T.G.I.A.H.W. Which stands for Thank God It's a Holiday Weekend. In the next three days, there's plenty of cheap stuff to do for those planning a little staycation in San Francisco. Below are a couple of our top selections for what to do for under $10.
Hamburger Eyes and Friends Art Show in the Haight (Saturday)
Hamburger head Ray Potes is part of a group show with Jeff Luger, Mike Giant, and Ryan De La Hoz at the Haight St. Stussy store (1409 Haight St.) (8 p.m., free).
Go Bang! at Deco Lounge (Saturday)
Check out our Q&A with DJ Stanley Frank and then get thee to the bionic boogie at Deco, where Go Bang! gives you an international selection of disco throughout the ages and across the galaxies.
Sarah Applebaum Makes You Hallucinate (Saturday)
art is visual LSD: her work moves across mediums and zigzags around
vivid colors for pieces that, even when one-dimensional in texture, are
fourth-dimensional in spirit. Fecal Face's recent studio visit gives you a taste of the eye-boggling that will be done to your peepers when Applebum presents her amazing work at Receiver Gallery on Saturday. (6 p.m., free)
Yo-Yo Championships (Saturday)
Gate Park really is the last bastion of old fashioned entertainment in
this city. They host Lindy dance lessons and roller disco on Sundays,
and on Saturday you can head to the Music Concourse for the Bay Area Classic 2009
yo-yo championships, where special things attached to strings are flung
with a flick of the wrist to music. There's a $10 fee to enter, but if
you just want to watch for the nostalgia flashbacks, that's free. (9
Chain and the Gang w/ The Fresh and Onlys (Saturday)
Doug Wallen: "After famously marketing socialist punk in Nation of
Ulysses and MC5-damaged gospel in the Make-Up, the perpetually cool Ian
Svenonius has another winning concept on his hands with Chain and the
the Hive Dwellers (who also play tonight), Chain and the Gang's enjoyable debut album is often
stripped down to finger snaps, humming, and incidental rattles of
instrumentation, while Svenonius remains a dry, rambling wit." Check
a very indie showcase of international pop acts, ranges in both price
the House of Shields (with two other bands and DJs) for $5 (doors
at 3 p.m.). Then on Sunday head over to Dolores Park for a free twee
is the time to gleefully blow out your sockets. The vibrant cultural
festival and parade give a person a lot to behold in the realms of
color, artistry, and motion. Grab a spot on 24th St. or Mission early
to get a good look at the parade, because the festival's popularity
means crowded sidewalks full of dads with kids on their shoulders. A
wide swath of Bay Area art and culture is represented, with not only
scads of scantily clad dancers in feathered headdresses, but also taiko
drummers, Chinese lion dancers, and so much more." It all starts at 9:30 a.m. at Bryant and 24th. (The Carnaval Festival on Saturday and Sunday is based on Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd St.)
in the SF Weekly, and her gorgeous silent (music-accompanied) movies
see the city through a noir lens. Tonight she screens her films (and
presents a little music) at the Mission's intimate Make-Out Room.
A night of Denning's "Quiet Loud" costs only $7. (8 p.m.)
What'd we miss? Add your suggestions for the list below...