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