19 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.11.23)
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19 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.11.23)


For those who love to party day and night, it's gonna be a good week.

Rest up and stay hydrated for Treasure Island's third annual Day to Night Festival, three consecutive parties to celebrate Public Works SF's 13th anniversary, and an epic-as-usual Oktoberfest bash at 130-year-old Schroeder's.

Looking for something a little lower key? Don't miss a monster new exhibit from Takashi Murakami or the opening of Hadestown, plus take on the Bay Day Challenge. Have a good one!

Take on the Bay Day Challenge. Register online first, then tackle 30 miles along the San Francisco Bay Trail or complete 10 Bay activities—think kite-flying, bird-watching, and picnicking—for a chance to win prizes including a guided kayaking tour and gift certs to Sports Basement; on now through Oct. 7. // Get details at runsignup.com.

Be blown away by the larger than life vocals of Pentatonix. The powerful a cappella group descends on the South Bay along with guest singer Lauren Alaina; Tuesday. // Shoreline Amphitheater (Mountain View), mountainviewamphitheater.com

BYO royale with cheese for an outdoor screening of the Tarantino cult classic Pulp Fiction; 7pm Tuesday. // The Cut Outdoor Cinema, 250 Main St. (Embarcadero), thecutoutdoorcinema.com

Follow the trials of two pairs of lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice and King Hades and Persephone, in the Greek myth–inspired, Tony Award–winning Broadway musical Hadestown; Tuesday through Sunday. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center), broadwaysf.com

Rock out with the Foo Fighters at DreamFest 2023, the annual concert to benefit the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. You can also pop for tix to the VIP reception and afterparty; doors at 6pm Wednesday. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); info and tickets at theconcertforkids.org

Teach the kids to say alright, alright, alright!: Matthew McConaughey will be signing copies of his new children's book, Just Because, and hamming it up for photo ops in SF; 4pm Thursday. // Book Passage at the Ferry Building (Embarcadero), bookpassage.com

Aint too proud to beg? Prove it—and get tix to see The Temptations and the Four Tops; 7:30pm Thursday. // Mountain Winery (Saratoga); info and tickets at axs.com

Dance all night all weekend long to celebrate Public Works' 13th anniversary. Three nights of parties will bring the beats with Hamdi, Amtrac, DJ Stingray, and many more; Thursday through Saturday. // 161 Erie St. (Mission), publicsf.com.

Catch Bellwether Dance Project’s second home season premiere of two new works: What’s the Matter, and Aurora Sad Magic; Thursday through Saturday. // B. Way Theater, 3153 17th St. (Mission), odc.dance

Don't monkey around or you might miss the chance to see Jane Goodall speak about her activism, her incredible work with the wild chimpanzees of Tanzania, and about her latest book, The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times; 7:30pm Friday. // Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St (Tenderloin), broadwaysf.com

Slurp it all up at Off the Grid’s Noodle Night Fight. Local makers from Momo Noodle, Gold Mirror Restaurant, Sir Hand Street Food, and more will vie for the title of Best Noodle Dish. Cast your vote, plus sip on local craft beer and wine and catch a live performance by Sonomo Music; 5pm to 10pm Friday. // Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); for more info, visit offthegrid.com.

Confront some monsters: Takashi Murakami's color-soaked look at the "Monsterized Human Ego" ensnares the Asian Art Museum this week. In an incredible new exhibit, the Japanese artist interrogates the complexity of the world, its rapidly changing digital landscape, and the beasts humans have both created and become; Friday, through Feb. 12, 2024. // Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center), asianart.org

Raise a stein to celebrate Oktoberfest and 130 years of the SF institution Schroeder's. There will, of course, be flowing German beer and bites, drinking games like stein chugging and holding, and live music. So don your dirndl and lederhosen, and say "Prost!"; 3pm to close on Friday. // Schroeder’s, 240 Front St. (FiDi), get info and register for free at eventbrite.com.

Smile and say "cheese, please!" at guided cheese tastings including a ranch overview and a talk about the cheese making process; 10am to 11:30am Fridays, through October 27th. // Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd. (Nicasio); get info at visitmarin.org.

Thank you to our partners at Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Get down at Treasure Island’s Third Annual Day to Night Festival, with an incredible lineup of DJs, unique production, and a dance-till-you-drop party in the shadow of the bay; 1pm to 9pm Friday. // 11th + Ave. H (Treasure Island), daytonightfestival.com

Rock out in '80s fashion when the Pixies take the stage with Modest Mouse and Cat Power; 6pm Friday. // Oxbow River Stage (Napa); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Discover why we adore Benicia at the East Bay town's Third Annual Oktoberfest & Marketplace, featuring traditional Bavarian music and food, plus local vendors selling handmade crafts and more; 11am to 6pm Saturday. // First Street Green (Benicia); for tickets and info, go to eventbrite.com.

See if you can handle the cuteness at Corgi Con 2023; 10am to 5pm Saturday. // Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton); info and tix at alameda.saffire.com

Cross the bridge for Alameda's Sixth Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ. The afternoon festival promises all that plus live music from HowellDevine, MJ's Brass Boppers, and more; local vendors; and drink packages for sampling craft beers, wine, and cocktails; noon to 6pm Sunday. // Washington Park, 740 Central Ave. (Alameda); get info and register for free at eventbrite.com.

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