21 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.9.22)
Break out your costume box and your running (or dancing) shoes, Bay to Breakers takes over SF Sunday. (Courtesy of Bay to Breakers)

21 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.9.22)


If you were thinking of putting in work on your summer bod, you might reconsider when you see all the food-centric events in store this week. (P.S. You look great.)

Get your brunch fix at a collaboration dinner between Hilda and Jesse x Osito, then watch for the Seinfeld Food Truck to roll into town, a Brooklyn burrito pop-up at Turntable at Lord Stanley, and the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Festival.

Plus, take a trip down the coast for Hearst Castle's grand reopening, catch Alonzo King Lines Ballet's 40th anniversary, and much more.

Have a good one!

Kick back and take in views of the bay at Francisco Park. Dubbed by some as a “mini-Dolo,” this new outdoor oasis has opened at the site of a long-abandoned reservoir at the bottom of Russian Hill. The 4.5-acre park has an expansive lawn, a playground, community garden, dog park, and a million-dollar view stretching from the Golden Gate to Aquatic Park and Alcatraz. // franciscopark.org

Dig deeper into the fabulousness of Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei at a tea in the Legion café followed by a talk with FAMSF costume and textiles curator Jill D’Alessandro and Lucy Barter from the SF School of Needlework and Design; Tuesday, 9am to 1pm. // Legion of Honor Museum, 100 34th Ave. (Sea Cliff); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Find joy in a new collection of colorful and playful botanical paintings by SF resident Klari Reis. Klari’s first solo exhibition here in a decade features a new series of botanical artworks inspired by her time spent in nature during the COVID-19 pandemic; 11am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday through July 9th. // Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); details at minnesotastreetproject.com.

Explore the world-renowned Julia Morgan–designed Hearst Castle when it reopens this week after a two-year closure. William Randolph Hearst's Central Coast palace never ceases to amaze; open daily at 9am, reservations strongly encouraged. // 750 Hearst Castle Rd. (San Simeon); reservations at hearstcastle.org.

What’s for dinner? Brunch. Hilda and Jesse is teaming up with open-fire restaurant Osito for a special dinner, Brunch on Fire. The nine-course menu includes lamb tartare, chilled clams with peas and smoked cod cream, and H&J's signature buttermilk pancakes. There will be two seatings on Wednesday, 5:30pm and 8:30pm. // Osito, 2875 18th Street (Mission); reservations at exploretock.com.

Get your black and white cookie fix when the Seinfeld Food Truck tour comes to town. They’ll be offering sweet and savory Seinfeld-inspired treats. Keep an eye on the official Seinfeld Facebook page for details on when and where they will be slinging treats in San Francisco, May 13-15. // facebook.com

A popular Brooklyn burrito pop-up is taking over Turntable at Lord Stanley for the month of May. Chef Alan Delgado (who recently won “Chopped”) is bringing his crave-worthy eats from Los Burritos Juarez for a four-course mid-week tasting menu. The famed burritos will be available to-go; through May 28th. // Turntable at Lord Stanley, 2065 Polk St. (Nob Hill); details at lordstanleysf.com

Meet the Oakland native author of Raver Girl, Coming of Age in the '90s at a reading and signing of her memoir about teen life in the SF Bay Area; Thursday at 7pm. // Sour Cherry Comics, 3187 16th St. (Mission); details at sourcherrycomics.com.

See what makes a "Top Chef" when contestants from the Bravo series take over the kitchen at Cavallo Point. Eight chefs will present one-night-only menus showcasing their creative talents and highlighting the Bay Area's agricultural bounty; 6pm to 9pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cir. (Sausalito); tickets at cavallopoint.com.

Alonzo King Lines Ballet kicks off its 40th anniversary and spring season with the world premiere of a new work featuring Grammy Award–winning vocalist Lisa Fischer; May 13-15 and May 18-22. // Blue Shield Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at linesballet.org.

Get a taste of Good Medicine: A Night of Live Native Stand-Up, featuring Native American comedians Siena East, Kasey Nicholson, Dash Turner, and host Jackie Keliiaa. The show will be held outdoors, picnic-style, in the OCMA garden with food and drinks available for purchase. Following the show, there will be a DJ and dance party; Saturday at 7:30pm. // Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. (Oakland); tickets at museumca.org.

Bottle up your favorite scents from the SF Botanical Garden’s Garden of Fragrance on a docent-led tour workshop. After a walk through the gardens, explore the art of natural perfumery with Carole Addison-Goyne of Nomad Botanicals and Jessica Mennella of FLWR Napa Valley for a hands-on experience that you’ll get to take home; Saturday, 1pm to 3:30pm. // San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at sfmcd.org.

Rock-N-Stroll in Rockridge with outdoor live music, pop-up vendors, kids’ crafts, art shows, and activities for the whole family; 10am to 6pm the second Saturday of each month. // College Avenue (Oakland), rockridgedistrict.com

Hear students’ stories on pizza, friendship, the future, and everything in between at 826 Valencia’s Storytellers’ Showcase; Saturday, 1pm to 3:30pm. // Golden Gate Bandshell Stage, 8204 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); details at eventbrite.com

Support Black-owned businesses while celebrating community at the Afro Soca Love: Oakland Black-Owned Marketplace and Afterparty. You’ll be able to shop local and global brands, grab food, dance to DJs and other entertainment to keep the vibes high; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // Lot 13, 341 13th St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Celebrate four years of great Oakland brews at Original Pattern Brewing's anniversary party. Tickets include a commemorative glass, two drink tickets, and entry into a raffle for great prizes. There will also be live music, special beer releases, and food from Good to Eat Dumplings; Saturday, noon to 9pm. // Original Pattern Brewing, 292 4th St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

It's not every day we get to embrace black tie: Meals on Wheels San Francisco’s Annual Star Chefs & Vintners Gala is the perfect occasion to do so. The fundraising event features Northern California's best chefs under one roof serving up their best during an hors d’oeuvre and wine reception, a three-course dinner, and a lavish dessert reception; Sunday, 4pm to 11pm. // Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center (Marina); tickets at mowsf.salsalabs.org

Gather your costume-clad crew for the return of Bay to Breakers this Sunday! 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. // Details at capstoneraces.com.

Looking for a little more party and a little less running? Don't miss Gay to Breakers hosted by Heklina, DJ Carnita, and Stanley Frank at El Rio; Sunday, 2pm to 5pm. // El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Experience small-town charm at the inaugural Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Festival. Enjoy live music, local eats, and tastings from California wineries. If wine isn't your thing, there will be a beer garden, too; Sunday, noon to 4pm. // Main Street, Downtown Half Moon Bay; tickets at hmbwineandjazzfest.com

Join the Pestoni Family Estate Winery for their annual spring party complete with new wine releases, oysters from Hog Island, wood-fired pizzas, live music, lawn games, and more; Sunday, 11am to 3pm. // Pestoni Family Estate Winery, 1673 Saint Helena Highway South (St. Helena); tickets at exploretock.com

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