Total B.S. makes you sweat
This weekend all I want to do is high tail it to Bolinas or the Russian River and park myself by some water until it's BBQ time. Wanna come with? If we decided to stay in town, though, there's still plenty of fun stuff to do this weekend. I mean, for starters, there's ...
Full of B.S. (Fri.)
Not only is Total B.S. a rad name for a
Bob Seger cover band, but the group itself puts on awesome shows. Led by garage rock king Jason Morgan, the band punks up the classics ("Night Moves"! "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"! "Hollywood Nights"!). And there's no better bar in town to see them than Bender's, which is hosting Total B.S. and The Touch-Me-Nots for a KUSF benefit that starts at 10 p.m.
Return to Hunters Point (Fri.)
In 2003, award-winning director and community activist Kevin Epps told the story of his neighborhood in the acclaimed documentary
Straight Outta Hunters Point. He's screening the following up doc,
Straight Outta Hunters Point 2, as part of the
San Francisco Black Film Festival. Check out the
of round two at the Lumiere, 7 p.m.
Where'd You Come From, a Scotch Ad? (Sat.)
Don't worry, Dolores Park hasn't been completely fenced off. There's still plenty of room to preen, play, and watch movies on the big screen. Caddyshack, always a crowd pleaser, entertains the masses starting at 8 p.m.
Free Beer & Cheese (Sat.)
I had to read their
twice, but yeah, it seems that Foodia's beer and cheese pairing is free (thank god for startups, no?) And we're not talking Budweiser and string cheese either. They'll have samples from Bohemian Creamery, Cypress Grove, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Shamrock Artisan Goat Cheese, Lagunitas IPA, Trumer Pils, Speakeasy Prohibition, and more. The snackdown takes place at the Press Club from 5-8 p.m.
The Rapture Pt. 2 (Sat.)
If you're in any way involved in the local rock scene, chances are Parker Gibbs has made you laugh. He's a very funny dude who seems to know everyone in town. Tonight he hosts his annual bash of eternal youth, Parkerzalooza, with five bands at Catacombs studios.
Sunday Smut (Sun.)
Who needs a newspaper when you can ease into your Sunday with some porn? We're very excited about Bold Local Michael Stabile's documentary,
Smut Capital of America, which is focused on the history of San Francisco as the birthplace of porn in the late '60s. It screens at 11 a.m. at the Victoria Theatre as part of the Frameline Film Festival. You can wrap up your weekend feeling like you learned a little something ... about the sex industry ... from John Waters ... which rules.
A Clockwork Orange Afternoon (Sun.)
There was a time (college) when you couldn't go a month without someone you knew watching
A Clockwork Orange. These days, it's been a while. If now's a good time for you to return to this Kubrick classic,
is hosting a 40th anniversary party for the film, starting at 3 p.m. Lit legend Jack Boulware hosts the staged readings and full screening fun.