The Weekender

August 6-8th

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Fri-Sun August 6-8th SF Chic Fashion Week • Ongoing
Experience the world of Fashion in your very own city of San Francisco and make the most of it. A portion of the proceeds will be happily donated to benefit Until There’s a Cure® and will also help start a school which focuses on high-risk students, preparing them for success within the fashion industry (Mario B’s School of Fashion).

Friday August 6thCONNECTED • 8PM
From the tiniest microscopic blood cells to the vast expanses of the Earth’s oceans, everything in the world is connected. This show explores the myriad of connections between our bodies and our planet via photography, painting, design and multimedia installation. Featuring exciting new works by established and emerging San Francisco artists. Raffles and performances throughout the evening, as well as a silent auction for available pieces.

Friday August 6thFood Truck Congregation • 5-9PM
Music, great food, beer, wine, and amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and Alcatraz?! “Off The Grid” is organizing this weekly cultural market. Participating food vendors include Peko Peko Catering, El Huarache Loco, Kung Fu Tacos, Azalina’s Malaysian, Hapa SF, Seoul On Wheels, Soul Cocina, Onigilly, Chairman Nao Truck, and many more. Get your grub on!

Friday August 6th Friday Nights at the de Young • 6-9PM
Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is FREE unless otherwise noted.

Saturday August 7thDirty Harry in Washington Park • 8PM
Austin’s famous beer-friendly movie theater, the Alamo Drafthouse, is rolling into San Francisco for a one-time screening of Dirty Harry in Washington Square Park. It’s all to commemorate one of the film’s original shooting locations—both guns and cameras. This show is a part of the The 2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour Signature Series.

Sunday August 8thSF Theater Festival • 11-5PM
An incredible group of theater artists will perform 135 shows in 15 venues all in just 6 hours!

Upcoming Events

August 9-15thSF Chefs Week • Ongoing
The urban food, wine, and spirits festival will take place at the Grand Tasting Tent in Union Square, and participating restaurants around town will offer three-course “SF Chefs 2010 Showcase Menus,” highlighting the restaurant’s concept, menu, and signature dishes (there will be $35 and $50 menus).

Thursday August 12thDon’t Worry Bout-A-Ting’ • Ongoing
Enjoy a evening of summer wine tasting and live music with Dreaded Truth that will transport you to Jamaica’s Beaches (or at least to the historic Officer’s Club at Fort Mason) to nibble on zesty bites while you gaze out over the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz at sunset. As your worries melt away drinking Smart Energy Cocktails and Wine tasting has never been so relaxing.

Saturday August 14thPull Mozzarella and Eat It Too • Ongoing
Come spend an afternoon with chef Samin Nosrat for a delicious and demystifying hands-on cheese-pulling class. Put your mozzarella-making skills in practice and get ready for the arrival of tomato season!

Saturday August 14th Big Gay 10K• Ongoing• Ongoing
The Big Gay 10K is for everyone! Whether you identify as a big gay, a little straight or a medium bisexual – or anything in between – we welcome your participation in what promises to be a very unique San Francisco event. Runners in The Big Gay 10K will be helping to support the crucial work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Fundraising is optional for all participants in this event but each dollar raised will help prevent new HIV infections and promote the health of those living with HIV/AIDS.