Good Weekend: Aug. 20-22, 2010 



Food: Superior Cantonese cuisine is in store for diners at Superior Palace Seafoood Restaurant in the outer Richmond, where menu highlights include crab, squab, salted whole fish, Chinese chives and clay pot with tofu.


Meet Your Mixologist: Casey Lippi says all the drinks are special at the Gold Dust Lounge, the Powell Street stalwart serving a diverse mix of old-timers, local workers and adventurous tourists.

On the town

Darkish passages: “Not Necessary Noir,” a series of “noiresque” films, begins. Today’s double bill: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Creeping Unknown,” both from 1956. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]

Direct from Cuba: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ “New Frequencies” series presents “Cuba Afro-Rock Revoluxion,” a musical performance and dance party with Equis Alfonso and Osamu. [8 p.m., YBCA, 701 Mission St., S.F.]


A great outdoor show

“Posibilidad”: Celebrating its 51st anniversary, the venerable San Francisco Mime Troupe presents its summer park show, “Posibilidad.” Politics in the workplace is the topic in this satirical modern tale of two factories, telenovelas and tango. [2 p.m., Washington Square, Union and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Ferry Plaza farmers market top picks

  • Black Valentine beans
  • Bronx grapes
  • Brown rice
  • Cauliflower
  • Cilantro
  • Early Girl tomatoes
  • Flavor queen pluot
  • Hibiscus lavender lemonade
  • Horseradish leaves
  • Rosa Bianca eggplants
  • Cauliflower


Future opera stars: The Merola Opera Program hosts its “Merola Grand Finale.” Emerging opera talents appear in an evening of ensembles and arias. [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Starry night: The Lucky Stars, a western and swing combo, perform songs from their latest CD, “Stay Out Late With the Lucky Stars.” The B Stars open the evening. [8:30 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]


Choreography showcase: ODC hosts its “House Special,” a triple bill of new dance works by choreographer-activists Tania Santiago, Jesselito Bie and Pearl Ubungen. [8 p.m., ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., S.F.]

Solo theater: The Solo Performance Workshop Festival presents “Love, Humiliation, Karaoke,” a comic musical written and performed by Enzo Lombard. [8 p.m., StageWerx Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary events

Author appearance: Deborah Grabien talks about “London Calling,” the third book in her “Kinkaid Chronicles” mystery series. [2 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]


A great bike ride 

Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets,” featuring car-free space where people can have healthy fun in San Francisco, takes place on the Great Highway and in Golden Gate Park. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,]

Wine arts

Wine tasting: More than 325 wineries take part in Family Winemakers of California’s “Tasting 2010,” a large-scale chance to taste top wines and meet the people creating them. [3 to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]


Season closes: The 2010 Stern Grove Festival ends with a concert by the indie-rock band They Might Be Giants. Opening act: local favorites Rogue Wave. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Music by Debussy: Classical Revolution, with featured harpist Marina Roznitovsky, celebrates the birth of French composer Claude Debussy with a concert of his music. [Noon, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Stand-up show: Comedian Hal Sparks performs at Cobb’s. “Queer As Folk,” “Talk Soup” and “The Stephanie Miller Show” are some of his credits. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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