San Francisco’s biggest celebration of Japanese pop culture returns with the J-Pop Summit Festival this weekend in Japantown and locally filmed cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers is back on the silver screen with movie night at Duboce Park. Faze Apparel introduces its first art show of the summer, a benefit for nonprofit Not For Sale, and the San Francisco Ballet makes a stop at Stern Grove. The Berkeley Kite Festival flies high on the waterfront at the Berkeley Marina and Sunday Streets takes over in the Mission.
Faze Art Show
Faze Apparel hosts its first art show of the summer to benefit nonprofit Not For Sale, which is working for a world where no one is for sale.
Saturday and Sunday
J-Pop Summit Festival
Japantown hosts two todays of J-Pop fashion, performances, cinema and dancing.
Berkeley Kite Festival
Hundreds of kites take flight along the waterfront at Berkeley Marina for the Berkeley Kite Festival. Kite making and flying lessons are among the free activities.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
There’s no CGI or gratuitous dismemberment, but back in the day (1978, to be exact), Invasion of the Body Snatchers had movie-goers seriously freaked out—especially in San Francisco, where it was filmed.
Sunday Streets: Mission District
Sunday Streets imagines a world with with free outdoor activities for all without cars circling the Mission District in search of a nonexistent parking spot.
San Francisco Ballet
The Stern Grove festival continues with a free performance from the San Francisco Ballet.