Los Lobos, Wu-Tang Clan, Carnaval: GreenState's picks of the weekend and beyond!
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WHAT: Los Lobos
WHERE: Yoshi’s, Oakland
WHEN: Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $59-$99
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Hall of Famers Los Lobos have been pleasing crowds with their formula of Chicano rock ‘n roll for nearly a decade now. The East Los Angeles-based legends visit Oakland with several performances scheduled.
WHAT: An Evening with Montel Williams
WHERE: Harvest Dispensary, San Francisco
WHEN: Friday, May 26, 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: free with valid CA medical marijuana recommendation
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Former television talk show host Montel Williams credits cannabis for helping him cope with multiple sclerosis for the past 17 years. Celebrate the launch of Williams’ new line of medical marijuana with a meet-and-greet held at one of San Francisco’s more discerning dispensaries, Harvest.
WHAT: Ship Show Music Festival
WHERE: USS Hornet, Alameda
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $89-$249
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Some of the world’s finest hip-hop acts will perform on a museum aircraft carrier over two days for the Ship Show Music Festival. Spend a weekend with some of your favorite rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, DMX, and Wyclef Jean.
WHAT: Dark Side of the Rainbow: a 420-friendly film screening
WHERE: Mango Dome Community Center, San Francisco
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 9 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $10
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: If you’ve ever been too stoned to properly sync the Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, you’re in luck. Sit back, enjoy your personal stash, and let someone else handle the audio and video, which many claim is an altogether different cinematic experience when put together.
WHAT: Carnaval Parade
WHERE: Mission District, San Francisco
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 9:30 a.m.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Celebrate San Francisco’s diverse Latin American and Caribbean communities with a parade traveling through the city’s Mission District. Floats will feature drummers, dancers, and even puppeteers.
WHERE: Mezzanine, San Francisco
WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 9 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $40-$319
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: The rapper who Pharrell Williams once dubbed “Jay-Z of the South” is back with an upcoming new album, The Dime Trap. T.I. brings with him supporting acts from his very own record label, Grand Hustle.
WHAT: David Lynch: The Art Life screenings
WHERE: Roxie Theater, San Francisco
WHEN: Friday, May 26, 8:45 p.m., Monday, May 29, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 8:45 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $11
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: The director of oddball delights is back with a new season of Twin Peaks after a 26-year hiatus. Look into the methodical madness of Lynch with this profile of the independent film icon.
WHAT: Freddie Gibbs
WHERE: Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco
WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 9 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $20
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Hip-hop’s most authentically gangster emcee returns after being acquitted of sexual assault charges in Europe to tell stories of surviving German prisons, as well as the streets of his native Gary, Indiana.
WHAT: The Mountain Goats
WHERE: The Fillmore, San Francisco
WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $29.50
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Songwriter John Darnielle’s blend of folk music and indie rock has been featured in popular television shows such as Weeds, Moral Orel, and The Walking Dead. Join Darnielle and his band the Mountain Goats for an evening of twee and twang.