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This Week’s Events for the 5 Senses

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Wondering what to do for fun this week?  Feeling a little dead inside?  Wake yourself up with an event for each of the 5 senses!

The Bitter Honeys

HEAR: The 14th annual Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival kicks off with a FREE show at featuring the Bitter Honeys, which is a super rad girl group. Just picture imagine super hot ladies singing 60s pop harmonies in sparkly dresses.

Wednesday, July 14th 6-9pm
Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival
Opening Party Happy Hour
The Make Out Room
3225 22nd Street


TASTE: Sick of cooking the same old tired dishes over and over? Don’t know what to make between Andrew’s Friday segments of “Upgrade Your Comfort Foods/Downgrade Your Trendy Foods?” Or do you just like to collect old cookbooks? The ones from the 50s are the best, with all those neon aspic jelly concoctions. Here are the rules: you can take home as many books as you bring. If you don’t bring any books, just pay the door fee and you can choose one book.

Thursday July 15th, 7-9pm
Cookbook Swap at 18 Reasons
593 Guerrero St. at 18th St.
$10 public; $5 members.

SMELL: Y’all know how I feel about urban farms. As part of Labor Fest 2010, the fledgling Hayes Valley Farm is offering a FREE tour on Wednesday at 3pm. To explain the physics of scent, my dad used to always tell me, “If you can smell it, it’s in your nose.” So when you’re out there, taking a deep inhale of the summery smell of fresh manure, just remember: that shit’s in your nose. Literally.

Thursday, July 15th, 3pm
Hayes Valley Farm Tour
450 Laguna St. btwn Oak & Fell


TOUCH: It’s an abundant Indie Mart season, meaning it’s time to get your hands on some homemade goodies, sewn, glued, or baked. The July 18th edition features a life-size beer-friendly terrarium (!), heavy metal aerobics (!!), real live puppies and kittens (!!!), and much more.

Sunday July 18th, 12-6pm
The Indie-Mart Street Fair
Thee Parkside
1600 17th St. btwn. Arkansas & Carolina

Liberty leading the film geeks

SEE: The Disposable Film Festival is having a FREE screening of a collection of disposable films with French themes in honor of Bastille Day with drinks provided by Hotel Rex. I like how they took the famous Liberty Leading the People painting and turned the figures into hipsters. Though I guess a hipster wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a helmet.

Wednesday, July 14th, 8pm
Disposable Film Festival’s Bastille Day Screening
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St. btwn. Powell & Mason

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.