24 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.21.20)
Treat yourself to a brisket sandwich from Horn Barbecue's much-anticipated new brick-and-mortar locale. (Courtesy of @hornbarbecue)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.21.20)


The hotly awaited opening of Horn Barbecue in Oakland brings options for smoked meat lovers this week—eat on the patio, or bring it home to chow while you stream this week's selection of virtual festivals.

Music lovers can tune in to new and archival performances during the Monterey Jazz Festival; fetish enthusiasts can catch the first online edition of Folsom Street Fair; and art lovers will look forward to revisiting the de Young Museum. Have a good one!

Get a dose of nostalgia along with ice cream and pastries at Toy Boat by Jane. Since being purchased by Jane owner Amanda Michael, the nearly 40-year-old Clement Street institution is getting some updates—think a playful mural and grab-and-go items from Jane—but the toys, Double Rainbow ice cream, and mechanical horse are here to stay; open daily. // itsjane.com

Check out "Reigning Queens: The Lost Photos of Roz Joseph," the GLBT Historical Society's new online exhibit highlighting 1970s San Francisco drag queens and costume balls; on view Monday. // glbthistory.org

See spectacular images of nature and life around the world in the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. The winners are selected from nearly 6,500 entries; Tuesday at 5pm PST. // Details and screening on Facebook

Snag a copy of Ayesha Curry's new cookbook, The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do; available Tuesday. // Preorder at booksinc.net.

Grab cocktails and takeout at Trick Dog, er, Quik Dog. Dig into Trick Dog's beloved kale salad, burgers served on hot dog buns, chicken nuggets, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and bottled cocktails including the Negroni Bianco and Cruel Summer. // @quik_dog

Check out 16 works by 16 Bay Area artists in Arc Gallery's "FourSquared" exhibit. You can also hear from the artists in online chats; through October 10th by appointment. // Details on arc-sf.com; email arcstudiossf@gmail.com to book an appointment.

Chat with Hood Feminism author Mikki Kendall, who argues that the modern feminist movement needs a revamp to address the needs of all women, with more consideration to such issues as race, class, and sexual orientation; Wednesday ay 7pm. // Register for free. on Eventbrite.

Help ODC Theater kick off This Is Also the Art, a fall series featuring conversations with artists and various works that were originally scheduled to be produced as part of ODC Theater's 2020 season; Thursdays at 6pm. // odc.dance

Finally see the new Frida Kahlo exhibit IRL at the de Young museum! Purchase your timed ticket and expect 25 percent capacity, increased cleaning, and mask requirement; reopening to the public on Friday. // Details and tickets on deyoung.famsf.org

Take a virtual walk through the burned forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with artist/author/naturalist Obi Kaufmann, who will discuss habitat recovery and restoration, minimizing our human footprint, climate breakdown, and paths toward a sustainable future; Friday at 11am. // Register ($10 and up) on Eventbrite

Feast on all things tomatoes at The Vault Garden. The outdoor oasis in downtown San Francisco will host a five-course tomato dinner Friday night and a lighter lunch on Saturday, both featuring produce from such local farms as Dirty Girl, Star Route, Balakian, and Flannery Beef. Five dollars from each ticket will be donated to Cuesa. // Reservations available 4-9pm Friday ($95/person) and Saturday ($55/person) noon to 3pm at exploretock.com/thevault.

Thank you to our partners at The Vault Garden.

Venture down the coast to Paso Market Walk, Paso Robles' new mixed-use hangout featuring such sustainable, local vendors as an experimental nursery, wine bar, vegan cheese shop, brewing company, and coffee roaster. // pasomarketwalk.com

Tune in to the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, four days of local and national musical acts including bluegrass and Appalachian music duo Alice Gerrard and Kay Justice, Cajun fiddler David Greely, and much more. You can also take a workshop in fiddle, banjo, singing, and flatfoot dancing; Thursday through Sunday. // Details and streaming schedule on berkeleyoldtimemusic.org

Virtually attend Fashion Community Week. Four days of programming include a discussion with fashion-tech CEOs and a pair of fashion shows with looks created by designers around the globe; Thursday through Sunday. // fcwsf.org

Groove along with the 63rd annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Watch three days of online archival footage and new performances by artists including Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, Regina Carter, and more—plus conversations with Clint Eastwood and Angela Davis. Alternatively, attend socially distanced watch parties including a drive-in style screening at Monterey County Fairgrounds or a three-course dinner and screening at Estéban Restaurant; Friday through Sunday, 5pm to 7pm. // montereyjazzfestival.org

Eat your weight in brisket sandwiches, house-made sausages, and beef ribs at Horn Barbecue. After years of buzzy pop-ups, pitmaster Matt Horn's first permanent outpost is opening for outdoor dining and takeout in West Oakland; opening Saturday. // hornbarbecue.com

Get kinky with host Margaret Cho at Folsom Street Fair's first-ever virtual fest. Expect BDSM demos, shopping, DJ sets, and more; Sunday. // folsomstreetevents.org

Celebrate 70 years of Children's Fairyland with Blindspotting stars Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. To help Children's Fairyland ensure its reopening and creation of more inclusive tales, the duo will host Celebrity Storytime, featuring fairytales from Oakland's own; Saturday at 6:30pm. // Register (donations are suggested) on classy.org.

Learn more about classic rock band Jefferson Airplane with Haight-Ashbury tour guide Rodney Paul and watch performances from Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Altamont, and the Fillmore; Saturday at noon. // Register for free on Eventbrite.

Experience Japanese culture during the fifth annual (and temporarily virtual) Osaka Matsuri. During this online festival, watch a cooking show, dance and music performances, and a Mr. Osaka contest; Saturday at 2pm. // Details on Facebook

Stream Sound Summit 2016 performances by Wilco, Los Lobos, Bill Frisell, The Stone Foxes, and Matt Jaffe. Support local musicians impacted by COVID-19 by donating to Sweet Relief; Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. // soundsummit.net

Attend "Sensorio Gives Back Sunday." For one night only, $20 of every ticket sold to Bruce Munro's glowing outdoor exhibit Field of Light will benefit Family Cate Network and SLO Food Bank; Sunday from 7pm to 10pm. // Tickets on sensoriopaso.com

Help Bay Area band The Seshen's celebrate the release of its new album Cyan, performed live from the UC Theater; Sunday at 8pm. // Tickets on howlive.tv

Get groceries and a coffee from Black- and woman-owned MudLab. Along with nonprofit partner For Here, Please, the new zero waste cafe/store in Oakland is working to make sustainability accessible and affordable; Tuesday through Sunday. // mudlaboak.com

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