13 Fun Things: Eat your way through Restaurant Week, shop the Treasure Island flea + More
Lolinda is among the many excellent eateries taking part in SF Restaurant Week. (Courtesy of @lucyatcal via Medium)

13 Fun Things: Eat your way through Restaurant Week, shop the Treasure Island flea + More


Eat, shop, dance, and then eat again this week.

Monday, January 22nd: SF Restaurant Week Begins

When: Through Jan. 31st

Where: Mutiple locations

Why: Because 130 of the city's best and buzziest restaurants will offer their most delectable dishes in a special prix-fixe offering. Barcino, China Live, Ichi Sushi and Namu Gaji are just a few of the tasty participants. // See the full list of restaurants, menus, and make reservations at sfrestaurantweek.com.

Monday, January 22nd: Dan's Pizza Pop-up at Mission Cheese

When: 6 to 9pm

Where: 28 Waverly Pl. (Chinatown)

Why: Because wine, beer, pizza, and cheese. Pizzaiolo Dan will be firing up pizzas using a slow-ferment dough, which means you'll be able to easily down a slightly sour, super digestible pie (or two), no problem. // missioncheese.net.

Tuesday, January 23rd: Napa Valley Restaurant Week

When: Through Jan. 28th

Where: Multiple locations

Why: Indulge in Napa's finest culinary delights at new hot spots such as Acacia House and Charlie Palmer Steakhouse as well as time-honored favorites including Goose and Gander, Angele and Solbar. // visitnapavalley.com

Wednesday, January 24th: Inspirational Speakers, Free Beer, and a Gift @ Peak Design

When: Multiple times January 24th-26th

Where: Peak Design, 529 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley)

Why: The coveted brand of bags, straps, and accessories now has a flagship store and are kicking off their opening with a three-day event. Learn how to become a documentary filmmaker, delve into film photography and explore their range of products to see for yourself why they have a serious cult following. To top it off, there will be free beer and special gifts. // RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 24th: Make Jewelry

When: 6pm to 8pm

Where: Margaret Elizabeth Boutique, 2230 Chestnut St. (Marina)

Why: Learn jewelry making basics with Meg Shackleton, owner and designer of Margaret Elizabeth jewelry. You'll create your own piece with semi-precious stones and 24k gold overlay hardware. Grab your girlfriends for a night of jewels, champagne, and light bites. // Tickets ($150) are available at margaretelizabeth.com.

Wednesday, January 24th: Puff, Pass, and Pot-tery

When: 7 to 9pm

Where: Oakland Cannabis Creative, 2607 Mandela Parkway (Oakland)

Why: Partake in a two-hour, 420 pottery sesh where you'll design your own ashtray with personal instruction from an artist. Firing is included, and you can either pick up (or ship) your work of art within 20 days after the class. // Must be 21+, no medical card needed, tickets ($39 – $54) are available at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 24th: Traveling Spoon's South Indian Pop-up

When: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: 54 Washburn St. (SoMa)

Why: In celebration of the harvest festival Pongal, learn to make South Indian favorites like uttapam, chutneys, eggplant curry, tiger rice, and more. The event is put on by Traveling Spoon, which provides an SF-based platform to connect travels with exciting and delicious culinary experiences. // Tickets ($42) are available at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 24th: Women of Color Cook

When: 5pm until they sell out, through Jan. 27th

Where: 1700 Center St. (Oakland)

Why: Taste Arab street food from Reem's, Soul food from Minnie Bells, and vegetarian ramen from Mudita as a rotating roster of chefs pops up in Oaktown. Eat well, be nourished, be inspired. // More information on Facebook.com.

Thursday, January 25th: Mewvie Night With Kitties

When: 7:30 to 9pm

Where: KitTea Cat Cafe, 96 Gough St. (Hayes Valley)

Why: What could be cuter than curling up with 10-plus cuddly cats and a cup of tea to watch the adorable Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro. // Tickets ($36) are available at kitteasf.com.

Thursday, January 25th: Party With 7x7 and Athleta

When: 6 to 8pm

Where: Athleta, 1300 Burlingame Avenue (Burlingame)

Why: Bliss out with a mini silent disco yoga sesh, get styled in Athleta gear, sip bubbly and sample treats from Third Culture Bakery and Urban Remedy—all to fete the launch of Athleta's new Up for Anything tights and the opening of the Burlingame store. // RSVP at eventbrite.com.

Friday, January 26th: Halal Guys Opens in Berkeley

When: 10am to 2am

Where: 2126 Center St. (Berkeley)

Why: New York–based Halal Guys continues its world domination with the opening of newest location in Berkeley. Look for your favorite chicken and rice plates, plus gyros and falafels, served late night. // thehalalguys.com.

Friday, January 26th: Slow & Oak Brisket Pop-Up at Harmonic Brewing

When: 4pm until they sell out

Where: 1050 26th St. (Dogpatch)

Why: Get your Central Texas-style meat on at Harmonic Brewing as Slow & Oak heaps plates with dry-rubbed, slow-smoked brisket and ribs. Have a beer to help tame the meat sweats. // slowandoak.com.

Saturday, January 27th: Valentine's Flea Market @ Treasure Island

When: 10am to 4pm

Where: Pier 1 (Treasure Island)

Why: You need a gift for boo thang (and for yourself). Shop goods from more 400 local artists, makers, designers, and antique collectors; plus nosh on tasty eats and sip wine, craft beer and drinks from dozens of food trucks and vendors. // Tickets ($11-$20) are available at universe.com.

Saturday, January 27th: Healing Fair and Sound Bath

When: 1 to 6pm

Where: Crystal Way, 1348 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset)

Why: Get a free sound bath when you sign up for a mini healing session—energy work, tarot, crystal healing and body work are all available. // Tickets ($10-$20 donation) are available at eventbrite.com.

Sunday, January 28th: Rooh x La Mar Dinner

When: 6pm to 9pm

Where: 333 Brannan St. (SoMa)

Why: Modern Indian restaurant Rooh is hosting collaboration dinner with Peruvian waterfront La Mar. The seven-course menu will feature alternating items from each chef restaurant like La Mar's cebiche, followed by Rooh's tandoori monk fish, or La Mar's grass-fed beef check with quinoa tamal followed by Rooh's lamb loin with curry. // Tickets ($129) are available at eventbrite.com.

Sunday, January 28th: End the Week With Ecstatic Dance

When: 10am to 1pm

Where: The Church of 8 Wheels, 554 Fillmore St. (Lower Haight)

Why: Zen out with some yin yoga flow and then dance to an eclectic mix of electronic music, mid-tempo house, chill-trap, ambient and hip-hop. No talking, shoes, booze, or phones allowed. // ecstaticdance.org.

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