5 Best Things to do This Week: June 3–10

Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music

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.

Outdoor French Market

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.

SF Indie DocFest

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.

Photo by Drew Altizer

Bouquets to Art

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.

Rising Chefs Gala

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


Hotel Chef

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


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