This Week’s Events | San Francisco
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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.
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.