26 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.5.23)
Experience the de Young's art collection in a new way at Bouquets to Art (Gary Sexton, courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

26 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.5.23)


Pop a Benadryl and head to the de Young for Bouquets to Art this week.

Plus, feast on a fresh collaboration between Michelin-starred Octavia and Osito, get free entry to the San Francisco Zoo, clink pints at Schroeder's 130th anniversary party, celebrate Juneteenth on the Waterfront, shop West Coast Craft, and tons more.

Have a good one!

Things are blooming at the de Young Museum—Bouquets to Art returns this week. For one week only, experience floral art that complements the gallery's permanent collection, created by more than 100 Bay Area floral designers. Opening night includes food, drink, and first access (Monday, 5:30pm to 10pm); Tuesday to Sunday. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets atfamsf.org

One of Mexico City’s hottest chefs is popping up this month at Turntable at Lord Stanley. Taste from two menus inspired by chef Lucho Martino's CDMX restaurants, Em and Martinez. In addition to a seated tasting menu, there will also be a takeout menu featuring Nashville-style hot chicken and Parker House rolls; Tuesdays to Saturdays, 5:30pm to 10pm. // Turntable at Lord Stanley, 2065 Polk St. (Nob Hill); details at lordstanleysf.com

At San Francisco Design Week, witness the unique intersection of ideas, design, business, and entrepreneurial spirit with studio tours, events, exhibitions, and conversations with the designers shaping architecture, fashion, product design, and more; Tuesday to Sunday. // sfdesignweek.org

You’d be Crazy not to see Seal on his world tour stop at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Join the chefs from Michelin-starred Octavia and Osito for a one-of-a-kind collaboration dinner highlighting the very best local and seasonal ingredients; Tuesday, 5:30pm to 9pm. // Osito, 2875 18th St. (Mission); tickets at tock.com

A new pop-up experience called China Oaxaca is coming to Downtown Napa this week. From a team of seasoned culinary and cocktail experts comes an exciting Mexican-Asian fusion menu served family-style. Think ahi ceviche with Sichuan spiced pecans, five spice smoked “Sifu” short ribs in a mole sauce, and more plus creative cocktails; Wednesday to Friday, 5:30pm to 10pm. // The Andaz Hotel, 1450 1st St. (Napa); details at thewarrenden.com

Want a prom re-do? Head to Nightlife: Under the Sea Prom. Don’t miss a headline performance from Jada Imani, a mesmerizing dive show in the Coral Reef tank, and crafting stations where you can make your own Neptune crowns and coral corsages; Thursday at 6pm. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org

Join The Charter Oak and Russian River Brewing Co. for a summertime dinner party on the restaurant's dreamy tree-covered courtyard. This special event includes a canapé welcome reception, followed by a family-style dinner with a curated selection of Russian River Brewing favorites; Thursday at 6pm. // The Charter Oak, 1050 Charter Oak Ave. (St. Helena); tickets at resy.com

Turn up at the Pitbull, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin Reggaeton party where VJs will be playing all of the newest and hottest music videos on Temple's giant LED wall; Thursday, 10pm to 2am. // Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at templesf.com

Get your steps in at the SF Zoo’s free day for residents. Proof of residency—a valid ID or utility bill—will get you access to explore 100 acres of animals, plants, and other attractions; Thursday, 10am to 5pm (last admission is at 4pm). // San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd. & Upper Great Hwy (Lake Merced); details at sfzoo.org

Level up your wine knowledge at the 2023 Chardonnay Pinot Classic. The weekend event curated by master somms and acclaimed winemakers includes grand tastings, seminars, and gourmet dining with such participants as Frank Family Vineyards, Iron Horse Vineyards, Etude, and Beringer—plus spa treatments will be available at Spa Terra, which is cut into an estate cave. Can't drink and drive? Good thing you'll be a luxe resort; Thursday to Sunday. // The Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at chardonnayclassic.com

LOL with beloved podcast host and standup comedian Heather McMahan on her Comeback tour; Friday at 8pm. // Palace of Fine Arts Theatre 3301 Lyon St. (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

Raise a pint or two to celebrate 130 years of Schroeder’s. The beloved Bavarian beer hall is kicking off a year of anniversary activities with an official birthday party. Sip on a specially crafted anniversary beer by East Brother Beer Company, fill up on festival-style German fare, enjoy live music and DJ beats, giveaways and more; Friday, 3pm to 10pm. // Schroeder’s, 240 Front St. (Financial District); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Learn how to make Georgian flatbread (khachapuri) from scratch with Ukrainian-American chef and food blogger Anna Voloshyna; Saturday, 5pm to 7pm. // Daily Driver, 2535 3rd St. (Dogpatch); tickets at feedapp.com

Don’t miss the stunning West Coast premiere of The Great Animal Orchestra. From rainforests and deserts to Arctic tundra and coral reefs, you'll hear the howls, croaks, hums, trills, clicks, growls, and cries of animals in the wild. This immersive audiovisual art experience is a must-see; opens Saturday, through October 15. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu

Try your luck at finding tickets for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sold-out show—it’ll be worth it; Saturday at 8pm. // The Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at thegreekberkeley.com

Celebrate local, Black-owned businesses at Juneteenth on the Waterfront. Sponsored by Foodwise, MegaBlack SF, the Port of San Francisco, and Dream Keeper Initiative/SF Human Rights Commission, the free event will feature Black-owned food businesses, a craft market, lounge, and a talk with chef Tanya Holland; Saturday, 9am to 2pm. // Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Get down at the Novato Art, Wine & Music Festival. You can expect the usual, like food, drink, and craft vendors, live music, and kids activities; Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm. // Grant Avenue between Redwood & 7th (Novato); details at novatochamber.com

Bask in the sunshine (fingers crossed) at The Crossing’s Summer Block Party. Register for a summer-themed yoga session, join in on a pickleball match or a soccer shootout tournament. More into leisurely activities? There will be food and drink specials and tie-dye T-shirt DIY; Saturday, noon to 3pm. // The Crossing at East Cut, 250 Main St. (Embarcadero); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Bring your own cushions and lawn chairs for a free, outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest; Saturday and Sunday at 4pm. // John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Pl. (Berkeley); details at infernotheatre.org

The big kahuna of craft festivals, West Coast Craft, returns to the city for two days of shopping, tunes, food, drink, and more; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. // Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center (Marina); details at westcoastcraft.com

Look on as more than 2,000 triathletes from around the globe invade SF's streets and waters for the 2023 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Watch from Marina Green as these gutsy types take on a grueling 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz to the Marina Green, an 18-mile twisting bike ride through the Presidio, and an 8-mile trail run out to Baker Beach. Then take part in the free Escape Fitness Festival & Expo with festivities, interactive displays, food trucks, a beer garden, and more; Friday through Sunday. // Details and schedule at escapealcatraztri.com

Drink all the bubbly at Chandon's summer garden party in celebration of Pride Month.
Also enjoy lawn games, face painting, samba performances and demos, a beauty booth by Benefit Cosmetics and more; Saturday, 11am to 2:30pm. // Chandon, 1 California Dr. (Yountville); tickets at tock.com

Pull up a chair to the longest supper table in Wine Country. The Napa Table is a 400-person dinner party hosted outside on First Street downtown. The evening kicks off with bubbles and light bites, followed by a five-course meal prepared by some of Napa’s most beloved restaurants. Afterward, Downtown businesses will stay open late to keep the celebration going with special offers; Saturday at 5pm. // First Street (Napa); tickets at donapa.com

Come Together for Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band's SF tour stop; Sunday at 8pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at livenation.com

Spend your Sunday with DJ Jazzy Jeff at The Midway's R&B and Ribs on the Patio day party. You can expect good food and dope DJs spinning all day; Sunday at 2pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com

Tour a just-completed four-bedroom modern masterpiece home on a private landscaped lot in verdant Tiburon. Don’t miss the panoramic view, from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge with the city skyline in between; open house 1-4pm Sunday. // 275 Round Hill Rd. (Tiburon); to schedule a private showing, go to 275roundhill.com.

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