Image from Paul Clipson
Need a little mind-altering this weekend? There's some great art, rock, and drugs (or, well, discussions about drugs) going down to help shift you out of your same-old mental routine. And if any of these nights hit a tad too hard, a couple new brunch spots help you ease back into the day.
Big Score (Fri.) Barn Owl already makes sounds I’d describe as cinematic (in a droney, desert apocalypse sorta way), so I can only imagine when you take half of that duo and pair him with an abstract film to score. Jon Porras from that band plays live to a Super 8mm piece by notable filmmaker and video artist Paul Clipson on March 16 [*I had the date wrong in the original post. Sorry!]. It’s part of a larger show at Incline Gallery (19th & Valencia) that opens Friday called “Walk Softly Stranger,” where you can check out sculptures by Alexander Cheves and text manipulator Walter Logue. The opening runs from 6-9 p.m.
Ty One On (Fri.) I was very stoked to hear that Ty Segall and White Fence are collaborating on a record. Ty’s already recorded some great tunes with Mikal Cronin. Tonight’s bill at the Great American pairs White Fence, Ty Segall, and Mikal Cronin for one big explosion of garage rock awesomeness.
Fund the Future (Sat.) Scary Cow is a local group that helps indie filmmakers compile their crews and fund their flicks. You can aid their cash collecting efforts on Saturday at the Castro Theatre, when Scary Cow presents its 16th Annual fest of Bay Area films. Spend the afternoon at the movies and vote for your favorite short features, which will earn one lucky director some seed money to keep the movie alive. The screening runs from 3-8 p.m.
Wise Brunch (all weekend) How about a little something different for breakfast? Go the pop-up route with Boogaloo’s temporary brunches at Parada22 in the Haight. Or support a pop-up gone brick and mortar by chowing down at Wise Son’s Jewish Delicatessen in the Mission. Word to the wise (ha!), I’ve heard the deli sells out of many goodies by 1 p.m., so become an early bird if you go.
Psychedelic Sunday (Sun.) Did you know there was a Psychedelic Society of San Francisco? I mean, the city is a psychedelic society even without this group, but you’ve gotta love that there are people committed to keeping our burg weird. The meetup gathers Sunday to talk ayahuasca, the Amazonian medicine that makes folks trip balls. This gathering is not, thankfully, a chance to hallucinate en masse, but rather to discuss the debate around the use of this intense narcotic. Sunday coming down be damned. Show up at Noisebridge at 2 to get in on the fun.