Weekend Planner: July 10


Hello-Weekend

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

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Friday, July 10


coffee

Sightglass Coffee, San Francisco

3PM, All Ages

Free


Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, join us at our 7th Street training lab. This is the mother of all afternoon pick-me-ups! Take a quick break from work and wander to Sightglass for a coffee tasting that’s described as creating good conversation, delicious coffee, and “warm fuzzy feelings.” Yes, please.








band

Slim’s, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages

$26




One summer day in 2012, Veruca Salt’s vocalist-guitarists Nina Gordon and Louise Post sat downstairs in Gordon’s basement in Los Angeles and sang together for the first time since the two ended their friendship and musical partnership 14 years prior. “It was sublime. Our voices hadn’t changed. We just locked right in and it was heaven,” Gordon says. Gordon and Post’s reunion eventually led to the pair reforming Veruca Salt with their original bandmates: Gordon’s brother, drummer Jim Shapiro, and bassist Steve Lack. This year, the quartet have been in the studio with Brad Wood (who produced their gold-selling debut album, American Thighs) recording new music.

Veruca Salt formed in Chicago in 1991, when Post and Gordon were introduced by a mutual friend. In 1993 Veruca Salt played its first gig and soon released the “Seether” single on local label Minty Fresh. A major-label bidding war erupted and the band signed to Geffen Records. They toured with alt-rock royalty Hole and released an album, American Thighs, which eventually sold a million copies worldwide. They scored features in Spin and Rolling Stone, recorded an EP, Blow It Out Your Ass It’s Veruca Salt, performed at the UK’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival and appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Veruca Salt broke up in early 1998 when Gordon suddenly left the band. Though she and Post aren’t eager to give exact details about what led to the breakup, they will say that ultimately a lack of coping skills led to their implosion. “We understand that people want to know the gory details,” Gordon says. “It was drugs and cheating and all that junk, and the two of us not talking about what was really going on. If it were Mick and Keith or something, Louise and I would have just had an old-fashioned fistfight and gotten back to work.”

In 2012, Gordon read that Mazzy Star had reunited. “I emailed Louise and said, ‘Hey, Mazzy Star are playing Coachella, shouldn’t we?’ And she said, ‘Maybe we should start with coffee.’” Post had been in touch with Lack over the years and broached the subject with him. Shapiro, too, was on board, and in August, the four original members sat down together for the first time. Meanwhile, Veruca Salt had been contacted by Minty Fresh about releasing a 20th-anniversary edition of American Thighs, which first appeared in September 1994. “It was very timely,” Post says. “And we thought, ‘What if we were to release something new, too?’

The new songs pick up where Veruca Salt left off more than 14 years ago, with their sing-along hooks, melodic pop smarts, thundering sonic aggression, reference-packed wordplay, and angelic harmonies still intact. “It’s miraculous to have this brand-new, beautiful chapter,” Post says. “We never saw it coming, and yet, here we are. To be able to reconnect and play with these dear friends of mine who are like my family . . . it’s such a gift. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. Everything is where it’s supposed to be.”

Saturday, July 11


hops

SOMA Street Food Park, San Francisco

11AM, 21+

$5, or $60 with all you can drink passport







Come test your palate at San Francisco’s inaugural spicy food and IPA festival – Hops on Fire! How high can you climb on the Scoville Scale: Jalapeño? Cayenne? Habanero? Perhaps even Bhut Jolokia – the infamous ghost pepper? Challenge yourself and pair some amazing local spicy cuisine with some of the nation’s best IPAs.

HOPS ON FIRE – a Spicy Food and IPA Festival Saturday, July 11, 2015 11am-6pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, SF

EVENT DETAILS – 10+ of the Bay Area top food trucks turning up the heat – 15+ of the best IPAs in the country – All-you-can-drink IPA passport – Spicy food eating contest – Live Salsa Band – Outcast the heat at RadPad’s So Fresh and So Clean station – bringing you the very best to keep you cool while you spice things up – Ice Cream Truck for your antidote: Frozen Kuhsterd – Rain or Shine – plenty of heaters

IPA LINEUP – 15+ available – Green Flash West Coast IPA – Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego, CA – Stone Delicious IPA – Stone Brewing Co. San Diego, CA – Grapefruit Sculpin IPA – Ballast Point Brewing Co. San Diego, CA – Anchor IPA – Anchor Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA – Heroine India Pale Ale – 101 North Brewing Co. Petaluma, CA – Racer 5 India Pale Ale – Bear Republic Brewing Co. Healdsburg, CA – Total Domination IPA – Ninkasi Brewing Co. Eugene, OR – Citra (Single Hop Series) – Hermitage Brewing Co. San Jose, CA – Proving Ground IPA – Magnolia Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA – Baby Daddy IPA – Speakeasy Brewing Co. San Francisco, CA – Daytime IPA – Lagunitas Brewing Co. Petaluma, CA – Pinedrops IPA – Deschutes Brewing Co. Bend, OR – Easy Jack Session IPA – Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Paso Robles, CA – 90 Minute IPA – Dogfish Head Brewing Co. Milton, DE – Evil Cousin Double IPA – Heretic Brewing Co. Fairfield, CA – Heavy Lifting IPA – Boulevard Brewing Co. Kansas City, MO – The City – Calicraft Brewing Co. Walnut Creek, CA

SPICY FOOD TRUCK LINEUPBoneyard BBQ: Backyard-inspired smoked meats all served with Boneyard blazing hot barbecue sauce – Sabor de San Miguel: Guatemalan Habanero Longaniza Plate – Homemade pork sausage with fresh habaneros, mint, bell peppers, and spices, griddled to order and served with seasoned rice, Guatemalan black beans, and freshly made tortillas – Tacos El Tuca: Tilapia a la Diabla – Grilled Tilapia with fire-roasted tomatillo and chile japonés salsa – Steamin’ Burger: The Steamin’ “So Hot You’re Gonna Wanna Cry” habanero burger – Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese sunbathing prawns and corn on the cob with spicy garlic sauce – Kokio Republic: Hot & Sweet Kokio Fried Chicken – Gochujang-based spicy KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) and deep fried kimchi rice balls with homemade kimchi, bacon, and parmesan cheese. Both available with CY Kick Chung Yang red pepper hot sauce! – Nombe SF: Nombe wings, spicy avocado fries and pork & kimchi fried rice – Seoul of Taipei: Chicken Inferno Bowl – Chicken in spicy gravy over rice with a mixed green salad with a chili oil fried egg on top – Bacon Bacon: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with cayenne bacon – Firetrail Pizza: Spicy Mexican pizza with sausage, jalapeños, red onion, and cilantro – Lil’ Burma: Spicy Burmese curried chicken wings – Odang Udon: Homemade garlic noodles with habanero Baja sauce – Frozen Kuhsterd: Spicy Mexican chocolate frozen custard, Sriracha burnt caramel sauce, and…HELLA SPICY Sundae – choice of scoop, topped with Sriracha burnt caramel, crushed peanuts, Sriracha popcorn, and Blaire’s 3am Reserve Hot Sauce – Papi Chulo Salsa: Gourmet small batch salsa made in SF – Serving the ultimate handmade tacos with flour tortillas made on a placa, quick-fried, then stuffed with ground carne asada, onions, garlic, chiles, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, 5 cheeses. 1/2 pound of taco and all made from scratch!



wine

Old Faithful Geyser of California, Calistoga

7PM, All Ages

$14





You are invited to Old Faithful Geyser of California’s Music Under the Stars Series! Grab your friends and family for an evening out at Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga.

Pack a picnic dinner, your favorite bottle of wine, enjoy an evening of relaxation and join us for Live Music, as the beatuy of the geyser erupts every 25 to 45 minutes against a gorgeous star-filled sky.

Saturdays. June  13, 20, 27 July 4, 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September 5

Time:  7-10PM – come as early as you wish to get your spot!

Place: 1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515

Cost:  $14 Adults, $8.00 for Children, $12 for Seniors (65+)

Limited Availability, book your tickets through Eventbrite. NO refunds once tickets are purchased.  Non Transferrable. Contact Organizer for any questions via email:  oldfaithfulgeyser@gmail.com

Please print your tickets and present at the door!

www.Oldfaithfulgeyser.com





feels

American Steel Studios, Oakland

6PM, 21+

$20



FEELS 3 is a music, art, and multimedia experience in the heart of West Oakland.

21+ ONLY – BRING ID

MUSIC:

THE INTERNET

DJ EARL & TASO (TEKLIFE)