Digital art lovers should run-not-walk to the Asian Art Museum, where a new interactive exhibit by the famed Tokyo-based collective TeamLab is now on view. (Courtesy of Asian Art Museum)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.26.21)

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Get ready to ooh and ahh over TeamLab's immersive new art experience—featuring whimsical fish, flowers, butterflies, and graphics—in a 15,000-square-foot exhibition at the Asian Art Museum.

Plus, get inspired at the Local Love Summer Art Festival, see outdoor dance performances at Yerba Buena Gardens, grub down at a classic shellfish boil, and more ways have some fun through the end of July.


Have a good one!


Get the Bay Area feels at the Local Love Summer Art Festival. For six days this week, BLOC15 will transform into a hub for interactive art, live music, fashion, and more; Tuesday through Sunday. // BLOC15, 252 2nd St. (Oakland); tickets ($20) are available at locallove.io.


Share your thoughts on what makes San Francisco shine. Shine on SF's golden trees are popping up in neighborhoods from the Mission to Union Square and invite you to hang your own note as a way of celebrating and beautifying the city's public spaces; through August 15. // Find details on shineonsf.org.


Support Sonoma County's first responders at Wine, Bite & Bids which, frankly, is exactly what it sounds like. Purveyors include La Crema, Kendall-Jackson, Seismic Brewing Co., and Oliver's Market. The event will benefit The Six Foundation; 4 to 7pm Tuesday. // La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Rd. (Windsor); tickets ($75 per person) are available at eventbrite.com.


If Anarchy in High Heels sounds like your jam, then hear a chat with the new memoir's author, SF-based experimental theater artist Denise Larson. The book explores feminism, humor, and confidence at a local 1970s porno theater; Tuesday at 6pm. // Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Ave. (Inner Sunset), greenapplebooks.com


Pair rummy Thai teas with pineapple shrimp fried rice at Jo's Modern Thai, a new restaurant collaboration between chefs from Kin Khao and Racha Cafe; 4-9pm Wednesday through Sunday. // Jo's Modern Thai, 3725 MacArthur Blvd. (Oakland), josmodernthai.com


Get googly-eyed at TeamLab: Continuity, an interactive exhibition created by the famed Tokyo-based art collective and featuring dynamic light- and sound-filled rooms inspired by nature and East Asian art. // Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center), exhibitions.asianart.org


Eat carbs and try to bowl a strike at Mission Bowling Club's pop-up with Marinucci's Pasta Shop. Choose from four kinds of lasagna, bacon and pesto potato salad, and focaccia; 4 to 8pm Wednesday. // Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th St. (Mission), missionbowlingclub.com


Taste and learn all about absinthe with Absinthia, a maker that uses organic California grapes and Oregon herbs. You'll be educated on the myths, virtues, and history of the botanical spirit among floral installations by Saint Flora. The event is inspired by Palette Gallery's Pollan-ators exhibit; Thursday from 5pm to 6pm. // Palette Gallery, 816 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets ($25) on eventbrite.com


Explore knot artist Windy Chien's solo show, Journey of the Line: Selected Works. The opening reception 4pm to 6pm Saturday; exhibit through September 14th. // Sarah Shepard Gallery at Marin Country Mart, 2245 Larkspur Landing Circle (Larkspur), sarahshepardgallery.com


Listen to the hum of our most iconic bridge in Nate Mercereau's "Duets / Golden Gate Bridge." The artist, who also creates music for pop stars like Lizzo, has released four tracks of improvised tunes played bridge-side. // Listen on spotify.com.


Get dosed on healthy omegas at the annual Avocado Con. More than 12 vendors (and a DJ, too) will take over District Six with all sorts of avo-centric treats—think not-so-average toast, fries, and ice cream; 9am to 3pm Saturday. // District Six, 428 11th St. (SoMa); tickets ($5) are available on eventbrite.com.


Crack up at Aviator Nation's Hayes Valley shop. During Double Rainbow's live standup show, expect to see performers from Comedy Central and SF SketchFest; 7:30pm to 10pm Saturday (and August 28th). // Aviator Nation, 520 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets ($20) on eventbrite.com

Enjoy outdoor dance performances at Yerba Buena Garden's ChoreoFest, featuring pieces by RawDance, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, and Shinichi Iova-Koga; Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm. // Yerba Buena Gardens (SoMa), rawdance.org


Don your bib for The Vault Garden's Lobster & Shellfish Boil. Seatings are offered 5:30pm to 9pm Saturday. // The Vault Garden, 555 California St. (FiDi); reservations ($85/person) on exploretock.com


Escape the city for the Mountain Winery Concert Series. The outdoor amphitheater's season kicks off this week with a performance by Little Big Town (Saturday at 7:30pm). Look for Billy Idol, Roger Daltrey, Rufus Wainwright, Lord Huron, and more in the coming months. // The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga); lineup and tickets on mountainwinery.com

Do your lame 2020 birthday over at Milk Bar's sweet pop-up. Nosh on b-day cake truffles and cereal milk soft serve, or get the treats delivered via DoorDash Kitchens; noon to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. // Gott's Roadside, One Ferry Building #6 (Embarcadero), milkbarstore.com


Stop by the annual Nihonmachi Street Fair for music and performances; noon to 5pm Saturday. // Peace Plaza, 1610 Geary Blvd. (Japantown), nihonmachistreetfair.org


Catch an intimate backyard concert with guitarist/vocalist Matt the Electrician, from KC Turner Presents; Saturday at 5pm. // SF location will be disclosed upon purchase of tickets ($30), seetickets.us.


AsiaSF is back!
Make reservations for the popular trans dinner theater show of over 20 years, beginning again this Thursday. // AsiaSF, 201 9th St. (SoMa), asiasf.com

Get moving during Outdoor Yoga SF's silent disco vinyasa class with skyline views; 9am Saturday and 10am Sunday. // The Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockton St. (Nob Hill); tickets ($29) are available on outdooryogasf.com.


Attend Comedy Outburst for Durst, a benefit for San Francisco comedian Will Durst who recently suffered a stroke. Dan St. Paul, Johnny Steele, and Richard Stockton will keep you laughing; Saturday at 5pm. // El Vaquero Winery Tasting Room, 2901 Freedom Blvd. (Corralitos); tickets ($20) on eventbrite.com


Take the fam a free concert by the Golden Gate Park Band. They'll be playing in the park weekly for the next few months; Sunday through October 3. // Golden Gate Park (free); details on facebook.com


Make reservations for Tits Up Drag Brunch, a wildly fun and fantastic show with a multi-course brunch including sweets, savory, and everything in between; shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm August 7th and 8th. // The Vault Garden (FiDi); tickets ($69/person) are available at exploretock.com.

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