[Oakland :: 9/27] Tickets are now on sale for Drawn Together, the after-hours live-art event for grownups at Children’s Fairyland that I’ve been telling you about. I’ve already got my tickets! Starts at 6 PM and goes to 9 PM. Art is sold for a fixed price of $40 at the end of the evening… which is a STEAL as far as I can tell.
[9/28] Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase
hosted by Bay Area Made, 11 AM to 45 PM, 2033 Everett Street
[Until 1/5/2020] “Strange features diverse works from BAMPFA’s collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism”
[11/26] Exquisite Corpse Workshop at BAMPFA, 1 PM
Los Angeles, CA
[8/31] Lindsay Benner’s Women in Vaudeville, monthly showcase of lady-led talent at Bob Baker Marionette Theater, doors 8:30, show 9, Tickets $20
[Now through 9/15] Bob Baker’s Sketchbook Revue, a mid-century marionette musical variety hour, for kids of all ages
New York City
See what RED pal Oriana Leckert has picked as the must-go-to events in the Big Apple!
[5/2 to 11/1/2020] Yayoi Kusama will exhibit a “multisensory presentation” at the New York Botanical Garden in the new year!
[9/27] Tickets are now on sale for Drawn Together, the after-hours live-art event for grownups at Children’s Fairyland, 6 PM to 9 PM
[10/12-2/16] The Smithsonian’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit is coming to Oakland Museum of California. Volunteer opportunities are available.
[10/17-10/19] Autumn Lights Festival at Lake Merritt Gardens
[11/8] No Spectators opening party at the Oakland Museum, 5 PM to 9 PM
[Until 10/30] Portland’s “Duchess of Felt” LeBrie Rich has a new show called Sugar Spin at COLAB Architecture + Urban Design. It features 15 of her new (needle-felted and stitched) candy package sculptures (the Whitman’s Sampler looks good enough to eat!).
San Francisco, CA
[9/20] The 24 Carrot Show is a new and totally outrageous, audience-interactive “cartoon cabaret” from the sexy, gender-bending clowns of Fou Fou Ha! at Oasis, Tickets are $30 to $70 and worth every penny (according to friends who are in the know).
[9/5-9/14] The 28th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival is full of surprises! It all happens at the EXIT Theatre.
[9/17] The EPS (“Erstwhile Philatelic Society”) will be giving a talk at the Adventure Design Group, 7 PM to 9 PM, Free
[Dates between now and 9/21] Artist Kasey Smith keeps a map of all the ghost signs in San Francisco. You know, the old handprinted advertising signs on the side of buildings that were just never painted over. And now she’s hosting Tenderloin Ghost Sign Walking Tours until September 21. Not to be missed! Tickets are $15.
[Until 10/31] Christian Cagigal’s legendary San Francisco Ghost Hunt is back. I went on this walking tour last year and learned all kinds of weird San Francisco history. Do recommend!
San Rafael, CA
[9/22] San Rafael Porchfest, RED reader Alex G. writes, “Porchfests are occurring around the country. They are small neighborhood music festivals where houses in a given neighborhood will host bands/artists on their porches. The streets are closed, there are food trucks and you can wander from house to house and hear all sorts of music… Rock bands, folk bands, solo artists, local favorites, and even The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. I believe it is going to have 60 acts…all free. A neighborhood throwdown.” 12 PM to 5 PM
Walnut Creek, CA
[Until 9/15] Blow Up II: Inflatable Contemporary Art at Bedford Gallery
Various U.S. cities
[various dates] That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings
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