North Beach Week: Al Madrigal Performs At Cobb's, Meet A Park Ranger, Dada Symposium, More

It's been a blustery May week in North Beach, but things are set to heat up a bit over the Memorial Day weekend. If you're staying in town for the holiday, here are some events worth checking out. 

You probably recognize comedian Al Madrigal as the "Senior Latino Correspondent" on The Daily Show, but you may not realize that he's also a native San Franciscan, who grew up in the Inner Sunset and attended St. Ignatius and USF. This Sunday, he's doing a hometown stand-up show at Cobb's, so stop by for some long-weekend laughs. 

As part of the SF International Arts Festival, the Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture is hosting a new exhibit, "Dada: Here and Now," that pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the World War I-era "anti-art" movement. This weekend has some special live events to go with the art, so check out some talks and film screenings on the subject, or tour the exhibition with its curators. 

Finally, if you have a kid in your life, consider spending Memorial Day with them at the North Beach Library, where a local National Park Service ranger will read stories about the city's flora, fauna, and history. 

In other North Beach-related news, KQED got to know the short-story vending machine that resides inside Cafe Zoetrope (you can purchase stories based on how long they take to read), while ABC7 checked out the silent disco parties at Monroe, which occur on the third Friday of every month. 

Now, on to our editor's picks for the days ahead. For a full list of what's going on around town this weekend and beyond, don't forget to check out If you see a local event missing and want to get in on the fun, submit it for free for the chance to see it featured in our next events roundup.

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