BEFORE SEPTEMBER ENDS: American Idiot features every song from Green Day's grammy-winning album as it follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East. Catch the launch at the Berkeley Rep before the musical heads to Broadway.
GOOD GOLLY: Flogging Molly! The Celtic punk band is playing in Channel 104.9's THE BIG SHOW this Saturday at the San Jose State Event Center Arena. As the lineup includes All American Rejects, Jack's Mannequin and The Limousines, this should be a show for the ages. Get tickets here.
NO QUIET ON THE SUSHI FRONT: Yoshi's in San Francisco presents Idle Warship: the trio made up of Talib Kweli, Philadelphia singer Res, and Canadian singer/rapper Graph Nobel. Can you think of any better way to enjoy an Unagi roll?
A TOAST!: Napa winery La Toque turns one on Sunday and everyone wants in on this celebration. Twenty local wineries come together to offer selections from their kitchens -- for $1 each. Happy birthday, indeed. [Urban Daddy]
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK: Nordstrom and M.A.C. Cosmetics are paying homage to the darkest hue this weekend with a three-day black bash. DJs and artists are gathering at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in festive reverence. Hopefully you already know what color you'll be wearing.