24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.27.24)
Andrew Evans debuts new illusions in an intimate magic and speakeasy experience in Bernal Heights. (Courtesy of Magic Patio)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.27.24)


Spend Memorial Day the all-American way: eating your way through amazing pastries, glizzies, and barbecue.

The rest of the week is all about style—a fashion show at the deYoung, a pop-up marketplace at Nightbird, an architectural tour of the East Cut, and visionary works of the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.

Saturday kicks off the city’s best time of the year: Pride! Celebrate in the Presidio or the Castro, then join some bonus jazz, Juneteenth, and harajuku festivals all across the Bay this weekend.

Fill up on Breadbelly in a magical garden. The local pastry and kaya bun purveyor is bringing its goodies to a sunny, plant-filled space for its latest pop-up; Monday, 10am to 2pm. // Flora Grubb Gardens SF, 1634 Jerrold Ave. (India Basin); details at instagram.com/breadbellysf

Spend Memorial Day guzzling glizzies. That’s hot dogs for the uninitiated, and there’ll be plenty—along with quality barbecue—at the Glizzy Festival; Monday, noon to 4pm. // District 6, 428 11th St. (SoMA); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Experience two Michelin powerhouses in one exclusive dinner. Celebrated chef Intu-On Kornnawong of Jo’s Modern Thai is revisiting her SF origins at Osito for a collaborative dinner promising flavor and fire; Tuesday, 5:30pm. // Osito, 2875 18th St. (Mission); reservations at exploretock.com

Meet the man behind the namesake sneaker. Catch a screening of Who is Stan Smith, a new film from executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter about the legendary tennis icon; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St, (Outer Richmond); tickets at balboamovies.com

Witness the comeback of Avril Lavigne. Bring your favorite Sk8er Boi to catch one of Canada’s finest emo exports; Tuesday at 7pm. // Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Pkwy. (Mountain View); tickets at concerts.livenation.com

Snag free stuff—think tickets to Janet Jackson at Chase Center, TreasureFest and Monterey Artichoke Festival, plus pancakes at Hilda and Jesse and much more—when you join 7x7 Social Club. June member perks drop Wednesday. // Sign up at 7x7.com/social-club.

Be part of the vibes. Two groovy groups—hypnotic band Natural Information Society and experience-creator The Togetherness Ensemble—come together for a unique performance of art, music, and mood; Wednesday at 8:30pm. // The Lab SF, 2948 16th St. (Mission); details and tickets at thelab.org

In case you've so far missed Fashioning San Francisco, enjoy a private viewing and then spend an evening at the de Young with Oakland trendsetter Sherri McMullen and designer Christopher John Rogers, who will share a special conversation about their collaboration over the years followed by a presentation of the designer's most recent collection; Thursday, 6:30pm to 10pm. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at eventbrite.com

Binge on docs. The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival is back, along with 90 new short and feature-length films; Thursday May 30 through Sunday June 9. // Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (Mission); details and tickets at sfdocfest2024.eventive.org

Bring a little wonder into your week. Break up the monotony with a mind-bending show at the speakeasy-style Magic Patio; Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. // The Magic Patio, 3264 Mission St. (Bernal Heights); tickets at eventbrite.com

Wear your sunglasses at night. Tres Beaches is bringing the dance party to a SoMA pop-up; Friday at 10pm. // Yolo Night Club, 333 11th St. (SoMA); tickets at eventbrite.ca

Kick off Pride month at Filoli with a weekend of joyful expression and experiences including drag queen story time, queer taiko, and after-dark dance parties that sparkle into the night; Friday. // Get tickets at filoli.org/pride.

Thank you to our partners at Filoli.

Come out(side) for Pride. Head to the Presidio for queer history hikes, a drag story hour, and inclusive activities to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community (presidio.gov) or head to the Castro for the SF LGBT Center’s first-ever block party featuring local small business vendors, BIPOC-owned food trucks, and live entertainment from Bay Area creators (sfcenter.org); 10am to 4pm Saturday.

Get in the game when the SF Symphony and Chorus perform the music of Final Fantasy, led by Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth. You’ll relive the unforgettable scores over 35 years of gaming history paired with HD video from the iconic series in this multimedia event; Friday and Saturday. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at SF Symphony.

See the East Cut through new eyes. Make your way through the neighborhood’s modern marvels and Victorian beauties with the Architectural Echoes walking tour; Saturday, 10am to noon. // Saint Frank Coffee, 120 Folsom St. (East Cut); tickets at eventbrite.com

Make your cocktail hour extra worthy. Cocktails for a Cause is a month-long fundraiser for Community Kitchens that lets you give back while you drink. Purchase specialty drinks all around Oakland and $1 will be donated to the organization’s free community meal program; Saturday, through Sunday, June 30. // Oakland;for participating locations details, download the Dining 4 Justice app on the App Store or Google Play

Attend a festival that’s cute enough to eat. Hello Kitty fans and food lovers rejoice—a Harajuku Foodie Fest is coming to Sausalito. Expect unique foods and marketplace goods with lots of character infusion; Saturday, noon to 7pm. // Marina Plaza, 2330 Marinship Way (Sausalito); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Celebrate early at Juneteenth on the Waterfront. Support Black-owned businesses and your local community with food, crafts, education, and fun; Saturday, 9am to 2pm. // Ferry Plaza, One Ferry Building (Embarcadero); details at foodwise.org

Carry on tradition on Union Street. The Union Street Festival has been perfecting its presence since 1976 and this summer's version will not disappoint. Enjoy 140 arts and crafts vendors, 20 food trucks, multiple bars, and non-stop live music; 11am to 7pm Saturday and 10 am to 6pm Sunday. // Union St., from Gough St. to Fillmore St. (Cow Hollow); details unionstfestival.com

Dip into dessert. While you wait for Humble Sea Brewing to open its SF outpost, join the brewers in Santa Cruz for a dessert-themed festival celebrating all things sweet, including tasty treats and eye-candy adornments; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm. // Humble Sea Brewing, 820 Swift St. (Santa Cruz); tickets at eventbrite.com

Drink au naturel in Sonoma. Head to the redwoods for the Big West Wine Fest, where you can fill your cup 'til it runneth over with natural wine from nearly 100 local producers; 1pm to 6pm Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday. // Solarpunk Farms, 15015 Armstrong Woods Rd. (Guerneville); details and tickets at bigwestwinefest.com

Partake in plenty at a femme-powered pop-up gallery and marketplace. Shop fashion and art from Erin Hupp, Goldstories, Jamie Lovejoy, and Mur by Ayca, then toast the local makers with Martha Stouman wine; noon to 5pm Sunday. // Nightbird, 330 Gough St. (Hayes Valley); details at instagram.com/erinhuppceramics

Immerse yourself in the glory of Black music. The legendary Faye Carol is headlining the Black Music Month Festival, an afternoon of jazz, hip-hop, blues, gospel, zydeco, Latin, funk, and classical music and more; Sunday, 3pm to 7pm. // The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Pop bottles of Billecart-Salmon at Tasting House’s special six-course small plate bubbly pairing with award-winning chef Julian Silvera. Learn about each Champagne and the history of the seven-generation, family-run winery; Tuesday, June 4. // Tasting House, 368 Village Ln. (Los Gatos); tickets ($250/person + tax & gratuity) are available at tastinghouse.com.

Thank you to our partners at Tasting House.

Faye Carol headlines the Black Music Month Festival in Oakland this Sunday.(Ariel Nava)

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