Weekend roundup

May 6-9


Good Times Live Outdoor Comedy

May 6. Come out for cheers, beers, food trucks and good times in the beautiful outdoor space at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Enjoy the sunset while drinking one of the speakeasy’s legendary brews and laughing along with the best comics in the Bay! Comedian Drea Meyers (pictured) brings a hilarious lineup of comedians, including Rudy Ortiz—who has headlined at every comedy club in the bay including the San Francisco Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club, the San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s and more. 7-10 p.m. $10. 1195 Evans Ave. Tickets

Boba Guys x Treecard Ocean Beach Clean-Up

May 7. Help protect our local beaches! Boba Guys and Treecard are teaming up to host a beach clean-up event at Ocean Beach. For every person who attends and signs into the event, Treecard pledges to plant one tree, and drinks will be provided by Boba Guys for the first 100 volunteers. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. 3 p.m. Free. Great Highway and Balboa. Register

Mission District Free Photo Walk

May 7. Led by a professional photographer, explore the history and artistry of the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District during this free photo walk with IRIS Creative. Experience the culture behind the graphic interpretations of life, capturing the flow and interconnectivity of each of these murals, along with fellow community members. 8-10 a.m. Free. Mission St. and 20th St. More Info

Mother’s Day

Patxi’s Pizza

May 7-9. Share your love for mom with this limited weekend offer from Patxi’s Pizza. The full-service restaurant with locations in the Bay Area and known for its mastery in all things pizza is celebrating mom all weekend long with a $10 10-inch thin crust specialty pizza with the purchase of any regularly priced pizza (10-, 12-, or 14-inch pizzas). You can also add on any dessert pizza for $3. Various locations. patxispizza.com

Alley & Vine

May 9. This new farm-to-table California restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu ($59), in addition to the regular brunch and dinner menus. The three-course meal includes mixed baby greens with spring blossoms, bee pollen, honey vinaigrette, seared sea scallops with baby carrots, English peas, chorizo secco, champagne beurre fondue and vanilla cheesecake. 1332 Park St., Suite D, Alameda, 510.227.5006. alleyandvine.com


May 9. Pomella is creating special a la carte brunch dishes for Mother’s Day, including babka French toast, beef hash, granola parfait and zucchini pancakes. Babka and a bouquet will also be available for preorder, featuring Mica’s homemade chocolate babka and festive bouquets from a local florist. Open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 3770 Piedmont Ave., Unit B, Oakland, 510.250.9215. pomellaoakland.com

Ghirardelli Square

Open. Celebrate mom and gorgeous spring weather this weekend at Ghirardelli Square! They have plenty of outdoor and indoor dining options sure to please every palate. Whether you’re looking to grab some pizza and a pint in the sunny beer garden, nosh on some dumplings with a view or a sit down for a seafood dinner, they’ve got you covered. A full list of the shop reopenings can be found online. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 900 North Point St. ghirardellisq.com

Food + Drink


Through May 31. As if we needed another reason to indulge in daily burger binges, May is National Burger Month and East Bay’s premier burger joint iniBurger is celebrating in a big bun kind of way. Every week in the month of May, iniBurger will be offering a free spread of all 12 of its juicy, delicious and innovative burgers! Join by participating in giveaways on its Instagram and Facebook. Locations in Fremont and Pleasanton. iniburger.com


Open. Get ready to drool over this recently opened Mexican restaurant in Castro district from Eduardo Sandoval (also owner of Tacorgasmico). Self-labeled as a margarita bar, you can expect to get so much more from its extensive cocktail menu with sangria and frosé to mezcal on the rocks. Indulge in a meal along with your drink with items such as charred octopus al pastor with caramelized pineapple and beet-dyed tortillas, Voodoo mole and Michoacán carnitas. Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 2251 Market St., 415.896.4496. santeria-sf.com

Arts + Culture

Of Here From There Virtual Art Experience

May 6. Join for a virtual walkthrough of the first large-scale project featuring Creativity Explored (CE) artists with developmental disabilities. The virtual installation immerses visitors with fantastical, large-scale sculptures with time-lapse videos showing the process of mark-making by over 50 CE artists. Sculptural surfaces provide an original format for the undulating brush strokes, depicting a series of original artworks created in real-time. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Register

Giant 9-Foot-Tall Floral Butterflies Around S.F.

Through May 7. Peruse and view the 13 huge floral butterflies displayed across San Francisco. From North Beach to the Bay View, butterflies will be found on our city streets this weekend. The S.F. Flower Market recruited some of the very best floral designers in the city to create these largescale floral butterflies. The butterflies range from six to nine feet tall are made from natural materials and fresh flowers. Check out the map to find these installations.

Legion of Honor

Reopens May 7. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announced the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, and to members on May 6. Two new special exhibitions will premiere at the museum when it reopens, including the Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave, which is the first exhibition to focus on the love of food and drink in the ancient city of Pompeii. Tu-Su 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. $15. 100 34th Ave., 415.750.3600. legionofhonor.famsf.org

San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Grand Opening

May 7. Music lovers, rejoice! Check out the world’s largest gallery dedicated to San Francisco and Bay Area musicians. The immersive gallery honors around 90 of the most iconic Bay Area artists and bands including Santana, Green Day, E-40, Stevie Nicks, Metallica, Journey, Janis Joplin, Dead Kennedys, John Lee Hooker, Charles Brown and many others. M–F 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. 1353 Bush St. sanfranciscomusichalloffame.com | Tickets

Photo credits: Drea Meyers, Facebook. Ocean Beach, California Beaches website. San Francisco Mission District Photowalk, Iris Creative. Santería, Facebook. SF Flower Mart, Tumblr. Legion of Honor, Facebook. SF Music Hall of Fame, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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