Photo of Miranda July by RJ Shaughnessy
So it's Thursday. What are we gonna do this weekend? I mean, besides warming up a little early at tonight's free
3rd Base microhood party. (You’re coming, right? I’ll be totally bummed if you can’t make it).
I have a whole list of activities for us to engage in here...
Going on a Blunder (Fri.)
Some of the funniest, most innovative performers in San Francisco (members of Mortified, We Players, Medicine for Melancholy director Barry Jenkins) come together to pay homage to the television shows they grew up watching.
The Blunder Years is a one-night only fundraiser that sounds like fun.
Get Your Pong On (Fri.)
at Secret Alley was so popular they’re going for
round two this Friday at 7 p.m.
Seeing Stars (Fri.)
There’s a meteor shower this weekend. I wish I could give you an excellent vantage point in the city from which to see the shooting twinkles, but you know how this fog thing works. If you sneak out of the city borders, here are some
meteor shower tips.
Get Outside (Fri.-Sun.)
So there’s this music festival in Golden Gate Park, perhaps you’ve heard of it —
Outside Lands. Great local acts on the bill. Don’t miss
Sonny & the Sunsets
feat. Lyrics Born and Lateef,
The Fresh & Onlys
Cosmic Chariot (Sat.)
The Riptide is the city’s best little honky-tonk spot. They book killer cosmic country acts who set up in the cozy beach dive mere blocks from the water. If you’re looking to be killed softly by honied harmonies, check out
Sweet Chariot, playing the Riptide Saturday night.
Sharks in the Park (Sat.)
Just when you thought Dolores Park was full of sharks already, they bring the biggest Great White of all to the big screen. Jaws screens at the
free movie night, starting at 8 p.m. Little tip: Avoid the Bi-Rite lines and get a great sandwich for your picnic at Clare’s Deli instead, right next to the 500 Club.
Go Guerrero (Sat.)
I love a Guerrero Gallery opening, no matter the artist behind it. Andres Guerrero knows how to throw a party. This time he’s celebrating the work of artists who do cool stuff with paper: Leigh Wells, Adam Feibelman, Matt Gonzalez, Joey Piziali, Boris Tellegen, Greg Lemarche, and Ray Beldner.
See the Future (All weekend)
Miranda July was a local for years. She grew up in Berkeley, went to school for a bit at UC Santa Cruz (we were college roommates!), and her intrepid artistic vision has strong support here. So I think I’m one among many who’s super excited for her
new movie, The Future, to hit theaters. It starts playing here on Friday.