Make a reservation for high tea and bar service and gain access to the secret room at Son & Garden, the newest newest IG-worthy brunch spot. (Courtesy of @sonandgarden)

26 Fun Things: SF's Most Beautiful New Brunch, Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire, St. Patrick's Day Beer Crawl + More Bay Area Events


Kick off the week with Patti Smith at the Fillmore and finish it off with a St. Patty's Day puppy parade.

Plus, grab your group for an IG-worthy brunch at Son & Garden, Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings, and the 10th anniversary of Alameda's Vintage Fashion Faire.

Have a great week!

Fun Things on Monday, March 9th

Don't miss Patti Smith at The FIllmore. (Courtesy of @thisispattismith)

When Women Speak


Z Below, 470 Florida St. (Mission),

Celebrate Women's History Month and the Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival with a staged reading of speeches by women in U.S. history who were determined to vote, pass laws, and hold public office. Expect to hear the empowering words of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer; Patsy Mink, the first woman of color elected to the House of Representatives; and many more. // Suggested $20 donation, RSVP on

Inkmaking and Foraging

3pm to 7pm

Albany Bulb, 1 Buchanan St. (Albany),

If you're curious about the art of making ink from trash, head to construction-debris-landfill turned public park, Albany Bulb, for a special workshop with expert inkmaker and designer Jason Logan. You'll learn how to collect materials from landfill—think berries and rust—and convert them to unique inks. // Tickets ($40) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Patti Smith

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd. (NoPa),

Kick off the week with a rockin' Patti Smith concert! Jam out to her hits from over the years like "Because the Night," "Gloria," and more. // Tickets ($55) can be purchased on

Fun Things on Tuesday, March 10th

Sinigang consomme from 1760's new prix-fixe menu. (Courtesy of @1760sf)

Filipino Dinner

5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday

1760, 1760 Polk St. (Russian Hill),

Go all in on fancy Filipino food with the newest rendition of 1760, the fine dining-ish spot with a new concept: The restaurant will be rotating a new prix-fixe menu every few months. Stop in for delights like uni palabok pasta and sinigang soup with a rice cake, crispy salmon skin and guisado. // Dinner is $39 for three courses, with optional a la carte adds.

Fashion Sustainability Summit

5pm to 8pm

Fashion Incubator SF at Bloomingdale's, 845 Market St. (SoMa)

Learn all about the future of sustainable fashion and textiles, including ethical production practices, with change-makers including Jill Milan cofounder Jill Fraser; Milos Ribic, director of corporate ventures at Adidas; and Chris Martinez, founder of Create & Skate. The evening kicks off with a keynote presentation from Coyuchi CEO Eileen Mockus. followed Guests can also shop sustainable pieces at a pop-up store. // Tickets ($35) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

LOL with your dog.

8pm to 10pm

El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Bernal Heights),

Bring your pup to El Rio for this special standup comedy showcase featuring past Sketchfest, Comedy Fest, and Punch Line performers including Jordan Thewlis, Sara DeForest, Jesse Fernandez, and more. // Tickets ($5) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Hills for Tacos

7pm to 9:30pm

A Runner's Mind, 3575 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights),

Earn your Taco Tuesday with A Runner's Mind. Before enjoying free beer and food from The Taco Shop at Underdog's, sweat your way through a series of hill repeats. As if the post-run reward wasn't enough to get you up that final hill, Gu's energy gels will provide an extra boost, and you can even try out Hoka's newest shoes. // Register on Facebook.

Fun Things on Wednesday, March 11th

In the 2014-2016 exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, thousands of visitors wrote postcards to international prisoners of conscience. Tonight, see the documentary that traces the postcards' journey, along with a talk from the film's director, Cheryl Haines.

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AI Weiwei: Yours Truly

7pm to 9pm

Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave. (Presidio),

This powerful film about global human rights depicts the journey of the thousands of postcards written by visitors to Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz art exhibit, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, to prisoners of conscience all over the world. Follow the film with a Q&A with the film's director, Cheryl Haines. // Free to attend, RSVP via

*UPDATE: AI Weiwei: Yours Truly event has been cancelled.

Healing in the Workplace

5pm to 8:30pm

Canopy Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Ave., 4th Floor (Jackson Square),

Come for an open discussion on how to promote better self-care in the workplace (and in our daily lives). Following a group panel, chat one on one with any of the seven speakers in special mini sessions. // Tickets ($5) on Eventbrite.

Drag Gayme Night

6pm to 8pm

Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St. (Union Square),

Head over to this hotel bar for a night of risqué games, special performances, and even a few prizes, all hosted by local Juanita MORE!, Dulce De Leche, and Mutha Chucka. // Free to attend, event info on Facebook.

*UPDATE: Gayme Night has been postponed until March 25th.

Fun Things on Thursday, March 12th

Munch on a cheat-day-worthy and 'grammable meal at Son & Garden. (Courtesy of @sonandgarden)

Visit IG-worthy Son & Garden

Son & Garden, 700 Polk St. (Tendernob),

Today is the grand opening of a new and very Instagramable brunch spot—your feed will eat up all those floral wallpapers, neon signs, elaborate chandeliers, and velvet seating. From the same team behind Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, expect dishes like lobster egg benedicts, carbonara, and fun tea setups.

Wine Country Women of Sonoma County Culinary Celebration

5:30pm to 8pm

Story on Union, 2136 Union St. (Marina),

Meet some of the powerhouse ladies featured in the new book Wine Country Women of Sonoma County. The evening will include cooking demos, wine, and a family-style dinner with chefs Duskie Estes and Crista Luedtke, and winemaker Amy Chenoweth. // Tickets ($125-$165) are available on Eventbrite.

The Pump & Dump Show


Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue (North Beach),

Moms, it's time to get out of this house for a #BandOfMothers themed comedy night hosted by Angela Peel and Molly Kirk. Expect all-original music, comedy, games, prizes, and plenty moments of commiseration and validation. // Tickets ($30) are available at

Spring Divisadero Art Walk

6pm to 10pm

Various merchants on Divisadero Street

Explore NoPa during this evening tour of local businesses on Divis. Take a free CorePower yoga class, check out a clothing swap, and see art showcases at spots including MiniBar and Bar 821. // Free to attend, RSVP on Eventbrite.


Fun Things on Friday, March 13th

Shop sustainably at the Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire. (Courtesy of @alamedavintagefashionfaire)

Wine Road Barrel Tasting

Wineries throughout Sonoma County

11am to 4pm, through Sunday

Spend your weekend galavanting through the vineyards and tasting wine in different barrels, and then purchase "futures"—the final bottled product you can pick up when it's finished in 12 to 18 months. // Tickets ($60 for the weekend, $45 for Sunday only) can be purchased via Eventbrite.

*UPDATE: Wine Road Barrel Tasting has been canceled.

The David Ireland House reopens

10am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5pm Saturdays

The David Ireland House, 500 Capp St. (Mission),

Explore the home of late conceptual artist David Ireland, a building he owned and transformed over the years, treating the space as part sculpture and part gallery. It's now reopened with new exhibits of his work as well as a few guest pieces from Ireland's friends. // Free for guided and self-guided tours—reserve your spot on

Havana Nights Salsa

8pm to 2am

Longboard Margarita Bar, 180 Eureka Drive (Pacifica),

Get groovy for a night of salsa dancing, Havana-style. Enjoy live music from a Cuban band, mixing in a bit of the R&B, gospel, and funk into their Cuban jams. // Tickets ($12) are on Eventbrite.

Back to the 80s Vintage Fashion Faire

6pm to 10pm Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday

Michaan's Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch St. (Alameda),

Freshen up your wardrobe with something old and gently loved at the 10th anniversary Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire. More than 70 booths will be brimming with men's and women's clothing, accessories, and more. Tonight's the opening party so dress up in your 80s best for a chance to win prizes, enjoy cocktails, and DJ beats—you'll have your pick of the lot before tomorrow's all-day shopping event. // Tickets ($15/Friday advance or $20/door; $5/Saturday) can be found on

*UPDATE: The Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire has been canceled.

Hard French Winter Ball

9pm to 2am

Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission),

Grab your dancing shoes and head to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Hard French dance parties with DJ sets by Steve Fabus, Vin Sol and Brown Amy. // Tickets ($10-$20) are available at Eventbrite.

*UPDATE: Hard French Winter Ball has been postponed; new date is TBA.

Fun Things on Saturday, March 14th

Pi Day Webcast


Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero),

The Exploratorium has closed and its previously planned Pi Day celebration canceled IRL. In breaking news, the science museum will offer special webcast programming today. "Why π?" with Exploratorium educators Ron Hipschman, Lori Lambertson, and Paul Dancstep (hosted by Sam Sharkland) will focus on what's so special about the famous mathematical constant—and the delicious dessert that sounds just like it. The webcast will also immediately archive to the Facebook and YouTube channels for later viewing. // Go to

Bloody marys!

2pm to 2am weekdays, 11am to 2am on weekends

Karl's Beacon Bar, 1355 Taraval St. (Parkside),

Grab a round of drinks at this new neighborhood bar, opened by a pair of childhood friends and native San Franciscans. Beer, cocktails, wine and Irish coffees are on the menu.

Fun Things on Sunday, March 15th

Expect cuteness overload at Patrick's Pawade. (Courtesy of @leotheblindpom)

Patrick's Pawade

1pm to 4pm

Patrick's Park, 43 Fort Mason 11 (Marina),

Stop by Patrick's Park for a festive, pup-filled St. Patty's day celebration where 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Rocket Dog Rescue. Picnic, partake in dog yoga, win some raffle prizes, ogle at adoptable pups in costume, and challenge your own decked-out pup to an agility course. // Free admission ($20 donations for yoga) can be found on Eventbrite.

Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

Noon to 5pm

The Winery SF, 30 Ave. G (Treasure Island),

Treat yourself to the finer things in life—Girl Scout cookies and wine. First, grab a box—or two or three—at the onsite booth, then get personalized pairing suggestions. Plus, score $5 off a wine tasting and $12 towards bottle purchases. // RSVP on Eventbrite.

Dim Sum

10am to 3pm daily, 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday

Osmanthus Dim Sum Lounge, 504 Broadway (North Beach),

Eat all the barbecue pork buns, spicy wontons, volcano ribs, and siu mai at this new dim sum spot, freshly opened in the old Naked Lunch space.

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