The Weekend In Cheap | July 22-24
This weekend in San Francisco features a bunch of BBQ at an outdoor punk music festival, a heavy metal happy hour and Buddhist bazaar, as well as arts and crafts from an indie DIY celebration and graffiti arts gathering.
Here’s our picks for our favorite five things to do this weekend – July 22-24, 2011.
Friday, July 22
Speakeasy Heavy Metal BBQ & Happy Hour
Head down to Speakeasy Ales & Lagers for some head-banging and hot dogs at their Heavy Metal BBQ this Friday with $3 beers, a free brewery tour, live music and grub from Good Foods Catering, La Laguna Taqueria and Loaded Sausages. So put on your Slayer shirt and prepare to rock out on the patio with food and your friends at this Friday night celebration of all things booze and blast beats.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (1195 Evans Ave., SF) | Friday, July 22 | 4-9p | FREE*
*Beers & BBQ available for purchase
Saturday, July 23
Prepare for an afternoon of loud music, munchies and more at F*ckfest IV, a free, outdoor punk music festival from noon till sunset at Toxic Beach. Listen to a line-up of local bands including Kitten Donkey Punch, Deaf Mute Dingus and Battle Flask, all while buying some BBQ fare and a $7 bottomless keg cup, so that you can thrash around to Black Dream and Crashed with some beer and baby-back ribs.
Toxic Beach (Warm Water Cove, 333 24th St., SF) | Saturday, July 23 | Noon-Sunset | FREE*
*Beers & BBQ available for purchase
15th Annual Graffiti Arts Festival
Express yourself with aerosols and art at the 15th Annual Urban Youth Arts Festival this Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. in Potrero Del Sol Park. Use the provided free paint, brushes and paint cans to decorate 2000+ square feet of portable wall, with the best pieces being kept throughout the year to be shown at galleries. Other attractions include a children’s art area, skateboard deck painting, a skate competition, stencil station, live music and performances of slam poetry, break-dancers and more, as well as free grub for a grumbling stomach after a full day of graffiting.
Potrero Del Sol “La Raza” Park (Potrero Del Sol Park, SF) | Saturday, July 23 | 1-6p | FREE
Buddhist Ginza Bazaar and Bon-Odori Dance
Join the Buddhist Church of San Francisco for their traditional Ginza Bazaar filled with two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food samples, shopping and more. Other activities include ukulele and tea ceremony demonstrations, the opportunity to learn the art of Japanese calligraphy, as well as the ”highlight of the weekend,” which will be traditional Japanese Bon-Odori dance on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., with Taiko drumming at intermission.
Buddhist Church of San Francisco (1881 Pine Street at Octavia, SF) | Sat, July 23 & Sun, July 24 | Sat Noon-8p & Sun 11a-7p | FREE
Sunday, July 24
Indie Mart D.I.Y. Art & Music Party
Score some Deadstock sunglasses, stiff drinks and a screen-siren makeover at Indie Mart’s celebration of all things local design and DIY this Sunday, all while helping to raise money for founder Kelly Malone’s cancer treatment. Featuring over 80 vendors, live music, a dance competition, food, beer, a photo booth, retro makeovers and more, this gathering of artists, illustrators and makers will keep you busy looking at everything from tee-shirts to typography.
Thee Parkside (1600 17th St., San Francisco) | Sunday, July 24 | Noon-7p | $3*
*$3-5 suggested donation
What about the week ahead? Just because it’s no longer the weekend, doesn’t mean the fun ends.
Monday, July 25– A poetry reading and free movie passes
Tuesday, July 26- Danish punk, a history of cocaine, graphic novel artist reception
Wednesday, July 27– Conservatory of Flowers after-hours, Will Franken comedy show
Thursday, July 28- Green lecture & lunch, urban beekeeping, “yacht rock”