Praise the powers that be, the weekend is here! Between Earth Day, free activities, outdoor day parties and Berlin DJs playing well into the night, there are a lot of options for everyone. Here are some top picks to get you started.
AYLI presents Unabridged w/ Marcel Dettmann, Umfang and UQ: Party crew As You Like It takes over both the downstairs and upstairs Public Works Loft space for this one. Berlin’s DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann, Umfang and Russell E.L. Butler will be Dj’ing on the main floor. And the underground vibes are going upstairs with an extended set from DJ Jus-Ed B2B DJ Qu.
Friday, Public Works, $20, BUY TICKETS
Modeselektor: This well-known Berlin duo samples every genre of techno, from house to electronic and have been a techno staple since the ’90s. They’ve even made a fan out of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who invited them to open for Radiohead on a tour.Friday, Friday, 1015 Folsom, $20-$30, BUY TICKETS
So Stoked Galactic Funk Earth Day Celebration: 4 rooms of electronic music, art and dance adds some extraterrestrial energy to Earth Day. Presented by Kandi Love + Geomagnetic + Galaxy Unknown Records + Hardcore Junglists United.
Friday, DNA Lounge, $20, BUY TICKETS
As You Like It presents Unabridged Picnic: This daytime party (noon-6pm) is a fun-in-the sun event with Solar B2B Mozhgan (Sunset Sound System // Other Voices), Mike Bee (Vinyl Dreams // Housepitality) and Mark O’Brien (Polyglamorous). Plus additional AYLI DJs. Don’t forget your sunglasses!
Saturday, Golden Gate Park, FREE (donations encouraged)
Earth Day SF: Boasted as being the “most educational, impactful and festive Earth Day Celebration to date” the city’s Earth Day Festival will be a vendor-filled destination, with an added 50th Anniversary of the Summer of love Tribute Stage, panel discussions and speakers.
Saturday, Civic Center Plaza, FREE
Don Buchla Memorial Concerts: This two night festival celebrates electronic music and design pioneer Don Buchla. Presented by Recombinant Media Labs, Buchla & Associates, Gray Area and Obscura Digital.
Saturday – Sunday, Gray Area, $30, BUY TICKETS
Plugged In at Curran: Silent Disco: Enter through the stage door, put on a pair of wireless headphones and witness the silent, historic Curran stage come to life as a high energy club.
Saturday, SHN Curran Theatre, $25, BUY TICKETS
Pièce de RESISTance: A contemporary renaissance ball: SOMArts Cultural Center teams up with curator Kelly Lovemonster to transform SOMArts Main Gallery into a one-night-only art party and contemporary renaissance ball to benefit the cultural oasis under the 101 freeway known as SOMArts.
SOMArts Cultural Center, $20, BUY TICKETS
10th Annual DogFest: DogFest is a family-friendly celebration of dogs and kids. This dog lovers event doubles as a benefit for the SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Street. Enter your dog in the ‘Everyday Dog Show’ and make some new four-legged friends over at the Rescue Zone.
Saturday, Duboce Park, FREE
Hunter’s Point Spring Open Studios 2017: The 2017 Spring Open Studios event at Hunters Point Shipyard brings together over 125 artists as they open their studios to the public. Admission and parking are free. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, metal work, ceramics, and textiles are among the many mediums explored by these artists.
Saturday-Sunday, Hunter’s Point Art Studios, FREE
Want to know what else is going on? Click here for the full calendar of events.