It's the first week of June and summer's off to a great start.
Look out for movies at Top of the Mark, the Napa Valley RoséFest, Sunday Streets in Golden Gate Park, the Haight Street Fair, new pizza spots from Flour + Water and Gioia, and more.
Monday, June 3rd
Game night at the Game Parlour.
Courtesy of thegameparlour.com
Flour + Water Pizzeria is opens.
11am to 11pm daily
Flour + Water Pizzeria, 702 Valencia St. (Mission), flourandwaterpizzeria.com
Flour + Water's pie-devoted locale is now flinging crusts on Valencia Street. Expect there to always be five red and five white pies, as well as some veggie sides and soft-serve ice cream in classic flavors (think vanilla, chocolate, and swirl). Headed to Dolores Park? Grab the take-out only special known as The Big Slice—aka a quarter-pizza—from the takeout window.
Board Game Night
6pm to 10pm Mondays
The Game Parlour, 1342 Irving St, (Inner Sunset), thegameparlour.comIt's the first and only dedicated board game cafe in SF; now Mondays are officially game night for Urban Adventure Club members. Nosh on mochi waffles and milkshakes and do not pass Go without collecting $200. // Registration is $5 for members at urbanadventureclub.com.
Tuesday, June 4th
Quince's Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas.
Courtesy of Quince
We Are La Cocina Book Release Party
6pm to 8pm
Whole Foods Market Taproom, 399 4th St. (SoMa)
Celebrate a book that's been 14 years in the making: We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream. Authors Charles Farriér (Crumble & Whisk), Alicia Villanueva (Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas), and Guisell Osorio (Sabores del Sur) will be on hand. Come mingle and enjoy recipes from the book and drinks. // Tickets ($30-35) include a copy of the book, food and drinks, and can be found on Eventbrite.
Catch a movie at the highest bar in the city.
7:30pm, Tuesdays through August 4th
Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, One Nob Hill 19th floor (Nob Hill), topofthemark.com
When the fog rolls in, outdoor movie showings go out the window. Cut up the next best thing at Top of the Mark, where the indoor summer movie series includes screenings of Stripes (tonight)followed by Private Benjamin; Yours, Mine & Ours; and Good Morning Vietnam. // Free to attend, first come first serve seating. Check out the whole summer lineup on topofthemark.com/upcoming_events.
Quince x Willows Inn Dinner
Quince, 470 Pacific Ave (Jackson Square)
Chef Blaine Wetzel from The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Washington is popping down to Quince for a special West Coast–themed collaborative dinner with ingredients sourced from two special farms: that of the inn's Loganita Farm and Quince's own Fresh Run Farm. Talk about farm-to-table. // Tickets ($295 per person, optional wine pairing $275 per person) are available by calling 415.775.8500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 5th
Elemental by Waterlily Pond, part of this year's Bouquets de Arts.
(Erin Beach Photography courtesy of the de Young)
Drink for a good cause
6pm to 8pm
Junior, 2545 24th St. (Mission), juniorbarsf.com
Nonprofit Indego Africa is taking over the Mission bar Junior for a fundraising event with a special cocktail menu, tarot card readings, and artisanal goods such as blankets and baskets for purchase. Funds raised provide business training to female artists in Ghana and Rwanda to help them become financially independent. // Free to attend; drinks, goods, and readings available for purchase. Find more event info on Eventbrite.
Bouquets to Art
9:30am to 5:15pm, through June 9th
de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (Golden Gate Park), deyoung.famsf.org
Bouquets to Art blooms for the 35th year in a row as in this weeklong installation of artist-designed floral arrangements Inspired by artworks in the museum's collection. // Tickets ($19-$28) can be found on deyoung.famsf.org/bouquets-to-art.
Global Running Day Fun Run
6:30pm to 8pm
Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St. (Presidio), shop.sportsbasement.com
Mark Global Running Day with a four- to six-mile run through the Presidio, then grab a beer afterward. // Free to attend, registration can be done on eventbrite.com.
Thursday, June 6th
A box of chocolates from the restaurant One65.
(Courtesy of One65)
The Piece de Resistance
O' by Claude Le Tohic, ONE65, 165 O'Farrell St. (Union Square), one65sf.com
Over the last few weeks, we've been reporting on the slow rollout of One65, the six-floor mecca to French cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef Claude Le Tohic. The final piece, The O'—the fine dining restaurant on the top two floors—completes the complex, offering a menu centered around "elements of water, fire and earth."
La Cocina's F&B: Voices from the Kitchen
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (Mission), brava.org
La Cocina is doubling up on rad events this week. Today, catch one of two annual performances dedicated to food and drink themes. Tonight, stories and commentary from 10+ writers, chefs, and teachers hinge on the theme of recipes. // Tickets ($65 and up) can be found on Eventbrite.
Friday, June 7th
Three different types of Gioia pizza.
(Courtesy of gioiapizzeria.com)
Gioia Pizzeria opens in Hayes Valley.
11am to 10pm, daily
Gioia Pizzeria, 579 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley), gioiapizzeria.com
Gioia makes its return to Hayes Valley, taking over the old Two Sisters Bar & Books space. The restaurant will be much more fast casual than its original, offering whole pizzas, pizza by the slice, meatballs (hot and ready, or packaged), sandwiches, and salads for eat-in or to-go.
A New Friday Happy Hour
5pm to 7pm
Tank18, 1345 Howard St. (SoMa), tank18.com
Urban winery Tank 18 is kicking things up a notch with a new Friday happy hour. The prices are ideal—think $2 for house-brewed beer, $5 for glasses of select Tank18 label wine, $7 cocktails, and $5 bites. The space is huge, so grab a big group and hustle over.
Huichica Music Festival
2pm Friday, through 10pm Saturday
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St. (Sonoma), gunbun.com
The 300-acre vineyard hosts this two-day music festival with performances across four stages, top notch vino, food, and a chance to ride a Pinzgauer (an Austrian military vehicle) through the vineyards. // Tickets ($55 and up) are available on huichica.com.
Saturday, June 8th
Rose all day at Napa Valley's RoseFest today.
Blue Rose Music's Annual Benefit
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd. (Fillmore), thefillmore.com
Head over to The Fillmore for a concert to benefitting the Blue Rose Foundation, which awards pre-school scholarships to kids from economically disadvantaged families. Jackie Greene will host and perform alongside musicians Cris Hackons and Bailey Greene. // Tickets ($40) can be bought on livenation.com.
3rd Annual Napa Valley RoséFest
Noon to 4pm
Sterling Vineyard, 1111 W Dunaweal Ln (Calistoga), sterlingvineyards.com
Nothing says summer like rosé all day. Cruise up the Sterling Vineyards to taste some of the Valley's best pink vino along with bites from local Napa restaurants and food trucks. // Tickets ($75) can be found on sterlingvineyards.com/en-us/rosefest.
11am to 5pm
Jack London Square (Oakland), jacklondonsquare.com
Explore an open-air market with more than 50 vendors including artisan booths, kid's activities, live music, and food from Oakland culinary peeps. Make sure to check out the mobile floral truck, Esscents of Flowers, the hand-made bowtie stand known as Jazzy Bow Ties, Italian ice treats by Mustache Mike's, and dog bone maker Rover's Choice. // Free to attend, event info on Facebook.
Sunday, June 9th
Sunday Streets in Golden Gate Park.
(Young Chau, courtesy of @sundaystreets)
11am to 4pm
Great Highway through Golden Gate Park
One of the bigger of the Sunday Streets events, this one will shut down parts of Golden Gate Park for one mega, car-free play route. Biking, run, walk, stop into local businesses along the route, and hitting up the two activity hubs with vendors. Stop by Henry's House of Coffee, view the GGP's bison paddock, or check out local art at the Great Highway Galle. // Free to attend, find more event info on sundaystreetssf.com.
Outdoor dance block party
12pm to 9pm
The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission), thegreatnorthernsf.com
The summer has officially begun and it's block party season. Expect 30+ electronic, techno, and house DJs to pack the streets near The Great Northern with nonstop dancing at this all-day party. There will also be some interactive art installations, aerial acts, craft cocktails, food trucks. // Tickets ($40) available via Eventbrite.
Temescal Block Party
12pm to 6pm
Telegraph Ave, between 41st & 51st streets (Oakland)
Time for Temescal's 16th annual neighborhood celebration with loads of food from local businesses, craft beer from Temescal Brewing, salsa dancing in the streets, a circus stage, live jazz, carnival rides, DJs, and more. // Free to attend, event info on temescaldistrict.org/temescalstreetfair.
Haight Street Fair
Haight Street, between Masonic and Stanyan (Haight-Ashbury)
Wear some flowers in your hair for this weekend's annual pilgrimage to SF's OG hippie 'hood for a street fair of epic proportions. There will be two stages of music, the usual fair food, and tons of artisan vendors. Cruise the madness and pop into one of the many local businesses, restaurants or bars to support the community. // Free to attend; find event info on haightashburystreetfair.org.
CUESA Summer Bash
6pm to 9pm
San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
Kick off summer with this foodie party featuring 45 different restaurants plus 20 bars, breweries, and wineries—think A Mano, Reem's, Sorrel, Wayfare Tavern, Bon Voyage, Kantine, Fort Point Beer Company, and The Slanted Door. There will also be live music, a raffle, and silent auction to keep the party going. // Proceeds will support CUESA programs including their new Foodwise Teens job training program and Food Change project. Tickets ($140) can be bought on cuesa.org/event/2019/cuesas-summer-bash.