"Haight Street People: 40 Years After The "Summer Of Love'": For nearly two years, Bay Area photographer Michael Goldberg haunted Haight Street, seeking out the people who live, work or hang out there, taking casual on-the-street portraits utilizing decades-old medium format photographic equipment to create a unique series of photographs that capture the counter-culture spirt that is still alive and well on the street where Janis Joplin once lived and, more recently, Jolie Holland waitressed. July 1-Aug. 31. People's Cafe, 1419 Haight St..
Rock and Recovery: Hot Tuna performs at this celebration marking the anniversary of the Summer of Love. Jazzy funk favorites Moonalice and Cold Flavor Repair also throw down lovin' hits. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m., $100. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750, www.musichallsf.com.
The Roots of a Counter-Culture: David E. Smith (Prometa Center for Addiction & Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic), Wavy Gravy (activist, clown, ice cream flavor), Wes "Scoop" Nisker (author & radio commentator) Paul Krassner (The Realist Magazine) and Peter Finch (Co-host of the KFOG Morning Show) all discuss getting high, making love, and more during the Summer of Love. Thu., July 26, 5:30 p.m., $12-$18. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market (at Second St.), 597-6701, www.commonwealthclub.org.
San Francisco Giants Pre-Game Summer of Love Tribute: Today's pre-show entertainment is heavily drenched with the Summer of Love theme. What better way to celebrate the old and new qualities of this city than catching a Gaints game while getting groovy. The first 20,000 fans receive Summer of Love t-shirts. Oooh is right. Sat., July 14, 12:55 p.m. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third & King Sts.), 972-2000.
San Francisco's 4th of July Celebration: Watch the sky light up with color and fire sans the aid of LSD. But before dusk's fireworks show, be sure to come early to check out Double Funk Crunch, '80s cover band Tainted Love, American Idol's Latoya London at this family-friendly event right on the waterfront. Wed., July 4, 1-9:30 p.m., free. Pier 39, Beach & Embarcadero, 705-5500, www.pier39.com.
Stern Grove Park Concerts: The Idan Raichel Project and Hyam & the Fat Oakland Orchestra (6/24), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (7/1), The San Francsico Symphony (7/8), OS Mutantes and Los Amigos Invisibles (7/15), Breathing Under Water and Non-Stop Bhangra Collective (7/22), Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective and Emeline Michael (7/29), Hugh Masekela and Goapele (8/5), the San Francisco Ballet (8/12), and the San Francicso Opera (8/19) perform free concerts. Be sure toget here early to grab space as the grove fills up fast. First Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 26, free. Stern Grove, 19th Ave. & Sloat, 252-6252.
Summer of Love 40th Anniversary: Ray Manzarek (from the Doors), Country Joe McDonald (of Country Joe and the Fish), Canned Heat, Michael McClure, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Nick Gravenites, David Laflamme, Alameda All Stars (featuring Gregg Allman), Merl Saunders, Terry Haggarty (Sons of Champlin), Dan Hicks, the Charlatans, Essra Mohawk (Mothers of Invention), Barry Melton, Jim Post (Friends and Lovers, Siegel-Schwall Blues Band), Paul "Lobster" Wells , Chief Sunny Ray, Fishbone, Iroquois Tribe, Dakota Tribe, Seminole Tribe, Emit Powell and the Gospel Elites, and more perform at the day-long bash in the park where it all started. Sun., Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., www.2b1records.com. Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, 28th Ave. & JFK.
Treasure Hunt: the Summer of Love: This urban treasure hunt focuses on uncovering clues and tidbits about you guessed it! the Summer of Love and tracing the steps of the Grateful Dead. This will be the treasure hunt of the year, so don't miss it. Sun., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., www.sfcityguides.org. Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan (at Waller).
Up Your Alley Fair: This street fair is serious fucking, kids. It's gross. It's disgusting. It's divine. All kinds of shit goes down here, sometimes literally. And if you think you're daringly original with that pink feather boa, leather brazier, and tying a leash around the neck of your Marina boyfriend, you're mistaken. Take that twee shit to the Folsom Street Fair. Up Your Alley is for screwing around, getting high, and delicious abuse. Got it? Sun., July 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.folsomstreetevents.org/alley/. Dore & 10th St., (at Folsom).
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