This weekend is all about the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but here's what you can look forward to when you're not getting your drink on.
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"CUBA: Experiences of Havana"
Head over to Sausalito for some seafood, and swing by the Studio 110 Gallery. Through a variety of mediums, SF Art Institute MFA students share their responses to and collective experience of the fragmented and often convoluted history of Cuba (they recently returned from a trip there). From photo collages to video to a screen T, this eclectic exhibit is sure to speak to something within everyone.
When: Saturdays, 12–3 p.m. through the end of March
Where: Studio 110 Gallery Experimental Art Space, 480 Gate 5 Road, West Deck, Sausalito
BeGood Spring Party
Eco-friendly BeGood Clothing has teamed up with PACT Apparel to launch its sustainable spring collection and give back to the community. Ten percent of all purchases made on Thursday will support the local Live Oak School Potrero Hill Urban Garden fundraiser. Score some free food, drinks, and organic socks.
When: 6:30 - 10 p.m., Thurs. 3/14
Where: BeGood Clothing Store, 2127 Union St.
The Bay Lights
The grand lighting is finally here! On Tuesday, the 25,000 LED nodes will transform the Bay Bridge once and for all into the world's largest light sculpture. Inspired by the kinetic movement of the waves, wind, and traffic of the Bay Area, this illumination will dazzle the Bay like never before. Where will you be watching? Check out 7x7's tips here and here.
When: 9 p.m., Tues. 3/5
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Chris Anderson on The Makers Revolution
Former Wired editor Chris Anderson speaks in The Long Now Foundation monthly seminar about long-term thinking. Learn how Anderson revolutionized his world by running a 3D Robotics company that builds do-it-yourself drones.
When: 7:30 - 9 p.m., Tues., 2/19
Where: Lam Research Theater at YBCA, 701 Howard St.
Glide's Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani
Original art has never been more accessible. In early April, the American Conservatory Theatre will unveil its newest addition—the Art-o-mat®. This refashioned, retro cigarette machine doles out artwork the size of a cigarette pack for $5 a piece. First created by North Carolina artist Clark Whittington, the vending machine will feature artwork from almost two dozen artists across the country. For over 15 years, Art-o-mats® have been installed coast-to-coast, giving enthusiasts everywhere an affordable alternative to purchase pocket-sized, one-of-a-kind pieces like clay sculptures, stained glass, and watercolors.
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