On the Road Again

I haven’t posted in a while, I know. Between working the Holiday Season and getting ready for school to start again, I have had no time to go out among people and have some of what the kids call “fun”. My New Year? I called my partner to say “Happy New Year” and then went back to sleep.

I don’t know whether it’s just me, but it seems like everything is going on this week! Some notable entertainment I have discovered this week:

  • Wil Wheaton is in town for a conference and will, according to his blog, be doing a reading at Border’s in Union Square on Friday, at 7 pm.
  • Tristan Crane and Ted Naifeh will be doing a reading from their book How Loathsome at A Different Light on Thursday at 7 pm. How Loathsome is a comic that defies description. Stories of subculture, drugs, love, fetish and obsession, all seen through the eyes of gender outlaw Catherine Gore. The trade paperback was released last year, and earned a top ten listing as the Advocate’s pick for Best Book of 2004.
  • Varnish Fine Art gallery is showing the work of Oakland based artist and illustrator Laurenn McCubbin. Laurenn is the art director for the award winning Kitchen Sink Magazine as well as the artist for Michelle Tea’s newest book, Rent Girl, and Warren Ellis’s latest Comic, Quit City. The show is up now through the 29th, with a reception on Friday, from 7-11 pm. Even if galleries aren’t your thing, McCubbin’s art is far away from the stuffy, inaccessible contemporary fare that might scare you off. She paints portrait of people and places you think you recognize, and that you want to explore. Don’t miss this one.

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