Cuddle your dogs—Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are taking over the Bay Area on Monday.
If you aren't feeling super patriotic this week (we can't blame you), there are plenty of other ways to spend your time. Check out a pop-up to benefit Planned Parenthood, a cocktail showdown at Guerneville's Boon Hotel + Spa, Foodwise's Summer Bash at the Ferry Building, Mac Dre Day, and more.
Have a good one.
Welcome back IRL fireworks and festivities for the Fourth of July. We've got you covered with a guide to what's happening on the Fourth around the Bay Area—including firework displays, concerts, hot dog eating contests ('Merica baby), and more. // 7x7.com
Set your alarm to snag free tickets to see Cat Power, Spelling, and DJ Omar at Stern Grove Festival on July 17th. Tickets go live this Tuesday at 2pm. Reservations are required for all shows this year and they go fast. Once you've made your free reservation, entry is first-come, first-serve, so plan to arrive early. Good luck! // Sigmund Stern Grove (Parkside); reservations at sterngrove.org
Celebrate Mac Dre and his lasting impact on the hyphy movement and eternal mark on hip-hop music at the annual Mac Dre Day. Expect performances from OhGeesy, Kamaiyah, Andre Nickatina, Keak da Sneak, Da Boii, and more; Tuesday at 8pm. // The Warfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); tickets at axs.com
Raise funds for Planned Parenthood by doing what you already love to do: eating and drinking. Head to Bar Iris for cocktails to pair with bites from My Friend Fernando. Proceeds will be donated to PP; Tuesday, 4pm to 10pm. // Iris, 2310 Polk St. (Russian Hill); details on Instagram
Laugh out loud but keep your hands to yourself at Chris Rock's Ego Death World Tour; Wednesday at 8pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at livenation.com.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) and learn about its work to preserve rare and fragile fragments of historic films and the amassing of one of the world’s largest collections of African American quilts; Wednesday at 7pm. // Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at eventbrite.com
Are your roommates or partner tired of your venting? Air your grievances both big and small with the support of a lineup of the Bay Area's finest comedians for an interactive approach to therapy; Thursday at 7pm. // PianoFight, 144 Taylor St. (Tenderloin); tickets at eventbrite.com
Spoil your littles at the first-ever Dollie & Me Summer Camp in the City, hosted by the Westin St. Francis in partnership with Kit & Sis. Your kids will enjoy a magical experience like no other at this overnight camp filled with crafting, playtime, movies, and gifts; Friday to Saturday, 11am to 2pm. // The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. (Union Square); tickets at eventbrite.com
Wear your layers and bring your burrito of choice to Sundown Cinema. This week, catch a free screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Union Square; Friday at 6:30pm. // Tickets at sfparksalliance.org
Don't miss your chance to Rhondavous at a Club Called Rhonda. L.A.'s iconic pansexual dance party comes to SF for a night of glitter, tinsel, and neon; Friday, 9:30pm to 4am. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com
Celebrate sustainability in culinary and cocktail culture during an intimate five-course tasting menu featuring acclaimed chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Shirley Chung, Duskie Estes, Domenica Catelli, and Crista Luedtke. Hosted by Bombay Sapphire, the event will also highlight craft cocktails fromthe pros at The Matheson, Fern Bar, Barn Diva, Lo and Behold, and Rye Bar; Saturday, 5pm to 9pm. // Boon Hotel + Spa, 14711 Armstrong Woods Rd. (Guerneville); tickets at tock.com
Revive your love for the singer Selena when the SF Symphony and award-winning singer Isabel Marie Sánchez pay a special concert tribute; Saturday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Hayes Valley); tickets at sfsymphony.org
Radwood returns to San Mateo to celebrate the '80s and '90s automotive lifestyle. The quirky and fun car show blends period-correct dress with automotive awesomeness this Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr. (San Mateo); tickets at eventbrite.com
Catch Caamp’s Lavender Days tour with special guest Houndmount; 8pm Saturday // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley),tickets at ticketmaster.com.
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Reconsider humble paper at Paper Show. Most often, paper is seen just as a base medium, with the paint or ink on it carrying the story or message. In this new exhibit, the paper itself becomes the star, used to directly construct images and narrative; opening reception 4pm to 7pm Saturday, by appointment through Aug. 6. // Heron Arts, 7 Heron St. (SoMa); details at heronarts.com.
Step back in time for an afternoon of Victorian-inspired oddities at the last standing Victorian on Lake Merritt. Period dress is encouraged and will be rewarded with raffle tickets for delightful prizes. Plus, you'll be able to shop uniquely bizarre art, curiosities, and antiques from the Victorian era; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. // Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com
Sip, savor, and celebrate at the Foodwise Summer Bash. This epic tasting includes food and drink from 45 of the Bay Area's beloved restaurants, bars, and wineries—think Shuggie's Trash Pie, Sorrel, Prubechu, Pomella, Wildhawk, and many more—all crafting delicious bites and beverages featuring farmers market bounty; Sunday, 5:30pm to 8pm. // San Francisco Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com
Dance, walk, drink, exercise, and hang out on car-free Valencia Street—Sunday Streets returns to the Mission this week. There will be a rock climbing wall, free bike rentals, a hula hoop zone, dance parties, a marketplace featuring local makers, and outdoor dining; 11am to 4pm Sunday on Valencia between Duboce Ave. and 26th St. // For more info, go to sundaystreetssf.com.
End the week on a chill note with a headlining set from indie-folk group Fleet Foxes; Sunday at 6pm. // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at ticketmaster.com
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