I don't know about you, but I'm feeling experimental. My arms and ears are open to what the universe has to offer, and luckily this weekend, the Bay Area is brimming with new options: from sounds by young producers, to a vast selection of fresh tastes on the world's most popular, brewed beverage. Let's go adventuring this Arts/Culture/Weekend!
Signal Flow: Music & Sound Art Festival // Signal Flow is a student-run festival which presents some of the freshest exploratory music produced by young composers and sound artists in the country today. Over the course of four days, you can sample the latest offerings by student composers, performers, and artists. Signal Flow takes place throughout the campus of Mills College, and all events are free and open to the public. For the full event listing including dates and times check out www.signal-flow.org. // DETAILS: The festival runs from March 7th until March 10th; 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland; Cost: FREE
Dungeons & Dragons Art Opening // Missing your 12-sided die? The lack of a dungeon master in your life bringing you down? No need to worry, some of the finest Bay Area artists and cartoonists are bringing Dungeons & Dragons to life at Mission Comics this Thursday evening. The art show, curated by Ben Collison, will include brand new works from Matt Delight, Josh Ellingson, Wednesday Kirwan, and many more. The event is free, and giants and elves of all ages are welcome to attend. // DETAILS: 7:00PM - 10:00PM; 3520 20th Street, San Francisco; Cost: FREE
Friday Nights at the OCMA // Join the Oakland Museum of California and Off the Grid for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Bring the whole family for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine as well. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, open studios, and much more. // DETAILS: 5:00PM - 9:00PM; 1000 Oak Street, Oakland; Cost: $6 adults,under 18 are free
Night of Comedy at the Orinda Theater // For the fourth year, San Francisco’s laugh-lovers will have the renewed opportunity to enjoy a champagne-filled night of comedy at the landmark Orinda Theater this Friday. This year’s slate features comedians Kabeezy, David Van Avermaete, Arthur Gaus and headliner Will Durst, whose radio commentaries can be heard regularly on KALW. // DETAILS: 8:00PM; 4 Theatre Square, Orinda; Cost: $35
SFUSD Arts Festival // The future of the art world is right in our backyard. This week, the San Francisco Unified School District presents the SFUSD Arts Festival, a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media and performing arts hosted by the Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center. Through a series of special events, local student artwork from around the city will be displayed and discussed. For the full event listing including dates and times check out www.sfusdartsfestival.org. // DETAILS: The festival runs from March 2nd until March 10th; 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Cost: FREE
SF International Tea Festival // This Sunday, get steeped at the Ferry Building. The San Francisco International Tea Festival will host a full day of tasting and lectures with some of some of the most unique tea distributors from around the world. // DETAILS: 10:00AM; Ferry Building on Embarcadero, San Francisco; Cost: $20