As this story's headline would suggest, you've got your eating and drinking cut out for you.
Don't miss your chance to have one last meal at Commonwealth before it closes, check out the sophomore Thai restaurant from the team behind Kin Khao, and pair your craft beer with a fried chicken sando at Seven Stills' new Mission locale. Plus, take a free power yoga class at the Ferry Building, see a new art exhibit at SFMOMA, and don't miss your chance at a Body by Simone as famed fitness guru Simone De La Rue takes over The Assembly this weekend.
Have a great week!
Monday, August 19th
Tomato Tasting Dinner
Daily through August 20th
Trestle, 531 Jackson St. (FiDi), trestlesf.com
Savor the season's last succulent tomatoes with this three-course pre-fixe menu including heirloom tomato salad, Early Girl tomato soup with whipped burrata, tomato basil ravioli, or hanger steak with marinated tomatoes and garlic tomato jam. // $39/person, reservations recommended.
New Work: Erin Shirreff
Through November 10th
SFMOMA, 151 3rd St (SoMa), sfmoma.org
Erin Shirreff's sculptures and photography play with dimension and materials, including foamboard, bronze, and photography, that distort objects' true scale and reality. // Tickets are available at sfmoma.org
Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St (Mission), drafthouse.com
Head to the Mission for this one-time screening of Blade Runner, the 1982 cult classic, now with additional scenes and better quality images and sound. // Tickets ($16) are available at drafthouse.com.
Bluegrass Open Jam
6:30 to 8:30pm
Amnesia, 853 Valencia St. (Mission), amnesiathebar.com
The Handsome Ladies are hosting a jam sesh and local musicians are invited to bring their instruments for a bit of after-work fun. // Free to attend; more information at amnesiathebar.com.
Tuesday, August 20th
Tickets on sale at 11am
Escape is the theme for Pop-up Magazine's next tour of live stories and news pieces—escape from politics; escape from the past; from hostile countries; from climate change; the internet; negativity. Sound good? Grab tickets for the Bay Area shows on September 20th and 21st. // Tickets will be on sale on popupmagazine.com.
Brett Eldridge in Concert
Wente Vineyards, 5565 Tesla Rd. (Livermore), wentevineyards.com
Wente Vineyard's is wrapping up its summer live music series: Head east to catch some country crooning from singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge. // Tickets ($155 and up) can be found on ticketmaster.com.
The New Thai in Town
5:30 to 10pm, daily
Nari, 1625 Post St. (Japantown), narisf.com
The team behind the Michelin-starred Thai restaurant Kin Khao has opened its second, Nari, inside Hotel Kabuki. Try fun dishes such as strone fruit mah hor, squid and pork jowl, spicy beef soup, and a range of curries that are beyond creative.
Wednesday, August 21st
5pm to 6pm, weekly through November
Grand Hall (second floor) of the SF Ferry Building (Embarcadero), ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
The Ferry Building is teaming up with Mindbody to offer free weekly fitness classes, starting today with power yoga. // Free to attend, event info via facebook.com.
Wine Pairing Dinner
6 to 8:30pm
Birdsong, 1085 Mission St. (SoMa), birdsongsf.com
Let Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellar choose your wines tonight at this special pairing dinner open to just 14 guests. // Reservations ($225 per person) can be made via resy.com.
Thursday, August 22nd
6 to 8:30pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, commonwealthclub.org
You've heard the murmurings about Bitcoin, Libra, and other crypto currencies—but do you truly get it? We could use a little brushing up. At this panel, three money and tech experts will answer all your burning questions. // The event is free to attend but requires a $30 deposit to hold your space (refunded after you attend; forfeited for no-shows). Save your space via eventbrite.com.
Noe Valley Wine Walk
4 to 8pm
Noe Valley Town Square, 3861 24th St (Noe Valley), noevalleytownsquare.com
The 2019 Noe Valley Wine Walk will bring together 17 local and international vintners—think Margerum, Bonny Doon, and Gruet—for ample tasting alongside bites from restaurants including Novy and Patxi's. // Tickets ($30) are available for purchase at eventbrite.com.
Last day of service is August 26
Commonwealth, 2224 Mission St. (Mission), commonwealthsf.com
In case you haven't heard, Commonwealth is closing up shop after some issues with their landlord. Crossing our fingers they find a new spot in the near future, but we'll be getting in one last visit this weekend as special guest chefs—think Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu's), Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese), and Carrie and Rupert Blease (Lord Stanley) join chef Jason Fox for special send-off supper. // Reservations are a must; opentable.com.
Friday, August 23rd
Seven Stills opens in the Mission
Seven Stills, 2704 24th St. (Mission), sevenstillsofsf.com
Local brewery and whiskey distillery Seven Stills takes over the old Almanac Taproom in the deep Mission. Stop in for beers, bar food (including fried chicken sandwiches), and weekend brunch on the back patio.
Opens 6pm; movie after sundown
Union Square, visitunionsquaresf.com
BYO blanket and picnic for an outdoor screening of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse at Union Square. // Free to attend, find event info on sfntf.squarespace.com.
Body by Simone Weekend
Various classes through Sunday, Aug. 25
The Assembly, 449 14th St. (Mission), theassembly.com
Fitness trainer extraordinaire Simone De La Rue will be teaching her signature classes at The Assembly this weekend. Sign up for a single session or purchase a bundle; the VIP experience includes a group talk with Simone, acupressure, a mini-facial, catered lunch, crafts, a swag bag, and a 10 Signature Class Pack at The Assembly. // Tickets ($10-$300) are available on eventbrite.com.
Saturday, August 24th
11am to 4pm, Sat. and Sun.
SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. (SoMa), somastreatfoodpark.com
The Instagram-friendly purple ube potato grabs the spotlight at the food truck park this weekend. Taste your way through ube cupcake flan, ice cream macarons, rice krispies, and ube-crusted pizza, all to live DJ beats. // Tickets ($5 admission) are available at eventbrite.com.
5pm to 9pm
Drake's Barrel House, 1933 Davis St #177 (San Leandro), drinkdrakes.com
The East Bay brewery is celebrating 30 years in biz with a big fair-themed bash. Enjoy a dunk tank, get a temporary tattoo, hear live music, chow down on fair food, and, of course, drink beers, including a new release and the resurrection of an older brew known as The Void. // Tickets ($30 and up) are available at drinkdrakes.com.
Oakland Chinatown Street Festival
10am to 5:30pm, Sat. and Sun.
7th to 11th (Franklin St.) and 8th & 9th Streets (Broadway to Harrison St.)
Enjoy this street festival in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown, packed with two stages of live entertainment, dancers, pop bands, food, drink, a kids zone, and endless vendors. // Free to attend, more vent info via oaklandchinatownchamber.org.
Eat Drink SF
Noon to 10:30pm
The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Dogpatch), themidwaysf.com
One of the year's biggest tasting events is here with participants including August (1) Five, China Live, Ayala, an outdoor patio activation with Gioia Pizzeria, 3D printed cocktails by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, and more! // Tickets ($129 and up) can be purchased at eventbrite.com; event details on eatdrink-sf.com.
Sunday, August 25th
Noon to 3pm
Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero), waterbarsf.com
Slurp oysters, craft beer, and wine alongside a selection of other bites at this party on Waterbar's patio. Live music, lawn games, and a silent auction will complete the festivities. // Tickets ($90) can be bought on waterbarsf.com and support the Surfrider Foundation.
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday
University Avenue between Webster & High Street (Palo Alto)
Explore the works of 300 artists, check out a chalk pastel street painting expo, live concerts, local wineries and breweries, a kid's art studio, and a feature section for high school artists. // Free to attend, find event info on facebook.com.
TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer
10am to 4pm, every last weekend of the month through November 2019
Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay Bridge
Head over to the San Francisco island right off of the Bay Bridge to enjoy all things local to the Bay Area. You can eat gourmet foods from a whole lot of vendors; shop from local makers, indie designers, antique collectors and more; drink award winning wines, beers, plus try especially made seasonal cocktails and enjoy live music and games for kids and adults. // Tickets ($5-14) are available for purchase at ticketfairy.com.
Boozy Brunch: Vegan options + bottomless mimosas
10:30am to 3:30pm
Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar, 3047 Mission St (Bernal Heights), franciscassf.com
If you want to kick off your Sunday with a bang, head over to Mission Street where free mimosas and vegan food are awaiting for you. Take your friends and family to brunch to celebrate the almost-end of summer! // For additional information go to franciscassf.com/brunch
Corte Madera Summer Concert Series
5pm to 6:30pm
Piccolo Pavilion in Menke Park, (Corte Madera)
There's nothing quite like chilling out on a lazy Sunday evening in the summer and catching a concert in the great outdoors.—specially if the shows are free. Every year, the Corte Madera Community Foundation presents the Corte Madera Summer Sunday Concert Series at Piccolo Pavilion. This year's series features a melodious mix of R&B, soul, rock, West Coast blues, funk, and Americana–run. // For the schedule and info, go to cortemaderasummerconcerts.com.
Thank you to our partners at Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau.