Yesterday marked the start of the 9th Annual Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Festival, which is dedicated to showcasing emerging Asian Pacific American artists. This year's festival, running the 18th - 29th in venues all over the city, will include a visual arts show, film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, performances in spoken word, music, dance, theater, and other performance genres, and an area for zinesters and comic artists to display and sell their work. Wow, that's alot.

One of the events that caught our eye is happening this Friday over at the Make-Out Room. The Bay Bridged alumni Dreamdate will be taking the stage with local solo artist Goh Nakamura--who you might also know as a member of The Invisible Cities--and Lumaya in what should turn out to be a great evening of pop and acoustic rock. The show will be emceed by Connie Hwong and Lucy Kalyani Lin.

Click here to listen! Click to listen to our feature episode on Dreamdate!

Tickets are $10-20 Sliding Scale ($8-20 for KSW Members). The show starts at 7:30pm and is 21+