It's the weekend (almost), so treat yourself to the following fun activities (in the very near future):
Les 7 Doigts de la Main Circus
Self-described as nouveau cirque, Les 7 Doigts de la Main blends acrobatics, avant-garde dance, physical comedy, music, video projections, and live DJs; suffice to say it's not your run-of-the-mill circus act. Founded in Montreal in 2002, the group — whose name translates to “the seven fingers of the hand,” a twist on the French idiom used to describe many parts working together as a fluid, cohesive unit — has gained praise for going above and beyond typical circus acts and avoiding the easy tropes of Cirque du Soleil stylings. The company will perform its latest show, “PSY,” on Friday through Sunday, May 3-5, at Zellerbach Hall. Showtimes vary, tickets start at $22. 510-642-9988 or CalPerfs.Berkeley.edu — Azeen Ghorayshi
CCA Student Comics Fair
At Oakland’s esteemed California College of the Arts — one of the leading arts training institutions in the country — you can actually get a master of fine arts in comics. That says a lot about the level of respect comic arts receive these days, as well as the high caliber of work that CCA students are producing. Join them on Sunday, May 5, at The Escapist Comic Bookstore as they read from their work, discuss their artistic processes, and sell their mini comics. 4-6 p.m., free. 510-652-6642 or EscapistComics.com — A.G.
Seeking Cyber Love
From total disasters to matches made in heaven, the peculiar phenomenon of online dating is a font of stories of all sorts. That's why Rock Paper Scissors Gallery launched "Seeking Cyber Love," a new podcast that seeks to share tales of "success, romance, horror, untrustworthiness, flakers, flounders, follies, magic, perverts, or passion." Bring your stories (which will be recorded for the podcast) or just your person to the gallery on Saturday, May 4, for an afternoon that’s sure to make you feel hopeful and despondent all at once — just like online dating. If you're unable to attend, audio files can also be submitted via email; see website for instructions. 1 p.m., free. 510-238-9171 or RPSCollective.org — A.G.
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