Frey Norris Gallery, known for its cutting-edge contemporary and modern art, has a new home. And, as is customary in the art world, they're throwing a party to celebrate. Shelter yourself from the snow this weekend at Saturday's grand reopening soiree, where you can quaff a few Chimays and enjoy treats from the Chinese sticky bun food lady while you peruse the space's current exhibits—"Pangea: Art at the Forefront of Cultural Convergence" and"Exultation: Sex, Death and Madness in Eight Surrealist Masterworks."
Noise Pop joins forces with Litquake on day three of the festival for a night of readings from America's oddest musical memoirs. Think The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones and then lower the bar ... a lot. Get ready for excerpts—read by local lit and music luminaries such as Beth Lisick, Thao Nguyen, Michelle Tea, Bucky Sinister—from published works by Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson, Jewel, Tori Amos, and more.
Ethan Imboden may be the man behind Jimmyjane—the local pleasure product company known for bringing high design to vibrators—but don’t mistake him for a sex fiend. He has degrees in engineering and design from Johns Hopkins and Pratt. He spent 10 years developing products for such big wigs as Nike, Motorola, and Ford. And he’s totally normal. Imboden’s a-ha moment came when three people separately approached him about designing for the adult novelty market.
Move over, Pitchfork. SF-based mySpoonful recently launched a website and tri-weekly email newsletter that neatly packages new music for indie lovers lacking the time to sort through all the noise. Already boasting a dedicated Bay Area following, the site (which just launched nationally) is poised to become one of the best new music sources on the web this year.
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