San Francisco

On Deck this Weekend in the Castro

SF is packed with a cadre of unusual and one-of-a-kind events to check out this weekend from the annual SF Street Food Fest running both Saturday and Sunday in the Mission to the eighth installment of 2013's Sunday Streets in the burgeoning Tenderloin-meets-Tech-Town around Civic Center. The Castro is, as always, chock full of great things to see and do. Here are a few of our favorites happening in the hood. Midnites for Maniacs Aug. 2013Friday, Aug. 16th head over to the Castro Theatre for the latest presentation of Midnite for Maniacs hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, the ongoing series of movie double bills guaranteed to pack a punch. For the price one $12 ticket starting at 7PM 1984's, 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom', starring Kate Capshaw and Harrison Ford recreating his iconic Prof. Jones role for the second time.  That's followed at 9:30PM by the 25th anniversary showing of the horror fave, 'Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn'. This 1987 American comedy/horror film directed by Sam Raimi is a sequel to 1981's, 'The Evil Dead'. It stars the funny and super sexy Bruce Campbell. Rounding out the bill, and in a first for the series, attendees are invited to 'theatre crawl' over to the Roxie Theatre in the Mission for the 11:45PM showing of the 1982 Euro slasher thriller, ‘Tenebre’.  Entry is only $5 with your Castro ticket stub. This movie was originally banned in the UK and severely altered by US censors. Tonights print is the original film as it was meant to be seen. Murder, mayhem and starring 60's/70's heart throbs Anthony Franciosa and John Saxon.

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
Kick off the fun Saturday, Aug 17th by going to Jane Warner Plaza for an exhibition by Cheer SF who will amaze and entertain with all their tumbling and human pyramid building skills. The event is sponsored by the Castro Community Benefit District at 3PM and is FREE! Follow that up at 6PM at Blackbird Bar for the opening of a solo exhibition by artist Andrzej Michael Karwacki. His work is curated by Secession Art & Design who promise, "Mr. Karwacki's figurative paintings capture an iconic flirtation on a bed of typography. Timeless art tempts from the walls, ready to be seen and remembered." This event is also FREE! You can close out Saturday back at the Castro Theatre where SF Bear Pride is stoked to present the comedic genius of Amy Schumer at 8PM. Amy is a side splitting stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She placed second on Comedy Central's 'Reality Bites Back'. In 2012, she held a recurring role on the Adult Swim series 'Delocated'. She's the star of the new, 2013 comedy series, 'Inside Amy Schumer'. Tickets can be purchased here. Sunday, Aug 18th back at Jane Warner Plaza as part of the 'LIVE! in the Castro' music and entertainment series you can catch the musical stylings of Scales of the City. Scales is one of San Francisco's newest co-ed a cappella groups based on an updated model of a collegiate glee club. They're a group of 27 San Franciscans who perform pop music they loved from their childhoods as well as selections of today's most popular music and of course a sprinkling of show tunes. The 'GLEE' inspired concert kicks off at 3PM and is sponsored again by the CBD who invites everyone to come and enjoy this FREE all ages event. We encourage you to take a peek at our event section for other great choices to check out in the Castro if none of these tickle your interest. We also would love to see more events listed and are always open to community member submissions. Have a great weekend!

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