This week we're going to test out a revival of the SFist To-Do List, not seen here since lat 2017. Let us know in the comments, dear readers, if this is helpful or if you want more stuff like this.
MONDAY, APRIL 8
Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown at Alamo Drafthouse
Go treat yourself to a big-theater screening of Tarantino's under-appreciated follow-up to Pulp Fiction, 1997's quietly clever Jackie Brown, starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, and Oscar nominee for this film Robert Forster — and co-starring Bridget Fonda, Robert DeNiro, and Michael Keaton. It's playing in the big theater, Theater 1, at Alamo, and there are still a few dozen seats available.
2550 Mission Street, 7 p.m., $16
Charles Busch's Native New Yorker at Oasis
Tony-winning playwright (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Psycho Beach Party, Die Mommy Die), actor, screenwriter, singer, and drag performer Charles Busch brings his cabaret show to Oasis in SoMa for one night only. Song selections include "an eclectic songbook from the seventies and early eighties... including the work of Michel Legrand, Rupert Holmes, Stephen Sondheim, Jim Croce among the best of Broadway, film and pop." He's accompanied by longtime collaborator Tom Judson.
Oasis, 298 11th Street at Folsom, 7 p.m., $27.50-$50, tickets here.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
Odd Salon at Public Works
"San Francisco deserves weird, independent events, and real world gatherings in this increasingly digital age," says Seth Rosenblatt, curator of Odd Salon. This month's salon features, "Six stories of rigorous inquiry and accidental revelations, seeking the unfamiliar and encountering the unknown, and uncovering the uncharted," including stories by Kate O’Donnell (Impossible Worms: The Deep Ocean Discovery that Altered Our Notion of Life), Dan Von Hoyel (Black Before Columbus Came: The African Discovery of America), and Marc Wilson (The (Re)discovery of Heracleion, an Entire City Lost at Sea). Arrive early for cocktails and mingling, with readings starting at 7:30.
Public Works, 161 Erie Street at Mission, 6:30 p.m., $15, find tickets here.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
Falsettos at the Golden Gate Theater
See this rollicking, hilarious, wrenching, and terrifically complicated musical by William Finn and James Lapine before it leaves San Francisco for LA this weekend. Broadway stars Max von Essen, Nick Adams, and Eden Espinoza all turn in stellar performances in the 1980s-set musical about finding love, creating a blended, LGBT family, and confronting the AIDS era all while trying to throw a child's bar mitzvah. (See SFist's full review here, and an exclusive interview with Adams and von Essen here.)
Golden Gate Theater, 1 Taylor Street at Market, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., find rush tickets here or advance tickets here.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
3rd Annual Boogie's Comedy Slam at the Paramount in Oakland
Newly recruited (2018) Golden State Warrior DeMarcus Cousins turns out to be an avid fan of standup comedy, and just as the team's regular season wraps up, he's hosting — under the nickname Boogie — this comedy showcase in downtown Oakland, right near the 19th Street BART stop. Featured standups include Mike Epps, Red Grant, Tony Roberts, and Karlous Miller. And some of Cousins' Warriors teammates are expected to be in attendance.
Paramount Theater, 7:30 p.m., $50-$300, tickets here
'Brain & Body' NightLife at the Academy of Sciences
This weekly adults-only event, featuring cocktails and special attractions, will this week be focusing on the connections between neuroscience and human health. There will be talks, and a special immersive VR experience exploring the future of chronic pain management and rehabilitation.
Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, 6 p.m., $15
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Lightning In a Bottle Pre-Party at The Midway
Whether you're headed to the Central Coast electronic music fest in May or not, you can have this pre-taste over in Dogpatch presented by Amon Tobin, who'll be appearing as alter-ego Two Fingers at this event, along with Ivy Lab, Thriftworks, Dorfex Bos, and Nico Luminous.
The Midway, 900 Marin Street, 9 p.m., $25-$35, find tickets here
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Grilled Cheese Fest at SoMa StrEat Food Park
Go carb-load (or work off a Friday hangover) with this festival of food truck wonder featuring all manner of cheese sandwiched between bread. There's a $5 entry fee, but for $36 you also get all-you-can-drink beer.
SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, noon to 5 p.m., find tickets here
CUESA's 10th Annual Goat Festival
What began as a simple farmers' market ode to goats and goat cheese has exploded in recent years to a major Instagram magnet, with a baby goat petting zoo that is mostly full of adults with cellphones. At this point, the baby goat petting is at waitlist-only, but you can still attend the event for free, and buy tickets for goat cheese tastings.
Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14
Screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
As part of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which kicks off Wed. April 10, you should go check out this brand new documentary about the life and work of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, who tells her story in her own words. As Variety writes, "An eloquent nonfiction biopic that travels creatively through the past, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ film is enlivened both by its own storytelling dexterity and by the participation of its subject, who at 88 years old remains as warm, vibrant, and insightful as ever."
Roxie Theater, 2961 16th Street, 1:00 p.m., $16, find tickets here