Weekend roundup

April 1-4


40-Hour Marathon DJ Set

April 2-4. Music junkies, buckle in! Join DJ Michael Bricker for a 40-hour virtual marathon DJ set. San Francisco’s Michael Bricker has amassed a loyal and growing fanbase throughout the Bay Area and beyond with mesmerizing sets around the city’s top nightclubs and festivals. Play it loud, play it proud, or even play it while getting stuff done around the house! F 10 a.m.-Su 2 a.m. Free. RSVP to receive the zoom link.

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day 

April 4. Enjoy free admission to Asian Art Museum’s permanent galleries every first Sunday of the month, and enjoy free street parking (hello, Sunday meters.) Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 Larkin St. Tickets

Easter in the Garden

April 4. This Easter, bring the whole family to visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Enjoy all the spring blooms plus some special Easter activities, such as the bunny scavenger hunt and an Instagram photo contest. All activities are free with paid garden admission. In order to maintain proper social distancing, capacity will be limited and a timed entry (10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m.) RSVP ticket is required. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free 12 and under. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, 925.944.9352. ruthbancroftgarden.org

Food + Drink

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Factory Outlet

Reopens April 2. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you! Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundae is available at the San Leandro Factory Outlet. Enjoy the one-of-a-kind chocolate aroma from the factory while you shop. All your favorite Ghirardelli chocolate flavors will be available at the Pick & Mix station. Plus, you can enjoy one of our many delicious specialty sundaes, milkshakes, hot cocoa, baked goods and more. 1111 139th Ave., San Leandro, 510.346.3146. ghirardelli.com

Patxi’s Pizza

Upcoming | April 5. Calling all pizza lovers! On National Deep Dish Pizza Day, Patxi’s Pizza, is giving guests a special deal of 25% off deep dish pizzas all day—available for dine-in only. Known for the traditional Italian recipes and Chicago-style pizzas, they offer a “tour de pizza” of cheesy delights! Guests can try a range of pizza styles like savory chicken tikka masala deep dish stuffed with spicy tikka masala sauce, spinach, herb-roasted chicken, red onion, roasted garlic, tomatoes and cilantro; or the Salsiccia thin crust pizza with all-natural garlic-fennel sausage, herbed ricotta and fresh basil. Various locations. patxispizza.com

Cancha Boutique Gastrobar

Now Open. This newly-opened Peruvian spot in the Marina district of San Francisco. Enjoy its ceviche-heavy menu, like the tiradito jalapeño (pictured) with seared salmon tataki in a jalapeño leche de tigre with crunchy quinoa, avocado and tomatoes; or try its hardier fare like lomo saltado (stir-fried steak) or aji amarillo chicken stew. It’s all available for indoor and outdoor dining, or you can take your food to go. Tu 5:30-9 p.m., W-Th 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 2015 Chestnut St., 415.529.2099. canchasf.com

Arts + Culture

Phoenix Virtual Art Exhibition

Opens April 1. Enjoy some art Slate Contemporary’s newest solo exhibition of mixed media work by artist Holly Wong. All of the works featured in Phoenix were created during the shelter-in-place order over the past year and reflect Wong’s spiritual and visual responses to the pandemic, social injustice and her desire for personal and social transformation. The display presents a large-scale drawing-based installation titled Phoenix, to which this show is dedicated, as well as a series of more intimate works on paper, larger scale paintings on paper and assemblages. Noon-5 p.m. Free. slateart.net


April 1. The San Francisco Symphony celebrates the timeless art of American Indian storytelling and music with CURRENTS: Thunder Song, curated by Chickasaw composer and pianist Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (pictured). Watch as Tate and SF Symphony musicians come together to express the dynamic spirit of American Indian cultures through the unifying power of music. Stream with an SFSymphony+ subscription or purchase the individual program for $15. sfsymphonyplus.org

The Alexander String Quartet: Good Friday Virtual Concert

April 2. The celebrated ensemble will perform Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ, the composer’s reflection on Good Friday, interspersed with reflections by Anna Deavere Smith; Dr. Sandra Montes, Dean of Chapel at Union Theological Seminary; Uriah Kim, President, Graduate Theological Union; and the Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral. The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. 6 p.m. Free. gracecathedral.org

Photo credits: Michael Bricker, Facebook. Asian Art Museum, Facebook. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, website. Ghirardelli, website. Patxi’s Pizza, Matt Cain. Cancha Boutique Gastrobar, Facebook. The Alexander String Quartet, Rory Earnshaw. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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