It's going to be a star-studded week as Napa Valley Valley Film Festival honors the likes of Kevin Bacon and Olivia Wilde; Gwyneth Paltrow makes appearances for the opening of Goop Lab in SF and the brand's big wellness summit; and Diane von Furstenberg hangs out at the Hivery.
Plus, get in the holiday spirit at the annual Sonoma Tree Lighting or Museum of Ice Cream's opening of Pinkmas; enjoy free admission to all national parks on Monday; and wash down the week with IPAs at Seven Stills' new 22,500-square-foot brewery and distillery. Have a good one!
Monday, November 11th
Bocuse d'Or Team USA 2021 National Selection
9am to 5pm
CIA at Copia, 500 1st St. (Napa), ciaatcopia.com
Three chef-commis duos will battle it out to become Team USA for the 2021 Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France—in case you don't know, it's a major biennial culinary competition. Watch as they cook their hearts out and get critiqued by a panel of 16 judges. // Tickets ($50-$75) are available on mentorbkb.org.
Sip on honey wine.
11am to 7pm, daily
Bee D'Vine inside the SF Ferry Building (Embarcadero), beedvine.com
Explore a new wine varietal at the newest shop in the Ferry Building, Bee D'Vine, which has a selection of honey wine made from fermented Sonoma honey and spring water. Partake in a wine flight or two at their shop and find out if this beverage is for you.
DVF in SF
11am to 5pm
The Hivery, 2 Marina Blvd, Building D, Suite 100 (Marina), thehivery.com
Stop by the Hivery's new Fort Mason coworking space for a day of discussion and shopping with designer Diane von Furtstenberg. She'll talk about the #InCharge movement, her iconic designs, and how she uses her platform to mentor, connect, and empower women. Then you'll be free to shop the latest DVF collection, get some fashion tips during a style consultation, and mingle with fellow fashionistas over coffee and light bites. // Tickets ($25 for Hivery members, $30 for non-members) can be purchased on thehivery.com.
Free National Park Day
8am to 6pm
More than 400 National Parks, nps.gov
In the mood for some unplugged outdoor fun? In honor of Veterans Day, the National Park Service is offering free entrance to more than 400 parks nationally. This of course includes our beloved Muir Woods. In case you'd like to go further afield, check out our bucket list of the most glorious national parks in the west. // Details on nps.gov.
Tuesday, November 12th
Ittoryu Gozu opens
5pm to 10pm, Tuesday through Friday; 5:30pm to 10pm Saturdays
Ittoryu Gozu, 201 Spear St. (SoMa), gozusf.com
Meat lovers, get ready to bust open your wallets for this hot new spot featuring a wagyu-centric menu and a nose-to-tail preparation method. Settle in for one of two tasting menus with eight or 15 items ($95 and $150 respectively) featuring courses of wagyu and seafood. // Grab a reservation on Tock.
GGP on Horseback
Lessons and trail rides from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday through Sundays
Bercut Equitation Field (Golden Gate Park), goldengatepark.com
For the first time in 18 years, you can explore the trails of GGP on horseback, thanks to GGP's new six-month pilot program with Chaparral Ranch. Stop by the newly populated Bercut Equitation Field and saddle up for lessons, trail rides—and even pony rides. // Book a ride or lesson ($40 and up) or pony ride ($1 per minute) via chaparralcorporation.com.
Best of Wine Country Awards 2019
6pm to 10pm
The Pearl, 601 19th St. (Dogpatch), thepearlsf.com
Mix and mingle with wine industry professionals and aficionados, enjoy tasty bites from Estate Events by Meadowood, and delightful cocktails at this wine awards event. Ticket sales will benefit the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to support those affected by the Kincaid Fire. // Tickets ($135 and up) are available on Eventbrite.
Free Yoga at Re:store
5pm to 7pm, class begins at 5:15pm
Re:store, 120 Maiden Lane (Union Square), visitrestore.com
Head to Re:store for some post-work relaxation and retail therapy. After a free yoga class taught by Maiden Lane Studios inside the calming, lavender-hued space, sip free Dirty Lemon elixirs and pick up fitness and wellness goods including stylish workout sets from Year of Ours and minimalist-chic water bottles from LARQ. // Register for the free event on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, November 13th
Signature Dishes Dinner
Reservations available 6pm to 11pm
Zuni Café, 1658 Market St. (Hayes Valley), zunicafe.com
Experience a special three-course dinner at iconic Zuni Café featuring some of the legendary dishes that have shaped our food culture over the past 300 years. The dishes are all part of a new book, Signature Dishes That Matter, and a four-city dinner tour to celebrate it's publication. Yes, you'll also get to take home your own copy of the book. // Tickets ($115, beverages not included) can be booked via OpenTable.
Hidden Collective Art Pop-Up
6pm to 9pm
Secret location (North Beach)
Sip curated cocktails with fellow art lovers as you check out pieces by local artists at Hidden Collective's mysterious, second-ever North Beach pop-up art show, held at a secret location. Rest assured that you'll receive location details the day before. // Tickets ($21, includes one cocktail) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Thursday, November 14th
Enjoy up to eight courses of white truffle goodness at Quince.
(Courtesy of Quince)
Daybreaker Does Nighttime
7pm to 10pm
906 World Cultural Center, 906 Broadway (North Beach), 906.world
The booze-free morning dance party is switching things up for a party at dusk. Things start off with one hour of yoga flow, followed by two hours of dancing to '70s disco hits. // Tickets ($20-$40) are available on daybreaker.com.
Glide's Annual Holiday Jam
The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill), sfmasonic.com
The most festive annual fundraiser is back with a concert by 12-time Grammy nominee Ledisi, Grammy winner Lisa Fischer, The Alphabet Rockers, the Glide Ensemble and The Change Band, and more. Bites from awesome Bay Area restaurants will also be on hand to keep you fueled and dancing. // Tickets ($50 and up) are available on glide.org.
White Truffle Dinner Series
5:30pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday
Quince, 470 Pacific Ave (Jackson Square), quincerestaurant.com
The Tusks are creating two menus (5-course and 8-course) for white truffle season, available today through November 27th. Prepare to go all out for this one. // The five course menu is $395 with $300 optional wine pairing. The eight course menu is $595 with optional $500 wine pairings. Reserve by calling 415.775.8500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Napa Valley Film Festival
Various locations, nvff.org
Spend the week watching your choice of 75 films at Wine Country's most star-studded cinematic event. Catch comedy shorts, culinary films, and documentaries, as well as cooking demos, wellness lounges, talks, parties, and a big gala. This year's celebrity honorees include Kevin Bacon, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jillian Bell. // For schedule and tickets go to napavalleyfilmfest.org.
5:30pm to 11pm
Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission St. (Mission), foreigncinema.com
Tis the season for delicious dinners. Head over to Foreign Cinema for a meal celebrating the new Southern cookbook, The Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South. Author and chef Whitney Otawaka of Greyfield Inn will be in house collaborating on dishes for the evening. Chow down on oyster and clam chowder, Caribbean-style shellfish stew, and Foreign Cinema's sesame fried chicken with The Saltwater Table's buttermilk biscuits. // Reservations available via OpenTable.
Friday, November 15th
Pizza for Lunch
11:30am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday
Square Pie Guys, 1077 Mission St. (SoMa), squarepieguys.com
If you haven't managed to get a slice or two of Detroit-style pizza from Square Pie Guys by now, you need to make moves that way, pronto. Their cheese-crusted pizzas are fluffy yet crunchy with a healthy dose of toppings—and now get their 'za for lunch. Stop in for new menu items like personal pizzas (so you don't have to share), new salads and new sandwiches like the Calabrese Hot Chicken Sandwich and the Curried Kabocha Squash. Can't escape your desk? They also are on Caviar.
Goop opens in SF
11am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday
Goop Lab Fillmore, 2121 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), goop.com
Goop-fans, get yourself over to Fillmore Street to visit the first permanent Goop shop in San Francisco. Browse the best Goop products in this brick-and-mortar and try not to break the bank too hard.
A Night in the Tropics
6:30pm to 11pm
Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr. (Golden Gate Park), conservatoryofflowers.org
Botanicals and Brews—Night in the Tropics edition—provides the perfect mini departure from November's endless fall and holiday-centric festivities. Explore the Conservatory's tropical collection, get dancey to beachy beats by LoCura, sip brews from Almanac Beer Company and Original Pattern Brewing, and nosh on Curry Up Now and MOMO Noodle dishes with the illuminated Conservatory as your backdrop. // Tickets ($29 and up) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Secret comedy pop-up
Shows at 8pm and 10pm tonight and 7:30pm and 9:30pm tomorrow
Neck Of The Woods, 406 Clement St. (Inner Richmond),
Funcheap and HellaFunny transform Neck Of The Woods into a comedy club for the weekend with free mystery shows by SF's funniest. While the comedians' identities won't be revealed until arrival, past Winter Comedy Festival comedians have been featured on MTV, Netflix, SF Sketchfest, and Clusterfest, so be prepared to laugh a lot. // Register on Eventbrite for free admission or pay $10 at the door.
Saturday, November 16th
A quarter-million lights illuminate Sonoma Plaza at the annual tree lighting. (Courtesy of sonomacounty.com)
In Goop Health Wellness Summit
11am to 6pm, doors at 8am
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South (Richmond), craneway.com
We clearly can't get enough Goop this week. Join Gwyneth herself alongside her chief content officer for a day of panels and workshops focused on all things wellness. On deck are expert doctors, scientists and some big names like BJ Miller, Sophia Bush, Will Siu, Valter Longo, Rhonda V. Magee, and Tatianna Schlossberg. Explore healthy food and beverage brands, check out the wellness boutique, and browse a beauty apothecary in between your sessions on topics like distressing, intimacy, careers, and more. // Tickets ($1,000) are available on goop.com.
SFAI Concentrate: Student Art Sale
11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
SFAI, Fort Mason Campus, 2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2 (Marina), sfai.edu
Explore the SFAI graduate studios and find some one-of-a-kind art for sale by the students and teachers. Drinks, food, film screenings, and a few talks will break up the day. // Free to attend, RSVP via Eventbrite.
Sirron Norris pop-up gallery
6pm to 9pm
3135 24th St. (Mission), sirronnorris.com
Illustrator Sirron Norris (popular local muralist and cartoonist on Bob's Burgers), is opening his own studio and art gallery space to feature both his works and other works from the community. Enjoy beer from Lucky lager, Anthony's cookies, and live poetry by Tenderlovin. Can't make it tonight? The gallery will be open through the end of the year. // Free to attend, find more info on Instagram.
Sonoma Tree Lighting
Historic Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street E (Sonoma), sonomaplaza.com
A quarter million little lights will start to twinkle as Sonoma Plaza begins to glow with holiday cheer. Enjoy food trucks and live music as you cruise through this 8-acre park and take in the festivities. // Free to attend, find more information on sonomavalley.com.
Sunday, November 17th
The Occupation of Alcatraz
1pm to 12:30pm
Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave. (Presidio), presidio.gov
Did you know that Alcatraz was once occupied after it closed as an official prison? A group of American Indians lived there for 19 months in protest unfair land seizures and due returns. Spend the afternoon listening to two of the original occupiers, Eloy Martinez (Ute) and Dr. LaNada War Jack (Shoshone-Bannock), discuss Indigenous activism and this historical event. // Free to attend, registration required at presidio.gov.
9:30am to 8pm on Sundays; 12:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday, and Wednesday through Fridays; 9:30am to 8:45pm on Saturdays. Runs through January 12th.
Museum of Ice Cream, 1 Grant Ave. (Union Square), museumoficecream.com
Pink is clearly the holiday color of choice at The Museum of Ice Cream. Revisit this IG wonderland for a new set of festive displays, ornament crafting stations, tasty treats, and tree decorating. // Tickets ($38) are available at museumoficecream.com.
Seven Stills flagship
5pm to 10pm, Sunday through Wednesday; 5pm to 11pm Thursday through Saturday
The Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery, 100 Hopper St. (SoMa), sevenstillsofsf.com
Stop by Seven Stills brand new 22,500 square-foot flagship—and SF's first and only craft brewery and distillery hybrid space—for endless beer and whiskey—plus decadent eats including a burger with double-stacked patties, fried avocado tacos, and grilled tri-tip. The industrial space boasts tons of hangout spaces perfect for groups—including multiple bars, an outdoor beer garden, and second floor lounge—and with beer tanks and stills, functions as Seven Stills' main production facility.
Clay Studio Opening Party
12pm to 4pm
MMclay Production Studio & Showroom, 69 Gough St. (Hayes Valley), mmclay.com
Local pottery expert, MaryMar Keenan, has been working hard to fund and open a new clay studio space in Hayes Valley, expanding from her current local airstream retail shop. Come to her grand opening party for the new space, enjoy bites, peek at some of her current pieces, enter a raffle, and purchase some of her tableware or pottery if you so fancy. // Free to attend, RSVP via Eventbrite.