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Friday, August 10, 2012

There's More to Outside Lands than Music

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM

As you may have heard, Outside Lands is this weekend. If you are one of those people lucky enough to have an extra $250 to blow, you are probably ecstatic about the lineup of bands this year. And although you may be deeply entrenched in an internal battle over whether you want to see Stevie Wonder or Skrillex, we want to remind you that Outside Lands isn't just about music, maaaan.

For example, did you know that Neil Patrick Harris, of How I Met Your Mother, and cutest-gay-dad-in-the-world fame is going to be doing stand-up in the Barbary tent? Did ya? And he's not the only TV super star that's going to be cracking some jokes. David Cross of Arrested Development is also going to be doing stand-up as well. And we are predicting he throws a couple jabs out at Skrillex.

And the art, like last year, will be curated by Juxtapoz Magazine. It includes a wide array of live painting, murals, installations, and interactive art by both local and international artists, such as Dabs Myla, Skinner Davis, Chez and Apex, Pastime, Tim Diet, Curve, Sam Flores, N8 Van Dyke, Guy Overfelt, and more. Some of the installations will be in the woods, interacting with the trees. There is even a musical theater performance by Dr. Flotsam and his Medicine Show Revival! So make sure you take some breaks from the music this weekend and enjoy some different art forms that will be populating Golden Gate Park.

Such as, out(side)landish fashion ...

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Political statements on smoking/the military/Star Wars... ?

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And the always popular interpretive dance.

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Matt Saincome is SF Weekly's former music editor.


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