20 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.27.23)
Pick a bouquet of free flowers in Union Square this Saturday (Courtesy flowerbulbs.com)

20 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.27.23)


March your way into the month with a fun-filled calendar.

Stop and smell 100,000 tulips in Union Square, join Healdsburg's Little Saint for a food fight for reproductive rights, explore SFMOMA's galleries for free, sample wines straight from the barrel in Sonoma County, and much more.

Have a good one.

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Let loose at Tove Lo’s Dirt Femme tour stop at the Fox. The Swedish “Talking Body” singer-songwriter is sure to bring the energy (and likely free the nip) at her only Bay Area show; Monday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Be haunted by the highly intimate works of photographer Nan Goldin. The fine artist presents her fifth solo exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery featuring Memory Lost, a slideshow that dives into the darkness of drug addiction, along with a collection of rare portraits shot during the pandemic; opening Thursday, through April 29. // Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary St., Fourth Floor (Union Square), fraenkelgallery.com

Get your dose of romance at SF Ballet’s production of Giselle. Dating back to 1841, the ballet takes place in a medieval Rhineland village and follows the tale of a peasant girl with a gentle heart and a passion for dance; Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. // War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfballet.org

Get a taste of Southern Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine in gorgeous surrounds. Copra, the new restaurant inside Dosa's old Fillmore Street space, is serving up coconut chutneys, decadent poori, crab curry, and black cod wrapped in banana leaves; dinner, Tuesdays through Sundays. // Copra, 1700 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights); reservations at coprarestaurant.com

Beach bonfires are back. ‘Tis the season (March through October) to bundle up and take advantage of ocean-adjacent dwelling around a warm bonfire at one of the Bay Area’s best beaches. Just make sure it isn’t a Spare the Air day, choose cans over glass, and reserve in advance. Details at 7x7.com

Experience nine new works by women playwrights at 3Girls Theatre’s New Works Festival. The free series of events will highlight multiple programs and projects by Bay Area woman under one roof; Wednesday through Saturday, through March 18. // Z Space, 450 Florida St. (Mission); schedule and tickets at 3girlstheatre.org

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Visit SFMOMA’s galleries on the first Thursday of each month—and score free entry if you're a resident of one of nine Bay Area counties. Be sure to check out Joan Brown’s colorful works on the 7th floor before it closes next week; Thursday, 1pm to 8pm. // San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org

Join a storytelling party featuring New York Times and GQ journalists, writers, a comedian, and live music by Orchestra Gold at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society; Thursday, 7pm to 10pm. // Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Transport yourself to Montréal’s vibrant nightlife scene with a Moonshine DJ set featuring Pierre Kwenders and San Farafina. The multi-disciplinary collective uses lunar cycles combined with African and electronic club culture to throw one helluva party; Friday at 10pm. // Cafe Du Nord, 2174 Market St. (Upper Market); tickets at cafedunord.com

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Sample wines straight from the barrel at Sonoma County’s 45th Annual Barrel Tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers, and purchase wine at a discount; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. // Participating wineries and tickets at eventbrite.com

Chef it up at 18 Reasons' focaccia cooking class. Nosh on snacks with wine and beer while you learn how to make both sweet and savory focaccia breads; Friday, 6pm to 10pm. //18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (Mission); tickets at 18reasons.org

Beyhive, gather for the Big Beyoncé Bash. This tribute party to Queen B will feature all of her greatest hits, music videos, and songs by Destiny’s Child, Solange, Jay-Z, and more; Friday at 9pm. // Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at seetickets.us

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Celebrate 10 years of dance parties with Daybreaker. This time, the dance floor will be in Grace Cathedral under moonlight (good news for those of you who haven’t been brave enough to make the 7am parties in the past); Friday, 7pm to 10pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at daybreaker.com

Plunge into the weekend, literally, with a family-friendly 5K followed by a polar plunge in support of the Special Olympics Northern California; Saturday, 8:30am to 1:30pm. // Aquatic Park, 502 Jefferson (Fisherman’s Wharf); tickets at p2p.onecause.com

Jack Whitehall heads to this side of the pond on his "Jackarse" tour. The beloved and award-winning British actor, comedian, and host of the annual BRIT awards will be testing out some new—and surely hilarious—material; Saturday at 7pm and 9:30pm. // Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Presidio); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Stop and smell 100,000 tulips. Normally, picking flowers from a strange yard is frowned upon but, on Flower Bulb Day it’s highly encouraged, in Union Square at least. Bouquets are free; Saturday, 1pm until they're gone. // Union Square, 333 Post St. (Union Square); details at flowerbulbday.com

Five-time Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Bay Area. The Legendary South African group will perform three shows filled with joyful song and dance this weekend; Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 1pm and 6pm. // Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (Berkeley); tickets at thefreight.org

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Bow down to Maggie Rogers' vocals (and just general disposition) on her Feral Joy tour; Sunday at 7:30pm. // Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (Civic Center); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Join Little Saint for a food and cocktail competition benefitting reproductive justice. Participants will include chefs from The Spinster Sisters, Boon Eat + Drink, Little Saint, and mixologists from Lo & Behold Bar + Kitchen, The Matheson, and Little Saint. The winning team will be awarded the Golden Uterus and all funds raised will go directly to Access Reproductive Justice and Indigenous Women Rising; Sunday at 2pm. // 25 North St. (Healdsburg); tickets at classy.org

Find yourself singing along to "Fidelity" at Regina Spektor's SF show. Expect dreamy vocals and cottage-core vibes from the OG quirky girl; Sunday at 8pm. // The Warfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); tickets at axs.com

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