This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
Rad Upcoming SF Events
THUR. 10/08 | 12:30PM @ YERBA BUENA GARDENS
Born in Ethiopia and raised in an academic family in Iowa, New York and Florida, Meklit found herself as an artist in San Francisco. A luminous songstress and a cultural visionary, she’s a TED Global Fellow who spearheaded the transformational Nile Project with Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, bringing together musicians from the 11 nations traversed by the world’s longest river.
FRI. 10/09 | 7:00PM @ WHITE WALLS GALLERY
The relationship APEX’s pieces have with the environment creates moments of intersection, and opens up complex fields of color, as if they have somehow transcended into their own form of architecture. The work is most certainly its own form of typography – his pieces are careful explorations of abstract letterforms. A young, San Francisco-based artist, APEX has quickly made a name for himself in the world of street art, in both the Bay Area and abroad. Having coined the term “Super Burner,” his pieces are most commonly huge, multilayered productions, packed with patterns and a vivid array of colors.
The Setup: Stand-Up Comedy
SAT. 10/10 | 8:00PM @ THE BASEMENT 222 HYDE
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco that features local and national talent. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis used to snort coke in this room. That’s comedy feng shui. In this crazy spirit, The Setup provides a truly unique and memorable San Francisco comedy experience. Come early for cheap drinks and great seats.
ArtSpan Art Tasting
SAT. 10/10 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM @ SOMARTS CULTURAL CENTER
Join us for a taste of art, games, wine, and stimulating discussion at the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Please your palette with Dark Horse Wine tastings, while viewing over 400 works of art, sculpture, and jewelry by San Francisco artists. Browse the gallery, get a taste of the artworks on display and hear how jurors and Juror’s Choice-Award winning artists selected artwork for the exhibition.
Spiced with reminiscences and stories, this book reveals the unorthodox philosophy of the man who taught millions how to cook, revealing his frank views on molecular gastronomy, the locavore movement, Julia Child and James Beard, on how to raise a child who will eat almost anything, and much, much more. For both longtime fans of Jacques and those who are discovering him for the first time, this is a must-have cookbook.
42nd Annual Pumpkin Weigh Off
MON. 10/12 | 7:00AM-11:00AM @ HALF MOON BAY
Nothing says autumn and Columbus Day like a day trip outside of SF to see the world’s greatest gourd growers and their astounding, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record.
The Tedtones feat. Ralph Carney
TUE. 10/13 | 8:00pm @ THE CHAPEL
The TedTones are a group of Bay Area musicians from various genres that have joined together in their common love of jump blues, roots, and jive.
Cookies and Comedy
WED. 10/14 | 7:30PM @ THE HIDEOUT BAR & LOUNGE
Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor, they celebrate this flavor by bringing in some FREE oven baked cookies.
Rad Upcoming NY Events
Some Place Like Home
THU. 10/08 | 7:00AM (DOORS) – 11:00PM @ RUMNEY GUGGENHEIM
Rumney Guggenheim’s inaugural exhibition, Some Place Like Home, unites an international selection of site-specific works by Olek in collaboration with Michelle P. Dodson, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead and Moral Turgeman, addressing the range of associations—from domestic bliss to bleakness—that define our experience of the home.
Cash Registers, The Bamboo Kids
FRI. 10/09 | 8:00PM (DOORS) – 1:00AM @ HANK’S SALOON
Friday night is for beating the drone of work out of your head. These four bands bash out different varieties of the punk rock music. Come down to Hank’s and fill your head with fine, distorted melodies.
Upper Broadway Fall Festival
SAT. 10/10 | 11:00AM – 5:00PM @ UPPER WEST SIDE
Over 200 craftspersons, antiques dealers and artists will participate in the event. In addition, there will be exhibits of collectibles and Latin American crafts, including macrame, ceramics, jewelry, weaving and woodcarving. There will also be food stalls from over 18 countries making the Festival an international gourmet treat.
Halloween Harvest Dog Parade & Costume Contest
SUN. 10/11 | 7:00PM @ LUNA PARK
Let the stress of your upcoming week melt away by watching ridiculously cute dogs dress up for Halloween! Bring your cute canine companion to Luna Park or our Halloween Harvest Dog Parade and Costume Contest.
Columbus Day Parade
MON. 10/12 | 11:00AM @ FIFTH AVENUE @ 44TH STREET
Celebrate the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. Floats, food, marching band and traditional Italian folk groups.
Obscure Society NY: Murder & Mayhem at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
TUES. 10/13 | 6:00PM @ SLEEPY HOLLOW
Join the Obscure Society of NY for a lantern-lit night tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and learn some of the ghoulish stories interred in its history.
This Murder & Mayhem tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery focuses on some of the fallen angels of Sleepy Hollow and its more “colorful” incidents. While the historic cemetery on the Hudson River is perhaps best known as a locale in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” there is a real and unsettling history to the site in addition to its fabled headless rider
Dillydally CMJ Presents
WED. 10/14 | 7:00PM @ GOOD ROOM
Eights bands featuring Aquillo, Tora and Crooked Colours. And it’s all for FREE!
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!