Nappy Dew Mirror

2008 has arrived, and while the first few days were a bit sleepy, the week has proved itself eventful. Volunteer at Project Open Hand, go see some art, and get your Seattle on in this rain. The above is by my pal Tim. And here are some articles of note about this country's prison system (skip to the middle for the juicy facts) and e-waste. Thursday, January 3rd:
  • First Thursdays gallery openings downtown, plus 111 Minna's January opening. Let the free wine loosen your tongue and compliment the artists. I cede the podium to FecalFace for the week's art stuff
  • Join in my vocabulary vice and come see Michael Bernard Loggins read from his new quirky word book 7pm free Adobe Books
  • Bike Porn at the Roxie 7pm $7 with bicycle, $10 with bipeds
Friday, January 4th:
  • Art opening of "The Gentleman's Gang" 7pm Gallery 1988 (1173 Sutter at Polk)
  • Oakland Art Murmur
  • And if you've already BARTed, might as well check out a party at RockPaperScissors Collective and the Trainwreck Riders show 6pm $6 at 924 Gilman
  • Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution/US Aggression in Latin America 7-9pm 2489 Mission Rm 28 $3-5 suggested donation. This discussion is put on by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and there will also be a party in your tummy because they are serving refreshments
Saturday, January 5th:
  • Epifania 2008 free concert at Mission Cultural Center 1pm seems pretty rocking, celebrating Day of the Kings with Spanish-Portuguese music and possibly delicious treats
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • Boomerang art opening 6-11pm and free film at 7pm
  • People Eaters and Foot Foot play with possible free BBQ at 7 or possibly 8pm at Fort Gallery, which needs much better marketing and clearer information and is at 83B Weise between Mission and Valencia on 16th St
  • WomenRock benefit concert for Girls Rock Summer Camp 9pm $5 and up donation Bottom of the Hill
  • Benefit for Post-Katrina documentary on Latino New Orleans at Station 40 with bands galore $5 suggested donation 9pm
Sunday, January 6th:
  • Any of you dorks play frolf?
  • Similar to fearlessly flying after a terrorist threat because security is so tight, the SF Zoo is holding an endangered species/"look we're putting our animals in smaller, more restrictive cages!" party with free food and tours 1pm
  • JUST found out about free Veggie vs. Beef Hot dog event at Frankenmart 515 Balboa 1-7pm
  • Snakes on a Plane projects at the Dark Room for Bad Movie Night $5 includes popcorn, banjo, and acerbic commentary
  • I spent most of last Sunday's afternoon on my L Word obsessed pal's couch sampling cookies and cocktails whilst conducting an ethnographic study of lesbians on and off screen. This Sunday, I can spend my evening at the Rickshaw Stop watching the Season 5 premiere 6pm doors 8pm show $10 donation benefits Human Rights Campaign
Monday, January 7th:
  • Cupcake and current events party at your house? I'm in
  • Do you eat? Panel on food sustainability and legislation 6.30pm free Ferry Building
  • Free bluegrass 8pm at Amnesia
  • Trivia night at Noe Valley Tavern 8.30pm free. Just discovered you can get a leg up by looking at the topics beforehand. It might help you win that $50 bar tab
Tuesday, January 8th:
  • MOMA and SF Camerawork be free today and my pal says the exhibits are Amazing
  • "What the hell are you doing out on a 2sday?" at DoubleDutch Bar. "RSVP here for secret weekly drink special pass also confirm at events@artnowsf.com"
  • New Year's List Slam with Sasha Cagen. She is the force behind Quirky Alone and a great To-Do list book. Expect some chuckles and bring a list to share if you wish 7.30pm free Modern Times Bookstore
  • A.N.S.W.E.R. Photo presentation of 2007's protests and issues 7-8.30pm 2489 Mission Rm 30

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