Weekender: Low Lives, Youth, and The Photons

Here’s a quick lineup of this weekend’s events.

Low Lives 2
Galeria de la Raza is excited to partner with ATA Gallery and New York City based artist and curator, Jorge Rojas, for the second annual production of a cutting edge performance event entitled Low Lives 2. The international happening will present performance works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. Low Lives 2 will be presented at over seven spaces, creating a one-time experience of ephemeral works and a new alternative for presenting and viewing performances. As part of the networked performance event, Galeria will present a five-minute live performance work by San Francisco interdisciplinary performance artist, Gigi. Gigi a.k.a., devil bunny, uses a hybrid form of performance to approach issues of queerness, race and gender. For Low Lives 2, the devil bunny herself will perform an excerpt from a work entitled Big Pink.” Fri., April 30. 5pm. $5. Galeria de la Raza. 2857 24th Street. 415.826.8009

Breaking Upwards
“After four years together, twentysomething New Yorkers Daryl and Zoe are stuck. Desperate to break out of their rut, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. An uncensored look at young love, lust and the pangs of codependency, and based upon the experience of the real-life partners behind the film, Breaking Upwards follows them as they embark on an open relationship, while they wonder: is it possible to grow apart together?” Breaking Upwards is at the Roxie from April 30th-May 6th. Opens Fri., April 30, 8:45pm. Tickets. Roxie. 3117 16th Street. 415.863.1087

Afrolicious Celebrates Year 3
For the past three years Afrolicious has been gettin down at Elbo Room every week. To celebrate they will be playing two nights in row. “The infectious mix of tropical and electronic beats, live drummers, live musicians, live remixes and seductive dance floor along with the brothers party rocking dj skills and crowd pleasing antics brings out hundreds of the most diverse party seekers every week. Afrolicious stands out by including original Pleasuremaker material, live percussionists, dubbed out effects, live remixing of classic funk, disco, Afrobeat, Latin, electronic and polyrhythmic grooves that derive from the funky Afro-diaspora” Thu, April 29. and Fri., April 30. 9:30pm. $8/$10. Elbo Room. 647 Valencia Street. 415.552.7788

Teenage Dance Craze
It’s the last Friday of the month. You know what that means. Teenage dance craze at the Knockout! Put on your dancing shoes. Fri., April 30. 10pm. $3. The Knockout. 3223 Mission at Valencia Street. 415.550.6994

The Photons at the Make-Out Room
The Photons and Tremor Low play this Saturday at the Make-Out Room. Sat., May 1. 7:30-9:30pm. $7. Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888

Something about this roadtrip music video makes me half wish I were friends with this harmless group of goofballs.

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