All the Rad Things Going on in the next 7 Days
THU. 7/19 | 6:30PM @ OMNIVORE BOOKS
Sharing a meal is one of life’s greatest pleasures and a powerful and intimate way to create community.Starting with an introduction to big-batch cooking, this book features dishes by Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Gonzalo Guzman, Joyce Goldstein, Tanya Holland, Dennis Lee, Preeti Mistry, and other generous cooks who know how to feed a crowd.
ADIDAS GIANT WAREHOUSE SALE: SUMMER 2018
FRI. 7/20 | 10:00AM @ COW PALACE
Adidas is taking over part of the Cow Palace for a “Giant Warehouse Clearance Event” and sale. Expect up to 75% savings on over 20,000 square feet of footwear, apparel and accessories.
BOTANICALS AND BREWS BEER GARDEN: SONOMA SPRINGS + BENOIT CASPER
FRI. 7/20 | 6:30PM @ SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS
Guests meander the verdant, humid pathways of the Conservatory with a craft brew in hand. As day turns to night, the Conservatory of Flowers becomes a blank canvas for Photosynthesis, a series of artistic illuminations on the Conservatory’s iconic façade. Enjoy luminosity, great music, curated food trucks and beer and wine service hosted by We Bring The Bar. This month’s featured brewers are Sonoma Springs Brewing Company and Benoit Casper Brewing Co.
ADMISSION: $27 – $75
BASICK CANDLE CO. “LESS THAN PERFECT” SALE
SAT. 7/21 I 11:00AM-6:00PM @AVENUES DRY GOODS
Avenue Dry Goods is hosting this rad event where Basik Candle Co. is emptying their warehouse full of candles with small defects (label is slightly crooked, glass is scratched, nothing that would affect the safety or quality of the product) and selling them for 50% off! This is a huge opportunity to stock up on your favorite Basik products without breaking the bank!
BAY STREET LIVE
SAT. 7/21 | 5:00PM @ BAY STREET EMERYVILLE
Live outdoor concert featuring Australian-American indie pop singer Hazel English and American Duo Cape Weather. Concert goers can relax in lounge chairs or bring their own blankets to enjoy the live music in the Center Plaza. From crepes to Asian-style bowls and buns, a variety of food trucks and local restaurants will be on site providing tasty eats and refreshing drinks.
SUN. 7/22 | 2:00PM @ THE GREAT NORTHERN
With equal parts food fest, playa-borne jazz band, and indoor/outdoor event venue, Paella Fest will bring a diverse and widespread group of attendees. As Jackrabbit CEO James Faber says, “We wanted to pair the fusiony, eclectic feel of Jazz Mafia with the fanfare and imagination of a global dish like Paella. We’re excited about this worldly combination, and to have attendees celebrate great music while trying both traditional and non-traditional versions of the famous dish.”
ADMISSION: $35 – $50
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
SUN. 7/22 | 2:00PM @ STERN GROVE
A beloved tradition at Stern Grove Festival since 1938, the incomparable San Francisco Symphony returns for its annual summer performance, featuring conductor Jayce Ogren and pianist Adam Golka in an afternoon of classics, including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 and more.
COLONIALISM IS TERRIBLE, BUT PHO IS DELICIOUS BY DUSTIN CHINN
SUN. 7/22 | 6:00PM @ POTRERO STAGE
The play starts in 19th-century French Indochina, where a native finds herself in the kitchen of a colonial aristocrat. The second part of the play finds us in 1990’s Ho Chi Minh city as two Americans make first contact with the local breakfast. And for dessert, the charms of gentrifying modern-day Brooklyn.
RACHEL HENG: SUICIDE CLUB
MON. 7/23 | 7:30PM @ GREEN APPLE BOOKS ON THE PARK
In Rachel Heng’s debut set in near future New York City―where lives last three hundred years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming―Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.
FIGHTING BACK: SAVING SAN FRANCISCO’S GAYBORHOODS
WED. 7/25 | 7:00PM @ GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
Exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context, this community forum will explore the evolution of San Francisco’s LGBTQ neighborhoods, their importance for the creation of queer culture and politics, and the establishment of LGBTQ cultural districts recognized and funded by the City as a tactic for helping diverse and inclusive “gayborhoods” survive and thrive.
UNDERGROUND COMEDY NIGHT
WED. 7/25 | 8:00PM @ THE LAUNDRY
Every month Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to The Laundry’s hidden and intimate comedy basement. Special secret headliner this month.
THU. 7/19 | 6:00PM @ HBO
With new development comes change in our communities and change often means displacement for historically marginalized people. In this panel featuring leaders in the fields of city planning, urban design, social justice, and the arts; we will examine the intersection between social justice and design and how policy makers and community advocates can keep from being shut out and priced out of their spaces.
BLONDIE, LIZ PHAIR, SASAMI
FRI. 7/20 | 8:00PM @ HOUSE OF VANS
This year, the Vans House Parties series evolves where each headlining artist will act as a curator, hand-picking all supporting talent and will be creating a personalized visual art experience for fans. To support and elevate emerging talent, one unsigned band or artist will be chosen by the headliner to open each Vans House Party show.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S WONDERFUL WORLD FESTIVAL
SAT. 7/21 | 2:00PM @ FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
Down the road from Louis Armstrong’s home and at the site of the World’s Fair, Queens now has a festival worthy of Louis’ immense cultural legacy and the Wonderful World he celebrated in his music. Hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Wonderful World Festival has welcomed music legends that are influenced by Satchmo’s lasting music, and this year is no different. This year’s line-up includes Queens-born rapper and gourmet chef Action Bronson and New Orleans’ eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels.
LOS GAITEROS DE SAN JACINTO
SUN. 7/22 | 1:30PM @ QUEENS MUSEUM
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto has been the most important gaita and traditional cumbia ensemble in Colombia since the mid-1950s. The fact that the group has persisted and includes several generations of musicians speaks to the vitality of this tradition. Gaita is a term used to name a Colombian musical instrument, various musical genres, and an ensemble (the conjunto de gaitas), all from the Caribbean region of Colombia, from where much commercially available Colombian traditional and popular music comes.
SUN. 7/22 | 7:00PM @ THE LOISAIDA INC. CENTER
Lying Lydia is a piercing look at our civilization’s targeting of women, colonies, and the truth. In the mold of Churchill and Fornes, Lying Lydia is a mysterious and darkly funny chamber work featuring masterful performances from some of Caborca’s veteran actors, as well as an original soundscape by Keenan Hurley. Truth may have died in the disaster. About Caborca: Hailing from Puerto Rico, US America and beyond, Caborca makes sprawling, adventurous works in theatre and film.
DJ BOSTON CHERY FREE, TICKLING THE IVORIES: A COMEDY SHOW
MON. 7/23 | 8:00PM @ PIANOS (UPSTAIRS LOUNGE)
Every Monday Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin bring some of NY’s finest comedic talent to the attic at LES staple Pianos for a rocking comedy party.
BOOK LAUNCH: OPEN MIC NIGHT IN MOSCOW BY AUDREY MURRAY
TUE. 7/24 | 7:00PM @ POWERHOUSE BOOKS
The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.
WED. 7/25 | 7:00PM @ DAMROSCH BANDSHELL
Since his early days with the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! and throughout his three-decade career collaborating with artists like Solange, D’Angelo, and The Roots, Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq has kept the flames of old-school R&B burning brightly. For this special show, he takes his rightful place center stage to play treasures old and new from his deep catalog.
THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES
WED. 7/25 | 7:00PM @ THE WILLIAM VALE
Jessica Williams stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone, played by Chris O’Dowd and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe. Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells co-star.
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