26 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.10.23)
Grab a seasonal spritz at Foodwise's Summer Bash. (Courtesy of Foodwise)

26 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.10.23)


The freshest party of the summer takes over the Ferry Building this weekend.

Foodwise's Summer Bash brings together some of the area's top restaurants, bars, and wineries—think Del Popolo, Marlena, Peaches Patties, Reem's, and Señor Sisig—to highlight the farmers market's tastiest produce on Sunday.

Plus, Eataly Silicon Valley’s one-year anniversary festa, Sunset Fridays at the SF Zoo, Bastille Day tomfoolery, Taste of Napa, Diplo's Higher Ground festival, the 112th Hayes Valley Carnival, a Sound of Music sing-a-long, the Tiburon Caviar Crawl, and so much more.

Have a good one.

Don’t miss your chance to catch incredible performances up to 50 percent off at the San Francisco Symphony—from blockbuster films with live orchestra (hi, Raiders of the Lost Arc) and a Sound of Music sing-a-long to classical favorites and star soloists (Maxwell!). SF Symphony’s summer sale is on; Monday through Sunday, no promo code required. // Get tickets at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at SF Symphony.

Experience one of the coolest film fests in town. The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival gets its name from the city’s infamous summers and is celebrating its 17th year of international film, music, and art events. For $25, you’ll get access to every event and screening, plus an invite to the opening night party with live music; Wednesday through Sunday. // The Cut Outdoor Cinema, 250 Main St. (Embarcadero); tickets at frozenfilmfestival.com

Check out California’s oldest music festival—the Carmel Bach Festival—as it celebrates 86 seasonS with 14 days of performances, talks, and educational events. As always, the focus is on J.S. Bach and the many composers he influenced, including Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and more; Wednesday through July 29th. // Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, and Pebble Beach; tickets at bachfestival.org

Celebrate 125 years of the San Francisco Ferry Building with a free birthday celebration including ice cream sundaes from Humphry Slocombe, crafting and time capsule writing with SF Etsy, and live performances; Thursday, 11am to 2pm. // Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Join Abacá as they host Korean-American guest chef Christina Sunae. She spent her childhood in the Philippines but currently lives in Argentina, where she cooks Filipino cuisine at her restaurant, ApuNena. The multi-course tasting menu ($75/person) will feature burong mushroom, pancit molo, beef rib tiyulah itum, and peach mango pie; Thursday at 5pm. // Abacá, 2700 Jones St. (Fisherman's Wharf); reservations are available at resy.com

Raise an iconic cocktail to Martini Week 2023. Junipero Gin has teamed up with local bars and restaurants to serve unique variations on the Bay Area–born gin martini. Believers in bold choices and breaking with convention, Junipero encourages everyone to order your martini just the way you like it. Martini Week will benefit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; through July 15th. // Find participating locations in San Francisco at juniperogin.com/martiniweek2023.

Thank you to our partners at Junipero Gin.

Feast on unlimited Italian eats at Eataly Silicon Valley’s first anniversary festa. For one night only, Eataly will treat ticket holders to the ultimate party complete with more than 20 tasting stations, chef demonstrations, overflowing Italian vino, vibrant summer cocktails, towers of sweets, and more; Friday, 7pm to 10pm. // Eataly Silicon Valley, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. (San Jose); tickets at eataly.com

Enjoy Sunset Fridays at the SF Zoo. The new weekly after-hours series is family-friendly, with live music by SFJazz, an outdoor bar, and activities for the kiddos; 5pm to 7pm, Friday nights through August 25th. // Playfield Lawn, San Francisco Zoo (Lake Merced); tickets at sfzoo.org

Dead Heads rejoice! Bob Weir, John Mayer, and the rest of the Dead & Company band are posting up at Oracle Park for three nights of shows this week; 7pm Friday and Saturday, 6pm Sunday. // Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (SoMa); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Step into a Parisian-inspired discotheque at Bardot a Go Go’s Bastille Day bash. Dress in your shagadelic best to fete the French national holiday. There will be drink specials paired with '60s French pop music and videos; Friday at 9pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at seetickets.us

Or, celebrate Bastille Day with authentic French traditions, Champagne flights, costumes, and entertainment including a unicyclist, stilt walker, and magician. Don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue; Friday through Sunday. // Left Bank Brasserie locations (Larkspur, Menlo Park, San Jose, Oakland); details at leftbank.com

Couldn’t snag tickets to T. Swift’s world tour? Sing your heart out to her Speak Now album with fellow Swifities at Club 90s' Taylor Swift Night; Friday, 9:30pm to 2am. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Get up close and personal with your favorite YouTubers and creators at Open Sauce. Part science fair and part online video convention, the event will bring the wildest ideas from a lineup of top creators including Mark Rober, Allen Pan, The Hacksmith, Jake Laser, and more. Plus, you can explore a three-acre expo hall filled with 150 interactive exhibits; Saturday and Sunday. // Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero); tickets at opensauce.live

Transport yourself to a North African-inspired supper club complete with DJs, dancers, and live cirque performances. This dinner-and-a-show is one you won't want to miss; Saturday, 9:30pm to 1:30am. // Berber, 1516 Broadway St. (Russian Hill); make reservations oneventbrite.com

Party with your tribe at AfroSocaLove’s Oakland carnival and block party. Expect hot beats from around the world and stay fueled with African and Afro-Latin food options; Saturday, 2pm to 9pm. // Lot 13, 341 13th St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Throw on your flowy sun dresses for Taste of Napa. The alfresco event features offerings from more than 70 wineries, breweries, restaurants, and culinary creators. You’ll also find live music, games, prizes, a reserve tasting salon, and more activities to keep you entertained between sips and bites; Saturday, 11am to 3pm. // Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at festivalnapavalley.com

Enter the Golden States when you catch Tycho, Channel Tres, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, and more in Wine Country this weekend; Saturday. // Oxbow River Stage, 1268 McKinstry St. (Napa), ticketmaster.com.

Thank you too our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.

Get your hands on some unique pieces at the 30th Annual Clay & Glass Festival. Free admission gets you access to more than 100 artists’ works available for purchase; Saturday, 10am to 5pm. // Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd. (Palo Alto); details at acga.net

Party with Diplo and friends at Higher Ground—a one-day festival featuring rising talent in house music and established artists; Saturday, 3pm until late. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at axs.com

The 4th Annual Taste of Richmond is the perfect opportunity to sample buzzworthy food and drink from the East Bay city. Best yet, the event is accessible via BART; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Richmond Civic Center, 450 Civic Center Plaza (Richmond); tickets at eventbrite.com

Be one of the first to try Accarrino's Coffee & Donuts’ new seasonal flavor: peach lemon verbena—yum! All donuts are made to order, as well as a full offering of espresso drinks; 9am to 2pm Saturdays and Sundays. // SPQR, 1911 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights); details at spqrsf.com

Be entertained at the 112th anniversary of the Hayes Valley Carnival. This free, family-friendly street fair will feature an outdoor show by Circus Bella, carnival activities, and food and beverages from local vendors; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Proxy, 432 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley); details at eventbrite.com

Live out your dreams of being a Von Trapp Family singer at the Sound of Music sing-a-long. Led by a live host, the classic Julie Andrews musical will be shown with subtitles so the whole audience can participate. Plus, expect interactive surprises, a fancy-dress competition, and more; Sunday at 2pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Don’t miss the freshest event of the year. Foodwise’s Summer Bash will be held both inside and outside the iconic Ferry Building, with unlimited food and drink on offer from 45 beloved Bay Area's restaurants, bars, and wineries. The star of the day: peak-season produce from the farmers market; Sunday, 5:30pm to 8pm. // San Francisco Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Start your Sunday with a bump—of caviar—at the Tiburon Caviar Crawl. Purchase a Caviar Passport to gain entry to Marin’s National Caviar Day celebration where you'll be greeted by a bump and a token for the Moët vending machine. Then, make your way through 10 unique caviar-themed stations; Sunday, noon to 4pm. // Main Street (Tiburon); tickets at thecaviarco.com

Vibe out with Goth Babe—the on-the-rise dreamy pop indie duo; Sunday at 7:30pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

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