Liams List: SMILE, First Responders, Giving Back

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DINE: AZIZA BY CHEF MOURADHead to the Richmond district in SF for a modern taste of Morocco by Chef MOURAD. I have had some of the meals of my life here over the years. Aziza is a modern take on the spicy, tasty, artful cuisine from his homeland that first put MOURAD on the map. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy weekend brunch and outdoor dining Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. #SaveOurRestaurants

MUSIC: INSIDE LANDSRocketman & my fave Sir Elton John tops the bill as San Francisco’s premiere music festival goes virtual this weekend with Inside Lands. Also on the bill: GORILLAZ, J. Cole, Cage The Elephant, D’Angelo and many more. There will be culinary capers too from the Gastro Magic stage. The archived music show is available exclusively via twitch from Friday and Saturday. 

MUSIC: KATY PERRY SAYS "SMILE"POP Princess and new Mom Katy Perry brings the feel goods but not the real poppy goods on this her fifth studio album. There are a few catchy tunes, but a few miss the mark and lack the fireworks and panache of Perry’s pop factory past. These tunes will make you "SMILE" though and we all need that right now.

EVENT: SUMMER SUNDAYS AT MONDAVIBeloved Bay Area Soul-Rocker Michael Franti brings his heart and talent to Summer Sundays in the finale show this Sunday. The artist - activist performed an exclusive performance from Bali, Indonesia where he has been sheltering in place since March with wife Sara and young son Taj. The little guy (TAJ) stars in Franti’s latest video for hit song "I Got You." Enjoy the candid conversation about music and philanthropy. Michael also has a message for firefighters and those on the front lines. Enjoy the last in this series by Robert Mondavi Winery, Sunday at 4 p.m.

DONATE: RED CROSSMake a donation and make a difference by supporting those who have lost much during these most recent NorCal fires. Donate online or by phone 1855-848-4483 (GIVE).

FOLLOW: ROCK APPRENTICE NANDI BUSHELLA 10-year-old UK music fan and musician is winning hearts and fans for her daily posts of drum solos and guitar rock riffs. Guitar god Tom Morello was so impressed with Nandi, he sent her a signature guitar. Now, Nandi is challenging Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) to a drum off.

FUND: FEED FOR FIRST RESPONDERSNorth Bay Chef Big Jim BBQ is feeding first responders and you are invited to help fund the effort. If you can, please support Jim and his team as they feed the brave men and women on the front lines. Jim will be taking 300-plus meals to firefighters in Calistoga tonight.

MARCH: NAACP ON WASHINGTONThis weekend marks the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington and MLK’s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Join the virtual experience driving the movement from protest to power. All you need to know is here.

MOVIES: MUTANTS GO DRIVE-INEnjoy another movie debut at Bay Area drive-ins this weekend. "The New Mutants" is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. Some bizarre events unfold and the mutants battle to escape. Check the air quality near your drive-in first before purchasing tickets.

WINE: VISIT WINE COUNTRYJoin one of Napa’s finest and green certified wineries, St. Supery, for in-person tastings and virtual experiences. Located along highway 29, this bucolic spot offers not only world class vino but an unrivaled setting with safe, socially distant opportunities for visitors. The wines are sublime. Check the web site too for virtual tastings and events.

Liam’s List premieres Fridays on KPIX and is also available to download in a podcast via iTunes.

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