17 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.24.22)
'Edith Head: A Life in Clay' finally opens after delays at Oakland Museum this week. (Courtesy of OMCA)

17 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.24.22)


If you find yourself ready to socialize indoors again, you're in luck. This week holds many ways—18 in fact—to enjoy your time around the Bay.

Head to Napa for Cooking with Comedians or a vineyard hike. Get your art fix with Edith Heath: A Life in Clay at OCMA, see the murals that brightened up our 'hood during shelter-in-place under one roof, and catch Oakland-based tattoo and textile artist Chris Martin's pop-up installation at ICA.

Plus, there are plenty of in-person, virtual, and hybrid ways to celebrate Lunar New Year around SF.

See you out there.

When it opens in the fall, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) promises to become a central hub for art in San Francisco. Until then, head to the unfinished building for Meantime, a series of artful pop-ups and programs. See Oakland-based tattoo and textile artist Chris Martin's installation "Ancient as Time," which sparks dialogue about the Black experience in the American South via soft sculptures and large tapestries emblazoned with bold typography and rebranded archetypal imagery; through April 16th. // ICA San Francisco, 901 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch),icasanfrancisco.org

Bring your whole pack for Barks & Brews trivia night. Your $10 donation benefits the Family Dog Rescue, plus you'll get a beer on the house; 4pm to 6pm Thursday. // Temescal Brewing, 4115 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

Get your daily dose of shrooms at Cal Academy NightLife's Fungus Among Us. Get your hands dirty in a mushroom cultivation workshop, learn about the personal and planetary healing of fungi, and more; 6pm to 10pm Thursday. // California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org

Ain't no party like a dumpling party, especially one that includes wine. Head to Holman Ranch tasting room for a hands-on sweet and savory dumpling-making class paired with Holman Ranch wines; Thursday, 5pm to 7pm. // Holman Ranch Tasting Room, 18 W Carmel Valley Rd. (Carmel); tickets at tock.com

Chop it up with Napa Valley chefs and comic Paco Romane at Cooking with Comedians. Get your LOLs in while learning culinary tips and enjoying a four-course farm to fork dinner; Friday at 6:45pm. // Vista Collina Resort, 850 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at crushersofcomedy.com.

Rihyonce: Name a more iconic duo, we'll wait. Get down to the sounds of Queen Bey and Bad Gal RiRi all night long; Friday at 10pm. // Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Seize the day with a 1.5-mile vineyard hike followed by sun salutations, stretching exercises, breath work, and meditation. Bonus points for panoramic Wine Country views; Saturday at 9am. // The Meritage Resort & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets at cellarpass.com.

Pour one out at Luka's Farewell Weekend. Beloved Oakland institution Luka's Taproom & Lounge has been slinging comfort food for nearly two decades. Now it's time to let it go, on the dance floor with a strong drink; Friday through Saturday. // Luka’s Taproom & Lounge, 2221 Broadway (Oakland); details at facebook.com

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger.Classic events like the Chinatown night parade, the Flower Market Fair, and the 44th Lunar New Year Run make their IRL return to SF this weekend. Restaurants, too, are are serving special holiday menus for onsite dining and takeout this week through mid-February; // Details at 7x7.com

Ride your wheels of choice down to Golden Gate Park for a lighted bike parade. Prizes will be awarded for most creative light displays; Saturday, 5pm to 7pm. // Peacock Meadow, 240 John F. Kennedy Dr (Golden Gate Park); details at sanfranciscoparksalliance.org

Learn how to preserve and frame your own insects with a butterfly spreading workshop with our favorite curators of all things odd and exotic. You'll learn step-by-step how to hydrate, spread, and pin a butterfly or moth to take home; Saturday at 10am. // Paxton Gate, 766 Valencia St. (Mission), paxtongate.com

Experience some not-so-average psychedelic puppet music for yourself. Supergroup of musical magical weirdos The Fungineers are taking over The Great Northern; Saturday, 9:30pm to 2am. // The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (SoMa); tickets at eventbrite.com

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in the East Bay, at Jack London Square, where the festivities will include lion dancers, Year of the Tiger mask-making, and exciting giveaways; Saturday, 1pm to 3pm. // Broadway Plaza , 98 Broadway (Oakland, jacklondonsquare.com.

Discover the origins of Heath Ceramics' signature dishes and homewares through historic objects, photographs, documentary video, and personal memorabilia at Oakland Museum’s much anticipated exhibit, Edith Heath: A Life in Clay; Saturday through October 30th. // OMCA, 1000 Oak St. (Oakland); tickets at museumca.org

Silver lining to yet another Covid-lurking start to the year? Sundance Film Festival is going virtual. Break out the microwave popcorn, mix yourself something nice from the bar cart, and take advantage of a rare opportunity to watch film premieres, attend talks, discuss projects with fellow film fans, and more; through Sunday. // festival.sundance.org

Celebrate the mural artists who enlivened boarded-up storefronts during shelter in place. The City Canvas: A Paint the Void Retrospective features 49 murals that were painted across SF in early 2020. Enjoy the collection along with food and drinks, a playlist curated by Fault Radio, and even purchase a piece of your own; Thursday through Saturday. // Pier 70, 588 22nd St. (Dogpatch), pier70sf.com

Sundays just got a little less scary with the debut of Chef Heena Patel's supper series. Leela's Sunday Night Khichdi Supper Club is inspired by Patel's mother, Leela, and cozy family dinners from her childhood. It is the perfect way to gather with friends and family for a moment of connection before the week ahead. // Besharam Restaurant, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); reservations at tock.com

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