The SFist To-Do List: 12 Cool Things To Check Out This Week

July 21, 2016 - garden totes

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While there isn’t a hulk festival or citywide eventuality this week, there’s still copiousness to check out.


BLUEGRASS NIGHT: Driftwood is once again a place for blue weed and cocktails and that means The Beauty Operators and Burl Haggard will be benefaction for a free, 21-plus show. Whiskey beverages recommended. Driftwood, 1225 Folsom Street, 7 p.m., no cover

MOVIE AT THE TOP OF THE MARK: You haven’t unequivocally seen 1968’s Bullitt until you’ve watched it during a Top of a Mark Lounge during a Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill while celebration giveaway Domaine Chandon Brut. Yes, darling, a tasting and a screening are free, yet initial come, initial served. Top Of a Mark, 999 California Street, Tasting 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., film starts during 7 p.m., free


MCSWEENEY’S SOCIAL HOUR: Independent San Francisco book publisher McSweeney’s is going about a fundraising business by hosting a small shindig during Make Out Room, a thesis being filmmaker John Hughes (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 16 Candles, etc.). Tickets embody a raffle entrance (signed posters!) and a Hughes button. Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, 6 p.m., $20 ubiquitous admission.

MAKE A ZINE: ’90s DIY hipsters will adore this! Make a zine during Artist Craftsman Supply San Francisco with Jennie Hinchcliff. It’s inhabitant Zine month — duh — and there’s no materials fee! Artist Craftsman Supply, 555 Pacific Avenue, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free


The film archivists and ubiquitous cinephiles during Oddball have gathered 15mm rarities that fact a bequest of Black activists and artists. Pictures represented will includesJames Brown’s The Man (1974) and Protest: Black Power (1975). Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, 8 p.m., $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to or (415) 558-8117

NIGHTLIFE WITH DUCKTAILS: Ducktails, a plan of Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile, headlines Nightlife Live this week. That’s a common Cal Academy of Sciences Nightlife programming with live song in a garden, and as always, it lures immature adults into training and behaving a small some-more like kids. California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, 6 p.m., $12 member tickets, $15 non-member


JOEY ARIAS AND SHERRY VINE AT OASIS: This New York twin of dirty jazz singing drag artist icons is returning for a initial time in 5 years to perform together in San Francisco. “We are bringing some of a large hits from a past into a benefaction with a unconventional twist,” Vine shared with a Bay Area reporter. “Drag is in each vital room now, though what we have to offer is special and unique,” she concluded. Added Arias: “The assembly will hear some Billie Holiday, and strange tunes… We will have lots of fun singing classics and originals. And of march there will be critical moments. How can we not simulate on what’s going on in this world?” A second uncover is designed for Saturday night. Oasis, 298 11th Street, 7 p.m., $25 ubiquitous acknowledgment (2 splash minimum)

Directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz had implausible entrance for this documentary about masked wrestlers and their large fanbase. It’s also a demeanour during Mexican story and enlightenment by a singly Mexican lens. Plus, Jon “Strongman” Anderson will be there, in person, to answer assembly questions during a Roxie. The Roxie, 3117 16th Street, 9:30 p.m., $12

DRAG SHOW: With iconic happy bar The Stud facing some critical trouble, this is a ideal time to get out there and shake a small donkey in support. Enter Club Some Thing: A “delicious drag show” and dance celebration that goes late. And hey, this is ideal for we even if we don’t like late things as there’s an early uncover as well! The Stud, 399 9th Street, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Usually $8


BOOKSMITH BIRTHDAY PARTY: To applaud 40 years in business, this Upper Haight literary breakwater is giving itself a well-deserved celebration with cake and champagne.Totes and T-shirts will be on sale, and longtime Booksmith fans are invited to share their stories of a store over a years. The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free

TENDERLOIN MUSEUM ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Speaking of birthdays, a Tenderloin Museum is carrying a unequivocally initial one, with giveaway hourly programming including all from discussions of noir author Dashiell Hammett to live jazz to appearances from a drag queens of Aunt Charlie’s. Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Free


FLOWER PIANO: It’s a final day for Flower Piano in a Botanical Garden. This balmy and startling approach to spend time in nature, surrounded by a sound of song from tucked in among a trees, is unequivocally singular and not to be missed. Tickle a ivories yourself or lay behind and listen to amateurs and pros. Botanical Garden, MLK Jr. Drive off a Music Concourse, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., giveaway to San Francisco residents, $8 non-residents

RATATOUILLE WITH THE SF SYMPHONY: Sarah Hicks conducts a harmony as they perform a Grammy Award-winning measure of Disney’s Ratatouille, right as a film plays. Also, an hour before a show, Academy Award-winners Brad Bird (the film’s executive and screenwriter) and Michael Giacchino (its composer) will be articulate about how they worked on a project. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, 2 p.m., $95-105

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