This Week’s Events for the 5 Senses

Wondering what to do for fun this week?  Feeling a little dead inside?  Wake yourself up with an event for each of the 5 senses!

Thom Faulders' BAMScape

HEAR: Who doesn’t love weird art?  Well, a lot of people, but if you do love it, here is yet another Berkeley Art Museum L@te Event (I’ve posted about this before).  First Thom Faulders unveils BAMScape, a hybrid of sculpture, furniture, and stage.  Then Anne McGuire “takes center stage in a lounge show featuring off-kilter accompaniment by sound-collage wiz Wobbly.”  WTF, right?  There’s only one way to find out how bizarre an event might be.

Friday, January 29th, 7pm
L@te in January
Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way [Across from Berkeley campus]
$5

SMELL: Who doesn’t love the smell of chocolate?  Only people who are truly dead inside (or allergic to chocolate). Charles Chocolates gives FREE tours of their factories all the time and they sound deliciously torturous as you watch the chocolatiers making their confections.  Plus “Charles Chocolates Factory” sounds almost like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and this is an opportunity to go on a chocolate factory tour and say quotes from the movie (the original, not the shitty Depp version).

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30am & 2:30pm
Charles Chocolates Factory Tours
6529 Hollis Street btwn 65th & 66th [Emeryville]

PUNCH CONTEST=GET DRUNK IN THE AFTERNOON

TASTE: Who doesn’t love to get drunk in the middle of the day?  That seems to be the theme at Omnivore Book‘s Punch Contest this Saturday.  Amateur mixologists and professional bartenders alike will come share a bowl of their favorite punch recipe, you get to taste them, and the winner splits the door money.  “It’s a win-win here, folks, so come on by and wow us with your mixing skills. Or you drinking aptitude.”  I know some of you have at least the latter.

Punch Contest
Saturday, January 30th, 4pm
Omnivore Books on Food
3885 Cesar Chavez St. @ Church [Mission]

FREE punch for contestants, $5 for drinkers-only

TOUCH: Who doesn’t love crafts?  Get crafty this week at Workshop (Broke Ass Stuart favorite), SF’s premier DIY station created by Kelly Malone (Broke Ass Stuart VIP).  This week’s classes are designed to spruce up your shitty apartment.  Get your glue guns ready.

Wednesday, January 27th, 8pm: “Zip Tie Chandelier”
Sunday, January 31st, 4pm: “Pimp My Ikea Table”
Workshop
1798 McAllister St. @ Baker St. [Alamo Square-ish]
check workshop’s calendar for prices/open spots

MINI BIKE CABARET

MINI BIKE CABARET

SEE: Who doesn’t love a variety show?  The San Francisco Bike Dance group The Derailleurs are putting on a Mini Bike Cabaret:a night of burlesque, bike dancing (??? and !!!), live music, art show, film screenings, raffles, the unveiling of a bike-themed a coloring book, and more.  Facebook invitation.

Saturday, January 30th, 9pm
Mini Bike Cabaret
Bollyhood Café
3372 19th St. @ Mission St.
$7

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.