Notable San Francisco, This Week: 10/11-10/17

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This week in San Francisco, Twitter IRL, SOMArts asks How Do You Value Art?, more art at Hotel Biron, and even more art (and readings!) at Sub-Mission’s Skate This Art.

Monday 10/11: Celebrate your inner nerd at the Commonwealth Club’s fireside chat with the founders of Twitter. Four years and 160 million users after launching, everyone’s tweeting, even The Rumpus. $15-75, 6:15pm @ 465 California Street, 15th Floor.

Tuesday 10/12: Celebrate Latino Heritage Month at City Hall with an awards ceremony in the rotunda. Throw on something festive and join the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services for live music, photo booths, and awards.  Free & all ages, 5-8pm @ 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.

Wednesday 10/13: How do you value art?  Head to SOMArts for a panel discussion of the fiscal, conceptual, civic, and social values of art.  Free, 6-8pm @ 934 Brannan Street.

Thursday 10/14: Nestled on Rose Street, in an often overlooked stretch of Hayes Valley, Hotel Biron is half art gallery, half wine bar, and bears very little resemblance to a hotel of any sort.  Stop by every second Thursday of the month for a new art opening. This Month, catch 25 new drawings from Oakland-based artist, Scott Greenwalt.  Free & 21+, 7-11pm @ 45 Rose Street.

Friday 10/15: Arc Studios host a preview reception of this weekend’s ArtSpan Open Studios tonight.  See new works by Johnny Botts, Aximillion Helga Duson, Mirto Golino, Eric Larson, Alan Mazzetti, Greg Nelson, Lucky Rapp, and Kirsten Tradowsky. 6-10pm @ 1246 Folsom Street.

Saturday 10/16: Get to Sub-Mission for Skate This Art, an organization that sells art to raise awareness for skateboarding and funds for non-profit organizations like Hospitality House.  See readings by Patrick O’Neil, Amber Bouman , Jesus Angel Garcia, and Seth Fischer, and music by Kevin O’Connor, The Gillbillies, Street Eaters, and Severance Package. Free & all ages, 7pm @ 2183 Mission Street.

Sunday 10/17: Stick around the Mission — Artists Television Access is hosting a screening of Next! and Attention Deficit Gift, two satirical micro documentaries by 99 Hooker.  $10, 8pm @ 992 Valencia Street.


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 →