We are entering the World Art Stage with extraordinary exhibits! Don’t miss the last few days from Scotland at the DeYoung Museum.
“Controversy Sells” is the motto of news biz, but some San Franciscans aren’t sure there’s a there there over the latest Ms. Marvel ads on Muni buses. One thing is for sure: Our fair city has the best gorilla street artists in Ms. Marvel’s universe.
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If you missed Keith Haring’s sculpture Three Dancing Figures driving down City streets, click this link to see a video of the awesome sight:
The sculpture was moved from SOMA to Golden Gate Park to honor the opening of Keith Haring: The Political Line at the DeYoung Museum. This is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Don’t miss it!
FREE admission at YBCA gallery today. And check-out the varied performance schedule with jazz, dance, acting workshops and more. Travel around the world while sitting in your seats at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
Click here to purchase tickets to the SF Ethnic Dance Festival.
Think you don’t like art? Consider yourself double-dared to remain unconverted after seeing SF Playhouse’s transformative production of Bauer. A world premier script by Lauren Gunderson headed for New York, powerful acting, thoughtful directing, beautiful set and projected art — all based on the real life story of painter Rudolf Bauer (whose work is on exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery around the corner on Geary Street). What’s not to like, right?
Click to see the Bauer catalog from the Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary St.
See one of Tim Phillips’s original found-object instruments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t626wnf2KLg&list=UUk0b0Cd_ly2g6K4uuM-yB
Don’t you wish your landmark birthday could arrive with taxpayer-provided reconstructive surgery, a gigantic party and a world-class light show? Forget about it, unless you’re the San Francisco Bay Bridge, of course. The many-setbacks-public-works-boondoggle project is drawing to a close, with an Opening Ceremony scheduled for Labor Day and the regular 26,000 commuter bridge traffic due to commence at 5am Tuesday.
But whew, it was a narrow escape for the Lucky Bridge Troll, rescued by ironworker James Sturgeon from the old section of the bridge and ready for its new home on the replacement section. Too bad the Troll wasn’t in charge of heat-treating those already failing bridge bolts, right? Ah well.
For both of you who haven’t heard the troll lore, read about it on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Bridge_Troll
The parts of the Bridge work not completed in China have been memorialized in stunning photographs on display this month at SF City Hall and at the Havey Milk Photo Center. Photographer Joe Blum gives us views of local workers to make us proud.
San Francisco City Hall, ground floor
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free and open to the public.
Watch construction of the Bay Bridge live at ABC video: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=9222623
See the Impressionists on the Water exhibit at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, and you’ll catch the disease that shipbuilders and artists share: a fascination with the beauty of boats. In San Francisco you can see boats rocking lazily at the wharf or see them race on the Bay, sometimes airborne. If you want just a tiny taste of the sea, sail away on one of the Bay cruises from Pier 39.
How about the smell and look of spring-turned-art during San Francisco’s drizzle the next few days? Call in sick to work and hit Bouquets to Art at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. Going for a hike will get you more exercise but not more beauty than this yearly mecca for the Bay Area’s talented floral designers.
Happy Birthday, San Francisco’s beloved Bay Bridge! You’re all sparkly and don’t look a day over 75. Thanks to light sculptor Leo Villareal, San Franciscans got a spectacular opening of the art installation on Tuesday night. Missed it? Check out the video and other viewing opportunities on his website. (Cupid’s Span at Rincon Park isn’t a bad viewing location. Take the #2 bus from Union Square.) And if you’re so inclined, donate what you can to literally keep these stunning but expensive lights on.