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SF Events & Entertainment Guide - August 4-7

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There is no doubt about the main event this weekend. The Outside Lands are returning to Golden Gate Park. You can find his full coverage of this three-day music and arts festival here. This includes tips and tricks from his resident OSL veteran, an overview of his TikTok accounts for the most interesting artists, and a list with embedded streams of all his local streams. An artist you can see.

But the beauty of living in a vibrant city like San Francisco is that OSL isn’t the only thing happening.Heck, there’s even Wrong Outdoor concert at Stern Grove this Sunday.

Below are a number of events you can check out instead of, or in addition to, a big party at the park with Ranger Dave.


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Thursday, August 4th

Hung Liu: Golden Gate | Courtesy of the de Young Museum

Hung Liu: Golden Gate

De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Chaen Dr.
Until August 7th, 9:30am – 5:15pm | Free

A few months before his sudden death in October 2021, Auckland-based artist Hung Liu created a site-specific installation at the de Young Museum’s Wilsey Court. Golden Gate uses archival photographic subjects to celebrate those who migrated to California, both by land and by sea. Liu was trained as a socialist realist painter in Maoist China, and from her own immigration stories she sheds light on the various communities that came to her Golden State. The installation is free and open to the public until August 7th. (BF)

Bar Agricole reopens

1540 mission st.
Tue-Sat, 6pm-11pm | By appointment only

After a two-year closure, the SoMa staple reopened Wednesday at a new location. The bar’s debut weekend is your chance to sample a menu focused on single-origin spirits. Enjoy whiskey, gin, vermouth, agave his spirits, and a house line of bars Agricole plans to roll out nationwide later this year. The new space features a tasting room and hand-cut ice his bar, where bartenders serve up everything from Agricole’s signature rum punch to ‘fruit cups’ of Vigneron Armagnac with ginger. An assortment of bar snacks, flatbreads, entrees and salads by Chef Will Napoli and Bar Tartine alum Nick Barra rounds out the menu. (CJC)

Friday, August 5th

Fatty Cakes & Puff Pastries | Photo Courtesy

Fatty Cakes & the Puff Pastries

Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St.
August 5th at 9pm | $10

Before you head to Bottom of the Hill for Fresno’s fatty cakes and puff pastries, you might want to test your blood sugar. Fresh off a blistering daytime performance at Oakland’s Mosswood Her Meltdown last month, the group returns to the Bay Area to deliver “positive punk” girl-gang perfection. Fatty Cakes proves that dismantling systems of oppression can be fun, with political numbers like “Antifa Cakes.” (!!!) SF’s self-proclaimed “fuzzy slop rock trio” Buzzed Lightbeer joins in. Oakland band Headvoice caps the bill, likening their sound to “Mazzy Star meets the Replacements.” (ZR)

Starry Night at Sci-Fi Ballet and Stanford Drive

351 Rasuen StreetFrost Amphitheater, Stanford University
August 5th & 6th, 8pm | $15+

The city’s world-famous dance troupe, SF Ballet, pirouettes down the peninsula to the recently renovated Frost Amphitheater on Stanford University’s picturesque campus. This starlit performance features three of his short ballets set to a mix of contemporary and classical music. 7 Four Eight JS Bach takes inspiration from the music of Jerome Robbins At night Moved to Chopin, William Forsyth’s Breakworks I Set in the ethereal soundscape of James Blake colors that are everywhere. (CJC)

Cut Outdoor Cinema opens this weekend

250 Main Street
Various weekends | $22.65 – $33.72

It may be Foghast, but that doesn’t mean San Francisco’s outdoor movie season is nearing its end. In fact, there is a new Plain Air Cinema in town. The Cut Outdoor Cinema, which debuts this Friday, is located in Crossing, SoMa and will host two screenings of his one night over the weekend.

Things kick off with two flicks set in San Francisco. A screwball comedy with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. What’s wrong, Doctor?and the biopic of the same name, milk, based on the rise of former sci-fi supervisor Harvey Milk. Basic lounge seating is provided with cozy blankets to keep you warm when Carl decides to step down and the temperature inevitably drops. However, you can purchase hand warmers or upgrade to premium bean bag seating with free popcorn. with canned cocktails, local beers and wines. minions When All at once, anywhere saturday screen. sandlot When do the right thing Sunday screen. (CJC)

Saturday, August 6th

Japan Town Street Fair

Japantown Peace Plaza, 1581 Webster Street
August 6 & 7, 11am-6pm | Free

In areas like Japantown, the pandemic has decimated storefronts, street vendors and restaurants. However, the 48th Nihoncho Street Fair will once again light up the streets with the theme of summer love. There are areas for everyone, including Doggy World, Asian Artisan, and a special Sound of Thundercar show, all with hours of live music from his new DJ every hour. (A.D.)

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Churita Vinyl Club Dance Party

Knockout | Knockout 3223 Mission Street
Aug 6 | 10pm-2am | $5

Chulita Vinyl Club returns to Knockout with cumbia, oldies, soul, funk and more all on vinyl. This group of music lovers celebrates culture and community, and is passionate about creating spaces for having fun through the power of music. consists of people. , especially vinyl records. (XE)

Sunday, August 7

Shuggies Crawfish Boil

3349 23rd Street
2pm – 6pm | $150

There is something about a bubbly vat of crawfish that excites the senses and soothes the soul. Come to Shuggie’s Trash Pie at The Mission this Sunday for a decadent catered meal featuring all-you-can-eat beignets, boudin and oyster poboy. A t-shirt makes the perfect keepsake to remember this summer feast. (BF)

Taj Mahal w/ Monophonics at Stern Grove

Sigmund Stern Recreational Gloves
2pm | Free with RSVP

The 2022 Stern Grove Festival enters the home stretch. Phil Lesh and Friends close out this year’s show with “The Big Picnic” next Sunday, while blues guitar legend the Taj Mahal and his sci-fi monophonics have his penultimate performance ahead of him this weekend. increase. In April, Mahal released his latest album, get on boardA guitar- and harmonica-encrusted homage to the greats of Piedmont blues and a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist and producer Ry Cooder. Monophonics warms local crowds with psych-leaning, blue-eyed soul. Daly City’s DJ Shortkut is also on board. The show is free, but reservations are required. (that’s why)

Tokimonsta Outside Land Night Show

The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
10pm | $35+

LA-based Korean-American DJ and producer Tokimonsta is one of the headliners at Outside Lands’ supercharged SOMA Tent on Saturday. If a sweaty festival crowd doesn’t suit your vibe, or if you want a double dose of Tokimonsta’s breezy, emotional indie with a hip-hop sensibility and her tronica, at The Independent. You can catch her late night set. Grammy-nominated Jennifer Lee’s stage name, her Tokimonsta, weaves unique pop tropes from her music into electronic productions, establishing an aesthetic that favors raw, rhythmic emotions without adhering to EDM trends. doing. (that’s why)

Contributors: Adrian Spinelli, Blue Fay, Charlotte Ehrlich, Cristina Campodonico, Nick Veronin, Simena Loeza, Zach Ruskin.

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