Here are the events that I would be attending, with bells on and joy in my heart, if I didn’t already have other things to do.
The Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley has a new show opening tonight: Works that Disturb the Moonlight. Featuring eight diverse artists, this exhibition “seeks to enrich and explode preconceived ideas about the grotesque and sublime … [and] invites the viewer to encounter the aestheticized human body in both extremes of its cultural perception.” The eight artists are Angie Crabtree, Julia Davis, Igor Josifov, Joshua Martinez, Annie McKnight (see above), Maja Ruznic, Kadet Kuhne and Kim Ye.
So yeah, the opening reception is tonight from 6-9pm and it’s FREE, which is always fun. You can find more information on tonight’s event and the exhibit in general here. And it doesn’t say on the invitation but I’ve been to AB’s openings before and one can always find cheap wine to drink and interesting folks to watch/talk to. These are more things we like.
If you too can’t make it tonight, the show runs through March 27.
On Friday night you, you can have A NIGHT OF ELATION! with staged readings from the Elationists’ feature screenplay and selections from the Treasure Horde of Elationist Art. The Elationists Centennial Band will also be live in concert. Finally, who can resist Chocolate Elixir by Fearless Chocolate! Some of the great folks who make up the Elationists are good friends of mine and they will blow you away. It’s music, story telling, art, and historical fiction all fused together in a wild ride.
It all happens at the Million Fishes Art Collective Fri Feb 12, kicking off at 8pm. There is a $10-15 suggested donation, but no one turned will be turned away for lack of funds.
Also on Friday night is the Matchmaker Mashup, presented by Brass Cowboys at the Paradise Lounge. With a bunch of great DJs and all of the proceeds benefiting AIDS Lifecycle 2010, this is a great way to feel even better shakin what your momma gave you.