A foreign exchange.
What: The German photographer’s first U.S. solo show highlights saturated architectural color photos challenging stereotypes of his native country (and particularly East Berlin).
Why: Immerse yourself in the self-taught artist’s 1980s palette influenced by Polaroids from the ’50s and ’60s.
When: Thru Sept. 13. Opening party, Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Carte Blanche, 973 Valencia St., b/t 21st & Liberty Sts. (415-821-1055).
Phono del Sol
What: Hold the phone. The second annual music fest ups the ante, with The Fresh & Onlys and Unknown Mortal Orchestra headlining.
Why: Between acts, play carnival games, nosh at seven food trucks, and check out Mission Bowling Club’s new mobile lanes.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Potrero del Sol Park, 25th St., at Utah St. Tickets ($7-$10 for general admission, $40 for VIPs) at ticketfly.com.
What: We’re giving away 100 pairs of the clothing titan’s new gStride shorts, complete with built-in underwear and moisture-repellent fabric.
Why: Consider it an added incentive to your summer workout regimen.
When: Today, 9 a.m.
Where: Follow @candysanfran on Twitter for a chance to win.
Cinecave at Lost Weekend Video
What: Thanks to Kickstarter, the beloved Mission video store recently opened a members-only, film geek-friendly theater in its basement.
Why: Midnites for Maniacs resurrects obscure ’80s flicks.
When: Fri. Rad, 7:30 p.m.; Young Warriors, 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1034 Valencia St., b/t Hill & 21st Sts. Tickets (on sale Fri. at noon) at 415-643-3373 or at the door. (Become a member first by signing up in-store.)
Tablehopper’s Late-Night Dining App
What: One of SF’s biggest headaches is finding food during the wee hours — but dining doyenne Marcia Gagliardi’s app has you covered.
Why: More than 75 restaurants open after 11 p.m., with hours, directions, and tips on the best dishes.
When: You’re three cocktails down and starving at midnight.
Where: Available at itunes.apple.com, $3.
Photo: Matthias Heiderich / Courtesy of Carte Blanche