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7 Fun Things This Week: Craft your own cocktails, have a cannabis dinner + see Kendrick Lamar

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Make this week exceptional.

Monday, July 31: DIY Drinks @ Bourbon and Branch

When: 7-9pm

Where: Bourbon and Branch, 501 Jones St. (Tenderloin), eventbrite.com

Why: In addition to teaching you solid cocktail recipes, you can count on the bartenders at this beloved speakeasy to give you a bit of history on each drink and show you how to properly handle your bar tools. Tickets are $100 per person.


Tuesday, August 1: Get Creative With Succulents @ Montalvo Arts Center

When: 6-8pm

Where: Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd. (Saratoga), montalvoarts.org

Why: You probably have succulents growing on your patio (or at least on your neighbor's). Make the most of them by creating your own bouquet or dining table centerpiece. Tickets are $65; register in advance at tickets.vendini.com.


Wednesday, August 2: Summer Sounds @ Embarcadero Center

When: Noon to 2pm

Where: Embarcadero Center, embarcaderocenter.com

Why: Liven up your lunch break with a free performance from The Harmonics, a Caribbean-style steel drum quartet, on the patio at Three Embarcadero.


Thursday, August 3: Outdoor Showing of La La Land @ Redwood City Courthouse Square

When: Sundown (approx. 8:30pm)

Where: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway (Redwood City), redwoodcity.org

Why: Take advantage of the South Bay's warmer temps and sing along al fresco to this magical modern musical.


Friday, August 4: See Kendrick Lamar @ Oracle Arena

When: 7:30pm

Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way (Oakland), ticketmaster.com

Why: Because the rapper has won seven Grammys, hello. Tickets are $50 and (way) up.


Saturday, August 5: World Dog Surfing Championships

When: 9am to 2 pm

Where: Linda Mar Beach, Highway One and Linda Mar Blvd. (Pacifica), surfdogchampionships.com

Why: What could be more fun than cheering on these four-legged surfers on they ride the waves?


Sunday, August 6: Dine With the Cannaisseur Series

When: 6-10 pm

Where: Location TBD until 24 hours before, cannaisseurseries.ticketleap.com

Why: A four-course seasonal meal paired with cannabis-infused mocktails and mildly medicated hors d'oeuvres is a perfectly classy way to spend a Sunday evening. Plus, every guest goes home with a gift bag stuffed with $100 worth of goodies. All-inclusive tickets are $149.

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