The last week of August is chock full of thing’s to do around the bay — What’s first?
Monday // Lost & Found: The Beatles Unpublished Contact Sheet
Opening Monday, August, 29th 2016 is an exhibition of rare previously unpublished photos of the Beatles. 30 years ago, Dave Seabury discovered a contact sheet of amazing images from the Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park by an unidentified photographer. The images have been digitized, restored and enlarged to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that concert.
The Opening Reception will also feature live music by the Chuckleberries and J. Raoul Brody on the keyboard. The show will be up through October, 20th 2016.
// Reclaimed Room, 701 Amador St, 6 p.m., reclaimedroom.com
Tuesday // Four Barrel Coffee’s 8th Anniversary
It’s time to toast to one of the city’s best roasts at Four Barrel Coffee’s 8th Birthday Bash at their Valencia storefront. Every year is a special treat with delicious coffee, birthday cake, a petting zoo, and amusements. $1 drinks, Yep: anything that you can drink is only $1. $1 quad-shot, almond milk mocha, anyone? They’ll be donating the money from the $1 drink “sales” to charity so come and show the love.
// Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia St, fourbarrelcoffee.com
Wednesday // San Francisco’s Botanical Garden’s “In Bloom”
It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at San Francisco Botanical Garden. The curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very juicy. After four dry years, this winter has brought much-needed rain to California, and some very wildflowers are getting ready to put on a particularly vibrant show this spring and summer at San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG).
// San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Avenue, sfbotanicalgarden.org
Thursday // San Francisco Zine Fest
The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. There are tons of free workshops and panels and, as always, the show is free to attend.
// San Francisco Zine Fest, 100 Larkin St, sfzinefest.org
Friday // Oakland First Fridays
Get yourself down to downtown Oakland for the biggest block party every first Friday. Every first Friday of the weekend includes delicious food, dancing in the streets, open art galleries, and more! A great time to meet friends, get a drink and be wrapped in the heart of Oakland’s vibrant communities.
// First Friday’s, Telegraph Ave. from W. Grand to 27th St. 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., oaklandfirstfridays.org
Saturday // Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown. The dynamite music lineup features ten big name bands playing a wide-ranging mix of various genres including Zepparella, The Houserockers, Pacific Soul Band, Neon Velvet, Stompy Jones, Sol Peligro, Loudin’ Clear, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and HeartStrings Music.
// Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, Broadway & Victoria Ave., Millbrae, millbrae.miramarevents.com
Sunday // Point Reyes Sand Building Competition
The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. Registration begins at 9 am at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center. Judging begins at noon. Prizes will be awarded at 3 pm in categories including Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups, as well as a prize for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic.
// Point Reyes Sand Building Competition, Drakes Beach Road, Point Reyes Station, nps.gov
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