21 Fun Things to Do This Week (8.22.22)
Señor Sisig opens its first brick-and-mortar at SF Ferry Building this week. (Courtesy of @ferrybuilding)

21 Fun Things to Do This Week (8.22.22)


Culture meets food this week at large events including Chinatown's Autumn Moon Festival, Cinematheque's annual film festival, and the 2022 Lexus Culinary Classic—plus the exciting opening of de Young's lavishly gilded exhibit, Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.

Plus, grab a fat sando and a cocktail at Señor Sisig's new Ferry Building restaurant, celebrate 826 Valencia's 20th anniversary at a Mission block party, and catch The Wknd at Levi's Stadium.

Have a good one!

Ooh and ahh over more than 180 artifacts that showcase the power and opulence of ancient Egyptian civilization at Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. Don't miss the spectacular VR offering, Ramses and Nefertari: Journey to Osiris, which takes you on a tour of two Egyptian monuments; now through February 12, 2023. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at deyoung.famsf.org

The next-gen of K-Pop stars is coming to town for the KCON U.S. Tour. Superfans can experience photo ops, performances from the latest and greatest, and artist meet and greets; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center); tickets at broadwaysf.com

Team all your fav Filipino-fusion eats with an all-new cocktail program at Señor Sisig's first brick-and-mortar location. The menu also features an exclusive ice cream in collaboration with Humphry Slocombe, and the outdoor patio has bay views as well as work by local artists; open daily for lunch and dinner beginning Wednesday. // Señor Sisig Ferry Building (Embarcadero); details at senorsisig.com

Paint spacey scenes while you sip beer and wine at Chabot Space & Science Center. You’ll be guided through the creation of your own cosmos-inspired artwork surrounded by redwoods. While your art dries, you’ll enjoy a show in the Planetarium; Thursday at 6pm. // 10000 Skyline Blvd. (Oakland); tickets at chabotspace.org

Be present at the Here and There festival of songwriters. Curated by Courtney Barnett, the show will feature performers including Japanese Breakfast, Chicano Batman, and Julia Jacklin; Friday at 6pm. // Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University, 351 Lasuen St. (Stanford); tickets at axs.com

Foodies looking for an indulgent weekend can head to Sausalito for the 2022 Lexus Culinary Classic. Expect cooking demonstrations, signature dishes by acclaimed chefs, pop-up parties, live art, and more—all culminating in a grand tasting event on Sunday; Friday through Sunday. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cir. (Sausalito); tickets at eventbrite.com

Celebrate 25 years of everyone's favorite throwback dance party at Popscene’s 25th anniversary show with Capital Cities (remember them?) and DJ Aaron Axelson; Friday at 9pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 144 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Set your sights on the cool and unusual at 111 Minna Gallery’s latest art exhibition comprised of two solo shows: Above it All, withnew and exclusive works by Alec Huxley; and Blasphemous Nature by Robert Bowen; open by appointment Fridays through October 7th. // 111 Minna St. (SoMa); tickets 111minnagallery.com

Watch Cinematheque's annual film festival, Crossroads 2022. With 67 experimental on-demand films and videos by 71 artists from around the globe, there will be plenty of content to keep you busy all weekend long; Friday through Sunday. // Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at grayarea.org

Cruise up north for the 26th annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival. Shop for arts and crafts, savor fresh-from-the-water fare, and taste your way through more than 40 wineries and breweries. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods; Saturday & Sunday, 10pm to 6pm. // Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Hwy. (Bodega); tickets at bodegaseafoodfestival.simpletix.com

Add a four-legged family member to your pack at Berkeley Humane’s 10th annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block adoption event. Adoptions for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens will be free, and all animals will be vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to go home the same day; Saturday, 10am to 4pm. // Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth St. (Berkeley); details at berkeleyhumane.org

Raise a glass and some funds at Taste of San Francisco, where you can taste bites from several local restaurants including Brenda's, Swan Oyster Depot, and Original Joe's alongside an open bar stocked with the likes of Gloria Ferrer, San Francisco Brewing Co., and Tommy's margaritas. All proceeds benefit at-risk youth; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // The rotunda at Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

The Autumn Moon Festival is here! San Francisco’s Chinatown will be filled with arts, crafts, and food vendors (mooncakes!), live music, a special fire dragon and a closing ceremony. Saturday activities open with a grand parade at 11am with beauty queens, cultural performers, and lion dancers; Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Grant Ave. between Broadway and California St. (Chinatown); details at moonfestival.org

Witness The Weeknd’s first-ever stadium tour when it touches down at Levi’s Stadium thiswait for itweekend. The After Hours Til Dawn world tour, which was postponed from summer 2021 due to the pandemic, includes opening sets from Swedish R&B star Snoh Aalegra and DJ/producer Mike Dean; Saturday at 6:30pm. // Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Get a flavor of Nola when Charles Krug Winery hosts a day of classic New Orleans music (featuring Raw Oyster Cult, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and others) and Cajun classics like po'boy sandwiches, gumbo, jambalaya, peach cobbler, and more; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main St. (St. Helena); tickets at bluenotenapa.com

Head to Downtown Palo Alto for the 39th Annual Festival of the Arts where you'll find Italian chalk art painting, more than 300 arts and crafts vendors, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, a kids art studio, and more; Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 6pm. //University Avenue (Palo Alto); details at paloaltochamber.com

Explore the best in pop culture, technology, science, makers, cosplay, gaming, and more at SiliCon. This year's featured guests include Adam Savage, Karen Gillan, George Takei, and Christopher Lloyd; Saturday and Sunday. // San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St. (San Jose); tickets at siliconsj.com

You're invited to 826 Valencia's 20th Anniversary block party celebration. Bring your family and friends for a day of carnival games, giant board games, live music, and readings by student authors. Plus, performances by AroMa, Araya, Same Girls, and Gloomy June; Saturday, noon to 4pm. // Valencia Street between 19th and 20th (Mission); details at 826valencia.org

Slurp oysters, craft beer, and wine alongside a selection of other bites at Oysterfest. Live music, lawn games, and a silent auction benefitting the Surfrider Foundation will complete the festivities; Sunday, noon to 3pm. // Waterbar, 399 Embarcadero (Embarcadero); tickets at waterbarsf.com

See what makes a "Top Chef" when show alums Melissa Perfit (Season 15), Sasha Grunman (Season 18), and Nelson German (Season 18) collaborate as a trio for the first time on a menu inspired by wood-fired oven cooking. Each chef will create a main dish and a passed appetizer as part of the six-course dinner and cocktail hour; Sunday at 5pm. // Sister, 3308 Grand Ave. (Oakland); tickets at resy.com

Make the most of long summer days with your favorite beers (plus your kids and dogs) at Anchor Public Taps. Choose from classics or brews only available on draught in San Francisco; open noon to 9pm Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 8pm Sundays. // 495 De Haro St., San Francisco (Potrero Hill), anchorbrewing.com/publictaps

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