16 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.4.24)
Stop and smell the tulips in Union Square this weekend. (Courtesy David Perry & Associates)

16 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.4.24)


Friday is International Women’s Day and there are plenty of ways to treat the wonderful women in your life.

Some ideas include a one-night-only collaboration dinner between Abacá and Copra, free tulip-picking in Union Square, a flower design workshop in a wine bar, a women-owned pop-up market, and more. Plus, get all dressed up to strut the red carpet ahead of Cinelounge’s Oscars watch party on Sunday.

Have a good one.

Bring your pup wine tasting at Napa Valley’s Pawsport, a benefit for Napa Humane. Throughout the month of March, you can visit 24 fabulously pup-friendly Napa Valley wineries and restaurants for exclusive tastings, dog treats, discounts on purchases, and much more. With each ticket purchased ($60), you’ll receive one Pawsport that entitles you to two-for-one tastings at all participating wineries. // Details and tickets at napahumane.org

If you've still never been to Alcatraz, tick it off the bucket list with BOGO ferry and tour tickets for verified Bay Area residents; Tuesday and Wednesday only. // Tickets and additional details at cityexperiences.com

Foodies won’t want to miss a one-night-only collaboration dinner between the chefs from Abacá and Copra. Abacá's Francis Ang host Sri Gopinathan for a 12-course tasting menu with highlights including king crab with fried shiso and salmon roe, tandoori lamb ribs with guava chutney, ghee rice, and more; Wednesday starting at 5pm. // Abacá, 2700 Jones St. (Fisherman's Wharf); reservations at resy.com

Celebrate National Cereal Day with the much-anticipated return of Salt & Straw’s Cereal-sly Delicious series—think cornflake cookies with marionberry jam, peanut butter brownie cereal puffs, and pots of gold and rainbows. // Find your nearest location at saltandstraw.com

Spend the first Thursday of the month at SFMOMA. Admission is free for Bay Area residents, but be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Plus, there's free coffee until 6pm; Thursday, 1pm to 8pm. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org

Get your LOLs with two nights of shows from comedian Andrew Schulz; Friday and Saturday, 7pm and 9:45pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at livenation.com

Celebrate 11 years of dance parties and yoga with Daybreaker, which is throwing a rare party for night owls. Dress code is all white with a hint of sparkle; Saturday, 7pm to 10pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at eventbrite.com

Stop and smell 80,000 tulips. Normally picking flowers from a strange yard is frowned upon but, on Flower Bulb Day it’s highly encouraged, in Union Square at least. Bouquets are free; Saturday, 1pm until they're gone. // Union Square, 333 Post St. (Union Square); details at flowerbulbday.com

Join Spinsters of San Francisco for an elegant philanthropic event benefitting SF SafeHouse. The Palace Theater will transform into a 1920s speakeasy with an open bar, tarot reading, as silent auction, live music, and immersive experiences for a good cause; Saturday, 7:30pm to 11:30pm. // The Palace Theater, 644 Broadway (North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com

Celebrate the changing of seasons with a spring equinox flower workshop. Teachers Kim Davies (WyldeFlower Workshop) and Kate Hockett (Planted Floral Design) will guide you in creating floral arrangements while you sip on unlimited wine; Saturday noon to 3pm. // El Chato, 2301 Bryant St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Support the new Black Maker Bazaar at Fourth Street Maker's Row with woman-owned Every Bite Counts Entertainment and founder Erika Hazel (aka The Bizerkeley Vegan). Shop and eat with local Black-owned, plant-based small brands, artists, and food entrepreneurs; 11am Saturday. // 1901 Fourth St. (Berkeley), fourthstreetmakersrow.com

Thank you to our partners at Fourth Street Makers Row.

Carpe diem at The French Market Marin. Shop more than 140 vintage and antique booths filled with treasures. Plus, crepes made to order and live French music; 9am to 3pm Sunday (additional dates monthly). // Marin Civic Center, Civic Center Dr. (San Rafael); details at thefrenchmarketmarin.com

Have a blast with symphony brass. The San Francisco Symphony’s top-flight brass section impresses in a concert featuring iconic, time-spanning works that bring the instruments’ big, bold, beautiful sound front and center’ 7:30pm Sunday. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

Strut your stuff on the red carpet at Cinelounge’s 2024 Oscars party. Wear your best black tie and get ready for a fun evening watching The Academy Awards on the big screen. Pre-show, walk the red carpet and be photographed by the paparazzi, fill out an Oscars ballet with prizes up for grabs, and enjoy passed apps and desserts; Sunday at 2pm. // Cinelounge, 40 Main St. (Tiburon); tickets at eventbrite.com

Treat yourself to a day of pampering and luxury at the Self Care + Sip Women’s History Market where you can shop a curated selection of emerging brands, tasty food, and craft cocktails; Sunday, noon to 5pm. // Ciel Creative Space, 2611 8th St. (Berkeley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Explore The Town’s global culinary offering during 10 days of Oakland Restaurant Week. Foodie hotspots ranging from neighborhood gems to Michelin-rated restaurants have created special lunch and dinner offers to showcase the best of Oakland’s food scene; March 14-24. // Make reservations now at oaklandrestaurantweek.org.

Thank you to our partners at Oakland Restaurant Week.

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