The reopening of Mendocino County's Camp Navarro for public stays means all the summer camp vibes can be yours this weekend. Book your stay in a tipi and chill out with lawn games, swimming, bonfires, and more.
Plus, wine lovers and movie buffs will find much to occupy them this week with multiple film festivals and winery events; yogis will enjoy classes at the new studio Haum; and Afterwork Bar is serving up a wicked weekday happy hour.
Have a good one!
Find your zen at Haum, a community-centric, LGBTQ-owned yoga studio offering classes ranging from Flow + Restore to Vinyasa inside an airy space. Die-hards will recognize instructors Janet Stone and Jeremy Falk from their pre-Covid days at Yoga Tree; classes daily. // Haum, 2973 16th St. (Mission), haumsf.com
Get inspired for Doing Big Things, a virtual music series presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Weekly live-streamed shows and episodes showcasing artists who are creating change will feature the likes of Rituals of Mine, an indie/pop/electronic/R&B duo hailing from Sacramento. While you watch, drink Sierra Nevada's Big Little Thing Imperial IPA and donate to the artists' chosen charities; through August 18th. // doingbigthings.beer
Catch one-hour intermission-free shows at the Mendocino Music Festival, kicking off Monday with Grammy-nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo and closing with vocalist Kim Nalley on Sunday. // Cotton Auditorium, 500 N. Harold St. (Fort Bragg); tickets ($15-$35) are available at mendocinomusic.org.
Imbibe at Afterwork Bar, Back of the House Restaurant Group's new Hayes Valley spot serving Super Duper burgers, The Bird fried chicken sandwiches, loaded tater tots, and salads along with cocktails and draft beers. Bonus points if you can make it to weekday happy hour (4pm to 6pm) for $1 hot wings and $6 pints; Wednesday through Sunday. // Afterwork Bar, 409 Gough St. (Hayes Valley), afterworkbarsf.com
Explore de Young's Hung Liu: Golden Gate, a site-specific installation of works by the Chinese artist who, raised under the Maoist regime and trained in the Socialist Realist style, draws from the experiences of displaced people including her own; through March 13, 2022. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park), deyoung.famsf.org
See local artists work their magic in just 20 minutes during Art Battle San Francisco. Vote for your favorite, and bid on a piece in the silent auction; Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets ($15-$20) are available on eventbrite.com.
Enjoy free live music and dance performances outdoors on SFWednesdays. Acts will include Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl and Chelle! and Friends at venues including Union Square, Embarcadero Plaza, and Mint Plaza; noon to 2pm Wednesdays through August 18th. // Find details at sfwednesdays.com.
Round up your crew for Camp Navarro's three-night Weekend in the Woods. Explore picturesque trails, an arts and crafts barn, swimming holes, and rock climbing walls. Wind down with food cooked on the grill and s'mores around the campfire. Accommodations include teepees and cabins for up to six and include access to showers, breakfast and dinner; this Thursday through Sunday as well as July 29th through August 1st, and or August 5-8. // Camp Navarro, 901 Masonite Industrial Rd. (Navarro), campnavarro.com
Hang with fellow creatives at the Blessed-of-PianoFight ReOpening Show. The beloved venue returns IRL with a variety show featuring comedy, music, and drag performances by Drunk Theater Company, Basement Party, Elsa Touche, David Gerard, and more; 7pm Fridays and Saturdays (pre-show live music at 6pm) through August 14th. // PianoFight, 144 Taylor St. (Tenderloin); tickets ($25 and up) are available on eventbrite.com.
Pair live music and wine pours at JaM Cellars. Choose from three concerts at the wine and music studio this week: vocalist/guitarist Kristen Van Dyke on Thursday (8pm to 10pm), singer/songwriter Chris Pierce on Friday (9pm to 11pm), and Mark Harold and Friends on Friday (9pm to 11pm). // JaM Cellars, 1460 1st St. (Napa); see the lineup on jamcellars.com and make reservations ($10) on exploretock.com.
Gear up for the weekend at Outta Sight's Fig and Thistle pop-up shop. Flavorful thin-crust pies like the Hypnotoad and Madonna pair perfectly with glasses of wine, Fridays and Saturdays. // Fig and Thistle, 429 Gough St. (Hayes Valley), details on Instagram
Get cozy for a movie night at Berkeley's Grove Park. This week at 8:45pm, the large outdoor screen will show the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee, which sees Keke Palmer play an 11-year-old spelling whiz from South Los Angeles; select Friday nights through September 24th. // Grove Park, 1730 Oregon St. (Berkeley), cityofberkeley.info
Earn a free drink when you share your own "What now?!" themed tale at Storyslam Oakland. Or, just kick back and hear from others during this eventful open-mic; Saturday from 7pm to 9:15pm. // Luka's Taproom & Lounge, 2221 Broadway (Oakland); details and tickets ($17 and up) are available at eventbrite.com.
Drink wine, eat tapas, and hear music at RD Winery's Summer Moon Festival. Bring your picnic blanket to enjoy bites from Sushi Monkey and Di Filippo Wood Fired Pizza, and music by Smorgy and T-Luke & the Tight Suits; Saturday from 11am to 7pm. // RD Winery, 3 Executive Way (Napa); tickets ($35/adults and $10/kids) are available on cellarpass.com.
Shop and chill at So-so Vintage Market's Bad Gal Summer. Start your day with a yoga class taught by Bad Gal Fitness, snag early bird tickets if you want to hang by the pool (and cross your fingers for a fog-free day), then meander through rooms transformed into mini-shops by sellers stocked with vintage swim and athletic wear; Sunday from 10am to 8pm. // Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); tickets ($10-$40) are available on eventbrite.com.
Celebrate National Tequila Day at the Brixton. Go for tastings of Patron, Casamigos, and Don Julio plus street tacos; Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. // The Brixton, 2140 Union St. (Cow Hollow); tickets ($30) are available on eventbrite.com.
Get tickets to the four-day SF Queer Film Festival. A lineup of 31 debut screenings includes The Spark, a documentary exploring the origins of Pride in SF, Paris, and New York on opening night; Thursday through Sunday. // The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (Mission) and Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero (SoMa); details and tickets on sfqueerfilmfest.com
Kick it at Broc Cellars' Broctacular. A ticket grants you access to family- and dog-friendly wine tastings, entertainment, and food from Hog Island Oyster Co., the A16 Pizza Truck, Yakitori, and Randy's Best Ice Cream, Sunday at noon. // Broc Cellars, 1300 Fifth St. (Berkeley); tickets ($40) are available on exploretock.com.
Attend the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. This year, choose from more than 50 films from around the globe with many virtual viewing options as well as some screenings at the Castro Theatre this Saturday and Sunday; Thursday through August 1st. // Find details on jfi.org.
Feel the SoMa love at the Moss Street Block Party. You'll learn about future art and streetscape plans while also catching a few performances and enjoying food and drink; Sunday from 11am to 4pm. // Moss St. (SoMa); register (free) on eventbrite.com.
See chef demos, drink California wines, and check out the car show at Monterey's Artichoke Festival. There will also be live music and plenty to eat; 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. // Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. (Monterey); tickets ($15 /adult GA) are available on artichokefestival.org.
Make plans to attend Sonoma International Film Festival's Summerfest Live, featuring in-theater screenings and outdoor winery events with lots of food, wine, and live bands. Passes are limited. // For more the full lineup and tickets, go to summerfest2021.eventive.org.
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