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Friday, February 5, 2010

10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:33 AM

Angela Boatwright's untitled print at While Walls' "Never a Dull Moment" show (Sat.)
  • Angela Boatwright's untitled print at While Walls' "Never a Dull Moment" show (Sat.)

Lots of good cheap stuff going on this week, from non-dull art openings to drag queens coming of age and superbowl chili cook-offs with noise-rock soundtracks. Below, a couple picks to plan a weekend around.  

Feeling Space @ Gallery 16 (Fri.)

"Maya Hayuk's bold, colorful graphic shapes hint at an earlier era, when abstract art was a confusing thing for serious people to sort out...but she also has a sense of humor. Check the titles for clues. Her psychedelic Adam Lambert alien is called 'All in Harmony: Adam Lambert.' A work of strong, drippy horizontal lines is titled 'Sexy Hamburger' -- wry giggle -- and the four works in 'Mushrooms I-IV' look not only like magic mushrooms but magic mushroom planets (stoner high-five). Another piece in Hayduk's exhibit, 'Feeling Space,' resembles paper cutouts of a psychedelic tree canopy filled with uncategorized, psychedelic fauna, but if you close one eye and imagine you're high, it might be a jeweled, psychedelic Day of the Dead skull. It's called 'Chandelier.' We're going with the Day of the Dead skull. A free opening reception for 'Feeling Space,' with music by Pale Hoarse, starts at 6 p.m. at Gallery 16." Michael Leaverton

The Genie @ Elbo Room's "Jam On It" (Fri.)
Jamine Blocker recently interviewed the Genie, and she writes he "spent three years in the subways of Montreal creating his 'scratch

guitar' style before bringing it back to SF to perfect it. Working with

nothing but a couple of loop pedals, a guitar, and occasionally an

iPod, Genie makes a hybrid of original music and covers. He produces

live electronica, hip-hop, and psychedelic surf-rock in what is part

performance and part what he calls 'analog DJing.'" You can check out this unique San Francisco artist tonight at Elbo Room as part of the Jam On It party, which also features Kato10, Lady Fingaz, and Celskiii & Deeandroid. (10 p.m., $5 before 11:30 p.m, otherwise you pay $10)

Never A Dull Moment @ White Walls (Sat.)
One of the big art events this weekend is the group show at White Walls, "Never A Dull Moment." Sixteen artists--including the Potes brothers, Ray and Dave of Hamburger Eyes, Erik Otto, and Angela Boatwright--have been invited by curator/artist iO Wright to be part of this multimedia extravaganza. Expect wheat-pasting, film, photography, sculpture, and other sorts of creative outbursts at the free opening party tonight from 7 to 11 p.m.

Mi Ami, Sands, 3 Leafs @ El Rio (Sat.)
Some bands drive listeners down strict pathways of melodies, hooks, choruses, etc., etc.

Others allow you to travel through tangled sonic side streets where the

rhythms, moods, and vocals are artfully frayed rather than structurally

controlled. Local trio Mi Ami digs bass, dub, disco, and throwing you

(and their instrumentation) for a loop. 3 Leafs is less aggressive in

its delivery but no less creative in its musical discoveries. The group weaves

psychedelic trips on tape and live, where a mess of electronics and

live instrumentation put you in a happy trance. The two bands perform

Saturday at El Rio with Sands (aka Dame Satan), another lovely stoney listen for a rainy weekend.  (9 p.m., $7)

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