The best of what to do in and around San Francisco this week.
This week in San Francisco, the city sings along with the hits of Grease, pays tribute to Drake, eagerly awaits the opening of Jocelyn Bulow's restaurant, Mac Daddy, and spends the weekend perusing some awesome street fairs.
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April 27–29 | Film and sing-along
For those who love to sing along to the classic 1978 movie musical Grease at home, this week could be your big moment to go all out and join fellow fanatics at the latest Castro Theatre tribute. Subtitles have been considerately added to the film so if you need to brush up on the lyrics to “Hopelessly Devoted to You” or “You’re the One That I Want,” it’ll be right there for you. Costumes are encouraged, as always, and you’ll go home with a themed goodie bag.
7 p.m. | Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco | (415) 621-6120 | From $16 | website
Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman: A Drake Tribute
One of the world’s biggest current pop stars will be tributed in San Francisco this week at a party called Jumpman Jumpman Jumpman. Gather up all your adorably clumsy Drake dance moves for a dance party of his hits and mixtape classics. Drake-inspired costumes are encouraged, but if you forget to dress you can wear a mask of his face that they’ll have there as you sip on cocktails inspired by Champagne Papi (his nickname).
9 p.m. | Mighty 119 Utah St., San Francisco | (415) 626-7001 | From $10 | website
April 30–May 1 | Escape the city
ENGAGE Art Fair 2016
Check out what the Napa Valley art scene has to offer at its annual ENGAGE Art Fair. 11,000 square feet of exhibition space means you can pour over photography, sculptures, paintings, and other multimedia works all weekend. And it’s Napa, of course, so it will all be paired with plenty of local wine. Admission is free but you’ll want to register online at the link below before you go.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 North Oak St., Calistoga | Free | website
May 1 | Festival
How Weird Street Fair 2016
The 17th annual How Weird Street Fair is a great way to glimpse the quirky side of our community, a celebration of our diversity and uniqueness. This year, 10 different outdoor stages (including a “Chill Pod Stage”) will feature local DJs, musicians, and live dancers performing to a wide range of electronic dance music styles.
12–8 p.m. | Howard and Second Streets, San Francisco | Free | website
May 2 | Restaurant opening
Popular local restaurateur Jocelyn Bulow has transformed one of his French bistros, Chez Maman, into Mac Daddy, San Francisco’s first gourmet macaroni and cheese–focused eatery. Choose from a dozen high-end varieties of the American comfort food classic, including Smokin Mac (applewood smoked bacon, garlic, smoked cheddar, and Jack cheese), CarbonaraMac (guanciale, peas, quail egg, shallots, and Asiago), and Truffled Mac (shiitake mushroom, shaved black truffle, thyme, truffle oil, and truffled Brie), with the option to make any item gluten free or add vegetables, nuts, or even more cheese.
1453 18th St., San Francisco | (415)872-6670 | website
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