Fleet Week Blue Angels Air Show: 1pm-4pm FREE
Fleet week has been a San Francisco tradition since 1981 and the Blue Angels remain the most anticipated stars. Every year spectators from San Francisco and across the bay flock to the coast to watch the Angels strut their stuff. The Blue Angels continue to mesmerize their audiences with their high-flying antics, outlandish tricks, and disciplined formations. If you happen to be curious about all the commotion, make your way down to the main viewing area at Marina Green Park. For a more intimate show, discover for yourself the obscure vantage points located across our city, like Lone Mountain or student rooftops throughout the Richmond.
Indie-Mart: 12pm-7pm @ Thee Parkside & Wisconsin St., $2
New to the San Francisco thrift scene, Indie-Mart exhibits a pride and regard for the individuals who manage to stray from conventionality. Catering to the true underground society (or to those who seek the underground society) Indie-Mart is a celebration of all things local. DIY, handmade, vintage, art, baked and crafted goods are all up for grabs. The market also features two fully equipped stages featuring local bands jamming for your enjoyment.
Bottom of the Hill Bargain Basement Night: 9pm, 21+, FREE
Bottom of the Hill, known as a breeding ground for up and coming bands, is hosting a free Monday night concert series in consideration of the financially impaired. The local lineup has yet to be announced, but will shortly be revealed via their website. From my own experience a trip down to the Bottom of the Hill is always worth it.
Litquake: @ various venues across the city, FREE
Litquake is San Francisco’s very own literary festival, a festival with over five hundred authors, one hundred events (workshops, readings, shows) and several “lit crawls.” For many, these events around the city remain obscure; Litquake is not to be confused as a lecture series; it is rather an outlet for those who appreciate poetry, literature, and thought provoking discussions. The full schedule along with details of the events can be viewed online at www.litquake.org
Every Wednesday 4pm-6pm
Upper Haight Farmers Market (Waller St & Stanyan St) FREE
Our city has many farmers markets lurking around each and every corner, offering great local produce and tasty organic treats and each neighborhood has its very own distinctly different market, effectively unifying each community. Haight Ashbury, our closest counterpart, has a vibrant marketplace with a number of free samples that can only be rivaled by Costco. Insider tip: bring cash, as few sellers take credit cards!