Weekend roundup

October 8-11


San Francisco’s Italian Heritage Weekend Celebration

Oct. 9-11. Join the kickoff to Italian Heritage Parade and Festival Weekend as well as Italian Heritage Month. Throughout the weekend, expect a full outdoor bar, food available for purchase from SFIAC Porta Via restaurant, live accordion music played at street level, and speakers and performers connecting with the community from the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club balcony. Vallejo and Stockton Street. sfitalianheritage.org

Grizzly Bear, Wildlife Conservation Network

Virtual Wildlife Conservation Expo 2020

Oct. 10. Connect directly with conservationists from around the world as they share unprecedented stories about their work to protect elephants, lions, penguins, sharks, bears and many other species! Wildlife Conservation Network’s Expo welcomes people into the vast and thrilling world of wildlife conservation. Join this unique virtual experience that allows you to embark on an interactive adventure from the comfort of your living room on October 10 and 17. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. See website for ticket options.

Food + Drink

Harris Restaurant steak

Harris Restaurant

Open. Grab a bite at Harris’ Restaurant’s new indoor dining option! The steakhouse offers its full menu including dry-aged steaks, prime rib, whole Maine lobster and much more. The butcher counter also remains open. The restaurant has implemented new safety measures to follow all guidelines set by the city and state, including a seating capacity of 25% and requiring face masks for all patrons and staff. Tu-Su 5-9 p.m. 2100 Van Ness Ave., 415.673.1888. harrisrestaurant.com

Mark 'n Mike Sandwich

One Market Adds New York-Style Delicatessen

Now Open. Deli lovers come together at One Market’s new pop-up concept! One Market owner Michael Dellar and chef/partner Mark Dommen launch Mark ‘n Mike’s, a New York-style pop-up deli within One Market that offers an extensive menu of Jewish comfort food for takeout and delivery. Mark ‘n Mike’s is the first restaurant in San Francisco to offer Emily Winston’s popular Berkeley-made Boichik bagels for sandwiches and schmears. W-F 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 1 Market St., 415.777.5577. onemarket.com

The Preacher's Daughter drink

The Preacher’s Daughter

Now Open. Enjoy a sandwich and drink at this newly opened Alameda joint. The Preacher’s Daughter is a tribute to the late pastor Virgilio Remorca, father of owner Dianah Rodriguez. The restaurant is a new woman of color-owned wine bar and bistro on Alameda’s Park Street. The restaurant offers wine, beer, coffee, salads and sandwiches, all of which you can enjoy to go, or on the sidewalk parklet. Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 629 Park St., Alameda, 510.995.8041. preachersdaughteralameda.com

Arts + Culture

In Love and Warcraft, A.C.T.

A.C.T.’s In Love and Warcraft 

Oct. 9-16. Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has extended the critically–acclaimed virtual production of Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft. This theater performance about intimacy and love in the digital age centers on Evie, a college senior who prefers the online role-playing game “World of Warcraft” to real life. In the game, she’s a fearless warrior with a boyfriend. In real life, she ghostwrites love letters for people, even though she’s never been in love. When Evie becomes attracted to her client Raul, she must decide whether to let her powerful and sexy warrior character out in the real world. $15-$20. 415.749.2228. act-sf.org

Giuseppe Verdi’s 'Attila'

San Francisco Opera’s Free Fall 2020 Steaming Series

Begins Oct. 10. The opera lives on! The San Francisco Opera presents this online series, through October 25, featuring three classic performances from the last decade—Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Each streaming opera broadcasts for free starting 10 a.m. Saturday and is available to watch until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. sfopera.com

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Reopened. Enjoy some art this weekend at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with free admission and free parking on weekends available now through October 18. To prioritize the health and safety of all visitors and staff, the museum has implemented extra safety precautions such as limiting daily attendance to 25% and requiring visitors to social distance and wear masks (ages 3+) while in the building. Advance reservations strongly encouraged; available online only. Welcome back to SFMOMA! Tu-W closed, Th 1-8 p.m., F-M 10 a.m-5 p.m. 151 Third St., 415.357.4000. sfmoma.org

Photo credits: San Francisco Italian Heritage Festival Website, Grizzly Bear by Wildlife Conservation Network Facebook. The Preachers Daughter Wine Bar & Bistro Facebook. Mark ‘n Mike Sandwich by HardyWilson. In Love and Warcraft, A.C.T. website. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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