Take a peek at our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.
This weekend is your last chance to experience Janet Cardiff’s audio artwork, The Forty Part Motet, a forty-part choral performance of the sixteenth-century composition "Spem in Alium," sung by the Salisbury Cathedral Choir. The individually recorded parts are projected through forty speakers arranged inward in an oval formation, allowing visitors to walk throughout the installation, listening to individual voices along with the whole. You are recommended to RSVP ahead of time at motettickets.org. The installation hours on Saturday, January 16 are 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 17 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., happening at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco.
Do you know a kid who’d love to get one-on-one instructions on cartooning from a pro? On Sunday, cartoonist and rock poster design guru Paul Sharky will host free drawing workshops for kids. He’ll offer two classes, one for 7 - 12 year olds, and another for 13 and up, and both will be held at the Three O' Clock Rock Studio on Franklin Street in Oakland. Though the classes are free, you do have to enroll online ahead of time.
On Monday, the City of Richmond invites everyone to their day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s all going down at the Richmond Greenway, at Ohio Avenue and 8th Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The goal for the event is to transform this former railway into a vibrant community park, together. There will also be kids activities, food, and entertainment too. The event is free, but, like any great party, an RSVP is required.
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.