Monday, February 11, 2013

What to Do Today: Beer Week, IndieFest, CODEX Book Fair

By Kathleen Richards
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Who said Mondays were boring? Check out all these awesome events happening in the East Bay today:

1) BEER HERE
Despite its name, SF Beer Week has oodles of East Bay events lined up. Today, there’s Beer Bingo over at Pyramid Alehouse (6-8 p.m.), a menu pairing and cooking demo on Lagunitas beers at Freehouse (6-11:30 p.m.), a tasting of Stone Vertical Epic Beers at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. (11:30 a.m.-noon), brewer meet-and-greets at Beer Rev (6-10 p.m.), and a Band of Gypsies Tap Takeover at Bobby G’s (7-11 p.m.).

2) ARTIST TO WATCH
Los Angeles-based filmmaker and artist Wu Tsang has been called an artist to watch by The New York Times for his blurring of politics and art that often address transgender issues, as well as issues of public and private space. Hear him speak as part of UC Berkeley’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series in Room 102 at Wurster Hall. 7:30 p.m., free.

Wu Tsang
  • Wu Tsang

3) HELLA BOOKS
Check out the works of more than 176 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers at the biannual CODEX International Book Fair, which continues today at the Craneway Pavilion. 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m., $10.


4) INDIE FLICKS
The fifteenth annual SF IndieFest continues tonight with screenings of The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (7 p.m.), a documentary about the eponymous cephalopod who made a remarkable string of eight correct “predictions” during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and Simon Killer (9 p.m.), about a college student who falls in love with a Parisian prostitute, tonight at Shattuck Cinemas.

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