Wine Country's top music festival is on this fall and new additions to lineup just dropped.
Plus, the Eagle is about to become an official landmark; Hunter Pence is launching a coffee pop-up at Oracle Park; a new circus is dropping in at Club Fugazi; and more local headlines to send you skipping into the weekend.
Rare Corpse Flower Shows up at Abandoned Gas Station In Alameda, and Residents Line up for Photos, SFist
When nursery owner Solomon Leyva's rare Amorphophallus titanium plant bloomed for the first time in years, he decided to share it with his community. Read more.
BottleRock adds Megan Thee Stallion, Guns N' Roses, Foo Fighters to 2021 festival lineup, Datebook
Ready to rock out with wine in hand? Check out the new lineup for BottleRock—also including Black Pumas, Brandi Carlile, and Jon Batiste—which will take the stage at last this September. Three-day passes are on sale now. Read more.
Hunter Pence retired from the Giants, but he's more committed to San Francisco than ever, SF Chronicle
The former Giants outfielder isn't shy about sharing his love of all things SF—think art, restaurants, and nature. This week, the Giants "Reverend" and his wife are hosting an Oracle Park–adjacent coffee pop-up. If things go well, a permanent coffee shop could be in the works. Read more.
SF Eagle expected to become first leather bar named a city landmark, SF Chronicle
Though SoMa's longest operating leather bar hasn't been open for business since March 2020, the Eagle could become SF's second gay bar to receive landmark status. Read more.
Stanford researchers help paralyzed man write using just his imagination – plus microchips in his brain, Hoodline
With two baby Asprin-sized microchips and artificial intelligence software, he could communicate 18 words per minute—nearly matching the texting speed of non-paralyzed people his age. Read more.
Next Up at the Home of 'Beach Blanket Babylon'? A Circus, of Course., The New York Times
In the fall, Club Fugazi will be open once again with a production by Montreal circus collective, 7 Fingers, celebrating SF's history. Expect scenes exploring the Summer of Love, the 1906 earthquake, and a cabaret-style setup. Read more.