Workin for the Weekend – eventseekr’s Top Picks for 10/21/11-10/23/11

In addition to the Bridge School Benefit concert going down this weekend,  we think there are some other events here in the Bay Area that you won’t want to miss. Here are our picks for this weekend:

Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Curran Theatre (October 19-29): Uh, three words: Shakespeare, Spacey and Mendes. Sam Mendes directed Kevin Spacey in the critically acclaimed movie, American Beauty, and the two have teamed up again to bring audiences their version of Shakespeare’s epic history play, Richard III. The British/American cast is only making 10 stops on their international tour, and the show is already mostly sold out, so get your tickets while you still can! Brought to San Francisco by the SHN, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s The Bridge Project and London’s Old Vic, this play will be performed at the Curran Theatre 12 times over the next 10 days.

Portishead at the Greek Theatre Friday, October 21: Back in the States for the first time in 11 years, the remainder of Portishead’s North American tour includes stops in LA, Denver, Vancouver, and of course, one special stop in the Bay Area. There couldn’t be a better venue for Portishead’s mellow yet poignant sound than Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. The show may be sold out, but since you don’t know when Portishead will be back in the States again, it may very well be worth a shot to track down tickets by any means necessary.

Anthony Bourdain at the Paramount Theatre Friday, October 21: One night, a friend posed a question to me–If you could meet anyone in the world from any era in history, who would it be? My mind skipped through lists of famous politicians, scientists and poets, and finally settled on Anthony Bourdain–mainly because he combines the two things I love most: food and literature. Best known for his book, Kitchen Confidential and his TravelChannel show, No Reservations, this man is the poet/rock star of the food world. If you want to hear him philosophize on all the places he’s been and all the foods he’s eaten, the Paramount Theatre is where you need to be.

Frite Nite at the Mezzanine Saturday, October 22: After the screaming success of Frite Nite’s last event at Mezzanine, the crew is finally back in SF after their nationwide tour promoting Ana Sia’s compilation, Surreal Estate. Always pushing the envelope, Saturday night’s lineup will feature Chrissy Murderbot, Comma, B. Bravo & The Starship Connection, an a/v debut from EPROM and Strangeloop, and much more.

Ozzy Osbourne at The Booksmith Saturday, October 22: The legendary Ozzy Osbourne will be signing his book, Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy at The Booksmith on Saturday. Ever since scientists found that Ozzy was a bona-fide genetic mutant of the most enviable kind, he’s been writing “advice” columns for multiple periodicals, and this book brings the best of Ozzy to the masses in one concise volume. Rules for the event are quite strict, so make sure you read the official guidelines prior to getting in line.


Curran Theatre

Portishead Official Website

Paramount Theatre


The Booksmith

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About Lucia Chung
When Lucia Chung isn't at a Muni stop waiting for a bus that in all likelihood isn't coming, she's sprinting to a Caltrain station so as not to miss a train that will probably be late. Otherwise, you'll find her, tall and hungry, looking for food and fun all over the bay.

2 Responses to Workin for the Weekend – eventseekr’s Top Picks for 10/21/11-10/23/11

  1. Julia Glosemeyer says:

    i’ll be at portishead and frite nite! he he!

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