Verduras Mole from Agave Uptown. (Courtesy of Agave Uptown)

13 Fun Things: Hella Molé, A Luxe Pop-up, Gun Control Rally + More Events This Week

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You'll also have opportunities this week to channel your inner activist, zen out with sound meditation and, of course, gorge at tasty food events.


Monday, March 19: A New Pre-Fix

When: 5:30pm to 10pm

Where: Commonwealth, 2224 Mission St. (Mission), commonwealthsf.com

Why: Chef Jason Fox is introducing a new extended tasting menu at Commonwealth, which will contain 12 courses of constantly changing chef's favorites including some extra special and rare seasonal items like shrimp mousse and sweetbreads, lamb and date butter, sea urchin, trout roe and chrysanthemum jelly, and more. Wine pairing is optional.


Monday, March 19: Take a Sound Bath

When: 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: The Midway SF, 900 Marin St. (Bayview)

Why: Start the week off with a soothing immersive listening experience. Get grounded with field recordings from multiple natural landscapes and composed chime pieces. // Tickets ($30) are available at ticketfly.com.


Tuesday, March 20th: Dine on a Farm

When: 12am

Where: Multiple locations

Why: The traveling table-to-farm event Outstanding in the Field is releasing tickets to its 2018 tour today. Join Liholiho's Ravi Kpaur at Jacobs Farm at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose; Nopalito's Chef Gonzalo Guzman at Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales; or Michelin-starred chef Val Cantu from Californios at McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma. There are 13 events in total, all guaranteed to be delicious, beautiful, and memorable. // Tickets are available at outstandinginthefield.com.


Tuesday, March 20th: Food for Good

When: 7pm to 9:30pm

Where: 919 Cortland Ave. (Bernal Heights)

Why: Enjoy a 5-course tasting menu with food from One Market, Americano, AQ/Mägo, 3rd Cousin, and Hillside Supper Club. There'll also be cocktails from Trick Dog as well as a wine pairing, and proceeds will benefit Sprouts Cooking Club community programs. // Tickets ($60-$2,000) are available at eventbrite.com.


Tuesday, March 20th: Multi-Course Chef Collab

When: Multiple times

Where: Aster, 1001 Guerrero St. (Mission), astersf.com

Why: Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins of Top Chef and the forthcoming El Jardin restaurant in San Diego will join Aster's Brett Michael Cooper for a multi-course collaboration dinner spotlighting Baja-California cuisine. Claudette's food is inspired by her upbringing in Tijuana and San Diego as well as her time spent in Guadalajara. The one-night only dinner will be a special one. // Tickets ($85) are available at exploretock.com/astersf.


Wednesday, March 21: Historic Berkeley Walking Tour App Launch Party

When: 4pm

Where: Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave. (Berkeley)

Why: Soon you'll be able to take in Berkeley as you've never known it—via compelling stories and historical facts right in the palm of your hand. The Telegraph Historical Walking Tour location-sensitive app is powered by an interactive 3D map that will guide you through 11 locations. There are also thematic tours of districts focused on architecture or the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Head to the launch party at Moe's for the debut, words from Mayor Jesse Arreguin, brief interviews with contributors to the tour, and tasty bites from local eateries.


Wednesday, March 21-23: Get Styled at a Luxe Pop-Up

When: 10am to 7pm

Where: Taj Campton Place Hotel, 40 Stockton St., Campton Room, 2nd Floor, (Tenderloin), tajcamptonplace.com

Why: Luxury rental service, Armarium is popping up at Campton Place Hotel with a slew of designer pieces. Enjoy a personal walk-through experience with co-founder Trisha Gregory and get styled with looks from Naeem Khan, Luisa Beccaria, Rochas and Vionnet. // armarium.com


Thursday, March 22: #FlowerInvasion

When: 4pm to 7pm

Where: Salvatore Ferragamo, 236 Post St. (Union Square), ferragamo.com

Why: Hang with New York event and floral designer Lewis Miller to celebrate the botanical designs of Ferragamo's spring collection—Tuscan and English flora blossom on the uppers of mules, ballerina pumps and sling backs atop the iconic flower heel. All purchases will come with a custom floral arrangement.


Thursday, March 22-April 12: The Cubano Series Is Back

When: 11:30am to 9pm Sun-Wed, 11:30am to 10pm Thurs-Sat

Where: Media Noche, 3465 19th St. (Mission), medianochesf.com

Why: The next installment of Media Noche's monthly Chef's Cubano series is here, and this one features a Cubano from Evan Rich of Rich Table and RT Rotisserie. Think: a charred broccoli and chimichurri Cubano with toasted garlic aioli, fried onions and melty swiss cheese.


Friday, March 23rd: New Chef, New Menu at Bouchon

When: 11:00am-12:00am

Where: Bouchon, 6534 Washington St. (Yountville), thomaskeller.com/bouchonyountville

Why: Bouchon has a new Chef De Cuisine, David Hodson, who is bringing in a new spring menu. There'll be an asparagus salad with piquillo pepper marmalade, burrata cheese, and crispy ham, a roasted leg of lamb with artichokes, as well as Bouchon Bistro staples like chicken and rainbow trout that get seasonal updates.


Saturday, March 24: March for Our Lives Rally

When: 1pm to 3pm

Where: Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister St., marchforourlives.com

Why: Take a stand for gun control and student safety with approximately 20,000 Bay Area students, elected officials and civic leaders, organizations, and other activists.


Saturday, March 24: Mole Tasting

When: 2pm to 4pm

Where: Agave Uptown, 2135 Franklin St. (Oakland), agaveuptown.com

Why: Celebrate the debut of Agave Uptown's restaurant's in-a-jar retail availability of their delectable mole sauce. There will be small bites from the current menu to showcase mole sauce that's made with over 20 ingredients from a secret family recipe. Plus, it's vegan and gluten-free. Naturally, they'll also be offering a tasting of select artisan mezcals from Oaxaca, Mexico. Be sure to stay until the end, because when 4pm rolls around, executive chef and restauranteur Octavio Diaz's mother and father will do a mole presentation; and local band Alegres Callejeros will play some live tunes. // RSVP at eventbrite.com.


Sunday, March 25: Get Sweaty

When: 11am to 1pm

Where: Hotel Zetta, 55 5th St St. (SoMa), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Why: This Sunday is the kickoff workout and chill-out event of the season for Well + Away's ongoing fitness event series with Hotel Zetta. Join Well + Away and the team at mindful bootcamp Zenfit for a 45-minute bootcamp, followed by a meditation with aromatherapy featuring Aura Cacia essential oils. Afterwards, nosh on healthy post-class treats from REBBL, Republic of Tea, Rise Bar and more. // Tickets ($27) are available at eventbrite.com.

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