You know you’ve come to a turning point in the year where everyone’s talking about fireworks, festivals, and retiring from work a little earlier than usual. Put on your prettiest red, white and blue outfits and fill your calendar with arts, entertainment and culture you can’t miss this week.
Get ready for your next knitting extravaganza
SCRAP, the San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to giving new life to old arts and crafts supplies, unloads a ton of craft supplies at its annual convention. Fil-a-palooza event this weekend. Stop by SCRAP to shop for high quality acrylic, cotton, mohair and more, all for $ 10 per bag of groceries. The creative reuse center, the materials depot and the workshop space are open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
From Thursday July 1 to Saturday July 3
Learn the meaning of this spicy Indian treat
The cellar has become a staple of coffee shops, but do you know the meaning and history of this delicious drink? Rejoin Sana Javeri Kadri, founder of the Diaspora Co. direct spice trading company, for an online event and virtual demo focusing on Kadak Spicy Chai and in-depth exploration of the international spice industry. Presented by the Asian Art Museum, the event celebrates the Diaspora’s mission to decolonize India’s cultures, cultivate fairness in the industry, and partner with farmers to provide heirloom varieties to consumers. .
Thursday July 1 6:30 p.m.
Take advantage of the arts and outdoor entertainment to support local businesses
All summer long, Half Moon Bay will be celebrating its inauguration Make it the main street event, featuring a massive collaboration between artists, musicians and performers, all for the benefit of downtown businesses in the region. Spanning five blocks of Main Street, the seasonal show will take place on the first Thursday of the month and will feature a rotating roster of creative talent. Attendees can also view locally produced short films at Oddfellows Hall and experience the work of local writers, poets and essayists on stage at Mac Dutra Park.
The first Thursdays of each month, from July 1 to November 4, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrate America’s Birthday with BBQ and Wine
Make a virtual stop at Frank Family Vineyards in Napa this weekend to savor an Independence Day celebration that also pays homage to the winery’s 28th anniversary. The Fourth of July BBQ Bash includes a cooking demo from a renowned barbecue specialist and yard master Jack arnold, as well as information on the owner’s food and wine pairings Leslie Frank, winemaker Todd Graff, and director of reception Liam Gearity.
Saturday July 3, 2 p.m.
Gather with friends and family for an old-fashioned festival on the Fourth
If you’re looking for a classic way to commemorate America’s birthday, look no further than the July 4th Half Moon Bay Ol ‘Fashioned 50th Parade and Festival. The beloved tradition returns after last year’s hiatus and has spread to a street festival fueled by music of all kinds. Three live bands will perform during the festivities and many vendors will be on hand to delight the crowds with food and drink options. Toddlers are welcome to organize their own party in the Bright Stars Kidz Fab Funzone, which will include a bungee jump, corn hole and more.
Sunday July 4, 11 am-4pm
Info: miramarevents.com July 4th-parade
Hear what mimes have to say about politics, culture, and more
To kick off its 62nd season, the San Francisco Mime Troupe presents Tales of the Resistance, Volume 2: Persistence, a series of radio podcasts categorized into two genres: adventure and mystery. Weekly episodes begin July 4, with The story of the black fox with Velina Brown like Angelica Phenex and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro like Eido Kawakami; and IT ON HISTORY! featuring Amos Glick like Chip Banister, Michael j asberry like Bobby Seale, and Michael gene sullivan like Huey P. Newton. The 29-minute audio shows will feature original political comedies and more from FSMT veterans and newcomers.
Weekly outing on Sunday from July 4 to September 5
Relax and enjoy classical and live jazz performances
Stanford Live officially kicks off a six-week in-person performance series at Frost Amphitheater this week with jazz and classical concerts presented in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony and SFJAZZ. The inaugural concert series highlights a rotating selection of artists, including Joshua Redman and Zakir Hussein with Joel ross and Zach Moses Ostroff; Kronos Quartet with the singer Meklit Hadero; Esa-Pekka Salonen; and Fantastic negro.
From Thursday July 1 to Saturday August 7
Go back in time in Filoli
Filoli Historic House & Garden invites guests to experience the Bourn-Roth Estate country house in a whole new way, with various rooms equipped to present the sights and sounds of different eras. Visitors can wander the ballroom to listen to 1920s opera or enjoy a classic 1960s TV show in the office (or try a unique meal made from rationed ingredients in the 1940s kitchen. ). Fans of the iconic 1980s hit, Dynasty, will be especially happy to know that several scenes from the series were filmed in Filoli, so pack your shoulder pads and get ready for some dramatic photo ops.
Now until September 23
Paying tribute to a historic event in the AIDS crisis
For those who have lived through the AIDS crisis, it may be hard to believe that it has been over 30 years since the historic Sixth International AIDS Conference was held in San Francisco in 1990. Now the recently reopened Main Library displays photographs of Rick gerharter, which documented the activism surrounding the protests and demonstrations of the time, as well as texts by veteran HIV journalists Liz highleyman and Tim kingston. The show also includes memorabilia, conference materials, and more.
Now until October 9
Contemplate shape and color in a whole new way
The San José Museum of Art invites visitors to explore revolutionary approaches to what criticizes Clement Greenberg formerly called “post-painter abstraction” in Break + Bleed. The exhibition features an array of pieces by artists who have eschewed the norms of Abstract Expressionism and focused on dyeing unprimed canvases and creating flat color plans without making any distinctive markings. Works by artists like Josef albers, Joachim Bandau and Helene Lundeberg invoke a range of styles such as hard-edge abstraction, color field painting, optical art, minimalism and soft-edge abstraction.
Until Sunday April 3, 2022