Grab a square pie for takeout from Itria this week. (Courtesy of @itriasf)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.24.21)


Fuel up for the week with squares of cheesy goodness from the Mission's new Italian joint, Itria, then catch live music with outdoor concerts in Petaluma, Sonoma, Golden Gate Park, and beyond.

Plus, learn all about sharks at Cal Academy's new exhibit; get tix to Bouquets to Art at the de Young; dine out to support Covid relief efforts in India; and get ready for the IRL return of BroadwaySF.

Have a good one!

Visit Saint Joseph's Art Foundation to see Becoming, a group exhibition curated by San Francisco photographer Erica Deeman and featuring works by interdisciplinary artist Jordan Holms, painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, and more; 10am to 5pm weekdays through August 20th. // Saint Joseph's Arts Foundation, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa), details on

Send your support to Covid-ravaged India by Dining for India during this one-day benefit organized by Indian restaurants (think Rooh, Amber India, and Bhoga) across the Bay Area. Fifty percent of food sales will go to the American India Foundation, an organization working to support the country's health infrastructure, protect frontline workers, and aid those impacted by the pandemic; Tuesday. // Varying locations, details on

Get ready to sing along to any of seven Broadway productions by purchasing a BroadwaySF 2021-2022 season membership
. The Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters' fall re-openings will be worth the wait to see Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, The Band's Visit, Hadestown, The Prom, Oklahoma!, To Kill a Mockingbird, Moulin Rouge, and Ain't Too Proud. //

Make your own avant-garde floral arrangement on the Midway's patio with artist Adrianna "Boo" Alejo Sorondo. Can't make it this week but still in the mood to craft? Next week, try watercolor pigments with Emily Benz; Tuesday at 6pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets ($10) on

Listen to classical music under the rotunda during Piano at the Palace; Tuesday at 1pm. // The Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Presidio); tickets (free) on

Make your way to Downtown Petaluma's food truck park for a psychedelic rock show on the new outdoor stage by Herb Benham IV. Arrive early for $2 off pints; 6pm to 8pm Tuesday. // The Block (Petaluma),

Order a copy of The End of the Golden Gate—the new anthology edited by Gary Kamiya that addresses that most relevant of questions, "Should I stay or should I go?"—then see Kamiya in conversation with two of the books local contributors, Daniel Handler and Kimberly Reyes, during a virtual event at The Commonwealth Club; Thursday at 6pm. // Tickets ($5 or $18 with book) are available at

View the super moon from Sensorio in Paso Robles. The earth and moon's closest encounter of the year will look extra spectacular alongside Bruce Munro's illuminated outdoor Field of Light and Light Towers; Wednesday at 7pm. // Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East (Paso Robles); tickets ($30 and up for adults) on

Watch a movie on the big screen for just $3. SF's newest movie theater, the Regal Stonestown Galleria ScreenX, 4DX, & RPX boasts 12 screens and top-notch technology. If you can't make it to the Wednesday discounted shows, snag tickets to A Quiet Place Part II or Cruella on Thursday, all shows are $3 on Wednesday. // Regal Stonestown Galleria ScreenX, 4DX, & RPX, 3251 20th Ave. (Lake Merced),

Get your carb fix at Itria. Offering takeout and delivery only for now, the restaurant serves square pizza with toppings like soppressata and broccoli rabe, as well as meatballs and burrata. // Itria, 3266 24th St. (Mission),

Get advance tickets to the de Young's Bouquets to Art. The annual fundraiser returns in June with IRL and virtual opportunities to view stunning displays created by more than 100 floral designers inspired by the museum's permanent collection and architecture. //

Nosh on paella at Balboa Cafe. The Thursday night special for two pairs perfectly with a pitcher of sangria for a summery alfresco date night; Thursdays. // Balboa Cafe, 3199 Fillmore St. (Cow Hollow),

Sink your teeth into CalAcademy's new Sharks exhibit, stacked with all sorts of fossils plus cinematic experiences that highlight how these misunderstood predators are vital to ocean ecosystems; opens Friday. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive (Golden Gate Park),

Consider the impact of social distancing on intimacy and identity and the healing power of the arts at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' Next to You, with contemporary photography and paintings by Neal Slavin, Guy Stricherz, Thomas Ruff, Sabine Weiss, and more; opens Friday. // McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th St. Building B (Dogpatch),

Round up your crew for some live music at Hopmonk. The tavern's four locations always have something going on. This Saturday, see singer-songwriter Chris Ahlman in Novato; on Sunday, bluegrass artist Tim O'Neil plays Sonoma. // Various locations,

Catch opening night of Zeina Barakeh's Mercury Retrograde, featuring a talk with the artist about her recent animations and prints that address colonialism, the American military-industrial complex, and geopolitics; 7pm Friday through June 30th. // Pro Arts Gallery & Commons, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (Oakland),

Tap your toes at the kick-off of Mr. Hat's 2021 Cruise-in Concert Series, headlined by former Jerry Garcia Band musician Melvin Seals and JGB with a trippy backdrop by the Mad Alchemy Liquid Lightshow; Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. // Solano County Fairgrounds (Vallejo); tickets ($139/GA per vehicle) are available at

Cooking at home this weekend? Make a hearty braised lamb shoulder with a recipe from chef Ben Spungin, of Monterey's popular Alta Bakery & Cafe. Also find our discount code for 25 percent off ingredients from The Spice Hunter. //

Swing by DecoDance for a drink and major retro vibes. The swanky space's offerings include basil cucumber gimlets and strawberry margaritas. // DecoDance, 1160 Polk St. (TenderNob),

Listen to local bluegrass talent Muleskinner Stomp, along with a cold beer and some dolmas and hummus from Bursa, in the parklet; 1pm to 3pm Saturday. // Bursa, 60 West Portal Ave. (West Portal),

Hitch a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. The historic passenger railroad is up and running again with multi-course meals, plus tastings and tours at Charles Krug and V. Sattui. // Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 Mckinstry Street (Napa),

Check out
The Vital Heart of SF: Robert Moses' Kin Market Street Residency. The interactive dance performance inside Gap's former Flood Building space allows passersby to watch movement through the windows and engage by texting prompts for the dancers; 10am to 1pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in May. // Flood Building, 870 Market St. (Tenderloin),

Shop vintage finds, home decor, jewelry, and more from 50 local vendors at the SoCo Market in Cotati. There will be food on offer, too; Sunday from 11am to 4pm. // La Plaza Park, East Cotati Ave. & Old Redwood Hwy. (Cotati),

Cap the weekend with Milk Bar's Laugh Riot comedy drag show. You're in for an evening of lip sync battles, games, drinks, and laughs with host Nitrix Oxide and performers including Polly Amber Ross and Bo Vain; Sunday at 7:30pm. // Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets ($25 for table seating, includes two drinks) are available on

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