7 Fun Things This Week: See 'Jaws' at the Symphony, learn to trapeze + more cant-miss events

7 Fun Things This Week: See 'Jaws' at the Symphony, learn to trapeze + more cant-miss events


Another week, another seven days to do cool stuff around the Bay Area.

Monday, July 10: Start with a clear head @ Kadampa Meditation Center

When: 12:15-12:35pm

Where: 3324 17th St. (Mission), meditationsanfrancisco.org

Why: Because you know you need to meditate. Ease in with this 20-minute intro class at lunchtime. It's free! BYOM (bring your own mat).

Tuesday, July 11: Cackle the night away @ Brainwash Cafe

When: 6:30-8:15pm

Where: 1122 Folsom St. (SoMa), brainwash.com

Why: Because laundry night doesn't have to suck.Take a load to Brainwash and see a few Bay Area stand-up comics live. Plus, free cookies!

Wednesday, July 12: Explore Victorian Oakland @ Preservation Park

When: 10-11:30am

Where: 1233 Preservation Park Way (Oakland),oaklandnet.com

Why: Even Hump Day can feel like an adventure. Try a guided tour of more than a dozen elegantly restored 19th Century architectural landmarks and homes in the East Bay. RSVP to allen@oaklandnet.com.

Thursday, July 13: See Jaws @ Davies Symphony Hall

When: 7:30-10:30pm

Where: 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center), sfsymphony.org

Why: Jump out of your upholstered seat as a live orchestra plays the heart-thumping tracks of this iconic 1970s blockbuster movie. Just in time for summer trips to the beach. Tickets are $39 to $99 at sfsymphony.org.

Friday, July 14: Hear Alanis Morissette sing "Ironic" @ Wente Vineyards

When: 8-11pm

Where: 5565 Tesla Rd. (Livermore), wentevineyards.com

Why: The eight-time Grammy Award winner is still cool. Show her you still care with a healthy glass of wine.Tickets are $69 to $269 at Ticketmaster.

Saturday, July 15: Find your next best friend @ Jack London Square

When: 10am to 3pm

Where: Broadway at Embarcadero (Oakland), eastbayspca.org

Why: You're sure to find a new partner in crime with more than 50 adoptable animals—including dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, and even reptiles—thanks to the no-kill East Bay SPCA. Adoption fees range from $25 to $165.

Sunday, July 16: Join the Circus @ Circus Center

When: 10-11:30am

Where: 755 Frederick St. (Cole Valley), adventuresincommon.com

Why: Who hasn't imagined flying running away with the circus? Sign-up for this Sunday's flying trapeze class and learn the basics of swinging through the air from seasoned performers. Tickets are $52 at Eventbrite.

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