Souvla is turning your childhood ice cream truck into a dreamy adult reality with the roll-out of its first Greek froyo truck.
Plus, celebrate Burning Man from afar with a yoga and dance party on Baker Beach; snag vintage goods from more than 50 vendors at the Ferry Building's new weekly Fog City Flea market; grab $5 beers and bites at Bierhaus' new happy hour; make your own acrylic earrings; drink at the Fillmore Street Wine Walk; and try your hand at pasta-making with Pineapple SF.
Have fun this week!
Monday, August 26th
Coffee to Go
7am to 11am, Monday through Friday
The Prep Station, 2400 Monarch St. (Alameda), highwirecoffee.com
Grab your coffee on the go, literally, at Highwire Coffee Roasters's newly pimped out java-mobile in Alameda. Once a San Francisco Chronicle delivery truck in the 1980s, the ride now has all the fancy coffee brewing and grinding hardware you'd expect of a modern coffee spot.
Rosé + Cheese
6pm to 8 pm
The Cheese School, 900 North Point St.(Fisherman's Wharf), thecheeseschool.com
Learn all about rosé's enchanting flavors and how to perfectly pair the pink wine with cheese in this workshop taught by wine and cheese expert Kirstin Jackson. The best part? You'll gain all this knowledge about the summery wine just in time for San Francisco's warm-ish weather! // Tickets ($75) are available at thecheeseschool.com.
Renegade Wine Dinner
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Central Kitchen, 3000 20th St. (Mission), centralkitchensf.com
Central Kitchen will host three Sonoma wineries and their makers—Pax Mahle (Pax Wines), Scott Schultz (Jolie-Laide), and Jaimee Motley (Jaimee Motley Wines)—for a five-course pairing dinner. Eats include mushroom tortellini, roast chicken with whipped potatoes, and a cheese course. // Tickets ($140) are available on Eventbrite.
Acrylic Earrings Workshop
7pm to 9pm
Gather, 421 40th St. (Oakland), gathersf.com
Impress all your friends by making some super stylish statement earrings at Gather's new Hand Cut Acrylic Earrings Workshop, taught by Woll Jewelry creator Elizabeth Woll. After two hours of sawing, drilling, and filing (and wine, beer, snacks) you'll leave with two new pairs of colorful earrings, and be ready to make your own at home. // Register ($85) on gathersf.com.
Tuesday, August 27th
New Happy Hour
3pm to 7pm, daily
Bierhaus, 360 40th Street (Oakland), bierha.us
German drinking hall Bierhaus has re-vamped their happy hour to feature a tasty menu of rotating beers and bites at $5 and less. Choose from German, Icelandic, Belgian and American beers, and pair them with doughy pretzels or potato pancakes. Bonus: They're now open seven days a week and the happy hour happens everyday. Score.
Souvla Froyo Truck
By reservation for special events, souvla.com
You may have heard that Souvla just rolled out a new Greek froyo truck—a redone 1971 Chevy P10 Step Van. Time to start planning the b-day party of your dreams: Available for private events, the sweet ride comes with the restaurant's famous soft-serve dessert and all those toppings—think sour cherry syrup, Greek olive oil & sea salt, and honey & baklava crumbles. // $1,500 for the first hour, $1,000/additional hours; follow Souvla on Instagram.
Hit up a 'booch bar
3pm to 9pm
Boochman Kombucha, 915 University Ave. (Berkeley), boochman.com
Head off any afternoon slump with a glass of fizzy kombucha at the Bay Area's first kombucha bar, Boochman Kombucha. Stop in for pours of flavors like strawberry hops, apricot, ginger and tamarind, plus snacks from their food menu.
Wednesday, August 28th
The Escape Game
One-hour reservation slots range from 7:40am to 11:40pm, depending on the day
The Escape Game, 150 Kearny St. (Downtown), theescapegame.com
Choose from one of five different adventures, each an hour long, to try and crack the clues to find your way out. Potential room themes include Special Ops, The Heist, Gold Rush Prison Break, Gold Rush, and Playground. // Tickets ($42 per person, up to 13 people) can be purchased via theescapegame.com.
Lunch at Fava
11am to 3pm
Fava, 2114 Vine St. (Berkeley), instagram.com
Get California grub with A+ ingredients cooked by a crew of Chez Panisse alums at this humble cafe. Salads, sandwiches, soup and flatbreads make up the menu, but it's all seasonal, welcoming and down-to-earth. Counter service only, so take your goodies to-go.
Lost Art Salon
5pm to 7pm
Serena & Lily SF Design Shop, 3457 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), serenaandlily.com
Peruse and shop the limited edition "California Summer" prints showcased at Serena & Lily, a Sausalito-based home goods company. Sip on champagne, have a few apps, and mingle with other guests and meet Lost Art Salon artists themselves. // Free to attend, find event info on serenaandlily.com.
Thursday, August 29th
Pineapple SF presents: Partners in Pasta
6:15pm to 8:30pm
Civic Kitchen, 2961 Mission St. (Mission), civickitchensf.comBreak out the flour and water for this hands-on pasta making class, taught by two pros who've spent time working in the James Beard House, behind the scenes of Top Chef, and even been in the Barilla U.S. World Pasta Competition. Enjoy wines by women makers and antipasti from Delfina while you craft sauces using Mutti tomatoes and integrate cheese from Miyoko's Creamery. // Tickets ($45) can be found on Eventbrite.
A new food hub in Bayview
11am to 2pm, Wednesday through Friday
Bayview Bistro, 4101 3rd St. (Bayview), bayviewbistrosf.com
A micro outdoor food pop-up space has opened in the Bayview. Expect a rotating selection of food vendors and food trucks "soul food with a Latin twist" from Soul Bowl'z, chicken and ribs by Big H BBQ, and a variety of desserts by Yes Pudding.
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. (Mission), odc.dance
Get a candid look into ODC Theater resident artist Larry Arrington's creative process at this one-night performance of her work-in-progress folk dance, No Quarter. You'll be exposed to a myriad of themes including Eurocentric cultural tenets, Astrological time, objectivity, and power. // Purchase tickets ($20) at odc.dance.
Fillmore Street Wine Walk
4pm to 8pm
1971 Fillmore St.
Start your weekend one day early with a leisurely Thursday evening stroll and plenty of pours at the Fillmore Street Wine Walk. You'll sample wines from a variety of merchants on the street with a focus on wines made across the Mediterranean, including in Italy, France, Greece, and Northern Africa. // Tickets ($25) are available on Eventbrite.
Friday, August 30th
First Annual Hiero Day Weekend
Today through Sunday
3rd and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, OaklandThis five-day celebration kicks off Friday with a silent disco; Saturday will have a picnic with live music, storytelling, a skateboarding tournament, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, food vendors, and a beer garden; Sunday brings a DJ day-party party and a comedy show. It all culminates with the main event on Monday: a huge Oakland block party with three stages featuring 30+ bands, local restaurants, craft beer, and cocktails. // Tickets (free or $30.30 and up) are available on hieroday.com.
Noon to 6pm
Sephora, 33 Powell St. (Tenderloin), sephora.com
Celebrate all things beauty and avocados at the launch of Kiehl's Since 1851 Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, at Sephora. Enjoy a Daily Harvest avocado smoothie, grab some deluxe samples, and treat yourself to a customized mask set. // RSVP on sephora.com.
Sausalito Art Festival
6pm to 9pm today, 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm Monday
Marinship Park, 2200 Marinship Way (Sausalito), sausalitoartfestival.org
Head across the Bay for a weekend full of art, music, and wine on the waterfront. The Sausalito Art Festival is three full days filled with works by more than 260 artists, three stages of music, events for kids, and art-tech hybrid exhibits and demonstrations. // Tickets ($25-$150) are available on Eventbrite.
Burning Yoga and Dance
5:30pm-8pm, yoga at 6pm
Baker Beach (Presidio), outdooryogasf.com
Sad you're not living it up at Burning Man this weekend? Cure your FOMO with a yoga and dance filled celebration with Outdoor Yoga SF at Baker Beach. Center yourself with the sounds of the ocean and DJ Maya Light during yoga class led by Kirin Power, and then stick around for music until sunset, kombucha, and food. Plus, come with an intention to burn, and a small trinket to give. // Register ($5-28) on Eventbrite.
Saturday, August 31st
Shakespeare in the Park
2pm shows today, Sunday and Monday; additional shows happening through Sept. 22
Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (Presidio), presidio.gov
Today marks the start of Shakespeare in the Park, with three weeks of musical showings of As You Like It. Grab a blanket and get ready to take in the prose. // Free to attend, event details on sfshakes.org.
Vortex Swim Expedition Finish Line Celebration
10:30am to 2pm
Little Marina Green, 3950 Scott St. (Marina), sfrecpark.org
Ben Lecomte, an ultra swimmer, is completing an epic 300 nautical mile swim through open waters all the way from Hawaii in the name of plastic pollution awareness. Gather around on the banks of the marina to welcome him and celebrate his three-month endeavor. // Free to attend, find event info on Facebook.
Summertime Shop! Bloc Party
4pm to 6pm
City Center Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd. (San Ramon), citycenterbishopranch.com
Take advantage of this special shopping spree to snag great discounts, sip on wine, snack on bites, and enjoy various activities at the best shops in San Ramon. Expect soap-making workshops at Anthropologie, a photo booth and prize wheel at Athleta, and a cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma. There will also be live music, shopping spree raffles, and watercolor crafts in the center of the complex. // Free to attend, find event info on citycenterbishopranch.com.
First seating 5:30pm to 7:30pm, second seating 8:30pm to 10pm
Picnic on Third, 493 3rd St. (SoMa), picniconthird.com
Go all in for a big communal dining feast spread across banana leaves featuring Filipino eats from Pinoy Heritage. The word "kamayan" means "hands," and this is one meal you definitely will enjoy to be eating with your hands. // Tickets ($85) can be found on chefsfeed.com.
Big Brother and The Holding Company
Public Works, 161 Erie St. (Mission), publicsf.com
Alas, Janis Joplin will not be able to make it, but you can catch her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company at this new Summer of Love music series produced by Public Works and San Francisco Great Society. Joining the iconic 60s group are the underground psych sounds of from Rose, Psychic Mind, and Bolero! // Tickets ($15 and up) are available on bigneon.com.
Sunday, September 1st
Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene
Through January 5th
SFMOMA, 151 3rd St (SoMa), sfmoma.org
Explore the photographs of archaeologist-photographer John Beasley Greene in this new exhibit, highlighting Egyptian culture, landscapes, archaeological sites and hieroglyphics taken in the 1800s. // Tickets ($25) are available on sfmoma.org.
Fog City Flea
10am to 5pm, Sundays through November 17th
Grand Hall (second floor) of the SF Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
Peruse the goods of interesting vendors and collectors from around the Bay Area at the debut of this new flea market. Browse wares like clothing, home goods, jewelry, accessories, apothecary, furniture, and vintage pieces. Brought to you by the team who puts on New York's Phoenicia Flea. // Free to attend, find event details on ferrybuildingmarketplace.com.
Third Annual Ciderfest
Noon to 3pm
CIA at Copia, 501 1st St. (Napa), ciaatcopia.com
Sip on all the cider you can handle while dancing to live music and noshing on seasonal bites. Bonus: it all goes down in Napa with that beautiful Wine Country backdrop. // Free to attend, food for purchase and tasting tickets for $3 per tasting available at the event. Pre-purchase tasting packages with food discounts online for $22 to $54 via ciaatcopia.com.
Honey Soundsystem Dance Party
9pm to 4am
Audio, 316 11th St. (SoMa), audiosf.com
In case you forgot, tomorrow is Labor Day—make the most of your Sunday Funday and hit the clubs for some DJ dance parties. Over at Audio, Honey Soundsystem will be throwing down alongside openers like Dorisburg, Alex Falk, Von Gold, and Wonja. // Tickets ($22.50) can be purchased on residentadvisor.net.