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23 fun things to do this week (6.21.22)



What better way to celebrate pride – and appreciate the fact that parties are a thing again – than by attending Juanita More’s epic Sunday All Day Party! at 620 Jones.


Take your pick of shopping at Craneway Craft Fair or Head West Marketplace, watch a movie on the big screen of Fort Mason FLIX one last time, and if the reopening of SF needs you some solo time, explore a newly accessible waterfall in Big Sur.

Closed since the 2008 basin complex fire, Monterey County’s Pfeiffer Falls Trail is finally open again. The three-quarter-mile trail and 70-foot-long pedestrian bridge over a ravine and under the redwoods will lead you to the impressive 60-foot waterfall; open from 8 am to sunset. // Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 47225 CA-1 (Big Sur); day passes cost $ 10 parks.ca.gov

Go up to Muni? Keep your ears open for welcome announcements from local notables– think of the Mayor of London Breed, Jerry Rice and Renel Brooks-Moon – every 15 minutes. // sfmta.com


Listen to Pink Floyd The dark side of the moon
inside the immersive space of Envelop SF. With 32 speakers, LED lights, and a rarely heard quadraphonic mix of the album means a far more awesome listening experience than blasting it through your AirPods; Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. // Envelop SF, 900 Marin Street (Bayview); tickets ($ 30) on eventbrite.com

Splurge on the new Micro Chef & Mixologist experience at Alexander’s Steakhouse. Offered three days a week until the end of the month, the experience includes four courses of Japanese whiskeys and delicious cuisine. Pairings include Creekstone Fillet with Emperor’s Fashion and Tuna Tartare with Samurai Stallion; Tuesday to Thursday in June. // Alexander’s Steakhouse, 448 Brannan Street (SoMa); reservations ($ 300 / person) on exploretock.com

Discover the newly renovated Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa. Sample frozen rum slushies on the pool deck and dine at the Lazeaway Club, which opened last week. // Flamingo Resort, 2777 4th St. (Santa Rosa), flamingoresort.com

Savor Peruvian-style apps and two free drinks while browsing Amazonian art at La Mar. A portion of the proceeds from the art sale will benefit Amazon Watch to protect the rainforest by supporting indigenous peoples; Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. // La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Pier 1 1/2 (Embarcadero); tickets ($ 45) on eventbrite.com

View Sacred Landscapes: The Art of Ynez Johnston. For more than 70 years, the Berkeley-born artist has created sculptures, prints and paintings inspired by his travels around the world; until September 5. // Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway Street (Sonoma), svma.org


Order one of everything from Soul Slice
, Karter Louis’ new Oakland restaurant that showcases African American cuisine with cookie crust pizzas topped with fried catfish, barbecue chicken and hot links. // 5849 avenue San Pablo (Oakland), soulslicepizza.com

Reserve your spot at SomArts’ first in-person event of the year, HERE 4 U: Pre-Pride Happening. On Wednesday, the garden will host musical and drag shows by Dulce de Leche, Nicki Jizz and Yves Saint Croissant; Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. // SomArts, 934, rue Brannan (SoMa); tickets ($ 20 per seat, sold in tables of 4) on eventbrite.com

Attend Inside / Out !, a Black-led Pride event in honor of trans women of color and activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Expect a seven-course meal prepared by chefs Nelson German and LaLa Harrison; a queer pub crawl around Oakland; a kickball tournament; virtual programming including training sessions and workshops; and the culminating Slayers Ball; From Thursday to Sunday. // Details and registration on Oaklandblackpride.org

Enjoy al fresco dining and music at Berkeley’s farm-focused Gather Kitchen. Trombonist and singer / songwriter Natalie Cressman and guitarist / singer Ian Faquini will provide the vibes to mingle at communal tables and nibble on a three-course meal (plus drinks); Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. // Gather Kitchen, Bar & Market, 2200 Oxford Street (Berkeley); tickets ($ 106) on eventbrite.com

Watch Tim Rubel Human Shakes’ I want this instead. In honor of the company’s seventh season in San Francisco, the Contemporary Dance Theater explores genuine desires, homosexuality and absurdity; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. // Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. (Mission); tickets ($ 10- $ 35), humanshakes.com

Start the weekend at Berryessa Brewing Company. All Friday afternoon, shop for merchandise from over 20 creators of River City Marketplace, listen to music from root group Americana The Tens, and tuck into a Buckhorn BBQ. Water it all down with a few beers of course, on Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. // Berryessa Brewing Co., California 128 (Winters), details and table reservations on berryessabrewingco.com


Treat yourself to a feast at the elegant Empress by Boon
. Michelin-starred chef Ho Cheen Boon’s new dining experience features a prix fixe menu of Cantonese dishes inside the ancient excavations of the Empress of China; open from Monday to Saturday. // Empress by Boon, 838 Grant Ave. (Chinatown), theempresssf.com

Watch a final drive-in at Fort Mason Flix. You can shop for produce from over 70 vendors at the West Coast Craft Outdoor Market and snack on food trucks between free movie screenings; Saturday. // Fort Mason Center, 2 boul. (Marina), instagram.com

Buy until sold out at the Craneway Craft Fair. More than 130 artisans, including ceramists, jewelers, painters, foodies and designers of all kinds, will gather outdoors at Pier 70 this weekend. Bring your puppy and get ready for some good tunes too; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Pier 70, 555 20th St. (Dogpatch), gruewaycraftfair.com

Help Yerba Buena Gardens kick off its summer season. Saturday’s entertainment includes a free concert by Cuban singer and percussionist Bobi Céspede; Saturday at 1 p.m. // Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard Street (SoMa), ybgfestival.org

Hanger 1’s Head West Marketplace promises finds local creatives; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Hanger 1, 2505, rue Monarch (Alameda), headwestmarketplace.com

Groove to psychedelic New Orleans funk music by TalleyUp at Smiley’s Saloon in Bolinas. Alternatively, dead heads can venture north on Sunday for local artist renditions of songs from the Grateful Dead. Smiley’s happens to be the oldest continuously operated saloon on the West Coast, so it will be worth a visit; Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. // Smiley’s Saloon, 41 Wharf Road. (Bolinas); tickets ($ 40 for a table that can seat up to four people), smileyssaloon.com

Visit the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt mobile van. It will be parked at the Tunnel Top Park and will offer participants the opportunity to create personalized works of art. Bring your own glass container or collect one from the van; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. // Tunnel Top Park, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. (Potrero Hill), sfmcd.org

Head to the picturesque Charles Krug Vineyard for an outdoor concert by Grammy-winning artist Jody Watley. The music of the trendsetter mixes R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop and lyrics. The Wine and Pride event will also include drinks and Italian food from Tre Posti; shows at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. // Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main Street (Sainte-Hélène); tickets ($ 45 and more) on bluenotenapa.com

Watch Not my first pandemic, the one man show of César Cadabes. He explores his trip from Hawaii to San Francisco and finds a community to help him survive the AIDS and COVID pandemics as a Filipino gay man; From Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. // Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (Mission); tickets ($ 15 and more) on brava.org

Celebrate the pride with Juanita More! Iconic Queen’s community-centric party at 620 Jones will feature An exciting combination, a performance featuring over 30 local drag stars, DJ sets and special guest artist Kaleena Zanders. Tickets benefit the San Francisco Imperial Council and the SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund; from noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. // 620 Jones St. (TenderNob); tickets are $ 60 at the door or $ 30 after 6 p.m., juanitamore.com





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