KCBS reporter Liam Mayclem provides KPIX 5 users with a weekly list of weekend tips on Bay Area entertainment, music, movies and online entertainment.
EAT: SF Restaurant Week
April 1 to 10
San Francisco Restaurant Week kicks off a week from today and ends April 10. Celebrate the flavors of San Francisco’s unique and diverse cuisine with special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Head to the website for a list of participating restaurants and delicious menu details.
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MUSIC: Lights “PEP”
Alternative pop icon Lights has released her highly anticipated new album, PEP. The news is heralded by the release of the hypnotic new track “Salt and Vinegar”, which comes with an official music video streaming now on the official Lights YouTube channel. Lights will perform at the Regency Ballroom next Wednesday. The new musical offer is available for download now.
Sunday 5 p.m.
The Bay Area artist HER earned eight nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, including for album and song of the year. She also garners nominations in the R&B and Contemporary Christian categories. HER also performs May 15 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
EVENT: Grammys 2022
Sunday 5 p.m. KPIX
The 64th Grammys honor the best in music, from jazz and blues to rap, soul, pop and rock.
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GIANTS: Opening Day
Friday 1:35 p.m.
The crackle of bats, the puff of garlic fries, and the sound of Renel’s “golden pipes” filling Oracle Park — yes, it’s opening day next Friday. Your SF Giants take on the Miami Marlins. We’ll see each other there.
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RIP: Remembering Taylor Hawkins
A week ago, we lost Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, too young and too soon. Wanted to share this Bottle Rock Napa Valley video a few years ago. Williams-Sonoma had drum kits made from “spec” pots and pans for Taylor & Chad Smith. They jumped on these kits with the enthusiasm of two wide-eyed little kids. Taylor bought the kits, with the money going to No Kid Hungry. It was a magical moment with a magical guy with great talent and a million dollar smile. I will cherish the moments in his presence at Bottle Rock forever. Sleep with the Taylor Music Angels.
Video pots and pans here: https://youtu.be/9icdAZLOJis
BOOK: Conversations with People Who Hate Me
In an age of the internet characterized by comment section wars, devastating clapbacks and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuds come out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human of the other side of the screen. Join Dylan as he connects people who have clashed online – from old friends to complete strangers – to explore why we believe what we believe, how we relate to each other on the internet and what a call phone can accomplish. Don’t be fooled by the title! It’s actually a loving spectacle that fosters unlikely connections in a time of increasing digital isolation.