Happy Friday Everyone! As things are beginning to slowly get back to normal, one thing we really want to see returning to normal is you taking some time to have fun! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can participate in this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, May 21st
Audium Theater of Sound, San Francisco
5PM, All Ages
$100 for Four
The new Audium Sound Hour offers San Francisco a curated immersive sound environment to promote calm and wellness as the city recovers from the pandemic. Experience field recordings and electronic sounds that will take audiences on a journey from the streets of San Francisco to a place inside themselves. The historic sound theater is keeping everyone safe with an updated HVAC system, small-group venue bookings only, and full sanitization of the venue between groups.
Audium's pitch-black, 176-speaker space has been upgraded, allowing for crisper and more immersive sound movement than ever before. Listeners will be immersed in sound scenes that jump off the walls. Spring from the loud clatter of the Tenderloin to a remote Baker Beach cave. A familiar afternoon in the Sunset District gives way to an ecstatic celebration in the Mission.
Sound Hour's composer Dave Shaff explains: "The silver lining of the pandemic was being able to dig into Audium's technology and reimagine its experience. The Sound Hour was designed in tandem with system upgrades. Audiences will hear birds flitter above, while children laugh and play below. Electronic melodies bump up against each other and burst."
Audium is the only theater of its kind in the world, pioneering the exploration of space in music for over 45 years. From entrance to exit, Audium Sound Hour will massage your senses. Leave the worries of the workday behind and enjoy an intimate sound experience with friends and family
DNA Lounge Parklet, San Francisco
7:20 PM, All Ages, 21+ to Drink
The parklet at DNA Lounge is open for business. We will be streaming Dystopia's Drum and Bass event outside on a big screen TV, with DJs outside, and extra speakers, plus a projector, with food, cheap drink specials, pinball machines, and a giant Jenga game.
Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Featuring the sounds of:
Handsome Dodger (Dystopia)
Screwtape (Dystopia, Shelter SF, Church of Drum & Bass)
You can also watch here:
Or donate here:
Cheap drink option: $3 Bud Light, plus lots of other cocktails.
Food options: Pizza, sandwiches, salad, loaded tater tots, mozzarella sticks, vegan nuggets, and much more.
Full menu here: https://www.dnapizza.com/orders
Saturday, May 22nd
Legion of Honor
9:30 AM, All Ages
"The incredibly preserved art, furnishings and eatables of Pompeii give us the rare opportunity to explore the Romans' infatuation with food and wine-which is analogous to our own enjoyment of the activity today," states Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "I am thrilled to bring Last Supper in Pompeii from the Bay of Naples to the San Francisco Bay Area, which will be the first in a series of upcoming exhibitions examining life in the ancient Mediterranean."
Image: Polychrome mosaic panel with a marine scene, Roman, from Pompeii, 100-1 BC. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, MANN 120177. Photograph by Carole Raddato (2014) / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
3 PM, All Ages
Eleanor Harwood Gallery is thrilled to present The Space We Take, the gallery's seventh solo show with Paul Wackers, marking 15 years of working together. The body of work in The Space We Take was painted during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020/2021 in its American epicenter, New York City. In his new works Wackers' long-term inquiry into imaginative domestic tableaus, the tradition of still life painting and the creation of a personal visual lexicon takes on new meaning when set against the backdrop of social isolation and stay at home orders.
Sunday, May 23rd
Secret Location, San Francisco
5:30 PM, Ages: 21+
Get ready for SF's very first fully-dedicated outdoor comedy club - part of our new pop-up (and socially-distant) comedy shows at unique outdoor spots all across the bay. We'll take over a new venue and you'll get notified of the secret location.
This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at new parklet in San Francisco with built-in socially-distant "surround" seating plus a spotlight for the comics and a stage.
Since the show is outdoors after the sun has gone down, you can warm up your funny bones with either a Hot Spiked Cider or a Wicked Hot Chocolate. Other signature cocktails to be on the lookout for are our Espresso Old Fashioned, Pomegranate Mule, Violet Lychee Martini or Spritzer, and the popular Spicy Agave Margarita.
// THURSDAYS, FRIDAY & SATURDAYS //
Thursdays - 7p + 8:45p
Fridays - 7p + 8:45p
Saturdays - 7p + 8:45p
It's a 70+ minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, NBC and Outside Lands.
Show is outdoors with socially-distant seating - Limited to 40 people per show.
COCKTAILS & DRINKS: We'll have 15 beers on tap for you to choose from, along with a full bar with specialty cocktails like an Espresso Old Fashioned, a Mystical Mule (fresh ginger w/ butterfly pea tea), Lychee Violette Spritzers and Spiked Cider to warm up your tummy.
KOREAN/JAPANESE POP-UP: Serving dishes like Korean "burgers" on crispy garlic rice buns, Korean BBQ tacos, Miso-coconut braised pork, ahi tuna bowls, umami fries, Korean buffalo wings, veggie choices and tons more delish fusion options
To help support local bars and restaurants, there is a two drink minimum per person (Like all bars/restaurants, a food purchase is required in order to drink alcohol)
Ortega and Quintara, San Francisco
All Day, All Ages
Come and explore our weekly Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 9 am-3 pm every Sunday, year-round rain or shine on 37th Avenue between Ortega and Quintara in The Outer Sunset, SF. Our festive family-friendly outdoor market features local farmers, ranchers, producers, food artisans, food trucks, amazing chefs, makers, merchants, artists, causes, live music and children's activities...all well spread out over two long blocks to allow for safe distancing. Face coverings and frequent hand-sanitizing/washing a must. Join us in January and February as we celebrate MLK Day, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Black History Month.
Follow us @sunsetmercantile on IG/FB or https://www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details. Be sure to take time to explore all of the incredible shops and eateries of The Sunset District! Follow @sunset_strong or go to https://sunsetstrong.com/