Things to do in San Francisco this week
Be a part of the inaugural Coastal Brew Festival at the historic Park Chalet, boasting a special menu to compliment the brews and tunes from bluesy rock act, The Beach Cowboys. From Anchor Brewing to Triple Voodoo, 16 local craft breweries are represented with 18 beers; make sure you can handle all those suds with oysters, pulled whole hog sliders, michelada shrimp cocktails and more.
This family-friendly fest takes over Valencia between 21st and 24th streets for a day filled with colorful dances, live music, mouth-watering food and incredible arts and crafts. As much a celebration of the amazing Mission community as it is a major fête, this is an authentic observance of Latino culture and values, so don’t expect to find any margarita-swilling partiers appropriating sombreros here.
The Urban Air Market returns to the great outdoors with its biannual show in Hayes Valley's Patricia’s Green. Get all your Mother’s Day shopping done at this high style gift fair boasting many trendy baubles, fanciful apparel and glossy houseware. Break from shopping to tackle a DIY project of your own, grab a nibble and sway away to some live music.
Just about every comic-book shop in SF—from Jeffrey’s Toys downtown to the Inner Sunset’s Amazing Fantasy—opens its doors and invites you to pick up free editions of classic series and indie gems. Check out freecomicbookday.com to find a store near you. It’s a perfect way to get a handle on who the heck everyone is in Avengers: Infinity War.
Riding the heat off his Best New Artist win at the MTV Video Music Awards, Khalid touches down in San Francisco for a banger blow out at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. While his debut album, American Teen, is peppered with youthful allusions to Uber, texting and subtweets, the breezy arrangements that surround them are classic and soulful, right down to the bouncing basslines and sparse rhythms.
If you didn’t get your fill of south-of-the-border inspired action on Cinco de Mayo, SOMA StrEat Food Festival’s Seis de Mayo party has you covered. Pull down tacos from the city’s finest tortilla slingers while cheering on the masculine antics of lucha libre wrestlers. Micheladas and homemade sangria should keep the fun flowing all afternoon.
Described by the organizers as a place “where weird is normal,” How Weird celebrates technology, creativity and just being your oddball self with interactive art and games, ten stages of music, and free dance lessons. Wearing a costume that ties in with the annual theme is compulsory--this year tips a fuzzy hat to the ‘70s with a ‘Disco Ball Inferno’ theme. Find the action centered around Howard at 2nd Street.