20 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.29.24)
Pool parties return to the Phoenix Hotel. (@kellyboitanophoto)

20 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.29.24)


The whispers and rumors are true: A new downtown monthly music festival is finally happening.

Plus, nerd out at a special screening of Star Wars while the SF Symphony plays the iconic score live, let your freak out at the How Weird Street Faire, pony up to the bar for mint juleps at Kentucky Derby watch parties, party poolside at the Phoenix Hotel on Cinco de Mayo, entertain the whole family at de Youngsters Day Out, and much more.

Have a good one!

Horn Barbecue is back, baby. After a fire shuttered the former location, the acclaimed BBQ joint from Chef Matt Horn is rising from the ashes at a new location—and with additional menu items. You’ll also now be able to order Matty’s Old Fashioned favorites, in addition to drinks from a full bar boasting house-made cocktails, beer, and wine. Talk about a comeback; Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 10pm. // Horn Barbecue, 464 8th St. (Oakland); details at hornbarbecue.com

Get out on the town without breaking the bank. In May, 7x7 Social Club members are scoring free tickets to St. Vincent, BOGO tix the Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire, and discounts on Big Drink cocktails, sweet Mother's Day gifts, a Wine Country pool party and more. // Join the club at 7x7.com/social-club.

Sing along to the hits of the Broadway revival of Funny Girl,coming to San Francisco for a limited engagement of four weeks; Tuesday through May 26. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center); tickets at broadwaysf.com

What better way to start your week than with a joint dinner with Hog Island Oyster Co. and Schramsberg Vineyards, right in the heart of The Oxbow Public Market. Enjoy a four-course menu crafted by chef Jose Romo with each dish highlighting seafood sourced from Hog Island’s farm and partners. Each course will be paired with sparkling wines from Schramsberg Vineyards; Tuesday at 5:30pm. // The Oxbow Public Market, 610 First St (Napa); tickets at schramsberg.com

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the SF Symphony as they deliver a sweeping orchestral backing to the beloved story of young farm girl Dorothy as travels to Oz, meets new friends, and faces the Wicked Witch of the West; Wednesday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Thank you to our partners at the SF Symphony.

A new monthly party is coming to downtown San Francisco. The first Thursday of each month, you’ll find an exciting lineup of live music, DJs, drag, martial arts, street performances, and food and drink vendors in partnership with some of the areas best culture producers including The Midway, APE, Noise Pop, Oasis Nightclub, and more; Thursday, 5pm to 10pm. // 2nd St. between Market and Folsom (SoMa); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Get BOGO tickets to hearDelhi-based singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad's romantic brand of indie-meets-Hindi guitar and piano tunes when you join 7x7 Social Club; 8pm Saturday. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); full-price tickets at concerts.livenation.com.

If epic space battles are your vibe, catchthe SF Symphony performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Experience the intergalactic epic on the big screen; 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday. //Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at the SF Symphony.

Tim Robinson is bringing his beloved, award-winning sketch comedy show “I Think You Should Leave” to the stage, a show inspired by the comedian's hit Netflix show to the Bay; Friday at 7:30pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at livenation.com

Head to the Fort Point Beer Garden for Ferry Flicks. At sundown on Fridays in May you can catch an outdoor screening of a classic, SF-based film. Up first: Sixteen Candles. Tickets include picnic table seating and snacks; Friday at 7:30pm. // Fort Point Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

You can touch the art at de Youngsters Day Out. The free, all-day celebration brings artist-led, hands-on activities to 7,000 kids in the Bay Area. Programming includes sketching in the galleries, a living sculptures activity, outfit design inspired by Fashioning San Francisco, and much more; Saturday, 10am to 5:15pm. // de Young, 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); details at famsf.org

Mathieu Lehanneur, Power of Love, 2009, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee fund purchase; © Mathieu Lehanneur; photo: Don Ross

Join SFMOMA for free Community Day celebrating the opening of Art of Noise, featuring more than 400 vibrant San Francisco rock posters, iconic album covers, and innovative sound technology spanning a century. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities including a Battle of the Bands where local music talent will duke it out; Saturday May 4. // Art of Noise will be on view through August 18;SFMOMA,1513rd Street(SoMa);reserveticketsatsfmoma.org

Thank you to our partners at SFMOMA.

Bring your little ones, your middle-graders, and your teens to a full day of interactive, book-inspired activities at Family Day at the Berkeley Public Library. You’ll find author talks, book signings, youth poets, comic giveaways, and much more; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. (Berkeley); details at baybookfest.org

Let your freak flag fly at the 25th Annual How Weird Street Faire. Expect multiple stages of EDM, an Art Alley of creative works, and plentiful oddities and food. Since this year’s event falls on May the Fourth, out-of-this-world Star Wars-inspired costumes are encouraged; Saturday, noon to 8pm. // Howard and 2nd St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Pony up to the bar for mint juleps—it’s the 12th Annual Guardsmen Kentucky Derby Party. Traditional Derby attire is encouraged and prizes will be awarded for best dressed and most creative; Saturday, 12:30pm to 4:30pm. // San Francisco Brewing Co., 3150 Polk St. (Fisherman’s Wharf); tickets at eventbrite.com

Get your hats ready and bust out your bowties: For the fourth year in a row, Kendall-Jackson is bringing the excitement of the Kentucky Derby to Wine Country. The West Coast's largest official celebration will be filled with award-winning wines, fantastic food, a large-screen viewing of the races, live music and more; Saturday, 11am to 7pm. // Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Rd. (Fulton); tickets are available at kj.com

Poolside parties at The Phoenix Hotel are back! The season kicks of with a Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring live music from J. Espinosa, OtebNSolrac, and DJ Persia; Sunday, 1pm to 6pm. // The Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); tickets at eventbrite.com

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Parche in Oakland. The Columbian restaurant is hosting a Drag Brunch in partnership with Port Bar and will highlight Mexican icons like Selena and Peso Pluma. In addition to a special brunch menu, you can indulge in pitchers of margarita or tequila spritz, and DIY mimosas; Sunday, 12pm and 2pm. // Parche, 2295 Broadway (Oakland); reservations at resy.com

Brunch at Brown Sugar Kitchen is back, sorta. For one afternoon only, Chef Tanya Holland will cook up some of her signature dishes from her famed Oakland restaurant at The Grove at Copia. Tickets also include a signed copy of her latest cookbook, California Soul; Sunday, 10:30am to 1pm. // The Grove at Copia, 500 1st St. (Napa); tickets at opentable.com

Don’t miss Notes & Words, a night of smart, satisfying entertainment featuring musical sets from Semisonic’s Grammy-winning frontman Dan Wilson, The Curtis Family C-Notes, and Oakland School for the Arts, plus readings from best-selling authors Nicholas D. Kristof and C. Pam Zhang. All proceeds directly support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals; Saturday, May 11. // Fox Theater (Oakland), notesandwords.org

Thank you to our partners at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

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