San Francisco Weekend Agenda: Music, Movies, Art & Cocktails

07/14/2011 07:31 pm ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011
  • Tami Yu

Brrr…what is up with the gray skies and drizzly fog? To remind you that it is indeed July in SF, we’ve got Bastille Day drink specials, an ABBA tribute show and a silent film fest. Wherever you go, remember to bring layers!

Kim Nalley at Rrazz Room
Why: The lovely Ms. Nalley pays homage to Nina Simone. You must catch
her show if you haven’t yet heard her sing.
When: Thursday – Sunday; 8pm (Sunday 7pm)
Where: Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street at O’Farrell Street
(415-394-1189 or

What: Bastille Day specials at Café des Amis
Why: Get your French groove on with $2.50 beers, $5 wines and
cocktails, and $1 oysters. There will be a cassoulet dish offered for
When: 11:30am - 11pm
Where: Café des Amis, 2000 Union Street at Buchanan Street
(415-563-7700 or

When We Were Kids art opening
Why: The show explores children in play, power and poverty. Three
artists will present work that captures childhood imagination and lost
innocence from perspectives Filipinos growing up in the Philippines
and U.S.
When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm; ages 21 and up
Where: 1:AM Gallery, 1000 Howard Street at 6th Street (415-861-5089 or

What: Luella’s Happy Endings specials
Why: Happy hour at beloved Russian Hill restaurant. $3 Pilsner, $2
polenta fries and $6 duck confit imperial rolls – all very yummy.
When: 5pm - 6:30pm
Where: Luella, 1896 Hyde Street at Cross Street (415-674-4343 or

ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA show
Why: The world’s greatest ABBA tribute band comes to SF -- they will
team up with the fab SF Symphony.
When: 8pm
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street
(415-864-6000 or

What: Disney Laugh-O-Grams at the Silent Film Festival
Why: One of the best film fests of the year, the Disney screening includes live piano accompaniment. Even if you have tickets, go early to get good seats.
When: 10am
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street at 17th Street (415-621-6120

Google Family Day at SFMOMA
Why: Families get to check out art activities and the Doodle 4 Google
student art contest. Free admission for families with kids under 12.
When: 11am – 4pm
Where: SFMOMA, 151 3rd Street at Mission (415-357-4000 or

What: Tasty Awards wine tasting
Why: Hobnob with celebs from Food Network, Bravo and PBS. Wine
taste-offs by Brian Boitano, Dominique Crenn, Marisa Churchill and
When: 1pm - 5pm
Where: 330 Ritch, 330 Ritch Street at Townsend Street