By Josie Hodson
Whoop whoop, it’s Friday!
Apparently there’s a football game today? Go Card! But there are also a lot of other great things going on at Stanford and around the Bay Area, listed below.
What: A lecture regarding his New Book: Black Prophetic Fire * Race Matters; In conversation with Astra Taylor.
Where: Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco 94102
When: Friday, Oct. 10 7:30 pm
What: Third annual art auction and benefit party with art, fine food, wine & beer, live music, cameos from the Oakland Ballet, artists in action, a raffle, and silent auction of works by both local and nationally-renowned artists.
Where: Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
When: Friday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: “Graduate Lecture Series: Blake Stimson”
What: Blake Stimson is an internationally recognized specialist in contemporary art, critical theory, and the history of photography with work translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Serbian, Chinese, and Korean.
Where: San Francisco Art InstituteM Russian Hill, 800 Chesnut St., San Francisco
When: Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.
Sofia Cordova “Every Night I Tell Myself I Am The Cosmos”
What: An Opening of a solo exhibition of new work by Sofía Córdova, accompanied by a live show consisting of the ‘pop’ versions of songs featured in Córdova’s various videos and performances in the exhibition.
Where: Royal NoneSuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland,
When: Saturday. Oct. 11, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Azure Family Concert: Excelsa Quartet
What: The Azure Family Concert features the Excelsa String Quartet and host pianist Stephen Prutsman.
Where: Braun Music Center, Stanford
When: Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2:30 p.m. ‐ 3:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE with RSVP
Violent Femmes and Ashwin Batish Keshav Batish and Myron Dove
Where: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
When: Friday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m.
What: Afropop Spectacular features African blues and groovy tunes by virtuoso ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate and the Ethiopian trio Krar Collective.
Where: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
When: Sat at 8 pm
Cost: $18 – $48
What: Like Germany, but in California! Oktoberfest Redwood City features music, singing and dancing competitions, food and — of course — cold beer.
Where: Courthouse Square/Redwood City, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City
When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 for Drinkers, $10 for Kids & Designated Drivers
Yerba Buena Night Art Walk
What: Galleries throughout the Yerba Buena neighborhood (between Market and Harrison and 2nd and 5th Streets in downtown San Francisco) open their doors for visitors to enjoy exhibitions, receptions, wine tasting and other special features.
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Mission at 4th St., San Francisco
When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.; after party 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.