24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.15.23)
Run, walk, or party your way from the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach—Bay to Breakers is back this weekend. (Courtesy of Bay to Breakers)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.15.23)


Break out your costume box—Bay to Breakers is here!

Plus, Cal Academy has a new NightLife series, the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience returns for a second ear, Tom Hanks comes back to the Bay, and much more.

Have a good one.

Shop for colorful, handmade jewelry at the Marie-Héléne de Taillac trunk show. Meet the designer, hear more about her craft, and shop a wide selection of her work; Monday, 11am to 5pm. // Hero Shop at Marin Country Mart, 2205 Larkspur Landing Cir. (Larkspur); details on Instagram

Catch queer pop icon Hayley Kiyoko on her Panorama world tour stop in SF; Monday at 7pm. // The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd. (NoPa); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Celebrate AAPI month with CAAMFest. The Center for Asian American Mediais hosting both an online and in-person program of film, food, and music with events in San Francisco and Oakland through Sunday. // Full programming can be found at caamfest.com.

Catch Tom Hanks on his home turf book tour. The actor is debuting his novel, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at cityarts.net

Take a stroll through the Oakland Hills' charming Montclair Village while tasting bites and libations during Restaurant Walk. A ticket gets you a tasting passport that you can redeem at local restaurants and businesses; Tuesday, 5pm to 8pm. // Montclair Village, 6125 Medau Pl. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Stimulate your senses and challenge your perceptions at opening night of Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain. Kick off this one-of-a-kind exhibition with artist Mika Rottenberg in conversation with CJM senior curator Heidi Rabben. With a drink in hand, experience the exhibition's vivid video installations and interactive kinetic sculptures; Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm. // Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at thecjm.org

Be a critic for the night at Art Battle, where artists have 20 minutes to transform blank canvases into works of art before you help pick the winner. Afterward, bid on pieces in the silent auction; Wednesday at 7pm. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Experience the new three-part NightLife sub-series "Says Who?" Taking place over three evenings throughout May and June, the series will examine the power and privilege of the storyteller in the world of science and beyond while amplifying underrepresented community voices. The first event includes a live podcast taping, artist talks, and live music; Thursday at 6pm. // California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org

Get a taste of Jewish food classics with a California twist at new pop-up Hadeem. Former Slug executive chef Spencer Horovitz will be slinging black truffle kugel, cold-smoked yellowtail crudo with za’atar and labneh, a spanakopita dish from his grandmother, and more. Hadeem will be popping up at various bars around the city with the first showing this Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm. // Buddy, 3115 22nd St. (Mission); details on Instagram

Join reality TV’s founding father, Andy Cohen, in conversation with Manny Yekutiel. The Watch What Happens Live host and Real Housewives executive producer will discuss his new memoir, The Daddy Diaries: The Year I Grew Up; Friday at 7:30pm. // Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets atcityarts.net

Step into the worlds of renowned contemporary artists with developmental disabilities at OCMA. Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD; opens Friday, 11am to 9pm. // Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. (Oakland); tickets at museumca.org

Blue Note’s Summer Sessions outdoor concert series kicks off for the season with Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and special guest Fishbone; Friday at 6:30pm. // Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at bluenotenapa.com

A weekend-long celebration of Sonoma County’s world-renowned food and wines awaits at the 2nd Annual Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience. This is your chance to meet and clink glasses with a blend of celebrity, Michelin-starred and James Beard award-winning chefs, world-renowned wine experts, winemakers and grape growers all in one place. Highlights include a Horn Barbecue lunch and private vineyard tour, a farm-to-glass cocktail seminar with The Little Red Door (Paris), the Magnum Party at Bacchus Landing, and the Vintners Plaza Grands Tasting Experience; Friday to Sunday. // Full programming and tickets at healdsburgwineandfood.com

Shake your hips to Snakehips—sorry, we couldn’t resist. The electronic duo is stopping off in San Francisco on their North America tour; Friday at 10pm. // 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets at seetickets.us

Oakland-grown superstar Kehlani will headline an intimate show at the Fox Oakland with openers Cordae, Big Boss Vette, and DJ Five Venoms; Saturday at 8pm. // Fox Oakland, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at thefoxoakland.com

Tinkerfest takes over Chabot Space & Science Center. The one-day event celebrates the creative, curious, and inventive spirit in all of us with tons of DIY fun for the whole family; Saturday, 10am to 4pm. // 10000 Skyline Blvd. (Oakland); tickets at chabotspace.org

Billy Bob Thornton and his sixties-inspired rock and roll band (who knew?) are coming to Berkeley; Saturday at 8:30pm. // Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at seetickets.us

(Courtesy of J Vineyards & Winery)

Join a unique exploration of food and wine as J Vineyards & Winery’s Shifting the Lens culinary series returns to the Bubble Room. Special guest chef Tu David Phu kicks off the series, sharing his personal take on Vietnamese cuisine while guests enjoy pairings by Winemaker of the Year Nicole Hitchcock; Thursdays through Sundays through May 21. // Make reservations at jwine.com.

Thank you to our partners at J Vineyards & Winery.

Feast on momos while taking in traditional music and dance at the 40th Annual Himalayan Fair, celebrating the cultures and traditions of the Himalayan regions through food, song, dance, and vendors; 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. // Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley); details at himalayanfair.net

Enjoy a lush lunch celebration at the Gala for the Gardens fundraising event for the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden; Saturday, 11am to 2pm. // San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at sfbg.org

Take in fiery demonstrations and performances at The Crucible’s 2023 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. In addition to food, drink, and performances, you’ll be able to bid on one-of-a-kind art and luxury experiences; Saturday, 6pm to 10pm. // The Crucible, 1260 7th St. (Oakland); tickets at thecrucible.org

Gather your costume-clad crew for the return of Bay to Breakers. One of the city's greatest traditions, the fun run starts at the Embarcadero and takes you through nine of the city’s most notable neighborhoods all the way to the finish line at Ocean Beach; Sunday at 8am. // Register at baytobreakers.com.

Whether you’re participating in Bay to Breakers or not, Summertime Radness at the Phoenix Hotel is the after-party to be at. The poolside concert series is back with Phantoms DJ set; Sunday, 1pm to 6pm. // The Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); tickets at eventbrite.com

Sip and shop at Head West Marketplace. The outdoor event features local merchants, cocktails, food trucks, a plant shop, and more; 11am to 5pm Sunday. // St. George Spirits, 2601 Monarch St. (Alameda); details at

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