35 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.18.22)
Art Market SF, the Bay Area’s longest-running art fair, returns this weekend for its 10th edition. (Courtesy Art Market SF)

35 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.18.22)


This week has something fun for everyone: Earth Day celebrations, the highly anticipated return of 4/20 on Hippie Hill, a Lego pop-up, and the grand reopening of the historic Battery Bluff in the Presidio.

Plus, beer, wine, art, and food festivals aplenty.

See you out there.

Get your hooks on tickets ($45) to the Neverland Experience bar. Opening May 15th, this limited-time pop-up inside SoMa's Trademark Sports Bar includes cocktails and an immersive experience complete with a costumed Captain Hook and Tinkerbell at the helm. Tickets are on sale now; May 15th through August 7th. // Neverland pop-up at Trademark Sports Bar (1123 Folsom St. (SoMa); reservations available at explorehidden.com

Parisian electro-pop group L'Imperatrice , will have you groovin’ on a Monday night when their re-scheduled Bay Area stop finally comes to town; Monday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Mikkeller Bar celebrates it's SF-iversary with a special weeklong lineup of tap takeovers, food pairings, magnum pours, prefix flights, and more; Tuesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd. // Mikkeller Bar SF, 34 Mason St. (Tenderloin); details on instagram.com

See some hella cool art at Jeremy Fish’s new Fishtank Gallery. After residencies at City Hall and Coit Tower, the North Beach resident and artist has opened his very own gallery and studio. Stop in most days from 9am to 9pm—just ring the doorbell, and if Fish is there, he’ll let you in. // The Fishtank Gallery, 1331 Grant Ave. (North Beach), sillypinkbunnies.com

4/20 at Hippie Hill is back and after a two-year hiatus , it’s sure to be better than ever . The grassroots event turned fully permitted festival (yay to extra port-o-potties) includes on-site cannabis sales, food trucks, appearances from Berner415, Mike Tyson, Hannibal Burress, and Jeff Ross, as well as a special tribute to Robin Williams and Bob Saget; Wednesday, 9am to 5pm. // Robin Williams Meadow (Golden Gate Park); details at 420hippiehill.com

SPARC Sonoma’s highly anticipated opening day is here. The new 4,000-square-foot dispensary will opens its doors on 4/20 and, to celebrate, there will be discounts and other goodies; Wednesday, 9am to 5pm. // 19315 Highway 12 (Sonoma); sparc.co

Experience the best of Northern California with a 420 Weed and Wine Emerald Triangle bus tour up to Mendocino County ; Wednesday, 8:30am to 6:30pm. // Bus picks up and drops off at FIsherman’s Wharf; tickets at mendoexperience.com

For the active weed smokers, head to Oakland for a 4/20 festival including live music, food vendors (including tons of vegan options), puff and paint sessions, movies, and a skating rink; Wednesday, noon to 8pm. // Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill Blvd. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Art Market SF, the Bay Area’s premier and longest-running art fair, returns this week for its 10th edition. This year’s fair will feature around 80 innovative and established modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world, including a strong presence from local galleries and artists; Thursday to Sunday, hours vary. // Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at artmarketsf.com

Spritz into spring at Viansa Winery. You’ll be transported to the Amalfi Coast at this special social event where Aperol spritzes will be flowing alongside new releases from Viansa; Thursday, 4pm to 7pm. // Viansa Winery and Tasting Room, 25200 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); RSVP at exploretock.com

Indulge at the 10th Anniversary of the Chocolate and Art Show. Up-and-coming artists, photographers, and creators will bring their shoppable art, plus live body and portrait painting, music, and free chocolate; Thursday and Friday, 8pm to 2am. // SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (SoMa); tickets at chocolateandartshow.com

Satisfy your appetite for culture on Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum. This week, join Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino, cofounders of Berkeley's Cafe Ohlone and the cultural organization Mak-‘amham. They’ll host a conversation on their efforts to strengthen Ohlone culture through food and expand the definition of the cuisine of the indigenous people of the Bay Area; Thursday at 6:30pm. // Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center); tickets at acmeticketing.com

Taste your way through Walnut Creek at Creations, Cocktails, & Canapes, which includes happy hour at Lesher Center, a tour of Walnut Creek's vibrant public art scene, and stops at local restaurants for tastings and drinks. The event culminates with a private viewing of the Forced to Flee exhibit at Bedford Gallery, and the opportunity to win works by local artists represented by Valley Arts Gallery; 6pm to 9pm Thursday. // Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr. (Walnut Creek); tickets at eventbrite.com

Thank you to our partners at Waymark Walnut Creek.

Funny girl Jenny Slate takes the stage to discuss her career followed by a screening of her upcoming film, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On; Friday at 7:30pm. // Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St. (Castro); tickets at sffilm.org

Lovers of live music in beautiful spaces won’t want to miss Mercury Soul at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society. Expect sets from special guest Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), DJ Masonic (Mason Bates), DJ Justin Reed (illmeasures Chicago) and performances by International Orange Chorale, SFCM Percussion, and SFCM Baroque Ensemble; Friday, 7:30pm to 1am. // Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets ($50 presale, $100 at the door) are available at eventbrite.com .

Thank you to our partners at Mercury Soul.

Head to BAMPFA for an Earth Day–inspired block printing workshop. Art Lab facilitator and educator Nelli Astvatsatrian will teach you how to carve rubber blocks and print nature-inspired images on paper or fabric; drop-in Friday between 2pm and 7pm. // Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St. (Berkeley); tickets at bampfa.org

This weekend only, experience the Brick Bar pop-up. The bar will feature sculptures made completely from Legos, plus hands-on stations to create your own; Friday through Sunday. // Non Plus Ultra, 88 5th St. (SoMa); tickets at explorehidden.com

Drink beer and get funky at Comatopia by the Bay to celebrate Fieldwork Brewing Company's seventh anniversary. There will be live performances by The Brothers Comatose, Sean Hayes, and Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, plus a tap takeover including three collaboration beers brewed with The Brothers Comatose; Friday at 8pm. // The UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at etix.com

Celebrate opening night of Figuratively Speaking , the debut solo exhibition for L.A.'s highly coveted urban artist Ernie Steiner. Wear your artsy best and enjoy special burlesque performances; 6pm to 9pm, Friday. // Voss Gallery 3344 24th St. (San Francisco); RSVP at eventbrite.com .

Thank you to our partners at ERS Creative Services.

Watch falcons and other raptors soar over Bouchaine Vineyards. Bouchaine’s falconry experience gets you up close with birds of prey while you learn from master falconer Rebecca Rosen how these birds help vineyards like Bouchaine, all while tasting through some of world-class wines; Friday and Sunday at 11am. // Bouchaine, 1075 Buchli Station Rd. (Napa); tickets at bouchaine.com

Bay Area 10-piece collective Moonalice is headlining Great American Music Hall and celebrating their new EP release, Full Moonalice Vol. 1 ; Friday at 8pm. // Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. (Tenderloin); tickets at seetickets.us

Hit the mall (for real) for Fashion Incubator SF x Westfield SF Centre, a pop-up starring local designers. The two-day event features men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories from talented up-and-comers including: Scotch Bonnet , Agaati , Rockridge , Venim , Love Is Project , Oliver Charles , Olori and Devan Gregori . The temp boutique will be situated next to the Burberry store on Level 1; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. // Westfield SF Centre, 845 Market St. (Union Square); details at eventbrite.com

Queue the OMGs. DogFest. Is. Back. And with it, the Everyday Dog Show, which presents pre-registered pups vying for recognition in categories including Best Coat, Best Trick, Best Bark, Best Look-Alike, Best Costume, and more. The annual benefit for McKinley Elementary School also includes carnival-style games, jumping castles to keep the little ones busy, and adoptable dogs; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Duboce Park (Duboce Triangle); details at mckinleyschool.org

Disco down with Sunset Silent Disco ; Saturday, 6pm to 9pm. // Pier 23 Cafe, 23 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero); tickets at quietevents.com

Earth Day is the perfect time to make the swap to clean beauty products. Let the pros at Credo help you out with free in-store services from some sustainable brands including Indie Lee, Axiology, and ATHR Beauty; Saturday, 12pm to 5pm. // 552 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Lovers of squishy, delicious mochi muffins know that Third Culture Bakery does them best. The Berkeley sweets and pastry purveyor is celebrating a sweet, five-year milestone with exclusive treats. Get your fix of black and white daifuku mochis, coconut pandan panna cotta, fried chicken mochi waffles, and more; Saturday, 9am to 4pm. // Third Culture Bakery, 2701 8th St. (Berkeley); details at eventbrite.com

Lay your eyeliner on thick, beloved LA-based Emo Nite is coming to the Bay. Celebrate the past, present, and future of emo music at this dance party that plays My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, Avril Lavigne, and other favs; Saturday at 9pm. // The New Parish , 1743 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketweb.com

NorCal’s biggest beer fest is back. At Boonville Beer Festival, you’ll get to sample beers from more than 65 breweries, enjoy live music, grab grub from popular food trucks, and more. All proceeds will benefit Mendocino County nonprofits; Saturday, 1pm to 6pm. // Mendocino County Fairgrounds; tickets at avbc.com

Comedian Whitney Cummings brings her Touch Me Tour. Touch Me is a play on Cummings’ most recent Netflix special, Can I Touch It, and will focus on the importance of being together again after years of isolation; Saturday at 7pm. // The Warfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); tickets axs.com

Two-time Grammy winner and 1980s chart-topper Ms. Patti LaBelle is still touring at the young age of 77. The Godmother of Soul will perform with Stephanie Mills this Saturday at 8pm. // Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

The Presidio's Battery Bluff opens to the public on Saturday, April 23rd. (Chrissy Loader)

After a decades-long effort, the historic Battery Bluff in the Presidio opens to everyone Saturday. Explore six acres of beautifully restored park land that features gardens, picnic tables, overlooks with sweeping views of the Golden Gate, a multi-use trail, and access to historic military batteries not seen by the public since 1936. // Details at presidio.gov

Get your ube fix at Yum Yams, an ube-centric food fest. Back for a second year and bigger than ever, vendors will be serving up dreamy, ube-inspired savory and sweet treats; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at kapwagardens.com

Hi Felicia is open for business, y’all! The pop-up supper club turned brick-and-mortar restaurant led by chef/owner Imana will be serving market-driven Mexican fare with Japanese and Spanish influences; 6:30pm seatings, Saturdays through Tuesdays. // Hi Felicia, 326 23rd St. (Oakland); make reservations at exploretock.com .

Enjoy Rosé the Slo Way. Celebrate Central Coast wineries at Hotel SLO’s annual Pink Party, where you can rosé the day away with live music, a raffle, and food pairings from the Ox and Anchor and Piadina teams; Saturday, 1pm to 4pm. // Hotel SLO, 877 Palm St. (San Luis Obispo); tickets at hotel-slo.com

The Napa Valley Wine Library Association will host its 58th Annual Grand Tasting event after a two-year hiatus. The event will feature 50 prestigious Napa Valley wineries pouring wines from 16 appellations, and most from extremely limited productions; Sunday, 4pm to 6pm. // The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd. (Napa); tickets at napawinelibrary.com

Join musician, actor, fashion icon, and now author Janelle Monáe for a conversation on her collection of short fiction, The Memory Librarian. All attendees will receive a copy of the publication as well; Sunday, 7:30pm. // Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at cityarts.net

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