20 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.22.24)
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20 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.22.24)


This week, find yourself a bit more cultured with arts events for every style.

Get all dressed up for an after-hours party at SFMOMA's Art Bash, discover your new favorite director at the San Francisco International Film Festival, step inside a 19th century mansion at the 45th Annual SF Decorator Showcase, ogle incredible works at the SF Art Fair, help crown the winner of Art Battle's Regional Championship, and much more.

Have a good one.

Check out Julian Lennon's photography at Saint Joseph's Art Foundation. Wake up and Dream features intimate environmental portraits and large-scale skyscapes inspired by the artist's philanthropic travels around the world through his nonprofit, The White Feather Foundation; 10am to 5pm, weekdays through June 30. // St. Joseph Arts Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa), saintjosephartsfoundation.org

Don your rosiest attire for a special Pink Full Moon hike and party on the Presidio Tunnel Tops. Tickets include a guided tour and history walk, fireside chats with park experts, a DJ-led dance party under the full moon, and access to snacks from Il Parco and drinks from Fort Point; Tuesday, 5pm to 9pm. // Presidio Tunnel Tops, 210 Lincoln Blvd. (Presidio); tickets at eventbrite.com

Dine out on Wednesday to help end HIV. During Dining out for Life, a portion of your bill will be donated to San Francisco AIDS Foundation to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV. // Find info and participating restaurants at doflsf.donordrive.com

Thank you to our partners at SF AIDS Foundation.

Be a critic for the night at Art Battle's Regional Championship, where 12 artists have 20 minutes to transform blank canvases into works of art before the winner is picked. Plus, you’ll have the chance to take the art home; Wednesday, 7pm to 11pm. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Art lovers, makers, and visionaries:Make your way to SFMOMA’s most spectacular party of the year. Art Bash will be an unforgettable night of art, music, and fashion to raise funds for the museum’s groundbreaking community engagement and education programs; Wednesday, 5pm to 1am. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); get tickets at sfmoma.org

Thank you to our partners at SFMOMA.

It’s time to ditch your Netflix queue—The 67th SF International Film Festival is back. Choose from over 50 film screenings spanning five days at venues across the Marina and Presidio. The Sundance award-winning feature, Dìdi, opens the festival on Wednesday night; Wednesday through Sunday. // Various venues around the Bay Area; tickets at sffilm.org

Blow smoke with Willie Nelson and Family, along with opener Asleep at the Wheel; Wednesday at 7:30pm. // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Catch Tony Award-winning musical, A Strange Loop, in it’s straight from Broadway debut in SF. The meta Best Musical by Michael R. Jackson explores the life of Usher, a Black, queer writer, as he writes a musical about a Black, queer writer. As Usher grapples with desire, identity, and instinct, his inner monologue is brought to life by a straight-shooting ensemble; on now through through May 12. // Toni Rembe Theater, 415 Geary St. (Union Square); tickets at act-sf.org

Spring means it's time for the San Francisco Art Fair! Formerly called the Art Market San Francisco, the new name places the city first, affirming a commitment to, and celebration of, the thriving arts ecosystem that defines the Bay Area. Experience presentations from 85 leading galleries from around the world—many new!—alongside captivating artist installations and public programming; Thursday April 25 through Sunday April 28. // Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd (Marina); tickets at sanfranciscoartfair.com

Thank you to our partners at the San Francisco Art Fair.

Swirl, sniff, and sip your way through three days of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Vineyard to Vintner. Come together with wine enthusiasts and the owners and winemakers of some of the most legendary wineries in Napa Valley for curated tastings, culinary experiences, first-tastes, in-depth seminars, and vineyard tours; Friday to Sunday. // Tickets and schedule at stagsleapdistrict.com

Don't miss the first stop on the nationwide podcast tour of Mother Daze and Broad Ideas. Hosted by Freda Salvador, the kick-off will feature a live panel discussion, meditation, and Q&A followed by wine from Sophie James, light bites from 1Hotel, and a Freda pop-up shop to view the latest collection; Friday, 11am to 2pm. // 1Hotel San Francisco, 8 Mission St. (Embarcadero); tickets at fredasalvador.com

Eat all the chocolate when artisan chocolatiers from more than 20 countries gather for the Craft Chocolate Experience. Check out unique chocolate pairings and a delicious marketplace where you can sample and shop all things chocolate; Friday to Sunday. // Get 20% off tickets when you join 7x7 Social Club; Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Marina), eventbrite.com

Twenty-eight of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape design firms have been busy remaking the rooms in this year’s 45th San Francisco Decorator Showcase, a culturally and historically significant 11,155-square-foot Dutch Colonial mansion at 2898 Broadway on "Billionaire's Row" in Pacific Heights. The Bliss Estate boasts five floors of living space with commanding views of the San Francisco Bay and beyond; Saturday April 27 through May 27. // 2898 Broadway (Pacific Heights); tickets at decoratorshowcase.org

Thank you to our partners at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios returns this weekend. Connect and buy art directly from more than 100 artists and makers at the country's largest artist community; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. // Hunters Point Shipyard, 451 Galvez Ave. (Hunters Point), shipyardartists.com

Make one person's trash your next treasure at Sausalito’s city-wide yard sale. More than 80 residents will be selling their pre-loved goods in one location for your easy shopping pleasure; Saturday, 9am to 1pm. // 610 Coloma St. (Sausalito); details at sausalito.gov

Dogpatch Spring Weekend brings plenty of reasons to visit one of SF's coolest 'hoods. All weekend long, you'll find discounts at local restaurants and free admission to a slew of art galleries and museums; Saturday and Sunday. // Details at drive.google.com

Polk Street will come alive with the sound of music this weekend for Pickin' on the Polk. The free event will feature performances from jazz and bluegrass musicians on the main stage during the day, and a DJ that takes over at night; Saturday, noon to 10pm. // Polk Street at Broadway (Nob Hill); details at pickinonthepolk.com

Explore Berkeley's Gilman District at its second annual street fair. You'll find over 100 vendors and activities highlighting the very best of this eclectic neighborhood; Sunday, 11am to 4pm. // Gilman Street and Fifth Street (Berkeley); details at gilmandistrict.org

Kick back on Mare Island for Decked Out at The Quarters, a free, all-day live music festival. You'll find 20 bands rocking, plus lawn games, local vendors slinging food and drinks, and kids activities; Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. // 1015 Walnut Ave., Mare Island (Vallejo); details at eventbrite.com

Don’t miss Notes & Words, a night of smart, satisfying entertainment featuring musical sets from Semisonic’s Grammy-winning frontman Dan Wilson, The Curtis Family C-Notes, and Oakland School for the Arts, plus readings from best-selling authors Nicholas D. Kristof and C. Pam Zhang. All proceeds directly support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals; Saturday, May 11. // Fox Theater (Oakland), notesandwords.org

Thank you to our partners at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

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