This Week’s Events | San Francisco + New York
Rad Upcoming SF Events
SF Street Food Nightlife
THU. 08/13 | 6:00PM @ CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Enjoy eats and drinks from Good Foods Catering, Fabula Tea, Thai gelato from Secret Scoop, produce-heavy fare from Earl’s Organic, Japanese-style fermented foods from Aeden SF, and more.
Erk Tha Jerk
FRI. 08/14 | 9:00PM @ THE ROCK STEADY
Erk found that finding credible production to accompany his lyrics would not be an easy task, which led him to start teaching himself the art of making beats. After some time, Erk’s production talents had become quite formidable, and he produced all of his own work, and other artists began seeking him out to produce their work as well.
ADMISSION: 21+ LADIES FREE UNTIL 11 | $10
San Francisco Street Food Festival
SAT. 08/15 | 11:00AM – 6:00PM @ PIER 70
Come out for the best food, drink and music the Bay Area has to offer.After being held in the Mission District for the past six years, SFSFF just got too damn big.
Talib Kweli, Zakiya Harris featuring Elephantine
SUN. 08/16 | 2:00PM @ STERN GROVE
Brooklyn-based artist Talib Kweli has established himself as one of the most socially-aware and gifted lyricists in the country. After nearly 20 years, and collaborations with Mos Def, Kanye West, Hi-Tek, Madlib, and others, he stands as one of the world’s most talented and accomplished rappers.
MON. 08/17 | 8:00PM @ THE INDEPENDENT
No one knows summer like Santa Monica’s Zach Yudin, a man of leisure who recognizes “the epic” in something as simple as a twilight bicycle ride or a short drive up the coast. As Cayucas, Yudin has set about creating an impressionistic portrait of summer’s long, bittersweet dazzle.
Dobles Vidas: Folk Art from The Mexican Museum
TUE. 08/18 | 6:00PM @ THACHER GALLERY – USF
Folk Art from The Mexican Museum presents over 60 artworks that explore the many stories an object can tell about the people, places and traditions of those who create, use and collect them.
Private Parlor Show: John Michael Mayer’s Cathartic Birthday Party + Celebratory Rite of Passage
WED. 08/19 | 7:30PM @ THE LOST CHURCH
Four bands playing a stellar show and right in the heart of the Mission, just like old times. But, with whippersnappers instead of old punk dudes. Oh, the times.
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Rad Upcoming NY Events
The Sounding Board
THU. 08/13 | 7:00PM @ BLACK BEAR BAR
Trivia games, networking ice-breakers, contest to win free shots, surprise guests, tons of awesome music. Meet potential collaborators, get feedback on what you’re working on, or just come to listen.
FRI. 08/14 | 12:00AM @ BROOKLYN BOWL
Martin “Quickie Mart” Arceneaux was born and raised in Louisiana. He has produced tracks for featured artists such as Planet Asia, Wax, Percee P, Katey Red, Buff 1, T. Mills, Big Freedia and Gotham Green.
2nd Annual Brooklyn Renaissance Festival
SAT. 08/15 | 12:00PM – 10:00PM @ 2501 PITKIN AVENUE
Destination Moon and Cypher League are teaming up to bring you a day long, out door festival that will bring summer to its knees. Feature performance by the one any only Talib Kweli.
35th Annual India Day Parade
SUN. 08/16 | 12:00PM – 6:00PM @ East 38th Street @ Madison Ave
Throughout the parade, participants find themselves surrounded by the orange, white and green colors of the Indian flag. They can enjoy Indian food, merchandise booths, live dancing and music present at the Parade. After the parade is over, various cultural organizations and dance schools participate in program on 23rd Street and Madison Avenue until 6PM.
ADESUWA, DJs Kissey, Mickey Perez, My Midnight Heart
MON. 08/17 | 8:00PM @ ELVIS GUESTHOUSE
ADESUWA is a new project based in Brooklyn led by Denitia (of denitia and sene).
Abdu Ali, Leverage Models, ZGRT, Von Sell
TUE. 08/18 | 8:00PM @ BABY’S ALL RIGHT
Leverage Models makes secular folk songs about transubstantiation, ritual abuse, apathy, divorce, poverty & self-har; with timbales.
WED. 08/19 | 6:30PM @ MERCURY LOUNGE
Day Wave constructs sweeping songs out of one-string riffs and basic percussion — but already at this stage it’s looking like being the most pop-oriented of them all.
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