25 Fun Things to Do This Week (4.25.22)

NoodleFest. Is. Back.

After a 10-year hiatus, the hot noodz event makes a drool-worthy return, showcasing the very best noodles from Chinatown and North Beach. Plus, Michelle Yeoh and Sandra Oh come to town for SFFILM Festival, Green Apple Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day, beloved Seattle bakery Piroshky Piroshky is making multiple Bay Area stops, and much more.

Have a good one!

Get back to the cinema at the 65th SFFILM Festival. Known previously as the San Francisco International Film Festival, this year's event features more than 100 films (plus events) representing more than 50 countries; now through Sunday, May 1st. // The Castro, Roxie, Vogue and Victoria Theaters in SF, and in Berkeley at BAMPFA; tickets at sffilm.org.

Be wowed by Chinese designer Guo Pei's otherworldly designs. Just opened and on view through September 5th, you'll find more than 80 pieces from the iconic couturier's collections, which have graced runways around the globe, plus designs that have never been publicly displayed before. // Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave. (Sea Cliff); advance tickets are recommended, tickets.famsf.org.

Celebrate Earth Day with a one-of-a-kind sound bath experience. Bay Area musicians will guide you on your meditative journey; Monday, 7pm to 8:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at gracecathedral.org.

Join the fight for health justice by Dining out for Life. Get dinner at a participating restaurant—including include Il Casaro, Starbelly, Fable, Poesia, The Progress, and more—and 25 percent or more of your bill will be donated to San Francisco AIDS Foundation; Tuesday. // See participating restaurants at doflsf.donordrive.com

Get a taste of Seattle’s popular bakery Piroshky Piroshky when they pop into town. There will be three opportunities for Bay Area foodies to try their world-famous pirozhki: at Berkeley's Rare Barrel (940 Parker St.) on Wednesday; at the Elks Lodge in SSF (920 Stonegate Dr.) on Thursday; and at the Elks Lodge in Redwood City (938 Wilmington Way) on Friday; 4pm to 6pm. // piroshkybakery.com.

Get to know the pop stars, video game characters, and drag queens behind Kevin Sabo’s new solo show, Who is she?. Meet Sabo at the opening reception; 5pm to 9pm Thursday. // On view by appointment through June 4th at Schlomer Haus Gallery, 2128 Market St (Castro); details at eventbrite.com

Welcome spring inside your home by learning how to make your own moss mural, led by the folks at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California; Thursday, 6pm to 7:30pm. // The Center, 1840 Sutter St. (Japantown); tickets at jcccnc.org.

Sip your way through the best of Schramsberg wines at the kick-off of Be Bubbly Napa's Supper Series. Expect dishes like prawn fresh rolls, Spanish scallops, pork tenderloin, and poached pear cake alongside healthy pours of blanc de blancs and special pinots; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // Be Bubbly Napa Valley, 1407 2nd St. (Napa); tickets at bebubblynapa.com.

Emmy-winning comedian John Mulaney brings his first post-pandemic tour, From Scratch, to our favorite outdoor East Bay venue for two nights; Thursday and Friday at 7pm. // Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Join Sandra Oh for a tribute to the incomparable Michelle Yeoh. This intimate and in-depth conversation is part of the SFFILM Festival; Friday at 6pm. // Castro Theatre, 429 Casto St. (Castro); tickets at apeconcerts.com.

Dance your Spandex off at '80s night; Friday, 9:45pm to 1:30am. // The Riptide, 3639 Taraval St. (Outer Sunset); details at facebook.com.

Help raise funds for Berkeley Humane by enjoying dinner with beer pairings from the folks at Fieldwork Brewery and Berkeley Boathouse; Friday, 5pm to 7pm. // Berkeley Boathouse, 200 Marina Blvd. (Berkeley); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Kick-off free community days at MoAD, now being held the last Saturday of every month. Explore the galleries and participate in live discussions, demonstrations, and music; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. (SoMa); RSVP at moadsf.org.

Secure a Mother's Day gift at Hunters Point Shipyard Open Studios. Open to the public only twice a year, this event allows you to connect with 100+ artists and makers at the country's largest artist community and purchase work directly; Saturday and Sunday, 11pm to 6pm. // Hunters Point Shipyard, 451 Galvez Ave. (Hunters Point), shipyardartists.com

It's Chinatown vs. North Beach when Noodle Fest returns this weekend after a 10-year hiatus! Grab yourself a “noodle passport” to try five samples of noodles from your choice of participating North Beach and Chinatown restaurants; Saturday, 2pm to 4pm. // Grant Avenue between Green St. and Pacific Ave. (Chinatown/North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Kick off APA Heritage Month with the first-ever contemporary art festival in San Francisco's Chinatown. The inaugural event—Neon Was Never Brighter: A Glimpse Into the Future—is a free, multi-sensorial outdoor experience featuring performance, sculpture, interactive sound, site-specific installation, film, music, fashion, VR, dance, and more; Saturday, 3pm to 10pm. // 800 Grant Ave. (Chinatown); details at neonwasneverbrighter.org.

Get outdoors at Slide Ranch's Spring Fling, a fundraising event featuring animal encounters, guided hikes, workshops, live music, arts and crafts, gardening activities, and more; Saturday, 10am to 4pm. // Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Hwy (Muir Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Bust out your Juicy sweats and boots with the fur for a Now That's What I Call Music 2000's Dance Party; Saturday at 9pm. // El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Find out who will be named King and Queen of Carnaval San Francisco 2022 when the Bay Area's best samba, salsa, and soca dancers compete for the title and the chance to lead the Grand Parade in May; Saturday at 11:30am. // KQED Headquarters, 2601 Mariposa St. (Mission); tickets at kqed.org.

Throw on all the orange attire you own and head to Murphy's Windmill to celebrate SF King's Day—festivities will include traditional Dutch games, Dutch food, beer, music, and a flea market; Saturday, noon to 5pm. // Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park; details at sforanjecomite.com.

Gather at Green Apple Books to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day—a nationwide celebration of the joy of browsing in locally owned bookshops. You can expect book raffles, haiku display, blind date books, button making, a photobooth, and a special story time at the SF Botanical Garden across the way; Saturday, 10am to 9pm. // Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset); details at facebook.com.

Dogs, yoga, wine—these are a few of our favorite things. Yours too? Don't miss a dog-friendly yoga class overlooking the vineyards. Follow your downward dog with a complimentary wine tasting at the end of class; Saturday, 10:30am to 11:30am. // Big White House Winery and John Evan Cellars, 6800 Greenville Rd. (Livermore); tickets at exploretock.com.

Experience a 90-minute barre and meditation class led by Jill Dailey and other Dailey Method master teachers at Crissy Field. Profits from ticket sales will benefit World Central Kitchen to help support their efforts for the refugees in Ukraine; Sunday, 10am to 12:3pm. // Crissy Field, 1199 East Beach (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Cheer on the Dubs at the official Golden State Warriors playoff watch party. Enjoy lawn games, photo ops, and a live broadcast of the game on the big screen. All Chase cardholders can show their Chase credit or debit card to access the Chase Lounge for a VIP experience and exclusive giveaways; Sunday at 11am. // Thrive City, 1 Warriors Way (Misson Bay); RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Older Post Newer Post