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23 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.21.21)


Parties are a thing again, and just in time for SF Pride. Don your rainbows and celebrate at Juanita More!'s annual Sunday soiree.

Plus, take your pick of local maker events at Craneway Craft Fair or Head West Marketplace; catch one last drive-in movie at Fort Mason Flix; revisit the beauty of Pfeiffer Falls via the recently reopened trail in Big Sur; and more ways to soak up summer vibes this week.

Closed since the 2008 Basin Complex Fire, Monterey County's Pfeiffer Falls Trail is finally open again. The 1.5-mile trail and 70-foot-long pedestrian bridge over a ravine and under the redwoods will lead you to the impressive 60-foot waterfall; open 8am to sunset. // Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 47225 CA-1 (Big Sur); day passes are $10, parks.ca.gov

Riding Muni? Keep your ears peeled for welcome announcements by local notables—think Mayor London Breed, Jerry Rice, and Renel Brooks-Moon—every 15 minutes. // sfmta.com

Listen to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
inside Envelop SF's immersive space. With 32 speakers, LED lights, and a rarely heard quadraphonic mix of the album means a listening experience far more impressive than blasting it through your AirPods; Tuesday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. // Envelop SF, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets ($30) on eventbrite.com

Splurge on Alexander's Steakhouse's new Micro Chef & Mixologist Experience. On offer three days a week through the end of the month, the experience includes four courses of Japanese whiskeys and delectable food. Pairings include Creekstone fillet with Emperor's Fashion and tuna tartare with Samurai's Stallion; Tuesdays through Thursdays in June. // Alexander's Steakhouse, 448 Brannan St. (SoMa); reservations ($300/person) on exploretock.com

Check out Santa Rosa's newly revamped Flamingo Resort. Enjoy frozen rum slushies on the poolside terrace and have dinner at the Lazeaway Club, which opened last week. // Flamingo Resort, 2777 4th St. (Santa Rosa), flamingoresort.com

Savor Peruvian-style apps and two complimentary drinks as you peruse Amazonian art at La Mar. A portion of art sale proceeds will benefit Amazon Watch to protect the rainforest by supporting Indigenous peoples; Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm. // La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Pier 1 1/2 (Embarcadero); tickets ($45) on eventbrite.com

View Sacred Landscapes: The Art of Ynez Johnston. For more than 70 years, the Berkeley-born artist created sculptures, prints, and paintings inspired by her worldwide travels; through September 5th. // Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway St. (Sonoma), svma.org

Order one of everything at Soul Slice
, Karter Louis' new Oakland restaurant that's highlighting African-American cuisine with biscuit-crust pizzas topped with the likes of fried catfish, barbecue chicken, and hot links. // 5849 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland), soulslicepizza.com

Reserve your seat at SomArts' first in-person event of the year, HERE 4 U: Pre-Pride Happening. On Wednesday, the garden will host music and drag performances by Dulce de Leche, Nicki Jizz, and Yves Saint Croissant; Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. // SomArts, 934 Brannan St. (SoMa); tickets ($20 per seat, sold in tables of 4) on eventbrite.com

Attend Inside/Out!, a Black-led Pride event in honor of trans women of color and activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Expect a seven-course meal prepared by chefs Nelson German and LaLa Harrison; a Queer Pub Crawl around Oakland; a kickball tournament; virtual programming including workouts and workshops; and the culminating Slayers Ball; Thursday through Sunday. // Details and registration on oaklandblackpride.org

Enjoy al fresco dinner and music at Berkeley's farm-focused Gather Kitchen. Trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and guitarist/singer Ian Faquini will supply the vibes for mingling at communal tables and munching on a three course meal (plus drinks); Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. // Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market, 2200 Oxford St. (Berkeley); tickets ($106) on eventbrite.com

Watch Tim Rubel Human Shakes' I Want This Instead. In honor of the company's seventh San Francisco home season, the contemporary dance theater explores authentic desires, queerness, and absurdity; Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. // Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. (Mission); tickets ($10-$35), humanshakes.com

Kick off the weekend at Berryessa Brewing Company. All Friday afternoon, shop goods from over 20 River City Marketplace creatives, listen to music by Americana roots band The Tens, and nosh on Buckhorn BBQ. Wash it all down with a few beers of course, Friday from 3pm to 8pm. // Berryessa Brewing Co., California 128 (Winters), details and table reservations on berryessabrewingco.com

Treat yourself to a feast at the elegant Empress by Boon
. Michelin-starred chef Ho Cheen Boon's new dining experience offers a prix-fixe menu of Cantonese offerings inside the landmark Empress of China's former digs; open Monday through Saturday. // Empress by Boon, 838 Grant Ave. (Chinatown), theempresssf.com

Catch one last drive-in movie at Fort Mason Flix. You can shop goods from more than 70 vendors at West Coast Craft's outdoor market and snack on food truck eats between free movie screenings; Saturday. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), instagram.com

Shop till you drop at the Craneway Craft Fair. More than 130 artisans including ceramicists, jewelers, painters, foodies, and creators of every sort will gather outdoors at Pier 70 this weekend. Bring your pup and get ready for some good tunes too; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. // Pier 70, 555 20th St. (Dogpatch), cranewaycraftfair.com

Help Yerba Buena Gardens Festival kick off its summer season. Saturday's fun includes a free concert by Cuban singer and percussionist Bobi Céspedes; Saturday at 1pm. // Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St. (SoMa), ybgfestival.org

Hanger 1's Head West Marketplace promises finds from local creatives; Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. // Hanger 1, 2505 Monarch St. (Alameda), headwestmarketplace.com

Groove to psychedelic New Orleans funk music by TalleyUp at Smiley's Saloon in Bolinas. Alternatively, dead heads can venture north on Sunday for local artists' renditions of Grateful Dead songs. Smiley's happens to be the West Coast's oldest continuously operated saloon, so it will be worth the trip; Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. // Smiley's Saloon, 41 Wharf Rd. (Bolinas); tickets ($40 for a table for up to four people), smileyssaloon.com

Visit Museum of Craft and Design's Mobile MakeArt van. It will be parked at Tunnel Top Park and offering participants the chance to create personalized art work. Bring your own glass vessel or pick one up at the van; Saturday from 10am to 2pm. // Tunnel Top Park, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. (Potrero Hill), sfmcd.org

Head to the picturesque Charles Krug Winery for an outdoor concert by Grammy Award–winning artist Jody Watley. The trendsetter's music blends R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and spoken-word—and the Wine and Pride event will also include drinks and Italian food from Tre Posti; shows at 5:30 and 8:30pm on Saturday. // Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main St. (St. Helena); tickets ($45 and up) on bluenotenapa.com

Watch Not My First Pandemic, César Cadabes' one-man show. He explores his journey from Hawaii to San Francisco and finding a community to help him survive the AIDS and COVID pandemics as a gay Filipino man; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. // Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (Mission); tickets ($15 and up) on brava.org

Celebrate Pride with Juanita More! The iconic queen's community-centric bash at 620 Jones will feature One Thrilling Combination, a performance showcasing more than 30 local drag stars, DJ sets, and special guest performer Kaleena Zanders. Tickets benefit the Imperial Council of San Francisco and the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund; noon to 10:30pm Sunday. // 620 Jones St. (TenderNob); tickets are $60 at the door or $30 after 6pm, juanitamore.com

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