24 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.10.24)
The Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series kicks off with Jordan Davis. (Brian Walker Photography / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.10.24)


The '90s are calling this week as we continue to celebrate Pride and Juneteenth.

Janet Jackson is stopping by, a festival in the Fillmore has its own dedicated '90s block, and the weekend wraps up with a yacht party all about the decade.

Also on view: portraits by Irving Penn, a Bullitt sundown screening, and works from the Black Film Festival. Chocolate is another theme, making an appearance at a SoMa arts show and a whiskey pairing with Dandelion.

Oh, and don’t forget that this Sunday is Father’s Day!

Experience Irving Penn beyond a museum. Coinciding with Penn’s retrospective at the de Young, Robert Koch Gallery is exhibiting a series of Penn’s portraits from his travels though Papua New Guinea, South America, and Africa; Monday through Saturday, through August 3rd. // Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St., 5th Floor (Union Square); details at kochgallery.com

DIY your sushi date. Learn how to source fresh fish and create your favorite rolls with a sushi-making class by Kaz Matsune from Breakthrough Sushi; Tuesday, 5:30pm to 8pm. // Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post St. (Japantown); tickets at eventbrite.com

Make plans for TreasureFest. Tix to this month's fest—featuring all the local music, makers, and food you can handle—drop today. 7x7 Social Club members get BOGOs! Join the club. // June 29-30 on Treasure Island, treasurefest.com

Go see the iconic Janet Jackson. Her "Together Again" tour is making a stop this week—and bringing Nelly along as a special guest; Wednesday, 8pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com (PS: 7x7 Social Club members scored free tickets! Join the club to grab seats to future shows.)

Laugh it off. Before her sold-out show in SF, you can still see Hannah Gadsby on her Woof! tour across the bridge; Thursday and Friday, 7:30pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at hannahgadsby.com.au

Feel the Vineyard Vibes at Arista Winery's new summer series mixing wine, food, and music in the Russian River Valley. Held once monthly, the ticketed event promises a complimentary glass of wine and unlimited pizza; 4:30pm to 7:30pm Friday, through September 13. // 7015 Westside Rd. (Healdsburg); tickets at exploretock.com.

Eat out and tune in. Discuss, connect, and reflect over a five-course meal prepared by a local chef and produced by On Connection in an artist-run collective space. Aura photography also included; Thursday, 6:30pm to 9pm. // Wave Collective, 663 Haight St. (Lower Haight); tickets at humanitix.com

Kick off the 26th Annual Black Film Festival. Opening night features three films from local and national Black creators, a director Q&A, and a barbecue dinner and drinks sesh to wrap everything up; Thursday, 3:30pm to 9:30pm. // African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. (Western Addition); tickets at eventbrite.com

Look behind the lens with Todd Hido. The acclaimed photographer and his longtime collaborator, writer Katya Tylevich, are delivering an artist talk and multimedia presentation; Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. // Minnesota Street Project, 1150 25th St. (Dogpatch); tickets at thethirdplace.is

Groove with a view. The Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series is officially underway, turning a casino parking lot into a bustling outdoor arena to host Pretty Lights, Rod Stewart, Alabama, and more. It starts this Friday with country sensation Jordan Davis; through Saturday, September 21st. // Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, 50 Stateline Ave. (Stateline); lineup and tickets at visitlaketahoe.com

Explore Jewish culture and identity through the paintings, sculptures, interactive video games, video works, photographs, and more of a wide range of artists in the California Jewish Open; through Oct. 20. 7x7 Social Club members get $7 off tickets. // Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. (SoMa), thecjm.org

Screen Bullitt in its home town. Grab some grub from nearby food trucks, claim your spot on the grass, and settle in to watch the SF-centric Steve McQueen classic; 6pm Friday; movie begins at sundown. // Civil War Parade Ground, Graham St. (Presidio); reserve advance seats at sfparksalliance.org

Dance the day away. Daybreaker, the wellness-centered daytime dance party, is kicking off Saturday with vibes of peace and compassion. Wear white and get ready to move; Saturday, 10am to 1pm. // Thrive City at the Chase Center, 1725 3rd St. (Mission Bay); tickets at eventbrite.com

Go for pastries or say "kanpai!" for Pride. This Saturday, pick your poison: afternoon tea with rainbow pastry treats at the Palace Hotel's Garden Court Restaurant benefitting the SFLGBT Center (12-4pm, reservations at opentable.com) or a sake crawl through the Castro featuring three female sake brewers from Japan (beginning at 2pm,details and tickets at eventbrite.com). Why not both?

Get sweet treats at an up-and-coming art show. A chocolate and art show in SoMa brings together local artists and creators for an afternoon of live body painting, portrait sessions, and music—complete with free chocolate; Saturday, 1pm to 7pm. // SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Give it up for The EndUp. The San Francisco nightlife institution is turning 50, and that means a party. Check out their Union Square takeover with DJs Marshall Jefferson, Oscar G, and more; Saturday, 1pm to 9pm. // Union Square Plaza, 234 Geary St. (Union Square); details at sflivefest.com

See Amy Nathan's latest at CULT. For her third solo exhibition, "Compass Rose Hips," Nathan explores form, sustenance, fragrance, and hydration in drawings and sculpture; artist reception on Saturday 2pm to 4 pm. // CULT Bureau, 482-D 49th St. (Oakland); details at cultexhibitions.com

Make a fragrant gift for Dad (or yourself). Mix and blend your own cologne in a hands-on workshop from natural fragrance brand Juniper Ridge; Saturday, 2pm to 4pm. // 1 Hotel San Francisco, 8 Mission St. (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Treat yourself to chocolate and whiskey. The luxe chocolatiers at Dandelion are hosting a chocolate and Irish whiskey pairing experience led by "Irish Whiskey Lad" Andrew Healy, where you get to taste and learn about the best of both worlds; Saturday at 7pm. // Dandelion Chocolate, 2600 16th St. (Mission); reservations at exploretock.com

Throwback through the Fillmore. One of the largest in the country, the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is a tour through the past and an event for the community. Eat, drink, and shop on six city blocks as you groove to music of the '70s through the 00s; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // 1330 Fillmore St. (Fillmore); details at eventbrite.com.

Immerse yourself in indigenous culture. Celebrate the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples with a showcase of music, dance, art, and more at this year’s Native Contemporary Arts Festival; Sunday, noon to 3pm. // Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd St. and 4th St. (SoMa); details at ybgfestival.org

Make it a special Sunday. A lineup of Juneteenth and Father's Day performances at the Golden Gate Park bandshell will include the works of Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Scott Joplin, and others; Sunday, 1pm to 2:30pm. // 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); details at goldengateparkband.org

Sail into the '90s. Yacht party meets blast from the past. Cruise and dance to your favorite '90s hits—hip hop, house, R&B, and those boy band hits you know every word to—aboard the San Francisco Spirit; Saturday, Okay 9:30pm to 1am. // Pier 3, 101 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Grab a slice of 'za and toast to 70 years of the North Beach Festival with more than 200 local vendors featuring food, drinks, and more. You'll catch live music, hear poetry readings, see Club Fugazi acrobatics, a makers block, and more fun surprises; 11am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday. // 11 blocks in North Beach; northbeachfestival.org

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