17 fun things to do this week (1.24.22)


If you find yourself ready to socialize indoors again, you’re in luck. This week offers many ways – 18 in fact – to enjoy your time around the bay.

Head to Napa to cook with comedians or hike through the vineyards. Get your dose of art with Edith Heath: A Life in Clay at the OCMA, admire the murals that brightened our hood during shelter-in-place under one roof, and view the pop-up installation by Oakland-based tattoo and textile artist Chris Martin at the ICA .

Plus, there are plenty of in-person, virtual, and hybrid ways to celebrate Lunar New Year around SF.

See you there.

When it opens in the fall, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) promises to become an art hub in San Francisco. Until there, head to the unfinished building to In the meantime, a series of pop-ups and nifty programs. Discover Oakland-based tattoo and textile artist Chris Martin’s “Ancient as Time” installation, which sparks a dialogue about the black experience in the American South via soft sculptures and large, ornate tapestries. bold typography and renowned archetypal imagery; until April 16. // ICA San Francisco, 901 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch), icasanfrancisco.org

Bring your complete pack for the Barks & Brews Trivia Night. Your $10 donation benefits Family Dog Rescue, plus you’ll receive a complimentary house beer; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. // Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets to eventbrite.com

Get your daily dose of mushrooms at Cal Academy The nightlife mushroom among us. Get hands-on at a mushroom-growing workshop, learn about personal and planetary mushroom healing, and more; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org

There’s no party like a dumpling party, especially one that includes wine. Head to the Holman Ranch Tasting Room for a hands-on class in sweet and savory dumplings paired with Holman Ranch wines; Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. // Holman Ranch Tasting Room, 18 W Carmel Valley Rd. (Carmel); tickets to tock.com

Chop it up with Napa Valley chefs and comedian Paco Romane at Cooking with Comedians. Get your LOLs while learning cooking tips and enjoying a four-course farm dinner; Friday at 6:45 p.m. // Vista Collina Resort, 850 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets on crushersofcomedy.com.

Rihyonce: Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. Descend to the sound of Queen Bey and Bad Gal RiRi all night long; Friday at 10 p.m. // Oasis, 298 11th Street (SoMa); tickets to eventbrite.com

Enjoy the day with a 1.5 mile vineyard hike followed by sun salutations, stretching, breathing and meditation exercises. Bonus points for scenic views of wine country; Saturday at 9 a.m. // Le Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets on cellierpass.com.

Pour one to Luka’s farewell weekend. Beloved Oakland institution, Luka’s Taproom & Lounge, has been providing comfort food for nearly two decades. Now is the time to let go, on the dance floor with a strong drink; From Friday to Saturday. // Luka’s Taproom & Lounge, 2221 Broadway (Oakland); details at facebook.com

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Classic events like the Chinatown Night Parade, Flower Market Fair and the 44th Lunar New Year Run make their IRL return to SF this weekend. Restaurants are also offering special holiday menus for dine-in and take-out this week through mid-February; // Details on 7×7.com

Ride your wheels of choice to Golden Gate Park for an illuminated bike parade. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative light displays; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. // Peacock Meadow, 240 John F. Kennedy Dr (Golden Gate Park); details at sanfranciscoparksalliance.org

Learn how to keep and frame your own insects with a butterfly propagation workshop with our favorite curators of all things weird and exotic. You will learn step by step how to moisturize, spread and pin a butterfly or moth to take home; Saturday at 10 a.m. // Paxton Gate, 766 Valencia St. (Mission), paxtongate.com

Experience not so mean psychedelic puppet music for yourself. Supergroup of magical musical weirdos The Fungineers take over The Great Northern; Saturday, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. // Le Grand Nord, 119 Utah Street (SoMa); tickets to eventbrite.com

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the East Bay at Jack London Square, where festivities will include lion dancers, Year of the Tiger mask making and exciting giveaways; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. // Broadway Plaza, 98 Broadway (Oakland, jacklondonsquare.com.

Discover the origins of Heath Ceramics’ iconic tableware and homewares through historical artifacts, photographs, documentary videos and personal memorabilia at the highly anticipated exhibition at the Oakland Museum, Edith Heath: A Life in Clay; From Saturday to October 30. // OMCA, 1000 Oak St. (Oakland); tickets on museumca.org

Silver lining for another Covid-hidden start to the year? The Sundance Film Festival is become virtual. Pop out the popcorn in the microwave, whip up something good from the bar cart, and enjoy a rare opportunity to watch movie premieres, attend lectures, discuss projects with fellow moviegoers, and more; until Sunday. // festival.sundance.org

Celebrate the mural artists who brightened the barricaded storefronts during shelter-in-place. The Canvas of the City: A Paint the Void Retrospective features 49 murals that were painted across SF in early 2020. Enjoy the collection with food and drink, a curated playlist from Fault Radio, and even buy a piece of your choice; From Thursday to Saturday. // Pier 70, 588 22nd St. (Dogpatch), pier70sf.com

Sundays just got a little less spooky with the debut of chef Heena Patel’s supper series. Leela’s Sunday Night Khichdi Supper Club is inspired by Patel’s mother, Leela, and the cozy family dinners of her childhood. It’s the perfect way to catch up with friends and family for a moment of connection before the week ahead. // Besharam Restaurant, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); reservations at tock.com


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