Weekend roundup

May 20-23


Open Air Artisan Faire Makers Market

May 22. Soak up the sun in the beautiful Broadway Plaza and Shop Small from your local community at this outdoor marketplace of the best local makers in Walnut Creek. Enjoy shopping over 100 local shops while enjoying live music by Fred McCarty. Don’t forget to grab a bite and drink at one of the surrounding eateries. 11 a.m.-5 p.m Free entry. More Info

SF Collective Pop Up

May 22-June 22. SF Collective Pop Up is a month-long event featuring four woman-owned brands based in the Bay Area. Hosted by PURPLEMAROON, a line of contemporary womenswear, the pop up will begin with a week-long launch of a new ceramics collection by Blue Plate. db:designs jewelry and MODHER handbags will join the space for the remainder of the collaboration. Stop by and experience this artistic curation of local creatives. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 2608 3rd St. More Info

Silicon Valley Outdoor Speed Dating Party

May 23. Calling all singles! Meet new friends, 5 minutes at a time, at this fun and engaging party hosted at Off the Rails Brewing Co. There will be three time slots: 3 to 5 p.m., Advanced Degrees Speed Dating (ages 35-55); 5 to 7 p.m., Young Single Professionals Speed Dating (ages 30-45); and 7 to 9 p.m., Single Professionals Speed Dating (ages 45-60). To ensure safety, please bring proof of vaccination. $25. 111 S Murphy Ave., Downtown Sunnyvale. Tickets

Food + Drink

Free Uruguayan Wines Masterclass

May 20. Fall in love with Uruguayan wine and learn more about the country’s rich culture. The Consulate General of Uruguay in San Francisco hosts a free, online Uruguayan Wines Masterclass led by sommelière and Wines of Uruguay’s brand ambassador, Gabi Zimmer. To get the full Uruguayan experience during the webinar, guests are encouraged to purchase the wines with a 20% discount code from Elixir Wine Group. 7-8 p.m. Register

“Libations for Liberation” Class

May 20. Join in celebrating National Aperitif Day with 10 of our chefs’ favorite aperitifs (both alcoholic and non), demonstrated for you live on Zoom. Choose your favorite recipe to mix along with, then sit back and enjoy learning a variety of classic cocktails from around the world. Proceeds will benefit 18 Reasons’ free Cooking Matters program for low-income families, which offers grocery donations paired with live, hands-on cooking and nutrition classes to more than 3,500 households each year. This prize is worth $150! 6-7:30 p.m. $18. Tickets


Now Open. Foodies, delight! This three Michelin-starred fine dining experience is reopening for dining. Chef David Kinch presents inventive cuisine reflective of the restaurant’s location on California’s Central Coast and in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, 408.354.4330. manresarestaurant.com

Arts + Culture

Dirty Cello Concert

May 21. The hard rockin’ blues and bluegrass band Dirty Cello performs at the bay area’s most exciting newish venue, the Brooklyn Basin (in Oakland!) Join Dirty Cello for a safe and crazy fun night of blues, bluegrass and rock, all led by Bay Area’s most exciting cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman. 288 9th Ave., Oakland. 7-9 p.m. $20. Tickets

Glenda and Mirror Speaks the Truth

May 21. Jam out to outdoor live music at Riggers Wine Loft Company with Glenda and Mirror Speaks the Truth. Emmy nominated and award-winning artist, Glenda Benevides and Gene Williams will be playing Friday afternoon. You can expect a powerfully resonate voice, emanating with blues and soul. 4-7 p.m. Free. 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond. 508.692.8414. More Info

Regal Stonestown Galleria

May 21. Catch a movie with the family this weekend at the brand new opened Regal Cinema with first-run movies including Spiral, followed by A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella. In celebration of opening the new state-of-the-art theater, moviegoers will be able to enjoy all movies in all formats for only $3 through Wednesday, May 26. 3251 20th Ave. regmovies.com

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Free Museum Day

May 22. Grab the family and head over to SFMOMA’s free museum day. SFMOMA is a nonprofit modern and contemporary art museum holding an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. Reserve tickets to ensure entry. M 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Th 1-8 p.m., F-Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 151 Third St., 415.357.4000. Tickets

Photo credits: Makers Market, Facebook. Speed dating, cottonbro from Pexels. Wine, Polina Tankilevitch via Pexels. PUPLEMAROON, Facebook. Dirty Cello, Facebook. “Glenda and Mirror Speaks the Truth”, Kazzit. Regal Stonestown Galleria, Cinema Treasures. SFMOMA, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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