Off the Grid
Bootie SF 10-year Anniversary Party
What: Celebrating one decade of the world's best mashup party.
Where: DNA Lounge
When: Saturday, August 17 at 9 p.m.
Why: Because listen to this, that's why.
Audiotech Discotech Opening Party
What: The very first party of the new nightclub Audiotech.
Where: Audiotech Discotech
When: Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m.
Why: Because this could be the start of San Francisco's 21st century version of Studio 54.
San Francisco Street Food Festival
What: An epic gathering of the most delicious food trucks the Bay Area has to offer.
Where: Folsom Street between 20th and 26th Streets
When: Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE (but not the food)
Why: Because you can take a bite of a 4505 Meats burger followed by a bite of a Kung Fu taco followed by a bite of Three Twins ice cream.
Chinatown Ping Pong Festival
What: Table tennis tournament
Where: Portsmouth Square
When: Sunday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why: Because top-tier table tennis is so much cooler than you'd realize if all you know is games in the basement rec room.
Presidio Kite Festival
What: A celebration of kites.
Where: Main post, the Presidio
When: Saturday, August 17 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why: Because the sight of a flying colors against the backdrop of the Presidio would look amazing.