You work hard, and you deserve a fun and relaxing weekend before heading back to the office on Monday. Luckily, this is the San Francisco Bay Area, and there is always something going on!
Welcome to Weekend Planner. Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.
Friday, Mar. 27
PianoFight, San Francisco, CA
7PM, All Ages
Jump into our Tardis, warm up the Flux Capacitor, and take a Quantum Leap with KML as we travel through time and space in search of sketch comedy! Will we alter the course of the future resulting in our being ruled by a super-race of screaming sheep? Or will we just laugh so hard we pee our pants a little? Beef up on an inaccurate past and fail your history test with us!
San Francisco, CA
Any Time, All Ages
The SF Pedicab City Tour takes you through Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, the old Barbary Coast, and finishes back in Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square — your choice.
The two person tour lasts about 80 minutes.
We are flexible with pick up/drop off locations and tour start times, please contact us if needed.
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Saturday, Mar. 28
Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA
6PM, All Ages
SFAI and SFMOMA are pleased to jointly present Doug Hall’s seminal large-scale installation The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described (1987), which conjoins industrial imagery with documentary scenes of nature in turmoil. Its three channels of video, displayed on six monitors and a projection, are accompanied by the sculptural presence of a functioning Tesla coil, two large steel chairs, and a tilted, commanding steel-mesh barricade. Bringing together the immediacy of sculpture with powerful moving images, and startling jolts extending from the coil, the installation is a potent reminder that we are subject to the forces of nature and the influence of media.
This exhibition marks the first time The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described has been on view in the Bay Area in 25 years, when it was shown at SFMOMA in its former location in the War Memorial Veterans Building. The co-presentation of this major work from SFMOMA’s renowned media arts collection is part of the SFMOMA On the Go program.
The exhibition is jointly curated by Hesse McGraw, vice president for exhibitions and public programs at SFAI, and Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at SFMOMA and visiting faculty at SFAI.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
San Francisco–based Doug Hall is professor emeritus at SFAI, where he taught from 1980 until 2008. Hall is currently a visiting artist in graduate fine arts at California College of the Arts. His internationally acclaimed work spans performance, video, and photography.
Merced Branch Library, San Francisco, CA
11AM, All Ages
Calling all middle school girls! When you grow up, what do you want to be? The President? A Congresswoman? A doctor? A rocket scientist? A police officer?
Whatever you want to be, you don’t want to miss this event where you will hear from exceptional women who have broken down barriers and made history in their fields. Get inspired an make your dream come true!
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
7PM, All Ages
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will reunite on stage for four concerts at San Francisco’s famed The Fillmore. The shows take place March 25, 26, 27 and 28 of 2015, and will be the legendary band’s first live performances since disbanding in 2008. The intimate Fillmore shows also mark the IC’s first visit to San Francisco since their 2008 main-stage set at the inaugural Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. Onsale ticket information for the March Fillmore dates will be announced soon.
Said Harper of the shows, “I have always loved The Fillmore and its history. San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the world and it felt like the right place for us to set sail.”
The Innocent Criminals — comprised of percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates and guitarist Michael Ward — trace their roots back to 1993. Harper and the band toured the globe nonstop for 15 years, earning legions of fans thanks to their explosive live performances. Their fans were also fueled by Harper’s acclaimed studio output with albums such as “Fight For Your Mind,” “The Will to Live,” “Burn to Shine,” “Diamonds on the Inside” and the GRAMMY® nominated “Lifeline.” They featured such songs as “Burn One Down,” “Diamonds on the Inside,” “Steal My Kisses,” “Better Way” and “Fight Outta You.” The Innocent Criminals also backed Ben and The Blind Boys of Alabama on the two-time GRAMMY® winning collaborative album “There Will Be A Light.”
While Harper has sold millions of records throughout the world, it is on stage that he and The Innocent Criminals established themselves as one of the world’s most versatile and hard-working bands. That reputation took the band from the early days of playing the tiny Mint in Los Angeles to the world’s finest concert halls, theaters and festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Fuji Rock, Roskilde Festival and the inaugural edition of Coachella in 1999.
“The Innocent Criminals are a family,” Harper added. “We’ve remained very close over the years and it seemed like we couldn’t wait another minute. It’s time for us to get back on the stage together. We’ve all come full circle in our own ways and it is time we pick up where we left off. It’s creatively time for us to do this.”
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have decamped to a studio in Los Angeles to rehearse and record new music.
Check out the reunion teaser here: http://youtu.be/wC7ipCgF8cE
For more information on Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals please visit: www.benharper.com
Sunday, Mar. 29
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
8PM, All Ages
Due to overwhelming demand, the YOUNG THUG – TRAVIS SCOTT show originally scheduled for The Regency Ballroom has been relocated to The Warfield on the same great night of March 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM.
All tickets for The Regency Ballroom General Admission area will be honored at The Warfield for General Admission main floor. Door and show times remain the same for The Warfield.
San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, San Francisco, CA
8PM, All Ages
An in-studio showing of Project Thrust’s Charade, directed by Malinda LaVelle and featuring performers Angela Mazziotta, Emily Jones, Eric Garcia, and Joy Prendergast.
Charade is a research project ruminating on decision fatigue, delusions of self-importance, and our futile attempts at becoming memorable. Project Thrust has been developing material for Charade since August 2014 while in residence at SFCD. These showings serve as a platform for the performers to share their work in a way different from Project Thrust’s previously packaged productions. Each evening will present a parade of excerpts from the Charade rehearsal process; a series of planted seeds that have yet to sprout. These showings are a gentle farewell, as Malinda will be departing thereafter to the mountains of Colorado for a new chapter as the spring ensues.
This will be an informal, in-studio presentation of Charade hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. While there is no charge to attend, donations to the artists are strongly encouraged.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: As space for guests in the studio is limited and admission is strictly controlled, please note that reservations not claimed in-person by the scheduled start time will be voided immediately to allow admission to those on a waiting list.
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