This Week's Hottest Events: Mary J. Blige, Lykke Li, and Ra Ra Riot


Lykke Li
Swedish pop songstress Lykke Li will get you moving on Wednesday. Tickets are still available, so if you're in the mood to dance, this is your show. And for insight into the small but mighty artist behind the music, check out our interview here.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 11/9
Where: The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

The Last Kodachrome Movie: Recent Works in Obsolete Color
Photographers and filmmakers have all been mourning the death of Kodachrome film, the medium of choice known and beloved for its saturated colors. You may even remember the Paul Simon lyric about the film, "They give us those nice bright colors. They give us the greens of summer. Makes you think all the world's a sunny day. So Mama don't take my Kodachrome away." This week, the Exploratorium and San Francisco Cinematheque co-presents The Last Kodachrome: Recent Works in Obsolete Color as a tribute to the late but great film format. 
When: 7:30 p.m., Wed. 11/9
Where: Exploratorium's McBean Theatre, 3601 Lyon St.

Ice Skating
The weather is just starting to turn, a reminder that fall and winter are upon us. The cold and occasional rain also mean that the city's holiday ice rinks are open for business. Strap on your skates and be a kid for a day.    
When: Embarcadero Ice Rink, Wed. 11/9 - Sun. 1/8; Union Square Ice Rink, Wed. 11/9 - Mon. 1/16
Where: Justin Herman Plaza and Union Square, respectively

SF Animation Fest
Dreamers, artists, and self-proclaimed geeks—listen up. The 6th Annual SF International Film Festival is upon. Set your eyes on Midori-ko, a film that follows a woman's idea to invent a super food that will end the famine destroying Tokyo. Intense.
When: Thurs. 11/10 - Sun. 11/13
Where: SFFS | New People Cinema, 1746 Post St.

Mary J. Blige
The new age queen of hip hop and soul is touching down at The Fox, and amazingly, tickets are still available. Blige, no doubt one of the greatest singers of our time, will perform her second album My Life in its entirety.     
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 11/11
Where: The Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Ra Ra Riot
It's common knowledge that these guys do a bang-up live show. Their latest album The Orchard is a beautifully crafted blend of sweet, sad melodies and joyful pop ditties. It's on repeat at our office. Their show at the Great American is sold-out, but it's definitely worth camping out at the box office for any last-minutes no shows.
When: 9 p.m., Fri. 11/11
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St.

Wayne McGregor's Entity and punkkiCo's Pick Cells
British choreographer Wayne McGregor sets his fast-moving compositions to music produced by Coldplay and Massive Attach collaborator Jon Hopkins. The music alone makes this a must-see. Local artist Raisa Punkki's time is now—she's debuting a work that's been two years in the making, which will be featured prominently in local pub In Dance. The piece is about metaphor and minimalism, costumes in chaos, and resilient movement. 
When: Entity, 8 p.m., Fri. 11/11 - Sat. 11/12; Pick Cells, 8 p.m., Fri. 11/11 - Sun. 11/13
Where: YBCA Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St.; Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St.

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