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Friday, June 6, 2008

The Weekend Hitlist: 6/6 - 6/8

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM


Finally another long work week gives way to the weekend! Since there's no big blockbusters to check out (unless you count Kung Fu Panda and You Don't Mess With the Zohan). BUT everyone knows neither Jack Black nor Adam Sandler got shit on San Francisco's music and art scene.

If you're looking for a movie to see, the San Francisco Black Film Festival plays through Sunday around the city. Friday night head to the Bottom of the Hill for Firewater, the Audiophiles and Microfiche. The evening will certainly be full of Middle East flavor, Klezmer jam and lots of rock. If you're looking to get artsy, visit Lower Haters for a bad ass art show opening tonight at seven. Artists did their thing all over a great canvas -- vinyl. The opening is a great chance to check out the show and hear some great DJs. Looking to get your dance on? UK indie favorites Los Campesinos will have you shaking your booty all night at Bimbos. Still haven't found something you love? Frog Eyes, sweet experimental rockers from Canada, play Cafe Du Nord. The show is not to be missed.

Saturday is movie night in Washington Square Park. Grab some takeout, a picnic blanket and some friends to watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon under the stars. To catch some tunes, head back to Cafe Du Nord for the Annuals. They'll bring their special blend of rock from the South to the Bay. For another kind of southern rock, the Independent hosts Austin's the Black Angels. The show will certainly kick tons and tons and tons of ass.

Sunday is the Haight Ashbury Street Fair "The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the cultural history and diversity of one of San Francisco's most internationally celebrated neighborhoods - The Haight-Ashbury District. For the last 28 years, HASF has produced the annual street fair that features arts and crafts, food booths, two musical stages and more. It also serves as a means for community groups and mercantile vendors to interact with the public and expand their base." Feeling whimsical? Attend the "Alice in Wonderland" Croquet Tournament and Trunk Show at the San Francisco Croquet Club. Come in costume for a day filled with mad tea parties, burlesque dancers, runway shows and of course, croquet. Sunday night head to Oakland for a fantastic night of hip hop. Erykah Badu and the Roots play the Paramount. Seriously, can you imagine a better show? If you miss the show Sunday, they also play Monday.

That's your Weekend Hitlist. Get out and have some fun! --Melissa Baron

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