This Week's Hottest Events: Blondie, Ferris Bueller and the SF Ballet


Music: Blondie
If you're a child of the '80s and don't consider Debbie Harry as your premier pop idol, get your head checked. The ultimate fair-haired frontwoman will hit the stage at the Fillmore for a rare intimate show during which you'll surely hear favorites like "One Way or Another," "The TIde is High," and "Heart of Glass." Be there. Wednesday, 8/4; The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., 415-346-0600,

Music: Beyond Jazz Series with Chali2na
Dubbed as hip hop's Renaissance man, you'd know Chali2na as longtime Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli frontman. Last year, he went solo and released Fish Outta Water. Now, you can see him live as part of Yoshi's hot new Beyond Jazz series. Friday, 8/6; Yoshi's SF, 1330 Fillmore St., 415-655-5600,

Art: Closing NIght in the Illuminated Forest
If you've never heard of the Soundwave Festival, now's your chance to get in the loop. Held over the summer every two years, the experiential arts extravaganza challenges the way viewers hear sound and music. Be part of the magic this Saturday as the imaginary world of the Illuminated Forest comes to a close at The Lab. An experimental and ambitious exhibition, you'll play an integral role in this ecosystem of projection, sensorial sound and light/shadow. Saturday, 8/7; The Lab, 2948 16th St., 415-320-6685,

Film: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
"Bueller!" In one word, iconic. Some might say the best '80s flick ever made. No matter how many times you've seen it, Ferris Bueller's Day Off never gets old. Gather some friends, pack a picnic and get ready to recite your best lines for movie night in the park. Saturday, 8/7; Dolores Park,

Dance: SF Ballet at Stern Grove
Okay, so dropping a few bucks on the ballet may not be a top priority. But when the ballet is free, consider it a given. Catch a little pas de deux at the SF Ballet's only Bay Area summer appearance and check classical off your list.
Sunday, 8/8; Stern Grove, 19th and Sloat avenues,

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