26 Fun Things to Do This Week (3.20.23)

Bundle up for the return of Hayes Valley's free outdoor film fest.

Also, Off the Grid at Fort Mason is back, shop for unique and affordable art at Superfine Art Fair, experience the Sonoma International Film Festival, the California Artisan Cheese Festival is sure to be a gouda time, the SF Symphony performs the score to Black Panther, Alanis Morissette headlines the Fox Theater, and much more.

Have a good one!

Raise a glass for a good cause at Bar Iris. The cocktail lounge is hosting a fundraiser in partnership with West Bev Consulting to raise money for Turkey and Syria following a string of devastating earthquakes. Iris is also partnering with Chef Haley Bato of Feed The People who will be providing the snacks while West Bev offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic craft cocktails inspired by California’s early spring produce; Monday, 5pm to 8pm. // Bar Iris, 2310 Polk St. (Russian Hill); details at bar-iris.com

Trestle is now serving up a daily $42 three-course menu that will change weekly—perfect for birthdays, client dinners, or the nights when you don't feel like washing dishes; Sunday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9pm and Friday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 10pm. // Trestle, 531 Jackson St. (Financial District); reservations are recommended and available at trestlesf.com

Feast your way through the East Bay during Oakland Restaurant Week. More than 125 eateries—from food trucks and newcomers to Michelin-starred and local gems—will be offering unique menus and specials at lunch and dinner; now through Sunday March 26. // See all participating restaurants at oaklandrestaurantweek.org

Thank you to our partners at Visit Oakland.

Celebrate the many talented women of the wine industry with a special Women in Wine dinner at Lazy Bear. You’ll enjoy highly allocated wines from top female winemakers served alongside a menu specially crafted to complement them. A portion of ticket sales from the event will benefit La Cocina; Tuesday at 6:30pm. // Lazy Bear, 3416 19th St. (Mission); tickets on tock.com

Daydream about being a Rich Man with the arrival of Fiddler on the Roof at BroadwaySF. The award-winning production is only in town through Sunday so schlep on over to Golden Gate Theatre while you still can; Wednesday to Sunday. // Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St. (Tenderloin); tickets at broadwaysf.com

Film, food, and wine come together at the Sonoma International Film Festival. Things kick off Wednesday night with the world premiere of director Marc Turtletaub’s comedic drama Jules at 6pm. The festival runs through March 26. // Schedule and tickets at sonomafilmfest.org

Napa Valley’s oldest family-owned grape-growing estate, Larkmead Vineyards, is popping up at The Bungalow Kitchen for a one-night-only four-course dining experience complete with spectacular waterfront views; Wednesday at 6pm. // Bungalow Kitchen, 5 Main St. (Tiburon); tickets at sevenrooms.com

Superfine Art Fair is back at Fort Mason! Meet with 60 artists, enjoy free drinks, watch live body painting, and go home with your next masterpiece. Use the code '7X7' to get 30% off your ticket; Thursday to Sunday. // Gallery 308, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); tickets at superfine.world

Thank you to our partners at Superfine.

Kick up your heels at the 13th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival with world-class dance performances, competitions, and workshops with top salsa instructors; Thursday through Saturday. // SF Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy (Burligame); tickets at sfsalsafestival.com

Learn about the pathbreaking women of Bay Area history with a game of competitive storytelling bingo at KQED HQ; Thursday at 7pm. // KQED HQ, 2601 Mariposa St. (Mission); tickets at kqed.org

Spend an evening with Stevie. Living legend and rock icon Stevie Nicks will headline Chase Center Thursday at 7pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Embrace your naughty side at the Cockettes Res-Erection show. Original Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn brings you Res-Erection, a colorful musical revue featuring new songs and classic Cockettes numbers inspired by the changing season, bunnies, love, and lust; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm. // Oasis SF, 298 11th St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Find your Fitzpleasure with two nights of Alt-J at the Fox; Friday and Saturday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour is coming to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in SF. Tickets are on sale now; July 19 at 8pm. // 99 Grove St. (Civic Center), ticketmaster.com

Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.

Step inside a real-life chocolate factory when TCHO opens its doors to the public to celebrate Women’s History Month with sweet and savory bites from nearly a dozen East Bay-based, female-owned and led food and beverage businesses. The special event will offer evening tours and chocolate tastings of some never-before-seen chocolate products; Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. // TCHO Factory, 3100 San Pablo Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at exploretock.com

Join winemaker Steve Matthiasson for a tasting journey through the historic lineup of wines he’s created for Ashes & Diamonds. This unique opportunity will take you through all the verticals of his releases—from 2014 to 2020—at the winery where it all began; Friday, 6pm to 8pm. // Ashes & Diamonds, 4130 Howard Ln. (Napa); tickets at tock.com

Have a very gouda time (sorry) at the California Artisan Cheese Festival. The multi-day event features farm tours, tastings, and seminars all culminating in a grand tasting and marketplace; Friday to Sunday. // Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. (Santa Rosa); tickets at artisancheesefestival.com

Bundle up for the return of Hayes Valley’s free outdoor movie series. Things kick off with a screening of Jordan Peele’s Nope at the PROXY walk-in theater. Come early to claim a good spot, While you watch, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer or wine by Fig & Thistle, ice cream from Hometown Creamery, and fare from local food trucks; Friday at 7pm. // PROXY, 432 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley); details at proxysf.net

Transport yourself to Wakanda with a screening of Black Panther accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony performing Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar®-winning score live; Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Experience opera in new surrounds with Bohème Out of the Box. SF Opera is bringing free live performances of an abridged version of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème to outdoor locations throughout the Bay Area this spring. Before each show, there will be in-depth lectures with scholars from San Francisco Opera; Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. // Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave. (Los Gatos); RSVP at sfopera.com

Off the Grid at Fort Mason Center is back for its 13th season, and it's more delicious than ever. Expect exciting newcomers and tried and true favorites at Nor Cal’s largest nighttime street food party; Fridays, 5pm to 10pm. // Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details at offthegrid.com

Raise your Anchor and celebrate the launch of San Pancho Mexican Lager with lime from Anchor Brewing Co., home of America's first craft beer. The day’s festivities will include a music set from DJ King Most, local food from Frank Grizzly's and El Pípila, and, of course, plenty of San Pancho beer; Saturday, April 2nd, from 1-5pm. // Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Potrero Hill). Event details on Facebook.

Thank you to our partners at Anchor Public Taps.

Celebrate Black women makers during Women's History Month. Head to the SF Ferry Building to shop from 15 Bay Area Black woman-owned businesses in the first of a series of four events throughout the year; Saturday, 9am to 2pm. // Ferry Terminal Plaza (Embarcadero); details at ferrybuildingmarketplace.com

Enjoy a whipsmart mingling of poems, stories, monologues, and dandy fashion when Oakland’s rising star Renaissance man Michael Wayne Turner III performs his one-man hip hop production, Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter, at the Museum of African Diaspora; Saturday, 6pm to 8:30pm. // Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at moadsf.org

“You Oughta Know” that Alanis Morissette will headline UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ 14th annual Notes & Words benefit at the Fox Theater. The event will also include musical performances by Tulani, YOYOKA, and Oakland School for the Arts alongside readings from best-selling authors Ben Fong-Torres, James McBride, and Leila Mottley; Saturday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at notesandwords.org

Head to Napa’s Empress M for a Dim Sum Disco with Salty Sundays. Break out your most vibrant 70's attire for this roving monthly dance party pop-up in Napa Valley; Sunday, 4pm to 10pm. // Empress M, 221 Silverado Trail (Napa); tickets at eventcreate.com

Join Wondering About Weed for a Mediterranean brunch, bottomless mimosas, mini workshops on how to grow at home, featured panelists including chef Solomon Johnson who is a Chopped 4/20 champion, and a gift bag filled with products; Sunday, 12:30pm to 4pm. // Tarocco, 2570 Ninth Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at wonderingaboutweed.com

Shop for vintage records and clothing, music memorabilia, handmade jewelry and other goodies at Pacifica’s Rock & Roll Flea Market; Sunday, 10am to 6pm. // Winters Tavern, 1522 Francisco Blvd. (Pacifica); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Relive the romance of Cinderella. This stylish, humanistic twist to the classic tale ditches the fairy godmother and talking mice in favor of a modern love story for our time; March 31 through April 8. // 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.

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