May 2, 2024 - Things to Do

8 things to do this weekend

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The scene from How Weird Street Faire in 2017. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

The weekend is almost here. This is what's on tap:


πŸ₯³ Check out the new monthly block party, Downtown First Thursdays, in SoMa.

  • Features DJs, live music, drag, martial arts, food trucks and more.
  • Second and Howard streets. 5-10pm.

πŸͺ© Once the block party wraps, head over to Storek for an after-party with music from artist Aluna.

  • 9pm-2am. $25.


🎻 Get dressed up and head to the SF Symphony for a special screening of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" with a live orchestra.

⌚️ Wind Up Watch Fair at Fort Mason features more than 60 watch brands, discussion panels, food trucks and more.

  • Noon-6pm.


πŸ‘½ How Weird Street Faire is back with its 25th annual edition. This year's theme: May The 4th Be With You.

πŸšΆπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Get your steps in as part of Walk SF's Stair Challenge.

  • Walk five miles of the city's best, most scenic stairways.
  • 7:30am. Tickets start at $35. Special discount for Axios SF readers with code: AXIOSREADER.


🎭 Snag tickets to a new immersive experience called "The Fillmore Eclipse."

  • The show explores the 1950s jazz scene and subsequent Urban Renewal in the neighborhood, once known as the Harlem of the West.
  • 2:30pm. Tickets start at $30.

πŸŽ‰ There's lots happening in the city for Cinco de Mayo, but the party that really stands out is the one on Treasure Island.


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