[Pasadena, CA :: 6/29-6/30] It’s the fifth “anniFURsary” of CatCon
, the convention that mashes up cat culture and pop culture. This year they’re introducing “Purradise City
,” an “meow-gical” multi-sensory exhibition that includes a retro “Kitty Kitsch” house. Takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center, Tickets Thanks, Brittany!
USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings
[6/24] Nerd Nite: Apollo 11, Oakland Art Deco, Radiopharma at Club 21, 7 PM to 9:30 PM, Tickets
[6/29-6/30] This is an event my dear friend Maggie Duval is co-producing and it looks terrific: True Fiction: The Art and Craft of Nonfiction — A Masterclass with Mark Dery
Bay Area, CA
[Starts in Jack London Square in Oakland 6/29] The Wanderer’s Union, a long-distance wandering club will embark on their 24-hour event known as “Raccoon” (“You can travel by foot or public transit only. Wear comfy shoes.”), 12 PM to 12 AM, FREE
[8/18] Bell Plastics Annual Public Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, Free, All ages
[6/20-6/23] Camp Tipsy
Los Angeles, CA
[6/30 and 7/14] Four new performances of 49 Boxes at Black Rabbit Rose
[7/3-7/7] Marin County Fair (the best one in the Bay Area, imo)
New York City
See what RED pal Oriana Leckert has picked as the must-go-to events in the Big Apple
[All summer] Oakland Heritage Alliance has some swell walking tours lined up, $15 each/non-members
[Until 8/24] SIGNMAN: John Law, a retrospective of John Law’s work at Pro Arts Gallery
[6/21] Mark Pauline and John Law in conversation at Pro Arts, 7 PM to 9 PM
[6/27] Don Herron and John Law in conversation at Pro Arts, 7 PM to 9 PM
[7/16] Julia Solis, Ron English, and John Law in conversation at Pro Arts, 7 PM to 9 PM
[7/25] William Binzen and John Law in conversation at Pro Arts, 7 PM to 9 PM
[8/24] Closing reception, 8 PM to 10 PM
[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes, 5 PM
[7/7] Dennis Evanosky conducts a walking tour of Mountain View Cemetery, meet in front of Chapel of the Chimes in Piedmont, 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Tickets
[7/28] There’s going to be a Monster Bash and Municipal Band Concert at the bandstand near Lake Merritt’s Mid-century Monster, 12 PM to 3 PM, Monster tees and schwag will be available for purchase
[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
[7/30] Artist submissions deadline
[Until 7/21] Exotic Aquatic, After losing everything in the wildfires over a year ago, light artist Erick Dunn is back with a new show at the Marin Art and Garden Center! Save the date: On July 13, he’s hosting a closing party.
San Diego, CA
[8/7-8/11] Tiki Oasis: Catch the New Wave, Tickets
San Francisco, CA
View: An illustrated guide to quirky local spots in San Francisco Thanks, Joyce!
[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 from now until September 21. Not to be missed! Tickets are $15.
[6/28] Lea Redmond of The World’s Smallest Post Service is speaking at Creative Mornings SF, 8:30 AM to 10 AM, Register on 6/24 at 11 AM
[Dates in July] Flower Piano at SF Botanical Garden, 9 AM to 6 PM, More info
[7/4] Three Day Stubble at SF Eagle, 9 PM to 2 AM
[7/9] Conversation with Justin Oliphant and the Explorer’s Guild at 3264 Mission, 7 PM to 9 PM (Go on adventures with the Explorer’s Guild!)
[8/2] The return of indie pop group Imperial Teen at Rickshaw Stop, 8 PM, Tickets
[8/4] James, along with the Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove (free concert), 2 PM to 5 PM
San Jose, CA
[6/23] Opening reception for “Surreal Sublime” at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Know about a cool happening? Send me the info and I’ll share it with the class!