Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu Artistic Director and Kumu Hulu, Patrick Makuakāne, told KALW’s Jeneé Darden about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live at the Oasis thru 11/3
- The Flyer at Pier 39
- Burning Man San Francisco Decompression 2018: Black Top City! at Potrero Power Station 10/20-10/21
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live is a drag parody based on the '90s supernatural television series. The show is directed by San Francisco drag legend D’Arcy Drollinger who also directed other shows such as Golden Girls, Star Trek, and Sex and the City. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live is playing at the Oasis nightclub in San Francisco and is running now through November 3rd.
“It’s raunchy, outrageous, and undeniably tasteless, but still manages to be witty, charming, and subversive at the same time.”
The Flyer is a 3-D, flight simulator that takes you high in the sky above some of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks. Float above the Golden Gate Bridge or zoom through Lombard Street and Chinatown in this action-packed flying theatre experience that shows San Francisco in a whole new way. The Flyer is located next to Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 and is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm beginning 10/20.
“Anything with state of the art HD footage that’s captured by drones and helicopters should be a good time, right?"
San Francisco Decompression 2018: Black Top City is an urban version of Burning Man along the Bayshore waterfront at the historic Potrero Power Station. It will be a community gathering with art, mutant vehicles, theme camps, music, performance, and discovery – in a black-top setting. Black Top City starts at 2 pm this Saturday.
“It gives you a really good flavor of what Burning Man is like for many people who haven’t been there”