Fogust is upon us, as is Outside Lands weekend. Get out there—but don’t forget to bring a jacket.
Also, the World Dog Surfing Championships takes over Pacifica, Oakland First Fridays returns with a talent competition, and free National Park Day is back for summer vacations.
Plus, once the music stops in Golden Gate Park, it continues at smaller venues around the city at Official Outside Lands Night Shows from Franc Moody, Ashe, Tokimonsta, and others.
Have a good one!
It’s good vibes only at Lagunitas Brewing Company's Live at Lagunitas, which this week features Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz at the brewery's outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds benefit Best Friends Animal Society; doors at 4:20pm Tuesday. // Lagunitas Brewing Co., 1280 North McDowell (Petaluma), tickets on eventbrite.com.
For anyone who has aged out of Outside Lands or simply wants to switch it up this year, Music in the Vineyards is on now in Napa. Enjoy intimate, live classical music with full glasses of wine in hand at venues including Silverado Vineyards, Domaine Carneros, Charles Krug Winery, and more; Wednesday through August 21. // musicinthevineyards.org
Celebrate Concord’s 50-plus-year jazz legacy with five days of special performances and events at venues around town. Admission is free Wednesday through Saturday, tickets to Sunday shows are $15. // visitconcordca.com
While Beyoncé will be sitting this one out, The Lion King on Broadway is still worth a watch. Winner of six Tony Awards, the musical returns to the Bay Area for three weeks only; Wednesday through August 21. // Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd (San Jose); tickets at broadwaysanjose.com
Explore one of California’s nine national parks for free. To celebrate the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act—which guaranteed permanent funding for the existing Land and Water Conservation Fund—all national parks will have free entry/parking. Not sure where to go? Check out our guide; Thursday, August 4. // nps.gov
Support your local artists at Secession Art & Design's 15th anniversary pop-up. Fifteen artists will transform a storefront into a curated gallery where you can shop art and clothing collections; noon to 8pm Thursday to Saturday and noon to 6pm Sunday. // 307 Cortland Ave. (Bernal Heights), secessionsf.com
Rock out with badass feminists at Pussy Riot’s Official Outside Lands Night Show. The Russian punk rock protest group sings about everything from LGBT rights and their hatred of Putin (same); Thursday at 8pm. // The Independent, 628 Divisadero St. (NoPa); tickets at ticketweb.com
Don’t miss Summerfest from Sonoma International Film Festival. Enjoy three days of indoor and outdoor winery screenings, live music, food trucks, and the SIFF Screen & Cuisine special event featuring a four-course meal, Jackson Family Wines, and the film Love Charlie: The Rise & Fall of Charlie Trotter; Thursday through Saturday. // For passes and information, visit sonomafilmfest.org.
Thank you to our partners at SIFF.
Embrace the woo at a special sound bath experience in San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens. Melt into your yoga mat or blanket as crystal singing bowls, gongs, drums, and vocals immerse you in a rejuvenating soundscape; Thursday at 4pm. // San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at sfbg.org
Discover the next Kehlani or Zendaya at Oakland’s Got Talent. This special edition of Oakland First Fridays will be headlined by a talent competition in addition to the usual—awesome food, art, and drink vendors; Friday, 5pm to 9pm. // Telegraph Ave. from West Grand to 27th St. (Oakland), oaklandfirstfridays.org
Learn modern-day winemaking while participating in the ancient tradition of grape stomping. Napa Valley Wine Academy provides the rare opportunity to stomp grapes in production, chat up top producers, and participate in educational tastings, lectures, and culinary experiences; Friday to Sunday. // Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St. (Napa); tickets at napavalleywineacademy.com
Outside Lands returns to its regularly scheduled programming this weekend with a kickass lineup: Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Jack Harlow, Weezer, Phoebe Bridgers—the list goes on. That is, of course, not to mention all that food and wine, the curated cannabis experience Grass Lands; and much more; Friday to Sunday. // Golden Gate Park; tickets at sfoutsidelands.com
Wente Vineyards is getting in on the summer concert fun with their brand new Tribute Bands Summer Series. The three-concert series kicks off this week with SF-based Tom Petty Tribute band Petty Theft. The series will take place on Wente's lawn and wines will be available for purchase in addition to bites from a stellar lineup of food trucks; Friday at 6pm. // Wente Vineyards, 5565 Tesla Rd. (Livermore); tickets at wentevineyards.com
Tear up the dance floor at Brazilian-born Anna’s DJ set; Friday, 10pm to 4am. // Public Works, 161 Erie St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com
Catch up with electric-funk band and DJ duo Franc Moody for a late-night set after their Heineken House headlining show at OSL; Friday at 10pm. // Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave. (Russian Hill); tickets at ticketweb.com
Try your hand at wood carving and clay molding at MakeArt Family Day. With interactive storytelling and guest artist instructors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmcd.org
Get playa ready at the Playa Bound Trunk Show featuring more than 40 independent designers with the best funky gear and accessories perfect for Burning Man. Plus, cocktails and DJ sets; Saturday at 11am. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); RSVP at tixr.com
Watch dog surfers catch waves in a wet and wild competition at the World Dog Surfing Championships. There will also be a ball fetch competition, dog beach fashion contest, yappy hour, and adoptions. A portion of proceeds go to dog related nonprofits; Saturday, 9am to 5pm. // Linda Mar State Beach (Pacifica); details at surfdogchampionships.com
Have a fork-free, fun-filled time at The Meritage’s lobster feed. Stay for the wine, brews, bluegrass tunes; Saturday, 6pm to 9pm. // Vista Collina at The Meritage, 850 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at cellarpass.com
Jam out at the Petaluma Music Festival. Acts include Jackie Greene, Anders Osborne, Dustbowl Revival, and others. Meander between three stages with brews by Lagunitas and plenty of specialty food vendors; Saturday from 11:45am to 7:30pm. // Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive (Petaluma); tickets at petalumamusicfestival.org
Toast to Oakland’s craft beer scene at the Jack London Brewing District Block Party. Receive a commemorative tasting glass; unlimited tastings of over a dozen beers from Federation, Oakland United, Original Pattern, Buck Wild, and Hella Coastal breweries; and a complimentary swag bag featuring goodies from each brewery; Saturday, 1pm to 6pm. // 285a Fifth St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com
L'Chaim Napa Valley celebrates the best of Jewish food, wine, and culture. Food demos, treats, live music, photography classes, and more await at The Jewish Food & Wine Festival; Sunday, 4pm to 8pm. // The CIA at Copia, 500 1st St. (Napa); tickets at eventbrite.com
End the weekend on a high note with a set from celebrated hip-hop/EDM mashup artist and original producer Tokimonsta. One hundred percent of ticket sales from her Outside Lands weekend closing set will benefit SF Recreation & Parks Department; Sunday at 10pm. // The Independent, 628 Divisadero St. (NoPa); tickets at ticketweb.com
Enjoy a brew so delicious that San Francisco dedicated a whole week to it. The seventh annual Anchor Steam Week kicks off Sunday, August 14th (12:30pm to 4pm). Raise your Anchor to America’s first craft beer along with food from Sam's Chowder Mobile, games and prizes, and Steam x Culk merch drop. // Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St. (Potrero Hill), facebook.com/Anchorbrewing
Thank you to our partners at Anchor Steam.