Weekend Go-Tos for August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Even though it’s the thick of “Fogust” here in the Bay Area, this weekend is still bumping with fun things for you and friends to check out. Here are a few of our picks.

Bay Area poets, singers, & hip hop artists will perform original works inspired by Lauryn Hill this Friday night in Berkeley.

Tonight, the Bay Area-based art coalition Lyrical Opposition will host a showcase of local poets, vocalists, and hip hop artists all performing their original works inspired by singer and poet Lauryn Hill. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Faith and Justice,1305 University Avenue in Berkeley. This event is free, but RSVP is encouraged.

On Saturday, you’re invited to get to know the residents of Redwood City’s Union Cemetery. The cemetery’s historic association will host a guided tour starting at 10:00 a.m., telling lesser-known stories of notable residents who shaped San Mateo County during the Victorian Era. The tour will last approximately an hour starting at 10:00 a.m., beginning at the cemetery’s entrance on Woodside Road near El Camino Real. Further details can be found at historysmc.org.

And this Sunday, Valencia Street will be taken over by rollerskaters, bikers, cartwheelers, and really anyone who isn’t driving a car, for the latest Sunday Streets block party. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. with an opening procession beginning at 26th and Valencia. Local Brazilian percussion group Batala San Francisco will help lead the party with Bicis Del Pueblo and others. All are welcome to participate in the rolling celebration. There will even be bikes you can rent for free, and plenty of local businesses will have samples and goodies to check out. Full details are at sundaystreetssf.com, including locations to upcoming Sunday Streets parties in other parts of the city.

Is there an event happening this weekend that you'd like folks to know about? Feel free to add it below in the comments section.