15 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.26.23)
Embrace the season with outdoor film screenings around the Bay Area. (Courtesy SF Parks Alliance)

15 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.26.23)


Bundle up and BYOB (bring your own burrito) for outdoor movie nights this week.

For those sticking around town this Fourth of July weekend, we've rounded up plenty of happenings to keep you busy (most of which are free) like the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Mosswood Meltdown, a natty wine and sushi dinner, the grand opening of Flour + Water’s new pizzeria, a post-A's game fireworks show, and more.

Have a good one.

Experience the final days of Fleurs de Villes (Flowers of Cities), a Pride show featuring fresh floral installments inspired by San Francisco’s LGBTQIA+ icons and trailblazers, including drag legend Heklina, visionary activist Harvey Milk and more; 10am to 7pm Monday through July 4th. // The San Francisco Mint, 88 5th St. (SoMa); tickets at showpass.com

Oakland Black Pride Week kicks off Wednesday (6pm) with a benefit dinner prepared by chef Preeti Mistry. Throughout the week, hit up events including a queer pub crawl (6pm to 10pm Friday), the 3rd Annual Queer Expo (noon to 8pm Saturday), a Biscuits and Bellinis brunch (11am to 3pm Saturday), and a cookout wrap party (3pm to 8pm Sunday). // Details and tickets at oaklandblackpride.org

Get free admission to the Alameda County Fair this Wednesday with the donation of new and unopened dog or cat food. // Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2005 Valley Ave. (Pleasanton); details at alamedacountyfair.com

Munch hand-rolled mozzarella sticks, head-on shrimp scampi, and Double8 Dairy buffalo gelato soft serve at Flour + Water Pizzeria. The new spot will be open daily from 5:30pm to 10pm. // Flour + Water Pizzeria, 532 Columbus Ave. (North Beach); reservations available at resy.com

Take your seat at the San Francisco Symphony for American songs by George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel, and Margaret Bonds when renowned classical singer Julia Bullock takes the stage; 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets are available at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

Chant “sell the team” when the A’s take on the White Sox, followed by a fireworks and drone show; Friday, 6:40pm. // Oakland Coliseum, 7000 S Coliseum Way (Oakland); tickets at mlb.com

For some free family fun, Berkeley’s outdoor movie series continues this week with a screening of Minions: The Rise of Gruin Strawberry Creek Park; Friday at 8:40pm. // 1260 Allston Way (Berkeley); details at berkeleyca.gov

If you feel the need…for an outdoor flick, head to the Presidio for a free outdoor screening of Top Gun: Maverick; Friday at 7:30pm. // The Presidio Civil War Parade Ground (Presidio); details at dothebay.com

Got a BofA card? Get free admission to more than 225 cultural institutions across the U.S.—including OMCA, the CJM, de Young, Legion of Honor, San José Museum of Art, and more around the Bay Area; Saturday and Sunday. // Details at bankofamerica.com

Sip on natty wine while enjoying a nine-piece temari sushi dinner at Purity Wine, the buzzed-about natural wine brand which you can find by the glass at spots like Arcana and Bodega; Saturday, 5pm to 8pm. // Purity Wine, 1401 Marina Way S #280 (Richmond); DM @puritywine for reservations

Delight your senses with a five-course culinary journey at Gloria Ferrer. A deliciously curated meal is paired with a selection of Sonoma-grown sparkling and still wines. Featuring ingredients sourced from the estate gardens, this is a fresh, fun way to discover Sonoma Wine Country. // 23555 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); for reservations, go to gloriaferrer.com.

Thank you to our partners at Gloria Ferrer.

The beloved punk party and music festival Mosswood Meltdownreturns this weekend, hosted by John Waters. Notable acts include Le Tigre, Gravy Train!!!!, Tina & the Total Babes, and Bratmobile’s first public performance in over 20 years; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10pm. // Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St. (Oakland); tickets at mosswoodmeltdown.com

Bundle up for a free outdoor screening of Pixar’s Finding Doryas part of Jack London Square's free Waterfront Flicks series; Saturday, 8:30pm. // Marina Lawn, Jack London Square (Oakland); details at jacklondonsquare.com

Mosey down Fillmore street while listening to the sounds from the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast. From sun-up to sundown you’ll find live music across multiple stages spanning eight blocks. Plus, browse fine arts and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and drink; 10am to 6pm Saturday and until 5pm Sunday. // Fillmore St. between Geary and Jackson (Pacific Heights); details at fillmorejazzfest.com

Choke down a win at the San Francisco Fourth of July pub crawl and hot dog eating contest. The crawl kicks off at Mayes Oyster House and makes its way to the likes of McTeague's Saloon, El Lopo, R Bar, and more. A wristband will get you free bar entry and discounted drink specials; Saturday, 4pm to 10pm. // Lower Polk St. (TenderNob / Nob Hill); tickets at crawlsf.com

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