Weekend roundup

September 24-27

What to Do

Free National Parks Day

Sept. 26. This Saturday, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. The entry fee will be waived for National Public Lands Day. If you wish to stay in San Francisco, you can also take advantage of free admission aboard all of the historic vessels at the Hyde Street Pier of San Francisco’s Maritime National Historical Park. nps.gov

Virtual Sharktoberfest 2020

Sept. 26. Celebrate the annual return of white sharks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Join for an online celebration of sharks to raise awareness of the importance of elasmobranchs in our marine ecosystem. Tune in for fun and educational activities for adults and kids—shark art, shark science, shark films, shark conservation and lots of great ukulele tunes! Stream here. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. farallones.org

WWII Series: Through the Wire with Ruth Asawa

Sept. 26. When artist Ruth Asawa was interned in a camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, she befriended and took drawing lessons from Disney animators Tom Okamato, James Tanaka and Chris Ishii. After her release, Asawa would go on to become one of the most revered wire sculptors of our time. Tune in to this virtual talk discussing the effects that WWII, internment and the artists she met there had on her monumental career. 2 p.m. $12. waltdisney.org

SIFF Saturdays: BILLIE

Saturdays. Film buffs rejoice! Every Month. Film buffs, rejoice! Mark your calendar for films available the last Saturday of each month put on by the Sonoma International Film Festival. This week, watch BILLIE, a documentary on the famed jazz singer Billie Holiday. She first rose to prominence in the 1930s with a unique style that reinvented the conventions of modern singing and performance. Films free to all 2020 and 2021 pass holders and to all Saturday Virtual pass holders. 6 p.m. Preordered tickets $10. Tickets.

Where to Eat

Black Angus Steakhouse

Open. America’s original steakhouse just launched new happy hour to-go packs including include Black Angus’ fan-favorite appetizers, including loaded potato skins, three-cheese garlic bread, crispy fried garlic-pepper zucchini and a steak quesadilla, with the option of a bottle of house wine or a 4-pack of beer. Open daily 3-9 p.m. $29.99. 40+ locations across California. blackangus.com

Cafe Zoetrope Wine Tasting To Go

Open. Take advantage of the warm weather this weekend and grab a Wine Tasting picnic from Cafe Zoetrope before hitting a park! There are two picnic options, the Francis Ford Coppola Presents Tasting Set and Francis Ford Coppola Reserve Tasting Set, which each includes three bottles of wine and a charcuterie platter. Two people for $60 or $72 and four people for $112 or $130. Available for pick up and preorder. Open daily noon-7 p.m. 916 Kearny St., 415.291.1700. cafezoetrope.com

Osso Bucco Special at One Market

Through Oct. 2. Order a sophisticated meal from one of San Francisco’s quintessential restaurants, One Market. This heat-at-home osso bucco special is only available for two weeks and includes tomato bisque, braised veal osso bucco with farro, broccoli rabe and garlic chive gremolata with a Fuji apple cider cake for dessert. Pick up or delivery. $42. Add a bottle of half-price wine or a classic cocktail for two for $23. 1 Market St., 415.777.5577. onemarket.com

Photo credits: BILLIE, Concord. All other images are courtesy photos.

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