(By Travis Jensen -- welcome him, won't you? Jensen will be chiming in at SFist now and then, and we're elated to have him aboard.)
Skatebook release party
Celebrate the release of the second issue of Skatebook tonight at FTC Skate Shop in Upper Haight. Skatebook is a quarterly skateboarding zine from former pro skater Salman Agah and photographer Mike Ballard. Copies of the second issue will be free to guests. The first 59 guests will also receive limited-edition 59Fifty New Era hats signed by James Kelch, a former skater for San Francisco-based Real Skateboards, who now reps Turf Skateboards. Other notable skaters are expected. 7-10 p.m. Free. FTC Skate Shop, 1632 Haight St., San Francisco. (415) 626-0663. An afterparty for the 21-and-older set follows. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 before 11 p.m. Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., San Francisco.
Skate park grand opening
The new Potrero del Sol/La Raza Skatepark in the Mission District officially opens this weekend. The park's terrain was designed with all skate genres in mind.