Best Things to Do in San Francisco This April

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in San Francisco? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated some of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Feature image: Courtesy of SFMOMA

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Photo: Courtesy of Erik Tomasson

San Francisco Ballet

Various dates

Three world premieres are presented this April: Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s Harmony, Christopher Wheeldon’s Finale Finale, and Dwight Rhoden’s The Promised Land.

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Photo: Courtesy of SF Restaurant Week

Spring SF Restaurant Week

April 1 - April 10

Celebrate the flavors of San Francisco’s unique and diverse neighborhoods through special prix-fixe menus. Participating restaurants will offer special menus — price points to be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates, including a list of participating restaurants and menu details, by following their Instagram.

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Photo: Portrait of the artist at home – Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images


April 8

It’s the year’s hottest art party. Get closer to the art in support of SFMOMA. Food, drink, dancing to a DJ like it’s 2019 all over again. Until 1am.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michael Ocampo

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 9 - 17
Taiko drummer performances, a festival queen, plus music, dance, and food continues for two weekends while gorgeous pink blossoms explode to welcome spring. Free.
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Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, Legion of Honor

April 16 - September 5

Exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and extraordinary design from couturier Guo Pei in the first major museum exhibition to show the Chinese designer’s work.

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Art Market at Fort Mason

April 21 - 24

Art Market San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier art fair. Now going into its tenth edition, Art Market San Francisco will feature eighty-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. The 2022 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

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Photo: Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences’ Big Bang Gala

April 28

Big Bang | Next Wave will spotlight the Academy’s Hope for Reefs initiative, diving deep into cutting-edge research, global partnerships, and powerful public engagement programs that will help save coral reefs for future generations. Guests will be welcomed to a seated dinner in the museum’s Piazza, featuring a menu of locally sourced, sustainable fare by McCalls and have the opportunity to explore the museum while sipping on creative cocktails, sampling gourmet desserts from stations located throughout the museum, and enjoying festive music from DJ TOY. 

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RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, Golden Gate Theatre

April 30

It’s easy to imagine this is The Beatles in real life. RAIN has mastered every song, gesture, and nuance of the legendary foursome. Get back to where you once belonged for one night only.

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