A Metropolis For Food and Drink
A metropolis of cuisine and beverages alike, Outside Lands is the perfect place to tantalize your taste buds, heighten your palate, and learn all about what is most mouth-watering in San Francisco. GastroMagic is the home for awe-inspiring and intriguing events framed around culinary moments.
This year’s lineup features old friends, delicious favorites and some exciting first-timers making their GastroMagic debut! Chefs Eddie Huang, Matty Matheson, Naomi Pomeroy, Hugh Acheson, and Tiffani Faison will get things cookin’ with help from special guests Bill Nye, Portugal. the Man, Monophonics, and Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race, while Paul Scheer, Doughboys, and Rhys Darby bring the laughs. You’ll be able to get something sweet from Shake Shack, travel to a kitchen in a galaxy far, far away with Galactic Empire, and still make it back in time to watch Red Room Orchestra put on a damn fine show when they perform the music of Twin Peaks with cast members James Marshall and Michael Horse. Of course, you’ll still be able to bounce for some of those sweet beignets with Katey Red and see some mind-bending dance moves when DJ QBert and Beatz n Pieces return for another Breakdown Breakdance party. And since it just wouldn’t be the same without that local flavor, we’ve got Bay Area staples like Guittard Chocolate Company, Chef Melissa Chou and Belcampo Meat Co. back in Golden Gate Park to help make the magic happen.
Like every good kitchen, GastroMagic shares its works in progress. During select programs, the first guests to arrive will indulge in the performance’s creation at GastroMagic’s Tasting Table.
See below for a taste of this year’s GastroMagic lineup!
Hosted By: Billy Harris
3:30 - 4:00pm
MAD GENIUS WITH BILL NYE & CHEF MATTY MATHESON
Culinary chemistry is sure to erupt on the Gastro stage as Bill Nye pairs with the dynamo chef Matty Matheson. One part science, one part tradition, plus these fun characters will equal the perfect recipe.
4:50 - 5:20pm
CHOCO WARS WITH GUITTARD CHOCOLATE COMPANY & GALACTIC EMPIRE
In a galaxy far, far away, metal band Galactic Empire will come face to face in a duel with San Francisco’s very own Guittard Chocolate Company. They will shred Star Wars melodies that only Darth Vader could love.
6:10 - 6:40pm
SWEET SOUTHERN DRAG WITH CHEF TIFFANI FAISON AND SHANGELA
Sweet Cheeks’s Tiffani Faison will take us through her version of fish and tea, alongside a true diva from the South and RuPaul's Drag Race - Shangela. These queens will be sure to dish out a good time.
7:30 - 8:00 pm
ME & JULIO DOWN BY THE SHAKE SHACK WITH PAUL SCHEER AND BONE DIGGERS
For the first time ever, the Bay Area will get to taste some of Shake Shack's legendary dishes from the GastroMagic stage. Paul Scheer will join the stage to help curate a very custom custard, while Bone Diggers bring the Paul Simon flavor. You won't want to miss this delicious and hilarious pairing.
Hosted By: Jon Gabrus
3:05 - 3:35 pm
Join Nick “The Burger Boy” Wiger and Mike “Mitchy Two Spoons” Mitchell as they doughbate some of San Francisco’s finest culinary delights. 5 FORKS!
4:20 - 4:45 pm
FUNKY GOOD THYME WITH HUGH ACHESON AND MONOPHONICS
Atlanta based Chef Hugh Acheson will grace the stage with bay area Monophonics... his dish will be full of Southern spirit, while the Monophonics will make sure to bring the soul.
5:45 - 6:15 pm
Kiwi Time with Anna Weinberg and Rhys Darby
SF hospitality darling Anna Weinberg and funny man Rhys Darby both hailing from New Zealand will enjoy some hometown delectables, some notable Kiwi trivia and even some sound effect training.
7:05 - 7:35 pm
EDDIE HUANG BLOWS UP THE INTERNET
The one and only Eddie Huang joins forces with Matt Martians and Patrick Paige II from THE INTERNET for an explosion of culinary and auditory delight. We're not sure what that means either, only one way to find out!
Hosted By: Pat Regan
3:10 - 3:40 pm
THE LORDS AND LADY OF PORTLAND WITH NAOMI POMEROY AND PORTUGAL. THE MAN
No doubt you will bow down to the Lady of Portland, Chef Naomi Pomeroy while Portugal. The Man, will be playing a different role on the GastroMagic stage -- that of sous chefs.
4:25 - 4:55 pm
BEIGNETS AND BOUNCE BRUNCH WITH KATEY RED AND BRENDA'S FRENCH SOUL FOOD
The bounce is back and bumping this year, bringing sissy bounce icon and Big Freedia's bestie Katey Red in from the Big Easy with her twerktastic dance team! Katey Red is pairing with Brenda's French Soul Food for the 5th annual bounce show, so dancers get ready to shake what your mama gave ya for those classic beignets.
6:45 - 6:15 pm
MUSIC OF TWIN PEAKS WITH MELISSA CHOU, RED ROOM ORCHESTRA, JAMES MARSHALL & MICHAEL HORSE
The GastroMagic stage becomes the Roadhouse, as the all-star Red Room Orchestra recreate soundtrack and score selections from David Lynch's iconic "Twin Peaks" universe. Join us for log cakes from Melissa Chou and songs from bandleader Marc Capelle with Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Tom Ayres (Persephone's Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Daniel Fabricant (Nice Guy Trio), Tom Griesser (Marcus Shelby Orchestra), Dina Maccabee (Feist), Todd Roper (Cake), Karla Milosevich, plus special appearances by cast members Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk) and James Marshall (James Hurley).
7:05 - 7:35 pm
Breakdown Breakdance w/ DJ Qbert, Belcampo Meat Company, and Beatz N Pieces
Legend DJ QBERT will return to the stage providing beats for SF breakdance dance crew, Beatz N Pieces. All while Belcampo Meat Co. will be breaking down pieces of their own.