TONIGHT: 120 MINUTES

Yo yo yo yo. How long has it been since you’ve gone out and listened to something truly badass and not totally commercially hyped ala Kayne?

OK, OK, maybe you have done this recently. But how long has it been since you’ve seen the art of laser badboys Future Weapons? You could be deaf and this would still be worth the mere $5 entry. In San Francisco.

also in GOLD version!

Coming up in arts this week: Dieter Rams & Bladerunner

THURSDAY

We are very excited to be attending SFMoma’s director’s cut screening of Bladerunner (which, I will admit, I’ve never seen before). Come on! I wasn’t even a year old when it came out!. I do know it is an Important and Influential Film, and will probably come off as more prescient than it did even thirty years ago. 

It’s part of an exhibition of Dieter Rams design legacy. You should also check out the main exhibition of Rams’ work in the museum. I want every last gadget. Even the beard trimmers.

INFO:

Introduced by Stella Lochman, education and public programs assistant, SFMOMA

Phyllis Wattis Theater
7:00 p.m. 

Ridley Scott, 1982, 117 min., 35 mm

A landmark of the science fiction and the neo-noir genres, Blade Runner is also awash with design objects by Rams. Lochman points out the objects used to create the film’s futuristic background. Set in a dystopic Los Angeles, Blade Runner stars Harrison Ford as a retired cop fighting human-like androids. Lauded for its design and effects, Blade Runner was nominated for Academy Awards in set design and art direction.

Part of Inspired by Dieter Rams.

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium).



Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/events/1980#ixzz1gXWIlpvG 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Le W.E.E.K.E.N.D. [your art & fashion itinerary]

ach week I do Le W.E.E.K.E.N.D., it becomes more and more difficult to suss out the absolute best recommendations for a proper dose of art and fashion, you junkies. EVERYTHING is happening right now and we’re all festive and what-not.

So, here is what I say you ought to check out, based purely on my famous fuck-yeah intuition. But those of you who’ve already read the find print, you know we’re talking about.

Check. Be settled.

Have fun. Be good.

x

TONIGHT - THURSDAY - JEUDI - GIOVEDI - 木曜日- DONNERSTAG

Lane Wilson Photography Exhibit

.at the Artists Alley Gallery

.863 Mission Street

.6pm - 8pm

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.10p-3a

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.16th Street and Valencia Street corridors

Make sure to stop in to BellJar [3187 16th Street] as they will have drinks, sale specials and entertainment.

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Aw, our dear friend Stuart (known to many as Broke-Ass Stuart) is having

a birthday party. Will it be as sweet and civilized as his last reading?

My guess is hellfuckingno. If you are young, broke and beautiful, you are invited to

wish him a happy-last-year-of-your-20s-you-dirty-old-man birthday!!!1!

Stuart’s 29th Birthday Party

.The Homestead

.2301 Folsom Street

.10p-2a

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Holidaze featuring prints by Evo Noche

.SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery at Fort Mason
.Building A, Fort Mason Center
.11:30am-5:30pm

Wrap up your holiday shopping at the beautiful SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery overlooking our beloved Bay at Fort Mason Center. Evo Noche will be there with our hand-printed pillowcases, kids tees, hot shorts, scarves and lots of other great gifts.

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Meet the Milliners Holiday Trunk Show

Meet Behida Dolic, creater of incredible1920s Cloche hats.

.Alternative Design Studio

.418 Valencia Street

.2p-5p

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Visualize a party where hip gay and hip straight [must be hip, regardless of orientation] couples and stags in their fancy-pants prom outfits, and uber-Transgenders and Drag Queens avec regalia.

Of course, with anything dear friend Del Geronimo produces, there will be fashion from San Francisco designers.

.get advance tix here: easy-as-pie ten bucks

.7p - 10p

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Sweatin’ to tha Oldies

New Works by Fanee

Gallery Three is proud to present Sweatin’ to tha Oldies by Fanee. This collection of new works uses sexual imagery to represent romantic, but still naughty mentalities of a somewhat juvenile teen.

This exhibit boldly showcases Fanee’s provocative vision of female sexuality in society. This collection incorporates mixed media works creating a hybrid of drawing and painting on magazine paper. The premise of each piece begins with an image ripped from a kinky porn magazine.

.White Walls Gallery, Gallery 3

.835 Larkin St between O’Farrell & Geary

.7p-11p

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hat made the cut for this weekend’s best events? It’s loco local, people. Get out your paper and plastic because the best gifts for the season are these only-in-SF confections of design. The talent of the Bay, rounded up, right here, right now, especially for you. x

Without further ado, your San Francisco fashion & art itinerary:

TONIGHT - THURSDAY - JEUDI - GIOVEDI - 木曜日- DONNERSTAG

Art Meets Fashion at 440 Brannan.

Wine and design and see what local designers—including my favorites: Amy Fink and Vanessa Salazar—are up to. Artists showing are Bernadette Emrick and Ivan Lopez.

440 Brannan Studio Showroom on (yup) Brannan Street (between 3rd and 4th) 5pm to 11pm. No cover.

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WERKSTATTE First Thursdays featuring Bay Area artists Ian Ross (he likes to paint live!) & Steve Rotman with L.A. design collective Two Rabbit Studios and la musica de [MySpace warning] DJ Diego Rockwell. I like this party. Otis Lounge is an intimate environment which dispels any snootiness usually associated with openings. Also, no cover. In.

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Trunk's Lower Haight Art Walk

Fashion, art, photos and fat-burning. Throw on your fingerless gloves and head on down. No cover.

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It’s time for another Chillin’. Eight dollars and well worth it, but ya gotta be at least 21.

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Holiday Indie Mart with Ferocious Few & Lilofee at the Independent

One-stop local xmas shopping. 40 Bay Area designers, a full bar and treats, plus a DIY gift-wrap station. Shop is open from 4pm to 9pm and then the bands rock out from 10pm to midnight. A mere two-buck cover.

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Have an art/fashion event you’d like to see in an upcoming Le W.E.E.K.E.N.D.? Get in touch with Miss Holden right over here.

Zana Bayne Trunk Show at Shotwell Tonight

Six o’clock. I’ll be on a plane to Chicago, but you should go! Don’t believe me? Learn more about Zana Bayne and Garbage Dress right over here at SF Indie Fashion.

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Your itinerary, madames et monsieurs.

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The third installment of the [PDF warning] DiSH on FASHION happens tonight with breakout San Francisco designer KITTINHAWK. The dinner and runway show is best viewed in the dining room, so call up XYZ and see if you can sneak in a reservation. I highly recommend the day boat scallops, but all the delicacies at XYZ are delish. If you can’t get a rez, come down to the lounge anyway (you can order some things off the menu if you’re hungry) and still enjoy the show!

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Harputs Union is one of the more unique boutiques in the City. We reviewed them a couple of weeks ago right here. I particular love their offer of dead stock tweeds, but there is something for every boy or girl with discerning taste here. Stop by the Harputs Launch and congratulate them on their new space!

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FRIDAY - VRIJDAG - VENDREDI - FREITAG - Παρασκευή - VENERDI

Witness the best hip-hop dancers in the world. Period. Watch carefully, too, as you’ll undoubtedly pick up a move or two to  San Francisco Hip-Hop Dancefest.

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Thread is back. At 1 and 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, make sure to peep the runway shows. This year they’ve got a Style Lounge and a Big Photo Booth, as well as four Art Lounges and Galleries, including design-your-own type workshops.

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Ladies, you already have an LBD, why not wear it out to dance the night away at Yoshi’s Little Black Dress Party. If you do, your entrance is free. Men are ten bucks.

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It’s here. It’s fierce. It’s the battle of the decade. Style Wars! Come down to Mezzanine to watch local designers literally compete against each other and the clock to come up with the best runway look for a show that immediately follows. Hilarity and drama promise to ensue.

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Have fun. Be good.

x

Le W.E.E.K.E.N.D.

Your itinerary for an art and fashion rich weekend.

TONIGHT

  • Survival of Winter at Project ONE, 251 Rhode Island (8pm - 2am)
  • The Paper Rose Project opening at Artillery, 2751 Mission St (7pm - 10pm)
  • The Brooklyn Circus SF presents Le Cirque with DJ SPINNA at Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore Street (10pm - 2am)
  • Serial Cultura & Double K Jewelry Trunkshow at BellJar, 3187 16th Street (6pm - 9pm)
  • Jigsawmentallama opening reception at David Cunningham Projects, 1928 Folsom Street (7pm - 10pm)
  • Bertrand Pellegrin, author of Branding the Man, will discuss his new book and the future of fashion with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Aaron Britt at The Academy of Art University, Main Auditorium; 79 New Montgomery Street (7pm - 8:30pm)
  • San Francisco Muni Party! Dress to impress with your Thursday night’s best and let MUNI be the party, instead of just letting it take you to one. Wear cocktail attire and board the Inbound M Metro train at the San Francisco State University stop at 7:17p and pick up fancy-dressed partiers along the way. Inbound M Metro at SFSU stop (7:17pm - ?) Official Muni Party After Party at Otis Lounge, 25 Maiden Lane

FRIDAY

  • Tabi Tabi Po at 1:AM SF Gallery, 1000 Howard St (7pm - 11pm)

SATURDAY

  • BCBG & Ella Moss Sample Sale, The Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room, Building D (10am - 3pm)
  • Raise your awareness, lower your inhibitions and celebrate the “State of the Queer Nation” at Big Idea Night, YBCA’s FREE pARTy. Learn more about YBCA’s Big Idea, “Bridging the Gap,” which focuses on cultural distance and how to close gaps of misunderstandings between people. Big Idea Night Party at YBCA, 701 Mission Street (9pm - 2am)
  • White Walls Gallery, Gallery Three presents Unseen on TV new works by Erik Foss. This overflowing, compulsive accumulation of works mirrors the chaotic conditions in which they have been made. Unseen on TV symbolizes the irony of our culture’s founding beliefs and ideologies, revealing America uncensored. Gallery Three, 839 Larkin Street (7pm - 11pm)
  • Opening reception for photographer Gerald Ratto’s Children of the Fillmore, 1952 at the Robert Tat Gallery, 49 Geary Street #211 (2pm - 5pm)

Have fun. Be good.

Style Wars Comes To SF

he definition of Style Battling (apparently a concept trademarked by House of Diehl) is,

"a democratic approach to the elite world of high fashion. With so much talent out there and so few opportunities, we wanted to break down walls for anyone with mad skills for fast fashion and the balls to put it out there. We strive to create opportunity and audience for those who deserve it most—the creative, the uncompromising—the take-no-prisoners talent.

If you can cook a look faster than Pat Field on PCP, this is the competition for you.

In designer’s dream world, you’d have 6 months to transform a bolt of silk into the next big “little black dress”. In the real world, your deadlines, resources and budgets are tighter than Shrek in a Speedo. To make it, you have to be bold, you have to be vicious: No guts, no glory—That’s what this competition is about.”

I’m not sure who gains noteriety with Style Wars besides House of Diehl, but this event will be silly fun.

Designers can apply to compete and party girls can buy tickets at houseofdiehl.com

Le W.E.E.K.E.N.D.

s you might have noticed by now, I include art with fashion and genre hardly matters to me anymore. What is fashionable is the same question and answer as what is art. The more you learn about photography, painting and poetry, the more you learn about fashion in its core form. No more flippy fashionistas. Gravitas, my dears, gravitas.

On that note, this weekend is absolutely filled with brain candy…

TONIGHT

FRIDAY

  • Have your happy hour cocktail and see NYC’s Catherine Fullmer's and SF's Alyssa Bird's designs at the DNA (designers+artists) pop-up shop at Space Gallery, 1141 Polk (5pm - 10pm)
  • I’ll be running out to see our friends and Very Famous San Francisco Poets, Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy read with Bruce Benderson at SF Camerawork, 657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor (6:30pm - 9pm)
  • Also, Trunk Show at Trunk, 544 Haight Street (7pm - 10pm) and BellJar Friends and Family event at BellJar, 3187 16th Street (regular business hours, click here to print coupon for 15% off all items and 25% off sale items)

SATURDAY

  • This work is beautiful. Go see Studies of Mutation, an exhibition of works by Scott Greenwalt at Stockholm, 1125 Folsom St, with musical accompaniment by Death Cheetah and Turd Cutter (7pm - 11pm).

SUNDAY

  • Opening reception of Stephanie Mansolf’s installation Dear Catastrophe, “a series of Victorian styled treehouse dioramas”, at Right Window Gallery at ATA (Artists Television Access) 992 Valencia Street (2pm - 6pm) with prose readings by various writers at 4pm.
  • Last but not least it’s again time for the final Indie Mart Street Fair of the year, at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street (12pm - 6pm)

Have fun. Be good.

Prairie Underground Trunk Show at Candystore Collective

Tonight, tonight!

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Candystore Collective

3153 16th Street