What are you up to this week? Heading to see a giant printing press roll around Potrero Hill, or going to the top of Mount Tamalpais to see Wilco play a show? This weird stuff and more is happening over the course of the next several days, so start scheming with your friends and check out these events.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
PUB QUIZ KICKOFF: BuzzWorks, a sister spot to nearby Butter, finally opened this summer, and now they're getting into the events game with a pinball league and "Geeks Who Drink" Pub quizzes every Tuesday. This is the first one! BuzzWorks, 365 11th Street, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, free entry
PIZZA AND STANDUP: Extra Toppings, hosted by Ashton Tate (Doc's Lab) and Joey Avery (SF Sketchfest), is a comedy and pizza showcase at Pizzahacker. There, local up-and-comers and touring comedians treat diners to a casual show over pizza and drinks. PizzaHacker, 3 299 Mission Street, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., no cover but pizza ain't free
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
PIZZA AND BLOWN GLASS: Another tempting pizza party this week is at All Good Pizza in the Bayview. There, everyone's invited to to hang with Public Glass, a non-profit glass works and arts organization who will be doing demos in the big back garden. It's the fourth such installment of what All Good Pizza calls the Fire Pit Project. All Good Pizza,1605 Jerrold Avenue, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., no cover but pizza ain't free
"HOUSE PARTY" AT DIFFERENT FUR: The small but mighty Mission recording studio is throwing a house party of sorts, complete with Jameson, who are sponsors, and homemade tamales. The artists are a secret headliner, The Yellow Dress, The Total Bettys, and Valley Girls, with Jordan Blackmon DJing between sets. Hot dogs are also anticipated. Different Fur Studios, 3470 19th Street, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., no cover advertised
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
FLYING LOTUS AT THE FOX: No doubt your friends have been talking about this one, and it's a blowout with Funkadelic and George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, and The Gaslamp Killer all on the bill. Popular demand dictated the addition of a second night, so although Friday is sold out, there are Thursday tickets to be had. And in case you'd forgotten or never tried, here's SFist's handy guide to having a great night in and around the Fox Theater. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, 7 p.m., $45 GA floor, $45 GA Balcony
KITEBOARDING DOCUMENTARY: A documentary by Bob van de Gronde on the emergence of the sport called Chapter One: The Kiteboarding Legacy Begins premieres here at the Palace of Fine Art with a screening and a Q&A with the filmmakers. As SFist wrote last month, sharing the trailer for the feature-length film, the documentarians shot all over the world and even in here San Francisco Bay. Palace of Fines Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $15
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
THE SHE'S AT BRICK AND MORTAR: The She's, San Francisco's coolest all-female punk rock band started by 12 year olds (they're now 21), are putting on a show at Brick & Mortar. Other acts are Adult Books (of LA)a nd Male Gaze (who have a song called Gale Maze). Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m..
LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: For the 8th Time, San Francisco's Latino Film Festival will delight cinema fans, and it starts on Friday with a showing of ALMA, a Chilean comedy directed by Diego Rougier and starring Javiera Contador in the title role.
Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission Street, 7:30 p.m, $15
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
WILCO CONCERT ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN: Held in a 4,000-seat amphitheater atop of Mt. Tam, Sound Summit is entering its second year with performances by Matt Jaffe, The Stone Foxes, Bill Frisell, Los Lobos, and Wilco (who performed all last week at The Fillmore). It's sponsored by Roots & Branches Conservancy and is, essentially, a celebration of and benefit for the mountain itself. If all goes well, Sound Summit will continue as an annual treat. Mount Theater, Mount Tamalpais State Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $100 GA
FREE VINYL AND ELECTRONIC AT THE STUD: Gem Scouts (Zach Reisler and Duane Gammill) started merging their styles — Reisler, house, Gammill, vinyl — in a neighborhood garage, and now they're sharing their collaboration at the Stud. Prism Party is the name of the game, and Max Hoffman performs feats of live visuals throughout. The Stud Bar, 399 9th Street, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., free
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
STEAMROLLER PRINTING FEST: Want to see a seven-ton 1924 Buffalo-Springfield Coal Powered Steamroller creating massive prints all day? Unless you know something I don't, the place for that this weekend as at the Center For the Book's 13th annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. The fun lasts all day and includes vendors like printmakers, book binders, and other craftspeople. SF Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
DO-OVER BLOCK PARTY: An annual affair that's known for its mystery musical guests, this massive block party is going down outside of Mighty and promises to be a high-energy way to celebrate Sunday. The Do-Over was founded in LA to create backyard party vibes and blast hip-hop, and that's been going strong ever since 2005. 19 Utah Street, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., $20 or more depending on arrival time