Other Cool Things To Check Out This Week

 January 27, 2016
Posted by jenn

As Beer Week continues, keep in mind the plentiful other activities going on — from art and theater to the reopening of Dolores Park. You know, some of this stuff would actually go pretty well with beer.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

DOLORES PARK REOPENING: As we mentioned last week, the delayed reopening of the southern half of Dolores Park is finally here. The occasion is definitely one to celebrate, and the plan is to do so with a bunch of lights/glowing shit. Obviously the crowds will get there after work, but it starts before sunset. Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores Streets, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free

EMO & PUNK MIXTAPE PARTY: The Knockout becomes a temple to nostalgia with “Make Mee a Mixtape.” DJs spin the likes of Mineral, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids, Thursday, Alkaline Trio, and Saves The Day, all on vinyl. The Knockout, 3223 Mission Street, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Free

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

ONE-MAN SHOW: Satchmo at the Waldorf, which SFist reviewed here, stars Louis Armstrong backstage after a near-final performance. It’s a standout performance without seeming like a VH1 documentary. A.C.T, 405 Geary Street, 8 p.m., $25 to $120

BAY LIGHTS ARTIST SOLO SHOW: Leo Villareal’s work doesn’t get much bigger than the Bay Lights, an installation of LEDs on the Bay Bridge that flickers back to life on the 30th. But did you know he’s also got a solo show? “Spacetime” showcases” domestic-scale light sculptures by the artist and has been on display for the last few days. fused space, 1401 16th Street, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

DAN DEACON: Somehow the ever-popular, no-hype-necessary Dan Deacon hasn’t sold out the ever-regal Fillmore. So yeah, buy tickets soon if you’re so inclined. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, 8 p.m. doors 9 p.m. show, $20

DOUBLE DJ SET: A major player on the international DJ circuit, Scarlett Etienne graces Audio with a intimate set. But wait — Audio has teamed up with Boudooir to give you another headliner, and Etienne is complemented by London-born Silky. Audio SF, 316 11th St, 9 p.m., $10

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30


PORN FESTIVAL:
Dan Savage, known sex advice giver and smut peddler, brings his yearlyhome-grown porn festival — Hump — to the Victoria in San Francisco. It’s all amateurs in all genres making movies they like and feel cool about you seeing. And in the spirit of seeing risqué films, go to the late show (the others have sold out). Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, 11 p.m., $25


TODD FRANCIS ART SHOW:
It’s the last day for the first solo show at FFDG from Todd Francis titled Thanks A Lot. Tour new studio work comprising five charcoal drawings each nearly six feet tall as well as four large water colors. “Todd Francis makes skateboard art that doesn’t suck,” says Vice magazine. “He is responsible for the eagle and pigeon logos that have become synonymous with Anti-Hero, as well as a wealth of fucked up, edgy, and awesome graphics for more brands than I care to count. FFDG, 2277 Mission Street, 1 to 6 p.m., free

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31

UNICORN ART: The Legion of Honor is currently displaying a unicorn worth more than the rest of them put together: a work by Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. You can read more about it here on SFist. Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., $10 adult admission

TENDERLOIN DOCUMENTARY: It’s nearly impossible to catch Robert Zagone’s Drugs in the Tenderloin, a documentary shot guerilla-style in 1966. But after playing to rapt audiences at the Tenderloin Museum, it’s now headed to the Roxie Theater. Get tickets quick because the first showing, a Q &A on Thursday, already sold out — this and a few other screenings were added to accommodate demand. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, 4:30 p.m., $12

(Taken from SFist)

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