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Things to see and places to be seen: June Northside Picks
By Melissa Culross


Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
photo: Steven Dewall

Saturday, June 5, Rickshaw Stop
Local music scenesters Loquat bring their San Francisco-brand melodies to one of the City’s coolest clubs. 155 Fell Street (at Van Ness), 415-861-2011,

Union Street Fair

Saturday–Sunday, June 5–6, Union Street
Take a stroll through your neighborhood with snacks, drinks, art, and entertainment all at your fingertips. Union Street between Steiner and Gough, 800-310-6563,

Shecky’s Girls Night Out
Thursday, June 10, Fort Mason Center
Grab the girls and get ready for an evening of fashion, cocktails and beauty treatments. Who needs the new Sex and the City movie when you can live that life yourself? Herbst Pavilion, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 212-242-2566,

Golden Glass of San Francisco
Saturday, June 12, Fort Mason Center
May your golden glass always be full of fine wine and your plate full of delicious snacks at this event to benefit Slow Food San Francisco’s Slow Food in Schools Program. Festival Pavilion, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-846-6396,

Rising Stars Revue Gala
Wednesday, June 16, Ghirardelli Square
Eat the food of tomorrow today, or at least food and drinks prepared by tomorrow’s best pastry chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from all over the country. 900 North Point Street (at Larkin),

The Psychedelic Furs
Tuesday, June 22, The Fillmore
Rock stars may get older, but their music doesn’t age. See the Psychedelic Furs if you need proof. 1805 Geary Boulevard (at Fillmore), 415-346-6000,

La Mission
Thursday, June 24, Fort Mason Center
A screening of local filmmaker Peter Bratt’s new film staring his actor brother, Benjamin, will benefit antiviolence and anti-alcohol abuse programs at the Marin Institute. Cowell Theatre, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-257-2449,

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Friday, June 25, The Warfield
Miss the classic soul of the 1960s? Just get it 2010 style from
the very talented Sharon Jones. 982 Market Street (at Taylor),


And to compel you to cross town:
The SEWing Show
Tuesday, June 8, Kaleidoscope Free Speech Zone
Just what is The SEWing Show? This interactive, one-woman piece
is an exploration of whatever you want it to be. 3109 24th Street
(at Folsom),

Stern Grove Festival
Sundays, beginning June 20, Sigmund Stern Grove
Stern Grove’s 2010 season includes free performances by the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and geek rockers They Might Be Giants. 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, 415-252-6252,

Melissa Culross is an anchor at KCBS as well as an occasional actor and singer. E-mail:

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