Workin for the Weekend – eventseekr’s Top Picks for 10/14/11-10/16/11

It’s Wednesday again, which means that eventseekr’s got your weekend plan right here. In addition to  TIMF, Richard Serra at the SFMOMA and the SF Vintners Market, there’s a lot of good stuff lined up, and some of it for an awesome cause. Katie K. and Lucia C. teamed up to bring you this week’s edition of Workin for the Weekend.

Treasure Island Music Fest Night Shows (October 14-16): Everyone is talking about Treasure Island Music Festival, and for a good reason; it’s one of the most popular Bay Area events this weekend. However, if you’re not the festival type or you don’t feel like dedicating your entire Saturday and Sunday to pushing through crowds of ecstatic fans, you can still be a part of the action and get your live music fix at one of the TIMF night shows. The Head and The Heart show and The Drums show (which I am excited to be covering!) are already sold out, but tickets for the other night shows are still available. On Saturday, JFK (of MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) will be playing a TIMF after party DJ set at Mezzanine in San Francisco. MSTRKRFT was at TIMF in 2009, and this year Death From Above 1979 is featured on Saturday’s lineup. For music lovers who favor a more laid-back vibe, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down will play at The Independent in San Francisco on Sunday. All of the TIMF night shows are restricted to ages 21 and over.  –Katie

10th SF DocFest at Roxie Cinema (October 14-27): The 10th San Francisco DocFest is a great opportunity to catch some brand new indie documentaries at the Roxie Cinema. The most anticipated films for the opening weekend include Friday’s Dirty Pictures, a documentary about “The Godfather of Psychedelics” Dr. Alexander Shulgin and his quest to understand the complexities of the human mind, followed by an Opening Night Electro Dance Party at SubMission. The self-explanatory ’80s New Wave Sing A Long opens on Saturday. Sunday’s Beaverbrook celebrates the glorious dying era of sleep-away camps, and Heavy Metal Picnic is sure to evoke some laughter. –Katie

Beats for Boobs (6pm on Friday, October 14 at the Mezzanine): The 8th Annual Beats for Boobs fundraiser benefits the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Breast Cancer Fund, and Shanti: Lifelines Breast Cancer Program. Each charity works for people fighting breast cancer in a different but substantial way. The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund helps low-income women pay for treatment, while the Breast Cancer Fund researches the environmental factors that can lead to breast cancer and educates the public in an effort to reduce future risk. Shanti: Lifelines Breast Cancer Program supports those who are currently fighting cancer by providing in-home care, translation services and much more. This massive event will feature a full line-up of local DJs, fashion designers, artists and food from some of San Francisco’s culinary heavyweights. –Lucia

Alonzo King LINES Ballet (October 14-16 and October 19-23 at the YBCA Novellus Theater): Alonzo King has garnered multiple awards for his touching, visionary choreography. Working within the medium of contemporary ballet, he leads his talented company in a multicultural exploration, infusing traditional ballet with influences from all over the world. In the Fall Season, which begins this Friday, King will be premiering a new ballet which focuses on the Sephardic tradition. The pieces will be choreographed to music from Morocco, Spain, Turkey and Yemen. The company will also be performing King’s Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner, a critically acclaimed work from 1998 that features music by Zakir Hussain, a tabla master from India.Lucia

San  Francisco Trolley Dances (October 15-16): When the weekend comes around, you won’t be the only one dancing for joy. Epiphany Productions will be putting on the 8th Annual San Francisco Trolley Dances, where six dance troupes from the Bay Area will be performing in the Civic Center’s San Francisco Main Library and all along the K, L and M muni lines on Saturday and Sunday. People who want to see all of the performances should start their trip at the Main Library, where there will be three acts scattered about the venue. From there, a performance tour guide will take spectators onto the muni, where they’ll be able to watch three more performances before off-boarding at the West Portal Muni Station. There will be six tours each day, with the first tour starting at 11:45am, and the last one starting at 2:45pm. Admission to the event is free–except for the $2 muni fare. There will be performances by Sweet Can Circus, Epiphany Productions and Salsamania. –Lucia

RELATED LINKS

Treasure Island Night Shows

San Francisco Documentary Festival at Roxie

Beats for Boobs

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Epiphany Productions

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