Now through November 13 - the Dada World Fair. Like any intelligent person I'm somber and more than a little gobsmacked today, but I am also even more committed than ever to pointing people toward the creative and wonderful things going on in our fair Bay Area. And it seems especially appropriate to share a recommendation to attend one or all of the remaining events in the Dada World Fair, currently in full swing in a whole host of venues all over San Francisco. Organized by City Lights to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement, the World Fair features talks, film, music, secret expeditions, and more. I was pleased to attend the inauguration of the Dada at Sea installation at the Sea Scout Base in Maritime Park on Saturday, during which a man emerged from the ocean and declared his candidacy for co-presidency of the United States while his cohort flung slices of Swiss cheese at the assembled crowd below. This just before they activated the on-site orgone accumulator, aimed at the Financial District to help dissipate some of the damage done by consumer culture. A much-needed dose of whimsy and anarchic good fun.
November 10 - TV Club at Royal NoneSuch Gallery. As part of this ongoing pop culture series at one of my fave Oakland galleries, Nick Wylie will be speaking this Thursday evening about Veronica Mars and iZombie in the age of zombie formalism and then screening episodes of the shows. Don't miss it.