On Saturday begins the 8th annual San Francisco Zine Fest, a FREE two-day conference for independent and underground publishing. Exhibitors come from all over the West Coast for showcases, workshops, and events. It’ll mostly focus on zines, but a wide range of DIY will be represented as well â€” all sorts of comics, arts, crafts, literary presses, etc. It’s not just for the Jew-fro-zit-riddled-comic-dork teens out there. It’s also for the Jew-fro-zit-riddled-comic-dorks that grew up into semi-respectable broke adults (us).
After you nerd out at the SFZF, make your way over to the Mission on Sunday for the Rock Make Music and Art Street Festival. Two stages, 15 bands, and 70 vendors will be at this FREE event, organized in part by The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop, whose events are usually a guaranteed good time.
Saturday night, if you’re not too exhausted from leafing through comics, you can choose between SFZF’s Benefit Show/Afterparty at Amnesia or get ready for Sunday by attending Rock Make’s pre-party at the Rite Spot (featuring Dame Satan).
San Francisco Zine Fest
SF County Fair Building (formerly Hall of Flowers)
9th Ave. at Lincoln Way (in Golden Gate Park)
Saturday, Aug. 22nd and Sunday, Aug. 23rd 11amâ€“6pm
SFZF Benefit Show & After-party
853 Valencia St btw 19th and 20th
Saturday, August 22nd, 9pm
$7 donation (proceeds benefit SFZF)
Rock Make Festival Pre-Party
Saturday, August 22nd 9pm
The Rite Spot CafÃ©
2099 Folsom St. at 17th St.
Rock Make Music and Art Street Festival
Treat St. btw 17th and 18th
Sunday, August 23rd 11amâ€“7pm
Posters via Zine Fest and Rock Make websites