10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend

Hell to the yes, Friday is finally here! How are you celebrating the end of the week, as well as this rain-free weather? Whether you’re interested in staying inside the city or venturing out of bounds, shopping, gardening, or chowing down on locally made eats, we’ve got an amazing weekend event to suit your fancy. Check out our 10 favorites after the jump, and get your agenda rolling.
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FRIDAY:
Food Truck Crush In Larkspur
When: Friday, May 20, 4 to 8 p.m.
What: This brand-new food truck meet-up in Larkspur (said to be organized by the producers of Malcolm in the Middle, as well as the Mill Valley Film Festival) will include mobile meals from Curry Up Now, Three Twins, Sift Cupcakes, Suzie Q’s Lunch Box, and more!
Where: Larkspur Ferry Terminal, 101 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Larkspur.
artMRKT Contemporary Art Fair
When: Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, doors open at 11 a.m.
What: Get a look at artwork from nearly 70 galleries from around the world (many from our own backyard in the Bay) at this big contemporary art fair in SoMa. There will also be a shuttle to bring you back and forth between artMRKT and the more experimental fair, ArtPadSF, which is set up at the Phoenix Hotel.
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street (at Brannan Street); 415-487-3293.
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SATURDAY:
Ritual Roasters Opens At Proxy In Hayes Valley
When: Saturday, May 21, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What: The second business to open in the Proxy building in Hayes Valley (after Smitten Ice Cream), the cult-followed java hut Ritual Roasters will start brewing in the space early Saturday morning. Treats by Sandbox Bakery and Black Jet Bakery, plus a wide selection of Red Blossom teas, will also be on the menu.
Where: Ritual Roasters at Proxy, 432 Octavia Street (at Linden Street), #1B.
"American Masters In Balenciaga’s Era" Lecture At the De Young
When: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
What: Before you take in the incredible Balenciaga and Spain exhibit at de Young, sit down for this symposium by LACMA curator Kaye Spilker, who will discuss how American designers like Charles James and Mainbocher shaped style in the U.S. when Balenciaga was doing the same for France.
Where: The de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, 415-750-3600.
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Grow-Your-Own Festival
When: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What: Learn how to grow your own fruits, veggies, and flowers, from local experts thanks to this free CUESA-sponsored event for home-growers. Raw cooking expert Ani Phyo will also be on hand doing a cooking demo and signing her latest book.
Where: South Driveway of the Ferry Building.
Uncorked! Wine Festival
When: Saturday, May 21, 1-6 p.m.
What: One of countless festivals and fairs hitting town this weekend, this wine- and food-themed event, benefiting Save the Bay, will feature cooking demonstrations from local chefs, live music, lots of wine tastings, and an educational seminar on noble grapes, all for just $50.
Where: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street (at Larkin Street).
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
MobShop Pop-Up In Berkeley

When: Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22, 12-5 p.m.

What: MobShop is stopping through town once again for another awesome, not-to-miss pop-up shop experience. This time located in a Bohemian garden-themed home shop in Berkeley, the temporary space will feature a cafe with sips and bites, artwork by Shannon May, designer vintage clothing (including men’s!), and much more. 

Where: Bazaar Gilman, 1286 Gilman Street, Berkeley
SFMade Week
When: Saturday, May 21 through Friday, May 27, starting at 10 a.m.
What: Non-profit SFMade kicks off a week-long celebration of all things locally made! Locavores can look forward to an diverse line-up of events and projects, including a ‘Made in SF’-themed pop-up shop, a huge Valencia Street sidewalk sale, a food truck meet-up, and much, much more.
Where: Various locations around town.
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Maker Faire

When: Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22, starting at 10 a.m.
What: Head down south to San Mateo for this science fair on speed, which will feature weird and wondrous creations of over 600 engineers, crafters, and makers of all varieties. Expect to peep a driverless robotic car (designed to run errands for its owner), the world’s largest mousetrap, a traveling planetarium, and Zachary Coffin's famed Burning Man sculpture, Colossus, among other crazy stuff.

Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive (at South Delaware Street); 650-574-3247.Doof-A-Palooza

When: Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What: Educate the kiddies on the farm-to-table movement with this organic food-centric event in Oakland where kids can learn how to shoot meatballs out of catapults into vats of tomato sauce, and other fun play-with-your-food games, along with educational stuff, of course.

Where: Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland; 510-548-5335.

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