Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending An Evening with David Sedaris, a benefit for scholarships at California College of the Arts. Seeing Mr. Sedaris in person only amplifies the unique character that he is, a charming and unassuming little man who sweetly talks about everything from his impending colonoscopy to the taxidermied owl he bought his boyfriend Hugh as a Valentine’s Day present.
Every Monday until May 7th, Hemlock Tavern presents “Comedy SuperPAC: Promoting Good Comedy and Great Causes Since 2012,” featuring two of San Francisco’s most prominent comedians right now, Nato Green and Kamau Bell, performing new material.
ODC Theater presents the world premiere of Jack Perla and Rob Bailis’ opera LOVE/HATE, a story of two strangers who meet at a bus stop and the feelings that develop from there. The opera will only be shown in the Bay Area for three days on April 12th, 14th, and 15th.
The San Francisco Zen Center will be hosting a discussion between Senior Dharma Teacher Tenshin Reb Anderson and experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson. The talk will focus on art, life, Zen, and Green Gulch Farm’s Hope Cottage. The event will take place on Thursday, March 15, at the Throckmorton Theater.
Writer and performer Graham Gremore’s solo performance Private Parts will be featured every Thursday night through Saturday night during the month of February at SF Playhouse. Private Parts is the opening performance for season three of SF Playhouse’s Sandbox Series.
This weekend (January 28th and 29th), Daniel Castro Photography will be hosting a communal art project, “Make Love.”
“Make Love” is a fundraiser for SF Camerawork. There will be an open-air photography studio. Everyone in the community is invited to partake in this installation piece. ‘Lip portraits’ will be collected from the public and used to create a large six-foot structure that spells out ‘LOVE.’
The ‘LOVE’ structure as well as individual ‘lip portraits’ will be put up for auction at SF Camerawork near the end of February. The money raised in the auction will go toward their youth photography mentor program, “First Exposures.”
All ages. Free and open to the public. Held at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco from 10 am – 4 pm.
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From February 2-25, catch San Francisco’s David Ball newest art exhibition, Harum Scarum, at 111 Minna Gallery. While Ball’s earlier work has appeared bleaker, his newest exhibition has a more hopeful feel to it. His art has always been a reflection of his personal state of mind, and Harum Scarum exposes his journey from a place of negativity to one filled with more positivity.
LitUp Writers presents comedic anecdotes on stage this Tuesday, January 17th, with their newest theme, “Will it Hurt? Tales of the First Time.” Six writers come to the stage to share their personal stories of firsts, and these can range from their first kiss to their first divorce. This show will be the first of six shows that LitUp Writers will produce throughout the year.