20 Fun Things to Do This Week (08.30.21)
Work your way through the bloody mary section at Chezchez. (Courtesy of @chezchezsf)

20 Fun Things to Do This Week (08.30.21)


Attention, please: The Trick Dog guys have opened a new bar, Chezchez. Its menu has a whole section of bloody marys and they also have a parklet. You know what to do.

Plus, see the "My Park Moment" photography exhibit in the Presidio, snag a table at Fiorella's new restaurant, hear the Oakland Symphony under the stars, and kick off Labor Day weekend with a caviar cruise.

Have a great week!

Order a pie at Fiorella's Sunset spot. If you miss noshing on Park Chow's rooftop deck, then you'll be more than happy to learn that Italian eats like burrata pizza and bucatini alla pomodoro plus plenty of drinks are now on offer in the space; opens Monday. // Fiorella, 1240 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset), fiorella-sf.com

Learn a thing or two about aging with Dr, Judith Campisi, professor of biogerontology at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She'll explain how aging processes like cellular senescence increase our susceptibility to diseases and the development of new drugs targeting senescent cells; Monday at 7pm. // HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way (Novato), seetickets.us

Grab drinks at Chezchez, the latest mixology hot spot from the Trick Dog team. Try to decide from a long list of bloody marys, negronis, old fashioneds, daiquiris, and martinis. Don't skip bites like baby sardines, shrimp cocktail, crispy potatoes, and a whole chilled artichoke; open Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30pm to 10pm. // Chezchez, 584 Valencia St. (Mission), chezchezinsf.com

Catch the My Park Moment photo exhibit showcasing 400 images, culled from submissions by more than 7,000 park lovers ranging from kids to pros; opening day is Wednesday from noon to 6pm. // Various locations in the Presidio, details on presidio.gov

"Meat Up" at Dirty Habit. For the next few weeks, eat your weight in international barbecue styles—from Texas and North Carolina to Korea—along with DJ tunes and whiskey flights; 5pm to 10pm Wednesdays through September. // Dirty Habit, 12 4th St. (SoMa), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Check out Just One Word…Plastics, a group exhibit addressing planetary sustainability, environmental injustice, and the fact that one million plastic bottles are used worldwide each minute. While you're there, shop zero-waste household goods; through September 11th. // Rena Bransten Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch), renabranstengallery.com

Book a stay at AutoCamp Joshua Tree. Make reservations now to receive 20 percent off and be among the first to experience the desert oasis with Airstream stays, a plunge pool, and open-air bar. // AutoCamp Joshua Tree; book on synxis.com

Crack up at El Rio. Lisa Geduldig is making her Bay Area comeback from the Sunshine State to host a few local comics on the patio; Thursday at 7pm. // El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Bernal Heights); tickets ($10 and up) on cityboxoffice.com

Dance among free-roaming chickens at New Farm, an outdoor music venue from the sustainability-focused nonprofit Green City Project. Catch a concert like this weekend's Karma Roulette Quartet, and see fog catchers, garden beds, goats, and more; Sunday from 1pm to 3:30pm. // The New Farm, 10 Cargo Way (Bayview), thenewfarmsf.org

Enjoy the Oakland Symphony beneath the stars. Pre-order food and wine from Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin, then hear "Stirring Serenades," Thursday at 6:30pm. // Brooklyn Basin, 288 9th Ave. (Oakland), details on rockysmarket.com

Reconnect with The Winter's Tale.If you needed proof of the Bard's enduring relevance, this Shakespeare play, presented by Cal Shakes, feels all too right for times; 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, 4pm Sunday. // Bruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way (Orinda), tickets on calshakes.org

Kick off Labor Day weekend with a caviar cruise. Hop aboard the Peregrine with The Caviar Co. at Pier 15 or downtown Sausalito, then make your way around the bay while sampling various caviar and roe varieties along with passed hors d'oeuvres and glasses of Veuve; Saturday, departing SF at 5:15pm and Suasalito at 5:45pm. // Tickets ($130 per person) are available on thecaviarco.com.

Jam out with Chris Stapleton, Guns N' Roses, and Foo Fighters at BottleRock. If you didn't get tickets way back when, try the official ticket exchange; Friday through Sunday. // Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St. (Napa), ticket exchange and details on bottlerocknapavalley.com

Catch BottleRock after-shows closer to home. The UC Theatre Berkeley is hosting funk, jazz, and pop performances at 8pm Friday, Sunday, and Monday. // The UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave. (Berkeley), tickets (prices vary) on etix.com

Stop by "The Gallery of Cats" and purr over a variety of feline portraits. Wear a cat mask for the chance to win a painting by Colin Hurley; Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. // Firehouse Art Collective, Lottie Rose Art Gallery, 6117 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland), firehouseartcollective.blogspot.com

Time travel to the year 2167. David Templeton's science-fiction mystery Galatea involves a robot specialist, a missing ship, and plenty of secrets; Friday at 7:30pm, shows through September 19. // Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Ln. (Rohnert Park); tickets ($36) on rohnert-park.ca.us

Embark on a San Francisco Music Scavenger Hunt. Round up a music lovin' team and spend the long weekend tackling more than 100 challenges in celebration of the city's musical history. You just might win some prizes too; noon Saturday through 8pm Monday. // Details on bff.fm

Wish Juanita More! a happy 33rd birthday (again). Catch entertainment by DJ Rolo and Fred Rowe Foto with plenty of dancing and drinking, of course; 9pm to 2am Saturday. // Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St. (SoMa), details on facebook.com

Catch a fashion show of SF-inspired looks—featuring local designers, artists, drag performers, students, and activists—on the outdoor runway at Kapwa Gardens. The event is a benefit for the SF Anti-Displacement Coalition; Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa), kapwagardens.com

Eat bacon, drink wine at St. Supéry's #CaBacon Experience. Pairing include Hobb's bacon with marinated maitake mushrooms and Point Reyes blue cheese with the 2017 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am. // St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, 8440 St. Helena Highway, tickets ($65) on stsupery.com

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