If you’re planning on being anywhere near the Bay Area on May 15, you might want to check out Dawn 2010, an event that describes itself as “a late-night Cultural Arts Festival and Celebration of the Jewish holiday Shavuot at the California Academy of Sciences.”
Dawn 2010 seems to fancy itself a hipster version of the Tikkun Leyl Shavuot (the all-night study session traditionally held in observance of the Shavuot festival). This decidedly post-modern incarnation will feature a myriad of eclectic lectures, performances and exhibitions. Headliners will include Sandra Bernhard, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and Gary Shteyngart (author of “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook”). There will also be a debut screening of filmmaker Spike Jonze’s short tribute to Maurice Sendak, Maurice at the World’s Fair.