The Mission Arts Performance Project – Saturday, Feb. 4
The Mission Arts Performance Project is a free, all day art crawl in the Mission District that will comprise of everything from spoken word poets rhyming on the streets to DJ’s filling the streets with music and the neighborhood’s eclectic citizens hawking their belongings in garage sales. The loosely organized event, which is somewhat centered around 24th street, officially commences at noon on Saturday, Feb. 4 and it is sure to be a quintessentially San Franciscan event. -A.R.
Free Admission to SFMOMA – Tuesday, Feb. 7
On the first Tuesday of every month, the San Francisco Museum of Modern art opens up their doors for free.
Their large collection boasts a plethora of 20th century art, installation art, photography, and prominent artist in the bay area art scene.
Their current exhibitions feature the late photographer Francesca Woodman, and the minimalist designs of product designer Dieter Rams.
The museum also has a café, and a rooftop garden with views of downtown. -R.W.
Free Lana Del Rey show at Amoeba – Thursday, Feb. 9
Though Lana Del Rey is a complete fabrication of the music industry, her singles “Born to Die” and “Video Games” are sinfully catchy. Thanks to brilliant marketing, her Americana indie-goddess image, and her alleged plastic-surgery induced pout, Lana Del Rey is the name on everyone’s lips. Del rey went from obscurity to SNL within months. Her much anticipated debut album, Born to Die, drops on Jan. 31.
On Thursday Feb. 9, Lana Del Rey will be playing a free show at Amoeba. We can decide for ourselves then whether or not she’s the next big thing or just a passing YouTube sensation. There will be a CD signing for the first 300 customers who purchase Born to Die at the store. -R.W.
“So You Think You Can Paint?” at Club Six – Thursday, Feb. 9
The goal of “So You Think You Can Paint?” is simple: complete as many art pieces as possible before the venue shuts down at 11pm. Club Six hosts this admission free event every Thursday, opening up their walls to anyone willing to put their brushwork on display. The club provides paintbrushes and more than enough paint to create to your heart’s desire, setting a fun atmosphere with their resident DJ, Mr.Robinson and an abundance of cheap drinks for the 21+ crowd.
For those less certain of their artistic skills, Club Six also offers a free art lesson from 6-7pm, hosted by the locally famous and multi-talented artist NoMe Edonna.
This event is very popular with the locals so be sure to get their a little early. Check it out at Club Six at 60 6th Street in San Francisco. -A.R.