Close out Gray Area's illuminated exhibition Nocturne X at Horizon, a late-night party with drinks and DJs; proof of vax and masks required. (Courtesy of Gray Area)

17 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.3.22)

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If you had tickets to any of this week's Sketchfest performances, insert frowny face here: The 2022 festival has been postponed until Omicron chills out. The move coincides with the retightening of indoor mask mandates in several Bay Area counties as case counts rise again.

But before you get all here we go again, there are still several ways to safely enjoy life, especially for those with proof of vaccination.


This week, pick up a new hobby from throwing clay to honing your knife skills; predict the future with an astrology reading; or go Back to the Future with the SF Symphony. You can even pour one out at The Riptide's annual Bowie & Elvis Birthday Bash.

Have a happy and healthy new year.

Grab a resy to experience the Oakland supper club Hi Felicia at its OG rooftop location. Before the restaurant moves into its new brick and mortar space, it will host a series of six dinners throughout the month of February—expect them all to sell out. // Details on Instagram, @hifeliciasupperclub.


Determined to make this the year you make? Check out Clay Days at SomArts for drop-in ceramic studio hours—no prior experience required; Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm. // SomArts, 943 Brannan St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com


Level up your kitchen game with Bernal Cutlery’s knife skills classes, ranging from everyday western knife skills to fish or chicken butchery, held weekly. // Bernal Cutlery, 766 Valencia St. (Mission), bernalcutlery.com


Peer into the future with the help of an astrologer, an intuitive, an Akashic records reader, and a tarot reader with a virtual panel discussion and reading of energy heading into 2022; Tuesday at 4pm. // Details at eventbrite.com


Shop athletic, outdoor, lifestyle, and ski gear at Goldwin’s Jackson Square store this Tuesday through January 31st and your purchase over $200 will include a voucher for a discounted lift pass redeemable at Palisades Tahoe all winter long. // Goldwin, 444 Jackson St. (Jackson Square), goldwin-sports.com

Thank you to our partners at Goldwin.

Delight your senses at the final week of the Garden of D’Lights holiday event. Stroll through over three acres of plants made all the more magical with lights, lasers, and more; Tuesday through Sunday. // Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, 1552 Bancroft Rd. (Walnut Creek); tickets at ruthbancroftgarden.org


ICYMI, it’s fungi season, and there are sure to be plenty for foraging after weeks of rain. Before you head out there, head to After Dark: Finding Fungi to learn the fundamentals of mushrooms, how to identify them, and which ones are most local to the Bay Area; Thursday at 6pm. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu


Graphic design and history enthusiasts, don’t miss Bauhaus Typography at 100, an exhibit that explores one of the most influential legacies in 20th Century graphic design; Thursday through Saturdays, through April 27th. // Letterform Archive, 2325 3rd St. (SoMa), exhibitions.letterformarchive.org

Travel back in time to experience the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future like never before. The SF Symphony will performs the musical score live to the movie on the big screen; Friday at 7:30pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Hayes Valley); tickets at sfsymphony.org


Treat yo’self to two nights of Aziz Ansari’s Last Minute Tour; Friday at The Masonic in San Francisco and Saturday at The Fox in Oakland. // Tickets at ticketmaster.com


If your New Year's resolution involves better connecting your body and mind, participate in International Breema Week. The fully virtual series of events includes Intro to Self-Breema (a cross between yoga and massage), The Art of Being Present, and more; Friday, through January 16th. // Virtual; details at breema.com

Join the artists and makers of the immersive exhibition Nocturne X for a closing party in the bioluminescent forest, complete with drinks and music by Mark Slee and Asymmetry; Friday, 9pm to 2am. // Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission); tickets at grayarea.org


We’re feeling good about 2022, especially since it’s bringing us a Taylor Swift–inspired drag show, hosted by Lindsay Slowhands as part of Oasis' Hella Tight! Tributes series; Friday at 10pm. // Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com


Celebrate two legends at the 10th Annual Bowie & Elvis Birthday Bash at Riptide!; Saturday from 9pm to 2am. // The Riptide, 3639 Taraval St. (Outer Sunset); details at eventbrite.com

Remind yourself that we live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet with a guided hike led by the Point Bonita YMCA through the Marin Headlands; Saturday, 9am to noon. // Point Bonita YMCA, 981 Fort Barry (Sausalito); details at eventbrite.com


Be a critic for the night at Art Battle, where artists have 20 minutes to transform blank canvases into works of art before you help pick the winner. Afterward, bid on pieces in the silent auctio; Saturday, 5pm to 8pm. // Queer Healing Art Center, 3411 Lakeshore Ave. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com


Ever seen the Buster Keaton silent comedy Sherlock Jr.? See it with live music by violist Ruth Kahn and violinist Mads Tolling, who will also perform post-movie duos including a world premiere suite by Clint Borzoni and a selection of dances by Béla Bartók; Sunday at 3pm. // Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St. (San Rafael); tickets at

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