This Week's Hottest Events: Goapele, Heath Ceramics, and Trampoline Dodgeball

This Week's Hottest Events: Goapele, Heath Ceramics, and Trampoline Dodgeball


Gerhard Richter Painting
Through Thurs. 5/10, catch the SF premiere of this doc about 79-year-old German painter (and perhaps the world's greatest living painter) Gerhard Richter as filmmaker Corinna Belz captures his creative process on camera, supplemented with intimate conversations and rare archival material.
When: Through Thurs. 5/10
Where: The Roxie, 3117 16th St.

Locally Grown
SFMade Week
It's an extravaganza of factory tours, an auction, fundraiser, and shopping all in support of Bay Area manufacturing and designers. Look for a pop-up shop at the Grant Avenue Banana Republic through Mother's Day, with goods from Heliotrope, Poco Dolce, and  Hello!Lucky.  
When: Mon. 5/7 – Sun. 5/13
Where: various venues

Death Cab for Cutie, Goapele, and Jackie Greene
Start the week off with an acoustic solo show by local favorite Jackie Greene at Cafe Du Nord. Starting Tuesday, Death Cab will play three shows at the Fox, and the May 10 set still has tickets available. My pick of the week, though, is Bay Area native Goapele, who will be playing three shows at Yoshi's in support of her new single "Tears on my Pillow" off her EP Break of Dawn. See her live before you can catch her on the big screen in the highly anticipated Sparks, a film starring the late Ms. Houston, Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, and Derek Luke.
When: various dates
Where: various venues

Vanessa Prager
On display are the art world darling's rich, vintage-inspired oil paintings and meticulously rendered drawings etched in red and blue ballpoint pens. Catch the artist in person at the closing reception on June 30.
When: Thurs. 5/10 – Sat. 6/30
Where: Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 464 Sutter St.

Bike to Work Day
Whether you're a hardcore cyclist or an amateur biker, Thursday is the day to ride to work. Win prizes, register a team for the Bike Challenge, swing by one of 27 energizer stations stocked with free snacks and beverages, and don't' miss the annual Bike from Work Party from 6-9 at Public Works.    
When: Thurs. 5/10
Where: citywide

Trampoline Dodgeball Championships
House of Air invites the fiercest dodgeball competitors from across the country to battle it out in the first-ever Trampoline Dodgeball championships. Embrace your inner Stiller and get on that "court."  
When: Fri. 5/11 – Sun. 5/13
Where: House of Air, 926 Mason St. (Presidio)

Heath Ceramics Open Studios
Head across the Golden Gate this weekend to take advantage of this spring event, when you can explore Heath's current collections and legendary history through organized factory tours. While you're there, pick up a few pieces of your own—the coveted ceramic ware is 15% off.
When: Fri. 5/11 – Sun. 5/13
Where: Heath Sausalito Showroom and Factory, 400 Gate 5 Rd., Sausalito

Asian Contemporary Art Week
16 cultural organizations present 23 exhibitions and programs featuring more than 80 artists across the Bay Area for the inaugural Asian Contemporary Art Week. Highlights include the opening of the Asian Art Museum's "Phantoms of Asia" exhibit on Fri. 5/18 and artist-to-watch Adrian Wong's solo show "Orange Peel, Harbor Seal, Hyperreal" at the Chinese Cultural Center (Sat. 5/12 –  Sat. 8/25). He's also one of the featured artists in the "Phantoms of Asia" exhibit—clearly a sign that you must get up to speed about Wong now.
When: Sat. 5/12 – Sat. 5/19
Where: various venues

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