Eat, Drink & See Films: August 7-13

MASH IT UP: The Music Video Mash Up Show


Our selection of some terrific things to do in the Bay Area this week.

mashup mixerOk, so you take a song, let’s say a pop song by Lady Gaga, then you combine it with another song, let’s say a rock song by AC/DC or some retro classic by the Bee Gees, and now you have yourself have a brand-new song. Seamlessly mixed and awesome. But wait, what if there are some amazing video mixers out there who do the same thing but with two (or more) music videos? Now that’s amazing. IndieFest has collected a whole program of such wonders. Rock, pop, hip-hop, classics. Each song a sing-a-long-worthy piece by itself, but combined now with another one to just blow your mind. This month’s Mass Karaoke experience is truly a night to remember.

Friday, August 7 at 9pm.

Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St at Valencia)

$10. Tickets and more info at here.

PISTAHANFilipino Festival and Parade

Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco.

The Parade starts at 11am on Saturday, August 8 at San Francisco’s Civic Center. Following the Parade, the Festival continues over two days—Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th—from 11am to 5pm at the Yerba Buena Gardens. It is the largest Filipino celebration in the US.


Food is a highlight, and the perfect chance to discover this distinctive cuisine.

Celebrating the many flavors of Philippine cuisine, local restaurants will feature their specialty regional cuisine. And be sure to stick around to watch cooking demonstrations on delectable dishes by renowned Filipino chefs.

The Culinary Pavilion is host to Pistahan’s renowned food contests—including the 10th Sinigang Cookoff, showcasing the sour and savory stew often associated with tamarind. There’s also the crowd-pleasing Balut-Eating Contest—Baluts are fertilized duck eggs, including the egg white, yolk, and yes, baby duckling embryo. Winners gain bragging rights for the whole year! And step right up at the Heavenly Ice Cream Tasting Bee—this is a blind tasting competition where the contestant that identifies the most ice cream flavors correctly wins. It’s just like a spelling bee, but more delicious!

Plus the Magnolia Purple Freeze Challenge—a fun and exciting speed-eating contest where the person who eats the most ube (purple yam) ice cream in three minutes is the winner. Brain-freeze at its finest.

You can still enter here.

Complete schedule here.

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POLYPOSTERAloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food

The 2015 SF Aloha Poly Fest celebrates Pacific Islander culture and entertainment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Running Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9, 2015, the SF Aloha Poly Fest welcomes the community to celebrate and learn about the rich, diverse cultures and traditions of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, Cook Islands and Guam. The two-day festival offers the best in live entertainment, crafts & souvenir booths, raffles & giveaways, and a vibrant array of traditional foods in addition to kids’ games and activities.

Enjoy island-style BBQ or tropical-flavored shaved ice while listening to Hawaiian music. Enjoy traditional dances, storytelling, a talent show, and much more. It all takes place at County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, SF.

Free admission and parking. Details and schedule here.


chardonnayWind Down with Wine and a Movie

Spectacular views of the city and the Bay from a classic lounge atmosphere have made the historic Top of the Mark at San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins Hotel a destination since 1939.

Every Tuesday this month, you can go to the Top of the Mark for wine tastings of Alexander Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon at 5:30pm and see a classic British movie at 7pm. Free admission and tasting, but do tip the servers, and even consider having something to eat.

This Tuesday, August 11 brings Sense and Sensibility. Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson stars in her own adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. The Dashwood sisters’ chances for love and marriage are bleak in the wake of their father’s death and sudden loss of fortune. But with their family’s love, friendship and loyalty, true love will win the day, and their hearts. With Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman.

For more information click here.

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