20 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.25.22)
See Alameda in an all-new way—on two-wheels, in a special bike tour followed by a bloody mary brunch hosted by Hangar 1 on select Sundays through September. (Courtesy of @hangar1distillery)

20 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.25.22)


Say goodbye to July with free ice cream from Humphry Slocombe, Napa Porch Fest, and a Peruvian Independence Day block party.

Plus, treat yourself to an Ashes & Diamonds wine pairing with the tasting menu from Nisei, Dave Chappelle hosts the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC performs his first Bay Area show in four years, and much more.

Have a good one!

See Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, the stop motion and live-action mockumentary about the beloved Youtube star. It's seven years in the making; through Thursday, July 28. // Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (Mission); tickets at roxie.com

Hey, soccer fans! For one night only, SF will play host to a must-see match between two iconic soccer clubs, 2022 UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid CF and La Liga MX’s Club América as part of the inaugural Soccer Champions Tour; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (Mission Bay); tickets at mlb.com

Trip out with Berkeley-based author Michael Pollan, who's coming to SF for a live discussion about his new four-part Netflix series,How to Change Your Mind, and his latest book, This is Your Mind on Plants, a deep-dive into caffeine, opium, and mescaline. All tickets include a paperback copy of the book; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Civic Center); tickets at cityarts.net

Celebrate the grand opening of Humphry Slocombe's newest shop with free ice cream scoops; Tuesday, 1pm to 9pm. // Humphry Slocombe, 2077 Broadway (Redwood City), humphryslocombe.com

Take a date for a special Patrón tequila dinner with passed apps and cocktails on the dock overlooking Lake Merritt followed by a three-course meal with drink pairings in the private dining room; Tuesday, 5:30pm. // Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, 1520 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); tickets ate.sparxo.com

See sculptor Ruth Asawa’s masks for the first time. Until recently, they hung on the private garden wall of Asawa's Noe Valley home, but have found a new residence as part of Stanford University’s Asian American Art Initiative; Wednesdays through Sundays, 11am to 5pm. // Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Dr. (Stanford); details at museum.stanford.edu

Get down with hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (Run DMC) who'll be making conversation and playing his first live performance in the Bay Area in four years. He’ll talk about his groundbreaking career, the band's impact, and his new children's book, Darryl's Dream. The discussion will be moderated by SoMArts' Maria Jenson; Thursday at 7pm. // Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Revisit Scoma’s, one of the city’s iconic dining institutions for seafood, cocktails and epic waterfront dining with views. Driving? Take advantage of free valet parking; 11:30am to 9pm dialy. // 1965 Al Scoma Way, Pier 47 (Fisherman’s Wharf), scomas.com

Thank you to our partners at Scoma’s.

Pop into SF’s first made-to-order popcorn store, Fluff Nugget. The nostalgic snack food gets a modern upgrade with sweet and savory flavor options including chorizo and cheddar, strawberry meringue, pistachio pesto, and more; Thursdays through Sundays. // Fluff Nugget, 432 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), fluffnugget.com

Enjoy a special tasting menu paired with of Ashes & Diamonds wines while you chat up A&D founder Kashy Khaledi; Friday. // Nisei, 2316 Polk St. (Russian Hill); reservations at tock.com.

LOL and get down with some seriously boldface names—think Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan, Maxwell, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Erykah Bad—at the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley. Curated by jazz pianist Robert Glasper, the festival will feature unique artist collabs, food from renowned area restaurants, and curated wine tasting experiences; Friday through Sunday. // Charles Krug Winery (St. Helena); Friday single-day and three-day weekend passes are available at bluenotejazzfestival.com.

Expect a showstopping performance from Broadway star and Grammy Award winner Bernadette Peters when she sings alongside the SF Symphony; Saturday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Shop for rare beauties at Orchids in the Park, presented by the San Francisco Orchid Society; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. // San Francisco County Fair Building - Hall of Flowers (Golden Gate Park); tickets at orchidsanfrancisco.org

Rally around local businesses at the 2022 Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival. More than 70 food, drink, and art vendors and local merchants take to the streets for the occasion; Saturday, 10am to 5pm. // 388 Ninth St. (Oakland); details at eventbrite.com

Head to Benicia for a two-day waterfront celebration including live music, craft beer and wine, yummy food, vendors, and a kids' activity area; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. // First Street Green, 90 First St. (Benicia); tickets at eventbrite.com

Cycle and sip your way around the island of Alameda with Hangar 1 Distillery. You'll pedal along the waterfront on bespoke Hangar 1 x Solé Bicycle inspired by Hangar's new Botanical Seltzer. A well-deserved bloody mary brunch with views of the Bay awaits back at the distillery; 9am, select Sundays through September. // Hangar 1 Distillery, 2505 Monarch St. (Alameda); reservations at hangarone.com

Honor Peru’s Independence Day with with an array of anticuchos, cebiches, and empanadas; a pisco cocktail bar; live music, and more surprises; Sunday, noon to 3pm. // La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Pier 1 1/2 (Embarcadero); tickets ateventbrite.com

Choose your own foodie adventure at Jaranita’s Peruvian Independence Day block party. The Marina restaurant is taking over Steiner Street with street food stations, live music, and drinks; Sunday, noon to 3pm. // Steiner between Lombard and Chestnut (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

Walk, skate, or dance your way around the neighborhood at Napa Porch Fest, a free one-day event showcasing local musicians on front porches around the historic Fuller Park; Sunday, 12:30pm to 5pm. // Fuller Park (Napa); map and details at napaporchfest.org

Let loose at ODC's 50th anniversary summer block party. The dance company will host a free performance of KT Nelson’s Path of Miracles, as well as other works by ODC Theater artists. Sample all-levels dance and fitness classes, support local vendors, and more; Sunday, noon to 4pm. // ODC Campus at Shotwell & 17th St. (Mission); details at odc.dance

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