25 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.28.22)
Start your engines: Off the Grid rolls back into Fort Mason this week. (Gamma Nine Photography, via fortmason.org)

25 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.28.22)

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This week is a foodie's paradise.

Eat your way through San Francisco Restaurant Week, rev up your food truck diet at the return of Off the Grid, and snag resys to Hi Felicia’s new brick-and-mortar restaurant.


Plus, find your groove at an ABBA-themed disco dance party, shop all kinds of goodies at Renegade Craft Fair, and shake your bustles at the return of The Edwardian Ball. Have a good one!

This week is going to be "Happier Than Ever" because uber-talented Billie Eilish is bringing her tour to Chase Center; Tuesday at 7:30pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at chasecenter.com


Graze your way through multiple restaurants at Taste of Temescal. Ticket holders will be able to walk from restaurant to restaurant, getting a bite at each. Participating restaurants include Burma Superstar, Daytrip, Northlight, Co Nam, and more. Ticket sales benefit local schools and nonprofits; Tuesday, 6pm to 9pm. // Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), tickets at eventbrite.com


Get cozy with bedroom-pop singer-songwriter Clairo, who's bringing her perfectly Gen Z aesthetic and music to the Bay Area for two nights along with Arlo Parks. // 8pm Wednesday at The Masonic (Nob Hill), 8pm Thursday at The Fox (Oakland).


You definitely know his work: The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is on at the CJM. The exhibit celebrates the legacy of the trailblazing puppeteer, animator, and filmmaker through 150 objects from the beloved worlds of The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and more; on view through August 14th. // Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at thecjm.org


Kick up your heels at the 12th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival, with world-class dance performances, competition, and workshops with top salsa instructors; Thursday through Saturday. // Hyatt Regency, 50 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfsalsafestival.com


Honor Transgender Day of Visibility—an international day of awareness that highlights transgender achievements and greatness—at this special edition of After Dark at the Exploratorium. Meet and learn from transgender individuals in STEAM fields, design a custom pronoun button, enjoy live music, and more; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // The Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu

Rev up for your food truck diet: Off the Grid returns to Fort Mason Friday night. California’s largest weekly food truck event is back and bigger than ever with tried and true favs like Mozzeria, FK Frozen Custard, and Al Pastor Papi, as well as new additions to the lineup including Vegan Mob, Media Noche, Cousins Maine Lobster, and more; 5pm to 10pm Fridays. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), offthegrid.com


Punctuate the week with an Alt-J and Portugal. The Man two-for-one alt-rock special. The pair are headlining Bill Graham along with guest Cherry Glazerr; Friday at 7pm. // Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (Civic Center); tickets at billgrahamcivic.com


Save room for the spring edition of SF Restaurant Week, featuring more than 155 restaurants including The Madrigal, Rooh, Trestle, and Penny Roma, which will be serving special prix-fixe meals ranging in price from $15 to $75; Friday through April 10. // View participating restaurants at sfrestaurantweek.com.


Order up cicchetti (small bites) sourced from local purveyors to pair with Italian wine and beer at Club Fugazi—that's right, the North Beach venue is now serving food and bev from the likes of Liguria Bakery and Ramen Shop. Service is available at every seat in the house, so get your tix to "Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story." // 678 Green S. (North Beach), clubfugazisf.com

Thank you to our partners at Club Fugazi.

Hurry up to snag a reservation at Hi Felicia's first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Supper club chef/owner Imana will be serving market-driven Mexican fare with Japanese and Spanish influences. Dinner reservations go live this Friday on Tock with service expected to start in a few weeks; 6:30pm seatings, Saturdays through Tuesdays. // Hi Felicia, 326 23rd St. (Oakland); details on instagram.com


Bust out your artful fashions for Art Changes Lives, a gala benefiting Creativity Explored, the SF collective that supports neurodiverse and disabled artists. The evening will include both a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, fashion show, and seated dinner; Friday, 5pm to 10pm. // City View at Metreon, 135 4th St. (SoMa); tickets at creativityexplored.org


Spend your Friday night listening to poetry in pews. Litquake is hosting a special evening of verse and spoken word under Grace Cathedral’s dramatic domed ceiling; Friday at 7:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at eventbrite.com

Shake your bustles—The Edwardian Ball is back for two whimsical days of costumery, carnival, music, acrobatics, ballroom dancing, and fashion. Attendees can explore the Museum of Wonders’ fine art installations, stage shows, curiosities, and a bazaar featuring the art and wares of more than 50 vendors; Friday and Saturday. // The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. (TenderNob); tickets at edwardianball.com


Everyone’s favorite sober morning dance party is back with an Edwardian twist. Early birds will be rewarded with an immersive dance party, theatrical show, and a magical yoga practice scored by live musicians at this Edwardian Ball edition of Daybreaker; Saturday, 10am to 1pm. // The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St. (TenderNob); 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; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at sfchocolatesalon.com

Fill your home with unique, handmade goods from the makers at Renegade Craft. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect one-stop-shop to get her something that will last, instead of last-minute panic buying flowers; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at renegadecraft.com


Calling all dancing queens—relive the golden age of Studio 54 at the ultimate ABBA disco dance party. Bring the glitter and glitz and get down to ABBA, the Bee Gees, Queen, and more. We’ll see you under the disco ball; Saturday, 9:30pm. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com


Celebrate the Khmer New Year at a community event featuring traditional live music, food, dance performances, costumes, and games; Saturday, 10am to 3pm. // Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave. (Oakland); details at visitoakland.com


Get your "Bidi Bidi Bum Bum" over to New Parish for a Selena tribute party; Saturday at 9pm. // The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketweb.com


The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Seed Swap is finally back! Gardeners can get free educational resources for sustainable gardening and seed saving, and connect and learn with other local gardeners. If you have ‘em, bring your seeds to share and the favor will be returned; Saturday, 10am to 3pm. // Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market, 1947 Center St. (Berkeley); details at eventbrite.com


Garlic noodles, lumpia, and adobo…need we say more? Not Your Mama's Adobo will showcase the very best of Filipino food and culture as six chefs take on the classic dish, with a twist. Dine on unique courses of adobo like you’ve never tasted before, and explore other sweet and savory items; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at kapwagardens.com

Give pizza topped with salad a shot. Square Pie Guys and Souvla have teamed up on a chicken salad pizza to benefit La Cocina. To kick off the collab, look for Souvla's froyo truck at Square Pie Guys' Oakland location (they'll be giving out mini Greek froyos); 12pm to 4pm Sunday. // Square Pie Guys, 499 9th St. (Oakland); details at eventbrite.com


Shop for high-quality, affordable art at the Misfit Art Sale, which raises funds for the mental health and wellness of HIV-affected and LGBTQ+ communities in SF. All art will be priced between $25 and $500; Sunday, noon to 4pm. // UCSF Alliance Health Project, 1855 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets at alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu


Enjoy a charity concert at the Ukrainian Catholic Church to raise funds for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Expect to hear famous Ukrainian ballads, folk songs, and classical compositions performed by well-known Ukrainian artists from around the Bay Area and Sacramento; Sunday at 2pm.

// 215 Silliman St. (Portola); details on facebook.com
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