Wild about ube? Don't miss this week's ube festival Yum Yams, with treats from local vendors including Buko Bakes. (Courtesy of @buko_bakes)

23 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.05.21)

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The Fourth is behind us, but feel free to keep the celebratory vibes going this week.

Say cheers at the new Polk Street bar Trade Routes; catch a live show at Zeitgeist or Sunset Cinema on the lawn at Charles Krug Winery; get tickets to the new circus coming to Club Fugazi; and eat your way through an ube festival.


Have a great week!

Snag tickets to Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story. Come fall, the new acrobatic circus inspired by the Bay Area will by soaring inside Club Fugazi, former home of Beach Blanket Babylon. // Club Fugazi, 678 Green St. (Russian Hill); tickets on clubfugazisf.com


Check out Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Home, an exhibition featuring treasures from the City Lights cofounder's Francisco Street apartment—including his writing desk and a World War II naval officer coat—at the Beat Museum through December 31st. // The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway (North Beach), kerouac.com


Chill out in the kitchen with Steamed: A Catharsis Cookboo
k. Created by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Tara Duggan and local food writer Rachel Levin, the new book is filled with recipes to cure your bad mood. // Purchase ($20 hardcover) on runningpress.com


Don't miss Green Apple Books' return to IRL author events. Mathew Clark Davidson will chat with Juli Delgado Lopera, author of Doubting Thomas, a novel that chronicles a young gay teacher's challenging year; Wednesday at 6pm. // Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset), greenapplebooks.com


Take a run on Mount Sutro, one of SF's most beautiful green places, during REI's Dirt, Sweat & Beers series. This 5K/10K run and DIY cleanup event is open July 1st through August 29th. // Register at reidirtsweatandbeers.splashthat.com/7x7.

Thank you to our partners at REI.

Order the buttermilk fried burrata at Luna, the new eatery in the former home of Luna Park (yes, the sign remains); open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. // Luna, 694 Valencia St. (Mission), lunasf.com


Grab a drink at Trade Routes
, a new Polk Street bar serving cocktails such as the Saint Elaine (cucumber-infused gin, butterfly pea amaro, and grapefruit); Wednesday through Sunday. // Trade Routes Bar, 1750 Polk St. (Nob Hill), traderoutesbar.com


Re-watch Velvet Goldmine, Todd Haynes' investigation of glam rocker Brian Slade. Before the showing, Andrew St. James will provide some tunes and music videos by Shannon and The Clams, Sonny & The Sunsets, and more; doors at 6:30pm on Thursday. // Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (Mission); tickets ($20) on roxie.com


Explore the interplay of color, light, and human perception at Contemporary Optics, a series of large-scale sculptures, inspired by environmental and cosmological phenomena, by international artists Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Anish Kapoor; ongoing. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); advance tickets required for admission; bit.ly/3yFpvwa

Thank you to our partners at SFMOMA.

Watch Two Dykes and a Mic. Best friends Rachel Scanlon and McKenzie Goodwin are bringing their traveling comedy show to El Rio—with a special surprise guest; Thursday at 7:30pm. // El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Bernal Heights); tickets ($20 in advance, $25 day of show) on eventbrite.com


Treat yourself to a scoop of Yogurt Lassi with Raspberries, Salt & Straw's limited-edition flavor—packed with raspberry jam, cumin seeds, cardamom, and rosewater—created with chef Heena Patel of Besharam; through July. // Multiple Salt & Straw locations, saltandstraw.com


Take an IRL class at Workshop SF, starting with a beginner-friendly botanical watercolor class this Friday at 7pm. // WorkshopSF, 1310 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets ($68) on etix.com


Get down with Ferry Fridays, a summertime series featuring your favorite food vendors plus live outdoor music at the Ferry Building's back plaza. Up this week? Oakland band Lo Cura; 3pm to 6pm Fridays through September 24th. //1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), ferrybuildingmarketplace.com


Settle on the lawn at Charles Krug Winery for Sunset Cinema. This week's showing of the Disney/Pixar film Soul will be served with a side of wine as well as chicken sandwiches and avocado fries from the Heritage Eats food truck; Friday at 6:30pm. // Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main St. (St. Helena); tickets ($10) on eventbrite.com


Participate in Spaces: Oakland, a site-specific performance arts experience in celebration of Oakland's residents and identity. You'll have the chance to move and interact; 6pm Friday through Sunday. // Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (Oakland); tickets ($10 and up) on eventbrite.com

Spread good vibes at Love on Haight. The tie dye hub's new mural is reason enough for a party—expect barbecue, face painting, and groovy live music; 1pm to 6pm Saturday. // Love on Haight, 1400 Haight St. (Upper Haight); details (free) on facebook.com


Celebrate 10 years of Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine
. The walking tour, led by Joseph Amster in character, is an ode to 19th century businessman and self-proclaimed US Emperor Joshua Norton. Wear a costume and join the parade from Embarcadero Plaza to St. Mary's Park; Saturday at 10am. // Details on emperornortontour.com


Catch Zeitgeist's Summer Sunday show
. Every Sunday through August, the Mission bar will host afternoon (2pm to 5pm) and evening (6pm to 9pm) shows with rotating genres—think soul, blues, Balkan, funk, and more. // Zeitgeis, 199 Valencia St. (Mission), instagram.com


Shop more than 30 vendors at the Indigenous Red Market. Plus, see live drumming and dance performances; Sunday from 11am to 4pm. // 3124 International Blvd. (Oakland), details on facebook.com


Eat your vegetables. Jeremy Fox, the Michelin-starred chef formerly of Napa's Ubuntu, is back on top in Los Angeles with three poppin' restaurants including Birdie G's, named for his daughter and grandmother. The Santa Monica eatery is the final stop on our California Culinary Road Trip, in partnership with The Spice Hunter. Get the recipe for Fox's asparagus with horsey feta, plus use the code 7x725 to receive 25 percent off the Everything Bagel Crunch you'll need to complete the dish. // 7x7.com


View Clues to Civilization, an exhibit featuring conceptual photographs by Catherine Wagner at Jessica Silverman Gallery, which opened its Chinatown this May; Friday through August 14th. // Jessica Silverman Gallery, 621 Grant Ave. (Chinatown), jessicasilvermangallery.com


Throw some punches. SF Boxing Club will be popping up at sporting goods shop Decathlon to teach you basic offense and defense skills, footwork, mitt and bag work, and boxing stance; Sunday from 11 to 11:45am. // Decathlon, 2300 16th St. Suite 220 (Mission); tickets (free) on eventbrite.com


Eat your heart out at Yum Yams: A Celebration of All Things Ube. The tasty festival lineup includes bites from Pinoy Heritage's Abaca; ube horchata from Barya Kitchen; and Suamalie Ano's mini round ube donuts topped with latik and coconut sauce—plus art and shopping; Sunday from noon to 5pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets ($5) on kapwagardens.com

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