Michelle Lin’s Picks of the Week

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Phoenix’s Bankrupt!
Monday welcomes the arrival of the new Phoenix album, Bankrupt!, four years after the release of their 2009 breakout record Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The 2013 Coachella headliners have since spent two years in both New York and Paris studios crafting this new record, which is sure to impress if the single “Entertainment” is any indication of what’s in store.

‘Blancanieves’ Shattuck Cinemas
Opening on Friday at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas is “Blancanieves,” a 2012 silent black-and-white film based upon the Brothers Grimm fable “Snow White.” This is a “Snow White” adaptation like no other, with the title character as a bullfighter and the kingdom set in 1920s Spain. “Blancanieves” is a movie for the silent-cinema film buffs and anyone looking for a different cinematic experience from the mediocre, if creative, films of today.

John Leguizamo’s ‘Ghetto Klown’
John Leguizamo, best known for his work in “ER,” “Moulin Rouge!” and the “Ice Age” films, has taken his one-man Broadway show on the road and will be performing “Ghetto Klown” at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco for a two-night limited engagement. “Ghetto Klown” tells Leguizamo’s story of struggle in the entertainment world in true Leguizamo fashion — lightheartedly and in the most comically pleasing way possible.

How Weird Street Faire
Kicking off San Francisco’s festival season will be the 14th annual How Weird Street Faire. The Faire will feature 10 stages of electronic music juxtaposed against marching bands, art and parades. This year’s theme is “Weirdi Gras,” paying homage to the Mardi Gras tradition. The event will be taking place from noon to 8 p.m. in the SoMa district. What better way to end the week than embracing your inner weirdo with the best of San Francisco’s offbeat denizens?

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