Tinder and startup pitches.
No, not a blurb on the cover of the latest S.F.-set romance novel.
But rather, the formula for a superior event going down in San Francisco this weekend. Think of it as a live-action dating app.
Or maybe you like beer? Bikes? More beer? It's all on tap in the Bay this weekend, along with our hike of the week.
Imagine a start-up pitch, complete with PowerPoint deck, only what's on offer is somebody's single friend rather than the next big app: That's Tinder Disrupt, a live show that's one part stand-up comedy, two parts live-action dating app. It's easier to enjoy than explain, so just take our rec and check it out. Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
This is the real-life version of Discovery’s Shark Week, a celebration held by the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary at Crissy Field. Bring the kids and teach ’em that sharks are our friends rather than foes, as long as we’re not in the same cubic meter of ocean at the same time, in which case it’s every man/fish for himself. Saturday at 11 a.m.
If the weather’s good, this’ll be heaven on Earth: Park Chalet hosts Oktoberfest in Golden Gate Park. The entry price ($20) guarantees admission, which we’d expected, but also includes a souvenir stein and a liter of beer, and we’re totally down with the Germany-appropriate metric-ness of it all. Saturday at 2 p.m.
Do you love bikes? Do you love beer? Do you love festivals that capitalize on the whole -toberfest this month? We’ve got all three on top (pun, yes) at Biketoberfest in Fairfax (“Birthplace of the mountain bike!”), with live music, dozens and dozens of bike exhibitors, group rides (road and mountain divisions) and — perhaps most crucially — 35 craft beers on tap for tasting. Saturday at 11 a.m.
HUNTERS POINT OPEN STUDIOS
Go buy some art — it’s a better investment than gold, depending on how you define “investment.” This weekend, the citywide, monthlong program makes its stop in Hunters Point, with over 150 artists sharing (and selling) their work. Saturday + Sunday, at 11 a.m.
HIKE OF THE WEEK
The John Muir National Historic Site is an affecting place, especially if you’re familiar with everything the Scottish-born naturalist did to protect American wilderness. Keep his words in mind on this easy three-mile hike around his property, and don’t skip a tour of Muir’s home, and some time under trees.
Hunters Point image via Flickr