Events on Thursday, November 1

When We Were Young and Dumb: <em>The Believer</em> vs. <em>The Stranger</em>

Performing Arts: Spoken Word

The Believer vs. The Stranger

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Make-Out Room

The Believer, a monthly San Francisco-based magazine that you may already know and love, had the working title The Optimist before... 

Tom Wolfe in conversation with Steven Winn

Performing Arts: Discussion

Tom Wolfe

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Herbst Theater

After opting out of a Princeton education to attend Washington and Lee, passing up a career in academia for the far... 

Artist Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Art: Lecture

Artist Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Thursday 11/ 1 @ SFMOMA

Thursday, November 1, 7p.m. Phyllis Wattis Theater   Lozano-Hemmer is internationally recognized for his kinetic sculptures, responsive environments, and photography and... 

Ongoing Events

Bay Area Science Festival


Bay Area Science Festival

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Various

Fortuitous conjunctions can prove serendipitous as every astrologer knows, but how about the strange admixture of Halloween and science? Truth be... 

<em>Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers</em>


Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Sponsored by the Museum of Craft and Folk Art and spanning the gap between industry and art, Future Fibers: Japan's Textile... 

<em>The 1968 Exhibit</em>

Art: Multimedia

The 1968 Exhibit

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Oakland Museum of California

1968: The year the Tet Offensive and the My Lai Massacre shook public opinion on the ongoing, endless Vietnam War. The... 

<em>Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance</em>


Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Thursday 11/ 1 @ de Young Museum

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will... 

Lang Lang

Music: Classical

Lang Lang

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Davies Symphony Hall

Since filling in to play Tchaikovsky with the Chicago Symphony when he was 17, Chinese pianist Lang Lang has taken the... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Orpheum Theatre

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director... 

2012 ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley

Conference: Tech

2012 ZERO1 Biennial

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Various locations

Silicon Valley has its heritage in a garage, what with Bill Hewlett and David Packard birthing the modern Silicon Valley with... 

Ken and Melanie Light: <em>Valley of Shadows and Dreams</em>

Art: Photography

Ken and Melanie Light

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Oakland Museum of California

Featuring 31 black-and-white photographs-on view for the first time in a museum, Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams... 

Nathalie Djurberg: <em>The Parade</em>

Art: Multimedia

Nathalie Djurberg

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg is taking a bird's eye view on humanity, above and beyond the culture and civility, where, from... 

Peralta Junction Pop-Up Creative Commons

Special Event

Peralta Junction Pop-Up

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Peralta Junction

Like a great traveling carnival, the Peralta Junction Project has come to roost for three months in a 24,000-square-foot vacant lot... 

Shocktoberfest 13: The Bride of Death

Performing Arts

Shocktoberfest 13

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Hypnodrome Theatre

In the late 1800s, le Théâtre du Grand Guignol took Paris by storm. The tiny venue, located in an old chapel,... 

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes


When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes

Thursday 11/ 1 @ California College of the Arts

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively...