This Week's Hottest Events: Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Fest, Park(ing) Day, and More


There is loads going on this week, get your calendar out.

Steven Spielberg joins SF Symphony for “Maestros of the Movies”
Spielberg joins as a special guest host to Hollywood legend John Williams, the man responsible for the most recognizable music in film (think Star Wars, Jaws, Indian Jones, etc.). The show is nearly sold out but some obstructed view seats are available by phone, call (415) 864-6000 quick!
When:  Mon, 9/16
Where:  Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave @ Grove

In the Woods 
Tap into your outdoorsy side with the Presidio Trust, REI, Weekend Sherpa, Shelter Co. and more. Learn about edible and medicinal plants, hone your navigation skills, all while listening to the beats of DJ Jamie Jams.
When: Thurs. 9/19
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. Golden Gate Park

The 70's pioneer band of new wave and punk plays two shows this week in the Bay. Expect plenty of sing-along favorites (Call Me, Heart of Glass, One Way or Another) from Debbie Harry. 
When and Where: Thurs. 9/19 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center; Fri. 9/20 at the Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga)

Park(ing) Day
Join in the worldwide event where citizens, artists, and activists transform every day parking spots into temporary public spaces. So roll out the astroturf, grab a lawnchair, kick back and relax, no parklet needed. 
When: Fri. 9/20
Where: any parking space

Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Fest w/ Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords 
The folks at Funny or Die call this month’s Oddball Fest a “laughpocalypse” of comedy, music, and curiosities headlined by Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords. Also catch appearances by The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal and Kristen Schaal, as well as up-and-comer Hannibal Buress.
When: Fri. 9/20
Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View)

A Night at the Greek
Restoration Hardware is getting into the music business by curating a lineup of emerging artists under the stars. Soul-singing sisters Larkin Poe, the smoky vocals of The Brixtons, and the soulful pop of EDEI will perform. 
When: Fri. 9/20, 8 p.m.
Where: Greek Theater (Berkeley)

Almanac NotOberfest  + Oktoberfest by the Bay 
On Friday, the one-night charity event features a mix of seasonal craft beers that span this summer’s wet hopped ales, upcoming Oktoberfest lagers, and the first taste of fall’s pumpkin and other harvest-style brews. Oktoberfest sets up for there days of brats, beer, and oompah music. 
When: NotOberfest, Fri. 9/20; Oktoberfest, Fri - Sun. 9/20-22  
Where: NotOberfest, 500 DeHaro St @ Mariposa; Oktoberfest, Pier 48

Bill T. Jones 30th anniversary at YBCA
In honor of 30 years of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s, this retrospective highlights sets, props, photography, and moving images on screen that played an integral role in the company's choreography.
When: Fri. 9/20 - 11/3
Where: YBCA, 701 Mission St.

Bulgari at the de Young
150 pieces of bling will be on display, many of which belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. Read our full cover story here
When: Sat. 9/21 - 2/17/14
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

Makeshift Society One-Year Anniversary
Celebrate the first birthday of the coworking space and clubhouse for SF creatives. There will be demonstrations, refreshments, member-made products and services, and discounts on classes (if you enroll day of).
When: Sat. 9/21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Where:  235 Gough St @ Fell

Enjoy a night out with Bond, James Bond. Not much more needs to be said (though Javier Bardem is excellent as an incredibly creepy villain in this one, well-played).
When: Sat. 9/21, 8 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park

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