27 Fun Things: Che Fico's pie-crazy sister diner opens, Murder at the Conservatory + more events this week
Angela Pinkerton's pies for Theorita. (Courtesy of Krescent Carasso)

27 Fun Things: Che Fico's pie-crazy sister diner opens, Murder at the Conservatory + more events this week


This week has all the workshops you could want—from glass blowing to succulent gardening—plus an Etsy market, plenty of barbecue, cocktails, and more.

Have a great week!

Monday, August 27th

Blow Glass

When: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: 2527 Clement Ave. (Alameda)

Why: Learn to make a drinking glass, candle holder, or ornament in this glass-blowing class for beginners. // Tickets ($150) are available at verlocal.com.

Afro Dance

When: 6pm to 9pm

Where: The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts, 1428 Alice St. (Oakland), mccatheater.com

Why: Get moving with some of the Bay Area's hottest dance teachers—you can even get a tilapia and shrimp or curry chicken plate for $10. // Tickets ($30) are available at facebook.com.

Essential Oil Basics

When: 6pm to 8pm

Where: SF Wellness & Arts Pop-Up, 1500 Market St. (SoMa), sfwellnessarts.com

Why: DIY essential oils with Oilow, and learn how to use them to boost immunity, improve digestion, reduce pain and inflammation, support emotional health, and get better quality sleep. // Attendance is free but space is limited; register at eventbrite.com.

Eat Colombian Food

When: 4pm to late

Where: El Arepazo, 2169 Mission St. (Mission), elarepazosf.com

Why: Head to a literal hole in the wall at 18th and Mission for Colombian arepas including la santandereana (shredded beef, tomato, onion, pepper, quail egg), la vegana (beans ,avocado, tomato, onion, cherry tomato), and a special off-menu chorizo situation with avocado and quail egg.

Tuesday, August 28th

(Jared Sluyter)

Clay and Coffee

When: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: 1045 Sutter St. (TenderNob)

Why: Learn the basics of the wheel as you work at throwing a cylinder. You'll get to play with clay and have your work dried, glazed, and fired to pick up once it's all done. // Tickets ($59) are available at verlocal.com.

Kung Fu Double Feature

When: 7pm to 11pm

Where: Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond), cinemasf.com/balboa

Why: Prepare for a night of action with two of the greatest martial arts films—Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee's final film, and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, which greatly impacted the Wu Tang Clan.

Japanese Hanging Plant & Moss Ball Gardens

When: 7pm

Where: Workshop SF, 1798 McAllister St. (NoPa), workshopsf.org

Why: Learn the art of kokedama, where Japanese bonsai roots are wrapped in moss and string. You can add different houseplants into the bonsai mix like succulents, houseplants, and even herbs. // Tickets ($52) are available at etix.com.

Laughs and Drafts

When: 7:30pm to 9pm

Where: BuzzWorks, 365 11th St. (SoMa), sfbuzzworks.com

Why: LOL all night to some of the Bay Area's best comics while enjoying beers and bites. // Show is free; register at eventbrite.com.

Hawker Fare Dinner @ Tartine Manufactory

When: 5pm to 10pm

Where: Tartine Manufactory, 595 Alabama St. (Mission), tartinebakery.com

Why: Join Hawker Fare's James Syhabout for a special dinner celebrating his new book, Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots. He'll be cooking alongside Manufactory chef Christa Chase and, wait for it, his own mother to offer a unique taste of the food of his heritage. Dinner will be paired with beers from Old Kan brewery. // Tickets ($55) include dinner and a copy of the book; purchase at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, August 29th

(Courtesy of Presidio Social Club)

Bud Crawl

When: Multiple times

Where: Green Guide HQ, 301 Post St. (Union Square)

Why: Join a tour of the SF cannabis dispensaries while learning about the science, history, agriculture, and booming industry. Just book a private tour when you're looking to toke one. // Tickets ($24) are available at greenguide.tours.

Tropic Thunder

When: 7pm to 10pm

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St. (Mission), drafthouse.com

Why: Laugh your ass off at a screening of Ben Stiller's ridiculously funny 2008 release Tropic Thunder. // drafthouse.com/sf/show/tropic-thunder

BBQ Biergarten

When: 3pm to 7pm

Where: Presidio Social Club, 563 Ruger St. (Presidio), presidiosocialclub.com

Why: Catch the finale of PSC's third annual Wednesday afternoon BBQ Biergarten. Take off work early and indulge in some slow smoked meats and libations. //facebook.com

Kamayan Deluxe Dinner

When: 6pm and 8pm

Where: Francisca's, 3047 Mission St. (Mission), franciscassf.com

Why: Join chef Manny Torres Gimenez as he hosts a collaborative dinner with Monterey-based chef David Baron (Casanova, Saltwood). Gimenez will be cooking up Venezuelan cuisine while Baron will offer traditional Filipino fare. There will also be mini donuts from Hookt.

Thursday, August 30th

Theorita's burger.

(Krescent Carasso)

Drugs In the Tenderloin film screening

When: 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St. (Tenderloin), tenderloinmuseum.org

Why: Catch a rare screening of director Robert Zagone's 1966 guerilla-style documentary about how the TL became a center for queer and drug culture. Zagone himself will introduce the film and hang around for a Q&A afterwards. // Tickets ($10) are available at eventbrite.com.

Sound Bath + Reiki

When: 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Halcyon SF, 314 11th St. (SoMa), halcyon-sf.com

Why: Bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket, and get ready for an evening of zen as you zone out to the sounds of gongs and chimes, and singing bowls. There will also be aromatherapy and hands-on reiki. // Tickets ($25) are available at the door and at eventbrite.com.

Dinner at Theorita

When: 5pm to 11pm

Where: Theorita, 834 Divisadero St. (NoPa), theorita.com

Why: Early adopting foodies may have already chowed chef Angela Pinkerton's pie (ohh the pie) at Theorita, the more casual downstairs sister to Che Fico. Tonight, the elevated diner-style resto opens for dinner with a modern take on diner favorites—expect sandwiches, burgers and, yes, the pie.

Craft Beer and Comedy

When: 7:45pm to 9:30pm

Where:The Beer Basement, 222 Hyde St. (Tenderloin)

Why: Get in some giggles while sipping a tasty brew. // Tickets ($15) are available at eventbrite.com

Friday, August 31st

Screen Printing Workshop

When: 4pm to 8pm

Where: Art Attack SF, 2358 Market St. Ste #1 (Upper Market), artattacksf.com

Why: Meet screen printing artist Harumo Sato and learn about her work, then print your own fruity piece of art. Supplies and refreshments are included. // Tickets ($10) are available at eventbrite.com.

Restorative Yoga

When: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St. (Lower Haight), thecentersf.com

Why: End the week with an all levels gentle practice including hot stones and essential oils. // Tickets ($30) are available at eventbrite.com.

Murder at the Conservatory

When: 7pm to 10pm

Where: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, 100 J F Kennedy Dr. (Golden Gate Park), conservatoryofflowers.org

Why: It's the final night of the popular murder mystery series! Channel your inner detective in a Victorian greenhouse and get ready for some crime fighting. The night will include a complimentary glass of wine or beer, light bites, and a guide to track clues. // Tickets ($85-$100) are available at eventbrite.com.

Saturday, September 1st

(Jeff Wasserman via Stocksy)

Rosé Soirée

When: 11am to 4pm

Where: Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North (Mission Bay), sparksocialsf.com

Why: Rosé the day away while sampling more than 20 options, bottomless house-made rosé sangria, and tasty savory eats and sweet treats. There will also be lawn games, DJs jams, a flower-wall photo booth, and lounging mats. // Tickets ($38-$43) are available at eventbrite.com.

California Dreamin'

When: 5pm to 7:30pm

Where: Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle (Yountville),napavalleymuseum.org

Why: Head to the opening of Melissa Chandon and Matt Roger's joint exhibition embodying the idyllic California dream of the 1960s—think palm trees, lifeguard stations, and Woody-style station wagons topped with surfboards. // Tickets ($20 for non-members) are available online.

Silent Disco Beach Yoga

When: 11am to noon

Where: Baker Beach

Why: Get outside, soak up some sun and stretch and breathe. // Tickets ($5-$28) at eventbrite.com.

Prince and MJ Experience

When: 8pm to 1:45am

Where: Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St. (Fillmore), madroneartbar.com

Why: Hit the dance floor and show off your moves to Prince and Michael Jackson hits. // facebook.com

Hip-Hop Don't Stop

When: 2pm to 2am

Where: The Midway, SF 900 Marin St. (Bayview), themidwaysf.com

Why: Virgos get in free before 6pm at this day of DJs—think Tony Touch, Apollo, Pete Rock, and Talib Kweli—both inside and on the patio at The Midway. // Tickets ($15-$30) are available at facebook.com

Sunday, September 2nd

(Courtesy of Sausalito Art Festival)

Etsy Market + Block Party

When: 11am to 3pm

Where: Civic Center Commons, Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl. (Civic Center)

Why: Shop handmade art, jewelry, and skincare products, or join a DIY paper bead workshop at this block party at Fulton and Larkin streets. // facebook.com

Sausalito Art Festival

When: 10am to 5pm

Where: Marinship Park, 2200 Marinship Way (Sausalito)

Why: Explore art from over 250 creators across 14 mediums, feast on gourmet bites, sip on fine wine, champagne, and beer, and listen to live music in the perfect Labor Day weekend event. // Tickets ($3110-$150) are available at eventbrite.com.

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