The Weekend Guide

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Earthquake Premiere Party
Conjure 1906 SF at a throwback bash unveiling the Academy’s new exhibit and planetarium show. Get in the mood with highly encouraged steampunk, Edwardian, or Barbary Coast garb.
Why: Cancan dancers, live music, contortionists, retro cocktails, ostriches, and an earthquake simulator shake things up.
When: Tomorrow, 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (415-379-8000). Tickets ($69-$99) at calacademy.org.

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Festival
Celebrate nearly eight decades of the city’s most iconic landmark with vintage motorcades, live music and dance, and a fireworks spectacular.
Why: You look good in international orange.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Various locations.

Happy Hour, Happy Hair at Robert James Color
Get your weekend off to a gorgeous start at James’s new weekly happy hour, offering $35 blowouts and something to sip on.
Why: Look and feel good before you hit the bars.
When: Fri., 4-7 p.m.
Where: 315 Sutter St., b/t Grant Ave. & Stockton St., 4th flr. To make an appt. (required), call 415-447-0773.

Push Dance Company’s Bitter Melon
The local dance troupe partners with video artist Ben Wood to transform Dewey Monument from a staid sculpture into a torrent of 3-D film projection and writhing bodies.
Why: Free performances all weekend long.
When: Tomorrow-Mon., 8 p.m. (or sundown).
Where: Union Square Park, Post St., at Powell St.

Skates on the Bay
One of the East Bay’s more picturesque dining spots gets a major revamp, from the private dining room and raw bar to the cocktail and seafood-centric menus.
Why: We’ll take a dark and stormy with our wild Alaskan salmon carpaccio.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Seawall Dr., Berkeley Marina (510-549-1900).

Photo: Courtesy of The California Academy of Sciences

Skates on the Bay
100 Seawall Dr
Berkeley, CA 94720
Union Square Park
333 Post St
bt Powell & Stockton Sts
San Francisco, CA 94102
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
315 Sutter St
bt Grant Ave & Stockton St, 4th flr
San Francisco, CA 94109