] How can we get “gourd helmet” to trend?
Not only has Louis Vuitton’s flagship store in NYC put an audio-animatronic Yayoi Kusama in its window
, but they’ve also decorated their store in polka dots! The intersection of art and commerce is a tricky one but I can’t help but love this collaboration. #YayoiSuperfan
BAY AREA, CA+
[Point San Pablo, Richmond :: ongoing] Go get hot at good hot!
[Oakland :: 1/12] Instant Band Night: musical improv “event where bands are formed on the spot, with names pulled from a hat. They have 5 minutes to prepare a song. (Not even everyone is a musician, but they try anyway!)” —Danielle B.
[Oakland :: dates in January through March] Reservations to get into Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale are available now. Some dates cost money, some don’t. If you go, you will find a magical trinket of some kind. That is my fortune for you.
[San Francisco :: ongoing] Artists Television Access’ calendar
[San Francisco :: Until 3/2/23] Go see Charlie Gadeken’s illuminated forest installation, Entwined Meadow, at Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow unless it’s flooded. You should stay home then and be safe. Yeah, stay safe out there, ok?
[San Francisco :: 1/20 to 2/5] SF Sketchfest
[Santa Rosa :: 3/2-3/5] Baby Doe and Otto present a new “Mid-Century design, style and history” conference, Resort-O-Rama: “Look at this line up!
LOS ANGELES, CA+
[Los Angeles :: now] Scott Hove’s Cakeland Gallery Presents “The Beauty War,” a “light-meets-dark immersive art experience.” Follow: @cakeland.la
[San Luis Obispo :: 4/7-4/8] John Waters Easter & Pink Flamingos 50th Anniversary at Madonna Inn
NEW YORK, NY
[NYC :: 1/28] Shadow Traffic’s Idiotarod is back: “New York’s longest-running fake sporting event returns for its 20th run” 12 to 6 p.m. (Facebook event page)
[Scottsdale :: 4/27-4/30] Arizona Tiki Oasis
 Attaboy’s Up Cycled Garden installation is going on tour
 Fran Lebowitz is starting her international tour in San Francisco on February 1.