Arts/Culture/Weekend: Bring on spring!
The equinox isn’t until Monday, but don’t let that stop you from springing into action this weekend…
This is your Arts/Culture/Weekend:
Bouquets to Art // What better way to prepare for spring than by surrounding yourself with flowers at the de Young? This week only, the museum is featuring floral interpretations of great works of art in its permanent collection. // DETAILS: Thursday March 17th, de Young Musem, Cost: $7 for seniors and students, $11 for adults to access to this budding attraction.
SF MOMA/Pop-up Magazine: How Wine Became Modern // If flowers aren’t your thing – or maybe you’ve got allergies – a special exhibit is also springing up at the SF MOMA tonight. Pop-up Magazine is putting out its latest “issue” in the form of a live performance of writers, filmmakers, and artists presenting on a common theme: wine. // DETAILS: Thursday March 17, SF MOMA, 6 – 9:45pm. Cost: Free with museum admission ($9 - $18), half-price tickets available at the door only after 6pm.
Free Donut and Beer Day // If you’re a nine-to-fiver, you might want to cut out of work a little early on Friday afternoon to get in line at Dynamo Donuts. Why? They’ll be handing out free donuts and beer from 4pm to 6pm to celebrate the release of a new peanut butter, banana and honey donut. It’s the product of a partnership with Project Open Hand and they’re welcoming suggestions on a name for it. I’m thinking the Honey, Don't Go Bananas donut. // DETAILS: Friday March 18th, Dynamo Donuts, Cost: Free
St Vincent de Paul's Fashion Artist in Residence Workshop // Ever seen something at a thrift store that you wanted, but had no practical use for? Sure you have. On Saturday the Rock Paper Scissors collective will teach you how to turn those coveted finds into art in a free workshop from 12pm to 2pm. Supplies provided. // DETAILS: Saturday March 19th, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Cost: Free
National Day of Action: Stop U.S. Wars abroad and at home // Saturday is the eight-year anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. The Answer Coalition, the group behind the 2003 anti-war protests in San Francisco, has organized a National Day of Action. // DETAILS: Saturday March 19th, 12pm, UN Plaza (the 7th and Market streets downtown), Cost: Free Also, it doesn’t quite fit the A/C/W timeframe, but on Monday you should check out an original KALW News documentary considering the effects of the war eight years on. Hear it on Crosscurrents at 5pm.
Pursuing Pinter: A Celebration // Close out your weekend with a little drama at the American Conservatory Theater with The Homecoming by Nobel-prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter. On Sunday the matinee show will be followed up with a discussion and reading of Pinter’s work by director Carey Perloff and other Pinter scholars. // DETAILS: Sunday March 20th, American Conservatory Theater, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Cost: To see the play, you’ll have to pay ($7.50 and up), but the talk afterwards is free!
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