Photo of Churchill by Alex Martinez for Haighteration
It's getting to be that time to start making plans that separate the same-oldness of the week from the weekend's free-for-alls. A couple years ago I created a column for another blog that was a list of all the good stuff to do for under $10. I can't seem to shake the habit of scouring events postings for the most fun and interesting stuff to check out, so I'm thinking of bringing a different sort of best-of list to The Bold Italic. This one's focused on scouting out new or unusual adventures. This weekend's picks:
Get Free (Jazz) at Explorist International
Every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., this awesome little 24th St. record shop hosts
Free Jazz Fridays, an excuse to have a fine soiree inside the shop and showcase local improv artists.
Spend the Night in Church(hill)
gave us the heads up about Churchill, the new 1940s-inspired bar that opened at the corner of 14th and Church. It's owned by the folks behind Bloodhound and Double Dutch, so you know the decor's gonna be real nice.
Get Lost in a Yeti Forest
Local artist Aaron Terry is obsessed with the urban yeti to the point where he turned the Ever Gold Gallery into a cave where various artists' interpretations of the creature roam freely. His exhibition,
"Resistance to the Indignities of Modern Life,"
opens tonight with a party from 6-10 p.m., but you can escape into the identity of this furry mammoth for the whole month of June at Ever Gold Gallery.
Glam Up Happy Hour
There's long been a bit of Television's Tom Verlaine in Oakland's Andy Human. The former Cuts frontman has a great new act,
Lenz, that's equal parts T-Rex glam and '70s New York grit. They play Amnesia for a 7 p.m. happy hour show on Friday.
Have a Good Cry
Southern Exposure is experimenting with a series of Saturday "cries," or art markets based on ye olde tradition of sellers hawking their wares vocally. This weekend's
Market Day Public Art Event
has shifted from a public square in Mint Plaza to
Southern Exposure's gallery space due to all the damn rain we've been having, but it still should be an interesting spot for a local art market.
Bond at an Underground Dinner Party
ForageSF is all about the community experience, from the way they set up the tables at their dinners so folks eat together family style, to the local ingredients that go into their eight-course meals. Friday you can get your fill of new friends and great food at their latest Wild Kitchen event.