There’s no question about this weekend’s main event: Outside Lands returns to Golden Gate Park. You can find all our coverage of the three-day music and art festival here—including tips and tricks from our resident OSL veteran, a rundown of some of the most interesting artist TikTok accounts and a list, with embedded streams, of all the local artists you can see.
But the beauty of living in a city as vibrant as San Francisco is that OSL isn’t the only thing going on. Heck, there’s even a different outdoor concert going down at Stern Grove this Sunday.
Below you’ll find a number of events you can check out in place of—or in addition to—the big party in the park with Ranger Dave.
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Thursday, Aug. 4
Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門) | Courtesy of the De Young Museum
Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門)
De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.Through Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. | Free
A few months before her sudden death in October 2021, the Oakland-based artist Hung Liu created a site-specific installation in the de Young Museum’s Wilsey Court. Golden Gate (金門) uses the subjects of archival photos to celebrate those who immigrated to California by both land and sea. Liu was trained as a Socialist Realist painter in Maoist China and she draws from her own immigrant story to shed light on many different communities who came to the Golden State. The installation is free to the public and on view until Aug. 7. (BF)
Bar Agricole Reopens
1540 Mission St. Tue-Sat, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Reservation Only
After a two-year closure, this SoMa staple reopened Wednesday in a new location. The bar’s debut weekend is your chance to try out its single-origin spirits focused menu. Sip on a range of whiskeys, gins, vermouths, agave spirits and the bar’s house line, which Agricole plans to take national later this year. The new space features a tasting room and a hand-cut ice bar, where bartenders are slinging everything from Agricole’s signature rhum punch to a “fruit cup” infused with Vigneron Armagnac with fresh ginger. An assortment of small bar bi …