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Oakland Music Festival, Hardly Strictly, Castro Street Fair + More Fun Events

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Need plans? Here's what's going down this week.


Oakland Music Festival Hits the Streets

WHAT: The 4th annual Oakland Music Festival (OMF) kicks off its first weeklong festival, featuring nine days of music, art, panels and workshops focused on sustaining, showcasing and fostering Oakland's music and arts community. This year's headliners include heavy-hitters such as Masego, LAKIM (Soulection), Nick Catchdubs and Oakland's own indie rockers The Tambo Rays and rapper/producer Jay Ant. Come prepared to dance.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30–Friday, Oct. 9, various times

WHERE: 22nd and Franklin Street (Oakland), oaklandmusicfestival.com


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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Returns to Golden Gate Park

WHAT: HSB is back again! Pack a picnic and enjoy timeless tunes from musicians such as CAKE, Boz Scaggs, Cyndi Lauper, and many more this weekend.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 11am-7pm

WHERE: Hellman Hollow (Golden Gate Park),


Re:Make

WHAT: Calling all makers. Re:Make is a two-day summit and conference designed to explore creativity in the modern world with talks from top female entrepreneurs and businesswomen including Tyra Banks, Sophia Amoruso, and Katia Beauchamp of Birchbox. On Sunday, the free festival includes DIY classes and projects, nearly 100 of Brit + Co's favorite artisans, SF's best food trucks, and live performances from talented musicians and artists.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30–Oct. 1, 9am-6pm

WHERE: Fort Mason Center: 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), brit.co/remake


Quentin Tarantino Weekend

WHAT: Dive headfirst into the strange worlds of Quentin Tarantino this weekend at the historic Balboa Theatre. The theatre will be showing Tarantino's finest films including Pulp Fiction (Sat. 2pm), Jackie Brown (Sat. 5:15pm), and Inglourious Basterds (Sat. 8pm)—and that's just day one. On Sunday, head back to the theatre for Kill Bill Volume I and II.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2pm-8pm and Sunday, Oct. 2, 4pm-6:30pm

WHERE: 3630 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), balboamovies.com


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Castro Street Fair

WHAT: As if you didn't already have enough going on, the 43rd Annual Castro Street Fair takes place this Sunday. Founded by Harvey Milk in 1974, the fair offers tons of live entertainment, local vendors and lots of dance parties.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 11am-6pm

WHERE: Market & Castro Streets (Castro), castrostreetfair.org

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