Weekend roundup

April 8-11


Climate Action Crash Course

April 8, 15, 22. With Earth Day around the corner, celebrate our planet by learning how to take care of it. Climate NOW “Climate Action Crash Course” is a four-part webinar series for young people of all ages to learn about climate change. Each webinar is designed for a different age group, ending in an all-ages culminating celebration of the climate movement on Earth Day (April 22). Celebrities, youth activists and other guests will join the webinars throughout the series to provide their thoughts and stories on climate justice and the power of young voices. 4-7 p.m. climatenow.solutions

Hayes Valley Pop-Up Plant Swap & Bazaar

April 10. Plant parents, this one’s for you! Taylor Monroe salon is hosting a pop-up plant sale and market, totally socially distanced. The plant swap is presented by JQC Plants and Homeros Horticulture. Coordinate your swap via Instagram, swap a potted plant of yours with another of equal value. Shop local vendors from food, flower bouquets, fashion to bang trims. Noon-6 p.m. Taylor Monroe, 448 Grove St., 415.252.9723. taylormonroesf.com

West End Mercantile Outdoor Sidewalk Retail Market

Saturdays. Enjoy the warm weather this weekend with a stroll through the West End Mercantile in Alameda. The West End Mercantile is an outdoor sidewalk market featuring a weekly rotation of 20 local vendors throughout the month. Shoppers can enjoy music and adult beverages from the Fireside Lounge and food from the many restaurants on Webster offering outdoor dining options or take-out. Webster Street, between Taylor & Haight, Alameda. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More info

Food + Drink

The Vault Garden’s Drag Brunch

April 10-11. Bobby Friday and friends are at it again, taking over The Vault Garden, a popular garden oasis in the heart of downtown, for a weekend of high kicking excitement! Join for this wildly fun show with a multi-course brunch by chef Jason Halverson including sweets, savory and everything in between. Past performers include hostess Bobby Friday, Kipper Snacks, Landa Lakes, Mgm Grande, Bionka Simone, Sasha Devaroe and more. Prepaid reservation for parties of two to six available for two shows each day at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $69 per person, $26 additional for bottomless mimosas. 555 California St., 415.508.4675. Tickets

Vaccinated? Free Fries at Super Duper Burger

Through April 30. Planning on getting a vaccine this weekend? Post a photo at your vaccine site to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #covidvaccine, then show it to a cashier at a Super Duper Burger location to claim your prize of free fries. Available daily from open-7 p.m. at four locations; see link for locations. Limit one use per guest. More info

La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

Now Open. Come dine at the nation’s first women-led food hall, home to six women-of-color chefs. The 7,000-square-foot food hall in the Tenderloin is spearheaded by La Cocina, a non-profit incubator that helps Bay Area women of color launch their food businesses. They currently have offerings of everything from maafè (pictured) and pupusas to jerk chicken tacos. The marketplace is open for takeout and delivery. 101 Hyde St., 415.824.2729. lacocinamarketplace.menu

Arts + Culture

Accordion Soul Music in Concert

April 9. Jam out to some spunky music with Andre Thierry (pictured) at Riggers Loft. Join Andre Thierry and his band Accordion Soul Music to deliver the most upbeat, feel-good Zydeco music. Enjoy wine, cider and food available at the venue. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $5. 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond. Reservation required; email info@rbcellars.com to RSVP.

SFFILM Festival

April 9-18. The San Francisco International Film Festival has been reimagined. The 64th edition of the long-running festival returns with more than 100 films that will be featured through both digital screenings and in-person events, albeit the latter is in a format suited for our social-distancing times. This year’s lineup includes Chase Palmer’s Naked Singularity (pictured) starring John Boyega; Bo McGuire’s Socks on Fire; and Marilyn Agrelo’s Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. 39 Mesa St., Suite 110, 415.561.5000. sffilm.org

ArtStanding Open Air Art Exhibit at GunBun

April 11. Head over to wine country for some wine and art! The pop-up art gallery in partnership with ArtStanding features over 30 Bay Area artists on Rhinefarm to stimulate your senses with a visual feast at Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Prepare yourself for the stunning scenery with the Mayacamas at its back, Sonoma Mountain to the west, vineyards spilling out in front, enhancing the broad spectrum of amazing artwork being shown .11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, 707.938.5277. gunbun.com

Photo credits: Climate Action Course, Akil Mazumder via Pexels. Plants, Min An via PexelsWest End Mercantile, Facebook. Super Duper Burgers, @littlelameats via Instagram. Maafe bowl, La Cocina Marketplace. Andre Thierry, Kazzit. ArtStanding Open Air Art Exhibit, website. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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