Three people from Oaxaca are here to blow your mind. San Franciscos science museum is always here to blow your mind, and for the next few months at ColorFest, the mindblowing will be colorful. Fidel Cruz, Maria Luisa Mendoza, and Elena Gonzalez Ruiz begin every day but Monday, at noon, to make permanent dyes the way people have for thousands thousands, now of years. Using insect carapaces, special plants, and lava-rock tools, these three dye wool yarn without synthetic chemicals as a way of honoring their majestic ancestors. Maybe we smoke too much dope, but whooooaaaaah. Thats aaaawesome. ColorFest offers much to trip out the open-minded: films about color, scientific demonstrations of light, and the museums After Dark program, at which are served colorful, colorful cocktails.
Tuesdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: July 2. Continues through Sept. 5, 2011