Weekend guide / Baseball begins and a wine bar pop-up in Russian Hill

It's Friday, April 2nd.

Good morning, San Francisco. 

Super early edition today. My good friends are getting married down south, so I’m hitting the road. Congrats to Kay and Marlon, who are two of the best AND longtime readers of the minute 😊 . 

As we do each Friday, here are some things to consider this weekend: 

🏟 Buy baseball tickets! The Giants’ home opener is against the Rockies on April 9, but so far, only season ticket holders have been able to score stubs to games this month. On Friday at 10 am, tickets go on sale for Visa cardholders (some sort of sponsorship deal, it seems). The following Monday, they go on sale for everyone. 

To attend a Giants’ game, fans will either need to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated or have had a negative covid test within 72 hours. 

If you’re anxious to see baseball IRL, the Oakland A’s don’t have such requirements, and tickets for their games are already on sale. They play the Astros tonight at the Coliseum and again on Saturday. 

🍷 Check out Habibi (wine) Bar. As the Chronicle reported this week, this Russian Hill pop-up recently had 65 bottles (over $2,200 worth of wine) stolen from them by a wine thief who’s on the loose in the city. Consider going to support the three friends who started Habibi, which in Arabic, translates to “my love.” 

It’s open from 2 pm to around 10 pm. To reserve a table, send them a DM on Instagram with your preferred time and party size. Final reservations for the night start at 8:30 pm. 

😋 Gear up for La Cocina Marketplace. The doors for La Cocina’s Tenderloin food hall don’t open until Monday, but Eater got a sneak peek inside yesterday and now it’s all I can think about. Based on some of the photos, I can’t wait to try the chile relleno from Los Cilantros and poboy from BougCali. How about you? 

🚴 Run or bike across the Upper Great Highway. Over half of the 4,000 residents surveyed recently said they want to keep the Great Highway closed to car traffic even after the pandemic passes. Still, it’s not clear if all four lanes will remain closed for good, so get out there while you can! 

The weather is cooling down a bit from this crazy warm week, but there should be enough sun out on Saturday or Sunday to enjoy a nice bike ride, walk, or jog. Bonus points for rewarding yourself with a breakfast biscuit sandwich from Devil’s Teeth Bakery afterward. 

🎨  And finally… Go to the Asian Art Museum (for free!). Every first Sunday of the month, the Asian Art Museum waives admission fees for kids and adults. A visit to appreciate the art and culture at the museum might be a good way to spend some time this weekend, especially with the wave of recent attacks against Asian Americans in our city and elsewhere. 

Before you do go, it looks like you’ll need to reserve tickets online even though they’re free. 

One current exhibition, called “After Hope: Videos of Resistance,” looks particularly good. Here’s a quick look: 

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. See you on Monday! - Nick B. 

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