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Top 7 A + E Picks


courtesy of Alexandra Lipsitz

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Blasted at Mosser Hotel
Having played to raves in the UK, British theatre company 19;29’s production of Sarah Kane's socio-political war critique Blasted, receives a transatlantic makeover for a run at the Mosser hotel through June 25.

2.  Us Air Guitar Championships
Throw on a bandana, acid-washed jeans and your best “party in the back” hairstyle for the annual US Air Guitar Championships at the Independent on Wednesday, June 25. Root for your favorite performer among a rowdy crowd of air guitar enthusiasts at this not-to-miss event.

3.  Crookers at Vessel
This Italian production/remix duo Crookers definitely live up to their name—this twosome rip-off crunchy beats, thumping bass and glitchy noise and combine it all to make a racket that is best described at house-y crunklectro. Catch these kids live when they hit the decks at Vessel on Wednesday, June 25. 

4.  Billy Idol at the Fillmore
“White Wedding,” “Dancing with Myself,” “Rebel Yell”: need we say more? Billy Idol returns to SF for a two-night engagement at the Fillmore on June 26 and 27.

5.  38th Annual SF Pride Celebration on Saturday, June 28 at the Civic Center
If you are going to celebrate LGBT Pride weekend, then SF is the place to do it. With a wide variety of entertainment—ranging from a tribute to Harvey Milk to Charo to Cyndi Lauper—there is fun to get into at every rainbow-hued turn.

6.  San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove
Get your classical fix and some sun when SF Symphony plays Stern Grove this Sunday, June 29.

7.  LGBT Film Festival Closing Night Screening and Party
Catch the final night of the LGBT Film Fest with a great screening of Canadian film
Breakfast with on Scot, in addition to a closing soiree at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, June 29.