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.
The whole deal is sponsored by Reboot and the Jewish online mag Tablet. Click here for the full headliner schedule.