Hope you’re hungry because this week brings a new restaurant and food hall to try (hi, Tailor’s Son on Fillmore and La Cocina Municipal Market) plus drag brunch at The Vault.
Plus, catch Fantastic Negrito performing a live movie score at the San Francisco International Film Festival; get tickets to a San Francisco Giants game (yep, IRL!); and dance all night with The Lab.
Eat your way through La Cocina’s Municipal Food Hall and support women of color in the food industry; opening Monday. // lacocinasf.org
Get tickets for Tycho’s first live show since the start of the pandemic. On June 5th, Charles Krug Winery’s picturesque outdoor setting will provide the perfect backdrop for Sunset (5:30pm) and Moonrise (8:30pm) visual and auditory shows. // Purchase tickets on ticketmaster.com.
While we wait for chef Seth Stowaway to open his live fire tasting experience in the Mission, we’re planning to make reservations for Osito pop-ups on Mondays this month. This week’s collaboration dinner is already sold out, but you can get tix to pop-ups at Blue Plate in mid- to late-April—if you hurry. // Reservations ($125) are available at exploretock.com.
Hear from author Sanjena Sathian about her new novel, Gold Diggers. The book uses social satire and magical realism to address the American dream; Tuesday at 6pm. // Register on greenapplebooks.com
Find yourself on BART in need of some screen-free entertainment? Pick up a free short story written by a local author from a touchless kiosk at the Fruitvale, Richmond, and Pleasant Hill stations. Expect a Montgomery Station dispenser soon. // bart.gov
Listen to The Secrets and Sins of Tabard Lake, 3Girls Theatre’s radio drama written by 20 women. Set in 2020, this “pandemic noir” tells the story of a playwright’s shelter-in-place theater workshop plans—with plenty of revenge, secrets, gin, and a luxury mountain setting. Stay tuned for a new episode every week through May 20th. // 3girlstheatre.org
Learn about the therapeutic applications of MDMA. CIIS professor Gisele Fernandes-Osterhold and MAPS clinician-researcher Keren Tzarfaty will discuss the growing field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and clinical trials that investigate how MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine may be able to cure trauma, depression, addiction, and more; Tuesday at 6:30pm. // ciis.edu
Crack open a can of 21st Amendment’s Moon Boots. Created by the women of 21st Amendment and emblazoned with art by Robin Eisenberg, this IPA brewed with strawberries is being launched in conjunction with four Pink Boots Society scholarships to help women in the beer industry advance their careers. // Details on Instagram
Chat with Rachel Kushner about The Hard Crowd, a collection of 19 vivid essays that were written over the course of 20 years and cover everything from life in the SF music scene to strikes in Fiat factories; Wednesday at 6pm. // Register for free at litquake.org.
Score a seat at a Giants game. Root, root, root for the home team at games starting this month. Be prepared to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full vaccination. // Tickets are available on mlb.com.
Two-wheel around Oakland during the East Bay Bike Party. Decorate your mask (or your bike) to celebrate the return of this festive ride after more than a year’s hiatus; 7:30pm to 11:30pm Friday. // Details (free) on facebook.com
Attend the San Francisco International Film Festival. SFFILM opens Friday with highlights including a Fort Mason drive-in screening of Lost Landscapes of Oakland set to a live performance by Grammy-winner Fantastic Negrito. More than 50 programs are availabe to stream from home; through April 18. // Tickets are available on sffilm.org.
Nosh on bowls of pasta at The Tailor’s Son, the new restaurant from Back of the House. Team your rigatoni and lamb ragu with a negroni or a spritz; open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. // 2049 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), thetailorssonsf.com
If you’ve seen Emmy Award–winning filmmaker and historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Finding your Roots on PBS, then you’ll want to attend his Conversations across the Diaspora discussion with Sarah Ladipo Manyika; Friday at noon. // Register for free at moadsf.org.
Got a vaccine? Celebrate with free fries at Super Duper Burger. Post an IG from a vaccine site with the hashtag #covidvaccine, then show it to a cashier to claim your prize. Getting vaccinated at Moscone Center? Head over to Super Duper’s Metreon location; through April. // Details on Instagram
Grab an outdoor table at The Vault’s “Tits Up” Drag Brunch. You’ll be serenaded by queens as you cure last night’s hangover with a three-course meal and bottomless mimosas; Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 2pm. // Tickets ($69/person) on exploretock.com.
Watch 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 season, kicking off with Perfect Hermany: A Musical Tribute to Jerry Herman. The joyful and hilarious show includes stories and songs from shows like Hello, Dolly!, The Grand Tour, and Mame; Saturday through May 2. // Tickets are available at 42ndstmoon.org.
Order a Garden Gimlet and some pimento cheese at Noe Valley’s new drinks-focused restaurant, Mr. Digby’s. The swanky new spot is from the owners of Novy; Tuesday through Sunday. // 1199 Church St. (Noe Valley), mrdigbys.com
Stream “Thunder Song,” a musical expression of the dynamic spirit of American Indian cultures by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and San Francisco Symphony musicians. // Stream now ($15 or $120 for the entire SFSymphony+ season) at sfsymphonyplus.org.
Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.
Dance from dusk to dawn during The Lab’s virtual 12-hour Dance-a-Thon benefiting Bay Area artists. You can also donate and watch dancers from around the globe via webcams; 7:30pm Saturday to 7:30am Sunday. // thelab.org
Soak up some sun on the patio at El Rio. The bar is back in action, and that means margs. Tables are first come, first served; Thursday through Sunday. // 3158 Mission St. (Mission), elriosf.com
Listen to Aurora Theatre Company’s production of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. The audio drama addresses themes of sisterhood, racism, hate, and love, 50 years after the novel’s debut; Friday through May 21. // Tickets ($25) are available at auroratheatre.org.
Stream the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. Expect cultural performers on Saturday and Sunday, this weekend and next. // sfcherryblossom.org
Shop and eat at District Six’s Sundaze Brunch. This weekly outdoor event is hosting local vendors—think Too Lit Candles, Litty Thrifts, and The Skoop—plus rotating tunes and food. Bring your friends and your pup this weekend for Al Pastor Papi, DJ Shortkut, and Fran Boogie; 11am to 4pm Sunday. // 428 11th St. (SoMa), facebook.com/TheSundazeBrunch
Join women, trans, and gender non-conforming folx for the Sum of Us wellness festival. Move about virtual picnic tables and campfires and attend a variety of events and discussions on topics such as Decolonization & Advocacy, Conscious Queer Dating, and Yoga for the True Self; Friday through Sunday. // Register (suggested donation) on eventbrite.com
See an open-air art exhibit at Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu Winery. The Artstanding Pop-up Gallery will feature pieces by more than 30 Bay Area artists. There will be wine tasting too, of course; 11am to 4:30pm Sunday. // 2000 Denmark St. (Sonoma); make reservations at gunbun.com.
Tune in to the Bay Area Music Consortium’s “A Celebration of Musicians Around the Bay.” Local performers include the Latin American wind quintet Quinteto Latino, and the string quartet Friction Quartet; Sunday at 7pm. // Tickets ($25) are available at berkeleychamberperform.org.