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THINGS TO DO AROUND THE BAY!
(All events in San Francisco unless otherwise noted).
Last Updated: September 25, 1997.
Thursday September 25. 7:30 p.m.
Women in Cyberspace
The four-part "Intelligence, Technology, and
ARTificial Society" series continues tonight with
"A Cyber-Feminine Perspective," featuring Denise
Caruso, Linda Jacobson, Marleen McDaniel and
Soledad O'Brien (moderator). $13-65.
Center For The Arts, 700 Howard. 904-7740.
Friday September 26. 6:30 p.m.
What with this balmy weather we've been having, you'd hardly realize that
fall is just around the corner. After work, come celebrate the end of the
summer with a few thousand two-wheelin' San Franciscans all critically
amassin' together. This evening's ride is the fifth annual excursion to
Fort Mason Park. Justin Herman Plaza. 776-7653.
Friday September 26 through Sunday September 28. See times below.
Although we're partial to bicycles, this weekend
we recommend you check out over 50 highly
decorated and painstakingly detailed cars from
across the country, plus art-car photos, films,
and even an obligatory fashion show. BBQs, live
music, and kids' activities are also planned, so
feel free to bring the whole family. Friday's
party goes on from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday's from
noon to 2 a.m.; Sunday's from noon-10 p.m. Some of
this spectacle will spill out onto S.F.'s streets,
but most of it happens inside the SOMAR Gallery,
934 Brannan St. $2.50-$10. (510) 841-4128.
Friday September 26 through Sunday September 28 and October 1-5.
Audiences are in for a treat this weekend with Alonzo King's
latest choreographed Lines Contemporary Ballet
production. His dancers will perform a world
premiere and some old favorites to original music
by Etta James, Moses Sedler and Pharoah Sanders.
Recommended. $10-25. Center for the Arts Theater,
Corner of Howard and 3rd Street. 863-3040.
Saturday September 27. 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Golden Gate Park Needs Your Help
It should come as no surprise to locals that GGP is in a sad state of
disrepair. Why not take a couple of hours to help
clean up that park we all care so much about? Volunteers will be helping
with clearing overgrowth and some landscaping. Gloves and tools will be
provided. Bring good walking shoes! Soccer fields parking lot. Call
750-5110 for information on directions to the lot. Also check out our
Pick Up Tix program, which encourages exactly
this kind of volunteerism and civic pride.
Sunday September 28. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Almost half a million people will squeeze into the
Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets for
this annual ritual of flesh, latex, leather,
self-defined 'perversity', and downright
naughtiness. Whether you're a down 'n' dirty
leather daddy, a daily Dom, or a
once-in a-great-while exhibitionist, if you march
to your own Drummer it's all there for
you today. Lots of benefit Leather Week Events, including Ouchfest! (at the DNA, 375 11th Street) and The Real Bad Party (1015
Folsom), surround the street fair. 995-9510.
Monday September 29. 8:00 p.m.
It's 90s psychedelia, of a sort--trippy vocals and
sounds; an imaginary mix of drum, guitar, and
other string instruments. Luna's latest is
Pup Tent, and definitely for the
more musically adventurous. $15. Sixteen Deluxe
and Jude open. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary. 346-6000.
Tuesday September 30 8:00 p.m.
Financial District Side Show
Tired of living in the shadows of those tall shiny
buildings? Bridget Schwartz, whose merciless
impressions of your corporate comrades will split
your sides, Liz White (founder of comedy troupe
The Associates) and Bill Bernat (also of the
Associates) provide some comic relief with skits
like "Office Donkey" (Schwartz's send-up of a
manic temp from hell), "Telescammer Boiler Room",
and "The Businessman". This is the last show of a
4-Tuesday run at Venue 9, 252 9th Street (at
Folsom). $6-$10. 626-2169.
Tuesday September 30. 9:00 p.m.
The legendary British two-tone ska sound goes owes
tribute to two central bands: The Specials and The
Selecter, the latter of which plays tonight in San
Francisco. The Selecter were never as politicized
as The Specials, and yet their sound--which was
shaped by lead singer, musicologist, and original
Rude Girl Pauline Black--was undeniably fresh and
catchy. This is the kind of band that puts
commercial successes like No Doubt to shame. The
Selecter have had some newer releases in the last
few years, but it's really the old material, like
"Too Much Pressure," that the crowds come to hear.
Dress to impress in your two-tone best! Will sell
out. The Friggs and Monkey open. $15. At
Bimbo's 365 Club,1025 Columbus. 474-0365.
Wednesday October 1. 6:30 p.m.
Last Saturday on a Wednesday
Celebrating the opening night of the Seybold
Conference at the Moscone Center, the folks from
LastSat are hosting a cocktail reception, with
over 20 technology demos from companies including
Adobe, Be Here, Compaq, Digital Imaging Group,
Exodus, Intergraph, Kodak, mBed Software,
Microsoft, Mediaflex, Net-it Software, NetObjects,
PhotoSpin, Xaos Tools, and more. Whether you're
already an industry big-wig or are looking to
break in, these gatherings are a great way to meet
similarly-minded folks and to grab some business
cards for your rolodex. Email LastSat@aol.com
for more info. $10 at the door. 1015 Folsom. 764-2967.
Happy Jewish New Year: 5758
Through November 30. Call for times.
A chilling and powerful exhibition awaits you at
the Center For The Arts: the world
of Henry Darger. After coming home from a lowly
job at a city hospital, an artist by the name of
Darger would begin shaping his own metaphysics in
an imagined world. Only when Henry Darger
died (in 1973) was anyone else granted access to his
life's work, a prodigiously weird 19,000-page novel
complemented with giant collages and hundreds of
watercolor scrolls. A comprehensive accompanying video series,
Outlaws and Obsessions, explores art created, often
more as self-medication than vocation or profession, by
those outside the usual circuits of artistic production.
Recommended. 700 Howard. 978-2787.
Through December 7.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Art of the Americas: Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis is a brave new artistic
exploration of current political and cultural
situations facing the Western Hemisphere. Taking
on conflicting and emerging issues of ethnicity,
immigration, gender, and class, this exhibition
includes work in a variety of mediums, including
paintings, fashions, found objects, photographs,
and even a Ptolemaic-period mummy. Recommended.
Free on the first Wednesday of every month, when
the museum stays open until 8:45 p.m. De Young
Museum, 75 Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park.
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