This Week's Hottest Events: Jane McGonigal, Shabazz Palaces, and SF Indiefest

This Week's Hottest Events: Jane McGonigal, Shabazz Palaces, and SF Indiefest


Jane McGonigal
All hail Jane McGonigal. The gaming guru talks alternate reality, problem solving, and innovation via video games with Cal Academy's Ryan Wyatt at this City Arts & Lectures conversation. Pick up a copy of her new book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How They Can Change the World before you go.   
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 1/31
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Extended Hours at FSC Barber
Now your man can get a stylish cut and shave any day of the week. FSC Barber is now open from 11-8 seven days a week. And what's more, they'll now offer free Four Barrel coffee service Tuesday through Thursday between 11-2.
When: Business hours, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Coffee service, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday
Where: FSC Barber, 696 Valencia St.

"Poland" and "The City Sleeps"
The Mission's newest gallery Carte Blanche launches a solo show by Polish photographer Lukasz Biederman with an opening reception of hauntingly isolated prints this Thursday.
When: Opening reception, Thurs. 2/2, 6-9 p.m; Exhibit, Thurs. 2/2 - Thurs. 3/29
Where: Carte Blanche, 973 Valencia St.

Shabazz Palaces
The Seattle hip-hop collective's debut album Black Up created big buzz when it dropped last year. Check them out at Yoshi's with opening act Siddartha.          
When: 10:30 p.m., Thurs. 2/2
Where: Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St.

Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever
1960s Cambodian pop, world, and experimental all come together in a double bill with old timers Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever—definitely two shows for getting your groove on.  
When: 8:30 p.m., Thurs. 2/2 and Fri. 2/3
Where: Thurs. at Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St. and Fri. at Slim's, 333 11th St.

Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
The local author (aka Lemony Snickett) and illustrator Maira Kalman teamed up for what is already one of the most buzzed about books of the new year. Praised by The New York Times, People, and Entertainment Weekly, Why We Broke Up takes a deep look into all-consuming first loves. They'll discuss the book on Friday in a City Arts & Lectures conversation. Trust us, you'll want a copy of this book.
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 2/3
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

SF Indiefest
Take a break from the plush confines of the Kabuki to support the best of indie at the Roxie. The 14th annual SF Independent Film Fest promises 78 of the finest indie flicks from around the world—soon-to-be-released IFC features, dramas, docs, etc. Plus, there's a slew of events not to be missed: a Super Bowl: Men In Tights party on Sunday, Skater 26 next Friday (to support our very own B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls), the return of the Roller Disco Party, Love Bites: '80s Power Ballad Sing-a-long, and more.
When: Fri. 2/3 - Fri. 2/17
Where: Various venues

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