Apr 4, 2024 - Things to Do

San Francisco weekend events: Anime workshop, ube festival

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Coconut ube coffee at a Vietnamese coffee shop in Fountain Valley. Photo: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

It's the first weekend of April — time to try something new.


🎥 Watch the 2023 film "Perfect Days" under the night sky as part of PROXY's spring 2024 outdoor movie series.

  • 8-10pm at the PROXY Community Walk-In Theater. Free.

🎶 Enjoy a night of classical music with a twist — with the San Francisco Symphony's "Soundbox Space," the audience will help create pieces of art by interacting with a roboticist and other technologies.

  • 8:30pm at Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets start at $65.


🖌️ Try your hand at crafting your own anime at a workshop with comics artist and Anime Your Way founder Carlos Nieto III at the Cartoon Art Museum. All materials will be provided.

  • 1-2:30pm for kids 6-13 and 3-4:30 for people 14 and over. Free but registration is required.


🍠 Get the full ube experience at the Ube Festival and try a selection of delicacies from vendors like Senor Sisig, Uncle Tito's, Al Pastor Papi, Marley's Treats and more. Each vendor will offer a signature item showcasing the versatility of the beloved purple yam.

  • Noon-5pm at District Six in SoMa. $5 entry fee.

🎉 Venture East to check out San Ramon's Holi Festival, featuring live music, traditional dance, henna tattoos and more.

  • 2-4pm at City Center Bishop Ranch.

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