End-Of-Summer Soirees: 5 Events To Keep You Occupied!

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sift There's no denying it — "summer" (as the rest of the country knows it) is on its way out. And if you're racing to get some last-minute partying done before August wraps up, you’re in luck. S.F. is teeming with events all week and we've culled the best of the best for you. From an end-of-summer outdoor film rooftop party to a can’t-miss hip-hop music festival, peep this roundup and watch your iCal go from sad to rad!

Sift Cupcake And Dessert Bar Grand Opening
Need a Wednesday sugar fix? In celebration of its grand opening, the good people at Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar will be serving up complimentary cupcakes. Whether you’re in the mood for the classic confection or something just as sweet but a tad less sinful, you’re covered. Dishing out more than just desserts, this cupcakery will also offer nostalgic breakfast cereals and steel-cut oatmeal to morning commuters. Sweet!
When: Wednesday, August 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sift Cupcake And Dessert Bar, 2411 California Street (at Fillmore Street); 415-580-3030.

Sosh Summer Screenings At Jones
Members-only event site Sosh is hosting its final tribute to Hitchcock atop the scenic, al fresco Jones' Rooftop Bar. On the menu for Thursday night? The heart-pounding classic Vertigo (filmed and set right here in S.F.), champagne, warm cocktails, s'mores, popcorn, and blankets. All free if you get on the list here! But bundle up, folks — temps are sure to dip!
When: Thursday, August 23, 8 p.m.
Where: Jones, 620 Jones Street (at Geary Street); 415-496-6858.
Admission: Free; RSVP here

Photobooth S.F.'s One-Year Anniversary Bash
When Photobooth opened its doors to shutterbugs and lomo fiends a year ago in the Mission, we were stoked. Especially since it introduced gorgeous, old-timey tintypes. Come and wish 'em a very merry birthday this Friday over drinks, a cool crew, and other shoot-from-the-hip surprises!
When: Friday, August 24, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Photobooth S.F., 1193 Valencia Street (at 23rd Street); 415-824-1248.
Admission: Free; RSVP here.

VICE x Indio Summer Party
Put some flavor and fire into your hump-day shenanigans and hit up this fiesta — a collab between VICE and Indio Cerveza at Public Works. Dance 'til you drop with performances by the Mexican Animal Collective and discover some really ace art by Mexican graffiti geniuses. It may just be the last best dance party of the summer, so don't miss out!
When: Wednesday, August 22, 9 p.m.
Where: Public Works, 161 Erie Street (at Mission Street); 415-932-0955.
Admission: $1 suggested donation; Get tickets here.

Rock The Bells Music Festival
Can't get over just how epic Outside Lands Music Festival was? You'll want to dig real deep then into this concert made just for bonafide hip-hop lovers. With headliners like Nas, Common, Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jadakiss, Kid Cudi, and Method Man (to name a few!), hitting up this fest will up your street cred in a snap.
When: Saturday, August 25 through Sunday, August 26
Where: Shoreline Amphitheater, 1 Amphitheater Parkway (near Bill Graham Parkway), Mountain View; 650-967-3000.
Admission: $99 for two-day tickets; Buy tickets here.

Photo: Courtesy of Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar