Zack Ruskin

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The Standard Weekend Guide to SF Events & Entertainment—Aug. 4-7

After 2-year closure, Bar Agricole reopens; SF Ballet at Frost Amphitheater; a big crawfish boil; an extra dose of Tokimonsta; and the 48th annual Nihonmachi Street Fair.

New Music: 5 Fresh SF Releases to Enjoy in August, Including Osees and Mickey Hart’s Drum Supergroup

Plus, Small Agency capitalizes on Covid by recording their new album in an abandoned office in downtown San Francisco.

This Weekend: Beyoncé Listening Party, Pancakes & Booze, Bachata Festival & More

Plus, challenge GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan to a game of chess, take a road trip to the inaugural Blue Note Festival in Napa and watch a film disintegrate before your very eyes.

This Weekend: Mozzy at Regency Ballroom, Crash an Indian Wedding, Q&A With a ‘Labyrinth’ Puppeteer

Plus, explore the mysteries of Lands End history at ‘Naiad Cove’ and chow down in honor of Karl the Fog.

This Weekend: A ‘Gremlins’ Double Feature, Remembering Eric Garner and ‘Diego Rivera’s America’

Plus, dance like a Wes Anderson character at Bardot A Go-Go, and immerse yourself in beautiful pages at the SF Art Book Fair.

Liner Notes: Neil Young Shares ‘Toast’—His Decades-Old, SF-Tracked Breakup Album 

Plus, East Bay duo Svvarms Drop new EP, ‘Adaleena’ and San Francisco’s Jennifer Furches makes her solo debut as Spring Summer.

This Weekend: ‘Star Trek IV’ in Union Square, a Hashish Dream, Paper Creations and Planet Booty

Ron Funches knows there’s something wrong with America. His proof? English reality television. “If a…

Rage For Pride: Queer Supergroup Commando Turn Nü Metal On Its Ear

Why would eight LGBTQ+ musicians choose to channel Limp Bizkit and the bad vibes of Woodstock ’99? First, to make a statement. Second, because the pit isn’t just for cis white dudes.

Where To Enjoy 420 in SF: A Guide to Cannabis Celebrations in the City and Beyond

From the return of Hippie Hill to dance parties and film screenings, here are some of the best bets for buds on April 20, 2022.