It's going to be a (relative) scorcher this week, so get out of the office/house and do something fun, preferably outdoors.
Below we bring SFist's picks for the most fun stuff to seek out this week, not all of which are al fresco.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
"Tender Is My Loin" at PianoFight
Legendary SF drag performer and Cockettes alum Bambi Lake and Cockettes musical director Scrumbly Koldewyn join Birdie Bob Watt for this Tenderloin-inspired musical revue. As the event description has it, "Never strangers to seedy characters and underground art, Bambi, Scrumbly and Birdie embrace a neighborhood that has defiantly stayed its own course through a changing San Francisco, still giving a home and voice to those refusing to be pushed out." This is sure to be must-see, especially for fans of the elusive Ms. Lake.
PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, 7:30 p.m., $20
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
SPUR Talk: The End of Walking?
If the health of cities is dependent on more people walking the streets, what's to become of San Francisco if everyone orders everything in off their phones? SPUR is hosting a discussion Tuesday about this topic, looking to public health and mobility experts to discuss the role design can play in encouraging people to walk places.
SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, 6 p.m., $10
"Hail, Satan?" at the Roxie Theatre
We mentioned in our guide to the SFFILM festival, and now the fest is over as of Tuesday, finishing up with a couple final screenings at the Victoria and Roxie theaters in the Mission. This hilarious-looking documentary by Penny Lane (Our Nixon) looks at the impishly playful group known as The Satanic Temple, gleefully questioning why some religions are deemed "normal" and acceptable, and others are not.
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, 8:30 p.m., rush tickets available at door
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Spring Farmers' Market Cocktail Tasting
Cocktail lovers love the seasonal shindigs thrown by CUESA, the org behind the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market. Mixologist from around the Bay gather to present farmers' market-inspired cocktails, and this spring edition should be replete with strawberry and citrus goodness. Participating barkeeps include reps from Horsefeather, Lord George, Elixir, Pagan Idol, and China Live.
Ferry Plaza, 5:30 p.m., $60-$65
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
"Patty From HR Would Like a Word" at Oasis
The final two performances of this drag-based sendup of contemporary corporate culture are happening Thursday and Saturday at SoMa nightclub Oasis. The one-woman show features a character created and performed by local performer Michael Phillis of "Baloney" fame, Patty, who begins the show giving a mandatory company-wide presentation. The presentation unravels, and so does Patty, and she "inadvertently destroys every human resource in her path," as the description goes.
Oasis, 298 11th Street, 7 p.m., $20-$40
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
stARTup Art Fair
It's art fair weekend, with the ninth annual Art Market happening at Fort Mason. And this companion event, in which gallerists take over multiple rooms in a hotel — this time it's at the Hotel Del Sol in the Marina — is always a uniquely good time. The event features works by 60 up-and-coming contemporary artists.
3100 Webster Street, 7 p.m., $15
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
The Jungle at The Curran
This marvelous, brilliantly executed and timely piece of political theater is a must-see for local theater buffs. The orchestra section of the Curran has been transformed with a buildout that renders the place unrecognizable — it's the Afghan Cafe in the Calais Jungle, a refugee camp in northern France that sprang up in 2015. See SFist's full review here, but suffice it to say it's a highly effective, in-your-face production of a very unique documentary play.
The Curran, 445 Geary Street, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $79-$165
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
It's now the perfect time of year to check out Presidio Picnic, the weekly street-food event on the Main Post lawn at the Presidio, before the late-spring fog starts to make things less pleasant. As SFist reported, this is the 8th season for the picnic, and as always it features lawn games and other fun activities, in addition to cocktails and lots of food options.
Presidio Main Post lawn, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free
Crazy Fun Asians Comedy Showcase
Lightly inspired by the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, this Inner Richmond comedy showcase will feature a group of local Asian standup stars (with the lineup subject to change, and not yet announced). Also, admission is free, but you need to RSVP.
Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street, 7 p.m., free with RSVP, $10 at the door