Throw on your stretchy pants and eat your way through the Oakland Burger Tour.
From a crispy spam burger at The Kon-Tiki to a pork laab burger at Jo's Modern Thai, there are five mouth-watering takes on the classic burger waiting for you this week. Collect a stamp for each on your burger passport and you'll get a special invite to an end-of-tour party.
Also this week: our ultimate guide to Fourth of July parades, fireworks, and live music; the opening of SF's buzziest new restaurant, Dalida; Dirtybird's Claude VonStroke's bday party; Ratatouille live at the SF Symphony; the Petaluma Art & Garden Festival, and much more.
Have a good one!
The biggest kabooms will go off once again over San Francisco Bay, but there are also plenty of ways to feel the sparkle all over the Bay Area. Find out where you can wave your flag for the red, white, and blue on Monday and Tuesday with our guide to Fourth of July fireworks and events in the Bay Area.
Pick up your Oakland Burger Tour passport then take a bite out of the five burgers being served up at Low Bar, The Kon-Tiki, Jo’s Modern Thai, Telegraph Beer Garden, and Lovely’s. Wash them all down with a special burger tour cocktail at each stop, too. Collect a stamp at each restaurant and you’ll be invited to the end-of-tour wrap party; Wednesday, through September 4th. // Details at lowbaroakland.com
Hear the people sing when Les Misérables takes the stage; Wednesday, through Sunday, July 23rd. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center); tickets at broadwaysf.com
Dine on elevated Mediterranean food in the Presidio. The highly anticipated opening of Dalida comes from married chefs Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz, formerly of the popular pop-up Istanbul Modern (plus stints at Saison, Mourad, and Eleven Madison Park); Wednesday to Sundays, 5pm to 9pm. // Dalida, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 100 (Presidio); reservations at dalidasf.com
Wouldn’t It Be Nice to see The Beach Boys? Well, you can; Thursday at 7:30pm. // Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga); tickets at ticketmaster.com
The start of a new month means Oakland First Friday is on. The blocks-long party features food and art vendors, live music, bar specials, and a fresh theme. Celebrate Independent Business Month by highlighting the very best of the Bay; Friday, 5pm to 9pm. // Telegraph Ave. between W. Grand and 27th St. (Oakland); details at oaklandfirstfridays.org
Experience a very California farm-to-table outdoor feast followed by an open-air performance from Julia Adams and her elite ballet troupe; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30pm. // Tara Firma Farms, 3796 I St. Exit (Petaluma); tickets at juliaadamdance.com
Pair mini golf with unlimited Fieldwork Brewing beers. Every Friday, a different local brewery takes over the tap and, for $29, you get unlimited beer and golf. Get swingin’; Friday, 4pm to 7pm. // Tipsy Putt, 5690 Bay St. (Emeryville); details at facebook.com
Dance until you can’t anymore with deep beats provided by Dirtybird’s Claude VonStroke at the DJ's official birthday party; Friday at 9pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com
Delight your senses with a five-course culinary journey at Gloria Ferrer. A deliciously curated meal is paired with a selection of Sonoma-grown sparkling and still wines. Featuring ingredients sourced from the estate gardens, this is a fresh, fun way to discover Sonoma Wine Country. // 23555 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); for reservations, go to gloriaferrer.com.
Thank you to our partners at Gloria Ferrer.
Take a trip to Isla Nublar at the Jurassic World Live Tour. The family-friendly arena production is complete with larger-than-life dinosaurs and includes a special pre-show adventure with fun photo ops and more; Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 11am, and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. // SAP Center at San Jose, 525 W Santa Clara St. (San Jose); tickets at ticketmaster.com
Have a low-key hang at Sausalito’s Jazz and Blues on the Bay. You’ll find free music on the waterfront, in walking distance to the Sausalito ferry. BYO picnic and drinks, or purchase from local community groups on site; Fridays, 6:30pm to 8pm. // Gabrielson Park, Anchor St. & Humboldt Ave. (Sausalito); details at destinationsausalito.com
Watch Remy the rat cook food better than you when the San Francisco Symphony performs the score live to Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille; Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org
Join Daybreaker—the favorite sober daytime dance party—for its first-ever event at the Asian Art Museum. Come dressed in gold for this gilded soiree that begins with yoga and continues on with dancing and NA cocktails; Sunday, 10am to 1pm. // Tickets at eventbrite.com
Stop to smell the roses and sip some wine at the Petaluma Art & Garden Festival. Held in the historic downtown, the annual event features Sonoma County beverages, food from local restaurants, live music; and more than 100 booths stocked with creative décor, jewelry, art, and sustainability ideas; Sunday, 11am to 5pm. // 4th and B Streets (Petaluma); details at eventbrite.com
Take in 360-degree views at Fiesta en el Parque, a family-friendly party featuring Aztec dancing, Latin music, performances, and pop-up food and beverage vendors; Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. // Presidio Tunnel Tops, 210 Lincoln Blvd. (Presidio); details at presidio.gov
Follow your nose to the Napa Valley Beer Battle and BBQ. The annual fundraising event for the Napa Valley Education Foundation serves up live music, barbecue, local craft beers, and a live auction; Sunday, 3pm to 6pm. // Tre Posti, 641 Main St. (St. Helena); tickets at nvef.org
Get up close with hawks, owls, and other wildlife at Talons & Friends. The family-friendly event includes close encounters of the animal kind, educational activities, delicious vegetarian food, and live music; Sunday, 11am to 2:30pm. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cir. (Sausalito); tickets at cavallopoint.com
Kick off Martini Week with Junipero Gin. During the second annual event—which benefits the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—dozens of bars in San Francisco will offer creative martini recipes featuring Junipero Gin's bold unfiltered expression; Sunday, through July 15th. // Find participating bars and more details at juniperogin.com.
Thank you to our partners at Junipero Gin.