5 Best Things to do This Week: June 3–10
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
The Novato Art and Wine Festival will be held in downtown Novato, between Redwood boulevard and 7th street this Saturday and Sunday. Starting at 10am, come out and peruse the numerous booths filled with uncommon finds, artwork, apparel and jewelry. There will be plenty of food options to keep you energized while you browse, from kabobs and corn dogs to calamari and pulled pork sandwiches. The 21 and over crew can find an assortment of local wines and beers throughout the fest, including Novato’s award winning micro-brewery, Moylan’s — all drinks can be purchased in a souvenir glass, but remember to bring cash as the wine and beer booths alcohol booths do not take cards. Kids aren’t left out either. The kid’s area includes interactive art projects, a climbing wall, train rides, petting zoo, bounce house, jumbo slides, dunk tank, and slot car racing.
Listen to live French music, grab a tasty crêpe, greet your favorite exhibitor with “Bonjour”, and come home with a keeper or two this Sunday. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether you are a passionate antique enthusiast, a collector of vintage oddities, or redecorating, the market will not let you down — with its unique mix of repurposed vintage furnishings, up-cycled architectural salvage, estate and vintage jewelry, retro décor, cottage chic, textured linens, historical maps, tempting ephemera and more.
The 18th annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) will be taking place through June 13 in theaters throughout the city. SF DocFest will screen acclaimed documentary feature and short films from around the world at the Roxie Theater, Brava Theater, and 518 Gallery in San Francisco. Local films will be shown, as well, including Marin-resident Liz Canning’s feature Motherload about switching to a cargo bike lifestyle. Another local film, also about transport, Uberland, takes a look at San Francisco Uber drivers struggling to make a living being contract workers.
Bouquets to Art returns this June with a fresh palette of summer blooms to seed new life in the de Young’s permanent collection. For one week only, from June 4 to June 9, 115 of the region’s most innovative and sought-after floral designers converge at the museum to showcase dazzling works inspired by the museum’s paintings, sculptures, objects, and architecture. During the annual floral takeover, the galleries are adorned with elegant and elaborate arrangements, including a large-scale hanging aerial piece taking over Wilsey Court, the heart of the de Young museum. While the galleries are in bloom, the de Young also hosts a series of stylish luncheons, lectures, and pop-up discussions by renowned floral experts from around the world. Now in its 35th year, this weeklong event launches on Monday, June 3, with an Opening Night Gala during which guests have the opportunity to get an early look at the arrangements while enjoying both visual and culinary delights, including floral fashions designed by students from City College of San Francisco for whom the museum becomes a runway. Guests may also participate in an on-site raffle to receive luxury goods and services.
StarChefs, the national restaurant industry magazine, has announced the 2019 class of San Francisco Rising Stars. From January through April, its editorial team met with chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, and artisans across San Francisco and Oakland. It is StarChefs’ fifth class of Rising Stars since 2005 and its first since 2016. The new Rising Stars will be celebrated at an awards ceremony and walk-around tasting gala at Terra Gallery and Event Venue. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 11 and is ticketed and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will benefit La Cocina, a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants, and people of color. The Rising Stars Awards honor up-and-coming chefs and hospitality professionals who represent the vanguard of the contemporary American dining scene. Since 2003, StarChefs has bestowed awards in 22 cities and regions across the country. This will be the 66th class of Rising Stars nationally.
The 2019 StarChefs San Francisco Rising Stars Award Winners include:
Robert Hernandez | Octavia
Tagliatelle, asparagus, fennel, Meyer lemon confit, anchovy, yogurt, dill
Christa Chase | Tartine Manufactory
Halibut crudo, grapefruit, green juice, chia, quinoa, lime, fish sauce
Adam Tortosa | Robin
Lone Mountain wagyu, pear, uni, shallot, wasabi, togarashi
Nicolas Delaroque | Nico
Baked oysters, brown butter, citron
David Nayfeld | Che Fico
Grilled duck liver, onion marmellata, Roman matzo
Gabrielle Maeda | State Bird Provisions
Donabe: mussels, squid, tofu, garlic, miso
Mel Lopez, Joyce Conway | Pearl 6101
Handkerchief pasta with white bolognese
Banks White | Rambler
Verlasso salmon, forbidden rice, bok choy, papaya, red curry
Game Changer Presented by S.Pellegrino
Sayat Ozyilmaz, Laura Ozyilmaz | Noosh
Kebabs featuring True Aussie Lamb
Nicolas Torres | True Laurel
Mai O Mai: rum, lime, pistachio, curaçao, coffee
Emilio and Miguel Salehi | The Beehive
Hound Dog: peanut-washed Buffalo Trace bourbon, vermouth, sherry, banana
Sustainability Presented by St. Supéry
Kim Alter | Nightbird
Lone Mountain wagyu, brassicas, garlic
Pastry Chefs Presented by KitchenAid Commercial
Jennifer Felton | Cotogna
Ginger semifreddo, almond granita, tapioca, citrus, pink peppercorns
Joshua Gaulin | Quince
Strawberry, angel food, goat yogurt, cilantro
All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.