Cross your fingers for nice weather this week—can't-miss outdoor events include Oakland's waterfront Boardwalk Boogie Day Party, Pride movie nights at Oracle Park, and a musical "Soundwalk" experience in GGP.
Plus, plan ahead by purchasing tickets for the return of Hamilton at The Orpheum and the upcoming Banksy exhibit in SF; take a letterpress workshop; and get down at Motown on Mondays at Madrone Art Bar.
Have a great week!
Get in on pre-sale tickets to The Art of Banksy, the unauthorized exhibition of the world's largest private collection of works by the world's most famous street artist. Opening November 22nd, 80 pieces will be exhibited in a still-secret location. // Tickets ($50) are available at banksyexhibit.com.
Get down to Motown on Mondays at Madrone Art Bar, which has at last reopened (to vaccinated dancers and seated groups) after a 16-month closure; Mondays at 6pm and 10pm. // Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St. (Fillmore); tickets ($20 and up) are available on eventbrite.com.
Attend the 15th Annual San Francisco Design Week. Power is the theme for this year's all-online fest with events such as "How to Design for Emoji Inclusivity" and a virtual tour through Ciel Creative Space; Monday through Sunday. // Details and tickets ($40 for all-access pass) on sfdesignweek.org.
Watch San Francisco Playhouse's Hold These Truths. Jeanne Sakata's play is based on the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied President Roosevelt's 1942 internment order. Watch the play in person or online, Tuesday through July 3rd. // San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St. (TenderNob); tickets ($15-$100) are available at sfplayhouse.org.
Join REI, Sierra Nevada, and Salomon for Dirt, Sweat & Beers—a 5K/10K run and DIY parks cleanup series in some of Northern California's most beloved natural spots. You'll both do good and feel good! Registration is open for the first four events; the first is at Sanborn County Park June 1st through July 30th. The series runs through November. // reidirtsweatandbeers.splashthat.com
Thank you to our partners at REI.
Embrace your inner artist and learn to make your own letterpress prints. During Aesthetic Union's workshop, you'll learn all the basics and take some art home; Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. // The Aesthetic Union, 555 Alabama St. (Mission); register ($100) on theaestheticunion.com.
Support Headlands Center for the Arts' during its annual benefit auction. Peruse more than 75 museum-quality pieces and 11 Headlands-inspired experiences. If you have a chance, book an appointment to view the auction exhibition in person; through June 16th. // Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmons Rd. (Sausalito), headlands-benefit-art-auction.squarespace.com
Enjoy some move magic at Balboa Theatre's Rewind Wednesday, featuring a screening of Erin Brockovich plus trivia and prizes; Wednesday at 7:30pm PST. // Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond); tickets ($15) on cinemasf.com
Attend Oakland-based artist/curator Astria Suparak's lecture, Asian Futures, Without Asians. Using examples from popular American sci-fi movies and TV shows dating as far back as the 1970s, Suparak will highlight the implications of de-contextualizing and misrepresenting Asian culture; Thursday at 5pm. // Register on wattis.org.
Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing riot of sights and sounds at Nam June Paik, a retrospective that brings together more than 200 works by the visionary experimental artist who bridged art, music, performance, and technology in groundbreaking ways; through October 3rd. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa);advance tickets available at bit.ly/3fP59rv
Thank you to our partners at SFMOMA.
Recharge your batteries with a peaceful "Soundwalk." In conjunction with McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' new exhibit Next to You, the immersive experience allows Golden Gate Park-goers the chance to take in the spectacular natural environment set to music by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Ellen Reid. // Golden ellenreidsoundwalk.com
Check out monofilament sculptures and small-scale minimalist weavings at BAMPFA's new exhibit, Kay Sekimachi: Geometries. Sekimachi has been creating fiber art for more than 70 years, with works displayed at museums around the world; through October 24th. // BAMPFA, 2120 Oxford St. (Berkeley); reserve timed tickets on bampfa.org.
Experience filmmaker and playwright Kathleen Collins' Begin the Beguine: A Quartet of One Acts. The performance is part of Oakland Theater Project's live drive-in shows; 8pm Thursday through Sunday, through July 3rd. // Flax Art & Design, 1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Oakland); tickets ($25-$50 per vehicle with a limited number of pay-what-you-can tickets available) are available at oaklandtheaterproject.org.
Round up your crew, reserve a table, and sing along to the brand new sound system at Neck of the Woods. Newly reopened, the bar's HellaRnB Nights are for blasting tunes by Beyoncé, Usher, Alicia Keys, and more; Fridays at 10pm. // Neck of The Woods, 406 Clement St. (Inner Richmond); tickets ($15) on eventbrite.com
Relive the glory of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. The Orpheum will reopen at full capacity this August with four weeks of shows; tickets are now on sale. // Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market St. (Mid-Market); purchase tickets ($49 and up) on broadwaysf.com.
Get tickets to Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park. As part of Frameline45, screenings including In The Heights and Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Ticket proceeds will benefit San Francisco Pride; 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday. // Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (Mission Bay); tickets on mlb.com
See the SF Bay Area Theatre Company's IRL variety show Live With Rod & Marce. If you're not vaccinated, watch along from home; Friday at 8pm. // Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. (Mission); tickets are available at sfbatco.org.
Having a lazy weekend? Get a farm-fresh box from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market delivered straight to your door; Saturdays. // Order on ferryplazafarmersmarketdelivered.com
Roll around the Boardwalk Boogie Day Party. Whether you're on a bike or skates, you'll appreciate music by DJ Kincaid, Marin Privat, and Eric Groove—plus waterfront views; noon to 7pm Saturday. // Township Commons Park, 288 9th Ave. (Oakland); details on facebook.com
Order up from LGBTQIA+ owned food trucks—and receive a 20 percent off when you pay with Apple Pay all month long. Choose from Little Green Cyclo, WingsMan, The GrilledCheezGuy, Xingones, and Home of Chicken & Waffles; through June. // Off the Grid locations, offthegrid.com
Sink your teeth into Sharks at the Academy. Develop a deeper love for sharks and the many roles they play at this jaw-dropping new exhibit. Sharks aren't scary, but an ocean without them is. Learn about the Academy scientists working to protect sharks through research and advocacy. Plus, see life-size models, rare fossils, and more. // Open daily at California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); reserve your ticket at calacademy.org.
Thank you to our partners at California Academy of Sciences.
Look down in the Tenderloin and chances are you'll see Rik Lee Leipold's pothole pieces filled with artsy mementos commemorating the neighborhood's queer spaces. Stop by the Tenderloin Museum for the backstory on each piece and a live resin demo; 2:30 to 3:30pm Saturday. // Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); register (free with option to donate) on eventbrite.com.
Support local entrepreneurs at Girl Gang Craft's Oakland Craft Fair. Shop a variety goods including ceramics, thrift, and calligraphy. Bring your pooch too; Saturday from 11am to 5pm. // Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 147 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); details on facebook.com
Jam out during Tank Garage Winery's Record Store Week. You'll taste wines, play records, win prizes at music trivia, and score limited-edition vinyl when you purchase a Forever Baby rosé six-pack; Monday through Sunday. // Tank Garage Winery, 1020 Foothill Blvd. (Calistoga); make reservations at tankgaragewinery.com.
Gear up, clip in, and join Parkinson's Revolution, an indoor cycling experience that combines passion, determination, and community to generate awareness and advance the mission toward a cure. The IRL or virtual high-energy ride is open to riders of all abilities; Saturday. // Wheel House, 1 Embarcadero Center R1213 (Embarcadero); register at pdrevolutionsf.org.
Thank you to our partners at Parkinson's Foundation.
Sweat it out during Rae Studios' Boombox Weekend atop the Bay Club's turf-covered rooftop. Opt in for many cardio and dance classes with silent disco headphones and views of the city; 2pm to 6pm Saturday and 9am to noon Sunday. // Bay Club, 150 Greenwich St. (Embarcadero); tickets ($125/weekend, $65-$75/day) are available on eventbrite.com.
Order CUESA's Summer Picnic, a one-evening-only basket full of goodies from some of the Bay Area's best eateries and watering holes; order by Thursday for pickup or delivery on Sunday. //1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero); $115 and up at cuesa.org
Enjoy the gay outdoors with Sonoma County Pride. On Sundays in June, Friends & Fitness events will include a walk around Foothills Park with queer/trans California naturalist C.L. Teravainen and a Pride Paddle at Spring Lake; 10am to noon Sunday. // Foothill Regional Park, 1351 Arata Ln. (Windsor), details on sonomacountypride.org