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Top 7 A+E Picks

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

1. Kate Nash at the Fillmore on Tuesday, May 13
This British songbird is tearing up the charts in her homeland and beyond with her critically acclaimed debut Made of Bricks. Check her out this week at the Fillmore and see what all the buzz is about.

2. Bike Away from Work Party
This Thursday, May 15 reward yourself for taking two-wheels to work by cruising to the Rickshaw Stop for their Annual Bike Away from Work Party. This environmentally-friendly afterparty for Bike to Work Day boasts free bike valet parking and an amazing raffle.

3. I’ll Be Your Mirror: Rare Films by Philippe Garrel
Catch films by French auteur Philippe Garrel at the YBCA starting Thursday, May 15. Things kick off with his classic flick J’Entends Plus La Guitare, based on his real-life love affair with musician and Warhol muse Nico.

4. Robyn at Bimbo’s 365 Club on Friday, May 16
Relive the’90s with Swedish pop sensation Robyn when she brings her eccentric brand of pop to SF.

5. San Francisco Oyster Fest on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 19
Honesty, what’s better than enjoying oysters on a warm Saturday in SF? Slurping down bivalves while checking out solid tunes by the sea. This weekend head over to the SF Oyster Fest at Fort Mason for bites, brews and bands like She & Him, Juliette and the Licks and Dropkick Murphys. Check the website for daily lineups.

6. Return to Paradise Party at Mezzanine on Saturday, May 18
Throw on your slinkiest polyester number and strap on those sky-high platforms for this authentic disco experience. This all-night party is packed full with dance groups and DJ from the past and present—most notably special guest stars and disco icons Sister Sledge.

7. Bay to Breakers on Sunday, March 18
Don’t miss this SF tradition where running nuns, astronauts and nudists race down the streets of SF from SoMa to the Beach. Run, walk or strut with thousands of others San Franciscans—animal costumes and clothes optional.