With the passing of Labor Day, we've finally moved through summer and hit fall. Now that the agony of that realization is over, we can finally look back and appreciate just how good Summer 2011 was for San Francisco nightlife, with huge bookings, rare performances, and solid parties taking center stage. If the following events are any indication, it seems as though the momentum built up over the summer is going to last us well into 2012. Don't believe me? Check below for the best picks this weekend.
Friday, September 9
Where: Public Works OddJob Loft
When: 10 p.m – 4 a.m.
Why: As if last week's party with Optimo wasn't good enough, the No Way Back crew are back again with yet another promising night. This time, they've teamed up with Honey Soundsystem to bring out something really special: a live (that's live, not DJ) set by legendary Chicago house duo Virgo Four. Once under-promoted and overlooked, the group has enjoyed a recent moment in the spotlight due to the release of an anthology box set (on Rush Hour) and a high-profile remix by Caribou. This is a rare opportunity to hear classic Chicago deep house performed live by two of its most skilled practitioners. To get an idea of the vibe, check out this podcast Virgo Four recently did for XLR8R magazine. In addition, Jason Kendig from Honey Soundsystem will be joining resident DJs Conor and Solar to round out the evening. Let me just reiterate: You don't want to miss this one.