28 fun things to do this week (6.6.22)

Warriors! Warriors! Cheer on the Dubs in the NBA Finals this week at watch parties inside and outside the Chase Center.

Plus, it’s Pride Month. Celebrate with a queer dance party at Temescal Brewing or head to Yountville where the bubbly will flow at Chandon’s summer garden party. Then kick off the June 16 festivities with 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 more.


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Things are blooming at the de Young Museum—Bouquets to Art returns for its 38th year. For one week only, discover 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; From Tuesday to Sunday. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets on deyoung.famsf.org.

Set your alarm clock for free tickets to see Toro y Moi at the Stern Grove Festival on June 19. Tickets will go online this Tuesday at 2 p.m. Reservations are required for all shows this year and they’re going fast – tix to see this Sunday’s premieres of Tower of Power and Too $hort were gone in minutes. Once you’ve made your free reservation, admission is first-come, first-served, so plan to arrive early. Good luck! // Sigmund Stern Grove (Parkside); reservations at sterngrove.org.

Take one travel to North Beach to visit Professor Seagull’s Smartshop, the first in the United States 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 to Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. // 1351 Grant Ave (North Beach); details at sfsmartshop.com

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

This week, the 39th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival brings to life 44 concerts over 12 days at four Bay Area venues. 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 acclaimed entertainers and a rising star; From Wednesday to June 19. // Tickets at sfjazz.org.


Calling all combination villains, Make-Out Room is hosting its first annual 80s dance party.
Wear a jumpsuit, get a free mystery photo. Very easy; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. // Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (Mission); RSVP to eventbrite.com.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan Brings His ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Tour to Oakland for a three-night adventure at the historic Fox Theater; From Thursday to Saturday at 6:30 p.m. // Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets on thefoxoakland.com.

For an outdoor movie series you can actually see and hear, head to Courthouse Square in Redwood City for home movies backed by surround sound. This Thursday, attend back-to-back screenings of Pixar Soul (6 p.m.) and the 1981 Best Picture winner chariots of fire (8:30 p.m.). // Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway (Redwood City); details at redwoodcity.org.

Get your fix of triple butter creams and oak-aged beers at Uptown Funk: Beer and Cheese Pairing. Hosted by Drake Dealer and “It’s Not You, It’s Brie” Author, Kirstin Jackson, you’ll learn how cheese is made, what styles of beer and cheese go together best, and, well, sure, you’ll taste perfect pairings along the way; Friday at 6 p.m. // Drake Dealership, 2325 Broadway (Oakland); tickets on eventbrite.com.

CubaCaribe presents its 16th Annual Dance and Music Festival with 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 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. // Z Space Theater, 50 Florida St. (Mission); tickets on cubacaribe.org.

Famous Chicago DJ Felix da Housecat returns to SF for a night of legendary house and disco music; Friday, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. // Audio Disco, 316 11th St. (SoMa); RSVP to eventbrite.com.

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

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

Drink up all the bubbly and curly at Chandon’s summer garden party to celebrate Pride Month. Also browse pop-up stores of 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, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. // Chandon, 1 California Dr. (Yountville); tickets on tock.com.

West Coast Craft moves into Fort Mason this weekend. You know the drill: more than 200 artists and designers will be selling gorgeous merchandise, along with food, cocktails, music and stunning bay views; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. // Festival Pavilion, 2 boul. Marina (Marina); details at westcoastcraft.com.

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

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

Thank you to our partners at Oxbow River Stage.

Kicking off a month of June 16th celebrations around the bay during the annual 2nd 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 demonstrations and delicious food; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. // Ferry Plaza (Embarcadero); details at cuesa.org.

Start your day off right with a heart-opening yoga class followed by Daybreaker’s beloved dance party complete with mocktails, coffee alternatives and vitamin drinks; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. // Statue of Venus, 1177 Market St. (SoMa); tickets on eventbrite.com.

Enjoy not living in a landlocked state at the Richmond Ferry Fest—a day of free ferry rides, food trucks, local vendors, live music, raffles and giveaways; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. // Richmond Ferry Terminal, 1453 Harbor Way S (Richmond); RSVP to eventbrite.com.

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

Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.

East Bay’s favorite queer dance party gets even more special this month. Presented 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 donate money to QTBIPOC vendors. Dance the night away in Temescal Brewing’s beer garden, have your future told with tarot cards, watch live entertainment, and more; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegrah Ave. (Oakland); tickets on eventbrite.com.

Find inspiration in over 100 unique murals at The Box Shop-installationmarks the official opening of the Mural project. The paintings were created on more than 60 shipping containers that serve as artist studios and storage for creatives in the Bayview Hunters-Point neighborhood. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. // 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 6 p.m. // The Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets on kqed.org.

Foodies and oenophiles should come hungry for an exclusive one-night tasting menu at Nisei. The collaboration between chef David Yoshimura, sommelier Ian Cobb and the Raen winery will include 10 dishes plus a new rosé and more wines; Sunday. // Nisei, 2316 Polk Street (Russian Hill); reservations on tock.com.

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

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

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

Experience the redwoods like never before. Hours north of San Francisco, the historic Skunk Train has made weekly trips from Fort Bragg and Willits since 1885 and continues to ferry visitors along the famous Redwood Route over historic trestle bridges, past tributaries sinuous and deep. in primeval redwood canyons. Don’t miss their experience of new custom rail bikes. // For more information, visit skunktrain.com.

Thanks to our partners at Skunk Train.

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