13 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.26.24)
It's beach bonfire season! (Courtesy of @goldengatenps)

13 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.26.24)


March your way into a new month.

Soft launch into spring (it's coming, we hope) by bringing home some new plant babies from the Hella Plants Market, enjoying slightly longer evenings by the bonfire on Ocean Beach, embracing your inner woo-woo at the SF Crystal Fair, or singing your heart out at Madonna and Bad Bunny concerts this week.

Have a good one.

Don your leather and lace for “Material Girl” Madonna’s Celebration Tour this week in San Francisco; Tuesday at 8:30pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Don’t miss the final days of Noise Pop Festival. Choose from multiple shows a night spanning genres at some of the Bay Area's best venues; through Sunday. // Tickets are available at noisepopfest.com.

Nerd out over art and science at Dorkbot SF. Group show Resonance In Light3 features light-based sculptures responding and reacting to a sonic-kinetic sculpture called a Gamelatron. Many of the artists involved will be presenting their works in an AMA-style panel; Wednesday, 7pm to 10pm. // Heron Arts, 7 Heron St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

It’ll be a celebration of all the classics when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Van Morrison and his band come to town; Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Beach bonfires are back. ‘Tis the season (March through October) to bundle up and take advantage of ocean-adjacent dwelling around a warm bonfire at one of the Bay Area’s best beaches. Just make sure it isn’t a Spare the Air day, choose cans over glass, and reserve in advance. Check out our beach bonfire guide for everything you need to know.

Be one of the first to get your mouth on a Shake Shack burger at the grand opening of their first Wine Country location. On opening day, the first 100 guests to purchase a shake will receive a Sonoma County–branded Shake Shack tumbler. They’ll also unveil a new mural by a local artist, and $1 from every sandwich sold will be donated to Redwood Empire Food Bank; Thursday, 10:30am to 10pm. // Shake Shack, 2424 Magowan Dr. (Santa Rosa); details at sonomacounty.com

Follow your namaste with an IPA at Faction Brewing’s beer and yoga flow class; Thursday at 6pm. // Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St. (Alameda); tickets at eventbrite.com

Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny brings his highly-anticipated Most Wanted Tour to SF for two nights; Friday and Saturday at 8pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Head to the SF Symphony for a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will fill the auditorium with the music of Alexander Scriabin’s symphonic poem Prometheus, The Poem of Fire, which will further come to life with strategically deployed scents from Cartier’s in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent, and a dynamic performance of shifting lights. The program will continue with a bloodthirsty, folk-flavored fairy tale from Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle; Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center), tickets at sfsymphony.org

Celebrate 20 years of MakeArt Family Day at the Museum of Craft and Design. In addition to favorite MakeArt activities from years past—like soap sculpture, upcycled cordage, and interactive embroidery—you’ll also get to explore the museums brand new exhibitions, Mr. Roboto and Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest; Saturday, 11am to 3pm. // Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmcd.org

Calling all potheads, the Hella Plants Market is back. Shop the pop-up plant market, plus vegan food this weekend; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Oakstop, 2323 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Embrace the woo at the first San Francisco Crystal Fair of the year. Recharge with crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry—plus massages, psychic readings, aura readers, and singing bowls; Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. // San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at crystalfair.com

Got a BofA card? Get free admission to more than 225 cultural institutions across the U.S.—including OMCA, the CJM, de Young, Legion of Honor, San José Museum of Art, and more around the Bay Area; Saturday and Sunday. // Details at bankofamerica.com

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