What to do this week: November 9

Now that we’ve reset the clocks and plunged back into the nicest time of the year, we’ve got the perfect excuse to officially prioritize friends, family, and fun until the end of 2021. If you will need inspiration to spice up your week, check out all the live performances, online festivals, immersive experiences and much more.

See the latest exhibition of this artistic duo

New York artist duo Zakkubalan (aka Neo Sora and Albert Tholen) presents his first solo exhibition at The David Ireland House in San Francisco. Under the lighthouse is the darkest part of the night presents the couple’s 2017 collaboration with a Japanese composer Ryuichi sakamoto, a 24-channel video installation called “async – volume -“. The multimedia exhibition also includes new works created in response to the artist David Irelandthe old residence itself.

Until February 19, 2022
Info: 500cappstreet.org/future-exhibitions/

Find magic in everyday materials

See what happens when creative minds use materials that would otherwise have gone to waste. Visit the San Francisco nonprofit Root division to see Weaving, grouping, cutting and layering: artists with a material instinct, a group exhibition featuring 21 artists who all share a passion for transforming non-traditional materials into art. Organized by Lisa McCutcheon, the works shine a light on everything from fabric and rubber to slivers of paper and discarded plastic.

Until November 30, in person by appointment.
Info: rootdivision.org/exhibition/weave-bundle-cut-and-layer/

MTI is all together now | Photo courtesy of Press Playful People

Support the latest production from a local theater company

Playful People Productions and Starting Arts team up to present Music Theater International (MTI) All together now !, a musical revue that is part of a global event celebrating local theater. The family-oriented theater company will present the show at the historic Hoover Theater in San Jose for three days, and attendees can expect a variety of solo and choir performances from local talent ages 12 and up. led by Katie D’Arcey and Tonya Suker, with vocal direction from Marcia Cope-Hart.

From Friday November 12 to Sunday November 14
Info: playfulpeople.org

Hear musical styles from a longtime artist and recent reality TV star

Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco presents the singer Great storm, fresh from his run on America has talent. In his new show, Love Storm, the singer-songwriter offers a musical love letter to fans. This is the Bay Area’s first appearance for Large in nearly two years.

Saturday November 13 at 8 p.m. Sunday November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Info: feinsteinssf.com/event-details/11434775/storm-large/

Witness a truly unique concept performance

Cellist and artistic director cellist arrives in the Bay Area this weekend as part of a tour celebrating his new concept fairytale album, Pariah, recorded during the pandemic. The artist previously performed to a full house at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco for Apothecary Raree and is now making an appearance at the Little Boxes Theater. Pariah is a multimedia play that tells the story of a woman expelled from her community for having dared to speak the truth in power. Composed and arranged for an immersive sound, the operetta presents the work of composers Mazz swift, Joshua Icban and Peter Colclasure with actress performances Dawn L. Troop, soprano Carla Canales and Hilary Whitmore, rapper Demoness Carterbeatboxer Track IX, and poet and journalist Gary Singh.

Saturday November 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: cellista.net/

Get to know the history of this breakfast staple

Almost everyone has an opinion on the best type of bagel – and which toppings are essential – but how many people really know the history of delicious carbohydrate and its role in our modern world? The Contemporary Jewish Museum is here to educate with an online lecture, Sunday Stories: Bagels, Lox and the Transcontinental Railroad, which examines how the uniquely American invention came about through the forces of immigration, industry, and culture.

Sunday November 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Info: thecjm.org/programs/979

Come in for an evening of live multimedia storytelling

The pioneering live publication known as Ephemeral magazine comes to Oakland with multimedia storytelling unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The fall issue features special guests, including Chanel Miller, Jefferson Cord and Jon Mooallem, delighting the public with stories accompanied by films, photographs, animations and an original score by the house group Magik * Magik Orchestra.

Saturday November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Info: popupmagazine.com/fall21/

Discover South Asian culture through this range of creative films

3rd i Film’s 19th SF South Asian International Film Festival presents some of the best films from South Asia and its diaspora. Virtual participants will have the chance to see everything from light comedies to educational political documentaries from around the world. The films will be available to watch online, so make yourself comfortable at home and get ready to see unique and inspiring stories from passionate filmmakers.

From Friday November 12 to Tuesday November 16
Info: festival.thirdi.org/2021/

Build the buzz in Fort Mason

Caffeine lovers, unite! The San Francisco Coffee Festival returns to Fort Mason with an immersive experience featuring some of the best local coffee roasters and coffee shops. Enjoy a variety of unique beers, delicious snacks, and live entertainment including sets from Little Monarch and Anchor & Bear.

Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 14
Info: sfcoffeefestival.com/entertainment

Alton Brown | Photo courtesy of David Allen

See acclaimed TV star, author and chef create culinary chemistry

Beloved TV Personality, Food Presenter, Chef, Author and Musician Alton Brown hits the road with his new culinary variety show, Alton Brown Live: Beyond Food. The San Jose stop will feature all the comedy, music and cooking demos Brown is known for, along with “more potentially dangerous science stuff,” which fans love too. Disclaimer: There will be a public participation component.

Monday November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Info: broadwaysanjose.com/shows/alton-brown-live-beyond-the-eats/

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