Design Datebook: September 4–5


What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.

Shop: SALE

Past Perfect Lighting Sale
San Francisco’s favorite vintage furnishings store, Past Perfect, is offering 20 percent off all electrical lighting through the entire month of September. The sale extends to both locations: 2224 Union Street and 2246 Lombard Street.

Get Organized: 25 Percent Off at The Container Store
Books, pots and pans, shoes—find a cure for whatever organizationally ails you with 25 percent off all shelving at The Container Store through mid October. They will also throw in 25 percent off Elfa installation service. Get stacking!


Work it Out at the Hammer Museum
The Hammer Museum presents Brody Condon’s live action role-playing performance piece, Level5. Based on the self-actualization seminars that took place in the Bay Area in the 1970s, this two-day participatory piece features fifty players who will transform via the characters, or alibis, that they assume. Visitors can watch Level5 via live-streamed video at Hammer’s Billy Wilder Theater on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Teen Angst at Catherine lark Gallery

“High school’s full of phonies; all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses,” wrote J. D. Salinger in the seminal teen-angst classic, The Catcher in the Rye. Ten artists explore this theme with an exhibition at SF’s Catherine Clark Gallery called “Teen age: You Just Don’t Understand,” with an opening reception this Saturday, 3–6 p.m.


Sleek in Santra Monica
Architect David Kellen designed these three contemporary townhomes by the beach in Santa Monica. The glass, wood and steel residences are priced between $1,195,000 to $1,395,000, and feature creative open floor plans for entertaining, including two-story living rooms, open kitchens with stainless appliances, rooftop decks and generous patios throughout. Located at 1127 Sixth Street, Santa Monica and open this Sunday 2–5 p.m.

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