Fingers crossed for the great weather this week. Must-see outdoor events include the Oakland Waterfront Boardwalk Boogie Day Party, Pride Movie Nights at Oracle Park and a “Soundwalk” Music Experience at GGP.
Plus, plan ahead by purchasing return tickets from Hamilton at the Orpheum and at Banksy’s upcoming exhibition in SF; follow a typography workshop; and get off in Motown on Mondays at the Madrone Art Bar.
Have a good week!
Participate in the presale tickets for Banksy’s art, the unauthorized exhibition of the world’s largest private collection of works by the world’s most famous street artist. Opening on November 22, 80 pieces will be exhibited in a still secret place. // Tickets ($ 50) are available at bankyexhibit.com.
Get off in Motown on Mondays at Madrone Art Bar, which has finally reopened (to vaccinated dancers and seated groups) after a 16-month closure; Mondays at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. // Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street (Fillmore); tickets ($ 20 and more) are available on eventbrite.com.
Attend the 15th Annual San Francisco Design Week. Power is the theme of this year’s fully online festival with events such as “How to Design for Emoji Inclusion” and a virtual tour through Ciel Creative Space; From Monday to Sunday. // Details and tickets ($ 40 for the all-access pass) on sfdesignweek.org.
Watch San Francisco Playhouse’s Hold these truths. Jeanne Sakata’s play is based on the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied President Roosevelt’s 1942 internment order. Watch the play in person or online, Tuesday through July 3. // San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St. (TenderNob); tickets ($ 15- $ 100) are available at sfplayhouse.org.
Join REI, Sierra Nevada and Salomon for Dirt, Sweat & Beers-a series of 5k / 10k runs and do-it-yourself park clean-ups in some of Northern California’s most beloved natural spots. You will both do good and you will feel good! Registrations are open for the first four events; the first is in Sanborn County Park from June 1 to July 30. The series runs through November. // reidirtsweatandbeers.splashthat.com
Thank you to our partners at REI.
Embrace your inner artist and learn to make your own typographic prints. During the Aesthetic Union workshop, you will learn all the basics and bring home art; Tuesday from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. // Til Aesthetic Union, 555 Alabama St. (Mission); register ($ 100) on theaestheticunion.com.
Support Headlands Center for the Arts’ at its annual auction. Browse over 75 museum-quality pieces and 11 Headlands-inspired experiences. If you have the opportunity, make an appointment to visit the auction exhibit in person; until June 16. // Headlands Arts Center, 944 Simmons Road. (Sausalito), promontories-avantage-art-auction.squarespace.com
Enjoy the magic of movement at the Rewind Wednesday at the Balboa Theater, with a projection of Erin Brockovitch plus trivia and prizes; Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. PST. // Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond); tickets ($ 15) on cinemasf.com
Attend Oakland Artist / Curator Astria Suparak’s Lecture, Asian futures, without Asians. Using examples from popular American science fiction films and television shows dating back to the 1970s, Suparak will highlight the implications of the decontextualization and misrepresentation of Asian culture; Thursday at 5 p.m. // Register at wattis.org.
Immerse yourself in a fascinating riot of sights and sounds at Nam June Paik, a retrospective that brings together more than 200 works by the visionary experimental artist who bridged art, music, performance and technology in a revolutionary way; until October 3. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); advance tickets available at bit.ly/3fP59rv
Thank you to our SFMOMA partners.
Recharge your batteries with a peaceful “Soundwalk”. In collaboration with the new exhibition of the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Next to you, the immersive experience allows visitors to Golden Gate Park to enjoy the spectacular natural environment set to music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid. // Golden ellenreidsoundwalk.com
See small-scale monofilament sculptures and minimalist weaves at the new exhibition of BAMPFA, Kay Sekimachi: Geometries. Sekimachi has been creating fiber art for over 70 years, with works exhibited in museums around the world; until October 24. // BAMPFA, 2120 Oxford Street (Berkeley); book timed tickets on bampfa.org.
Meet filmmaker and playwright Kathleen Collins Begin the Beguine: A Quartet of One Acts. The performance is part of the Oakland Theater Project live shows; 8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, until July 3. // Flax Art & Design, 1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (Oakland); tickets ($ 25 to $ 50 per vehicle with a limited number of paid tickets available) are available at Oaklandtheaterproject.org.
Gather your team, reserve a table and sing along to the all-new sound system at Neck of the Woods. Recently reopened, the bar’s HellaRnB Nights feature tracks from Beyoncé, Usher, Alicia Keys and more; Fridays at 10 p.m. // Neck of The Woods, 406 Clement St. (Inner Richmond); tickets ($ 15) on eventbrite.com
Relive the glory of Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton. The Orpheum will reopen at full capacity in August with four weeks of shows; Tickets are now on sale. // Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market St. (Mid-Market); purchase tickets ($ 49 and over) on broadwaysf.com.
Get tickets to Pride movie nights at Oracle Park. As part of Frameline45, screenings including In Heights and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Proceeds from tickets will benefit San Francisco Pride; 6.30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. // Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (Mission Bay); tickets on mlb.com
See the SF Bay Area Theater Company’s IRL Variety Show Living with Rod & Marce. If you are not vaccinated, observe from home; Friday at 8 p.m. // Brava Theater, 2781 24th St. (Mission); tickets are available on sfbatco.org.
Have a lazy weekend? Get a farm-fresh box from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market delivered right to your door; Saturdays. // Order on ferryplazafarmersmarketdelivered.com
Take the Boardwalk Boogie Day Party Tour. Whether you are cycling or skating, you will enjoy music from DJ Kincaid, Marin Privat and Eric Groove, as well as views of the waterfront; from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday. // Township Commons Park, 288 9th Avenue (Oakland); details on facebook.com
Order foodtrucks owned by LGBTQIA +– and receive 20% off when you pay with Apple Pay throughout the month. Choose from Little Green Cyclo, WingsMan, The GrilledCheezGuy, Xingones, and Home of Chicken & Waffles; until June. // Off-grid locations, offthegrid.com
Sink your teeth into the Sharks at the Academy. Develop a deeper love for sharks and the many roles they play in this breathtaking new exhibit. Sharks aren’t scary, but an ocean without them is. Find out about the Academy scientists who work to protect sharks through research and advocacy. Plus, see life-size models, rare fossils, and more. // Open daily at the California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); book your ticket on calacademy.org.
Thank you to our partners of California Academy of Sciences.
Look into the Tenderloin and there’s a good chance you’ll see Rik Lee Leipold’s Pothole Pieces filled with artistic memorabilia commemorating the neighborhood’s queer spaces. Stop at the Tenderloin Museum to learn about the history of each piece and a live resin demonstration; 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. // Net Museum, 398 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); register (free with the possibility of making a donation) on eventbrite.com.
Support Local Entrepreneurs at Girl Gang Craft Oakland Craft Fair. Shop for a variety of goods, including ceramics, thrift stores, and calligraphy. Bring your pooch too; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 147 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland); details on facebook.com
Jam during Tank Garage Winery Record Store Week. You’ll taste wines, play records, win prizes in music quizzes, and score limited-edition vinyls when you purchase a six-pack Forever Baby Rosé; From Monday to Sunday. // Tank Garage Winery, 1020 Foothill Blvd. (Calistoga); make reservations at tankgaragewinery.com.
Gear up, brace yourself and join Parkinson’s Revolution, an indoor cycling experience that combines passion, determination and community to raise awareness and advance the mission towards a cure. The IRL or high energy virtual ride is open to riders of all levels; On Saturday. // Wheel House, 1 Embarcadero Center R1213 (Embarcadero); register at pdrevolutionsf.org.
Thank you to our partners at the Parkinson Foundation.
Get a sweat on Rae Studios Boombox Weekend on the turf roof of the Bay Club. Opt for plenty of cardio and dance classes with silent disco headphones and city views; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. // Bay Club, 150 Greenwich St. (Pier); tickets ($ 125 / weekend, $ 65- $ 75 / day) are available on eventbrite.com.
Order CUESA’s summer picnic, an evening basket filled with goodies from some of the best restaurants and watering holes in the Bay Area; order by Thursday for Sunday pickup or delivery. //1 Ferry building (Pier); $ 115 and more on cuesa.org
Enjoy the gay outdoors with Sonoma County Pride. On Sundays in June, Friends & Fitness events will include a walk around Foothills Park with queer / trans Californian naturalist CL Teravainen and a Pride Paddle at Spring Lake; 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday. // Foothill Regional Park, 1351 Arata Ln. (Windsor), details on sonomacountypride.org