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Arts & Culture

Weekend Go-Tos for March 11, 2016

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See the Negativland Poster Map from A Big 10-8 Place, 1983 in person this weekend.

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

Tonight is the opening reception for Void California: 1975-1989, an exhibit that surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 80s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, and documentary film, from contributors like Ruby Ray, Negativland, Raymond Pettibon, Search & Destroy, and many more. Celebrate the show’s opening this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts on Kansas Street in San Francisco. The show will run from now until April 9, 2016.

You’re cordially invited to a celebration of all things Downton Abbey. This Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the main branch of the Mountain View public library will serve tea and host a quiz to test your knowledge of the PBS television program. Downton-inspired clothing will be admired but not required. The favor of a reply is requested, but drop-ins will be accommodated if possible. You can RSVP here.

And every second Sunday, The NewParkway Theater in Oakland hosts the Bechdel Test Movie Night. This month’s selection? The 1983 horror/romance The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. Filmmaker and educator Cheryl Dunye co-presents the series, and will facilitate a post-film Q&A about gender representation within the film and the industry at the time the film was made. Showtime this Sunday is 5:00 p.m. You can get tickets to and more info about the Bechdel Test Movie Night at thenewparkway.com.

Also, don’t forget that clocks move an hour forward this Sunday morning.

Is there an event happening this weekend that you'd like folks to know about? Feel free to add it below in the comments section.