The Weekend Guide

It’s the first weekend of summer and you forgot to make big plans? Relax. We’ve got plenty for a memorable Memorial Day weekend.

“Ralph Rucci: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper”
What: Fashion designer/painter’s first exhibition.
Why: Most designers only think they’re artists.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thru June 26.
Where: Serge Sorokko Gallery, 231 Grant Ave., at Sutter St. (415-421-7770).

Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors
What: A comedic play about a terminally ill guy on a hilarious adventure.
Why: Don’t try this at home.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Thru June 19.
Where: Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., b/t Camino Alto and Downtown Mill Valley (415-388-5208).

Rue Saint Jacques
What: New bistro in Nob Hill.
Why: French women don’t get fat.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 1098 Jackson St., at Taylor St. (415-776-2002).

Ari Hest
What: New York cutie sings sweet songs.
Why: Your sucked out soul could use some inspiration.
When: Fri. at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., b/t Sanchez & Church Sts. (415-861-5016 or cafedunord.com).

Sonoma Jazz Festival
What: Yummy food, delish wines, soothing tunes.
Why: See your sheba shimmy shake.
When: Thurs.-Sun. Various times.
Where: Field of Dreams, 151 1st St. W., at Montini Way (866-468-8355).