24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.31.21)
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24 Fun Things to Do This Week (5.31.21)


Kick off Pride Month when the Pink Triangle lights up on Twin Peaks this Tuesday, crack open a can of Love Conquers Ale, then get down with some bluegrass during Porch Pride.

Plus, shop vintage and arty things at Fulton Street's new Sunday Market; catch a tribute to Billie Holiday at Saint Joseph's Art Society; get some duck carnitas from Dominica Rice-Cisneros' new Oakland restaurant, Bombera; and cycle through Napa Valley during CampoVelo.

Have a great week!

Satisfy your sweet tooth by ordering Drool's playful pastry box. Michelin-starred chef Nick Muncy's selection this month includes matcha coconut granola and thick mint cookies; box drops on Monday. // 948 Illinois St. (Dogpatch), available for pickup or local delivery ($7), buydrool.com

If you're a teacher, get a free scoop at any Salt & Straw shop on Memorial Day. New Rad Readers flavors are inspired by five different books; Monday. // Various locations, details on instagram.com

See the Pink Triangle illuminate with thousands of LED lights. All month long, Patrick Carney's volunteer-assembled pink triangle atop Twin Peaks will shine as a reminder of hope and resilience. The triangle was first installed in 1996; Tuesday through June 30th. // Twin Peaks, illuminatethepinktriangle.org

Watch 16mm works by experimental filmmaker Dominic Angerame. The films showcase beauty and humor in destruction and will be accompanied by live music courtesy of Kevin Barnard. Order drinks from Vesuvio Cafe and snag a book from a selection from City Lights; Wednesday at 8pm. // Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave. (North Beach), first come first serve; details on facebook.com

ODC Theater's annual festival is going virtual with two weeks of live and on demand events. Opening day includes Love on the Run, a five-minute short filmed in FiDi and at the Legion of Honor, plus various works by ODC Theater Opportunity Fund artists; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 6pm, through June 12th. // Virtual tickets ($70 for GA festival pass or $10 for single events) and details on odc.dance

Watch the Champian Fulton Quartet perform Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday. The famous jazz singer's songs will be performed inside Saint Joseph's Art Society's stunning interior. Opt for standard tickets or private table seating and an artist meet and greet; Thursday at 8pm. // Saint Joseph's Art Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets ($75 and up) on eventbrite.com

If you're feeling naughty, stop by Dirty Habit's ThursTrap. For every picture taken in the Adult Photobooth (expect two live models and sexy props) and posted to social media, Dirty Habit will donate $5 to the SF Queer Nightlife Fund. Craft cocktails, a specialty menu, and DJ tunes will all be on hand; 5pm to 10pm Thursdays in June. // Dirty Habit, 12 Fourth St. (SoMa), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Enjoy a wine-filled evening on Decant SF's patio with Cindi Keen of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. You'll learn about grapes grown outside their native habitats—and maybe even get a cheese plate with your flight; Thursday at 5pm. // Decant SF, 1168 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets ($24 or $40 with cheese plate) on decantsf.com

Get takeout from Bombera. Fans of Dominica Rice-Cisneros' now-closed Cosecha will love her new eatery, housed inside a former fire station. The Mexican restaurant's menu includes duck carnitas, quesadillas, pozole, and more and is currently available for takeout only, with sit-down dining coming soon; 4pm to 8:30pm Friday and 11am to 8:30pm Saturday. // Bombera, 3459 Champion St. (Oakland), bomberaoakland.com

See the California Honey Drops play The New Parish during four seated shows this weekend. If you haven't already, be sure to listen to their newest album, "Honeydrops Live 2019," for all that R&B, funk, and blues-inspired sound; 7pm and 10pm Friday and 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday. // The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland); tickets ($75) on ticketweb.com

Order a copy of The Essential Napa Valley Cookbook. Filled with recipes from Wine Country's top eateries—think Gran Electrica, Lovina, and Evangeline—the book's sales will benefit restaurant workers impacted by Covid-19 and also support Feed Napa Now. // $40, napavalleycookbook.com

Take a walking tour among rubble and art installations at the Albany Bulb landfill. "Monument to Extraction" uses art, narrative, and augmented reality to explore waste in California history; through December 31st. // Albany Bulb, 1 Buchanan St. (Albany), monumenttoextraction.org

Celebrate the grand opening of Sunday Market, a new curated shop from Born to Roam Vintage, Map Ceramics, Back Beat Co., and Sierra Water. Artist Soleé Darrell, Jessica Force of Maître de Chai winery, and DH Floral will all be there for the party; 4pm to 7pm Friday. // Sunday Market, 1421 Fulton St. (NoPa), details on instagram.com

Make a pit stop at Nick's Cove on picturesque Tomales Bay for a party to celebrate the eatery's new cookbook, Table With A View. Say cheers with a complimentary glass of bubbly and receive a special treat when you purchase the book; 5pm to 8pm Friday. // Nick's Cove, 23240 CA-1 (Marshall); omnivorebooks.myshopify.com

Colors abound in Day Trip, Slate Contemporary's new two-artist exhibition. Kate Zimmer's acrylic paintings and Lola's tinted resin paintings convey optimism; opening reception 5pm to 8pm Friday, on view through July 31st. // Slate Contemporary, 473 25th St. (Oakland), slatecontemporary.com

Crack open a can of Love Conquers Ale, a beer collaboration between New Belgium Brewing and Samuel Adams. The brew is made with coriander, basil-infused lemon peel, and blackberry; 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to GLAAD; drops Friday. // New Belgium Brewing Taproom, 1000A 3rd St. (Mission Bay), newbelgium.com

Ride free with three days of cycling, food, and wine during CampoVelo Napa Valley. The fun begins Friday with a benefit dinner for No Kid Hungry at Clif Family Winery. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy 15- to 60-mile bike rides plus spa time, yoga, and brunch. Accommodations are at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs in Calistoga. // Registration (various passes available) and itinerary on campovelo.com

Celebrate Alameda's West End Arts District's Healing Garden Art Series at the opening party on Friday. Ten commissioned artists were selected to celebrate diversity and hope for a brighter future. The event will feature live music by local jazz band Hipsteria; Friday at 5pm. // 1435 Webster St. (Alameda); RSVP for free on eventbrite.com, view artists on westendartsdistrict.org.

Catch a free performance by NorCal's own pop singer/songwriter Michelle Lambert at the San Francisco Brewing Company; 3pm to 6pm Saturday. // San Francisco Brewing Co., 3150 Polk St. (Fisherman's Wharf); register for free on eventbrite.com.

Get some retail therapy at Alyce on Grand's new digs. The woman-owned boutique is filled with styles by unique women designers—and now stocks men's apparel too; Wednesday through Monday. // Alyce on Grand, 3231 Grand Ave. (Oakland), alyceongrand.com

Attend Bluegrass Pride's Porch Pride. The Pacific Northwestern queer country group Lavender Country will provide music and conversation on Sunday at 1pm. Porch Pride will continue for the entire month with events including Juneteenth: A Rainbow Revival and a two-day fifth anniversary celebration. // Details and streaming on bluegrasspride.net

Get some New Orleans–style grub from Sandy's SF. The muffuletta sandwich pop-up now has a full-time location at Maison Corbeaux, so you can grab a bottle of wine to go with. // 2901 Sacramento St. (Pacific Heights), sandyssf.com

Give yourself or your home a mini-makeover at the Unexpected Pop-Up. Shop Kenlynn's luxurious handmade knit designs, Elle S'en Fish's elegant upcycled furniture, and Maison Papaï's collection of pizzazz-worthy decor; through June 14th. // 149 Gough St. (Hayes Valley); register for free on eventbrite.com.

End your week at the Strangeways Friends Day Market at 7th West. Live DJ beats ensure you'll be dancing your way through outdoor vendors with vintage clothing, plants, records, ceramics, and more. While you're there, order a spicy marg or paloma slushie; Sunday at 1pm. // 7th West, 1255 7th St. (Oakland); details on funcheap.com

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