This gon'be a great month, maybe the best. I'm back in the Bay and ready to relay the scoop on quality events. Keep checking back for updates, and look ahead for RSVP spots!

Unique 'music video' that informs about nuclear testing. And, another shitty way to light up the world, but literally shitty.

What up, Traitor Joe's? I say tomato, you say "Screw Farm Workers." (I also heard TJ shares some of the same food sources/production with Kraft. Not so granola.) If I don't grow it myself, I'll get my basil from Big Green Boxes, which plans to convert abandoned warehouses into veggie houses. Oh, and Stephen Colbert makes good on his promise to work the fields. Plus, he testified in front of Congress. Woot!

Oil in your vinegar? Yuk. Monsanto's GM corn and cotton in your mouth in underwear? Yukker.

Pretty cool video (minus whale-didgeridoo sounds) about population and privilege.

Wed, Sep 29:

  • Flow screens 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Water, water, everywhere? Free, supposed to register
  • Fair Trade party and fundraiser 8pm Temple SF 540 Howard/1st $10 w/RSVP, $15. Sample fair trade goodness, see a fashion show, dance with other tree huggers
  • West Coast Green conference. Trade show floor hookup here.
Fri, Sat, Sun: Fri, Oct 1:
  • The Drums + Young Friends 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes $15. Happy boppy fun surf dance time
Sat, Oct 2:
  • Sand castle competition Ocean Beach. Go early afternoon to see finished palaces
  • MAPP: Mission Arts & Performance Project 4pm-late all over the Mission
Sun, Oct 3:
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm Larkin/McAllister
  • Papergirl 2010: art via bike awesome giveaway. Details
  • Mixtape Society: Running Scared 4-7pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Bring an actual cassette and get a free drink
  • Emperor Norton's Dixie Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia Valencia/20th $5. Yes
Mon, Oct 4:


Mon, Sep 20:

  • Outside In #7 food cart bonanza and fundraiser for Beacon Culinary Project 5-11pm Casa Sanchez 2778 24th/York. Enjoy music and film, plus bring cooking ware to donate
  • Date Night screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. Free w/ "2 drink min"
Tues, Sep 21:
  • Dave Eggers reads from Zeitoun 12pm Books Inc Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness/Golden Gate
  • Local Natives play a free show 6pm Amoeba Haight/Stanyan
  • Golden Age of Soul: 1960-1975 6.30pm Bernal Library 500 Cortland/Moultrie. Clips of the classics
  • Lady of Leisure screens 7pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st $5 donation. Cinewhore brings you this film, plus post discussion and special guests
Wed, Sep 22:
  • Slurp! Carnivorous plant party 5.30-8.30pm Conservatory of Flowers GG Park/JFK Drive $5. Buy some drinks, learn about hungry plants
  • A Necessary Ruin and other architectural shorts 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Free, supposed to register. Geodesic doom
  • Geek Sewer Panel 7pm WorkSpace 2150 Folsom/17th free. Learn about the city's real underground scene
  • Floodlines and Zeitoun authors Jordan Flaherty and Dave Eggers 7-9pm Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia/20th free
  • Moby Dick screens ON AN OLD TIMEY BOAT 7.30pm Hyde St Pier/Jefferson. Donate $5 to Maritime National Park Association and board the Eureka!
  • Chasing The Moon and Seaweed Sway present hella bands 8-11pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st $7-10. Birds & Batteries podcast premier, plus sets from Joseph Childress, WR/DS, The Up Died Sounds, and Pillars & Tongues
Thurs, Sep 23:
  • DIY Delicious: recipes and ideas for simple foods from scratch 6-7pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church. Brewing and pickling primer
  • Burning The Future: Coal in America screens 6-7.30pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Learn about strip mining and 'clean coal'
Fri, Sep 24:
  • Grand opening of cool upcycling-refurbishing-recycling store 4-8pm Design Quarter 1478A Church/27th. Sips and nibbles
  • The Secrets play 6pm, Vanishing of the Bees screens sundown, apply cider served early Hayes Valley Farm Hayes/Laguna $5 suggested donation to support bee education program. BYOChairs and warmth
  • Velocity Circus: films and performances and crafts 6-8.30pm de Young GG Park
  • Galeria 4.0: A Retrospective opening reception 7.30-10pm Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th/Bryant. 40th anniversary party
  • Aida 8pm AT&T Ballpark. Free opera simulcast in the park. Gotta reserve your free tix
  • Rayband 10pm Coda 1710 Mission/Duboce $10. Hella musicians cover hella Ray Charles songs
Sat, Sep 25: Sun, Sep 26:
  • Polk Street Blues Fest 10am-6pm
  • Mission Bike Festival 12-6pm 18th/Valencia-Lapidge. Games, coffee, pancakes, local vendors, bike repair, raffle, etc
  • Comedy Nite 9pm The Showdown 10 6th/Market $5. Stand up, sit down, fightfightfight: comedians pro and not-so-pro


Wed, Sep 15:

  • CA Academy of Sciences be free 9.30-5pm GG Park
  • Infinite Space: Architecture of John Lautner 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Free, supposed to register
  • Women Who Tech 6.30-8.30pm NextSpace 28 2nd St/Market. RSVP to network, nibble, and sip
  • Solidarity against racism community discussion 7-9pm Red Stone Bldg 2nd Fl 2948 16th/Capp
  • Arkay Workshop 2 year anniversary party 7pm-late Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Drinks specials and giveaways
  • Ten Fingers story telling 8pm Cafe Royale 800 Post/Leavenworth. Tell great short nonfiction stories, listen to others, maybe win some $
Thurs, Sep 16:
  • 8th annual Altered Barbie show opening reception 5-11pm 50 Shotwell/15th
  • JD Samson of Le Tigre and company take over with film and a MEN dance party 6-9.45pm SFMoMA 3rd/Mission $9 for museum admission, free for members
  • Inside Storytime with great local authors (Raj Patel, OMG!) 6.30pm Cafe Royale 800 Post/Leavenworth $3-5
  • SlideSlam 7-9pm Rayko Photo 428 3rd/Harrison. Community artists show their stuff. RSVP on FB. Also the opening for "1000 Cameras" at 6pm
  • Dancers fly on the Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia 8pm & 9.30pm
Fri, Sep 17:
  • Park(ing) Day all over town early-late. Reclaim parking spots with activities, neighbors, strangers, and relaxing. I recommend Alemany Farm's spot at Rainbow Grocery
  • Whoa: free jeans and She & Him perform Union Square. Giveaway to first 1000 people starts 10am. Bring something to donate to Goodwill
  • Dancers fly on the Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia 10am & 8pm & 9.30pm
  • Happy hour art party 5-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Bring a jar for wine, and some dough for the pizza vendor
  • The Parking Lot screens 7pm Good Hotel parking lot 7th/Mission. Free, plus food carts and raffle to celebrate Park(ing) Day
Sat, Sep 18:
  • On Hannibal's Trail: biking a conquest route discussion and film 10.30am Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • J-Pop Summit 11am-6pm Post/Webster. Pocky eating contest, Japanese food carts, Girls Rock!, etc!
  • Pop-Up Cafe: social food discussion 7pm. RSVP for details, also happening the next few Saturdays. Awesome. This week's topic: productivity
  • Dancers fly on the Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia 8pm & 9.30pm
Sun, Sep 19:
  • Sunday Streets: Western Addition edition 10am-3pm. Skate/walk/bike around carless NOPA and Japantown!
  • SF Center for the Book annual Roadworks block party 12-5pm Rhode Island/16-17th. Steamroll some prints, buy from local vendors, enjoy the festivities
  • IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin $3. Cheap food and drinks, DJs, great vendors, 7 bands, plus an afterparty with surprise musician
  • Complex and sweet sounds music + art 5-8pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland
  • SeaweedSway Showcase w/KILLBOSSA, Vanessa Verlee & Jeremy Rourke, Anna Ash, and host Jeremy Dalmas reenacting your fave computer game: The Oregon Trail 8pm show Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7


Tues, Sep 7:

  • Hella museums be free today
  • SF Green Drinks 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Network with other greenies, learn about sustainable food systems from some pro's, and get there early for a free drink!
  • American Gypsy: Stranger in Everyone's Land screening 7.30pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission $3-5 donation. Rare doc about traveling culture

Wed, Sep 8:

  • SF Bike Coalition volunteer night 5.30-8pm 833 Market/4th. Snacks, biker pals, office help!
  • Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City architecture film 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Free, gotta register
  • The Rumble: Dale Earnhardt Jr.Jr. + Taxes + Oona 8.30pm Milk Bar 1840 Haight/Stanyan. Free w/RSVP
Thurs, Sep 9:
  • Coalition on Homelessness art auction 5.30-10pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th $25 donation. Live art, live music, libations, food!
  • Put the Sea in Cycling rally 5.30pm Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Bldg, ride to Triple Crown Market/Valencia for afterparty full of food and music. This is to convince Shimano, bike parts maker, to advocate for instead of actively against ocean preservation
  • Release party for Collective, Inc 7-10pm Candystore Collective 3153 16th/Guerrero. Cool creative projects, cupcakes, and sparkly beverages
  • Mosquitos in Yo Grill 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $10. Wild summer hootenanny with lots of great local bands
Fri, Sep 10:
  • Fashion Night Out 5-8.30pm Westfield 865 Market/5th $10 donation goes to Artpoint, and gets you drinks and food
  • West Oakland Schools fundraiser 5-8.30pm Linden Street Brewery in Oakland $10 for some food/drink. Music. Donate school supplies!
  • "The Portrait Show" group opening 6-9pm Soap Gallery 3180 Mission/Valencia. Music and Bea Arthur sketches
  • Fillmore Artwalk 6-11pm Eddy-Post/Fillmore various locations and openings and deals
  • "The Classics: True Bay Area Graffiti" opening 7-10pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard
  • Fecal Face 10th Anniversary 6-8pm Luggage Store 1007 Market/6th. Afterparty 9pm-2am Mezzanine 5th/Jessie $8 donation. RSVP to see Kelley Stolz, Ty Segall, etc
Sat, Sep 11:
  • Power to the Peaceful all day in GG Park Speadway Meadows. Yoga, Michael Franti, Rupa & the April Fishes, probably some patchouli, green skaters, etc
  • Solar systems ride 9.45am Page/Buchanan. Pedal power and solar power tour free for SFBC members/$5 otherwise
  • Duboce Triangle hood garage sale 9am-2pm. Good stuff
  • SF Underground Market 11am-4pm, 6pm-11pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th $5 for one round/$8 for both. Music, workshops, deliciousness, crowds. Gotta become a member (for free)
  • Pop-Up Cafe: Temporality 5.30-8pm Wave Organ. RSVP...I think this dinner-discussion is free?
Sun, Sep 12:
  • La Vida Local 1-4.30pm Cafe Cocomo 650 Indianna/18th. Local music, food and drink tastes, non-profits, etc. RSVP early to get in!
  • Opera in the Park 1.30pm GG Park Hippie Hill/Sharon Meadow. Freeeeeeee

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back in town. I'd be stuck at home, in bed, on my computer crying to myself if it weren't for you.