This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.

By Matt Crawford

There ain't no cure for the foggy summertime blues in San Francisco, but fall is sure shaping up nicely. Polk Street welcomes the new season with the Polk Street Blues Festival this weekend and folk troubadour Father John Misty makes a stop at UC Berkeley. Expect traffic snarls and a bigger than normal crowd for the Critical Mass 20-Year Anniversary. Meanwhile local skaters will be out en masse for the grand opening of Balboa Skate Park. Sunset Fall Music Picnic takes the party lakeside in Marin County and the Mid-Market neighborhood bets a boost from 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival 2012.

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  • Critical Mass 20-Year Anniversary

    <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/critical-mass-e388641">Critical Mass</a> celebrates 20 years of traffic disruption in San Francisco with a ride through the city that ends at Dolores Park. <em>Friday</em>.

  • Father John Misty

    <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/father-john-misty-e1698012">Father John Misty</a>, also known as Fleet Foxes member J. Tillman, stops by UC Berkeley for a free afternoon performance. <em>Friday</em>.

  • 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival 2012

    Free and open to the public, the <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/24-days-of-central-market-arts-festival-2012-e1691911">Central Market Arts Festival</a> features live dance, music, theater, art walks and more. <em>Friday-Sunday. </em>

  • The Polk Street Blues Festival

    The upper Polk Street neighborhood celebrates outside with two days of blues music between Jackson Street and Pine Street. <em><a href="http://www.sfstation.com/the-polk-street-blues-festival-e1146621">Saturday and Sunday</a></em>.

  • Balboa Skatepark Opening

    The <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/balboa-skatepark-opening-e1715741">Balboa Skatepark</a> makes its debut with live performances, food trucks and some of the best skateboarders in San Francisco. Saturday.

  • Sunset Fall Music Picnic: Nina Kraviz

    <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/sunset-fall-music-picnic-nina-kraviz-e1714092">Sunset Music</a> hosts a party on the shores of Stafford Lake in Marin County with Nina Kraviz, Solar, J-Bird and more. <em>Sunday</em>. <em>Sunday</em>.