Notable San Francisco, This Week: 1/11-1/17

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This week, buy The Rumpus a drink at the first Monthly Rumpus of 2010, San Francisco’s MoMa turns 75, and Conan O’Brien honors Conan O’Brien at this year’s Sketchfest.

Monday 1/11: Don’t miss the first Monthly Rumpus of the year.  With even more great performers than last year and at least as many chances to win free porn, the Monthly Rumpus makes Mondays more tolerable.  As always, $10 cheap, 7pm at The Makeout Room (3225 22nd Street).

Tuesday 1/12: Venture down to CCA’s PLAySPACE gallery for the opening reception of Obstinate Flesh, a show that looks at what it means to inhabit a physical body during the cyber revolution. 6-9pm @ 1111 8th Street.

Wednesday 1/13: Get moving on those new year’s resolutions to make a difference by learning about Urban Permaculture at a design course in their demo garden.  Urban Permaculture undertakes the dilemma of living harmoniously with nature in urban settings.  6:30pm, sliding scale donation, apply online.

Thursday 1/14: Fine art and free drinks will abound at ArtSpan’s biennial juried exhibition of open studios at the California Modern Gallery.  The fun happens between 6 and 9pm at 1035 Market St, 21+ only.

Friday 1/15: Head down to Kitsch Gallery at 9pm for your weekly quotient of hip underground art and music with Eats Tapes, Sex Worker, S.S.P.S., and Jaws.  $5, 9pm @ 3265 17th Street.

Saturday 1/16: Next Monday, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art celebrates 75 years of work in the arts, so party with them all weekend long with free admission, special exhibits, and family friendly activities.  11am-5:45pm, 151 3rd Street.

Sunday 1/17: SF Sketchfest beats the usual Sunday’s A Drag! brunch with their 2pm tribute to Conan O’Brien featuring Conan O’Brien himself and Andy Richter, hosted by Jimmy Pardo.  $30/40/50 tickets available, 2pm @ the Herbst Theater.


Melissa Tan is a former runway model, fashion designer, motorcycle enthusiast, and bacon aficionado who has written for The Examiner, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic. When she’s not sewing or writing, she can be found hunting for new music or the perfect hot dog. Usually at the same time. More from this author →