Flavorpill Guide to the Week’s Top 10 SF Events


Along with temperate weather, a surf-friendly beach, and nearby state parks for days, San Francisco is also home to a breathtaking diversity of cultural events. Between our fair city’s world-class museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, music scene, festivals, and clubs, between all that is weird and quirky and purely San Franciscan, there’s something going down, somewhere, every single day of the year. What’s an engaged culture hound to do? First step: Check out our newly launched Flavorpill social discovery engine, where you can create and share events with friends, follow our carefully curated editors’ picks, and connect with other people who have similar interests as you. Below, you’ll find Flavorpill’s top picks for this week. Just a little bit of help as you set out into this beautiful wide world of SF’s happenings.

Monday, April 1

FOOD/WINE: Beretta’s Birthday Bash Let’s face it: Five years is a big deal in a town of up-and-coming everything. And five years of bellissima pizza, artisanal cocktails, and stellar hipster atmosphere? That’s really something to celebrate. Whether you’ve yet to taste the crispy-creamy dreamscape that is the Beretta’s famed burrata-topped pie, or you’ve darkened their doorway on a weekly basis for the past 1,825 days, this birthday bash will surely prove a sinfully delicious way to spend your Monday night. — Meg Hurtado

MUSIC: Bomba Estéreo

Tuesday, April 2

PARTY: Radio Silence Loft Party feat. Jon Mooallem and Zach Rogue Way back in oh-ten, the wise, often sad, and always discriminate Jon Mooallem pitched Stephen Colbert on his epiphany about albatresbians. Tonight, as one small slice of Radio Silence’s freshest fête, Mooallem reads selected poems from the late Hayden Carruth (“Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey”). Also tonight, Zach Rogue and nosh by Satellite Republic. — Joshua Wyatt

Wednesday, April 3

FOOD/WINE: Eleven Madison Park Loves New York

Thursday, April 4

BOOKS: What’s the Human Cost of “Sustainable” Restaurants?

Friday, April 5

MUSIC: ROCK/SEE: A Concert for the Roxie The Roxie is San Francisco’s longest continuously operating theater (it’s been open over a hundred years!) and a staple of the ever-changing Mission District. Surprisingly (and awesomely), for the past several years, the theater has operated as a non-profit, providing San Franciscans with a much-needed dose of independent cinema in a city whose smaller theaters have been suffering. In the spirit of this independent, uhhh, spirit, Thee Oh Sees, undoubtedly one of San Francisco’s best live bands and always way too much fun, will be teaming up with other local favorites Sonny & the Sunsets, Future Twin, and Assateague for a show benefiting the Roxie. Support independent cinema and give yourself a wicked bangover in one fell swoop and come out to the Verdi Club. — Cooper Berkmoyer

BOOKS: The Night Writer Society presents Write with Your Nose

Saturday, April 6

FASHION/STYLE: Retrofit Republic’s Tastemakers Video Lookbook Launch Party A few years ago, Jenny Ton and Julia Rhee held a yard sale at their San Francisco apartment in an effort to downsize. Their sale was such a success that the two women began seriously considering starting a vintage clothing business. A couple of years later and Retrofit Republic, their sustainable fashion styling firm and vintage retailer, is all the rage among the highly fashionable and social change-minded. In the spirit of community building, Retrofit Republic asked a whole host of illustrious local “tastemakers” — including vegan soul food hero Bryant Terry, Four Barrel Coffee founder Jeremy Tooker, and Anthology Magazine co-founder Meg Mateo Ilasco — to model some fly clothing in their latest Tastemakers Lookbook. Tonight at this party, expect guest appearances from the models, a lot of vintage stylin’ (dress to impress!), stiff drinks, and music to shake your ’60s miniskirt to. — Bonnie Chan

FOOD/WINE: 14th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo

Sunday, April 7

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FOOD/WINE: Bowlicious Ice Cream Social Why settle for a stack of factory-made bowls when you can acquire a collection of one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic bowls AND support a local nonprofit arts institution? Stop by Ruby’s Clay Studio over this two-week window and pick out a piece of pottery or two to take home. And on April 7 from 1-4pm, bring $20 and trade it for a scoop of Mitchell’s ice cream in your pick of a bowl. The venerable clay studio, opened in 1967 by a Mills College ceramic artist, now boasts over 100 artists and a range of classes. Their fourth annual Bowlicious ice cream social serves as a fundraiser to keep their programs running. Need even more reason to go? How about sprinkles, whipped cream, and hot fudge? — Bonnie Chan


TRIVIA: Trivia Night at the Park