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GOOD VIBES FEAT. NEF THE PHARAOH
THU. 11/9 | 6:00PM @ THE DEPOT SFSU
Tonee Hayes, better known by his stage name Nef the Pharaoh, is a 22-year-old rapper from Vallejo, California. Nef has cited Vallejo rappers like Mac Dre and E-40 as significant influences on his style, as well as inspiration to pursue rap as a career. Nef was featured on E-40’s Sharp On All 4 Corners album in 2014.
ADMISSION: FREE

MISSION OPEN STUDIOS ART PARTY
FRI. 11/10 | 6PM – 9PM @ PACIFIC FELT FACTORY ART COMPLEX
Join artists, orgs, and galleries at a dope art collective called the Pacific Felt Factory for a party to celebrate Open Studios in the Mission, Castro, Noe, & Upper market!  Enter at 20th Street Gate, to see some great art.
ADMISSION: FREE

FRANCE IS A FEAST: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF PAUL AND JULIA CHILD
FRI. 11/10 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
With more than 200 of Paul Child’s photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud’homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia’s lives, but also brings to light Paul Child’s own remarkable photographic achievement.
ADMISSION: FREE

OPERA ON THE SPOT
FRI. 11/10 | 7:30PM @ RED POPPY ART HOUSE
Double bill of Lee Hoiby’s The Italian Lesson followed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona (The Servant turned Mistress). Enjoy this rare production of two hilarious one-act Italian operas that reveal a lighter (if not more eccentric side) of this beautiful art form.
ADMISSION: $20
STUDENTS $15

OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND 5
FRI – SUN | @ Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market   
Don’t miss the SF Central neighborhoods featuring 200 artists showcasing their artwork to the public. This is your opportunity to support the San Francisco arts community, so get out there and buy some art.
ADMISSION: FREE

LOVE & LONGING
SAT. 11/11 | 7:00PM @ ROOT DIVISION’S BIGGER BETTER BRIGHTER NEW HOME
The exhibition includes works that chip-or pound-away at the wall separating art and life-that challenge, complicate, intensify, confront, and grapple with engagement and connection. Drawing upon a wide range of media and conceptual strategies-from the unflinchingly serious to the deadpan and a call for radical empathy and deepening relationships, in our own dark time.
ADMISSION: FREE

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR SAN FRANCISCO
SAT. 11/11 – SUN. 12/12 | 11:00AM @ FORT MASON CENTER
Hey San Francisco! Ring in the season and get your holiday shopping done all in just one weekend. We’ll be serving up unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food + drink, festive music, and much, much more.
ADMISSION: FREE

THE FARM IN THE MISSION IS OPEN
SAT & SUN | @ Mission, Noe Valley, Castro, Upper Market   
Punk rock poster show, art, food & wine, music, and more!  All in a concrete art jungle under the freeway on the edge of the mission.  Ya, fuck ya.
ADMISSION: FREE

CATVIDEOFEST 2017
SUN. 11/12 | 2:00PM @ YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CatVideoFest 2017 will feature 80 minutes of footage of your favorite internet felines and will be presented in the YBCA Theater. Arrive early to partake in cat-themed activities and stay afterward for our Happy Meow-hour! CatVideoFest is founded by filmmaker Will Braden, creator of YouTube sensation Henri, le Chat Noir and curator of the popular Internet Cat Video Festival.
ADMISSION: $12, ALL AGES

FREE DENTAL CHECK UPS FOR MILITARY VETERANS
TUE. 11/14 | 9:30AM @ SAN FRANCISCO
Attendees will get their oral health questions answered and receive a dental checkup, blood pressure check, oral cancer screening and a health gift bag with toothbrush and other dental items. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided by members of the school’s Employee Volunteer Opportunities Committee.
ADMISSION: FREE

CANDY PAINT II – GROUP SHOW
TUE. 11/14 | 7:00PM @ THE LUGGAGE STORE
In the title itself, Candy Paint symbolizes an imaginative world full of vibrancy, sweetness, and strength. The artists each provide a personal and unique perspective that embodies innocence, accessibility, soul, alongside nostalgia and memories.
ADMISSION: FREE


THE FUTURE OF OWNERSHIP IN THE BAY AREA
WED. 11/15 | 6:00PM @ COVO
Now is the time to uplift organizations, opportunities, and ideas that flip around the status quo. Each of us as citizens and participants in the economy have choices we can make that can support a movement to create different outcomes. The question becomes “How do we design enterprises to spread — rather than concentrate — wealth and power?”
ADMISSION: FREE

MOLE TO DIE FOR!
WED. 11/15 | 7:00PM @ MISSION CULTURAL CENTER
This is your opportunity to savor delicious homemade Mole recipes, vote for your favorite, and celebrate the winners with cash prizes and special performances. Come and taste our abuelita’s recipe for our 14th Annual Mole Contest.
ADMISSION: $7

HAPPY HOUR WITH CHRIS COSENTINO
WED. 11/15 | 6:00PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK
Please join us for a special happy hour with Chris Cosentino, chef & co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant as we celebrate the release of his new cookbook, Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart with Guts. We’ll have wine, snacks and mingling followed by a signing.
ADMISSION: FREE

Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our SF calendar here!

Rad Upcoming NY Events

CURATOR TALK – TRANSFORMER: NATIVE ART IN LIGHT AND SOUND
THU. 11/9 | 6:00PM @ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Museum associate curator Kathleen Ash-Milby (Diné (Navajo)) and guest co-curator David Garneau (Métis) discuss the exhibition “Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound.” Afterward, be among the first to see the exhibition.
ADMISSION: FREE

JOSH LEHRER: MY SHOT: PORTRAITS FROM HAMILTON
THU. 11/9 | 7:00PM @ UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES
Lehrer captured intimate portraits of the original cast of Hamilton using antique cameras and lenses. Printed in classic silver gelatin, to bring a richness and timeless beauty to these images, they echo, in a small way, what ‘Hamilton the Musical’ so brilliantly achieves in enlivening our own history in a way that makes it so relevant and present for us today.
ADMISSION: FREE

2 DOPE QUEENS
FRI. 11/10 | 7:00PM @ THE BELL HOUSE
Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other shit.
ADMISSION: $15, 21+

NEW YORK WHISKEY — PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
SAT. 11/11 | 6:30PM @ THE WELL
Learn all about the history of this delicious spirit as New York State Craft Beverage Week brings you a delicious evening. First, there will be a panel discussion featuring spirit historians and authors, with a special focus on NYC distilleries from pre-Prohibition to WWII, with a fascinating display of vintage bottles going back to 1902. There will be complimentary tasting of brands.
ADMISSION:  FREE W/ RSVP

QUEERCORE – HOW TO PUNK A REVOULTUION
SUN. 11/12 | 9:15PM @ IFC CENTER
In the mid-1980s, Bruce LaBruce and G. B. Jones, a pair of young Canadians, introduced the world to the burgeoning Toronto queer punk scene through homemade zines and scrappy films. In this pre-Internet era, there was no way of knowing that queercore consisted of just two people. Soon enough, their subversive creation spread beyond their bedrooms to attract actual adherents, spawning a radical underground subculture that challenged both the mainstream gay and homophobic punk scenes.
ADMISSION: $20

VINYL HOUR
SUN. 11/12 | 2:00PM @ ARLO HOTEL SOHO
sift through our massive collection of vinyl records that appeals to everyone. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable, while enjoying complimentary rosé.
ADMISSION: FREE

SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY SHOW
MON. 11/13 | 8:00PM @ FRIENDS AND LOVERS
Side Ponytail is Brooklyn’s cutest free comedy show and a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick! This weekly showcase in the backroom of Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights features some of the best performers in the city and from around the country.
ADMISSION: FREE

WINTER VILLAGE AT BRYANT PARK
TUE. 11/14 | 12:00PM @ BRYANT PARK
New Yorkers and visitors alike will discover new merchants, endless shopping opportunities, mouth-watering food options from more than 150 vendors, delicious bites from Public Fare, and an enhanced skating experience at the city’s only admission-free ice skating rink.
ADMISSION: FREE

THE WIZ
WED. 11/15 | 7:00PM @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR
TL:DR – The Black version of Wizard of Oz. When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she’s joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).
ADMISSION: FREE

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