The Weekend Guide

public intimacy!

Taking it public.

Public Intimacy
Twenty-five South African artists offer a contemporary perspective just in time for the 20th anniversary of the country’s democratic revolution.
Why: Tomorrow’s opening-night bash has music and drinks from YBCA mixologists.
When: Thru June 29. Party, Fri., 8-10 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., at 3rd St. (415-978-2787).

Off the Grid’s Blood Drive
Forget the cookies — donate blood and Off the Grid will buy you lunch from The Chairman, KoJa Kitchen, Sam’s ChowderMobile, or another mobile restaurant.
Why: Reserve a spot with code OTG to get the deal.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Civic Center, Polk St., b/t McAllister & Grove Sts.

Eat like a Chef, Drink like a Somm
Stones Throw hosts the chef and sommelier of Spruce for a set menu of what they love to eat and drink on their nights off.
Why: It’s gluttony for a good cause; all proceeds benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.
When: Mon., 6-8:45 p.m.
Where: 1896 Hyde St., at Green St. (415-796-2901). Tickets ($105) at sosh.com.

The Best of NOLA
Groove to Big Easy sounds with musical supergroup New Orleans Suspects and funk legends Breakestra.
Why: Famed NOLA eatery Jacques-Imo’s is in the house, serving fried green tomatoes, shrimp and alligator-sausage cheesecake, and other favorites.
When: Tonight & Sat., 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., at Duboce Ave. (415-371-1631). Tickets ($17-$25) at ticketfly.com.

Photo: Zanele Muholi / Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Civic Center
Polk St
bt McAllister & Grove Sts
San Francisco, CA 94102
1896 Hyde St
@ Green St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission St
@ Duboce Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St
@ 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103