Yeah yeah yeah, going to SFMOMA is really expensive (even when flashing your immaculately preserved student ID), but the new Garry Winogrand photography exhibit is an incredible glimpse into post-Depression New York, plus the Sixties and Seventies in LA, the American Southwest, and elsewhere. If street photography is your jam, there’s a complementary exhibit on the beginnings of the art form that includes more street-lurking luminaries (Weegee, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus, among others). If you don’t like photography enough to shell over two drinks' worth of cash, you could wait until May 30-June 2, when admission to MOMA will be free due to the museum's upcoming closure. — Azeen Ghorayshi
Oakland's own The Lovelight Blues Band played Cafe Van Kleef on Friday night and introduced my friend from Tokyo to downhome American blues music. During a set break, she danced with lead vocalist Dee Washington, who called her up to the front of the stage to say "Welcome to Oakland." To quote my friend Tomoko: "I cannot understand the words, but I feel the music." Catch the band again on Friday, May 10. — Whitney Phaneuf
Radiolab posted this segment of Monty Python’s John Cleese “explaining the brain.” If only he could explain why I can’t stop thinking this is so funny. — A.G.