Like pairing music and wine? Here's your guide to this year's summer wine country music festivals, winery concerts, and star-studded shows:
Food+Wine: TasteTV Taste-Off
You be the judge. Be amongst the 100-plus people at Press Club this Wednesday for TasteTV's first annual Wine and Food Pairing Taste-Off. You'll sample six combinations of seasonal plates with four reds and two whites. Let your opinion be known so that Press Club can determine the best pairing to add to their lounge menu and smile pretty. You might just be on camera. $45; Wednesday, 8/11; Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, 415-744-5000, tastetv.com
It may not be 1967, but you can think of the 11th annual Power to the Peaceful Festival as a modern-day summer of love. Best known as Michael Franti’s pet project, the two-day music, yoga, art and action event is a weekend dedicated to service towards peace. The Bay Area-born musician has always carried a message of unity with his work and PTTP is an extension of that philosophy. It’s all about plugging the community into ways they can, as individuals, help people and the planet.
San Francisco Popfest, the festival launched in 1999 and retired in 2005, is back—Thursday through Sunday—and ready to twee your pants off. Check out Tullycraft's final show before taking a hiatus from tours Saturday at Rickshaw Stop, or catch the Andrews' Sisters' alter egos Hot Toddies Friday at Annie's Social Club. Sun worshippers and cheapskates alike can head to Dolores Park Sunday at 1pm for the free acoustic afternoon picnic. Full lineup after the jump...
Weekend passes are sold out but tickets for individual shows are still available here.
If you find yourself in the Mammoth area this weekend, don't hesitate to drop by the fifth annual Roxy Chicken Jam, a free three-day fest chock full of fun and top-notch snowboarding. The event will see some of the world's greatest women competitors from more than 10 countries take to the slopes for a purse of $50,000. Additionally, there will be a Mascot Superpipe contest for $6,000.