SFist often receives emails about events happening in the Bay Area, and though we can't write about them all, we've compiled a list of best stuff happening this weekend for you to check out.


Shark Week
Just in time for the release of Sharknado 2, Shark Week begins at the Aquarium of the Bay. Running August 1-10, you can learn more about the different habits and quirks of sharks, along with free programs that celebrate the being that is the shark. Although, it probably doesn't include dodging shark tornadoes. $5-$20.
2 Beach Street

A's Home Game
The MLB-best Oakland Athletics return home for a 10 games beginning Friday night. Catch the team in the midst of their pennant race for first and a playoff spot. $18-70.
5000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Real Estate at The Fillmore
The New Jersey indie rock band Real Estate comes to the Bay Area in support of its latest album, Atlas. With modern Wilco-ish sensibilities and an air of '70s soft rock melodies, Real Estate's sound will be one that easily fills the walls of The Fillmore. $22.50.
1805 Geary Boulevard


Clueless at Dolores Park
"As if!" Catch Clueless this Saturday at Dolores Park. Wear your 90s finest and enjoy a picnic before the movie starts at dusk. While waiting until Saturday, why not check out this Clueless quote quiz from Vulture? Free.
19th Street and Dolores Street

Conferno at Spoke Art
Bay Area artist Matt Richie's solo show, Conferno, has its opening night reception at the Spoke Art Gallery from 6-10 p.m. The exhibit features hand cut wood pieces that take a look back at the artist's 1970s childhood. Free.
816 Sutter Street

Zepparella at Slim's
Ever wondered how an all-female "Stairway to Heaven" might sound? Check out the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella, comprised completely of local lady musicians. They're playing Slim's at 8 p.m. $18.
333 11th Street

Cynic Cave Comedy
Looking for some laughs? Cynic Cave Comedy presents Him & Her with Barbara Gray and Dave Ross. The comedy duo, who have been featured on the Nerdist network and Drunk History, take the stage for two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12.
1034 Valencia Street


Andrew Bird at Stern Grove
If indie folk is your thing, check out Andrew Bird's show at Stern Grove. Bird is touring with his band, The Hands of Glory, in support of a new album that features covers of folk songs by The Handsome Family. Read SFist's in-depth interview with Bird to learn more about his new sound. Free.
19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

Massive, Messy Game of Twister
From 1-4 p.m. in Dolores Park, there will be a giant game of Twister — the plastic mat that has led to so many awkward positions/feelings — and organizers say their twist will be having "paint on each circle while people on the outside can throw water balloons and shoot squirt guns." $5 suggested donation. [Mission Mission]
19th Street and Dolores Street

Jerry Day
If you're a Deadhead or just looking to immerse yourself in more of San Francisco's rich music history, Jerry Day celebrates the guitarists' life, as well as San Francisco legacy, in his childhood neighborhood and namesake Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Free.
40 John F. Shelley Drive

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Though the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival started on July 24, you can still catch its San Francisco run with Little White Lie on Sunday night at the Castro Theatre. The festival continues in Berkeley through August 10. $25.
429 Castro Street

And, if that isn't enough, we also planned out an entire Friday itinerary for you, which includes raunchy wrestling, pizza, dive bars, karaoke, and dumplings.