So you’ve spent a good 36 hours listening to David Bowie, reading tributes to the man, maybe silently weeping a bit. What to do now?
Get out of your house. No, really. Starman would want us to dress up, to pour on the body glitter, to dance, to get weird. Luckily, there are plenty of places to do that in the coming week — and, just like Bowie would have wanted, they’re all $20 and under. Throw in some comedy, a legendary hip-hop crew, and local psych-rock, and you’ve got yourself a solid Cheap Date.
Wednesday, Jan. 13: A Celebration of the Life and Music of David Bowie ft. the First Church of the Sacred Silversexual at Slim’s, SF. If you’ve gotta be anywhere in the U.S. when a beloved queer icon like Bowie dies, San Francisco is a damn good place to be. Case in point: We have a fully-fledged Bowie-based cabaret/tribute band/glitter party at the ready. For the uninitiated, I’m talking about the First Church of the Sacred Silversexual, who’ll be holding court at this sure-to-be-emotional (and sparkly) bash. $10; details here.
Thursday, Jan. 14: The David Bowie Music Video Celebration at the New Mission (Alamo Drafthouse), SF. This event is exactly what it sounds like. Check out this swanky new movie theater (which includes a full bar and a menu full of upscale comfort food) while grooving to the icon’s finest contributions to the audio-visual genre. Because no matter how many times I watch this bizarre, coked-out rendition of “Dancing In the Street,” seeing it on the big screen would be something else entirely. Details here.