31 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.13.24)
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31 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.13.24)


It’s all about music and movies this week with hints of nostalgia.

Oasis once again wins Monday—this time with a cabaret tribute to Amy Winehouse—while Friday night gives us two outdoor screenings: a Selena sing-along in Dolores Park and The Princess Diaries at Fort Point Brewery.

Get your fitness fix on Bike to Wherever Day or at Bay to Breakers. Then reward yourself with some quality noshing at the Oakland Greek Fest or the Ube Fest in San Francisco.

To good times and good vibes.

Pearl Jam the bandPearl Jam plays in Sacramento on Monday.(Danny Clinch)

Pearl Jam has arrived in the Bay. The Seattle Sound comes to Sacramento on the band’s Dark Matter tour; Monday at 7:30pm. // Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk (Sacramento); tickets at ticketmaster.com

See a show in a more intimate venue: Sofar Sounds, the concert producer known to host small gigs in unexpected places—think boutiques, museums, rooftops, and living rooms—is offering 7x7 Social Club members 20 percent off all shows in SF and the East Bay in May and June. // See the schedule at sofarsounds.com.

Go back to black for an Amy Winehouse tribute. Artists take the stage at Oasis for a show dedicated to her greatest hits ahead of the release of her biopic; Monday at 7pm. // Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMA); tickets at eventbrite.com

It’s giving Lisztomania. French indie-rock favorite Phoenix is kicking off its U.S. tour in SF; Tuesday at 8pm. // TheWarfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); details and tickets at thewarfieldtheatre.com

Tiffany Haddish delivers. Hear the comedic powerhouse in conversation with KQED’s Alexis Madrigal; Wednesday, 7:30pm. // City Arts & Lectures, (Civic Center); details and tickets at cityarts.net

Saddle up for Bike to Wherever Day. The SF Bike Coalition is leading rides and doing giveaways for its annual cycling holiday; on Thursday, group rides begin at 7:30am, with a rally at City Hall at 9am. // Details and signups at sfbike.org

Thursday is National Mimosa Day. May we recommend our favorite places for bottomless mimosas? Hint: Dolores Park Cafe, The Pink Elephant, and Hard Knox Cafe offer their boozy brunches on weekdays. Guess you'll be working from home. // 7x7.com

Settle in for a sound bath in bloom. Drop in for a soundscape-led meditation in the Orchid Pavilion of the Conservatory of Flowers; Thursday, 5pm to 6pm. // Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at gggp.org

Groove to Santana with Mr. Tipples. The renowned jazz club is bringing the group Formerly Santana—including musician Bill Ortiz and vocalist Tony Lindsay—to Fulton Plaza for a performance that’s equal parts smooth and electric; Thursday, 4pm to 7pm. // Fulton Plaza, Fulton St. at Larkin St. (Civic Center); details at sflivefest.com

If you've always wanted to swim in Francis Ford Coppola's pool, here's your chance. The Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience returns with an array of splashy culinary events: Look out for a winery barbecue with Oakland pit master Matt Horn, a grand tasting and, yes, a pool party at the famed director's winery. Pro tip: 7x7 Social Club members get discounted tix!; Thursday through Sunday. // Various venues (Healdsburg); get tickets and info at healdsburgwineandfood.com.

Local but virtual. MoAD’s Benefit Art Auction kicks off online for the chance to take home art from the African Diaspora both local and global; Thursday, through May 30. // Hosted online via Artsy; details at moadsf.org

Visit Jordan Vineyard & Winery this summer for a progressive food and wine pairing experience hosted in remote places around the 1,200-acre property. Savor Jordan wines, olive oil, and the estate chef’s cuisine all paired with breathtaking views; Thursdays through Mondays, May through October. // 1474 Alexander Valley Rd. (Healdsburg), jordanwinery.com

Thank you to our parters at Jordan Winery.

It’s free movie Friday. Bidi bidi bom bom at the Selena Sing-Along in Dolores Park (details at sanfranciscoparksalliance.org) or hail the Princess of Genovia via a showing of The Princess Diaries at the Fort Point Beer Garden (tickets at eventbrite.com); Friday, with screenings starting at sundown.

Be blown away by Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. For music lovers, what could be more epic than Oakland Symphony's performance of this iconic piece of music inside the Art Deco landmark Paramount Theater; 8pm Friday. // Join 7x7 Social Club to score buy-one-get-one tickets; details at oaklandsymphony.org.

Say opa! at the Oakland Greek Festival. Get a taste of Greece right over the bridge; Friday through Sunday. // Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave. (Oakland); tickets and details at oaklandgreekfestival.com

Celebrate drag at Oaklash. This year’s festival includes a nonstop lineup of live performances, DJs, vendors, and more to celebrate queer art and culture; Friday to Sunday. // Details and tickets at eventbrite.com

Stroll through Mount Sutro. Take a guided hike to learn the history and ecology of one of San Francisco’s summits; Saturday, 10am to noon. // Sutro Native Plant Nursery, 476 Johnstone Dr. (Neighborhood); tickets at eventbrite.com

Go out for cheap drinks. Get special pricing on two 7x7 Big Drink cocktails—Holy Water's After the Gold Rush and Cold Drinks' Sometimes Old Fashioned—when you sign up for 7x7 Social Club. // Join the club for just $7, 7x7.com/social-club.

Vintage enthusiasts, grab your tote bags. The Sunset’s Secondhand Saturday is back with live music, local foods, and plenty of vintage vendors for your next haul; Saturday, 10am to 4pm. // 37th Ave. from Ortega to Pacheco, details sunsetmercantilesf.com

Get tickets now for Gala for the Gardens to celebrate the Gardens of Golden Gate Park in the company of friends who share your appreciation for the natural world. Guests will enjoy gourmet lunch alfresco and have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind auction lots, all in support of plant conservation and collections, lifelong learning and engagement, and making the Gardens accessible to everyone; Saturday. // Buy tickets and learn more at gggp.org/gala.

Thank you to our partners at Gardens of Golden Gate Park.

Support your local girl gang. Girl Gang Craft comes to Lake Merritt for a day of feminist fun featuring art, ceramics, jewelry, apparel, and more from more than 100 fem-owned small businesses; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); details at facebook.com

Day of ube. Give your feed some purple power with ube-infused creations from more than 20 Bay Area vendors including Señor Sisig, Al Pastor Papi, and more at the Ube Festival; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // District Six, 428 11th St (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Give your space a radical refresh. The La Peña Cultural Center is hosting a Radical Book and Poster Sale fundraiser, along with a community archiving workshop; Saturday, 2pm to 6pm. // La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley); details at lapena.org

Online dating IRL. A live dating experiment comes back to the city for comedian and creator Allison Goldberg’s “Love Isn’t Blind.” Watch men compete for one lucky bachelorette, all without saying a word; Saturday at 8pm. // The Foundry SF, 1425 Folsom St. (SoMA) ; tickets at eventbrite.com

Bali, without the flight. Transport yourself to the islands of Indonesia with traditional food, cultural performances, and handmade crafts at the Friends of Indonesia Bazaar; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Fort Mason Center, Building D, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at fortmason.org

Discover the hip side of Sonoma when you dip into Valley Swim Club, the seafaring snack shack with a beautifully curated list of wines and beers from the team behind Valley Bar + Bottle. 7x7 Social Clubbers will hook 15 percent off food and drink all month long; join now. // Valley Swim Club, 18709 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma), valleyswim.club

Sunday is Bay to Breakers Day! It’s not too late to sign up to “race.” Prepare your wildest getup and register at baytobreakers.com. Or just join the afterparty poolside at the Phoenix Hotel, 1pm to 6pm; tickets at eventbrite.com.

See what the cards may bring. Let tarot, astrology, and reiki practitioner Imani Rae guide you through a Tarot for Self Care session to tap into your intuition and learn more about this ancient practice; Sunday at 11am. // The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St. (Lower Haight), details at eventbrite.com

Let’s carb. Professional chefs compete but you win—with pastry samples from San Francisco's Best Croissant contest; Sunday, 11:30am to 1:30pm. // The Clift Royal Sonesta, 495 Geary St. (Union Square); tickets at eventbrite.com

Listen to the landscape come alive. Head to Tiburon for an immersive outdoor concert experience presented by In a Landscape, where you listen to live music as you stroll through your surroundings; Sunday 4pm to 5:30pm. Also catch a performance in SF Botanical Garden on Wednesday the 22nd. // McKegney Green, 500 Tiburon Blvd. (Tiburon); tickets at eventbrite.com

Take a seat for a special chefs collaboration dinner: Oakland celeb Nelson German (alaMar, Sobre Mesa) joins the beloved toques at Parché for a custom 7x7 Social Club experience highlighting the chefs' Colombian and Caribbean roots. Relish bright flavors in seven unique courses with optional wine and cocktail pairings; Thursday May 23. // Join 7x7 Social Club for details.

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