Come on, come on. Feel the vibrations.
Passion & Power: the Technology of Orgasm
What: Documentary traces the history of the vibrator from its medical use as treatment for female hysteria (aaah …) to its pivotal role in the feminist crusade for the big O.
Why: See what the buzz is about.
When: Starts Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Roxie, 3117 16th St., b/t Valencia & Guerrero Sts. (415-863-1087).
What: Online art scene honcho Fecal Face launches its first gallery with artist pals like Andrew Schoultz, Kill Pixie, and Maya Hayuk.
Why: It’s the shit.
When: Sat. Opening, 5-8 p.m.; after-party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Opening, 66 Gough St., at Market St.; after-party, The Uptown, 200 Capp St., at 17th St. (415-861-8231).
Many Meanings Are Attached to Mountains
What: Photographer Mark McKnight contemplates Cali’s deserts and mountains through hypnotic large-print portraits and still lifes at inaugural exhibition of the new gallery.
When: Sat., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Iceberger, 3150 18th St., at Treat Ave., ste. 109 (415-225-8392).
Fifth Floor Reopens
What: Chef Laurent Manrique brings modern Gascony cuisine (corn polenta and rabbit stew, chestnut soup with quenelles) to Hotel Palomar’s newly revamped resto.
Why: High cinq.
When: Opens today. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 12 Fourth St., b/t Market & Mission Sts. (415-348-1555).
A Belated Mardi Gras/March Madness Gig
What: Fork & Spoon’s DIY party kit comes with tasty creole grub (bayou blackened shrimp, mini muffaletas, bananas Foster bread pudding) for twelve to fourteen guests. Beads and drunken flashers not included.
Why: The big easy. Literally.
When: Thru Mar. 15
Where: To order, call 415-552-7130.