granny.jpgFriday, January 28
Opening Reception at MoAD inspired by Jazz
The San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora 9685 Mission at 3rd) is hosting a free opening reception to celebrate “Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African American Quilts.” Also enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music provided by the Berkeley Jazzschool. Starts at 6:30 pm for MoAD members, and 7:30 pm for the general public. You can RSVP here for this free event.

Pop-Up Empire
I don’t know if I should be sharing details of this event, since I would rather not have this little secret venue be jam-packed tonight, but you Appealers are worth it. Once a year, Granny’s Empire of Art (702 Vermont Street) opens to the public. Check out a unique Potrero cottage that has been transformed into one bizarre and wonderful tribute to pop-art, large scale installations, and found art. Local artists will be showing their work alongside the home’s unique trappings, see the facebook page for more info (but don’t tell anyone I sent you). Admission’s free, and it runs from 7-10.

Saturday, January 29
Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair
Pick out your oranges, flowers, plants, and a variety of auspicious foods to celebrate next weekend’s upcoming Chinese New Year. An FYI: select tangerines with leaves intact to assure that your relationship with a significant other remains “secure”- perfect timing for V-Day, which is right around the corner. Also enjoy traditional Chinese entertainment such as Chinese Opera and lion dancing will be performed on stage both days. The annual Flower Market takes place in Chinatown all-day from 10 am-10 pm. FREE!

Mac World Expo
Let’s face it, San Francisco is a Mac dominated town: whenever I step into a cafe, I feel like I’m in an Apple commercial. So embrace your inner geek and stop by the Mac World Expo on Saturday at the Moscone Center. Our friends over at SF Fun Cheap have the hook-up for $10 tickets that are usually $45 on-site! Click here to learn how to get your discounted entrance.

Sunday, January 30
Finelli Circus Performance
Is it just me or does the number of local circus troupes seem to be multiplying at a dizzying rate? Whatever the reason for the cabaret/circus cultural explosion, I’m all in. Check out the Finelli Revue at Amnesia (853 Valencia) at 8:30 PM for $10. The performance includes accordion playing, gypsy jazz, aerial feats, burlesque, and a quintet.

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