16 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.11.24)
Explore prix-fixe menus at favorite eateries during Oakland Restaurant Week. (Courtesy of Yonsei Handrolls)

16 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.11.24)


Chow down in The Town: Oakland Restaurant Week is back.

Discover new favorites or support your tried and true by tasting your way through special prix-fixe menus March 14th through 24th. Plus, get respectfully rowdy at St. Paddy’s Day block parties, grab a slice on Pi Day, take to the rooftops for a Holi music festival, experience RuPaul unscripted, and much more.

Have a good one.

(Courtesy Besharam)

Join Chef Heena Patel for a celebration honoring the traditions of Gujarati women. At this family-style tasting experience described as Chef Heena's "story on a plate" shares a personal tribute to the profound influence of her mother's cooking; Wednesday from 5pm. // Besharam, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); reservations at resy.com

No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss Pi Day. Join the 37th annual celebration of the never-ending ratio that helps describe circles of all sizes. There will be math-inspired activities, a pi parade and, of course, pie; Thursday, 11am to 3pm. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu

Bring your pup for a few rounds of bingo to raise funds for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Take in views of the Bay, beers, and treats for your pups too; Thursday, 5pm to 7pm. // Harmonic Brewing Thrive City-Patio, 7 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at eventbrite.com

Chow down in the Town with the return of Oakland Restaurant Week when more than 100 eateries—from food trucks and newcomers to Michelin-recommended and local gems—will be offering unique menus and specials at lunch and dinner; Thursday through March 24. // See all participating restaurants and make reservations at oaklandrestaurantweek.org.

Thank you to our partners at Oakland Restaurant Week.

Taste five caviars from around the world during Caviar 101, a masterclass led by Caviar Co. founder Petra Higby. You'll learn about the history of caviar and how to taste it along with unique Champagne and food pairings; Thursday at 6pm. // The Caviar Co., 46a Main St. (Tiburon); tickets at opentable.com

Sashay your way to the Curran for an unscripted evening with RuPaul. The pop culture icon and international drag superstar will celebrate the release of their memoir, The House of Hidden Meanings. A copy of the book is included with your ticket; Thursday at 7:30pm. // Curran Theater, 445 Geary St. (TenderNob); tickets at bookpassage.com

Canadian comic Russell Peters is bringing his "Act Your Age" tour to town. The Emmy winner’s special takes on topics such as cancel culture and aging (as the name would suggest); Friday at 7pm. // The Warfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); tickets at axs.com

Pretend you’re in Dublin’s Temple Bar and get your fix of Jameson and green beer on a St. Paddy’s Day pub crawl. Choose from three days of shenanigans; 6pm to 11pm Friday, 2pm to 10pm Saturday, and 4pm to 11pm Sunday. // Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St. (Russian Hill); tickets at crawlsf.com

Load up on sausages and soda bread aplenty. As usual, Schroeder’s is closing down Front Street for a St. Paddy's Day block party filled with drink specials, green beer, and pub food. Plus, music and the beloved stein-holding contest; Friday, 3pm to 10pm. // Schroeder’s, 240 Front St. (FiDi); details at schroederssf.com

Wear green and grab a pint: It's time once again for SF's best annual St. Patrick's Day block party. There will be two days of live music, bangers and mash, drink specials...you know the drill; Saturday and Sunday 1:30pm to 11:30pm. // The Irish Bank, 10 Mark Ln. (FiDi), theirishbank.com

Feel the luck o' the Irish at the 173rd Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Afterward, make your way over to a post-parade party hosted at the United Irish Cultural Center(2700 45th Ave.) with Irish dancing, bars, corned beef and cabbage, and live Irish music; Saturday. Slainté! // The parade begins at 11:30am at the corner of 2nd & Market Street; details at eventbrite.com

Experience the San Francisco debut of The African-American Shakespeare Company’s presentation of Pipeline, a powerful and emotionally charged drama by MacArthur Fellow Dominique Morisseau, which debuted at Lincoln Center in 2017; Saturday through March 31. // Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at cityboxoffice.com

Play with colors at a rooftop Holi music festival. You can expect live music performances spanning Bollywood, Pop and EDM, plus Holi specialty food and drink options, a photo booth, and tons of nontoxic colors to transform your white attire; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // SVN West, 10 Van Ness Ave. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Snap a selfie with Chelsea Clinton: She'll be signing copies of her children’s book, She Persisted, at the Ferry Building; Saturday at 11am. // Book Passage (Embarcadero); tickets at bookpassage.com

Indulge in delicious brunch items, live music, and explore the vibrant marketplace at Bizerkeley Brunchfest, kicking off this weekend. Bring your dogs and kids for a day of family-friendly fun; 11am to 4pm every third Sunday. // Fourth Street Maker's Row, 1901 Fourth St. (Berkeley), fourthstreetmakersrow.com

Thank you to our partners at Fourth Street Maker's Row.

Say cheese! The 18th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival returns with farm and producer tours in Marin and Sonoma counties, cheese tastings, pairings, and seminars. Don't miss the Cheese Crawl at The Barlow in Sebastopol or the grand finale, the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace, at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa; March 22-24. // View the complete schedule and get tickets at artisancheesefestival.com.

Thank you to our partners at California Artisan Cheese Festival.

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