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How to be a podcaster Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California, SF; www.howtonight.com , www.sparkminute.com . 7pm, free with food or drink purchase. Have something to say, but don't have the resources to buy a radio transmitter à la Christian Slater in Pump up the Volume? Luckily for you it's the 21st century, and you can record digital files and distribute them via the Internet as podcasts. Davis Spark – journalist, producer, and founder of Spark Media Solutions – will show you the ropes of creating your own unique podcast series, and even making a buck or two in the process.
Not your average poetry reading Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission, SF; (415) CAR-TOON, www.cartoonart.org . 7-10pm, $5-10. Part of the Cartoon Art Museum's "Art of Howl" exhibition, local celebrities – including Dean Disaster, Dam Dyke, Supervisor Eric Mar, and Sunny Angulo – read selections from Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking poem Howl. Local artists Justin Hall and Jon Macy also appear, and the evening is hosted by the always fabulous Anna Conda.
Roller disco party Cellspace, 2050 Bryant, SF; www.cellspace.org . 9pm-2am, $5-$10. Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Golden Gate Park Skate Patrol, which grew out of the explosive popularity of outdoor roller skating in Golden Gate Park in 1979 when 20,000 plus funky roller disco enthusiasts started skating through the park every Sunday. Hardcore roller disco junkies can check out either the 7pm or 9pm viewing of Skate Town USA at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St., SF.) – bring your ticket stub for discounted admission to the roller disco party – and then boogie-oogie to the funkiest jams and relive the good 'ol days of roller disco.
"When We Were Kids" opening reception 1:AM Gallery, 1000 Howard, SF; (415) 861-5089, www.1amsf.com . 6:30-9:30pm, free. View the art work of Minette Mangahas, Christopher deLeon, and James Garcia at this 21 plus-only art exhibition inspired by the summertime nostalgia of being a kid – whether it be backyard BBQs or learning the hardships of life and struggle. View the primary-colored drama while sipping free-flowing wine and PBR to the beats of DJ Don Kainoa on the wheels of steel.
Daytime Realness El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF; Facebook: Daytime Realness. 3-8pm, $8. Drag has officially stepped into the light – the daylight that is. This 1970s-themed daytime drag party – think summertime BBQ at a cross-dressing trailer park circa 1976 – debuts as part of El Rio's new Sunday schedule of patio parties. Every third Sunday from here on out, hosts Heklina (Trannyshack) and DJ Carnitas (Hard French) along with DJ Stanley Frank (Chilidog) will get you cutting the shag rug as they showcase San Francisco's finest queens. On this month's bill are performances by Gina La Divina, Ambrosia Salad, Miss Rahni, Rotisserie Ethnicity Jackson Houston Ross, and more.
Candlestick Park Antique Faire Candlestick Park, Hunter's Point Expressway at Jamestown, SF; (650) 242-1294, www.candlestickantiques.com . 6am-3pm, $5-$10. Calling all thrifters, hoarders, or just regular folks looking for cool stuff at bargain prices: soak up the summer sun with hundreds of interesting vendors and booths filled with antique and collectible treasures for sale all day long. You will find one-of-a-kind vintage clothes, jewelry, furniture, plus gourmet food trucks (no soggy hot dogs here) and free parking all day long.
AIDS Walk after-party Club Six, 60 Sixth St., SF; (650) 242-1294, www.clubsix1.com , www.brownpapertickets.com . 9pm, $5. Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised nearly $74 million for HIV research programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tonight, make musical history while serving a good cause at the 25th anniversary bash for the AIDS walk, called "Hip-Hop, Hope, and Harmony." Help raise money and awareness for next year's walk through music – this party will feature performances by BPos, Z'Amico, Simian Scribes, and many others.
Prepare for the playa Café Cocomo, 650 Indiana, SF; (650) 242-1294, www.preparefortheplaya.com . 12-7pm, free. Attend this huge street festival and stock up on everything you need for a great burn at Nevada's Black Rock Desert – tribal, furry, steampunk, and goth fashions, dust goggles and masks, funky costumes, accessories and more will be showcased to get you hyped for Burning Man. There will also be art installations aplenty, and Playa U will teach you survival tactics at various how-to clinics.