Weekend roundup

March 25-28


Rise Up with Asians Rally

March 26. Join this peaceful, safe and socially-distanced rally to show solidarity for the Asian/Asian-American community in light of the recent hate crimes and issues. This event is a student-led rally to raise awareness about the violence happening within the Asian community. Meeting at Union Square and marching to Embarcadero Plaza—both locations are in San Francisco’s Chinatown. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. More Info

Wellness Block Party

March 27. Get your self-care on at this in-person, socially-distant block party hosted by neighborhood wellness staples Urban Remedy and Redmint. Treat yourself to free ear seeding, chair massages, and pre-packaged juice and skincare samples! Urban Remedy is a plant-based organic food company that is on a mission to reimagine our food system and teach the world that food is healing. Redmint melds the ancient wisdom of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with modern innovations to empower holistic health rituals that form the ultimate self-care routines. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free entrance. 1957-1958 Union St. Register

Live Outdoor Cumbia Dance Class

March 27. Get your groove on for a cause with Mojarra Frita Dance Club. Cumbia is a folkloric genre and dance from Colombia. Proceeds will support La Escuela Formacion en Baile y Musica Folclorica in Guapi, Cauca, Colombia. 11 a.m.-noon. $15. Leo J. Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City. Register

Lower Haight Open Mic at Scott Street Labyrinth

Fridays. Calling all poets, musicians, comics, magicians, sword swallowers, human cannonballs, etc. You are hereby cordially invited to perform at the only in-person open mic in town. Hosted by Clyde Always (pictured), the event invites all to share their talents with a live outdoor audience. 6-8 p.m. Free. 52-98 Scott St. clydealways.com

Food + Drink

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar Passover Dinner

March 26-April 4. Celebrate Passover with a special menu ($59) from Canela Bistro & Wine Bar available for pickup and in-house dining. The menu includes apple-pecan charoset, horseradish dip with crudite, Not Your Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup! (pictured), the choice between roasted white fish filet or roasted duck breast, Passover dessert trifle and an optional fifth course of braised lamb shank (+$22). There is also a wine pairing you can add to your order ($44). The takeaway meals are chilled with easy reheating instructions and serves one person. canelasf.square.site

Triple Coffee Virtual Tasting

March 27. Coffee lovers, come sip with Triple Coffee!The award-winning coffee company has teamed up with El Salvadorean coffee master Federico Bolanos for the first event of their new Origins series, where Triple Coffee offers up its virtual tasting platform to prominent members of the Latin American coffee industry to share their favorite coffees coming out of the region today. You will receive a Zoom link, instructions of how to brew your single-serve coffees, and a walk-through of three of Federico’s favorite coffees. 10 a.m. $45. triplecoffee.co

Mission Community Farmers Market

Thursdays. Stroll, peruse and shop at the local famers market occuring weekly on Thursdays. Now in its 11th year, the popular neighborhood market will be reopening with a lineup of over 20 small local farms and food businesses, offering a diversity of fresh fruits and vegetables, food crafts and hot prepared foods for Mission residents. More vendors will be joining the lineup further into the spring season. This farmers market accepts EBT (CalFresh/food stamps). 3-7 p.m. Bartlett and 22nd St. missioncommunitymarket.org

Arts + Culture

Sonoma International Film Festival

Through March 28. Calling all movie buffs! Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) has gone virtual this year. Get your SIFF Virtually Everything Pass, which includes access to the five-day online film festival showcasing the best in new, independent cinema with more than 100 films from 40 countries. The pass also gives you access to SIFF Saturdays, its monthly virtual film screening on the last Saturday of every month throughout the year. Regularly $175, you can purchase it now for only $150 at SIFF Virtually Everything Pass by using code SIFFWHERE at checkout. Tickets

Catch Drag Alive

Saturdays. Drag Alive is an online drag show brought to you by Stud Bar in San Francisco. The Stud is San Francisco’s oldest queer bar and nightlife venue. They’ve been hosting performances since they opened in 1966 and have now brought the show online. Join Drag Alive every Saturday for a virtual show with the best drag San Francisco has to offer, with some guests from across the country and Europe. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation-based. More Info

Photo credits: Rise Up with Asians Rally, AP Photo by Nam Y. Huh. Urban Remedy, Facebook. Leo J. Ryan Park, Pinterest. Clyde Always, Facebook. Mission Community Farmers Market, CUESA. Drag queens, Stud SF. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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