28 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.6.22)

28 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.6.22)


Warr-i-ors! Warr-i-ors! Cheer on the Dubs in the NBA finals this week at watch parties both inside and outside Chase Center.

Plus, it's Pride Month. Celebrate with a queer dance party at Temescal Brewing or head to Yountville where the bubbly will be flowing at Chandon's summer garden party. Then, kick off Juneteenth festivitieswith a free festival at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Also, don't miss the return of Bouquets to Art returns to the de Young, West Coast Craft, and much more.

Have a good one.

Things are blooming at the de Young Museum—Bouquets to Art returns for its 38th year. For one week only, experience floral art, which complements the gallery's permanent collection, designed by more than 100 of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought-after floral designers; Tuesday to Sunday. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at deyoung.famsf.org.

Set your alarm to snag free tickets to see Toro y Moi at Stern Grove Festival on June 19th. Tickets go live this Tuesday at 2pm. Reservations are required for all shows this year and they go fast—tix to see this Sunday's Tower of Power and Too $hort opener were gone within minutes. Once you've made your free reservation, entry is first-come, first-serve, so plan to arrive early. Good luck! // Sigmund Stern Grove (Parkside); reservations at sterngrove.org.

Take a trip to North Beach to visit Professor Seagull's Smartshop, the first in the U.S. Popularized in the Netherlands, smartshops specialize in legal mushrooms, herbs, and psychedelic plants. At Professor Seagull's, you can shop a curated selection in a thoughtful space that doubles as an art gallery; Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm. // 1351 Grant Ave. (North Beach); details at sfsmartshop.com

WAAAAARRRIOOOOORS! Cheer on the Dubs in the NBA Finals at free outdoor watch parties at Thrive City for all games (home and away) as well as inside Chase Center at a massive indoor watch party for away games ($25); Wednesday and Friday at 5pm. // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at chasecenter.com.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the wonderful world of arthropods at Bugs, a fantastical exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences created by Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Weta Workshop. With ultra-detailed, larger-than-life models, video, hands-on activities, scientific specimens and immersive experiences, visitors will delight in the bizarre beauty of bugs, glimpse the world from their perspective, and learn just how they’ve evolved some of their amazing adaptations and behaviors; open now through January 22, 2023. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park); buy tickets at calacademy.org.

Thank you to our partners at California Academy of Sciences.

This week, the 39th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival brings to life 44 concerts over 12 days at four venues throughout the Bay Area. This year's lineup includes Grammy winners Gregory Porter, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and Flor de Toloache; not to mention dozens of Bay Area musicians, internationally recognized artists, and rising star; Wednesday through June 19th. // Tickets at sfjazz.org.

Calling all jumpsuit baddies, Make-Out Room is hosting its first annual '80s dance party.
Wear a jumpsuit, get a free mystery shot. Easy peasy; Wednesday, 9:30pm to 2am. // Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (Mission); RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan brings his "Rough and Rowdy Ways” tour to Oakland for a three-night stand at the historic Fox Theater; Thursday through Saturday at 6:30pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at thefoxoakland.com.

For an outdoor movie series that you can actually see and hear, head to Courthouse Square in Redwood City for family-friendly films backed by surround sound. This Thursday, catch back-to-back screenings of Pixar's Soul (6pm) and the 1981 Best Picture Winner Chariots of Fire (8:30pm). // Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway (Redwood City); details at redwoodcity.org.

Get your fix of buttery triple cremes and oak barrel-aged beers at Uptown Funk: Beer and Cheese Pairing. Hosted by Drake's Dealership and "It's Not You, It's Brie" author Kirstin Jackson, you'll learn how cheese is made, what styles of beer and cheese blend best and, of course, taste perfect pairings along the way; Friday at 6pm. // Drake's Dealership, 2325 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com.

CubaCaribe presents its 16th Annual Festival of Dance & Music featuring the world premiere of "She Who Is Queen/Ada Ara," choreographed and directed by Susana Arenas Pedroso and performed by Arenas Dance Company; Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. // Z Space Theater, 50 Florida St. (Mission); tickets at cubacaribe.org.

Popular Chicago DJ Felix da Housecat returns to SF for a night of legendary house and disco music; Friday, 9:30pm to 2am. // Audio Nightclub, 316 11th St. (SoMa); RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Be transported to Spain at a special chef's table experience at Gloria Ferrer. This intimate, eight-course meal prepared by executive chef Ray Schafer will feature seasonal ingredients from the winery's gardens with wine pairings, naturally; Friday at 5pm. // Gloria Ferrer, 23555 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); reservations at gloriaferrer.com.

After a two-year hiatus, one of Marin County's most beloved and unique events, Mountain Play, returns. An outdoor theater experience high on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, Mountain Play is back for its 109th season with the iconic Broadway musical Hello, Dolly!; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. // Mountain Amphitheatre, Mount Tamalpais State Park (Mill Valley); tickets at mountainplay.org.

Drink all the bubbly and frosé at Chandon's summer garden party in celebration of Pride Month. Also peruse pop-up shops from local brands including Benefit Brow Bar, Sac City Stems, Thesis of Alexandria, and Article & Goods. Plus, cuddle with adoptable puppies, play lawn games, make flower crowns, pose in the photo booth, and more; Saturday, 11am to 3pm. // Chandon, 1 California Dr. (Yountville); tickets at tock.com.

West Coast Craft sets up shop at Fort Mason this weekend. You know the drill: More than 200 artists and designers will be selling gorgeous goods, plus food, cocktails, music, and unparalleled views of the Bay; 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. // Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details at westcoastcraft.com.

Make plans to vibe out with Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, A-ha, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Widespread Panic, Leon Bridges, Bonnie Raitt, and more at the 2022 season of concerts at Oxbow RiverStage; June through September.

// 1268 McKinstry St.(Napa), oxbowriverstage.com

Thank you to our partners at Oxbow River Stage.

Kickoff a month of Juneteenth celebrations around the Bay at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth on the Waterfront, presented by MegaBlack SF, Foodwise, and Port of San Francisco. This free festival celebrates local Black-owned businesses with a day of fun, community, kids activities, cooking demos, and delicious food; Saturday, 9am to 2pm. // Ferry Plaza (Embarcadero); details at cuesa.org.

Start your morning right with a heart-opening yoga class followed by Daybreaker's beloved dance party complete with non-alcoholic cocktails, coffee alternatives, and vitamin-packed beverages; Saturday, 10am to 1pm. // Venus Statue, 1177 Market St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Take advantage of not living in a land-locked state at Richmond Ferry Fest—a day of free ferry rides, food trucks, local vendors, live music, raffles, and giveaways; Saturday, 9am to 3pm. // Richmond Ferry Terminal, 1453 Harbour Way S (Richmond); RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Get ready to dance, sweat, and celebrate at Sofi Tukker’s Wet Tennis Tour, featuring special guests The Knocks and Mary Droppinz; 7:30pm Thursday June 16th. // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley), tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.

The East Bay's favorite queer dance party gets even more special this month . Brought to you by House of Our Queer and Trans Advocacy & Care Team, this community gathering aims to bring queer and trans people together to dance, laugh, and give money to QTBIPOC vendors. Dance the night away in Temescal Brewing's beer garden, have your future told with tarot cards, enjoy live performances, and more; Saturday, 4pm to 10pm. // Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegrah Ave. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Find inspiration in more than 100 unique murals at The Box Shop—the installationmarks the official opening of the Mural Project. The paintings have been created on more than 60 shipping containers which serve as artist studios and storage for creatives in the Bayview Hunters-Point neighborhood.This weekend's celebrations include live art-making, performances, mural tours, kids' art activities, and more; Saturday, noon to 6pm and Sunday, noon to 4pm. // 951 Hudson Ave. (Bayview); details at boxshopsf.org.

Join KQED's Bay Curious podcast for a walking tour of The Japanese Tea Garden. Actress Sango Tajima and head gardener Steven Pitsenbarger will lead guests on a theatrical history of the garden and the people who created it; Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. // The Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at kqed.org.

Foodies and oenophiles should come hungry for an exclusive, one-night-only tasting menu at Nisei. The collab between chef David Yoshimura, sommelier Ian Cobb, and Raen winery will feature 10 courses plus new rosé and more wines; Sunday. // Nisei, 2316 Polk St. (Russian Hill); reservations at tock.com.

Pinkies up! Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubileewith a special afternoon tea. Try your heels in the best-dressed competition, bid in the live auction, enjoy a Champagne reception, live music, carriage rides, and more; Sunday, 12:30pm to 4pm. // Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St. (Nob Hill); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Head to Mega Flea Market for vintage fashion, handmade goods, tarot readings, wellness products, and more from 50-plus Bay Area vendors. There will also be plant-based and vegan snacks, organic fresh-pressed juices, live music, and hourly giveaways; Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // Broadway Event Hall, 2323 Broadway Ave. (Oakland); RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Grab your earplugs and head to the tracks. The stars of the Nascar Cup Series, including reigning winner and Northern California native Kyle Larson, return to Wine Country on Sunday for the Toyota/Save Mart 350; Sunday, 11:30am. // Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); tickets at sonomaraceway.com.

Experience the redwoods like never before. Just a few hours north of San Francisco, the historic Skunk Train has run weekly trips out of both Fort Bragg and Willits since 1885 and continues to transport visitors along the world-famous Redwood Route over historic trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval redwood canyons. Don't miss their custom-build new railbikes experience. // For more info, go to skunktrain.com.

Thank you to our partners at Skunk Train.

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