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This Week's Hottest Events: Jill Abramson, Melissa Cody, and Mortified

Art
December de Young Artist-In-Residence Melissa Cody
As a fourth generation Navajo weaver, Melissa Cody knows a thing or two about classic design. The unique artist pushes beyond the realm of traditional Navajo weaving and also draws inspiration from contemporary multimedia artists.
When: Wed. 12/5–Thurs. 12/27
Where: de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

Talk
Jill Abramson

Shop, Drop and Roll: 12 Hoppin' Holiday Fairs

Dogpatch Warehouse Sale
Formerly known as the 3rd Street Sale, the revamped Dogpatch Warehouse sale is going to be a blow-out. They're closing down 22nd Street to house numerous workshops and to showcase products from more than 30 local vendors. Come for the shopping, but stay for the free samples, food, drinks, and endless activities for all members of the family.
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 12/1

This Week's Hottest Events: Carolee Schneemann, Levi's Exhibit, and Lucky Peach Live

Screenings
Animating Dark Dreams: The Films of Jan Svankmager
World-renowned animator and filmmaker Jan Svankmajoer creates his own spin on Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland to depict a "grown-up" dream-like world. Consider it Alice for adults. His extraordinary visual effects and menacing dream logic are present in all of his films and are sure to draw you in, taking your mind on a magical journey. Check out our in-depth blog here.
When: Now through Thurs. 11/29
Where: YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St.

This Week's Hottest Events: Election Night Party, Cinema by the Bay, and more

Vendela Vida

Conversation
Cheryl Strayed with Vendela Vida
Hey book worms, what could be better than a conversation between two critically acclaimed novelists? Cheryl Strayed, best known for her memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and Vendela Vida, author of The Lovers and Girls on the Verge, will divulge into a deep conversation about themselves, their novels, and their inspirations at tonight's City Arts & Lectures conversation.

Shop 'Til You Drop: November Sales

Beat the December holiday shopping rush, and knock out that hefty list early and pain-free this year. We've rounded up a handful of this month's sales that are sure not only to impress your friends and family, but also ensure that you have a great time spending the dough. Who said holiday shopping has to be a chore?

This Week's Hottest Events: Two Door Cinema Club, Root Division Art Auction, and the John Cage Music Circus

John Cage

Conversation  
Nick Hornby + Jonathan Lethem
Since Wendell Berry tickets sold out in a hot sec, check out these two writers instead. Find out what books should be on your radar when High Fidelity and About a Boy author Nick Hornby takes the stage for this City Arts & Lectures conversation. Get some insight on Hornby's reading habits as he dishes about his new paperback More Baths Less Talking, a compilation of his long-running column (appropriately called "Stuff I've Been Reading) for The Believer magazine. And, an avid writer since the age of fifteen, Jonathan Lethem is most known for his book Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and shot him to stardom.

Local Author Michelle Tea on Open Mic Scenes, Fantasy Books, and Her New Anthology Sister Spit

Author, editor, and female activist Michelle Tea may be well on her way to becoming a household name. Known for her sheer honesty and relate-ability about growing up in impoverished Chelsea, Massachusetts and dealing with her sexuality at a young age, Tea is the author of four memoirs, including the bestselling Valencia, and an upcoming young adult fantasy book entitled A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. In addition to her writing, Tea is the founder and executive director of literary nonprofit RADAR Productions. And as if that all doesn't keep her busy enough, Tea is also the co-founder of the lesbian-feminist spoken word organization Sister Spit.

This Week's Hottest Events: International Orange, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and the Bridge School Benefit

Shopping
Missoni Home Sale at ATYS
The international specialty shop, which features unique products designed by architects and designers from around the world, is having their annual Missoni Home sale just in time to redecorate for the fall season. With deals as good as 15% off home products, it's the right time to invest in a few more plush blankets and home decor.
When: Mon. 10/15–Wed. 10/31
Where: ATYS, 2149B Union St., and other selected Missoni Home retailers
 
Exhibit

This Week's Hottest Events: Thee Oh Sees, Open Studios, and Treasure Island

Grimes

Music
Patti Smith
Just in case you missed her set at Hardly Strictly, Patti Smith is staying in SF for one more concert. Dubbed as one of the most influential female musicians of all time, Smith's unique fusion of poetical rock-and-roll always makes for a great show.
When: 8 p.m. Mon. 10/8
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.

Photography
"The Radical Camera"

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