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Rad Upcoming SF Events

DANCE FOR DACA – SOLIDARITY FOR SANCTUARY
THU. 9/28 | 9:00PM @ STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB
Introducing Solidarity for Sanctuary Bay Area’s Dance for DACA: an event focused on providing a platform for all people to come and have a good time for a good cause. Come support with some good people and music. All proceeds will be donated to United We Dream (national) and the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (local).
ADMISSION: $7, 21+

AFROLICIOUS
FRI. 9/29 | 10:00PM @ PUBLIC WORKS
Afrolicious will perform their entire live set and DJ/Soundsystem show to celebrate the release of their newest album “Ways of Seeing”. After a summer of touring the country, including playing some of the biggest festivals around the band is hot and ready to play an exteneded set for its hometown fans. Support from Braza’s DJ Antonio Guedes will be sure to make sure the dancing never stops.
ADMISSION: $18, 21+

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
FRI. 9/29 | 7:15PM @ ​PIER 39
Life is a struggle for a single father played by Will Smith. Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son, Jaden Smith, find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Will Smith eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Will Smith refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
ADMISSION: FREE

THE LAUNCH: SFSY STREET FAIR
SAT. 9/30 | 11:00AM @ THE SAN FRANCISCO SHIPYARD
A nod to a traditional San Francisco street fairs, The Launch will feature live music, art installations, market vendors, food, drinks, prizes, family-friendly activities, and maker demonstrations.
ADMISSION: FREE

REVOLUTIONS: SECOND HAND SOUNDS WITH DJ GUILLERMO
SAT. 9/30 | 2:00PM @ AMOEBA MUSIC SF
DJ Guillermo of SF’s Sweater Funk crew and his one of a kind “Second Hand Sounds” set to REVOLUTIONS! Maestro Guillermo has curated a set of vinyl-only treasures from the Amoeba vaults and they’re ALL for sale during and after the show! This is your chance to dance, and you get to take home what moves you! We’ll have treats on hand, so bring the whole family and feel the boogie.
ADMISSION: FREE

CASTRO STREET FAIR
SUN. 10/1 | 11:00AM @ CASTRO
Featuring four fabulous entertainment areas, hundreds of local and artisanal vendors, food and beverages, and the Castro businesses you know and love, it’s a day to celebrate with friends in the San Francisco sunshine. Admission is free, but a $5 donation will help keep the fair running.
ADMISSION: FREE 

SUNDAY STREETS: EXCELSIOR
SUN. 10/1 | 11:00AM @ ​EXCELSIOR DISTRICT
Will include Summer of Love exhibitions, art projects, live performances, and family-friendly activities. A highlighted event in this Celebration is the Public Mural Art Project, which creates murals designed to educate members of the community about the history of their respective neighborhoods. The art will focus on prominent heroes and the events that have contributed to the development of San Francisco districts from the 1960s to present day.
ADMISSION: FREE

PETER REINHART, THE BREAD BAKER’S APPRENTICE, 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: MASTERING THE ART OF EXTRAORDINARY BREAD
MON. 10/2 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Co-founder of the legendary Brother Juniper’s Bakery, author of ten landmark bread books, and distinguished instructor at the world’s largest culinary academy, Peter Reinhart has been a leader in America’s artisanal bread movement for more than thirty years. Never one to be content with yesterday’s baking triumph, however, Peter continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for extraordinary bread.
ADMISSION: FREE

A CONVERSATION W/ PHILIP GLASS
TUE. 10/3 | 7:00PM @ HENRY MILLER LIBRARY
A discussion on creativity and human development. Join Philip and two very important people in his life whom he wishes to share with all of you: Victor Sanchez and Sat Hon.
ADMISSION: FREE

BARBARELLA: ON STAGE & IN SPACE
FRI. 10/6 – FRI. 10/20 | 9:30PM @ PIANOFIGHT
Barbarella, the 41st century’s bounty-hunting astronavagatrix, is hired by the Republic of Earth save the galaxy. Will she complete her secret mission and bring the power-hungry cyberneticist Durand Durand to justice? Or will she be thwarted by the allure of the Great Tyrant? Pop your exaltation transference pellets and find out this Fall at PianoFight!
ADMISSION: $20
Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our SF calendar here!

Rad Upcoming NY Events

PAT PARTY, AMBER VALENTINE, JD SAMSON, RIMARKABLE, GOODDROID
THU. 9/28 | 10:00PM @ UNION POOL
JD Samson Presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. For more than a decade JD’s career as a singer, producer and DJ has landed her at the intersection of music, art, activism, and fashion.
ADMISSION: FREE

DENZIL PORTER
FRI. 9/29 | 7:00PM @ DROM
While it wasn’t until 2004 when Bronx native Denzil Porter founded WreckHouse Entertainment, which produces music out of his in-house studio and hosts parties and events, Porter has had a passion for Hip-Hop music from a young age. Keep an eye out for this emerging artist.
ADMISSION: $15

MIYAZAKI ART SHOW
FRI. 9/29 | 6:00PM @ SPOKE NYC
Including a diverse array of original painting, sculpture and limited edition prints, the Miyazaki Art Show offers each artists’ perspective and interpretation of beloved characters and themes throughout Miyazaki’s films. Imbued with the legendary director’s sense of adventure, deep reverence for nature and strong female characters, this dynamic exhibition is not to be missed.
ADMISSION: $5

2ND ODDITIES FLEA MARKET
SAT. 9/30 | 7:00PM @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR
A wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, bizarre flair, and much more.
ADMISSION: $15

SUSHIRRITO NYC – ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
SUN. 10/1 | 12:00PM @ SUSHIRRITO FLATIRON
Sushirrito will be handing out FREE grilled Kanpachi collars, snack-size sushi burritos, and tastings of their original house-made drinks. Come hang out, have a great time, and enjoy delicious food and drinks on them.
ADMISSION: FREE

SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY SHOW
MON. 10/2 | 8:00PM @ FRIENDS AND LOVERS
Side Ponytail is Brooklyn’s cutest free comedy show and a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick! This weekly showcase in the backroom of Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights features some of the best performers in the city and from around the country.
ADMISSION: FREE

DYING HARDER: AN EVENING OF DIE HARD SEQUELS
TUE. 10/3 | 9:00PM @ THE FOOTLIGHT
The first three Die Hard movies are stone cold classics. Chris Calogero has asked a few of his favorite comedians to write, cast, and perform their ideas for their version of Die Hard 4.
ADMISSION: $5

SLICE OUT HUNGER
WED. 10/4 | 6:00PM @ ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH
Slice Out Hunger’s annual $1 Slice Night will bring over 50 of NYC’s best pizzerias under one roof to raise money for New Yorkers in need.
ADMISSION: FREE

Check out even MORE kick-ass events on our NYC calendar here!

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