Weekend roundup

October 15-18


“Virtual Ocean Buoy Exploration” Livestream

Oct. 15. Get close and personal with the buoys of the bay! The Exploratorium will present a live-streamed exploration, maintenance and cleaning of the one-ton, 20-foot-tall carbon dioxide buoy anchored between Piers 15 and 17. Watch as the buoy is lifted out of the water with a crane, its scientific instruments are checked and the biological community of native and invasive species that have made the buoy their temporary home are catalogued. Stream it for free on the website, Facebook and YouTube. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Comedy Oakland Online

Oct. 16-17. Laugh out loud with the help of Comedy Oakland. Comedy Oakland features funny, diverse, industry pros alongside up-and-coming comedians. Its comedians have been featured on TV, radio, comedy festivals, late-night talk shows, won competitions and have performed on every habitable continent! Have a laugh this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. Free. comedyoakland.com

Women's March San Francisco

2020 Women’s March

Oct. 17. March this weekend at the Women’s March San Francisco. Arrive to line up at Grove Street between Larkin and Hyde Street and begin marching at 11 a.m. towards the Embarcadero Center on Market Street. You may also join virtually for a Call To Action livestream starting around 11:15 a.m. Eight Bay Area sister protests are also happening in Alameda, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Napa, Petaluma, San Jose and Santa Cruz. Masks required. 11 a.m.-noon. SF Civic Center, 335 McAllister St. womensmarchsf.org

Epiphany Dance Theater

San Francisco Virtual Trolley Dances

Oct. 17-18. Take a ride (online) on the 17th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances! Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. This year’s online iteration of the event features streaming film and an interactive map of San Francisco, pairing artists and ensembles with specific sites along a historic Muni route for 6- to 10-minute performances in response to the physical environment, architecture and history of the city. Free. 11 a.m. epiphanydance.org

Food + Drink

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck

Oct. 17. Bring the kiddos to enjoy some tasty treats at this super cute mobile cafe! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is continuing its 2020 West Coast tour and rolling back into the Bay Area with several stops. It will visit Walnut Creek this Saturday at Broadway Plaza in the Event Plaza, San Francisco on Saturday, October 24 at Stonestown Galleria, and Pleasanton on Saturday, November 7 at Stoneridge Shopping Center. All stops: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. sanrio.com

Marlena by Stephanie Kiss


Open. Enjoy an elegant meal on a budget! Husband and wife chefs David Fisher and Serena Chow Fisher combine their Michelin star pedigree with the comfort of California cuisine placing a fine-dining focus on comfort food dishes packaged as four-course meals ($49). Located in one of San Francisco’s most quintessential neighborhoods—Bernal Heights—on a charming corner across from Precita Park, bold flavors and inventive techniques await you. Takeout and outdoor dining. Th-Sa noon-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., Su noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. 300 Precita Ave., 415.400-5997. marlenarestaurant.com

New Delhi Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

New Delhi

Open. Come eat in at New Delhi’s spacious dining hall! This San Francisco legacy restaurant serves cuisine made from recipes culled from the royal Indian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant features a large dining room which allows for socially distant indoor dining. It also implemented QR code menus and contactless payment, for the safety of patrons. Open daily 4-8:30 p.m. 160 Ellis St., 415.397.8470. newdelhirestaurant.com

SAJJ Mediterranean salads

SAJJ Mediterranean

Open. Nourish yourself with these light, bright and healthy salads! SAJJ Mediterranean, the rapidly expanding Mediterranean fast-casual concept known for its fresh and customizable eats, has launched a new line of five classic Mediterranean salads available from its Bay Area restaurants. The pre-designed salads offer a taste of authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors and include a fattoush salad, tabbouleh salad, greek salad, SAJJ rocca salad and fava bean salad. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See website for locations. sajjstreeteats.com

Arts + Culture

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Reopens Oct. 17. Bring the family together to visit The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) with an early opportunity to visit for members on October 15 and 16. Check out exhibitions including Levi Strauss: A History of American Style, Threads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Lamp of the Covenant: Dave Lane. In order to adhere to safety precautions, it has made updates to its guidelines and ticketing process to make sure you have a safe and inspiring visit. Th-Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 736 Mission St., 415.655.7856. thecjm.org

Pandemonium by Michael Brennan

The de Young Open Exhibition

Open. Take a peek at the perspectives of over 762 Bay Area artists‘ interpretations of an extraordinary time in recent human history, representing both resistance and resilience in diverse and inspiring artworks (like Pandemonium by Michael Brennan, pictured). The de Young Open is a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties. Support local artists by shopping their art at The de Young Open web gallery. Tu-Su 9:30 a.m-5:15 p.m. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, 415.750.3600. deyoung.famsf.org

Photo credits: Comedy Oakland Online by Luis Quintero from Pexels. 2020 Women’s March, Facebook. Epiphany Dance Theater website. Comedy Oakland, Luis Quintero via Pexels. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, Facebook. Marlena by Stephanie Kiss. Contemporary Jewish Museum, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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