Just be you. Just do what you do. In a post-SF Bay Guardian world (*weeps*) we’re feeling the need to rep for cute happenings in the Bay more than ever — and anyone who is down to help us should give us a shout for sure at email@example.com. This weekend, check out our top picks for public mural documentary screenings, hip-hop lovefests, youth films, and more.
JUMP SHIP MID WAY (FRIDAY 8PM, SATURDAY 8PM, SUNDAY 7PM // $20-30 // COUNTERPULSE // MORE) Gay cabaret with performance artists Mica Sigourney and Kegan Marling. The two put together this piece that grapples with boy-to-bear maturation for a two-weekend run at Counterpulse.
120 MINUTES, SWAGGER LIKE US AND PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTS: RYE RYE, CAKES DA KILLA AND MIKE Q (9PM-2AM // $15 // PUBLIC WORKS // MORE). Seriously though, this line-up is so amazing it almost feels unbelievable — and you also get DJ sets by AHDM4U’s September mixtape artist Workalook and Double Duchess MC davO. It’s all about the beauty and diversity of hip-hop music. And obvs, it’s a guaranteed dance party.
YOUTH FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL (FRIDAY 10AM-3PM & SATURDAY 10AM-5PM // SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY // MORE) Two days of workshops on hip-hop social expression, making radio, and motion graphics meant to inspire and educate our babies (well, ages 12-24.) There’s also screenings of films by young people at 10:45 on Saturday and noon on Sunday if you don’t feel like taking up space in workshops for the young’ns.
VEGAN BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL (11AM-9PM // FREE ENTRY, FOOD COSTS $ // SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK // MORE) Live clean this weekend, or at least eat Saturday brunch 11am-3pm with the 20-plus vegan food vendors who’re gonna be feeding you at the SoMa StrEat Food Park. If you’re really dedicated to health, dinner will also be served 3-9pm. Beer served all day, because you can’t get crazy with this health stuff.
Rumor has it Michelle Tea may be giving birth on the pool table at the Lexington Club during LITQUAKE & RADAR PRESENT SISTER SPIT (7:15PM-8:15PM // FREE // LEXINGTON CLUB // MORE). Michelle is very close to giving birth, after all. But alas we’re pretty sure that rumor is just LOLZ and the evening will instead be focused on the talented performance artists and authors Maryam Rostami, Virgie Tovar, Thomas Page McBee and Antonia Crane.
BALMY ALLEY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION (2-9PM // FREE // BALMY ALLEY // MORE) A cute day to hang in one the Mission’s most relevant alleys. Today the community comes together for music, dance, printmaking, a dedication of Balmy’s newest restored piece “Culture Contains the Seed of Resistance that Blossoms into the Flower of Liberation” by Miranda Bergman and O’Brien Thiele, plus a film screening about the original group of Balmy muralists, PLACA, at 7pm.
Whoever said Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest clearly hasn’t been to SF drag celeb Heklina’s (pictured above) debaucherous day-time drag party DAYTIME REALNESS (2:00PM – 8:00PM // $8, $6 BEFORE 3PM // EL RIO // MORE). Daytime drinking, daytime lyp-synching and a lot of daytime regrets (but like, the good kind.)