22 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.23.22)
Catch the spring issue of Pop-Up Magazine, featuring a lineup of stellar creative talent, in Oakland this week. (Courtesy of Pop-Up Magazine)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.23.22)


Memorial Day marks the start of summer. If this week is anything to show for it, we're in for one hot season.

Treat yourself to a lambrusco slushy at Fiorella's new Bar Nonnina; head to Hog Island for a mid-week oyster and rosé pairing; bundle up for Sundown Cinema at Dolores Park; get loud at Carnaval; feed your loves of live music and wine at BottleRock; and so much more.

Word of advice: Do it all this week—you'll have Monday to recharge.

No one can complain about a Monday morning that starts with a Midnite Bagel, which opens its brick-and-mortar location today. The former pop-up from an ex-Tartine baker will be slinging bagels in the Sunset; daily. // Midnite Bagel, 646 Irving St. (Inner Sunset); details at @midnitebagel

Pop-Up Magazine unfolds in Oakland with live art, music, stories, and performance. The spring issue's collaborators include podcast host Tracy Clayton, author/illustrator Kristen Radtke, 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist Chloé Cooper Jones, writer Brooke Jarvis, author Elena Passarello, photographer Oscar Castillo, and filmmaker Adrian L. Burrell; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at popupmagazine.com

Last call to taste Flour + Water's special 13th anniversary tasting menu,
inspired by 13 Bay Area farmers and purveyors that have impacted the restaurant's evolution over the years. Menu highlights include savory cannolis made with mortadella mouse from pork and rabbit, truffle sformato with wild mushrooms, and smoked duck agnolotti. // Flour + Water, 2401 Harrison St. (Mission); reservations available at resy.com

(from left): Kehinde Wiley, 'Barack Obama,' 2018, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Amy Sherald, 'Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama,' 2018, oil on linen, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery.

Beat the rush and reserve your place to see Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama in the much-anticipated Obama Portraits Tour. Tickets are now on sale and, given the eight-week limited run, are expected to go quickly. In celebration of opening weekend, free admission, generously underwritten by Google, will be available on June 18th and 19th on a first-come, first-served basis onsite at the museum only (limit four per family); June 18 through Aug. 14. //Make reservations to see The Obama Portraits Tour at De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park), deyoung.famsf.org.

The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Support for the national tour has been generously provided by Bank of America.

Thank you to our partners at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Indulge in lambrusco slushies, cocktail flights, and fancy snacks in an elegant atmosphere: Bar Nonnina is open at Fiorella's newest location in the Inner Sunset. Tucked away upstairs, the intimate bar can serve 14 guests at a time and is best enjoyed before or after a meal; Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm to 10pm. // Bar Nonnina, 1240 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset); reservations available at tock.com

Get yourself over to Hog Island Oyster Co. in Marshall for a daytime rosé pairing by Obsidian Wine Co. Since the event will raise funds for San Francisco Baykeeper in support of clean water, it's a solid excuse to play hooky; Wednesday at 11am. // Hog Island Oyster Co., 20215 Shoreline Hwy (Marshall); tickets at obsidianwineco.com

See why the NYT called Brooklyn-based Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics” in a series of stand-up shows. (Hint: Hari also co-hosted the hit podcast Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and is a regular on NPR); 8pm Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30pm and 9:45pm Friday and Saturday. // Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St. (FiDi; tickets at livenation.com

Embrace color, chaos, and nature at Aimée Beaubien's exhibit Matter in the Hothouse. The winner of SF Camerawork's 2020 Exhibition Award, Beaubien’s dynamic installation combines cut and woven photographs of plants, plant materials, and mixed media hung from the ceiling; on view through July 9th. // Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 106, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); free reservations at eventbrite.com

Don't miss the final few days of Gone, Gone, Beyond—a 360-degree audiovisual cinema experience. After touring multiple venues across Europe, this breathtaking work will be available for Bay Area audiences to enjoy through Friday, May 27th. // Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at grayarea.org

Enjoy a perfectly paired four-course farm-to-table dinner overlooking Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, hosted by Chaminade Resort in partnership with Bargetto Winery; Thursday, 6pm to 9pm. // Chaminade Resort & Spa, 1 Chaminade Ln. (Santa Cruz); tickets at eventbrite.com

Rasta on at the Bay Area's largest reggae festival, California Roots Music and Art Festival, which for the first time ever has been expanded into a four-day event featuring reggae, roots, and hip hop music. Expect local food and beverage vendors, art exhibits, interactive workshops, intimate pop-up performances, on-site greening initiatives, and more. Headlining acts include Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, Sean Paul, and more; Thursday to Sunday. // Monterey County Fair and Event Center (Monterey); tickets at californiarootsfestival.com

Kick off the weekend at Trapxart Oakland featuring two floors of music, art, fashion, food, pole dancers, and hookahs. More than 50 local artists will be onsite showcasing their original work in addition to a fashion show with local designers; Friday at 9pm. // Complex Oakland, 420 14th St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Wear your layers and bring a picnic for Sundown Cinema. Up first, a free screening and sing-along to Sister Act 2 at Dolores Park; Friday at 6:30pm. // Mission Dolores Park (Mission); get tickets at sfparksalliance.org.

Do a detox and get ready for world-class food, wine, and live music: BottleRock takes over Napa this weekend. Headliners include Metallica, Pink, and Twenty One Pilots, plus celebrity chefs and spa services; Friday through Sunday. // Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St. (Napa); tickets at bottlerocknapavalley.com

Have yourself a whole oyster experience in a private cabana at Cavallo Point. You'll enjoy local oysters prepared in a variety of ways, plus you'll get an oyster shucking and grilling lesson from the Cavallo Point Cooking School. Additional food and wine will be available for purchase; Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cr. (Sausalito); tickets at eventbrite.com

Head to Treasure Island Wines for Eastern European street food and live jazz. This special afternoon event includes authentic Bulgarian street food from the KukerSF food truck, wine, and live entertainment; Saturday, 1pm to 4pm. // Treasure Island Wines, 995 9th St. (Treasure Island); tickets at eventbrite.com

Experience the redwoods like never before. Just a few hours north of San Francisco, the historic Skunk Train has run weekly trips out of both Fort Bragg and Willits since 1885 and continues to transport visitors along the world-famous Redwood Route over historic trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval redwood canyons. Don't miss their custom-build new railbikes experience. // For more info, go to skunktrain.com.

Thank you to our partners at Skunk Train.

Celebrate the return of Carnaval San Francisco, the two-day festival and grand parade featuring international music, dance, arts and crafts, and cuisine. The 44th annual event, themed “Colores de Amor—Inclusivity, Family and Community,” will take place in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. New to this year’s festival is a cannabis garden, a new tech and gaming pavilion sponsored by Alaska Airlines, and an LGBTQ-dedicated stage; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 2:30pm. // Calle 24 Latino Cultural District (Mission); details at carnavalsanfrancisco.org

Shop for all things metaphysical and artisan—think crystals, tarot cards, custom jewelry, henna, suncatchers, witches bells, sage, incense, spell kits, and more—at The Whimsy Market; Saturday, 1pm to 7pm. // Four Fools Winery, 13 Pacific Ave. (Rodeo); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Take a trip to the 41st Annual Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival. Regarded as the “Mushroom Capital of the West,” mushroom enthusiasts are invited to a free weekend of live music, gourmet food, speaking presentations, and education surrounding all things shrooms. All proceeds from the event contribute to educational scholarships and grants that benefit the Morgan Hill Unified School District and surrounding communities; Saturday, 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. // Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater Grounds, 17000 Monterey Rd. (Morgan Hill); details at mhmmg.org

Party on Sunday without the scaries, because Monday is a holiday, hello! Live it up at Outerlimits indoor/outdoor music, art, and food festival featuring DJs Max Cooper, Doc Martin, Holmar, and Sleight of Hands; Sunday, 2pm to 2am. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Give in to Pier Pressure and celebrate Memorial Weekend at sea with views, music, and drinks all day long at the biggest party on the water. Step aboard the San Francisco Spirit Yacht for multiple stages with house music and DJs, fully stocked bars, table service, and more; Sunday, 9pm to 1am. // Pier 3, 101 The Embarcadero (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Shake your tail feathers to Latin music all night long with free entrance to the Carnaval San Francisco Afterparty; Sunday, 5pm to 2am. // Bond Bar, 3079 16th St. (Mission); RSVP at eventbrite.com

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