This Week’s Top Events | San Francisco and New York
Although we’re sure you already plan out your entire social life around our stellar calendar of events, we like to highlight our favorites each week. Take a gander below but make sure to check our SF & NY calendars often since they are always being updated.
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Rad Upcoming SF Events
THU. 09/21 – SUN. 9/24 | 10:00AM @ FORT MASON CENTER
This year’s Big Book Sale will have twice the number of books in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, California & the West, Graphic Novels, Mathematics, Mythology, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Science, Science Fiction and World History – more than 70 categories in all. Everything drops down to $1 on the last day of the sale.
ADMISSION: FREECOMMONS ON 3RD THURSDAYS
THU. 09/21 | 5:00PM @ UN PLAZA
The Commons on Third Thursdays is a series of FREE family-friendly and inclusive happenings held on four nights, one each month. The events will encompass the linked public spaces in Civic Center Commons: Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, and Fulton Street. There will be a stage for live music in each of the three main areas, and food and over-21 beverages will be for-sale by Off The Grid. Monthly LIVE entertainment will be programmed by Another Planet Entertainment, Noise Pop and People in Plazas.
ADMISSION: FREEUS SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS IN SF
FRI. 09/22 | 1:00PM @ YERBA BUENA GARDENS
Fresh off the introduction of S.1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will address the theme in a public speech hosted by California Nurses Association/NNOC/NNU.
ADMISSION: FREEPEACE IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
SAT. 09/23 | 11:00AM @ GOLDEN GATE PARK
The 5th Annual Peace in the Park celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Featuring inspirational speakers, live music, poetry, visual artists, Tai Chi, yoga, kids activities, exhibits, and meditation experiences where individuals can explore a variety of ways to unplug, unwind, tune in and connect in peace.
ADMISSION: FREETHE BREAKFAST CLUB
SAT. 09/23 | 7:30PM @ MISSION DOLORES PARK
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes a rebel, a, princess, an outcast, a brainiac, and the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.
ADMISSION: FREEFOLSOM STREET FAIR
SUN. 09/24 | 11:00AM @ FOLSOM STREET
Leather and fetish players from all over the world converge. Over 200 exhibitor booths showcasing fetish gear and toys. Check out the live stage with top-name indie, electronic and alternative acts, our two huge dance areas spinning underground EDM, public play stations, and an erotic artists’ area with a sick and twisted performance stage.
GABI MOSKOWITZ & MIRANDA BERMAN: HOT MESS KITCHEN
SUN. 09/24 | 3:00PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Decades ago, every young woman left home knowing how to cook, but now, well, not so much. And while they’re happy times have changed, authors Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman want to save millennials from the perils of takeout and take back the kitchen with their new book, HOT MESS KITCHEN. Snacks will be served!
KARL GEARY: MONTPELIER PARADE
MON. 09/25 | 7:30PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK
The work of a deft, fearless writer … evoking the subtly dark comedy of Patrick McCabe, and the delicious lyricism of Peter Murphy, Geary has a keen recollection of the folly and hunger of youth. Add in a gut-spinning plot twist, and it’s safe to describe Montpelier Parade as one of the first significant releases of 2017.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
TUE. 09/26 | 7:30PM @ NOURSE THEATER
Francis Ford Coppola is the Academy-Award–winning director of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and numerous other films. His forthcoming books, Live Cinema and Its Techniques, is an indispensable and entertaining guide to a visionary new form of moviemaking that Coppola believes will become a powerful medium within the larger film industry.
BENEFIT STORYSLAM 2017: SALTY & SWEET
WED. 09/27 | 6:30PM @ AIRBNB HEADQUARTERS
The food industry holds some of the most unique and inspiring stories and farmers, chefs, and food makers are brave, tenacious, and passionate to the ends of the Earth. When you bring them together in one room to share the vignettes of their stories it will be an unforgettable evening. The first annual StorySlam consists of a local food night market with savory and sweet bites, an auction, and the main act: A StorySlam, where an all-star roster of Bay Area food providers will tell their short stories (based on the Salty & Sweet theme).
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RAD UPCOMING NY EVENTS
THU. 9/21 | 6:30PM @ THE BELL HOUSE
the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it’s premiere in 2003. Four nights of glitter and glamour, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who, in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ’s, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, and lingerie!
ADMISSION: $20 DOORQUEENS HIP HOP FESTIVAL
FRI. 9/22 | 7:00PM @ QUEENS MUSEUM
An afternoon of live performances, cyphers, and photography. The studio of the late Jam Master Jay will feature the hip hop historian Shaheem Reid, performers China Mac, Official JL, R Cin White, 821 Music, Delastax, Homey Hill, ONE PPL and a DJ tribute to JMJ, Chinx, Prodigy, and Phife Dawg.
ADMISSION: FREEGLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL
SAT. 9/23 | 11:10AM @ CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
The musical artists will stand together with Global Citizens to call on leaders in the US and around the world to uphold their responsibility to end poverty, tackle climate change, and fight inequalities by 2030. Learn how to grab your ticket.
ADMISSION: FREENYC ARTISAN JEWELRY BAZAAR
SUN. 9/24 | 10:00AM @ GRAND BAZAAR NYC
Weekly curated market on the Upper West Side, featuring the most talented jewelry makers, all hand picked! From experienced to emerging designers, all producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.
ADMISSION: FREEENTER THE DRAGON
TUE. 9/26 | 8:00PM @ KNITTING FACTORY – BROOKLYN
This month’s installment features Enter the Dragon, which catapulted Bruce Lee to international superstardom and introduced a generation to the art of shaolin kung fu. By combining the elements of an espionage film with martial arts action, Enter the Dragon represents a blueprint for the more complex and challenging films to come in the genre.
ADMISSION: FREETHE STOOP SERIES DAME TU MANO: COMBO CHIMBITA & AMANDA ALCANTARA
TUE. 9/26 | 7:00PM @ BRIC
Listen and learn during an engaging conversation between Colombian-born, Brooklyn-based band Combo Chimbita and writer and activist Amanda Alcantara (Remezcla, La Galeria). Between performances of songs from their newest “tropical futurist” psychedelic cumbia album, Abya Yala, the band will discuss living and creating their distinctly Afro-Latinx music in Brooklyn’s ever-evolving landscape.
WED. 9/27 | 7:00PM @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction. Restaurant and bar open before, during and after the movie!
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!