Film: Save The Waves Film Festival
Tonight at the Victoria Theater
“Save The Waves Film Festival is a nonprofit tour and fundraiser in 3 cities on 3 consecutive Fridays in November – a benefit for Save The Waves’ environmental campaigns & World Surfing Reserves.” Tonight’s show opens with a live set from Arann Harris.
Tickets and more info
Music: Deltron 3030
Saturday Night at the Fillmore Auditorium
It’s been over 13 years since Deltron 3030 released their landmark self-titled record. The long-awaited Event 2 dropped last month, and now the original members Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, Kid Koala, and Del the Funky Homosapien bring the fabled project back to life. Backing the trio will be a full orchestra. For more on the project, see our interview with Dan The Automator. Tickets available at Live Nation.
Theater: Red Virgin
Final Weekend. At the Berkeley City Club
“A new play about the tumultuous events of the great socialist uprising known as the Paris Commune of 1871. Written by company co-director, Gary Graves (who authored last season’s “Richard The First” trilogy), Red Virgin tells the story of Louise Michel, one of the most incendiary revolutionaries in the history of France–with live music from the period!” More info and tix at www.centralworks.org
Film/Theater: John Waters, “This Filthy World
Saturday at Yoshi’s
This event may be a little less genteel than the others on the list, but, if nothing else, you should pay a “Movember” tribute to John Waters’ signature pencil mustache. Per Yoshis: “John Waters’ one-man spoken-word show is a ‘vaudeville’ act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called ‘The Pope of Trash.’ Focusing in on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call to arms to ‘filth followers’ everywhere.” Tickets and more info at Yoshi’s
Culture: Unbuilt San Franciso
At the California Historical Society
This exhibit runs through 12/29, but this short week will be a good opportunity to see it before the holidays heat up. Per the CHS: “The twentieth century saw both a series of ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco and the explosive growth of the Bay Area as a metropolitan region. In Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past, the California Historical Society and SPUR present some of the most revealing episodes in these distinct but related streams of civic discourse through projects that were proposed but never realized. Concern with a particular site, problem, or opportunity often spans a period of decades and presents a window into a city’s changing attitudes, politics, and values. Every bit as much as the cities we build, the cities we imagine and reject reveal the collective creativity of the urban project and the imperfect civics of place-making.” More info at California Historical Society