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This Week's Hottest Events: Muir Woods BBQ, Murakami Film Screening, and More

Photo by Jason Schmidt, via Harper's Bazaar 

7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!

Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes

The first live-action film from internationally prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is finally making a stop in San Francisco. Jellyfish Eyes – set in a post-Fukushima world – tells the story of Masashi, a young boy who moves to the Japanese countryside in the wake of disaster, and the "monster" he encounters and befriends (see above). The film combines Murakami's trademark anime-style aesthetic with broader themes of social change, self-empowerment, and hope.

Thursday, June 5: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street. Free with museum admission, $5 after 5:00 p.m.  

Palm House Opening 

One of this month's most anticipated openings, Palm House is a brand new restaurant and bar from the guys behind Bergerac and Foreign Cinema. Inspired by the tranquil vibe of the Caribbean, Palm House is bringing tropical comfort food and cocktails to Cow Hollow. Plus, there's brunch! 

Opens Wednesday, May 21. Dinner Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Brunch Saturday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

MACK Pop Up Shop

MACK – a SF-based start up looking to revolutionize the way you shop for your home – will be featuring the latest and greatest in home decor, from luxurious pillows and throws to deliciously scented candles, at their first pop-up shop this week. Spruce up your home with a couple new items, or purchase an entire professionally designed living room straight from the event floor!

Wednesday, May 21: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sotheby's, 1945 Union Street. 

42nd Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen's Barbeque

What better way to spend Memorial Weekend than with delicious food, great music, and dancing under the redwoods? The Volunteer Firemen's BBQ is an annual, festive fundraiser for the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department – who will be tending the grills and serving up barbeque chicken as well as vegetarian tamale lunches all day. There will also be live music, raffle prizes, and a play zone for the kiddies. 

Sunday, May 25: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., Santos Meadows, Muir Woods. 

November Project in Alamo Square

Looking for a fun new way to get in shape for summer? Show up at Alamo Square on Wednesday and Friday mornings to run hills and staircases around the city, meet new people, and sweat your face off. Started by two college friends in Boston who were struggling to stay in shape through the New England winters, the November Project is a free workout space you really should take advantage of – no signups, no fees. 

Every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 a.m.