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Art lovers will find plenty to fancy this week as ArtSpan's San Francisco Open Studios gets underway; Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel comes to life in a digital exhibition; and a new SF-inspired circus takes flight at Club Fugazi.
Plus, Outerlands returns with Dutch pancakes on the parklet; Starline Social club reopens with fresh shows; and Daily Driver opens at Ghirardelli Square.
Have a good one!
Meet local artists and pick up new works for your walls at ArtSpan's SF Open Studios. The two-month long event offers studio visits, art auctions, workshops, and much more; through November 21st. // Various locations around SF, artspan.org
Take SF Parks Alliance's Bloomtown scavenger hunt in search of larger than life inflatable dahlias along Union Street. Post your pics to Instagram with the hashtags #BloomtownSF and #scavengerhunt for a chance to win prizes; through mid-November. // Union St. between Steiner and Gough (Cow Hollow), sanfranciscoparksalliance.org
Dance your heart out at Starline Social Club. The lively venue is welcoming visitors once again, starting with two shows by electronic artist Kelly Lee Owens; Tuesday and Wednesday at 9pm. // Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Oakland), details and tickets ($26 for GA) on starlinesocialclub.com
Travel back in time at Ticket to Ride, an exhibit of MUNI's old transfer stubs that also highlights SF icons from artists to industrialists to activists; through October 10th. // RVCA, 1485 Haight St. (Upper Haight), details on instagram.com
Partake in Hornitos Tequila's Winning Shot contest. Submit a description of a shot you want to take in life to better yourself and create change in your community for the chance to take a swing at Oracle Park and win up to $1 million; enter through October 3, event on November 2. // Enter on hornitosashotworthtaking.com
Order a Dutch pancake at Outerlands for the first time since before the pandemic. Order online or at the window, then grab a seat on the parklet or heated patio; 9am to 3pm Thursday through Monday. // Outerlands, 4001 Judah St. (Outer Sunset), outerlandssf.com
Watch The Princess Bride at Davies Symphony Hall, with the San Francisco Symphony playing the score live; Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Hayes Valley), tickets on sfsymphony.org
Pop by Flower Power Happy Hour at the Ferry Building. For the next few months, floral designer Sharla Flock will be teaching workshops on using hand-selected, local, and seasonal blooms to craft impressive floral arrangements. Expect different themes and wine from the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant; 5:30pm to 7pm Wednesday (dates through December 15). // Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building (Embarcadero), tickets ($125) on eventbrite.com
Eat up the last of the season's tomatoes at Trestle's pop-up at Vault Garden. The multi-course menu offers heirloom tomato salad, pan-roasted salmon with demi-sec tomato, tomato-saffron risotto, and Early Girl tomato soup; through Saturday. // Trestle at the Vault Garden, 555 California St. (Financial District), trestlesf.com
Stop by Skybridge on Stevenson's Outdoor Dance and Music Festival. Thursday's programming includes performances by poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and DJs Precise and CoFlo; a dance battle; and food and drink; 6pm to 10pm Thursdays through November 18. // Skybridge on Stevenson between 6th and 7th Streets (SoMa), skybridgeonstevenson.org
See "Dear San Francisco: A High Flying Love Story" at Club Fugazi. The acrobatic ode to SF's history comes from co-artistic directors Shana Carroll and Gypsy Snider; previews 7pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday. // Club Fugazi, 678 Green St. (Russian Hill); tickets ($25 and up) on clubfugazisf.com
Go for tapas at the reopened and revamped La Bande. Shareable bites include charcuterie, cauliflower croquettes, tomato toast, green garlic churros, and sardines with grilled bread—plus gin and tonic service for four; opening Friday. // La Bande at SF Proper Hotel, 1100 Market St. (Civic Center), reserve on properhotel.com
Visit The Crossing at East Cut. The brightly colored community-centric destination has food trucks, a family-friendly beer garden, soccer fields, pickleball courts, and space for workouts, picnics, and outdoor film screenings; open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. // The Crossing at East Cut, 200 Folsom St. (Embarcadero), eastcutcrossing.com
Cure your Saturday morning hangover with a bagel grilled cheese made with Point Reyes Farmstead gouda at Daily Driver's new Ghirardelli Square outpost; 9am to 2pm Thursday through Sunday. // The Cheese School, 900 North Point St. (Fisherman's Wharf), dailydriver.com
Wear your 1920s best for a glamorous gala benefiting Jack London State Historic Park. The event offers guests the chance to explore Jack and Charmian London's Glen Ellen home, Beauty Ranch, while mingling with performers disguised as characters of the past; Saturday evening. // 2400 London Ranch Rd. (Glen Ellen); tickets ($350) on jacklondonpark.com
Explore Napa Valley Museum's Dangerous Games: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids. Science kits, hula hoops, Slip 'N Slides, Creepy Crawlers, the list goes on; Saturday through February 13. // Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle (Yountville), napavalleymuseum.org
The perfect excuse for a staycation? The Ritz-Carlton's Wellness Weekend. Partake in silent disco yoga or Fighters Flow, a shadowboxing-meets-yoga class; shop athleisure and performance apparel from Rhone and Alala; order from a special wellness menu; and mingle over low-alcohol aperitifs from Sonoma's Jardesca; Friday through Sunday. // The Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton St. (Nob Hill), ritzcarlton.com
Take a virtual trip to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Using state-of-the-art technology, the walls and ceilings of Saint Mary's Cathedral will be adorned with immersive replicas of the masterpieces. // Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. (NoPa), tickets on sistinechapelexhibit.com
Feed the animals at Oakland Zoo during Brunch for the Wild. Whether you partake in Elephant All-You-Can-Eat, Baboon Breakfast, Sun Bear Buffet, Grizzly Grub, or Giraffe Meet-n-Munch, you'll get to lay out breakfast in the habitats before they go out for the day; 9am to 1:30pm Saturday. // Oakland Zoo, 977 Golf Links Rd. (Oakland); tickets ($10-$15) on oaklandzoo.org
Get crafty at the Contemporary Jewish Museum's ArtBash. After picking up an art kit filled with supplies, Zoom in to make some art and celebrate Jewish fall holidays Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Kit pickup is 2pm to 5pm Thursday; event is Sunday from 10am to 11am. // Online, details on thecjm.org
Escape to the picturesque McEvoy Ranch for ODC's Fall for Art. Dress in your rustic-chic best for an alfresco lunch, site-specific outdoor performances by ODC dancers, and the chance to bid on auction items; 11am to 3pm Sunday. // McEvoy Ranch, Red Hill Rd. (Petaluma); tickets ($275 and up) on odc.dance
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