5 Best Things to Do This Week: September 23 – 29
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
Mr. Brainwash, the popular Banksy protégé, will represent in the flesh during a major exhibition of his work. The subject of the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was nominated for a best documentary Oscar in 2011, Mr. Brainwash, also known as Thierry Guetta, lists Pope Francis and the Kardashians as fans and designed the cover art for Madonna’s 2009 Celebration album. Stop by from 6 to 9 p.m. on opening night (September 26) to chat with the artist and explore the meaning of graffiti and Marilyn Monroe in today’s art scene. Exhibit runs September 26–October 28. Christopher-Clark Fine Art, S.F.
Calling all night owls, park lovers and party goers — break out your trail chic outfits and experience have fun under the stars. Lead your pack to a night out in your national park with: live DJ sets, a hosted bar with specialty drinks and craft brews, astrology readings with Wild Witch of the West, interactive experiences with REI, Deep Eddy Vodka and more.
The 2019 Gala will be an intimate gathering to celebrate our regional textile culture through hands-on activities and storytelling, as well as student interpretations of climate beneficial clothing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), and the emergence of the 2019 Fibershed Knitalong. The Fibershed Gala aims to illuminate the pathways of participation in regional fiber and dye systems that restore our climate, working landscapes, and our relationships in the community.
Sometimes you just have to get away from the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year — like this Saturday — enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission aboard all of the historic vessels at the Hyde Street Pier of SF’s Maritime National Historical Park.
Here are all the participating California National Parks:
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Death Valley National Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Lava Beds National Monument
- Muir Woods National Monument – Parking ($8) / shuttle ($3) reservations are required, even on “free” days. Shuttles pick up in Sausalito, Marin City Hub and Pohono Park & Ride. Get shuttle info
- Pinnacles National Park
- San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park – Hyde Street Pier historic vessels free of charge
- Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
- Yosemite National Park
Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park this Saturday evening. Seating begins around 7 p.m., with pre-movie slideshow, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 p.m., nightly raffle at 8 p.m., with movies starting by 8:15 p.m. Movies run about two hours and are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. This Saturday’s film is Jurassic Park.
All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.
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