Adrián Arias is a poet, artist, and provocateur, which makes him the perfect host for "Illusion 7." At this annual art happening, guests dress in black, artists dress in white, and the walls and floors are wrapped in blank white paper. Over the course of four hours, artists perform, sculpt, stilt-walk, paint, screenprint, run around nude, give light shows, play music, and generally transform the space from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the inside of Jean-Michel Basquiats head. Almost 80 artists will be participating, including Rene Yañez (creator of the Pasión por Frida event at SFMOMA), dancer Nadja Haas, and muralist Mona Caron. If youre an "Illusion" virgin, this is your last chance to, as Arias says, discover self among others and to create in a shared space, because the event will fade back into dreamland after this lucky number seven.
Sat., Sept. 27, 6 p.m., 2008