Weekend Guide: Ai Weiwei Is Back + Oakland Dance Festival

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April may be winding down, but the events are heating up.


Ai Weiwei: Overrated at Haines Gallery

(Bicycle Basket With Flowers in porcelain; photo courtesy of Haines Gallery)

What: Following last year's legendary exhibit on Alcatraz, Ai Weiwei is back with a new show at Haines Gallery. Overrated is the first exhibit in the gallery after a month long remodel—so you know it's going to be good.

When: Thursday, April 28: 5:30-7:30pm.

Where: Haines Gallery: 49 Geary St., Suite 540 (Union Square), hainesgallery.com

Oakland Dance Festival

What: For one day only, the Bay Area's best dancers will gather in Jack London Square to show off their skills. From tiny tots to experienced adults, peruse the many forms of entertainment available. There will also be workshops should you wish to improve on your own skills. Strap on those dancing shoes and twirl your way down there.

When: April 30: 11am - 6pm

Where: Jack London Square (Oakland), dance-a-vision.com

Laugh Lines: A Storytelling Event About the Experience of Getting Older

What: In an attempt to raise awareness about how important brain health is for adults, Public Works will be hosting an event featuring six amateur storytellers from the over 60 crowd, talking about about their experiences of getting older. One will be declared a winner, but it's all in good fun. The event will be hosted by Emmy award-winning sports anchor Mike Shumann, from San Francisco's own ABC7. Register for the event here.

When: April 30: 1pm - 3pm

Where: Public Works: 161 Erie St. (SoMa), publicsf.com

When Lambs Become Lions

(Photo courtesy of Andrew Harrison Brown)

What: As it stands right now, elephants and rhinos are on the brink of extinction. Oakland Zoo is teaming up with filmmaker Andrew Harrison Brown to screen his film When Lambs Become Lions, which delves into the the lives of those involved in the poaching crisis, what drives them to be a part of it, and what we can do to make it better. Tickets start at $12, and are available at the event.

When: Thursday, April 28: 6:30pm - 9pm

Where: Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road (Oakland), oaklandzoo.org

How Weird Street Faire

(Photo courtesy of Bhautik Joshi)

What: Once a year, San Francisco celebrates all the eccentricities and oddities that make this city great at How Weird Street Faire. Make some new friends while perusing various art stalls, listen to live music from one of ten stages, or just eat and drink your way through the day. Tickets are $20 at the door, but if you want to save $5, get them early here.

When: Sunday, May 1: 12pm - 8pm

Where: Howard and 2nd Street (SoMa)

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