29 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.17.23)

This week, make room for the spring edition of San Francisco Restaurant Week.

Also happening: SFMOMA's Art Bash, SFSPCA's woof-top party, Art Market SF, a vintage designer pop-up shop, Earth Day celebrations, DogFest, and so much more. PS: Is that Karl the Fog or 4/20 celebration smoke plumes? Probably both.

Have a good one.

Leave the grocery shopping 'til next week—SF Restaurant Week is back with more than 195 participating restaurants including Fiorella, Waterbar, Cassava, Bellota, Automat, and Lily. Taste your way through special prix-fixe menus at brunch, lunch, and dinner; through April 24th. // sfrestaurantweek.com

Jam with Phish for three nights in Berkeley; 6pm, Monday through Wednesday. // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Chow down on Sisig lumpia with tequila-forward cocktails at the opening of Señor Sisig’s new cantina-style restaurant in Oakland. The beloved food truck turned brick-and-mortar still has its grab-and-go favorites along with a new menu in a sit-down environment and with a full bar; open daily. // Señor Sisig, 330 17th St. (Oakland); details at senorsisig.com

Join the SFSPCA for a late-night woof-top party. This fundraiser will feature an evening of bites, cocktails, and dancing with live music, plus a raffle with prizes from the Golden State Warriors and SF Giants; Tuesday, 8pm to 11pm. // Dandelion Chocolate Factory, 2600 16th St. (Mission); tickets at sfspca.ejoinme.org

Enjoy an art-filled night out at SFMOMA’s biggest party of the year. Art Bash is back with live music, art auctions, immersive experiences, cocktails, and late-night exploration of the galleries; Wednesday, 6pm to 1am. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org

Catch Muna’s SF performance in between slots opening for Lorde and Taylor Swift (and Coachella and Bonnaroo appearances, too—phew!); Wednesday at 8pm. // The Warfield, 982 Market St. (Tenderloin); tickets at axs.com

Get a preview of Malibu Farms' soon-to-open location in Tiburon with a special three-course collaborative meal between Terrene’s Scott Koranda and Malibu Farms’ Chris Ball. Welcome cocktails and wine pairings are included with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Surfrider Foundation; Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm. // 1 Hotel, 8 Mission St. (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Art Market SF, the Bay Area’s premier and longest-running art fair, returns this week for its 11th edition. As always, the fair will feature around 80 modern and contemporary galleries from the Bay Area and around the world, plus site-specific installations, talks and panels, and live music on opening night (6pm to 9pm Thursday); Thursday through Sunday. // Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at artmarketsf.com

Taste your way through Italy at the first-ever Made in Eataly Festa. A ticket gets you access to explore both the second and third floors of the marketplace through a variety of interactive stations with plenty of freshly made bites and wines; Thursday, 6pm to 8pm. // Eataly Silicon Valley, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. (San Jose); tickets at eataly.com

Join Cannescape for a 4/20-centric sleepover at Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs. The one-night-only experience will feature a CBD and cannabis cocktail happy hour followed by an infused five-course dinner prepared by Chopped 420 champion Solomon Johnson, Q&As with experts in the field, an overnight stay at the resort, a CBD-infused breakfast, and more goodies; 3pm Thursday to noon Friday. // Dr. Wilkinson’s, 1507 Lincoln Ave. (Calistoga); tickets at cannescape.com

Practice your fancy footwork at Chromeo’s DJ set; Thursday at 8pm. // The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. (TenderNob); tickets at axs.com

Follow the smoke to Hippie Hill. The grassroots 4/20 event turned fully permitted festival (yay to extra port-o-potties) includes onsite cannabis sales and food trucks. Don't miss the afterparty at The Midway with headliners Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and DJ Shortkut; Thursday, 10am to 5pm. // Robin Williams Meadow (Golden Gate Park); details at 420hippiehill.com

For those who prefer sativa to indica, head to Oakland for a 4/20 festival with live music, food vendors (including tons of vegan options), puff and paint sessions, movies, and a skating rink; Thursday, 1pm to 7pm. // Liberation Park, 7101 Foothill Blvd. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Puff freely and sample gifts from Stiizy while getting down to beats by SF’s best underground DJs. Baked is a 4/20 event at Kapwa Gardens that will also offer an array of distinctly Filipino-flavored treats such as ube, pandan, and calamans; Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. // Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St. (SoMa); details at kapwagardens.com

Shop for vintage Chanel, Dior, Gucci, and more designer goods when the celebrity-adored, L.A.-based boutique Decades pops up in for two days in SF; noon to 5pm Friday and Saturday. // McCormick & Kuletto’s Dolphin Room, 891 Beach St. (Ghirardelli Square); details at ghirardellisq.com

Have a hoot at the 14th Annual Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival. Named the number-one birding hotspot, the fest will host award-winning naturalists and birders for field-based events to learn about birds, wildlife, plants, marine life, and more; Friday to Sunday, times vary. // Environmental Action Committee of West Marin Office, 65 Third St. (Point Reyes); details at pointreyesbirdingfestival.org

Celebrate the launch of Doris Fish: Ego as Artform at the GLBT Historical Society Museum. The exhibit shines on a light on the Australian-born drag performer, actor, writer and artist who split his time between Sydney and SF. Opening night will include remarks from curator Ms. Bob Davis and light refreshments; Friday, 7pm to 9pm. // GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St. (Castro); tickets at glbthistory.org

Party in the Garden of Eden—kind of. Public Works Loft will be transformed with all things flora and fauna for a dreamy dance party with sounds by Rachel Torro, Torie, Asymmetry, and Say; Friday, 9pm to 2:30am. // Public Works Loft, 161 Erie St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Crash the Capulets’ ballroom when Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers comes to life through passionate dancing, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and stunning design; April 21-30. // San Francisco Ballet at War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center), sfballet.org.

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Ballet.

Famous for their music on Netflix’s Bridgerton, the Vitamin String Quartet will bring its classical meets contemporary renditions to the Palace Hotel as part of Festival Napa Valley. There will be a pre-concert reception featuring wines from Grgich Hills Estate and light bites; Saturday at 5:30pm. // Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St. (SoMa); tickets at festivalnapavalley.org

Mentally prepare yourself for cuteness overload. DogFest. Is. Back. And with it the Dog Show, which presents pre-registered pups vying for recognition in categories including Best Coat, Best Trick, Best Mutt, Best Costume, and more. The annual benefit for McKinley Elementary School also includes carnival-style games, food vendors, and adoptable dogs; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Duboce Park (Duboce Triangle); details at mckinleyschool.org

Unearth new ways to be greener at the Earth Day SF festival. Meet with green nonprofits and a selection of exhibitors and sponsors who focus on sustainability, while also celebrating Mother Earth with live music, a vegan chef’s showcase, an interactive art wall, and kid’s activities; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave. (Golden Gate Park); details at earthdaysf.org

Head to the hills for the Montclair Village Art Walk. Now in its 46th year, more than 50 artists from the Bay Area and beyond will display and sell their wares in an open-air festival in Montclair; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. // Montclair Village, Mountain Blvd & La Salle Ave. (Oakland); details at pacificfinearts.com

Let your inner maniac run free at the Rugged Maniac Race. Experience the ultimate adult playground as you jump into the world’s largest mud pit and take on over 25 epic obstacles. Then, celebrate a post-race party with thousands of other filthy maniacs; Saturday, 9am to 1pm. // Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. (Pleasanton); tickets at ruggedmaniac.com

Celebrate Earth Day in the East Bay at the Berkeley Bay Festival. Head to the Berkeley Marina for live music, performances, food, hands-on educational activities, and free boat ride; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Shorebird Nature Center, 160 University Ave. (Berkeley); details at berkeleyca.gov

Ogle hundreds of pre-1990 American-made cars at the Benicia Classic Car Show. There will be oldies-type music, raffles, prizes, and more; Sunday, 9am to 3pm. // 1st St. and East B St. (Benicia); details at beniciaclassiccarshow.com

Take a trip to The Midway for the ElectriKoolaid Block Party with sets from Bonobo, Tokimonsta, Franc Moody, and others; Sunday at 1pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com

Embrace spring’s blooms at Coastal Wildflower Day. Head to Half Moon Bay for guided wildflower and bird walks, artist booths, kids activities, native plant demonstrations, and more; Sunday beginning at 10am. // Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave. (Half Moon Bay); details at coastsidestateparks.org

Enjoy rosé the Slo way. Celebrate Central Coast wineries at Hotel SLO’s annual pink party, where you can rosé the day away with live music, a raffle, and food pairings from the Ox and Anchor and Piadina teams; Saturday, 1pm to 4pm. // Hotel SLO, 877 Palm St. (San Luis Obispo); tickets at rosethesloway.com

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