22 Fun Things: Off the Grid at Embarcadero, Super Duper Day, Giants vs. Dodgers + More Bay Area Events
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22 Fun Things: Off the Grid at Embarcadero, Super Duper Day, Giants vs. Dodgers + More Bay Area Events


It's gonna be such a good week.

Get things started with free Super Duper burgers on Monday then cheer on the SF Giants as they meet the Dodgers at Oracle Park. Later, grab lunch at Off the Grid's new Embarcadero pop-up, catch avant-garde performances at Mutek, learn to grown your own food at 18 Reasons' Farm School, get books signed by Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, and scope out the home of some of the city's most prominent art collectors.

Have an exceptional week.

Monday, April 29th

Have a Super Duper Day

3pm; 5pm to 8pm

All Super Duper Burger locations

It's Super Duper Day as declared by the late Mayor Edd Lee. Be one of the first 100 guests at any location beginning at 3pm to get a free mini burger or veggie burger. Happen to be a teacher? Come by between 5pm and 8pm (with your school ID) to get your fix. // More info on superduperburgers.com.

Giants vs. Dodgers


Oracle Park, Willie Mays Plaza (SoMa)

Bring it on, L.A. Arch rivals of the orange-and-black are in town-for a three-game series. Tonight is SF State University Night. Let's go Giants! // Tickets available at mlb.com/giants.

Bini's Kitchen opens

11am to 3pm; Monday through Friday

Bini's Kitchen, 1001 Howard St. (SoMa), biniskitchen.com

Lovers of the dumplings, momo sauce, and delicious Nepalese soul food at Bini's downtown kiosk, get excited—she's got a new spot opening up. After getting her start through La Cocina and popping up at Off the Grid, her brick-and-mortar restaurant will begin with lunch only, but plans to serve breakfast and dinner in the future.

Tuesday, April 30th

Chef Gabriela Cámara's Book Launch Fiesta

6pm to 9pm

Cala, 149 Fell Street (Hayes Valley), calasf.com

Chef/restaurateur Gabriela Cámara is hosting a party to for her first cookbook, My Mexico City Kitchen, at her San Francisco restaurant. Go snack on bites inspired by recipes in the book, sip tequila cocktails, and get a signed copy of the book (included in your ticket). // Tickets ($85) can be bought on Eventbrite.

Scope out incredible private art collections.


Private homes in San Francisco

An annual fundraiser for Enterprise for Youth, Private Collections provides art lovers rare access into the homes of the city's most prominent collectors. A $150 ticket gets you a tour of one home plus entry to the afterparty. // For more tickets and info, go to sfprivatecollections.org.

Che Fico's new spot is open.

Open 5:30pm Tuesday through Saturday

Che Fico Alimentari, 834 Divisadero St. (NoPa), cheficoalimentari.com

Out with Theorita, in with Che Fico Alimentari, the new artisan Italian grocer, wine bar, and eatery—guaranteed to be popular among lovers of antipasto and handmade pastas—downstairs from the much-buzzed-about flagship restaurant from David Nayfeld, Angela Pinkerton, and Matt Brewer. The place opens today; look out for First Taste coming soon.

Wednesday, May 1st

Off the Grid rolls into the Embarcadero.

11am to 2pm; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Don Chee Way, between The Embarcadero and Steuart St. (Embarcadero)

Off The Grid is expanding with a new market near the Ferry Building and, yes, it's perfect for lunch. The pop-up will be open three days a week with mobile food vendors including Da Poke Man and Kurotaka Ramen. Find the full schedule of vendors for each day at offthegrid.com.

Support this lingerie pop-up.

10am to 2pm

UCSF Mt. Zion Hospital Lobby, 1600 Divisadero St. (NoPa)

If you have a women in your life who is going through or recovering from breast cancer, head to this Mother's Day pop-up shop from Everviolet, the Marin-based offering beautiful and thoughtfully made undergarments for every stage of the recovery process. // Free to attend; everviolet.com.

Farm School

6:30pm to 9pm; six lectures and six farming days through October

18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (Mission)

Want to truly know where your food comes from? Go all in with this six-week farm school put on by the pros at Bi-Rite and 18 Reasons. You'll learn field preparation, seed handling, pollination, planting, harvesting, and more during 12 classes spaced out over non-consecutive weeks, in San Francisco and Sonoma, through fall. // Tickets ($650) can be purchased on 18reasons.org.

Thursday, May 2nd

Taste of Potrero

7pm to 10pm

The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Dogpatch), themidwaysf.com

Get together with 60+ local restaurants including August 1 Five, The Slanted Door, The Morris, Trick Dog, and Okane for unlimited tastes of their best eats. This giant fundraiser donates all profits to the Daniel Webster Elementary School. // Tickets ($150 and up) can be found on tasteofpotrero.com.

Mutek Music Fest

Through May 5th

Venues throughout SF

Catch a show during this international electronic music festival including avant-garde and artful audiovisuals, multi-sensory shows, aerial performances, guided meditation with ambient music, and late night concerts. Everything culminates in an all-day experience at The Midway with art, music, performers, and a guest chef. // View the full lineup online to purchase tickets.

Friday, May 3rd

Go Downunder at Hotel San Francisco

Hotel San Francisco, 653 Commercial St. (FiDi), hotelsf.com

If you've been to Hotel San Francisco you know that it's (a) actually a bar and (b) it's an Instagrammer's heaven. New photo ops are now happening in the freshly christened downstairs space, Downunder. Cruise by at happy hour for bottled cocktails and bites.

The Brixton opens a new location

The Brixton, 701 2nd St. (SoMa), brixtonsf.com

Popular Marina joint The Brixton is swinging for the ballpark crowd with a second location within throwing distance of Oracle Park. Chef Banks White (Auberge du Soleil, Etoile Domaine Chandon) will be serving the likes of short rib grilled cheese, FIlipino fried ribs, and cacio e pepe; also expect a full bar with house cocktails and special game day menus.

Glamping season is in at Mendocino Grove.

Mendocino Grove, 9500, 9601 CA-1 (Mendocino), mendocinogrove.com

Commune with nature from the comfort of a real bed inside a tricked out safari tent at Mendocino Grove, now open for the summer season. Reserve a spot while you still can to enjoy new amenities including a campfire valet service and picnic baskets. Don't forget to take the dog! // Reservations can be made on online.

Permanent Collection Pop-Up

10am to 6pm, today and Saturday

March, 3075 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), marchsf.com

Fanny Singer may be Alice Waters' daughter, but she's got bona fides of her own. Swing by SF's most beloved kitchen store this weekend to peruse Permanent Collection, her line of delicious homeware and more cofounded with Mariah Nielson. Huge Alice Waters fan? Go today from 5pm to 6pm for a book signing. // Free to attend, event info on marchsf.com/events.

Saturday, May 4th

Learn "Formation" with Beyoncé's own choreographer!

2pm to 3:30pm

Boys and Girls Club, 901 Alabama St. (Mission)

Seventy bucks is a small price to pay to learn one of the most famous dance routines in history with Bey's very own choreographer. Get in formation with Chris Grant—who also choreographed "711," "Sorry," and co-choreographed the Beychella viral dance break ("Everybody Mad")—to benefit the Boys and Girls Foundation. // Tickets ($70) are available at eventbrite.com.

Super Bicycle Festival

9am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday

The New Wheel, 14 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (Larkspur), newwheel.net

it's Bike-To-Work month, and things are getting started with a two-day celebration of cycling complete with workshops, discounted demo bikes for sale, food, beer, talks on subjects like micro-mobility, and test drives for electric bikes. Larkspur a little far? There's a shuttle service option for the event, or you can take the ferry right there. // Free to attend, advance tickets recommended via superbicycle.org.

Derby Viewing Parties

Love fancy hats and mint juleps? Race out to any number of local parties to watch and fete the Kentucky Derby. From 1pm to 4pm, Comstock Saloon (155 Columbus Ave.), will have a photo booth, $5 Sazeracs, and contests for the best hat and most dapper gent; The Dorian(2001 Chestnut St.) will be serving mint juleps and live music on the patio (it's free to attend, or go VIP for $65); and from 12:30pm to 6pm, Novela (662 Mission St.) will be serving special southern-style brunch menu items, a signature Fernet Branca mint julep slushie, and showing the derby on multiple big screens (RSVP at Evenbrite for a discount on drinks).

Art Deco Preservation Ball

7pm to midnight

The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave. (Oakland)

The Art Deco Society of California is putting on the ritz with a sultry South American theme: "A Night in Buenos Aires" will include a cocktail reception to honor this year's Preservation Awards winners followed by live music, dancing, and performances. Don your most fabulous look. // Tickets (starting at $110) are available at artdecopreservationball.com.

Sunday, May 5th

Urban Air Market

11am to 6pm

Patricia's Green, Octavia St. (Hayes Valley)

More than 150 makers of everything from soaps to jewelry, sandals and art will join vendors including aestheticians and florists for this free spring market with workshops, live music, and interactive projects. // For a full list of vendors and to RSVP, go to eventbrite.com.

Tequila Train

5:15pm to 7:45pm

Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St. (Napa)

Climb aboard the second annual Tequila Train for a spirits-based ride through Wine Country in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. You'll learn about the history of tequila, enjoy Latin music, snack on Mexican food, and sample cocktail and shots. // Tickets ($199) can be purchased on winetrain.com.

How Weird Street Faire

Noon to 8pm

Howard & 2nd Streets (Downtown)

The annual wacky fest is back for another street party, this time with the 80-inspired theme, "Time Warp: A Love Story." Prepare your dance moves for nine stages of electronic music, and make sure to cruise the art for purchase and food vendors. // Tickets ($20 at the door, $15 in advance) can be bought on Eventbrite.

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