From Pop Art to Pokemon crawls, where to get free bagels and Soundwave sensations at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, here are some fun summer options that will provide nourishing food for the mind and body.
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Free Bagel Monday Link:http://www.sourflour.org/about-us/ Need to Know: Free while supplies last Cost: Free Time: 8:00am Description: Danny Gabriner of Sour Flour knows how to start the week off right with free bagels while supplies last at this bakery in the Mission District. Fresh and free bagels- what more could we ask for?
Circuit Hacking Monday Link: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Circuit_Hacking_Mondays Need to Know: Occurs every Monday night Cost: Instruction is free. Pay only for cost of kits ranging from $10 – $35. Time: 7:30PM – 10:00PM Description: Join other hackers at Noisebridge in the Mission District to learn everything from soldering to how to write messages in the air in color. All levels are welcome from Advanced Hacker to blank slate. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring any project you’re working on.
Alex Katz | New Images Link: http://www.meyerovich.com Need to Know: New work added to the original exhibit. Cost: Free Time: 10:30AM – 6:00PM Description: Alex Katz, a New York native, has devoted his life to painting because of his study of plein air (in the open air) painting. In the newest images added to San Francisco’s Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post Street, Suite 400, Katz’s devotion clearly shows through his interpretation of Pop Art images using vibrant colors, his usual muse and the beautifully abstracted landscapes.
Free Astronomy Lecture Link: http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/monthly_lectures/presidio/ Need to Know: You may want to bring a dictionary. Cost: Free Time: Coffee & snacks begin at 7:30PM with the lecture following at 8:00PM. Description: Join Ken Shen from the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department as he leads a hot discussion on Type la supernovae and the debate around how their explosions are ignited.
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Pokemon Go Crawl Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1779733858973460/ Need to Know: Route updates to be posted Sunday or Monday Cost: Free Time: 6:00PM – 1:00AM Description: Time to catch ‘em all. Meet up with other Pokemon Trainers to search for them all and celebrate when you find them. There will be an Instagram #pokecrawlsf best costume contest and other fun events during the night’s hunt. Visit the Facebook event to announce you’re going and find more details.
23 | 85 Link: http://www.yourmusegallery.com/exhibits.html Need to Know: Exhibition runs through July 28 Cost: Free Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Description: Twenty-three year old Ethan Caflisch and wise 85-year-old Jim Melchert use their art expertise to help bridge the generation gap. Caflisch’s minimalist approach and Melchert’s creations with ceramic tiles create a timeless body of work.
Third Thursday Live Practice: Georgia Carbone Link:https://www.ybca.org/whats-on/live-practice-georgia-carbone Need to Know: Special Third Thursday Live Practice occur every third Thursday of the month. Cost: Free Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Description: Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist, Georgia Carbone and experimental composer Joseph Angelo will turn YBCA’s lobby into art itself. Watch as the audience become artists and participate in creating a sculpture to represent natural processes of decay and rebirth. Enjoy the music, organic food and creating art.
Soundwave Night Link:http://www.calacademy.org/nightlife/soundwave-nightlife Need to Know: 21+ Cost: $12 for members $15 for non-members Time: 6:00PM Description: Get lost in the Academy of Sciences as artists fill locations with performances about the ever-changing cityscape of San Francisco. From a Color of Life exhibit to the “Twilight Zone,” feel free to enjoy this multidisciplinary art night with a craft drink in hand.
SF’s Rare Root Beer Tasting Festival Link: http://sf.funcheap.com/root-beer-fest/ Need to Know: Cost: Free admission; tasting card $5, $10 or $20 Time: 7:00pm Description: Head to Dolores Park to taste nearly 100 different types of root beer and make note of your favorites. Word has it you can even get a root beer float or a brown cow at the ice cream station. Tasting card required and range from five tastings ($5) to thirty tastings ($20).
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Driss Ouadahi | Break in the Silence Link: http://www.hosfeltgallery.com/index.php?p=exhibitions&id=310 Source: Hosfelt Gallery Need to Know: Exhibit ends August 20th Cost: Free Time: Reception 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Normal gallery hours are 10:00am – 5:30pm Description: Algerian born painter, Driss Ouadahi showcases his fifth solo exhibit at the Hosfelt Gallery. Breach in the Silence showcases Ouadahi’s studies of architecture and painting through large renderings of chain-length fences. This body of work, influenced by his experience with Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Germany, examines to “otherness” and dividing power of fences.
Abstraction | Group Exhibition Link: http://www.mgart.com/exhibit-detail.php?id=170&title=CURRENT+EXHIBIT Need to Know: Exhibition ends August 31 Cost: Free Time: 10:30am – 6:00pm Description: Artists Will Day, Colin McRae, Jeff Muhs, Sarah Ratchye, Una Ryan, and Doug Thielsche come together to explore the ultimate abstraction principle, de Stijl, whereby using vertical lines, horizontal lines and colors to depict everything in the universe in this new installation at the McLoughlin Gallery. This abstracting exhibition focuses on the core of humanity: our emotions, thoughts and cellular makeup while leading us to the question, “What if Nothing Was Everything?”
Kiosk Fest Link: http://kioskfest.thegrandnewsstand.com Need to Know: Kick off Kiosk Fest Party on July 22 Cost: Free Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm Description: Stroll up and down Market Street between 5th Street and the Embarcadero for this one-of-a-kind festival. View artists’ zines, self-published books and other printed media and even win prizes at booths. If you make any printed media, apply for the festival today!