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Stepping on the Past 

Wednesday, Oct 19 2011
San Francisco invented denim jeans, Irish coffee, and the modern-day fortune cookie (we think). Awesome, right? There are endless amounts of fun historical facts about this city. Now consider places – namely, the bars and clubs that fueled musical and social movements that changed the world. Every day we probably walk by some of them. In fact we probably even shop, eat, and drink in some without knowing it. Learn some of the wheres and whens at Potrero Hill History Night. Pop music critic and hill resident Joel Selvin talks with music legend Country Joe McDonald about the Potrero Hill musicians, bars, and rehearsal halls that were instrumental (sorry) in early rock 'n' roll and punk rock movements. Preceding the talk, listen to The Apollo Jazz Group while you enjoy some barbecue. You can also stock up on facts so that the next time you host visitors, you'll have no problem showing them another side of the city. For example, bet you didn't know the legendary car-chase scene from Bullitt was shot in Potrero Hill. And here's a good one: The crookedest street in the city is not Lombard – it's Vermont Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets.
Sat., Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m., 2011

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