Level up your summer with these can't-miss happenings around the Bay.
Pop over to The Palace Hotel for Ayesha Curry's limited-time Sweet July Tea experience in the Garden Court; get inked at California Academy of Sciences' first-ever live pop-up and nightlife event; party with Diplo at The Menagerie Block Party; experience a full concert of Pixar scores performed by the SF Symphony; and much more.
Have a good one.
Experience world-class culture in iconic Wine Country settings at Festival Napa Valley. The 2022 summer season is in full swing with daily luncheons in dramatic winery gardens, performances from emerging musicians, dancers from the New York City and San Francisco ballets, and more; daily through Sunday, July 24th. // Tickets at festivalnapavalley.org
Don’t miss the West Coast Premiere of "AloneTogether," a multimedia art installation examining life in lockdown through the eyes of children. Premiered at the High Line Nine Gallery in New York in late 2021, "AloneTogether" comprises spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, and film and features 500 YPC choristers, 15 composers and songwriters, seven poets, three choreographers, and two filmmakers; open daily through Wednesday, August 31st. // CIA at Copia, 500 1st St. (Napa); details at ypc.org
Get your steps in by exploring the newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops, a park a decade in the making. From the designers of NYC’s High Line, the 14-acre GGNRA parkland site includes scenic overlooks trails, fire pits, play areas, and gardens with 180 varieties of native plants. Plus, daily food trucks! // presidiotunneltops.gov
Sample cocktails from Kaiyo, Redwood Empire, and AD Laws at Dirty Summer Whiskey Festival. You know what they say, too much of anything is bad but too much whiskey just isn’t enough; Tuesday, 4pm to 9pm. // Dirty Habit, 12 Fourth St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com
It’s hard to believe we’re already approaching the end of Stern Grove’s 2022 season. Don’t miss out on free tickets to see the San Francisco Symphony in the grove on July 31st. Tickets go live Tuesday at 2pm. // Sigmund Stern Grove (Parkside); reservations at sterngrove.org
Experience Diego Rivera’s America and discover the globally renowned artist’s vision for North America through more than 150 works of art; through Jan. 22, 2023. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa), Save when you purchase advance tickets at sfmoma.org.
Thank you to our partners at SFMOMA.
Enjoy films, events, and performances when San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns this week in the city and the East Bay; Thursday through August 7th. // jfi.org
Get inked at Cal Academy's first tattoo-themed Nightlife event. Plus, learn the history of tebori—a centuries-old tattoo tradition inspired by Japanese art and lore; learn about the mysterious lives of giant squids; and practice your own tattoo skills with real cuttlefish ink in a workshop presented the Museum of Craft and Design; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org
Belt it out, if you dare, at a sing-along like no other—in anartist-created motorcycle-sidecar with a built-in karaoke machine. The community event is part of the exhibition Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision; Thursday at 5 pm. // 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center); tickets at asianart.org
Groove into the weekend with two nights of headlining shows from Australian mega-star Tash Sultana; Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at thefoxoakland.com
Be mesmerized by the wonderful world of arthropods at Bugs, a fantastical exhibit created by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Weta Workshop. With ultra-detailed, larger-than-life models, video, hands-on activities, scientific specimens and immersive experiences, visitors will delight in the bizarre beauty of bugs, glimpse the world from their perspective, and learn just how they’ve evolved some of their amazing adaptations and behaviors; through January 22, 2023. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org
Thank you to our partners at California Academy of Sciences.
Learn from the best at a cartooning class with New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Campbell. Tickets include all your cartooning supplies, instruction, and a glass of wine; Thursday at 6:30pm. // La Prenda Tasting Room, 535 1st St. W (Sonoma); tickets at laprendawines.com
Raise a glass to Karl at Off the Grid Fort Mason’s Fog Appreciation Day. In honor of SF’s favorite predictable weather pattern, there will be foam-topped foods and dry ice cocktails, fog machines, and a celebrity meteorologist geeking out on all things climate. And, if you come dressed in all white, you get 10 percent off at the bar; Friday, 5pm to 10pm. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details at offthegrid.com
Transport yourself to the islands at… Morton’s Steakhouse? Hear us out. For one night only, tropical drinks and dishes—think ahi tuna poke bao buns and kalua pork tostones—are on offer; Friday at 6pm. // Morton’s Steakhouse, 400 Post St. (TenderNob); tickets at eventbrite.com
Get down with Diplo at The Menagerie Block Party. The annual Burning Man Art & Sound Camp fundraiser will include four stages of music with sets from Diplo, Maya Jane Coles, Paul Woolford, and more; Saturday, 2pm until late. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com
Come together for the much-loved “Beatles in the Park.” Bay Area and Los Angeles talents will re-create Paul, John, George, and Ringo’s signature stylings accompanied by a 13-piece band. There will be locally sourced food, beer, and wine; Saturday, 6pm to 9pm. // Creek Park (San Anselmo); tickets at sananselmoarts.org
Load up on local produce, artisan cheeses, meat, flowers, baked goods, prepared foods, and more at Point Reyes Farmers Market, the first organic farmers market in the greater Bay Area. This quaint, community-oriented market wraps around the front of Toby’s Feed Barn, where you’ll find lively music and a spacious picnic area to enjoy your food al fresco; 9am to 2pm Saturdays, through November 5th. // agriculturalinstitute.org/point-reyes
Thank you to our partners at Point Reyes Farmers Market.
Runners and spectators will take over the 7x7 for the 45th Annual San Francisco Marathon; Saturday, 5:30am to 11pm. // thesfmarathon.com
From Finding Nemo to The Incredibles, kids and kids-at-heart won't want to miss a full concert of Pixar scores performed by the SF Symphony; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org
Experience the magic of Guo Pei's couture creations on the big screen with a viewing of Over the Moon, an animated film featuring costumes by the renowned Chinese designer. Afterward, enjoy complimentary snacks in the Court of Honor; Saturday at 11am. // Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave. (Sea Cliff); tickets at legionofhonor.famsf.org
Don't miss Dave Chappelle as the comedian hosts the first-ever Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley, where jazz will collide with R&B and hip-hop via unique collaborations with artists including Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Erykah Badu. Curated by jazz pianist Robert Glasper, the fest will also feature VIP wine tastings and a special live taping of the award-winning podcast "The Midnight Miracle"; July 29-31. // Charles Krug Winery (St. Helena); get tickets at bluenotejazzfestival.com.
Thank you to our partners at Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley.
Come dressed in your best Bollywood glam for Nonstop Bhangra—the vibrant dance party open to all. The night kicks off with a "Baraat Mob" procession with live instruments, followed by an interactive dance lesson, dance performances, complimentary snacks, and beautiful henna art; Saturday, 8pm to 1am. // St. Joseph's Art Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com
Step aboard President Roosevelt's "floating White House," the historic USS Potomac. Now a National Historic Landmark and active memorial to FDR, you'll experience a two–hour narrated history cruise on the Bay; Saturday, 10:30am to 12:30pm. // Jack London Square, 540 Water St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com
Bring your friends and K-Pop fans to the Bay Area's first-ever K-Fest, featuring performances from local dance teams, pop-up vendors, workshops, and more; Saturday, 10:30am to 7pm. // 1610 Geary Blvd. (Japantown); tickets at eventbrite.com
For anyone with IPA fatigue, join Bike East Bay and Drake's Brewing Co. for Session Beer Fest. More than 25 breweries will be pouring refreshing, low-ABV brews along with live music and food trucks on the shores of Lake Merritt; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // Snow Park, 1299 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com
Witness opera in a new light at West Edge Festival, where early and contemporary works are reimagined for a modern audience. The company will present three operas over the next three weekends: Handel's Julius Caesar, Paul Dukas' Ariane & Bluebeard, and Coraline, based on the 2018 novel by Neil Gaiman; Saturday through August 7th. // The Scottish Rite, 1547 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); tickets at westedgeopera.org
Pinkies up for Ayesha Curry's Sweet July tea and pop-up shop experience, at Palace Hotel's Garden Court. The limited-time tea menu (served from noon to 2pm Saturday) will highlight recipes hand selected by Curry, including her signature bread pudding. The shop (open daily 9:30am to 6:30pm) is stocked with Sweet July branded goods plus premium products from Black-owned companies and Bay Area makers; through July. // The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St. (SoMa); reservations for tea at opentable.com or by calling 415-546-5089.
Level up your Sunday at Broc Cellars' annual summer celebration, Broctacular. The beloved urban winery will be pouring its latest releases with food from Hog Island Oyster Co., A16, Tacos el Precioso, and Always Aloha Shaved Ice available for purchase. To top it all off, Rob Reich and the Circus Bella All-Star Band will be entertaining the crowd with thrilling feats; Sunday, 11:30am to 4pm. // Broc Cellars, 1300 Fifith St. (Berkeley); tickets at exploretock.com