10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10
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This weekend there is so much to see: Lebowski fans in their bathrobes; grown-ass adults on their big wheels; ladies on the turntables; and men who want to "Make the Whole World Pay." If you can't find something fun to do on this list for under a 10-spot, you're a lazy (or rich) bastard -- although we welcome suggestions for other cheap events in the comments section. This week's cheapskate list commences below.
Everlasting B.A.S.S. @ 111 Minna (Fri.) "Ladies' Choice" doesn't always mean a bar is desperate to avoid a sausage fest so it's giving females cheap entry. In the case of Bay Area Sistah Sound (B.A.S.S.), it means you have females running the turntables. And not just any old broads, either. These women are vets on the decks (just one well-known example: Pam the Funkstress, from a little East Bay act called the Coup). She's joined by DJs Zita, Similak Chyld, Celskiii, and a dozen other vinyl queens for the second anniversary of Everlasting Bass. The party starts at 9, and it's $5 to get in before $10, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a little VIP action.
Lower Haight Art Walk (Fri.) On the four blocks between Webster and Scott, 21 different spaces are hosting art (some with adult beverages) from 7-10 p.m. as part of the neighborhood's big, free art walk. For this spring edition, there are promises of bands along with all those pretty pictures. And when you get hungry, the Lower Haight's best, cheap one-two combo is right there in the thick of things (delicious sausage at Rosamunde, delicious beer at Toronado).
Deadfall, Dean Dirg, Face the Rail @ El Rio (Sat.) "Deutschland's Dean Dirg lays waste to the stereotype of Germans as fastidious followers of strict rules. This Essen foursome is far more punk than punctilious, tearing though sets of trashy, thrashy, angst-ridden garage rock with a hyperactive fury reminiscent of the young Reatards. Ninety-second blitzkrieg bops like "Kill the Boss," "Make the Whole World Pay," and "Fuck Yeah" rank as epic symphonies in Dean Dirg's world, and entire albums seem to blare past before you've even settled in to listen. It's sweet headcandy for Ritalin kids who never learned how to be polite and sit quietly. Which I guess proves that Germans can be just as restless, reckless, and obnoxious as Americans. Huh." ($7, 10 p.m.) -- John Graham
Thomas Fehlmann @ the Endup (Sat.) "When a place is believed to inspire great art, people say something's in the water. But when it comes to Berlin, pioneering electronic composer Thomas Fehlmann thinks it's all about the good air, or Gute Luft, as he calls his latest full-length. Fehlmann has collaborated with numerous heavies in the electronic world -- including the Orb's Alex Paterson, Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins, Basic Channel's Moritz von Oswald, and electrocoustic singer-songwriter Barbara Morgenstern -- and began work on Gute Luft while scoring a 24-hour documentary about his home base. He then edited those abundant sessions into 15 tracks that offer phosphorescent melodies, pneumatic shuffles, and transient dub. Channeling a legacy of ambient tech-house, Fehlmann will sublimate decades of experience through a live set for [kontrol.sf] at the Endup. Arrive before 11 p.m. and you get in free (otherwise it's $20)." --Tony Ware
Big Idea Night Party @ Yerba Buena (Sat.) The first Saturday of the month is always a big one for art openings, and on Saturday, Yerba Buena adds to the arty party scene with its Big Idea Night Party. The event pulls talent from overseas, down south, and the East Bay alike as the dancefloor fills with the eclectic sounds of '70s roller skate funk, broken beat, and soulful house. London's Daz-I-Kue lays down the bass, while DJs from thePeople collective (who focus on food, fashion, music, art, and dance) bring Oakland pride to San Francisco. They'll be surrounded by other sorts of "live" performances intended to turn patrons into participants: drumming, painting, videography of dancing are all on tap for the night. The party is free, but the museum recommends that you RSVP since their afterhours shindigs always pack 'em in. (9 p.m.-2 a.m.) Also, the nearby Baer Ridgway gallery has two new shows that open on Saturday. Upstairs is new work by Rebecca Goldfarb and downstairs is a show called "The Life of the Object" that includes pieces by Christian Marclay, Yoko Ono, Tom Sachs, and others. (Free, 4-7 p.m.)
We Ride at Night @ Heist Gallery (Sat.) We Ride At Night is kinda like a gang--if, instead of hurting people and stuff, gangs made art prints and skateboards and skate clothes. Tonight the WRAN crew comes together for a 20-person group show at Heist Gallery (679 Geary @ Leavenworth). The exhibit features work by artists living in four different countries, including All Shook Down faves Jay Howell, Porous Walker, and more. (Free, 7-11 p.m.)
Final Show @ Jack Hanley Gallery (Sat.) The prestigious Jack Hanley Gallery is closing up shop in the Mission at the end of April to put all its eggs in its New York basket. (Hanley has had an East Coast outlet since 2007). The farewell San Francisco show exhibits work by nine different artists (Tauba Auerbach, Carter, Ajit Chauhan, Chris Johanson, Ed Loftus, Alicia McCarthy, Shaun O'Dell, Leslie Shows, Kal Spelletich), with an opening party for the closing show that runs from 6 until 9 p.m.