Let's party this Labor Day Weekend. What are you doing first?
Labor Day Weekend: Bottomless Sangria Sunday
What: Celebrate Labor Day Weekend the right way at SoMa StrEat Food Park. The popular SoMa eatery will offer their usual food truck specials—this weekend includes Bobcha, El Calamar, Firetrail Pizza, La Jefa, No No Burger, Nucha Empanadas, Odang Udon, and Torraku Ramen—along with a DJ, and (most importantly) bottomless Sangrias! $30 gets you an all-you-can-drink ticket.
When: Sunday, Sept. 4, 11am-4pm
Where: 428 11th St. (SoMa), eventbrite.com
(Courtesy of Slims)
Peter Bjorn and John Return Premieres "Domino" at Slims
What: Peter Bjorn and John return to San Francisco tonight to premiere the video for their new single, "Domino." The bouncy, Paul Epworth-produced track off their June album, Breakin' Point is about when "everybody goes like dominos" and the clip is quite literally a giant game of human dominos, following a seemingly endless line of people falling on one another through the streets of Stockholm. It's a pretty captivating thing to watch, kind of like a Rube Goldberg machine, but, you know, with humans. Or, as the Swedish indie rockers put it, "it's a chain reaction!" Tickets are $25 or $50 if you want dinner.
When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 7pm
Where: 333 11th St. (SoMa), slimspresents.com
Iconography at Dallas A. Saunders Artisan Textiles
What: Opening over Labor Day weekend, Iconography is an exhibit of tapestries featuring the work of five iconic modern artists: Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Alex Katz, Squeak Carnwath and Deborah Oropallo. The tapestries are woven using a process developed by Magnolia Editions in Oakland that unites advanced digital techniques with traditional Jacquard weaving to capture an exquisite amount of detail in the weaving, allowing a direct translation of the artist's work to the tapestry. Three tapestries by Chuck Close, who was recently appointed by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, will be on display.
When: Friday, Sept. 2, 12pm-3pm
Where: 275 Highway 128, Suite 101, (Geyserville), dallassaunders.com
12 Newly Minted Bay Area Artists at Pro Arts
What: Want to support up-and-coming artists in the Bay Area? Minted is a multi-disciplinary survey exhibition of recent graduates from the MFA program at San Jose State University. Curated by the co-founder/director of the stARTup ArtFair, Ray Beldner, the exhibition reveals and challenges current trends in Bay Area art while shining a light on one of the lesser-known MFA programs in the Bay Area. The exhibition will include artists working in photography, painting, sculpture, digital media, and conceptual practice.
When: Friday, Sept. 2 -30, 6pm-9pm
Where: 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, (Oakland), proartsgallery.org
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food
What: Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in the Pacific Ocean through cultural song, dance, art and food. Visit the International Market for Island-style merchandise or sit back and watch amazing dance performances.
When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 11am-4pm
Where: 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, (Golden Gate Park), alohapolyfest.org
San Francisco Zine Fest
What: The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing, from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park this Sunday. Plus, there are tons of free workshops and panels to learn something new.
When: Sunday, Sept. 4, 11am-5pm
Where: 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, (Golden Gate Park), sfzinefest.org