22 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.13.23)
Get ready for some shamrock-hued shenanigans at The Irish Bank's annual St. Paddy's Day block party. (Courtesy of @jblechs)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.13.23)


It's time to grab a pint and do as the Irish do at a St. Patrick's Day bar crawls and block parties.

It's also a good week to eat (great news, considering all that beer) with an Osito pop-up at Snail Bar, Calistoga's Moveable Feast, Oakland Restaurant Week, and a sweet celebration for Pi Day.

Have a good one!

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Eat like Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia when The Golden Girls–themed pop-up comes to town. After sold-out runs in L.A. and NYC, the fully immersive restaurant is bringing a bit of 1980s Miami to SF this spring (opening April 26th). Yes, there will be cheesecake. // Grab tickets before they sell out at bucketlisters.com.

Take a trip to the Italian Islands: Che Fico is hosting the launch of Katie Parla's new cookbook. Get your hands on a signed copy and enjoy a four-course dinner featuring recipes from the book prepared by the Che Fico team; Tuesday at 5pm. // Che Fico, 838 Divisadero St. (Fillmore); tickets at opentable.com

Get in your feelings at SZA’s Oakland tour stop with opening act Omar Apollo; Tuesday at 8pm. // Oakland Arena, 7000 S Coliseum Way (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss Pi Day at the Exploratorium. Join the 36th annual celebration of the never-ending ratio that helps describe circles of all sizes. There will be poetry, math-inspired activities, a pi parade and, of course, pie; Monday, 11am to 3pm. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets atexploratorium.edu

Wine dinners at The Anchovy Bar are back. This week, experience an island staycation with Michael Sullivan of Beaune Imports pouring wines from coastal regions paired with one-night only dishes; Wednesday, 5pm to 9:30pm. // The Anchovy Bar, 1740 O’Farrell St. (NoPa); reservations at opentable.com

Catch New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson in conversation with literary critic Oscar Villalon and climate reporter Laura Klivans about his new book, The High Sierra: A Love Story; Wednesday at 7pm. // Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at kqed.org

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Chow down in the Town with the return of Oakland Restaurant Week when more than 125 eateries—from food trucks and newcomers to Michelin-starred and local gems—will be offering unique menus and specials at lunch and dinner; Thursday through March 26. // See all participating restaurants at visitoakland.com.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Oakland.

Celebrate the opening of Techs-Mechs, a new exhibition that looks at the technological history of Mexico through immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, generative animations, and large-scale shadow theaters by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Opening night will include a performative readingby Lozano-Hemmer and anti-border activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña; 7pm to 10pm Thursday, exhibit through May 31. // Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at grayarea.org

Cash out some stocks and treat yourself to a grand evening at Michelin two-star Saison. The restaurant is hosting an exceptionally special wine pairing dinner with Château Cos d'Estournel, a renowned winery in Bordeaux, France; Thursday at 6pm. // Saison, 178 Townsend St. (SoMa); tickets at tock.com

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Load up on sausages and soda bread aplenty. As usual, Schroeder’s is closing down Front Street for a St. Paddy's Day block party filled with drink specials, green beer, Jell-o shots, and pub food. Plus, music and the beloved stein-holding contest; Friday, 3pm to 10pm. // Schroeder’s, 240 Front St. (FiDi); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Wear green and grab a pint: It's time once again for SF's best annual St. Patrick's Day block party. There will be live music, bangers and mash, drink specials...you know the drill; Friday 1:30pm to 11:30pm. // The Irish Bank, 10 Mark Ln. (FiDi), theirishbank.com

Pretend you’re in Dublin’s Temple Bar and get your fix of Jameson and green beer on a St. Paddy’s Day pub crawl; 6pm to 11pm Friday and 2pm to 10pm Saturday. // Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St. (Russian Hill); tickets at crawlsf.com

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Have a knee-slappin’, shoe-stompin’ good time with The Brothers Comatose. The local five-piece bluegrass group always puts on a great show; Friday and Saturday at 8pm. // Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. (Tenderloin); tickets at gamh.com

Join bestselling author Kristin Hannah (The Nightingale, The Great Alone) as she discusses her book The Four Winds, an American epic set during the Great Depression; Saturday at 1pm. // Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. (Corta Madera); tickets at bookpassage.com

Support women-owned small businesses and wellness practitioners at Sari Sari Saturday. Inspired by the wonderful variety of the traditional sari-sari store found in the Philippines, you can shop from a mix of local food and retail vendors; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa), kapwagardens.com

Show some love for the Bay Area’s most committed artists, activists, and leaders at the YBCA 100 celebration. Launched in 2014, the YBCA 100 honors community innovators utilizing art and activism to unifying effect. Enjoy an evening of live performances, interactive art, food activations, and more; Saturday, 6pm to 9pm. // Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. (SoMa); RSVP at ybca.org

Relive the romance of Cinderella. Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet brings stylish humanistic twists to the classic tale, set to a gorgeous score by Sergei Prokofiev; March 31 through April 8. // San Francisco Ballet at War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., sfballet.org

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Ballet.

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Sneak some sips straight from the wine barrel—plus chat up the winemakers and purchase futures—when Livermore wineries offer special tastings this week; Saturday and Sunday. // $15-$25 includes four-plus wine tastings including barrel samples; for more info, go to lvwine.org.

Thank you to our partners at Livermore Valley Wine Community.

Hang out with the homies from Osito and Snail Bar: The Mission-based live-fire fine dining restaurant is popping up in Oakland for a one-day collaboration tasting menu; Sunday at 4pm. // Snail Bar, 4935 Shattuck Ave. (Oakland); tickets at resy.com

Wear your walking shoes and come hungry for Calistoga’s Moveable Feast. The wine and food extravaganza will take you to three beloved restaurants starting with appetizers at Lovina, a main at Evangeline, and dessert at Sam’s Social Club; expect pairings by local wineries; Sunday at 5pm and 6:15pm. // Lovina, 1107 Cedar St. (Calistoga); tickets at eventbrite.com

Step into a 1920s speakeasy for a jazz and silent film pairing. Drinks and small bites will be served before the performance with dessert following the concert; Sunday, 4pm to 6pm. // Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St. (Mission); tickets at sfsalonmusic.com

Bring the whole family for some Easter fun at Mill Valley’s free Spring Eggstravaganza, complete with an egg hunt, live entertainment, food truck, and more; 9am to 1pm, Saturday March 25. // Mill Valley Community Center; for more details, go to visitmarin.org.

Thank you to our partners at Visit Marin.

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