There’s something for everyone in the park this weekend. Weather you’re a foodie, in dire need of a good laugh, a fan of jazz, or just want to enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes, the park has it all, so come on out and enjoy the sunshine.
San Francisco has always been outspoken, but comedians do it best. While using their wit to get a message across, we confront the uncomfortable and force ourselves not to take life so seriously. Join comedians Will Durst, Will Franken, Greg Proops, Mark Pitta, Doug Ferrari,Brian Copeland, and many many more as San Francisco celebrates the absurd.
If you are what you eat, ideally we would all want to be vegetarians. And if you are not one already, this weekend presents a great introduction to the vegetarian lifestyle. Come out to the County Fair Building and sample some delicious vegetarian cuisine, watch some demos, and learn more about how this lifestyle promotes nutritional, ethical and environmental benefits. There will also be several guest speakers, an eco fashion show, kids corner, and music to enjoy.
Max Roach, the founder of modern jazz, may have died last month, but lucky for us, people like Erik Jekabson are keeping his music alive through his West Coast Quartet & Strings. You can see his technically demanding performance free at the De young this Sunday.
Aghhh…America’s favorite pastime can now be enjoyed by gays and straights alike in a dance performance with all the bases loaded. Pastime (a dance about baseball) features nine dancers and is broken up into nine innings that represent different aspects of the game. Baseball has never been so graceful, so come on out with your hot dogs and jerseys and play ball!