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Rad Upcoming SF Events

IMPRINT CITY UNCAGED NIGHTS PRESENTED BY TIGER BEER
THU. 7/12 | 8:00PM @ GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
Join local San Francisco non-profit Imprint City for our final Uncaged Night event at the iconic Great American Music Hall with DJ Cutso. The music showcase will feature the best up-and-coming talent — chosen by the Sean Miyashiro-helmed 88Rising, HYPEBEAST and Imprint City.
ADMISSION: FREE W/RSVP

GINGER’S DRAG-O-LICIOUS SHOW
FRI. 7/13 | 9:00PM @ GINGER’S
Ginger’s Drag-O-Licious show featuring your Favorite Redhead Olivia Hart, The Zany Diva LeFever, The talented MGM Grande, and introducing to the Ginger’s Stage, Cassi DeLa Cunt. Come and enjoy our DJ before and after the show, The one and only Sergio. Show starts at 10PM, but seating is limited so arrive early.
ADMISSION: FREE

BASTILLE DAY
SAT. 7/14 | 10:00AM @ EMBARCADERO PLAZA
French food, live music, outdoor bistro with wine and beer, vintage car show, pétanque, kids playground, guided visits… and more! Party like a Parisian at the annual SF Bastille Day festival, where the french food is plentiful and the beer and wine are flowing. Dance, drink, play games, and brush up on your French skills.
ADMISSION: FREE

65TH ANNIVERSARY MITCHELL’S ICE CREAM
SUN. 7/15 | 11:00AM @ MITCHELL’S ICE CREAM
You’re personally invited to the 65th anniversary celebration of one of San Francisco’s most beloved ice cream shops! Located in between The Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods, Mitchell’s Ice Cream has served its famous Zagat-rated butterfat ice cream to the community for more than six decades. The celebration will include a new 65th Anniversary Sundae, a mariachi band and a photo booth.
ADMISSION: FREE

ANOUSHKA SHANKAR, LAND OF GOLD, HAN HAN
SUN. 7/15 | 2:00PM @ STERN GROVE
Sitar player Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive global music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades. Anoushka studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, and made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at 13.
ADMISSION: FREE

LOCAL SIRENS: PLLUSH, JUSTE, AZUAH
MON. 7/16 | 8:00PM @ RICKSHAW STOP
Local Sirens is a free, quarterly performance series featuring incredible local women musicians and performers. Come support and enjoy incredible local music and women artists.
ADMISSION: FREE

M. WARD
TUE. 7/17 | 4:20PM @ ​LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY
M. Ward is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose music seems to occupy a place that is uniquely “out of time,” a place that bridges the gaps between the roots of various American musical traditions of folk, country, blues, and rock. Ward spins timeless classics that seem to flow effortlessly—simple yet eloquent tales alive with metaphor and imagery told in a raspy, sepia-toned croon.
ADMISSION: FREE

RAMON RIVAS
WED. 7/18 | 8:00PM @ PUNCH LINE
RAMON RIVAS is a laidback, largely unemotional stand up comedian, independent artist & eminent latino from Cleveland, OH now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag with a fine taste in jokes, juices & dope experiences, Ramon made a name for himself by building up the comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, traveling around the country to cities he couldn’t afford to live in like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more.
ADMISSION: $20

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

Rad Upcoming NY Events

NOBODY DIED
THU. 7/12 | 9:00PM @ ​KNITTING FACTORY – BROOKLYN
Stand-up comics reveal true & ludicrous stories in this hilarious showcase. Each show centers around one theme like sex, cops, or family vacations.
ADMISSION: FREE IN THE FRONT BAR

THE LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNUAL SHOWCASE
FRI. 7/13 | 7:00PM @ BRIC CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! FESTIVAL
Celebrate a night of fierce women headlined by the Spanish MC MALA RODRIGUEZ, whose fiery hybrid style “marries flamenco, boom-bap hip-hop, laptop trap, and ’70s soul.” Her songs, which often address poverty, racism, domestic violence, and female empowerment, have been used in many films, among them Lucía y el Sexo, Y tu Mamá También, and L’Auberge espagnole. Ana Tijoux and Mariana de Miguel as Girl Ulta also perform.
ADMISSION: FREE

JORGE DREXLER
SAT. 7/14 | 3:00PM @ SUMMERSTAGE, CENTRAL PARK
A pre show screening of “Conversations with Otura Mun” at 2:30, a short film about a man breaking free from his past to forge a new identity and to realize his place in the world through music and spirituality. Featuring Otura Mun, the bandleader of the contemporary Afro-Caribbean ensemble ÌFÉ. Directed by Omid Fatemi and filmed on location in Puerto Rico. Jorge Drexler, the multiple Latin and Grammy-winning artist, isn’t just one of Uruguay’s preeminent songwriters. He’s perhaps one of the few musicians who’s also a licensed doctor. The prolific Drexler, who has released nearly two dozen albums, puts on spectacular shows in Latin America, and will do the same in New York.
ADMISSION: FREE

KAYAKING & CANOEING
SUN. 7/15 | 1:00PM @ SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing at Hallets Cove, located just north of the Park. People of all ages are welcome to participate. No prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first come, first serve basis. They also offer life jackets available for your four-legged family members.
ADMISSION: FREE

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
MON. 7/16 | 5:00PM @ BRYANT PARK
Based on Fannie Flagg’s novel, Jon Avnet’s 1991 film presents Jessica Tandy narrating an inspiring depression-era story — about Mary-Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Cicely Tyson encountering abuse and white supremacy — to a discouraged Kathy Bates.
ADMISSION: FREE

BLINDSPOTTING
TUE. 7/17 | 7:00PM @ THE WILLIAM VALE
Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.
ADMISSION: FREE

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
WED. 7/18 | 6:00PM @ MCCARREN PARK
In 1977, college graduates Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher, attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.
ADMISSION: FREE​

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