Get your Bay Area culture on at Noise Pop 2010. Image courtesy of Noise Pop.
Midterms are over for most of us, Friday is here and we are definitely looking for a good time. In our attempt to spread the news about local cultural happenings, BARE has something to share with you: San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival. In its 18th year, Noise Pop brings together the best of the west (and then some). Music, art, film and fashionable attendees from all over the nation are gathering together this week in our beloved melting pot across the bay to celebrate the indie culture that defines our community. Priding itself on finding the newest up-and-coming artists as well as showcasing the talents of international superstars, Noise Pop offers an explosion of creativity at locations around SF and beyond for us to take in and enjoy.
Kicking off the festival last Tuesday evening at Oakland's Fox Theater was legendary peacemaker, Yoko Ono and her Plastic Ono Band. Yesterday, the Rickshaw Stop in SF was humming along to the Jack Johnson-esque tunes of Zee Avi while others were getting down at Filter Magazine's Art of Noise Soiree. But don't worry, there is much more to come. You have until March 1st to get in your full dose of Bay Area culture.
Check out the Noise Pop Festival schedule for a full listing of film screenings, art shows, sponsored events and music concerts that are ready and waiting for you. With many events offering free admittance or a minimal cover, there's no excuse to waste the weekend away. Get up and get a-groovin' to the sounds of Noise Pop 2010.