5 Creative Events To Get Artistic This Week!

mainPhotographed by Maria del Rio.
To get yourself back into a regular routine post the holiday madness, we suggest taking baby steps. With this colorful variety of artistic and food-focused events, you can pick and choose just how much playing you will be doing this week. Kick off the year by becoming a jewelry-making master, or feast on scrumptious fare, either way, you'll be making it through week two of 2014 without missing a beat.
California Printed at Rare Device
With a fresh start on a new year, Rare Device welcomes an inspiring exhibit titled "California Printed". As it sounds, the collection is made up of various works of art that portray our Golden State in printed forms. We are thrilled to hear a whole slew of creators such as Julia Lucey, Erica Sirotich, Emily Proud, and more will be lending forth their works. Join them to celebrate our beautiful coastal land with an opening reception this Friday, and make return trips until it closes on February 26.
When: Friday, January 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street (at Hayes Street); 415-863-3969.
La Toque Annual All Truffle Menu
If you're a fan of anything truffled, then missing out on this dinner is not an option. With an entire menu sprinkled with the rich tastes of the country in every dish, join La Toque, and chef Ken Frank for the annual meal. The restaurant is located in The Westin Verasa Napa, so once the self-inflicted food coma comes on, at least you will have a nice place to lay your head! The season kicks off this Friday.
When: Starting Friday, January 10, 5:30 to 9:30, nightly until early March
Where: La Toque, 1314 McKinstry Street (at Soscol Avenue), Napa; 707-257-5157.
Metalsmithing Fundamentals and Jewelry Making
Settle yourself in for this two-part class and prepare to start sparkling in your own self-made bips and bops! Heavy metals are in style, and crafting them yourself only makes it better. Let your inner creative run free while you learn the ropes of using tools, shaping, cutting, and stamping. You never know, this may be where you make your masterpiece, and, if nothing else, some pretty cool accessories.
When: Sunday, January 12, 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Workshop, 1798 McAllister Street (at Baker Street); 415-874-9186.
Tickets: $98, buy 'em here!
Liss Fain Dance: After The Light
Open up your literary mind while you treat yourself to an evening of dance for an event that is full of body and mind. Combining performance installation, movement, and text by Virginia Woolf, Liss Fain will have you on the edge of your seat both physically and figuratively. With art from every angle, you will want to invest in your own pair of pointed shoes.
When: Thursday, January 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Z Space, 450 Florida Street (between Mariposa and 17th streets); 415-626-0453.
Tickets: $30, buy 'em here!
Christine Sun Kim at Southern Exposure
Artist Christine Sun Kim will be setting herself up at Southern Exposure along with collaborative partners Stijn Schiffeleers and Shira Grabelsky to bring their creative processes to the public. Being deaf since birth has lead Sun Kim to find her path in making art that is mainly influenced by her relationship with sound and language. With the participation of the public, her project will come to life after workshops, as well as during open hours during her residency.
When: Monday, January 13 through Saturday, February 1, see schedule for workshop times.
Where: Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street (at Alabama Street); 415-863-1841.

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