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Top June 2008 Northside Picks

By Melissa Culross

Cole Porter’s Out of This World
Thursdays-Sundays, June 5-29 & Wednesday, June 18, Eureka Theatre
Greek Gods and Hollywood movie types all in one show; that Cole Porter knew what he was doing, my friends. 215 Jackson St. (at Battery), 415-255-8207, www.42ndstmoon.or

1… 2… 3:45, 6-7-8!
Saturday, June 7, Union Square
OK, I admit that I have no idea what this is, but I’m intrigued. Organizers claim that we need to show up at Union Square at precisely 3:45 p.m. on the 7th for the most memorable five minutes of the year. I just hope no cults are involved. Stockton and Post Streets,

Golden Glass Wine Tasting
Sunday, June 8, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
Celebrate some of the exciting, sustainable wines from around the world by tasting them. Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan), 650-589-7569,

Diahann Carroll
Tuesday-Sunday, June 10-15, Rrazz Room
The parade of legends at the new Rrazz Room continues with Tony winner and Oscar nominee Diahann Carroll. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. (at O’Farrell), 866-468-3399,

Stern Grove Festival
Sundays beginning June 15, Sigmund Stern Grove
San Francisco’s annual free outdoor concert series. Some days the grove is cold, some days it’s warm, but it always gets crowded. So get there early with your snacks and picnic blankets and enjoy the tunes. Sloat Blvd. and 19th Ave., 415-252-6252,

Old 97’s
Tuesday, June 17, The Fillmore
One the best bands out there that isn’t a household name. Treat yourself to the goodness that is the Old 97’s. 1805 Geary Blvd. (at Fillmore), 415-346-6000,

Thursday, June 19, Red Devil Lounge
These 80s rockers will do “Anything, Anything” to get you to join them for this show. 1695 Polk St. (at Clay), 415-921-1695,

Friday, June 20, Café du Nord
Join local scenesters Loquat at one of the City’s best intimate music venues. 2170 Market St. (near Sanchez), 415-861-5016,

And to compel you to get across town:

Attack of the Killer B Movies: The Blob
Thursday-Saturday, June 5-7, Dark Room Theatre
Why just watch a movie when you can see a movie come to
life? Live actors recreate the cult classic The Blob in an intimate venue. 2263 Mission St. (at 19th), 415-401-7987,

Another Hole in the Head Festival
June 5-19, Roxie New College Film Center
An entire film festival dedicated to the horror, sci-fi, horror-comedy, and dark fantasy genres; you’d have to have a hole in the head to not attend. 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 415-820-3907,

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