17 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.1.24)
Root for the San Francisco Giants at opening day this Friday. (Courtesy of @oraclepark)

17 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.1.24)


It may be April Fool's Day, but we have big news for you that's no joke:

This week, we will open the proverbial doors to our new 7x7 Social Club, an affordable monthly membership that gets you exclusive access and deals at the best Bay Area events and festivals; restaurants, bars, wineries, and distilleries; hotels, shops, spas and more.

When you join, you'll get VIP perks and special pricing with curated partners including 7 Adams, Lines Ballet, Mill Valley Music Festival, de Young Museum, Freda Salvador, and more. You'll even score 25 percent off any event at this weekend's Pebble Beach Food & Wine, plus drink specials and so much more. Sign up to get notified when registration opens.

See you out there.

Make room for Insta-famous lobster rolls at the opening of Broad Street Oyster Co. The Los Angeles hot spot is now serving its over-the-top seafood with SF Bay views; 11am to 8pm daily. // Broad Street Oyster Co., 900 North Point St. (Ghirardelli Square), broadstreetoyster.com

Celebrate the oldest scientific institution on the West Coast at the second annual Academy Day. Pay what you can to experience live animal demonstrations, jazz on the roof, and other hands-on activities; Thursday, 9:30am to 5pm. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org

Hear only-in-SF tales at Muni Diaries Live. The blog-turned-podcast-turned-live-event shares bizarre and heartwarming transit stories and encounters between strangers. In this edition, you’ll hear stories by and about our wonderful transit workers—and of course the Muni haiku battle; Thursday at 7pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Explore the de Young galleries after hours at Late Night 2024. The annual gala provides access to special exhibitions like Fashioning San Francisco, Lee Mingwei, and Irving Penn. Plus, meet the artists behind She Bends while sipping on chemistry-inspired cocktails in the Neon Bar, savor festive bites, explore pop-up activations, live music and performances, and more; Thursday, 9pm to midnight. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at eventbrite.com

Dance, don't walk to the Spring 2024 season of Alonzo King Lines Ballet. The company welcomes back acclaimed collaborators composer Jason Moran and contemporary light artist Jim Campbell to present a world premiere reimagining of The Collective Agreement, originally commissioned by SF Ballet in 2018, and 2013’s Concerto for Two Violins. On April 11th, choreographer and artistic director King will also take the stage for a rare Q&A; Friday, through April 14. // Blue Shield of California Theater, 700 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at linesballet.org.

Pro tip: Join 7x7 Social Club for a chance to score a complimentary ticket to Lines Ballet for a limited time.

After a four-year hiatus, the famed Pebble Beach Food & Wine is back this weekend. The three-day event is packed with seminars, panels, tastings, lunches, dinners and after-parties. The festival culminates in the newly expanded Tasting Pavilion with an experiential, forested environment and new outdoor cabanas; Friday through Sunday. // Get the full schedule at pebblebeachfoodandwine.com.

Want 25% off all event tickets? Sign up to get notified when 7x7 Social Club opens.

Take a swing at Upper Deck Golf. For two days only, the football stadium will be transformed into a Top Golf–like experience where you can hit balls onto the field. You can also expect cold drinks, food, and golfing challenges on custom simulators at the clubhouse sports bar and festival area; Friday and Saturday. // Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way (Santa Clara); tickets at upperdeckgolfing.com

Robots, music, humans, and AI combine for this special interactive SoundBox experience curated by SF Symphony collaborative partner Carol Reiley. This edition of the experimental late-night live music series will include audience participation to help create pieces of art; Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); Producers Passes are available at sfsymphony.org.

Follow the smell of garlic fries and Krazy Krab sandwiches to the San Francisco Giants' season home opener. Root for the home team as they take on the San Diego Padres; 1:35pm Friday. // Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (SoMa); tickets atmlb.com

Save room for the spring edition of SF Restaurant Week, featuring more than 100 restaurants including 3rd Cousin, Bar Nonnina, Palette Tea House, Rooh, and more. All your favorite eateries will be serving special prix-fixe meals ranging in price from $10 to $90; Friday through April 14. // View participating restaurants at sfrestaurantweek.com.

Head to the mountains for the 8th Annual WinterWonderGrass. Part music festival, part beer festival and part family reunion, the event boasts four stages, a kids’ zone, food trucks, a VIP area, and gorgeous mountain views; Friday through Sunday. // Tickets and additional details at winterwondergrass.com

Get your hands on a limited-edition “Heart Your Parks” screen print ahead of Earth Day. SF Parks Alliance is popping up in various city green spaces with the opportunity to pull your own screen print; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Murphy Windmill (Golden Gate Park); details at sfparksalliance.org

Fill your home with unique, handmade goods from the makers at Renegade Craft. This is the perfect one-stop-shop for buying gifts that will last. Don’t forget something for you, too; 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. // Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at renegadecraft.com

Africa's #1 DJ and deep house superstar, Black Coffee, will take over downtown Oakland for an epic day party. There will be two stages of music, multiple bars, food trucks, and a local marketplace curated by Oakhella; Saturday, 3pm to 10pm. // Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

It’s not often you see purple food outside of a cartoon, but at the Ube Festival, it’s the norm. The purple yam shines in both sweet and savory forms at this food festival showcasing a diverse array of ube delights. Plus, live music, local talent, and community; Sunday, noon to 4pm. // District Six, 428 11th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Get your fix at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Taste and buy some of the finest chocolates from artisans both large and small; Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at sfchocolatesalon.com

Plan a transformative wellness weekend at Taholistic, an immersive experience that promises to nourish your mind, body, and spirit through movement, health exploration, and inspiration. The event will be held at Edgewood Tahoe Resort, nestled on the breathtaking shores of Lake Tahoe; April 27-28. // For more info and tickets (get 20% off when you book a stay at Edgewood Tahoe), go toedgewoodtahoe.com.

Thank you to our partners at Edgewood Tahoe Resort.

See legendary violinist Joshua Bell and conductor Ryan Bancroft perform a mesmerizing concert that celebrates the elements of earth and points beyond. Composer Kevin Puts pays homage to the awe-inspiring beauty of earth. Water is represented by Claude Debussy’s richly textured marine triptych, La Mer. Unsuk Chin’s Alaraph ‘Ritus des Herzschlags’—an SF Symphony commission and US premieredepicts a so-called “heartbeat star,” so named because of the regular pulsation of its light; May 16-18. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets are available at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

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