more upcoming events
It is a busy week for birthdays (Warren today, Connie Thursday, Trish and Oliver on Friday) and it is a busy time for festivals. Here is a partial list of the many diverse events happenings over the weekend:
September 22, 23 and 24 – SF Blues Festival
The 34th annual Blues Festival kicks off with a Friday noon concert at the Ferry Building and continues Saturday and Sunday at the Great Meadow at Fort Mason. Saturday features the sounds of New Orleans and Sunday highlights rock and blues. (schedule)
September 23 and 24 – Pacific Coast Fog Fest
The 21st annual Fog Fest is 2-day art and music celebration in Pacifica. Ironically, this is the time of year when the weather is least foggy, making the areas residents all the more festive. The fun starts Saturday at 10a and continues through Sunday late afternoon. I’m betting that the sand sculpture contest will be a popular attraction. (details)
September 23 and 24 – Autumn Moon Festival and Street Fair
The fifteen day of the eighth moon is approaching, and that means it is time for mooncakes and the Mid-Autumn Festival. The action is on Grant Ave in Chinatown Saturday and Sunday 11a – 6p. (event info)
September 23 – SF LoveFest and After Party
The 3rd annual LoveFest (new name, same party) begins with a parade down Market starting at noon and winding its way to the LoveFest Grounds at City Hall. (route) The revelry continues all day with DJs like Above and Beyond, Grandmaster Flash, Lee Combs and Rennie Pilgrem spinning on sponsored floats. (dj list) There are many pre and after parties, but the official Spundae one seems the best.
September 24 – Folsom St Fair
Don’t forget to say hi to your favorite Sister of Perpetual Indulgence if you are among one of the 400,000 people expected to attend this uniquely San Francisco event. The merriment commences at 11a and Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü and Sugar fame) performs with his new band at 5p. (website)
Bonus events: if the LoveFest leaves you wanting more dj sounds, the Summer Music Conference is Spetember 27 - 30. Highlights include a performance by master turntablist Q-Bert and parties with Miguel Migs (deep house, Thursday the 28th at Temple), Seb Fontiane (progressive, Friday the 29th at Roe) and Ferry Corsten (trance, Saturday the 30th at Ruby Skye).