[SAN FRANCISCO :: 10/12 and 10/13] If you missed the awesome Earworm event at Raining Chainsaws, you’ll be happy to know they are planning The Moon
, an art party with a moon theme! Can’t wait!
Description: “Sky gazing! Relax in a Crater! Sample Moon Cheeses! Friendly-ish Werewolves! Space Junk! Dancers! Film Shorts! Moonshine! Tin Foil Hats! General partying and a good time for all you luna-tics!”
(If you want to participate as an artist, contact Mark Krawczuk.)
[10/5-10/6] The Forbidden Island Parking Lot Sale
is two days of vintage goods, umbrella drinks, and tropical entertainment — like a boozy, tikified flea market. Tickets are $5 at the door, or $20 online
to “skip the line” (and there’s always a line around the corner).
[10/19] Studio 23’s annual Blacklight Art Show is looking for vendors and artists.
[10/4] That Really Happened? A night of true stories at The Monkey House, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
[11/9] David Sedaris is coming to Zellerbach Hall and you should go because he’s hilarious, 8 PM, Tickets
[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
[10/29] Super Happy Fun Land (indie venue) is putting on a big Cardboard Art Parade, 7 PM to 10 PM
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] Drawn Together, the after-hours live-art event for grownups at Children’s Fairyland, is this FRIDAY! If you’re going, bring the snail mail address of someone you love to the “cupcake” building for a special mail art offering by Michael Wertz! Also, find me and say hello. 6 to 9 PM, tickets are probably sold out (but maybe not).
[9/27] Drawing Now: Dynamic New Visions Through Drawing in the Bay Area, a one-night group exhibition at B4BEL4B Gallery, 7 PM to 10 PM
[10/17-10/19] Autumn Lights Festival is a beautiful, multi-night event at Lake Merritt Gardens
[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.
[11/8] No Spectators opening party at the Oakland Museum, 5 PM to 10 PM
NEW: Full listings of all the exhibit’s events here.
[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
[9/25] DorkbotSF #103: “people doing strange things with electricity” at Humanmade.org, 7 to 11 PM
[10/4-10/26] Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse Live! at EXIT Stage Left, Tickets
[10/4-10/6] Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Highlights (imo): Michael Nesmith & The First National Band, The New Pornographers, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Meat Puppets, and more!
[10/23] A Gorey Halloween – The Edwardian Ball 20th Anniversary Begins at The Chapel, 8 PM
[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 and spooky San Francisco history. Do recommend!
Various U.S. cities, and sometimes Canada
Atlas Obscura has an ongoing calendar of unique experiences.
Know about a cool, quirky, and/or indie event? Email me and I’ll share it with the class!