Here are some ideas for how to spend this (mostly) non-rainy week.
MONDAY, MAY 20
Andy Warhol Retrospective at SFMOMA
Weekends are clusters at local museums, but head over to SFMOMA on a Monday in the late afternoon and you're golden. The grand new Warhol retrospective, in collaboration with the Whitney in New York, just opened on Sunday, and 7x7 says it "pops."
SFMOMA, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $35 with timed entry
TUESDAY, MAY 21
The Shining in 4K
Stanley Kubrick's horror classic starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall is screening four times at the Castro Theatre between Monday and Tuesday, and it's in a brand new 4K scan taking from the film's original negative. It's the movie that ruined remote mountain hotels for an entire generation!
Castro Theatre, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., $13
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
The Commissary Celebrates 5 Years
Shortly after closing her flagship Civic Center restaurant Jardiniere, Traci Des Jardins is celebrating the ongoing success of her Presidio destination spot, The Commissary. Des Jardins will be in the kitchen alongside executive chef Eric Minnich cooking up a menu of greatest hits from the culinary stars who have passed through the Commissary's kitchen in the last five years, including Spruce chef de cuisine and Top Chef Season 15 contestant Rogelio Garcia, and Reylon Agustin of the Michelin-starred Madera in Menlo Park.
101 Montgomery Street (in the Presidio), 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $85, tickets here
SFMOMA's Art Bash
The museum's big annual party/fundraiser is happening across five floors this year, in conjunction with the opening of the big new Warhol show. There will be a photo studio set up on the first floor where French artist JR's huge new digital mural featuring everyday San Franciscans is debuting, and there are live performances by A-Trak, Luna, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and others. And if you want to spring for the whole deal, tickets for the dinner before the party will run you $3,500.
SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, 8:30 p.m., $250, tickets here
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Sound Meditation at the Conservatory of Flowers
The group Sound Meditation Presents returns to the Conservatory for this 80-minute sound bath-style meditation session. It's BYO yoga mat and pillow, and you'll be treated to a meditative array of sound from Tibetan bronze bowls, gongs, drums, flutes and more.
100 JFK Drive, 7 p.m., $33, tickets here
FRIDAY, MAY 24
Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony at Davies
Young conductor Krzysztof Urbański, whom the SF Symphony calls "electric," will leads the Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, a perennial "audience favorite." Also featured will be young violinist Vilde Frang in her SF Symphony debut, and she'll be performing "the soulful, poetic, yet fiendishly difficult Elgar Violin Concerto."
Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, $35-$156, tickets here
American Psycho, The Musical
It didn't spend much time on Broadway, but the musical of American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis and with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, nonetheless won some critical acclaim. The scrappy Ray of Light Theatre is taking it on at the Victoria Theater in the Mission, and as musical theater curiosities go, you could do worse.
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, 8 p.m., $35-$40
SATURDAY, MAY 25
ABBA Glitter Disco at Great Northern
The producers of Harder Better Faster Stronger are bringing back this celebration of all things disco, called "Dancing Queen." There will be plenty of ABBA played, and ABBA standees to take selfies with, but it won't be all about ABBA all night. Also, wear some glitter. (The event is sold out for pre-sales, but there will be tickets at the door if you go early.)
Great Northern, 119 Utah Street, $20
Never been to Napa's wine-filled answer to Coachella? In addition to a culinary stage and plenty of food action, Saturday's lineup includes Neil Young, Pharrell Williams, Cypress Hill, and Elle King, and there are still tickets available. And while driving isn't recommended because of the limited parking, there are shuttle buses to the fest from Oakland and San Francisco.
Napa Valley Expo, noon to 10 p.m., $185, tickets here
SUNDAY, MAY 26
Carnaval San Francisco
The Mission will be blowing up all weekend, as it does every Memorial Day, with the huge multi-cultural extravaganza that is Carnaval. The Grand Parade happens Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m., so don't try driving anywhere near the 'hood! Harrison Street is the center of all the performance stages, and the weekend includes Mexican Aztec performers, Brazilian-style samba schools, African drummers, Polynesian dancers, and all kinds of other dance and celebratory traditions from Central and South America.
Mission Street, Grand Parade at 9:30 a.m., free