24 fun things to do this week (3.28.22)
This week is foodie heaven.
Eat throughout San Francisco Restaurant Week, upgrade your diet when Off the Grid returns, and hang in there at Hi Felicia’s new physical restaurant.
Plus, find your groove at an ABBA-themed disco dance party, shop for all sorts of goodies at Renegade Craft Fair and shake your hustle as you return from the Edwardian Ball. Had a good time!
This week is going to beHappier than ever” because the very talented Billie Eilish is taking her tour to the Chase Center; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets to chasecenter.com
Make your way through several restaurants at Taste of Temescal. Ticket holders will be able to stroll from restaurant to restaurant, taking a bite at each. Participating restaurants include Burma Superstar, Daytrip, Northlight, Co Nam, and more. Ticket sales benefit local schools and non-profit organizations; Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. // Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), tickets to eventbrite.com
Get cozy with singer-songwriter clairo, which brings its perfectly Gen Z aesthetic and music to the Bay Area for two nights with Arlo Parks. // 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Masonic (Nob Hill), 8 p.m. Thursday at The Fox (Oakland).
You certainly know his work: The Jim Henson: Unlimited Imagination Exhibition is in progress at the CJM. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of the pioneering puppeteer, animator and filmmaker through 150 objects from the beloved worlds of The Muppets, sesame street, fragglerock, The dark crystal, Labyrinth, and more; On view until August 14. // Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets on thecjm.org
Get started at the 12th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival, with world-class dance performances, competitions and workshops with top salsa instructors; From Thursday to Saturday. // Hyatt Regency, 50 Third St. (SoMa); tickets on sfsalsafestival.com
Honor Transgender Awareness Day– an international day of awareness that highlights transgender accomplishments and greatness – during this special edition of After Dark at the Exploratorium. Meet and learn from transgender people in STEAM fields, design a custom pronoun button, enjoy live music, and more; Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. // The Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets on exploratorium.edu
Get ready for your food truck diet: Off the Grid returns to Fort Mason Friday night. California’s biggest weekly food truck event is back and bigger than ever with tried and tested favorites like Mozzeria, FK Frozen Custard and Al Pastor Papi, plus new additions to the lineup including Vegan Mob, Media Noche, Cousins Maine Lobster, and more; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), offthegrid.com
Pace the week with a Alt-J and Portugal. man two-for-one special alt-rock. The pair headline Bill Graham with guest Cherry Glazerr; Friday at 7 p.m. // Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (Civic Center); tickets on 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 serve prix-fixe meal specials ranging from $15 to $75; From Friday to April 10. // See participating restaurants on sfrestaurantweek.com.
Hurry to get a reservation at Hi Felicia’s first traditional restaurant. Supper Club chef and owner Imana will serve market-driven Mexican dishes with Japanese and Spanish influences. Dinner reservations will go live this Friday on Tock and service should start in a few weeks; Service at 6:30 p.m., Saturday to Tuesday. // Hi Felicia, 326 23rd St. (Oakland); details on instagram.com
Break out your crafty clothes for Art Changes Lives, a gala to benefit Creativity Explored, the SF collective that supports neurodiverse and disabled artists. The evening will include a silent and live auction, cocktail party, fashion show and seated dinner; Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. // City View at Metreon, 135 4th St. (SoMa); tickets on creativeexplored.org
Spend your Friday night listening to poetry on benches. Litquake hosts a special evening of verse and spoken word under the spectacular domed ceiling of Grace Cathedral; Friday at 7:30 p.m. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets on eventbrite.com
Shake off your fidgets – The Edwardian Ball is back for two whimsical days costume, carnival, music, acrobatics, ballroom dancing and fashion. Attendees can explore art installations, stage shows, curiosities, and a bazaar at the Museum of Wonders featuring art and wares from more than 50 vendors; Friday and Saturday. // The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue (TenderNob); tickets on edwardianball.com
Everyone’s favorite low-key dance party is back with an Edwardian twist. Early risers will be rewarded with an immersive dance party, theatrical performance and a magic yoga practice marked by live musicians at this Edwardian Ball edition of Daybreaker; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. // The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St. (TenderNob); tickets on eventbrite.com
Get your fix at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Taste and buy some of the best chocolates from artisans big and small; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. // San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); tickets on sfchocolatesalon.com
Fill your home with unique handmade products from the makers of Renegade Craft. OWith Mother’s Day fast approaching, this is the perfect one-stop-shop to give her something that will last, instead of panicking at the last minute buying flowers; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets on renegadecraft.com
Calling all dancing queens – relive the golden age of Studio 54 at the ultimate ABBA disco dance party. Bring on the glitz and glitter and head to ABBA, the Bee Gees, Queen and more. We’ll see you under the disco ball; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. // The Far North, 119 Utah Street (Mission); tickets on eventbrite.com
Celebrate the Khmer New Year at a community event featuring live traditional music, food, dance performances, costumes and games; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. // Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Ave. (Oakland); details at visitoakland.com
Bring Your “Bidi Bidi Bum Bum” to New Parish for a Selena Tribute Party; Saturday at 9 p.m. // The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Avenue (Oakland); tickets on ticketweb.com
The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) Seed Exchange 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 any, bring your seeds to share and the favor will be returned to you; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. // Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market, 1947 Center St. (Berkeley); details on eventbrite.com
Garlic noodles, lumpia and adobo…need we say more? Not Your Mama’s Adobo will showcase the best of Filipino cuisine and culture as six chefs revisit the classic dish. Dine on unique adobo dishes like you’ve never tasted before and explore other sweet and savory dishes; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission Street (SoMa); tickets to kapwagardens.com
Try the pizza topped with salad. Square Pie Guys and Souvla have teamed up for a chicken salad pizza to benefit La Cocina. To kick off the collaboration, look for Souvla’s froyo truck at Square Pie Guys’ Oakland location (they’ll be handing out mini Greek froyos); 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. // Square Pie Guys, 499 9th St. (Oakland); details on eventbrite.com
Shop affordable, high-quality art at the Misfit Art Sale, which raises funds for the mental health and well-being of communities affected by HIV and LGBTQ+ in SF. All artwork will cost between $25 and $500; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. // UCSF Alliance Health Project, 1855 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets at alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu
Enjoy a benefit 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 the Bay Area and Sacramento; Sunday at 2 p.m.// 215 Silliman Street (Portola); details on facebook.com