Sat, Aug 1:
  • Inner Sunset 2-for-1: Composting workshop 10am-noon Garden for the Environment 7th Ave/Lawton. Then bring your worms to...
  • Summer Garden Fair 10am-3pm SF Botanical Gardens 9th Ave/Lincoln GG Park. Then go to Arizmendi Bakery for me on 9th/Irving
  • Pretty in Pink screens 8pm Dolores Park. Bring blankets for warmth and for picnic fare
Sun, Aug 2:
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm 200 Larkin/McAllister
  • Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • Hot Dog Ride 1pm. Meet at Bike Kitchen 20th/Florida, Wiggle it just a little bit, then convene at Frankenmart Art for free beef/veggie hot dogs 515 Balboa/6th Ave (free dogs 1-7pm)
Mon, Aug 3:
  • Tequila cocktail contest and tasting 7.30-10.30pm Rye 688 Geary/Leavenworth
Tues, Aug 4: Wed, Aug 5:
  • Explore your torium (it's free today)
  • Flow screens 6.30pm Workspace Unlimited 2150 Folsom/17th free, $5 donation for refreshments
  • Mustache Cinema screenings 7pm El Rio Mission/Valencia. Free film and facial hair
  • Lessons in Adventureneering 7.45pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. Spectacles galore!
  • The Rumble: Company of Thieves and A B & Sea play 8pm Harlot 47 Minna/2nd. Goooooood tunes. Free w/ RSVP
  • Guardian's Best of the Bay party 8pm Mezzanine 444 Jessie/Mint free <9pm>$5. Music, art, party. Colleen Mauer of Secession Art & Design and Mission Statement won best jewelry designer!
Thurs, Aug 6:
  • Grab your wine jar: art crawl downtown. Check the Fecal Face link at the right
*Thank Johnny at FunCheapSF: his listings this week are fantastic and are my surrogate til I get on the ball again. Seriously, check his site for free coffee, Muni films, and East Bay love* Sat, Aug 8:
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Also a BBQ Fundraiser for Alemany residents
  • Dear and Yonder screening, great bands, girls on skateboards, and cool shizl 5-10pm Potrero del Sol skatepark 25th/Utah
  • Gravel & Gold art party 6-9pm 3326 21st/Valencia
  • 3 Minute Film Festival 7-11pm Root Division 17th/S Van Ness $5-20 sliding scale
  • Ego-less exhibit opening reception 7.30pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
Sun, Aug 9: Mon, Aug 10: Tues, Aug 11:
  • Ask a Scientist: Secrets of the Sleeping Brain 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th/Wisconsin. Zombies already know
Wed, Aug 12:
  • Classic 1968 film Boom screens 7pm Museum of Performance & Design 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Free, RSVP required.
Thurs, Aug 13:
  • Pacific Environment's Toast to Tiger Conservation happy hour party 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Light bites provided (not from the tigers). Stick around for ZipCar's Green Confessions party (drink tix for members new and old)
  • Free drinks and food for some reason 6-9pm Mercury Lounge 1582 Folsom/12th
  • "Introductions" opening 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Always fun, affordable art with interesting people. And good snacks
  • Annie Hall screens dusk Dolores Park
Fri, Aug 14:
  • Green Generations benefit for youth eco programs 5-9pm Temple 540 Howard/2nd $12 adv/$15 doors. Food, raffle, networking, etc
  • Sila and the Afrofunk Experience perform free 6pm Fillmore Jazz Center Fillmore/Geary
  • BellJar opening reception for MicroHabitat 6pm 3187 16th/Guerrero
  • Secession Art & Design 2 Year Anniversary Party 6.30-9.30pm 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Food, wine, DJ, pretty things and people all together to celebrate 24 months of local independent design that benefits local non profit organizations
  • Out of the Blue by Youth for Asian Theatre 7pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Free short plays by talented kids
  • Literary Death Match 7.30pm Elbo Room 647 Valencia/17th $5-20 sliding. Indie bookstores send their fave authors into the ring
  • Kamikaze Girls screening 8.15pm Japantown Peace Plaza Buchanan/Post
Sat, Aug 15:
  • Hit & Run Hula!
  • Bernal Heights hill-wide garage sale 9am-4pm
  • Alamo Square Flea Market 9am-4pm. Ritzy neighbor cast-offs, local crafters, non profits, and stores vend their wares to raise funds for Alamo Square Park (the new Dolores?)
  • Fig Festival 10am-1pm Ferry Bldg Farmers' Market
  • J-Pop Summit Festival 11am-6pm Post/Webster-Buchanan free. Modern Japanese cultural extravaganza
  • Bike against Chevron 11.30am Richmond BART Station. Music, food, and rally
  • Samba music from Rio 1pm Yerba Buena Gardens 3rd/Mission
  • Taming of the Shrew 1pm Dolores Park put on by Woman's Will, an all woman cast. Also Sunday
  • Protest hate radio 2-4pm outside Clear Channel 340 Townsend/4th
  • Toronado's 22nd Anniversary party 547 Haight/Fillmore. "Food & fun for all"
  • Experimental Art Rocktail Party indie film fundraiser with carnival games, design, drinks, and more spectacles! 9pm-2am Workspace Unlimited 2150 Folsom/17th. Click for event and ticket info
Sun, Aug 16:
  • Gears and Grills bike ride/potluck 11am meet at Fell/Baker, eat at Precita park
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 16th/Wisconsin. DIY demos, cheap drinks, local designers, DJs/live bands, food for sale, indie all around $2 suggested donation
  • Taming of the Shrew 1pm Dolores Park put on by Woman's Will, an all woman cast
  • Iranian green revolution discussion 1pm New Valencia Hall 625 Larkin/Eddy Suite 202 $3-5 donation + optional $8 lunch
Mon, Aug 17:
  • Cello Madness 8pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Valencia. "Strings and things"
Tues, Aug 18:
  • If you need something loud tonight: Pissed Jeans and Mi Ami bust some ear drums 8pm Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri $12
Wed, Aug 19:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today. Get there early
  • Lombard Street turns into live Candyland! Kids, interactive boardgame, and cake. Sugar starts 10am
  • "El Grito de la Mision" opening reception 5pm Southern Exposure 417 14th/Valencia. Creative teens show their creations
  • Surfrider benefit and book signing 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/46th Ave. Food and raffle and DJ and ocean love
  • Klunkerz screens 8pm Good Hotel Bike-in Movie 117 Mission/7th. Raffle and free bike parking
Thurs, Aug 20:
  • Mission Statement designer party, sale, and raffle 6-9pm 3458 18th/Valencia. Sips, nibbles, and fashion
Fri, Aug 21:
  • Four Barrel Coffee free drinks plus cake & ice cream whilst they last 7am-5pm Valencia/14th. Obvi
  • Grand Opening party of local/ethical indie store Nooworks 5-9pm 1798-B McAllister/Divis. Refreshments, DJ, etc
  • Rebel Reading Series 7-9pm Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia. Improv groups, authors, and literati
  • Tough Times release party 8pm FivePoints Arthouse 72 Tehama-Howard/2nd. Live music, food, raffle, drinks by donation
  • All night art walk meets 8pm Triple Base Gallery 3041 24th/Treat
Sat, Aug 22:
  • Zine Fest 11am-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th/Lincoln. Dork out with your Bjork out
  • SF Streetfood Festival 11am-7pm Folsom/25th-26th. Deliciousness that benefits La Cocina? Duh
  • School Lunch Sound Off 12-2pm A.muse Gallery 618 Alabama/18th. Join kids, community folks, families, educators, and Marilu Henner(!) for food, planting, art, and nutritional advocacy
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • 826 Valencia Ice Cream Social 3-5pm Garfield Park 26th/Harrison. Literature and licks
  • Jay Reatard plays 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan
  • S. Clay Wilson party and Underground Comix show 6-8pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna
  • StreetWorthy Zine release party 8pm Box Factory 865 Florida/20th. Art, zines, live music, booze, readings, food, DJ
  • Rock Make pre-party 8pm Rite Spot Folsom/17th free. Good bands gear you up for Sunday's festival
  • On The Waterfront screens Union Square 8pm
Link Sun, Aug 23:
  • Rock Make Festival 11am-6pm Treat/17th-18th. Amazing: awesome local vendors of independent design, lots of great bands...brought to you by The Bay Bridged
  • Zine Fest 11am-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th/Lincoln. Dork out with your torque out
  • J Tillman (of Fleet Foxes) and others croon 8pm Cafe du Nord 2170 Market/Sanchez $11/13. His tunes are great
Tues, Aug 25:
  • Fruit Bats play 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan. Or pay 2 hours later....
  • Fruit Bats, Death Vessel, and A B & The Sea show 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes $12/14
Wed, Aug 26-Sun, Aug 30: Wed, Aug 26:
  • Walk With Earth: a trek from CA to Chile 6-7.30pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • 826 Quarterly release party 6.30pm 826 Valencia/19th. Youth read from their writing projects
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday holds court 7pm Triple Crown Market/Octavia. Just show up and the bar gives $5 per head to the week's non-profit. This one benefits Gay Men's Chorus. Plus $2 Pints and 2-for-1 food til 9.30pm
  • "Face Value" opening reception 7-10pm Cowboys & Angels Salon & Art Gallery 207Powell/O'Farrell #400
  • The Vegan Table cooking tips and book signing 7.30pm Books, Inc Castro 2275 Market/16th
  • Save the Waves benefit and Outside Lands pre-party 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/46th Ave. Free food and raffle (Outside Lands tix) and DJ and ocean love
  • Phenomenal Handclap Band 9pm Knockout Mission/Valencia $8. New York disco from the future
Thurs, Aug 27:
  • Forgiveness...with a free taco? Taco Del Mar
  • ReMake Lounge launch party 5.30-8pm Crocker Galeria 50 Post/Montgomery. DIY workshops, organic sips & nibbles, music, prizes. RSVP
  • Woody Tasch's Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered 5.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $8/15
  • Babble On Reading Series 8.30pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th. Local authors get their word on
Fri, Aug 28:
  • Ty Segall plays 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan
  • The Velvet Teen and others play 9pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin $10
Fri, Aug 28-Sun, Aug 30: Fri, Aug 28- Thurs, Sep 3: Sat, Aug 29: Sun, Aug 30:
  • Grind for the Green 12pm Yerba Buena Gardens 3rd/Mission. Solar powered hip hop
Mon, Aug 31:
  • Naughty By Nature performs 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan
  • Nice by nature: Quinn DeVeaux and the Blue Beat Review 8pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Valencia $5
September Preview: Tues, Sep 1:
  • Lotsa free museums around town. My loop: de Young, Conservatory of Flowers, MoMA
  • SF Green Drinks 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Absinthe and tree huggers? West Coast Green and Bioneers raffle ticket raffle
  • Ask a Scientist: Take a Tour of Your Brain 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th-Wisconsin
Wed, Sep 2:

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