We're sorry we've neglected our weekend events duties recently, but for what it's worth, here's an eleventh hour round-up of a few things going down this weekend.
Lower Haight Art Walk: The Lower Haight merchants and neighbors are having their Summer Art Walk during the day on Saturday. Peruse art at Edo, Lower Haters, Black Pancake Records and "Love Haight Computers", along with music at Black Pancake and Groove Merchant and a dance performance at Edo. Additionally, take a gamble with a "Get What You Get" Tattoo at Idle Hand and a potluck at Peacock Lounge.
2nd Annual Noriega Street Food Fair: Local chefs, including a former Food Network star, are joining forces with local merchants and community leaders on Saturday to teach families how to use "locally-sourced, healthy ingredients to prepare wholesome and satisfying everyday meals." The festival features cooking, acupuncture, massage, and herb demos, along with live entertainment and activities for kids.
AfroSolo’s Jazz in the Gardens: The AfroSolo Arts Festival takes place at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on Sunday, featuring artists from Sudan, Ethiopia and other African countries that have been ravaged by war, incuding Jerome Clay and the Jerome Clay Ensemble with special guest, vocalist Gaylyn Arnold, and Bay Area musical prodigy Ranzel Merritt Jr. leading The Ranzel Merritt Quartet with piano accompaniment by Omree Gal-Oz.
SF Mime Troupe's The Musical: If you haven't caught SF Mime Troupe's latest production, The Musical, they'll be performing in Golden Gate Park on Saturday and in Glen Park on Sunday. (We have to admit we're still Mime Troupe virgins.)
Aaron Neville at Stern Grove: R&B great Aaron Neville headlines Sunday's Stern Grove Festival, along with special guests local bluesman Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue.