17 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.15.20)
Yosemite National Park is open! Make reservations in advance as passes are limited. (Courtesy of @yosemitenps)

17 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.15.20)


Cross your fingers for not-so-foggy weather, ditch your sweatpants, and get excited because outdoor dining in San Francisco is finally here.

Or, you can road trip to Yosemite!

You can also stay inside for virtual SF Design Week; treat yourself to a cake that benefits organizations fighting for equality; learn more about the Fillmore jazz era; and grab some Golden Gate Park merch.

Order a Do Better Cake from Natty Cakes. All cake proceeds go to an organization of your choice working to end racial injustice, including Color of Change and Black Visions Collective, pick up on Friday or Saturday. // $100, lovenattycakes.com

Visit Yosemite National Park. Now that the park and lodging options are officially open, get out and explore 800 miles of trails. For now, the park is limiting vehicle entry to 50 percent of the usual June entry rate. // Find details and reserve a permit on nps.gov

Virtually attend SF Design Week. Get ready for ten days of studio crawls, networking events, designer spotlights, and more. The festival kicks off Monday with a keynote by Alana Washington who will discuss challenges designers face and the impact of social unrest on Black designers, through Thursday June 25. // $39 for an all access pass, Eventbrite

Visit Golden Gate Park's pop-up welcome center. Inside a refurbished freight container by the Conservatory of Flowers, you'll find Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary merchandise—think hoodies, beanies, and posters—plus park-inspired items by local artists, 11am to 6pm PST daily. // goldengatepark150.com

View Museum of Craft and Design's Design by Distance. The virtual exhibit highlights the different ways that designers around the world are developing objects, garments, and spaces during the Coronavirus pandemic, through December 31. // View on sfmcd.org

Watch Oakland–based and American Conservatory Theater–trained actor Delroy Lindo in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods. // netflix.com

Learn about jazz history and the West Coast African-American experience with documentary filmmaker and writer Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer and archivist Lewis Watts. In addition to watching a slideshow presentation, hear about the new edition of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era, featuring photographs, memorabilia, and interviews with Fillmore jazz musicians, Friday at 12pm PST. // Details on moadsf.org

Catch a drive-in movie in Alameda. This weekend's options include Jurassic Park on Friday and Grease on Saturday—just remember to bring some popcorn! When you pay to park, receive a free GA ticket to the 2021 Alameda County Fair, Fridays and Saturdays through August 1st, gates at 7:30pm PST and movie begins at dark. // alamedacountyfair.com

Dine al fresco at a reopened San Francisco restaurant.Expect limited capacity and social distancing measures—and don't forget your mask!! // 7x7.com

Watch SF Recovery Theatre and PianoFight's dramatic reading of Race by David Mamet, Friday (live) and Saturday and Sunday (rebroadcast) at 7:30pm PST. // $20 suggested donation, password is 152991, zoom.us

Participate in The National Arts Drive. Follow an interactive map while staying within your car to see visual art installations and performances from driveways, balconies, windows, and front lawns in cities across the US, Canada, and Mexico—including San Francisco, Saturday from 1 to 4pm PST. // nationalartsdrive.com

Treat dad to a Bay Area made Father's Day gift. // 7x7.com

Listen to live music performed from a truck bed outside The Riptide. Grab a drink and get ready to groove—while social distancing of course! Regularly check the bar's Facebook page for times and details. // Facebook

Unleash your inner kid—or keep your kids busy at home—with Le Marais Bakery's new Bake at Home Kids Kit, featuring rainbow sprinkle cookie, snickerdoodle cookie, and marshmallow brownie mixes. // $49.95, williams-sonoma.com

Watch Oakland rapper G-Eazy's new "Love Is Gone" video. While the song first came out back in 2017, the message remains relevant today. In addition to a new verse by California rapper JAHMED discussing police brutality, discrimination, and recent protests, the newly released video features clips of protestors advocating for change. // youtube.com

If you missed Brianna Noble protesting in Oakland via horseback, visit a mural depiction of her by Bay Area artists leading a march outside of Luka's Taproom in Oakland.

Celebrate dad with Stern Grove Festival's Father's Day Funk. While the in-person music fest is cancelled this summer, catch weekly virtual video playlists with different themes featuring past performances, special guests, and more, Sundays at 4:30pm PST through August 16th. // Details on sterngrove.org

Tune in to Drake's Brewing Company's first ever Fire Fueled Fowl Play Date with Henhouse Brewing. Enjoy a panel discussion with Bay Area beer experts Sayre Piotrkowski and John Gillooly—while they simultaneously drink some brews and munch on hotter and hotter wings, Sunday at 6pm PST. // Details on drinkdrakes.com

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