MARGARET CHO: FRESH OFF THE BLOAT Two shows 7:00 & 9:30
This is my sickest show to date. My grandmother said, ‘You look like bloated as if you’ve been found dead in a lake after several days of searching.’ (Koreans are the most savage of all the Asians.) This time, I’m talking about being fresh off drugs, drinking and on the brink of suicide and I’ve come back to life. I’ve finally been fished out of the river Styx. It’s meta. It’s magical. It’s me. xoxo Margaret
This event is SOLD OUT! Beloved author and illustrator Rupi Kaur joins us at the Castro Theatre for one unforgettable afternoon with a spoken word performance from her new book, The Sun and Her Flowers. Kaur's long-awaited second collection is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one's roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. booksmith.com
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 28SPECIAL EVENTS BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 Festival of Bad Hypotheses 7:00
BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course. Keynote by San Francisco's own and former Mythbuster Adam Savage. Judges include New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, senior science reporter for FiveThirtyEight.com Maggie Koerth-Baker, and UC Davis ecologist Gail Patrcelli.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28 Tested: Deconstructed 7:00
Adam Savage and Tested.com present Tested: Decontructed, an evening of demonstrations of fantastic projects and conversations about the processes that make them possible. Join Adam Savage, robot builder Simone Giertz, the Tested team, and friends in the maker community as they reveal what makes their projects tick and the journeys that took those builds from obsession to reality.
Full information at: bayareascience.org