21 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.01.24)
A new installation by Kara Walker for SFMOMA debuts Monday. (Photo by Ari Marcopoulos, Courtesy of Kara Walker)

21 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.01.24)


It’s a week for fusion, from cross-cultural cuisine to experiences that go high and low.

Start the week off chill with a book talk at Green Apple, a new Kara Walker installation at SFMOMA, and a movie night at Manny’s.

Then work your way toward a festival and festivity-filled long weekend. Mosswood Meltdown and Fillmore Jazz are back, while La Mar is debuting brunch and Cavaña is hosting Parisian gem Candelaria.

Happy Fourth, friends!

Endless duck fat fries from La Société is the French import we’ve been waiting for. (Audrey Kuhn)

Infuse some French cuisine into your all-American week. Paris’ iconic L'Entrecote gets a San Francisco equivalent, with a prix fixe menu of steak, salad, and unlimited duck fat french fries; Monday through Sunday, 4pm to 11pm. // La Société Bar & Café, 50 3rd St. (Union Square); reservations at sevenrooms.com

Welcome Kara Walker to SFMOMA. Join the opening reception for Fortuna and the Immortality Garden (Machine), a new installation commissioned just for the museum; Monday, 4pm to 6pm. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org

Get literary. Brazilian-born fiction writer, translator, and celebrated poet Ananda Lima joins SF writer Jon Hickey in conversation about her new book, Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil; Monday at 7pm. // Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset); details at greenapplebooks.com

Trade happy hour for Taco Tuesday. There’s a new weekday special in town—at your local wine bar. Chef’s choice, $4, everybody wins; Tuesdays, 4pm to 9pm. // Cultivar San Francisco, 2379 Chestnut St. (Marina); details at cultivarwine.com

Rewatch a classic. Head to Manny’s for a community movie night to enjoy some popcorn and comfy seats for a screening of Forrest Gump; Tuesday, 6pm to 9pm. // Manny’s, 3092 16th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Take the Neon Pill. Cage the Elephant brings their latest tour to Civic Center; Tuesday, 7:30pm. // Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (Civic Center); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Join a rooftop cookout. Kaiyo is serving up Japanese-Peruvian specials like anticuchos and plenty of inspired cocktails with a Fourth of July celebration you can attend early or day-of; Wednesday, 2pm to midnight and Thursday, 2pm to 5pm. // Kaiyo Rooftop, 701 3rd St. (SoMa), reservations at resy.com

She's a hip old granny who can hip-hop, bebop, and make a wicked cup of cocoa—and she's a true SF original. Get down with Mrs. Doubtfire; Tuesday, through June 28. (7x7 Social Club members get $20 off tix!) // BroadwaySF at Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Mid-Market), broadwaysf.com

Drink and eat for America. Prepare for patriotic attire and lots of pit stops at a Fourth of July pub crawl complete with pie and hot dog-eating contests; Thursday, 4pm to 10pm. // Marina; tickets and location details at july4sf.com

Picnic without the cleanup. Healdsburg’s Spoonbar has a menu full of elevated classics—think heirloom melon and feta salad, creamy mac ‘n' cheese, and St. Louis–style ribs—to enjoy along with live music and fireworks; Thursday through Sunday, 4pm to 9pm. // Spoonbar, 219 Healdsburg Ave. (Healdsburg); reservations at spoonbar.com

Get hyped for the Fourth. Cozy is spinning hip-hop, R&B, and throwback beats for an all-night holiday party; Thursday, 9pm. // Skylark, 3089 16th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Enjoy a good old-fashioned Independence Day. The city’s official fireworks show is at Fisherman’s Wharf in case you haven’t found a friend with a good rooftop and/or don’t feel like overdoing it on the planning; Thursday, 9:30pm. // Fisherman’s Wharf; details at fishermanswharf.org

Head to a new Fiorella. Whenever you're ready to emerge from your holiday slumber and grab a refresher from their spritz station, brunch, lunch, and dinner are officially on the menu at the pizza and pasta staple's fourth location; hours vary, beginning Friday at 10am. // Fiorella Noe, 4042 24th St. (Noe Valley); details at fiorella-sf.com

DIY your dessert. Learn the chocolate-making process from bean to bar to impress the heck out of everyone at your next party; Saturday, noon to 2:30pm. // The Workshop SF, 1310 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets at workshopsf.org

Grab a pour and a bite. The Grooves and Grapes festival promises good beats, gourmet bites, and plenty of vino; Sunday, 11am to 4pm. // District Six, 428 11th St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Stay punk, go retro. John Waters is hosting, The B-52s are headlining, and local Bay Area legends are taking the stage at Mosswood Meltdown this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm. // Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St. (Oakland); tickets at mosswoodmeltdown.com

Jam to jazz. Take to the streets for a celebration of jazz and performances by Kim Nalley at the Fillmore Jazz Festival; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. // Fillmore St. between Eddy St. and Jackson St. (NoPa); details at eventbrite.com

Experience Bikini Bottom. We don't know why Oasis is celebrating 25 years of Spongebob but does that even matter? Don your most aquatic outfit for their disco dance party and drag spectacular featuring some under-the-sea twists; Saturday at 6pm. // Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMA); tickets at eventbrite.com

Live that Napa life. Enjoy lobster rolls, ice cream, and plenty of wine as Festival Napa Valley kicks off this weekend, bringing singer/songwriter Matt Costa and the Young Original band together for a night of contemporary folk, rock, and classical music. Sunday at 6:30pm. Planning to attend the fest's Taste of Napa on July 13th? 7x7 Social Club members get special pricing. // Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater, 500 1st St. (Napa); tickets at festivalnapavalley.org

Try brunch at La Mar. If you’ve been gorging on barbecue, keep the party going with a Peruvian twist. Think Dungeness crab omelets, crunchy French toast, and pork belly friend rice; Sunday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Want a free pisco sour? 7x7 Social Club members get BOGOs! // La Mar Cocina Peruana, Pier 1 ½, (Embarcadero); details at lamarsf.com

Send off the Sunday scaries. Candelaria, the taqueria in Paris that also houses a famed speakeasy, is coming to SF’s Cavaña for a pop-up cocktail event with inventive drinks and a live DJ to set the mood; Sunday, 6pm to 10pm. // Cavaña, 100 Channel St. (Mission Bay); reservations at cavanasf.com

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