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A Second Final Rest / For those of us that live in San Francisco, or anyone that listens to the news, we know that finding a place to lay your bones can be hell on earth. House prices are through the roof, rents and evictions are escalating, and that’s just for residents who still have a pulse. After the earthquake of 1906, San Francisco rose from the ashes into a bustling metropolis. Everyone wanted to be here. So much so, that there was no room left for their dead. A Second Final Rest tells the story of how our fair city relocated almost all of its burial grounds to make room for new, more active, members of the community. // DETAILS: Part of the Incite/Insight Film Series at CIIS. Screening is at 8PM / 16 Sherman Street / San Francisco / FREE (+potluck)
Jessie Ware : Amoeba Free Concerts / This is probably one of your last chances to catch this South London-born dynamite in a venue like this before she completely blows up. Jessie Ware has been on the StairMaster to fame and fortune since 2010, when a series of collaborations with electronic producers led to the birth of her debut album, Devotion, and a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Her down-to-earth demeanor and soulful, stirring pop songs have unleashed a slew of comparisons to another young British crooner, Adele. Make up your own mind, before the import tax goes up! // DETAILS: 6:30PM / Amoeba Records / 1855 Haight Street / San Francisco / FREE
The Vagina Monologues / Join some of the Bay Area’s finest females at a new homegrown production of Eve Ensler’s now iconic play. This episodic performance features a varying series of monologues that deal with aspects of the female experience and bodily empowerment. Ticket sales benefit Community United Against Violence, an LGBTQ organization that works to help communities transform cycles of violence and oppression. // DETAILS: Doors at 7 PM / The New Parish / 579 18th Street / Oakland / Tickets : $10-$15
Heard Here: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People / KALW 91.7 FM presents Heard Here, our very own interactive storytelling event. Inspired by Bay Area locals, this show features the tales of ordinary people who have lived through extraordinary circumstances - performed by some of the Bay’s best writers, radio producers, and performers. // DETAILS: Doors at 7:30 PM, show 8-9 PM, seating is limited so get here early / Victoria Theater / 2961 16th Street / San Francisco / FREE
Oakland Nights...Live: Hack Attack / East Bay residents have their own live media event to look forward to with the second in 2013’s series of Oakland Nights...Live. It's a live, late-night talk show, self-described as “half Fresh Air, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, half Johnny Carson and all Oakland.” Each month explores a different theme, with guest speakers, audience interaction and performances. It’s messy, it’s surreal, it’s....informative. April’s show explores hacking in all it’s myriad forms: bio-hacking, empty space hacking (hmm), brain-hacking, and more. // DETAILS: 7:30 PM / 2141 Broadway and 22nd street / Oakland / FREE (and you can byob)
Cliff to Cove: Andria Lo / Andria Lo is a documentary and editorial photographer based in the Bay Area. She has been documenting artists studios and public programs at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts since 2011. This exhibition of her work explores the synergy of artistic production, history and environment that occurs year after year in this extraordinary place. The show is located off-site in Mill Valley, but bring a picnic and take a hike out to the headlands to explore the buildings and sights that inspired it. // DETAILS: Running April 2-30 Monday-Saturday 2-6 PM / 142 Throckmorton Theatre Gallery Space / Mill Valley
Hella Gay Dance Party / Turns out, it’s summer! Make the most of the heat and get sweaty at this gender bending, all inclusive, dance party. DJ’s GSTAR, Balthazar Lasagne and Fela Kutchii, play an infectious mix of Top 40, 2 step, reggaeton, electro and cumbia. It would be impossible not to get down. // DETAILS: 9:30 PM-2AM / The Uptown Nite Club / 1928 Telegraph Ave / Oakland / $5
Christian Marclay: The Clock / This now world-celebrated video installation takes thousands of film clips that reference the time of day, and weaves an intricate 24-hour long montage to match real time, minute for minute. The work functions as a smorgasbord of cultural references - from the well-known to the totally obscure - and as an actual clock. Queues are to be expected and there’s no booking, so take some time out of your day, and just watch it tick on by. // DETAILS: April 6-June 2 / SFMOMA / 151 3rd Street / San Francisco / Adults $18 Sunday kids get in FREE / Follow @TheClockSFMOMA for estimated wait times