26 fun things to do this week (3/10/22) – 7×7 | Ad On Picture

Break out the doggie CBD – the Blue Angels are back and so is Fleet Week.

Also this week: Sonoma Harvest Music Festival, Yerba Buena Night, the Mill Valley Film Festival, Elton John’s farewell tour and the West Coast debut of angela Davis – Seize the time.


Oh, and one Shrek Rave. As always, have a good time.

Drop anchor and pop some champagne – it’s Fleet Week. Experience free neighborhood concerts, art exhibits, sports tournaments, boat tours and more. The big action takes place Friday through Sunday when the Blue Angels Airshows take to the skies and perform aerial stunts, flips and tricks; Monday to Sunday. // Full itinerary below fleetweeksf.org.

Stuff your face with it top chefLicensed Detroit-style pizza. Melissa King collaborated with the Square Pie Guys on King’s Pie, which is topped with pepperoni cups, mushrooms and Szechuan chili honey. Three percent of the proceeds from the pizza benefit La Cocina; Monday to January 2nd. // Available at locations in San Francisco and Oakland; order at squarepieguys.com.

See Isabella Rossellini in her latest animal-themed one-woman show, Darwin’s smile; Monday to Wednesday. // Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St. (Tenderloin); tickets at gamh.com.

Be the first to witness the only West Coast exhibition of The New Black Vanguard: photography between art and fashion. See 15 Black fashion photographers from around the world present new perspectives on issues like race, beauty, gender and power. The new black avant-garde features over 100 images from contributors to top glossy magazines and designer fashion brands; Wednesday to March 5th. // Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at moadsf.org

What do Daniel Handler, Bonnie Tsui, KM Soehnlein and Kamau Bell’s mother have in common? They are all performing at this year’s edition of Litquake. Beginning Thursday and for two full weeks, San Francisco will feel a little smarter as bookworms gather for storytelling, panels and talks. the Poetry World Series; live jazz; and book launches; Thursday through October 22 at venues throughout San Francisco. // Full itinerary belowlitquake.org.

Get your kicks at the new after-hours party at the de Young Museum. The event features musical performances by Madame Gandhi, DJ sets, access to exhibitions, an open bar, dancing and other goodies; Thursday, 9 p.m. to midnight. // de Young Museum (Golden Gate Park); tickets at tickets.famsf.org.

Think you can’t find fall colors in the Bay Area? Find fall fun at Filoli, where the vibrant landscape is painted with fall colors, fruits are at their peak and seasonal celebrations abound during Orchard Days through October 30; open daily. // filoli, 86 Canada Road (Woodside),filoli.org.

Many thanks to our partners at Filoli.

Cinephiles can enjoy up to 145 films from around the world during the Mill Valley Film Festival. Hot tickets include Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with director Rian Johnson, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. planning their participation; women talk with Frances McDormand from Bolinas; a performance of The whale and tribute to actor Brendan Fraser; the premiere of Fantastic Negrito: Have you lost your mind yet?; and much more;Thursday through October 16th. // Details and tickets on mvff.com

Little time? Experience the SF Indie Festivals Short Film Fest live; Thursday through October 16th. // Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (mission); tickets at findie.com


Be inspired by the debut of angela Davis – Seize the time.
Exploring the Oakland icon’s image, influence, and activism, the exhibit offers a deeper look into Davis’ life through the lens of race, gender, economics, and politics; Friday to June 11, 2023. // Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. (Oakland); tickets at museumca.org

Try not to take yourself too seriously and do it Shrek Rave. Party the night away surrounded by Lord Farquaads, ogres and other fairytale creatures to remixes of the Grammy-nominated (seriously!) Shrek Album; Friday at 9 p.m. // Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. (Union Square); tickets at axs.com

get your best top guninspired dressed for the 13th Annual Fleet or Flight Party of the San Francisco Maidens. Tickets include an open bar with specialty drinks for the first hour of the event, a DJ, photo booth, raffle and more. Fundraiser will benefit Compass Family Services’ work to end family homelessness; Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. // Westwood, 2036 Lombard St. (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

Groove to the sounds of Phoenix and Porches as an opener; Friday at 7:30 p.m. // Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd. (Berkeley); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Grab your fanciest pajamas and waddle over to the California Academy of Sciences for the ultimate overnight adventure. At Penguins + Pajamas, explore the depths of the ocean, watch the snoozing penguins, traverse the rainforest and explore outer space, all before bedtime. Get up in the morning and shine with breakfast and admission the next day; Friday October 7th. // California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park);Overnight garage parking and next-day entry are included in tickets Calacademy.org.

Thank you to our partners at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Shop for beads, gems, jewelry and clothing at the Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show, featuring more than 150 exhibits presented by independent artisans, bead makers and dealers, as well as interactive, hands-on workshops; Friday and Saturday. // plaza hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr. (Unity).beadanddesign.com

Many thanks to our partners at Walnut Creek Bead and Design Fair.

Attend the 10th edition of Yerba Buena Night for an evening of free music, dance and performance at locations like 111 Minna Gallery, Executive Order, American Bookbinders Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora, Fly Trap and more; Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Yerba Buena, 750 Howard St. (SoMa); Details below eventbrite.com

Sip wine and listen to the tunes of Gary Clark Jr., Portugal. The Man and others at the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival. From the folks behind BottleRock, this intimate festival experience at BR Cohn Winery features sweeping views of the stage and vineyards, gourmet food and beverages from Sonoma’s best, and more; Saturdays and Sundays. // BR Cohn, 15000 Sonoma Hwy. (Glen Ellen); Tickets at sonomaharvestmusicfestival.com

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Cupertino’s 19th annual Diwali. The free, family-friendly festival combines flavorful Indian cuisine, craft vendors, live music and dancing; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. // Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Rd. (Cupertino); Details below eventbrite.com

Join Leica Camera for a photographic immersion in the Faust House, with Special Guest Chef Dominique Crenn and Amelia Davis from the Jim Marshall Estate. Borrow a Leica and try your hand at photography around the winery while sampling Faust wines and cheeses from the Cowgirl Creamery. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Faust House, 2867 St. Helena Hwy (St. Helena); Tickets at exploretock.com

Bring out your dazzling sunglasses to say goodbye to Sir Elton John on his final tour before retirement. The Piano Man is bringing its Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to the Bay Area Saturday at 8 p.m. // Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way (Santa Clara); Maps on axs.com

Catch Klay, Steph and Draymond as our 2022 NBA Champions take on the Lakers in a preseason game; Sunday at 5:30 p.m. // Pursuit Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); Tickets at Chasecenter.com

Enjoy the Blue Angels along with live music and American cocktails on the rooftop terrace kaiyo. Plus, enjoy a pre-determined two-course lunch menu. Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. // Kaiyo, 701 3rd Street (SoMa); Tickets at resy.com

A free all-day music marathon celebrating local musicians is coming to SF. SF Music Day will host more than 100 artists ranging in style from classical to global to modern jazz; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. // War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness (Civic Center); See intermusicsf.org for details

Set sail with the Caviar Co. for an afternoon cruise with beautiful views of the Blue Angels. Sip on caviar and bubbly as you cruise along the Marin Headlands for the best views of the air show. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Pier 15 (Embarcadero); Tickets at thecaviarco.com


Prefer to party on land? The Guardsmen’s Fleet Week party is here for you. You’ll have great views of the Fort Mason Air Show, as well as an open bar, snacks and the 49ers game on TV. Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. // The Fire Station at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. (marina); Tickets at eventbrite.com

For those in full spooky season, head to Gilman Brewing Co. for the Beers & Broomsticks Peculiar pop-up. Shop for the unusual (bones, bugs, taxidermy, fine jewelry for weird people), read tarot or tea leaves, and more. Costumes are encouraged; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. // Gilman Brewing Company, 912 Gilman St. (Berkeley); Tickets at eventbrite.com

Kick off the spooky season with three wonderfully wacky programs perfect for Halloween. SF Symphony’s special October series includes Symphonie Fantastique (7:30pm Thursday 20 October and Saturday 22 October); mumbo-jumbo Live Orchestra (Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.); and Frankenstein & Psycho (October 27-29, 7:30 p.m.). // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave (Civic Center) sfsymphony.org

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

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