23 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.4.22)
SFMOMA's Art Bash returns for an after-hours celebration for art lovers, makers, and visionaries. (Courtesy SFMOMA)

23 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.4.22)


Spring has sprung and with it all. the. fun. things.

This week, reignite your love for San Francisco with the return of Muni Diaries Live, Japantown's beloved Cherry Blossom Festival, the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, SFMOMA's Art Bash, and much more.

See you out there.

Start your week with smooth, jazz-meets-disco grooves courtesy of British guitarist/songwriter Tom Misch. He's headlining the Fox; Monday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at thefoxoakland.com

Say whatever you like on the theme of books at The Moth’s open-mic StorySlam competition. Or just sit back and listen to others; Wednesday at 7pm. // Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (Berkeley); tickets at themoth.org

Shop art that supports a good cause at THHE Auction—a five-day virtual fundraiser benefiting Tenderloin neighborhood artists who create work at Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program. Bidding closes at 9pm Wednesday. // thheauction.org

The 19th Annual International Ocean Film Festival brings more than 50 independent films from around the world, plus panel discussions and themed programs on topics ranging from shark conservation to women filmmakers; Thursday through Sunday. // Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at intloceanfilmfest.org

Muni Diaries Live returns after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus to remind us why we love this wacky and wonderful city. The blog-turned-podcast-turned-live-event shares bizarre and heartwarming transit stories and encounters between strangers; Thursday, 7pm to 9pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Spring into the Flower & Garden Show where you can stroll through designer gardens, learn from hands-on demos, and shop for unique flowers and plants; 10am to 6pm, Thursday through Sunday. // Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. (Pleasanton); tickets at alamedacountyfair.com

Enjoy an artful night out at SFMOMA’s biggest party of the year. Art Bash is back with live music, art auctions, immersive art experiences, cocktails, and late-night exploration of the galleries; Friday, 6pm to 1am. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org.

See what the Grammy Best New Artist nominee Tank and the Bangas is all about.The groupis playing SF along with Big Freedia; Friday at 8pm. // August Hall, 420 Mason St. (TenderNob); tickets at ticketweb.com

Discover brilliant young writers and storytellers at Youth Speaks' Teen Poetry Slam Finals. The best of the best will perform at this Olympic-style competition where poets have three minutes to rock the stage and impress the judges; Friday at 7pm. // The Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

See the blooms at the largest Cherry Blossom Festival on the West Coast. The annual springtime celebration will also feature traditional drumming and dance performances, a slew of delicious eats, and of course plenty of gorg photo ops over two weekends; 11am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. // Japantown Peace Plaza (Japantown); details at sfcherryblossom.org

Support more than 90 independent artists and designers at West Coast Craft's shopping extravaganza; Saturday, 10am to 3pm. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details at westcoastcraft.com.

Opt outdoors for a two-day cycling tour of the Bay Area’s most scenic roads led by the pros at Sports Basement. Highlights for the weekend include biking the Golden Gate Bridge, a quick tour through Sausalito, camping in Olema, the Point Reyes seashore, and more; Saturday and Sunday. // Register at sportsbasement.com

Celebrate the opening of Alameda’s new waterfront park at a free, all-ages art fest. Expect an afternoon of live music, dance, theater, and more; Saturday, 1:30pm to 5pm. // Alameda Point Waterfront Park, 2151 Ferry Point (Alameda); details at westendartsdistrict.org

Have a toast to 20 years of Root Division. The visual arts non-profit is celebrating with cocktails, special treats, and open artist studios; Saturday, 7pm to 9pm. // Root Division, 1131 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at rootdivision.org

Fab it up with Sister Roma, Juanita More!, and Honey Mahogany at SF LGBT Center’s 2022 Soirée and fundraising event; Saturday, 5:30pm. // City View at Metreon, 135 4th St. (SoMa); tickets at sfcenter.org/soiree2022

Thank you to our partners at SF LGBT Center.

Join Circus Center for an afternoon of stunts. There will be live music by The Vivants, interactive circus workshops, and circus performances; Saturday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm. // The Bandshell at Golden Gate Park; circuscenter.org

Get your dancing shoes on for an all-day EDM festival featuring Duck Sauce, Purple Disco Machine, Chromeo, Justin Martin, and more; Saturday, 2pm to 10pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com

Cruise your way through the brews of 40 local makers at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival. Stay for live music and food trucks. New to Martinez? Check out our guide; Saturday, noon to 4pm. // Waterfront Park, 245 North Court St. (Martinez); tickets at eventbrite.com

Hop on over to the Rotunda for breakfast with the Easter Bunny; Saturday, 8:30am to 9:30am. // Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (Union Square); tickets at eventbrite.com

Dearly beloved, gather at The New Parkway Theater for an interactive viewing of Prince’s Purple Rain. There will be music, trivia, prizes, and props to help you interact with the film; Saturday, 1pm to 4:30pm. // The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Order up cicchetti (small bites) sourced from local purveyors to pair with Italian wine and beer at Club Fugazi—that's right, the North Beach venue is now serving food and bev from the likes of Liguria Bakery and Ramen Shop. Service is available at every seat in the house, so get your tix to "Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story." // 678 Green S. (North Beach), clubfugazisf.com

Thank you to our partners at Club Fugazi.

Sneakerheads won’t want to miss the SF Sneaker Pop-up. Explore top shops and brands plus fashion vendors, music, food trucks, and drinks; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay (Mission Bay); tickets at eventbrite.com

Embrace the rainbow at Holi Fest. The festival of colors will include an array of entertainment including music, dance, and multicultural food and beverages; Sunday, 3pm to 5:30pm. // The Crossing at East Cut, 200 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

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