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Fun for Fog-ust: This Week’s Best Events

Updated: Aug 27, 2021 07:26
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Don’t let The City’s silvery Fog-ust season get you down – the summer is still in high gear, with plenty of chances to make your own sunshine! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 8/24/21…

This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 8/24

Rifftastic: The All-Crowd-Work and Riffing Show ft. Joe Klocek
8:00 pm 
| Punch Line SF, 444 Battery Street | $18-26

Voted “Best Comic” in the 2011 SF Weekly Readers Poll, Joe Klocek is bringing his crowd-work talents to the forefront tonight. The show material will be entirely based on YOU, the audience, so you never know what to expect – except a whole lotta laughs!


Wednesday 8/25

Theatre Flamenco 55th Anniversary Pop-Up 
7:00 pm
 | Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th Street | $15-100

Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of local treasure Theatre Flamenco with this exciting outdoor pop-up dinner performance. Enjoy live flamenco music and dancing on the patio, and nibble on deliciousness provided by Lasagna Pop-Up by Marinucci’s Pasta  (NO tickets will be sold at the door day-of, so make sure to reserve your table AND order your dinner in advance!)



Mac Sabbath
Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm
 | The Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell Street | $20

Mac Sabbath is exactly what you’re hoping it is – a gloriously unholy mashup of fast food and hard rock. Ronald Osborne, Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar are here to treat you to an un-happy meal of burger-themed Black Sabbath tributes, along with a veritable buffet of badassery. Move over ICP, this clown and his posse are on a magical, musical warpath!

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until 2022. 


Thursday, 8/26

Apocalyptica – Cell-O Tour with Lacuna Coil
8:00 pm 
| The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter Street | $35-40

Be still my teenage heart!!! The Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica is bringing their cello-driven metal to The Regency and I’m losing my overdramatic princess-goth mind! And what’s more, they’re bringing Evanescence’s Italian cousin, Lacuna Coil, for some soaring femme vocals and churning, grinding rock. I’ll see y’all there!

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for April 17, 2022. 


The World According to Sound Live! Outside In
8:00 pm
 | Gray Area, 2665 Mission Street | $20-25

You may have already experienced The World According to Sound via NPR’s “All Things Considered,” or as a 90-second podcast. Now, the project’s creators have turned it into a one-of-a-kind live experience. Bring a blanket or pillow, get comfy, close your eyes, and be immersed in evocative, intensely-rendered audio images….


Friday, 8/27

Sundown Cinema: Sister Act
Seating begins at 6:00 pm, movie begins around 8:00 pm 
| Mission Dolores Park | Free

Who doesn’t love a good movie night with 1000 of your best friends? Sundown Cinema is back, and every other week they’ll be taking over a different Bay Area park for a free screening of family-friendly classics. Kick the season off tonight with Sister Act in Mission Dolores Park – bring your picnic supplies, and don’t forget the blankets!


The Emo Night Tour: Oakland
9:00 pm 
| The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland | $15-18

Taking Back Sunday. Fall Out Boy. Panic! At The Disco. My Chemical Romance. All. Night. Long. Welcome to The Emo Night Tour, where DJs will be spinning all the angst your teenage dirtbag heart desires! On top of that, a special guest band will make you feel like you’re at Warped Tour ‘08 minus all the dust and melting in the sun!


Best Mask Contest w/ $100 Prize!
Every Friday & Saturday, prize awarded between 11pm – 12 am 
| Monarch, 101 6th Street; The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | Free with entry

Monarch and the Great Northern want to see your best mask lewks! Every Friday and Saturday through the end of August, they’ll be scanning the crowd for the shiniest, coolest, most fashion-forward masks. All you have to do is show up, and you could walk away with an extra $100 in your pocket! Consideration for the health and safety of others looks hot AF on you.


Saturday, 8/28

Quaranpalooza: Playing for a Cause – Livestream Music Fest
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
| Virtual Event | $15

Featuring live sets and talkback sessions with 15 different musical acts, this 8-hour virtual music fest showcases some of the best indie music makers from across the country. Tune in and support – 25% of all ticket sales will go to Bay Area Cancer Connections!

Us! BIPOC Excellence ft. Special Guest The Vixen
8:00 pm 
| Beaux, 2344 Market Street | Free

Mercedes Munroe presents this new monthly celebration of BIPOC excellence, featuring DJs, dancers, and other performances. Catering especially to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Us! aims to create a diverse, inclusive, and absolutely FABULOUS vibe for all to enjoy.


Daft Punk’s Discovery – 20th Anniversary Dance Party
9:00 pm – 12:30 am 
| The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $10-20

Twenty years ago, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo created a follow up to their debut “Homework” that would change the face of dance music, marrying their house and techno roots with disco, synthpop, and R&B influences. Pay tribute to these electronic pioneers with an epic dance party in their honor, featuring the robot duo’s classic hits played on the world-class VOID soundsystem, along with visuals from Interstellar 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

Sunday, 8/29

Washed Out – Poolside Party
1:00 pm 
| Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street | $15-35, Cabana Reservations $1200

The Phoenix Hotel’s Summertime Radness continues with this Poolside Party and DJ set. Dance in the sunshine and enjoy a luxurious, eclectic gathering in the heart of the city!



Judy Chicago Book Signing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
| De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive | Free

Meet the legendary artist! Making a rare appearance, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago will sign copies of the exhibition catalogue Judy Chicago: In the Making and her recently released autobiography The Flowering. Purchase the books in advance online or on-site at the de Young Museum Store. 


Sour Pow’r: A Filipino Citrus Festival
7:00 pm 
| Kapwa Gardens | $5-10

Kapwa Gardens has come through with another delicious food festival, this time spotlighting the Filipino citrus calamansi. Come taste a variety of calamansi-forward dishes while enjoying teh company of other foodies at this lush urban oasis.


Monday, 8/30

Pussypedia: Zoe Mendelson and Maria Conejo with Carol Queen
6:00 pm 
| Virtual Event | Free

Join authors Zoe Mendelson and Maria Conejo in conversation with sexologist Carol Queen as they discuss their new book Pussypedia: A Comprehensive Guide. Written by the creators of the popular website, this rigorously fact-checked, accessible, and fully illustrated guide is essential for anyone with a pussy.

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week

Friday 9/3 – Monday 9/6 – Bottle Rock Festival

Friday 9/3 – Sun 9/5 – RAWdance presents: Portal (World Premiere)

Rad Ongoing Events

Every Friday and Saturday – Out Front at the UC Theatre: Live Music

Every Sunday – Laney College Flea Market

Weekends through 10/9 – Oxbow RiverStage Summer 2021 

And don’t forget to check out the Big Bad List of Rad Ongoing Events right here!

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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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