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Cool Stuff to do This Week – Music, Tacos, Literature and…. NFTs?

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Yeah, when we say San Francisco and The Bay have something for everyone, we really mean it. Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of May 25th, 2021….

This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 5/25

Classical Revolution at Casements Bar
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Casements Bar, 2351 Mission Street | General Admission: Free | Table reservations: $20 (Reservation proceeds go directly to the musicians!)

If you haven’t already caught Classical Revolutions during their month-long stint of Tuesday night performances at Casements Bar, you’ve got one last chance tonight! The SF chapter of the contemporary-classical chamber musicians will provide electrifying string music, while Casements promises an intimate atmosphere and delicious pub fare.

Wednesday, 5/26

The End of The Golden Gate Book Launch
5:00 pm | Green Apple Books and Music, 506 Clement Street | Free (Suggested Donation $10-15)

Litquake and Green Apple invite you to celebrate the launch of The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco. The exciting new anthology features stories from 25 authors (including your boy Stuart!) about the joys and tragedies of living in The City. Join contributors Gary Kamiya, John Law, Kimberly Reyes, and Alia Volz for stories, conversation, and a Q&A session. This event will also be livecast online, so if you can’t make it in person, you can always join virtually!

Thursday, 5/27

Breaking Into NFTs: A Guide for Artists
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm | Virtual Event | Free (Registration Required)

What exactly are NFTs? Are they really the next big thing in digital art collecting, or just the next dodgy form of Dogecoin? ARTogether knows you need answers, and has put together a presentation just for you. Join artist and educator Roya Ebtehaj and software engineer Marco Primi for this virtual workshop and learn to navigate the world of NFTs as an emerging or established artist.

Friday, 5/28

Live Artist-Led Jewelry Making Experience with Devlin Shand
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Headprint Studio, 2848 Webster Street | $65

Indulge your creativity AND get the VIP treatment with this in-person jewelry making workshop. Photographer and jewelry artist Devlin Shand will lead two small-group sessions, during which participants will get the chance to make their own unique piece of jewelry while enjoying complimentary cocktails. There’ll be swag to take home, too!

Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day @TATO
11:00 am – 5:00 pm | TATO, 4608 3rd Street | $0-10

Every Friday, you can order from TATO’s “Taco Love” menu and pay anywhere from $0-10 for your meal. Whenever you pay the full $10, TATO will give a free meal to someone else in need. Now that’s what I call mutual aid! (Big ups to our pals at SF FunCheap for the tip on this one!)

Saturday, 5/29

No Scrubs: 90s Hip-Hop and R&B Night
10:00 pm – 2:00 am | Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street | $15-20

It’s finally time to dance away our cares like it’s 1999 again! Every Saturday the beloved 90s throwback dance party will be there for us, just like it used to be – but with social distancing measures in place, of course!

Tenderloin Legends: A Historic Walking Tour with Pam Coates
1:00 pm | The Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street | $5-15

Join jazz singer Pam Coates (aka “the Bass of the Bay”) for this inclusive historical walking tour of the Tenderloin. Learn about the rich cultural significance of the neighborhood, and get up close and personal with the places where visionaries, criminals, artists, and heroes of all kinds shaped the destiny of San Francisco.


Mark your calendar for next week:

Thursday, 6/4 – Opening Reception for Day Trip: Paintings by Kate Zimmer and Lola 
Saturday, 6/6 – Porch Pride 2021: Lavender Country Live!


Rad Ongoing Events

Conservatory of Flowers Free First Tuesdays

Every first Tuesday the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is free to all. It’s coming up this Tuesday, 6/1, so don’t miss out!

Sunday Soul Skate for All Ages – The First Session!

The Church of 8 Wheels is bringing back its Sunday skate sessions, the first of which kicks off this weekend. Bring the whole family to this all-ages session – tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under, and $15 for anyone over 13. Skate rental available for an additional $5.

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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