Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 SF Events


San Francisco is home to a breathtaking diversity of cultural events. Between our fair city’s world-class museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, music scene, festivals, and clubs, between all that is weird and quirky and purely San Franciscan, there’s something going down, somewhere, every single day of the year. Check out our Flavorpill social discovery engine, where you can create and share events with friends, and follow our carefully curated editors’ picks. Below, you’ll find Flavorpill’s top picks for this week — just a little bit of help as you set out into this beautiful wide world of SF’s happenings.

Tuesday, July 2

MUSIC: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour feat. Beyoncé Queen Bey takes the nickname to a whole new level for her much-hyped, much-deserving-of-the-hype Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, which hits San Jose’s HP Pavilion tonight. The queen of hip hop’s reigning royal couple shows off her golden voice and diamond shine in what promises to be an epic arena show. — Bonnie Chan

Wednesday, July 3

Roy Scheider and a strapping (yes, strapping) Richard Dreyfuss battle the infamous Great White with a taste for frolicking vacationers. No summer is complete without a cautionary screening of Jaws, and the Castro Theatre provides the perfect locale. (You might also consider making it a mid-’70s double feature day with the original 1976 Rocky.) — Laureen Mahler

Thursday, July 4

PERFORMING ARTS: Tourettes Without Regrets feat. Hoodslam Tourettes Without Regrets advertises itself as the “fight club of underground art.” On any given Tourettes night (on the first Thursday of every month), chances are good that you’ll see some onstage bondage, mind-blowing beatboxing, things being set on fire, a wet T-shirt contest, or competitive bouts of the dirtiest haiku you’ve ever heard. Curated and hosted by outrageous slam poet Jamie DeWolf (who happens to be the great-grandson of the Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard), Tourettes cultivates a take-no-prisoners approach to spoken word and performance. Tonight’s special July 4th “F*ck ‘Murica Like You Like It” show joins forces with another underground Oakland sensation, Hoodslam, to hold the first-ever Tourettes show inside of a full-size wrestling ring — just your usual mayhem, no regrets to be had. — Bonnie Chan

CITY GEM: Frankenart Annual Hot Dog Drawing Contest

Friday, July 5

ART: Oakland Art Murmur / First Friday The combined forces of the Oakland Art Murmur initiative to garner attention for the Northgate and Temescal districts’ art scene and the Oakland First Friday street festival have created the most spectacular and bombastic art walk in all of the Bay Area. Oakland Art Murmur is a splendorous admixture of art both close to the street and socially highbrow. With 20,000 attendees every month, you will bump into, discover, and inevitably find the good time you’re hunting for. — Joshua Wyatt

Saturday, July 6

FESTIVAL: Fillmore Jazz Festival In a summer schedule blanketed with music festivals and craft fairs, the Fillmore Jazz Festival stands out not only for its focus on community over commercialism, but also for the quality of its artists. The three free stages stretching from Jackson to Eddy make the Fillmore — once the country’s Western capital for jazz — ring out with traditional standards, innovation, and progressive fusion. — Ilya Tovbis

BOOKS: Beast Crawl 2013

MUSIC: Burger Boogaloo

Sunday, July 7

MUSIC: New Kids on the Block w/ 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny are back to make your tween heart flutter again. Last time around, they toured with the Backstreet Boys, but this tour, you can catch New Kids on the Block with Philly favorites Boyz II Men (and 98 Degrees, just to be sure there’s something for everyone). Relive your favorite early-’90s moments and enjoy your own weird brand of Beatlemania at this shriek-worthy reunion. — Nora Oppenheim

CITY GEM: Sunday Streets Great Highway


CITY GEM: Experiments in People-Watching