scotsman and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh about his new book, Skagboys. Get ready for inside prequel information with videos, music, a no-host bar, and an audience Q&A.
When: 7 p.m., Mon. 9/17
Where: Z Space, 450 Florida St.
SF Cocktail Week
Attention all Fiona Apple fans: make your way to the Warfield. The '90s musical darling is back with a new album after seven long years. If her record's poetic title is any indication of what she'll bring to the stage, get ready for an entertaining show.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 9/11
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.
Michael Chabon In Conversation with Adam Savage
This Week's Hottest Events: Barry McGee, Architecture and the City Festival, and Self Edge Anniversary Party
For decades, artist Barry McGee has used the city of San Francisco as his personal canvas under the tag name "Twist." Now his work has found a temporary home at the Berkeley Art Museum. Don't be surprised to find rarely seen etchings and letterpress printing trays on display. The renowned graffiti artist and SF Art Institute alum still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
When: Exhibit through Sun. 12/9
Where: Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
1st SF America's Cup World Series Races
The Marina Green becomes sailing headquarters this week as the much anticipated America's World Cup Series finally begins. The race to win sport's oldest trophy has sailors from all over the world chomping at the bit. Only four nations have won the coveted title since the races began back in 1851. Cheer on your favorite team from the bleachers, or track the boats online and in real time with the help of Liveline technology.
When: Tues. 8/21–Sun. 8/26
Where: The AC Village at Marina Green between Fort Mason and the Presidio on Marina Blvd.
Before making the trek to this month's Burning Man festival, get some tips from photographer Philippe Glade. The Frenchman sits down with Peter Dodge, Janika McFeely, and Harley K. Dubois to share his experiences after documenting dwellings, camps, and structures from the annual week-long debauchery for more than a decade. His new book, Black Rock City, NV: The Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man, makes for insightful road trip reading.
When: 6-8 p.m., Wed. 8/15
Where: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter St., Suite 600
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